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Visual technique / style: Live-action cutscenes

Group Description

The technological advancements of CD-ROM media and real-time decompression allowed games in the late 1980s and early 1990s to use full motion video, primarily for cutscenes. In an attempt to make games more film-like, these cutscenes soon went beyond traditional animation or CGI rendering techniques and used traditional live-action film making, with real actors, props and sets. Widespread throughout the 1990s, this style of cinematics has now been all but abandoned, with a few notable exceptions like entries in Electronic Arts' Command & Conquer series.

This group collects games with such live-action elements. Note that the live-action footage need not always be a gameplay element, i.e. not all games in this group are necessarily "Interactive Movies".

Limitations:
  • The live-action footage must have been acquired through traditional film making techniques, using video or film cameras shooting at common frame rates like 24, 25 or 30 frames a second. The footage must also be shown within the game at similar film-like frame rates. Thus, games that feature digitized images of actors that are later animated are not to be included (example: Mortal Kombat);

  • The games must feature original footage. Sometimes, movie-based games contain scenes from the movie they are licensed from. These games are not to be included unless the footage, while shot during a motion picture shoot, was specifically intended for game usage (example: Enter the Matrix).

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Digital Strip Poker featuring Carrie Westcott2000WindowsSlickrock Software, LLC...
Digital Strip Poker featuring Neriah Davis2000WindowsSlickrock Software, LLC3.00
Ibiza Babewatch2001WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG4.00
Vet Emergency2001Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
The Fear2001PlayStation 2Enix Corporation4.67
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory2001GameCube, PlayStation 2Rockstar Games, Inc.3.88
Randevu s neznakomkoy 22001WindowsRussobit-M0.33
Majestic2001WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.77
Myst III: Exile2001Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.92
Ibiza Babewatch: Special-Hardcore-Edition2001WindowsRedfire Software5.00
Schizm: Mysterious Journey2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.37
Emperor: Battle for Dune2001WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.77
Point of View2001WindowsAftermath Media LLC3.95
Myst III: Exile (Collector's Edition)2001Macintosh, WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.47
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge2001WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
MegaRace: MR32001PlayStation 2, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.52
Emergency Room: Code Red2001Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc.2.89
Pursuit of Justice2001WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc.2.90
Erevos2001WindowsGrenadios2.29
MechCommander 22001WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.78
Combat Queen2002PlayStation 2Taito Corporation4.00
Video Strip Poker2002Windowse-vision.pl3.62
Myst Trilogy2002Macintosh, WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.55
Zelenhgorm: Episode I: Land of the Blue Moon2002WindowsFederation X Media Group AB3.23
911 Paramedic2002Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc.1.00
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Selected Covers

Combat Queen PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Combat Queen
Emperor: Battle for Dune Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Emperor: Battle for Dune
Ibiza Babewatch Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Ibiza Babewatch

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu.
Screenshot from Video Strip Poker
Main Title/Main Menu
Screenshot from Emperor: Battle for Dune
Information Chart
Screenshot from Erevos