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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
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee1997Android, DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.18
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.24
Resident Evil: Director's Cut1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.81
Resident Evil 21998PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.06
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.58
Resident Evil1996PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.93
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica2000DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.94
Resident Evil 21998Dreamcast, GameCube, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.97
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Resident Evil Zero2002GameCube, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.93
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.86
Resident Evil2002GameCube, WiiCapcom Co., Ltd.4.18
1916: Der unbekannte Krieg2011Browser, Macintosh, WindowsDet Danske Akademi for Digital, Interaktiv Underholdning Filmskolen2.92
Mirror's Edge2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.98
Black & White 22005Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.82
Trespasser: Jurassic Park1998WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.28
Dead Space2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.02
Black & White2001Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.73
Over Horizon1991NESHot-B Co., Ltd.4.08
Des Blood 4: Lost Alone2002WindowsIllusion3.97
Des Blood 32000WindowsIllusion3.43
Des Blood 21998WindowsIllusion2.07
Silent Hill 4: The Room2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.65
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories2009PlayStation 2, PSP, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.09
Silent Hill1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaKonami (America), Inc.4.11
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Selected Covers

Resident Evil 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil GameCube Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil
Silent Hill PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Hill
Mirror's Edge PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Mirror's Edge

Selected Screenshots

Game disclaimer.
Screenshot from Resident Evil 2
Warning
Screenshot from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Main Title/Main Menu
Screenshot from Resident Evil
Main menu and main title.
Screenshot from Silent Hill
Title screen
Screenshot from Mirror's Edge