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 orderPublisherUser Score
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter2014PlayStation 4, WindowsAstronauts, The4.24
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: Director's Cut1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.90
Resident Evil 21998PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.06
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC3.57
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica2000DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Resident Evil2002GameCube, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.30
Resident Evil 02002GameCube, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.04
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.89
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.93
Resident Evil 21998Dreamcast, GameCube, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.02
1916: Der unbekannte Krieg2011Browser, Macintosh, WindowsDet Danske Akademi for Digital, Interaktiv Underholdning Filmskolen...
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....
Element4l2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsI-Illusions...
Des Blood 21998WindowsIllusion...
Des Blood 32000WindowsIllusion...
Des Blood 4: Lost Alone2002WindowsIllusion3.97
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories2009PlayStation 2, PSP, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.14
Silent Hill 4: The Room2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.72
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Selected Covers

Resident Evil 2 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 2
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Resident Evil 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
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