Total Nerd The Best FMV Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best interactive movie games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated interactive movie games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest interactive movie games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these interactive movie games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging interactive movie games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new interactive movie games.

List games include Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Heavy Rain and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best interactive movie games?" and "What is the greatest interactive movie game of all time?"
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The Beast Within: A Gabriel Kn... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game released by Sierra On-Line in 1995. Unlike the first Gabriel Knight game, released in 1993, The ...more

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Phantasmagoria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1996 Phantasmagoria is an interactive movie survival horror point-and-click adventure game released by Sierra On-Line and designed by Roberta Williams for Windows, MS-DOS and Macintosh. Made at the ...more

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Dragon's Lair is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1983 Dragon's Lair is a laserdisc video game published by Cinematronics in 1983 as the first game in the Dragon's Lair series. In the game, the protagonist Dirk the Daring is a knight attempting to ...more

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Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
2010 Heavy Rain is an interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in February 2010. The ...more

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The X-Files Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
The X-Files Game 1998 The X-Files Game is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game for the PC and PlayStation and is based on the television series The X-Files. The series inspired a second game, The ...more

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Time Gal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Time Gal is an interactive movie arcade video game developed and published by Taito, and was released in Japan in 1985. It is an action game which uses full motion video to display the on-screen ...more

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Policenauts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1994 Policenauts is an interactive movie/visual novel/adventure game with a hard science fiction storyline, written and directed by Hideo Kojima, and published by Konami. It was initially released ...more

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Time Traveler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1991 Time Traveler or Hologram Time Traveler is a stereographic laserdisc FMV arcade game released in 1991 by Sega and designed by Dragon's Lair creator Rick Dyer. It is called the "World's ...more

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Ripper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1996 Ripper is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Take-Two Interactive for Microsoft Windows. The game has a cast that includes celebrities such as ...more

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Road Blaster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1992 Road Blaster is a 1985 interactive movie arcade game developed and published by Data East, with the help from Toei Animation in illustrating the animation. After Data East became defunct due to ...more

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The Daedalus Encounter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 The Daedalus Encounter is a 1995 interactive movie puzzle adventure game published by Virgin Interactive for the PC, Macintosh and 3DO. The premise of the game is that there are three space ...more

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Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
2005 Fahrenheit is a cinematic interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Atari for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The director's cut and uncut versions ...more

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The 11th Hour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 The 11th Hour is a 1995 interactive movie puzzle adventure game with a horror setting. It is the sequel to the 1993 game The 7th Guest. It was developed by Trilobyte and used a later version of ...more

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BioForge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 BioForge is an adventure game developed by Origin Systems and published by Electronic Arts for DOS and Windows. The game was marketed as a movie-like production, because of its in-depth plot and ...more

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Heart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1998 Heart of Darkness is a cinematic platform video game developed by Amazing Studios and published by Ocean Software in Europe and Interplay Entertainment in North America for the PlayStation and ...more

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Night Trap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1992 Night Trap is a survival horror interactive movie video game that was released in North America on October 15, 1992 for the Sega CD. It was filmed in Culver City, CA over a three-week period in ...more

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Solar Crusade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1996 Solar Crusade is an on-rails FMV shoot 'em up designed and published by Infogrames Multimedia, created using Softimage 3D, and modeled on Silicon Graphics workstations hardware for the Windows ...more

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Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Fl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1996 Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh is also known as Phantasmagoria 2 and released as Phantasmagoria II: Fatal Obsessions in European countries. It is an interactive movie survival horror ...more

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Cliff Hanger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1983 Cliff Hanger is a laserdisc video game that was released by Stern Electronics in 1983. It used animation from Lupin III films, mostly from The Castle of Cagliostro and a couple of scenes from ...more

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Black Dahlia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1998 Black Dahlia is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game that was released on February 28, 1998 by Take-Two Interactive. The story, while fictional, is inspired by the real life ...more

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Astron Belt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1983 Astron Belt is an early laserdisc video game and third-person space combat rail shooter, released in 1983 by Sega in Japan and licensed to Bally Midway for release in the United States. ...more

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Double Switch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1993 Double Switch is an adventure interactive movie video game released for Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn and PC. The game is produced by Digital Pictures and has a similar "trap-em-up" format ...more

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Psychic Detective is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 Psychic Detective is a 1995 interactive movie video game that uses extensive amounts of live-action footage and features dozens of professional character actors. It was written by Michael Kaplan ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting De... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1992 Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II is the title of a full motion video computer game released for the Mega-CD, TurboGrafx-CD, and DOS. The game is a sequel to Sherlock Holmes: ...more

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Brain Dead 13 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Brain Dead 13 is an Interactive movie game produced by ReadySoft that was released for MS-DOS in 1995 and later ported to consoles in 1996. Unlike Dragon's Lair and Space Ace, which began as ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting De... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1991 Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is a full motion video based video game predicated on a book-based game of the same name. It was first developed by ICOM Simulations for the FM Towns ...more

