HUDless games

Group Description

Most games have sections of the screen reserved for numbers, graphs, or other visual abstractions of important game data such as score, health, and ammo. The total screen area used by these sections is called the Heads-Up Display, or HUD. A lot of games try to minimize the intrusiveness of the HUD by using a minimalist or transparent style, or by automatically hiding elements of the HUD when they aren't immediately needed. Games in this group have no HUD at all during proper gameplay. Every piece of game data is either tucked away in a sub-menu that must be manually opened, or is concretely represented within the physical game world. Low health might be indicated by the protagonist limping or bleeding, ammo might be indicated by an LED readout on the weapon, and so on.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Inside2016Windows, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS...
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter2014PlayStation 4, WindowsAstronauts, The4.23
The Old City: Leviathan2014WindowsPostMod Softworks, LLC...
Mountain2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.74
Element4l2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsI-Illusions...
Journey2012PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.27
Kairo2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLupus Studios Limited3.40
1916: Der unbekannte Krieg2011Browser, Macintosh, WindowsDet Danske Akademi for Digital, Interaktiv Underholdning Filmskolen...
Q.U.B.E.2011Macintosh, WindowsToxic Games...
Limbo2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS4.02
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories2009PlayStation 2, PSP, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.14
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.70
Dead Space2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.01
Mirror's Edge2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.95
Silent Hill: 0rigins2007PlayStation 2, PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.98
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth2005Windows, Xbox2K Games, Inc.3.85
Black & White 22005Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.82
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.61
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie2005Nintendo DSUbisoft, Inc....
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Signature Edition)2005PlayStation 2, WindowsUbisoft, Inc....
Silent Hill 4: The Room2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.72
Silent Hill 32003PlayStation 2, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.4.10
Resident Evil 02002GameCube, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.04
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC3.57
Resident Evil2002GameCube, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.30
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Selected Covers

Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Afro Samurai
Silent Hill: 0rigins PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Hill: 0rigins
Inside Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Inside
Mirror's Edge Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mirror's Edge
Dead Space Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Space

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Afro Samurai
Title screen (US)
Screenshot from Silent Hill: 0rigins
Title screen
Screenshot from Inside
Title screen
Screenshot from Mirror's Edge
Main menu
Screenshot from Dead Space
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