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
Jimmy White's Cueball World2001WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd....
Ibiza Babewatch2001WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG...
Ibiza Babewatch: Special-Hardcore-Edition2001WindowsRedfire Software...
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory2001GameCube, PlayStation 2Rockstar Games, Inc.3.88
Emergency Room: Code Red2001Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
MegaRace: MR32001PlayStation 2, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.52
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge2001WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.83
Myst III: Exile2001Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.94
Erevos2001WindowsGrenadios...
Schizm: Mysterious Journey2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.34
Majestic2001WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.77
Citizen X2002SEGA CDOlderGames...
Zelenhgorm: Episode I: Land of the Blue Moon2002WindowsFederation X Media Group AB3.23
Combat Queen2002PlayStation 2Taito Corporation...
Video Strip Poker2002Windowse-vision.pl3.62
Myst Trilogy2002Macintosh, WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.98
911 Paramedic2002Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
Enter the Matrix2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.73
Missing2003Macintosh, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.94
Conspiracies2003WindowsGot Game Entertainment, LLC2.78
Vet Emergency 22003Macintosh, WindowsLegacy Interactive Inc....
Myst: 10th Anniversary DVD Edition2003Macintosh, WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA4.32
Myst IV: Revelation2004Macintosh, Windows, XboxUbisoft, Inc.4.11
Myst IV: Revelation (Collector's Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA...
The Guy Game2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering2.71
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Selected Covers

Conspiracies Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Conspiracies
Enter the Matrix Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Enter the Matrix
Myst IV: Revelation Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Myst IV: Revelation
Ibiza Babewatch Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Ibiza Babewatch

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu.
Screenshot from Video Strip Poker
The future of Greece as seen on the title page.
Screenshot from Conspiracies
Hack the matrix to get bonuses....
Screenshot from Enter the Matrix
Title Screen
Screenshot from Myst IV: Revelation
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