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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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection2020WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc....
Journey to the Savage Planet2020Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox One505 Games (U.S.), Inc....
At Dead of Night2020WindowsBaggy Cat Ltd....
Spark and the Digital Daydream2019Macintosh, WindowsLuminescence Interactive...
The Grand Tour Game2019PlayStation 4, Xbox OneAmazon Corporate LLC...
Telling L!es2019iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneAnnapurna Interactive...
The Quiet Man2018PlayStation 4, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Starship Commander: Arcade2018WindowsHuman Interact...
#WarGames2018Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneEko...
The Quiet Man (Limited Edition)2018PlayStation 4, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
How to Shoot a Criminal2017Macintosh, WindowsPandorica...
Raid: World War II2017PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneStarbreeze Publishing AB...
Quantum Break2016Windows, Windows AppsMicrosoft Studios3.53
Rhem IV: The Golden Fragments - SE2016Macintosh, WindowsRunesoft GmbH...
The Bunker2016iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWales Interactive Ltd.3.17
Casualty: First Day2015BrowserBBC...
Guitar Hero Live2015iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, tvOS, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox OneActivision Publishing, Inc....
Cibele2015Macintosh, WindowsStar Maid Games...
Need for Speed2015PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneElectronic Arts, Inc....
Contradiction2015iPad, Macintosh, WindowsBaggy Cat Ltd....
Damn Virgins2015Windows...
Her Story2015Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows4.12
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure2014Macintosh, WindowsAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.71
ALFA-ARKIV2014iPadThird Roman Intelligence Directorate...
Roundabout2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox OneNo Goblin LLC...
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Selected Covers

How to Shoot a Criminal Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for How to Shoot a Criminal
Her Story Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Her Story
The Grand Tour Game PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for The Grand Tour Game

Selected Screenshots

Main title
Screenshot from Her Story
Main menu
Screenshot from Quantum Break
Main menu
Screenshot from Telling L!es
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