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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter2014WindowsAstronauts, The4.12
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.24
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee1997Android, DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.17
Resident Evil 21998PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.06
Resident Evil: Director's Cut1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.88
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.58
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica2000DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.99
Resident Evil 21998Dreamcast, GameCube, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Resident Evil2002GameCube, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.21
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.88
Resident Evil Zero2002GameCube, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.96
1916: Der unbekannte Krieg2011Browser, Macintosh, WindowsDet Danske Akademi for Digital, Interaktiv Underholdning Filmskolen2.92
Black & White2001Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.73
Mirror's Edge2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.95
Dead Space2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.01
Black & White 22005Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.82
Trespasser: The Lost World - Jurassic Park1998WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.26
Over Horizon1991NESHot-B Co., Ltd.3.69
Element4l2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsI-Illusions...
Des Blood 21998WindowsIllusion2.07
Des Blood 32000WindowsIllusion3.43
Des Blood 4: Lost Alone2002WindowsIllusion3.97
Silent Hill 4: The Room2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.74
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories2009PlayStation 2, PSP, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.18
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Selected Covers

Resident Evil Zero GameCube Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil Zero
The Getaway PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for The Getaway
Des Blood 4: Lost Alone Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Des Blood 4: Lost Alone
Black & White 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Black & White 2
Resident Evil 2 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 2

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Resident Evil Zero
Beginning credits and intro.
Screenshot from The Getaway
Title screen
Screenshot from Des Blood 4: Lost Alone
The beginning.
Screenshot from Black & White 2
Game disclaimer.
Screenshot from Resident Evil 2