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Genre: Cinematic Platformer

Group Description

Cinematic platformers are a sub-genre of platform games that attempt to combine traditional challenges of the genre with realistic structure and presentation. These games often feature puzzle-solving elements and setpieces, and play considerably slower than more "jump and run"-oriented titles. They avoid the abundance of power-ups and score-increasing items and instead emphasize the vulnerability of the protagonist, forcing the player to carefully plot every move (sometimes in a trial-and-error pattern) to overcome obstacles and avoid falling damage. Protagonists in cinematic platformers are normally realistically proportioned, with special attention paid to animation and precise acrobatic moves (climbing, hanging on ledges, rolling, etc.).

The genre was defined and popularized by Prince of Persia (1989). Other notable examples include French-developed platformers such as Another World (1991). Many of the genre's gameplay elements were carried over as it shifted to 3D. This group, however, only includes two-dimensional cinematic platformers, particularly because the line between various platform genres tended to blur with the advent of 3D.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Ministry of Broadcast2020Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsHitcents.com, Inc....
Stela2019iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, tvOS, Windows, Xbox OneSkyBox Labs Inc...
The Eternal Castle2019Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsTFL Studios, LLC...
The Way: Remastered2018Nintendo SwitchSONKA S.A....
Little Nightmares2017PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.4.20
Black: The Fall2017Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneSand Sailor Studio...
The Way2016Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneCode Horizon...
Deadlight: Director's Cut2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver3.46
Inside2016iPad, iPhone, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS3.51
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA...
Feist2015Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Tomahawk F1, Windows, Xbox OneFinji...
Monochroma2014Linux, Macintosh, Tomahawk F1, Windows, Xbox OneNowhere Studios...
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty!2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneOddworld Inhabitants Inc....
Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna)2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneE-Line Media3.39
Flashback2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.83
Deadlight2012Windows, Xbox 360Microsoft Studios3.62
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition2011Android, Dreamcast, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Ouya, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Lounge, The3.82
The War of the Worlds2011Xbox 360Paramount Digital Entertainment...
Limbo2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS3.69
Cyberpunk: The Arasaka's Plot2007J2MEMayhem Studio...
Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition2007WindowsElektrogames Limited Company3.85
Between Heaven and Hell2006WindowsMadGames...
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2003Game Boy AdvanceUbisoft Entertainment SA3.75
Prince of Persia: Harem Adventures2002BREW, DoJa, J2MEGameloft S.A....
Planet of the Apes2001Game Boy Advance, Game Boy ColorUbi Soft Entertainment Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Feist Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Feist
Ministry of Broadcast Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Ministry of Broadcast
Inside Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Inside

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Feist
The start of your adventure.
Screenshot from Between Heaven and Hell
Title screen
Screenshot from Inside
Title Screen
Screenshot from Planet of the Apes
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