­čÉ│ New! Moby v2023.05.26 update

Game Groups > Genre: Cinematic Platformer

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.

Related Groups

58 Games

[ view in game browser ] [ add game ]
Title Platforms Released
box cover thumbnail Another World Commodore 64 1991
box cover thumbnail Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition Windows 2007
box cover thumbnail Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Windows, PlayStation 3, iPhone, Android, iPad, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Ouya, Nintendo Switch, Macintosh, Dreamcast, Linux, Blacknut 2011
box cover thumbnail B.I.G. DOS 1997
box cover thumbnail Bermuda Syndrome Windows, Windows 3.x 1996
box cover thumbnail Between Heaven and Hell Windows 2006
box cover thumbnail Black: The Fall Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch 2017
box cover thumbnail Blackthorne DOS, Windows, Game Boy Advance, SNES, SEGA 32X, Macintosh, PC-98 1994
box cover thumbnail Cruel World DOS 1993
box cover thumbnail Cyberpunk: The Arasaka's Plot J2ME 2007
box cover thumbnail Deadlight Windows, Xbox 360 2012
box cover thumbnail Deadlight: Director's Cut Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Gloud 2016
box cover thumbnail Death by Dark Shadows DOS 1994
box cover thumbnail Feist Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Macintosh, Linux, iPhone, Android, Tomahawk F1, iPad 2015
box cover thumbnail Fiend Hunter TurboGrafx CD 1993
box cover thumbnail Flashback Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One 2013
box cover thumbnail Flashback: The Quest for Identity DOS, Dreamcast, SNES, Genesis, Jaguar, Amiga, SEGA CD, 3DO, CD-i, Macintosh, iPhone, PC-98, FM Towns, Acorn 32-bit 1992
box cover thumbnail Heart of Darkness Windows, PlayStation 1998
box cover thumbnail Heart of Darkness (├ędition sp├ęciale Coca-Cola) Windows 1999
box cover thumbnail Heart of the Alien: Out of this World... SEGA CD 1994
box cover thumbnail Inside Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh 2016
box cover thumbnail Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Curse of the Sword Game Boy Color 2001
box cover thumbnail Limbo Linux, Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, iPhone, Android, iPad, PS Vita, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Cloud Gaming 2010
box cover thumbnail Little Nightmares Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia 2017
box cover thumbnail Little Nightmares II Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia 2021
box cover thumbnail Little Orpheus Windows, Nintendo Switch, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, tvOS 2020
box cover thumbnail Lunark Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Windows 2023
box cover thumbnail Ministry of Broadcast Windows, Nintendo Switch, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh 2020
box cover thumbnail Monochroma Linux, Windows, Macintosh, Xbox One, Tomahawk F1 2014
box cover thumbnail Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) Linux, Windows, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, iPhone, Android, iPad, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2014
box cover thumbnail Nosferatu SNES 1994
box cover thumbnail Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus Windows, PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3, PS Vita 1998
box cover thumbnail Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS, Windows, PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3, Android, PS Vita, PlayStation 4, OnLive, PlayStation 5 1997
box cover thumbnail Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty! Windows, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iPad, Android, PS Vita, Linux, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 3 2014
box cover thumbnail Oddworld: Soulstorm Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series 2021
box cover thumbnail onEscapee Windows, Amiga, Android, Dreamcast, iPhone 1997
box cover thumbnail Out of This World DOS, Windows, Windows 3.x, SNES, Genesis, Jaguar, Amiga, Atari ST, 3DO, Apple IIgs, Symbian, Zodiac, Macintosh 1991
box cover thumbnail Planet of Lana Windows, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Windows Apps 2023
box cover thumbnail Planet of the Apes Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance 2001
box cover thumbnail Prince of Persia DOS, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, SNES, Genesis, Amiga, SEGA CD, NES, Atari ST, Game Gear, SEGA Master System, Apple II, TurboGrafx CD, Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, Wii, iPhone, PC-98, iPad, Nintendo 3DS, FM Towns, Sharp X68000, SAM Coup├ę 1989
box cover thumbnail Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS, SNES, Macintosh, PC-98, FM Towns 1993
box cover thumbnail Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iPhone, Android, iPad, Xbox One 2007
box cover thumbnail Prince of Persia: Harem Adventures J2ME, DoJa, BREW 2002
box cover thumbnail Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Game Boy Advance 2003
box cover thumbnail SOS SNES 1993
box cover thumbnail Stela Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, tvOS 2019
box cover thumbnail The Eternal Castle PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Macintosh, Windows, Linux 2019
box cover thumbnail The Lost World: Jurassic Park Game Boy 1997
box cover thumbnail The War of the Worlds Xbox 360 2011
box cover thumbnail The Way Windows, Xbox One, Macintosh, Linux 2016

[ Page 1 of 2 ] [ Next ]