Voyeur

aka: Voyeur: ... laß Dich nicht erwischen!, Voyeur: ...Don't get caught.
Moby ID: 1661
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Reed Hawke is the CEO of a powerful corporation known as Hawke Industries. He has gathered his extended family together for a weekend, preparing for an official announcement that he will be competing in the election for the President of the United States. It seems that his family supports him, but it is not so. At least one of the Hawke family members assumes that Reed Hawke is corrupt. This person hires a private investigator, who will have to discover the secrets of the family in order to obtain a definite proof of Reed Hawke's crimes.

Voyeur is an interactive movie with live action cutscenes, somewhat similar in format to the full-motion video game Night Trap. The gameplay consists of controlling various cameras located in the Hawke family estate, spying on its inhabitants and hence triggering the next movie and advancing the storyline. A unique feature of the game is the random nature of the informant within the Hawke family; his/her identity changes with every new game, which influences the subsequent narrative.

The game is notable for being the first interactive movie that featured explicit nudity and sexual situations.

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Reed Hawke
Margaret Hawke
Zachary Hawke
Jessica Hawke
Chloe Hawke
Lara Hawke
Masa Endo
Chantal
Frank
Jay Jacobson
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Tish Van Alden
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Average score: 61% (based on 25 ratings)

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Average score: 2.4 out of 5 (based on 21 ratings with 1 reviews)

Sex, Lies and FMV

The Good
In 1993, Voyeur was probably one of the most ambitious full motion video (FMV) game on the market. The B-minus acting is a cut above other "interactive movies", the storyline is engaging, with a slightly different plot twist each time you play and yes, the game featured some mature sexual themes.

The Bad
As a first generation full motion video (FMV) title, some of the engaging storyline is lost due to the fact that the actors were filmed on a blue screen and then superimposed them over computer-generated locations. It is not horrible and could not be helped at the time, but it does distract from what is otherwise an engaging murder mystery.

The Bottom Line
Voyeur is a full motion video game for adults. The murder mystery storyline, set against the backdrop of an upcoming presidential election, is engaging but the early technical limitations of full motion video may distract you from truely becoming a part of the story.

DOS · by ETJB (428) · 2010

Trivia

I believe this game was originally a CD-I game, for two reasons: 1. The back side of the jewelcase booklet mentiones "DOS Conversion by Entertainment Software Partners", implying that the game is not originally a PC game, and 2. on the back of the box it says "Based on original version (c) 1994 Philips Interactive Media, Inc." (Editor's Note: Tomer is right; Voyeur was CD-I's "flagship" product, meant to be the system's "killer app". It wasn't enough to save the doomed system.)

While ESRB ratings for computer games didn't exist in 1994, the game still has a "Warning: Contains Mature Subject Matter" label on its box.

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Game added by Tomer Gabel.

Windows added by Rik Hideto. Macintosh added by Joakim Kihlman. CD-i added by Timo W..

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Game added June 21, 2000. Last modified September 19, 2023.