8 Weirdest FMV Games That Have Only Gotten Weirder With Time

Published A year ago by Andy Farrant


Full motion video or "FMV" games were interactive movies in which the action took place in grainy video clips, the gameplay was minimal, and the story was nonsense. Join us for our eight favourite, unforgettable slices of FMV weirdness.

Night Trap, for example, is possibly the most famous FMV game of all time. This is impressive, on account of how it's a barely interactive B-movie about trash bag-wearing vampires menacing people in a winery.

That's still less odd than Wirehead, an interactive movie that told the story of Ned Hubbard: a man who, for reasons never adequately explained, has a implant in his brain that means he can be controlled remotely by whoever has his controller.

In the game, that's you - meaning you have to make quick decisions to help Ned escape evil pursuers. When we played, that meant he ended up being mauled by a bear but that's ok, we think that was supposed to happen. We told you these games were weird.

Previously on Outside Xbox: 6 Hollywood Stars Who Thought Live-Action Games Were a Good Idea

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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