Live action cut-scenes

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 for the static cut-scenes only. Games that use live action for the interactive gameplay use the game genre Art Style: Live action instead.

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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The Grand Tour Game2019PlayStation 4, Xbox OneAmazon Corporate LLC...
How to Shoot a Criminal2017Macintosh, WindowsPandorica...
Raid: World War II2017PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneStarbreeze Publishing AB...
Rhem IV: The Golden Fragments - SE2016Macintosh, WindowsRunesoft GmbH...
The Bunker2016Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWales Interactive Ltd....
Quantum Break2016Windows, Windows AppsMicrosoft Studios...
Casualty: First Day2015BrowserBBC...
Contradiction: Spot the Liar!2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsBaggy Cat Ltd....
Her Story2015Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows4.14
Guitar Hero Live2015iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, tvOS, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox OneActivision Publishing, Inc....
Need for Speed2015PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneElectronic Arts, Inc....
Damn Virgins2015Windows...
Cibele2015Macintosh, WindowsStar Maid Games...
ALFA-ARKIV2014iPadHexagram Systems...
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure2014Macintosh, WindowsAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.71
Roundabout2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox OneNo Goblin LLC...
Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Episode 12014Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsZandel Media, Inc....
Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix2013Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver3.98
LocoCycle2013Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Who's the Daddy? 22012Xbox 360Silver Dollar Games Inc....
Dark Heritage: Guardians of Hope (Collector's Edition)2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsArtifex Mundi sp. z o.o....
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3 - The Case of the Mystified Murderess2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
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Dark Heritage: Guardians of Hope2012Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1 - The Case of the Mummy's Curse2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
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Selected Covers

How to Shoot a Criminal Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for How to Shoot a Criminal
Raid: World War II Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Raid: World War II
Quantum Break Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Quantum Break
Casualty: First Day Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Casualty: First Day
Cibele Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Cibele

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Quantum Break
Title screen
Screenshot from Casualty: First Day
Main menu (Trial version)
Screenshot from Who's the Daddy? 2
Microsoft's <moby developer="Eric Neustadter">Eric Neustadter</moby> appears as Mickey the Mechanic in the title screen.
Screenshot from Roundabout
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