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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Pursuit of Justice2001WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
The Fear2001PlayStation 2Enix Corporation...
Vet Emergency2001Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
Erevos2001WindowsGrenadios...
Point of View2001DVD Player, WindowsDigital Circus Entertainment, Inc....
Ibiza Babewatch2001WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG...
Ibiza Babewatch: Special-Hardcore-Edition2001WindowsRedfire Software...
Randevu s neznakomkoy 22001WindowsRussobit-M...
911 Paramedic2002Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
Myst Trilogy2002Macintosh, WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.98
Zelenhgorm: Episode I: Land of the Blue Moon2002WindowsFederation X Media Group AB3.23
Video Strip Poker2002Windowse-vision.pl3.62
Combat Queen2002PlayStation 2Taito Corporation...
Citizen X2002SEGA CDOlderGames...
Missing2003Macintosh, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.94
Vet Emergency 22003Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
Myst: 10th Anniversary DVD Edition2003Macintosh, WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA4.32
Conspiracies2003WindowsGot Game Entertainment, LLC2.78
Enter the Matrix2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.73
Myst IV: Revelation (Limited Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA...
Myst IV: Revelation (Collector's Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA...
Myst IV: Revelation2004Macintosh, Windows, XboxUbisoft, Inc.4.11
The Guy Game2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering2.71
Act of War: Direct Action (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U....
Carol Vorderman's Sudoku2005PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsEidos, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Point of View DVD Player Front Cover
Front cover for Point of View
Combat Queen PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Combat Queen

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Point of View
Information Chart
Screenshot from Erevos
Main menu
Screenshot from Vet Emergency 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Randevu s neznakomkoy 2
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