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Urban Runner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Urban Runner 1996 Urban Runner is a French produced computer game developed by Coktel Vision and published by Sierra On-line. The game is an interactive movie spanning four CD-ROMs. The plot follows an American ...more

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Ninja Hayate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Ninja Hayate is a 1984 laserdisc video game first developed and released by Taito for arcades in Japan and the United States. The game was later ported to the Sega CD video game console as ...more

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Surgical Strike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1994 Surgical Strike is a full motion video based game developed by The Code Monkeys and published by Sega of America. It was released on November 16, 1993. An enhanced 32X CD version of the game was ...more

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Daryl F. Gates' Police Quest: ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 Police Quest: SWAT is the fifth game in the Police Quest and SWAT series. It is an interactive movie strategy video game released in 1995 that suffered the same fate as most titles of similar ...more

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Sewer Shark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1992 Sewer Shark is a first-person rail shooter video game, and is the first on a home console to use full-motion video for its primary gameplay. It was originally slated to be the flagship product ...more

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Harvey Birdman: Attorney at La... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
2008 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a video game developed for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable by High Voltage Software released on January 8, 2008. It was published by Capcom and ...more

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Super Adventure Rockman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1998 Super Adventure Rockman is an interactive-movie video game for the Sega Saturn and PlayStation in the original Mega Man series from Capcom. It was only released in Japan.

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Space Ace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1984 Space Ace is a laserdisc video game produced by Don Bluth Studios, Cinematronics and Advanced Microcomputer Systems. It was unveiled in October 1983, just four months after the Dragon's Lair ...more

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Quantum Gate is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1993 Quantum Gate is an interactive movie created by Hyperbole Studios in 1993 and published by the now defunct Media Vision Technology.. Quantum Gate sold over 100,000 units and was regarded as a ...more

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Star Wars: Rebel Assault is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1993 Star Wars: Rebel Assault is a rail shooter video game developed and published by LucasArts for DOS, Apple Macintosh, Sega CD and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer systems, set in the Star Wars ...more

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Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: T... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire is a 1995 video game developed by LucasArts. It is the sequel of the LucasArts action game Star Wars: Rebel Assault, set in the Star Wars Expanded ...more

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Strahl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1993 Strahl is an interactive movie, in the style of Dragon's Lair but with anime-style graphics. It was originally released as Triad Stone on Sega's Mega-LD Module for the Pioneer LaserActive.

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Slam City with Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1995 Slam City with Scottie Pippen is a FMV basketball video game developed by Digital Pictures for the PC and CD-ROM-based video game consoles such as the Sega CD. Scottie Pippen stars in the game, ...more

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Badlands is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1984 Badlands is a 1984 laserdisc video game developed and published for the arcades by Konami. In the vein of interactive movie games like Wild Gunman, Dragon's Lair, and Cliff Hanger, Badlands lets ...more

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Star Trek: Borg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Star Trek: Borg 1996 Star Trek: Borg is an interactive movie/computer game and audiobook set in the Star Trek universe. It was written by Hilary Bader, directed by James L. Conway, and featured an original score by ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting De... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1993 Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. III is the title of a full motion video computer game released for the DOS. The game is a sequel to Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II and ...more

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Torico is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1997 Gekka Mugentan Torico, also known simply as Torico is an adventure game developed by System Sacom and originally published by Sega for the Sega Saturn in 1996. The title was released under the ...more

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Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1994 Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is an adult-oriented powerpoint developed and published by Kirin Entertainment for the 3DO. The game tells the story of John and Jane, who are being pressured by their ...more

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Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
2003 Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, known in Japan as Rockman EXE Battle Chip GP, is a video game developed by Inti Creates and published by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It ...more

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The 7th Guest is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1993 The 7th Guest, produced by Trilobyte and originally released by Virgin Games in 1993, is an interactive movie puzzle adventure game. It was one of the first computer video games to be released ...more

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Conspiracies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Conspiracies 2003 Conspiracies is the first installment in the Conspiracies series of video games. Conspiracies was developed by Anima Interactive.

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Tomcat Alley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
1994 Tomcat Alley is an interactive movie FMV video game developed by The Code Monkeys for Sega CD. It was the first, and only, Sega CD game to feature extensive full screen, full motion video. It ...more

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Darkstar: The Interactive Movi... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Darkstar: The Interactive Movie 2010 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie is an interactive movie video game written, produced, edited, animated, and directed by J. Allen Williams, owner of the American animation studio Parallax Studio. ...more

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Thayer's Quest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best FMV Games of All Time
Thayer's Quest 1984 Thayer's Quest is a laserdisc adventure game released by RDI Video Systems in 1984 as a game for their Halcyon console, computer and laserdisc player.