Electronic Gaming Monthly vs. Full Motion Video (Digital Pictures)

This is Night Trap. It’s a cheesy full-motion video game released all the way back in 1992 that stars Dano Plato as an undercover agent trying to take down a family of vampires. Despite the terrible acting and silly production values, this game managed to cause quite a stir with parent groups and eventually led to the ESRB ratings we see today. The reason I bring this up is because a 25th anniversary version has recently been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. No, really; there’s even going to be a limited edition physical version.

To help celebrate this upcoming release, I wanted to take a look back at what critics said about not just Night Trap, but every game Digital Pictures released in the 1990s. To do this, I’ve been pouring through old issues of Electronic Gaming Monthly to come up with the definitive ranking of the best and worst full-motion video games released by Digital Pictures. Join me as we count down EGM’s top ten FMV games of the 1990s.

Featuring: Power Factory Featuring C+C Music Factory, Ground Zero Texas, Sewer Shark, Corpse Killer, Supreme Warrior, Double Switch, Night Trap, Quarterback Attack with Mike Ditka, Prize Fighter and Slam City with Scottie Pippen.



  1. Cyberpunknut on December 7, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    It was an interesting time.

  2. Maniaxe613 on December 7, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Where did you get the instrumental version of Still the D-R-E? And how do the drum beats sound retro?

  3. john bryant on December 7, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    mad dog is the best fmv game on the sega cd

  4. tolust on December 7, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    This…is…the..BEST DAM EPISODE YOU EVER DID ! love love love everything you put into making this. how do you not have more subscribers is beyond me. I love when you do episodes with old video game magazines !

  5. Cheeseburgers _ on December 7, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Ultra VortEK

  6. SegaCDUniverse on December 7, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I love me some FMV, thank you.

  7. Steven OConnor on December 7, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I got a kick out of Night trap

  8. K. Huntington on December 7, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    i def put ground zero as my all time fave FMV game. i can literally play it for hours. its just so good. i picked it up in 96 i want to say, and its still never gotten old to me.

  9. Retro Oasis on December 7, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    1:41 Phil LaMarr?

  10. Steven OConnor on December 7, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Ironically corpse killer would give way to games like time crisis in the future.

  11. Wil Rivera on December 7, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    .. i sooo miss fmv cut scenes 🙂 warhawk’s and disruptor’s on the ps1 were great …

  12. Jori Diculous on December 7, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Tex Murphy. Only FMV game you need to play. It’s so shit it is good. By good i mean it’s shit, but that’s good, right?
    You can safely skip Hell. Unless you want to make Tex Murphy look like a strike of genius, you should suffer through Hell.
    (The new Tex Murphy is good though, for real. Not taking it self serious what so ever.)

  13. Daniel Santos: Analytical Editorials on December 7, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Entertaining as always my friend.

  14. Minsc NBoo on December 7, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Another interesting an unique video! I didnt get to play any full motion games, and I dont think i’ll be picking up the re-released Night Trap. It was great to watch these though 🙂

  15. Same Name, Different Game on December 7, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Cyril, I love you, dude, but it’s awfully high praise to say that Halloween 4 "transcends [its] schlocky themes."

  16. P Ferreira on December 7, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Ground Zero: Texas is one of the most underrated games ever. I’m glad you put it at No 1 of Digital Pictures output. It really blows the other games from the company away.

  17. nirvgorilla on December 7, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I say this with the greatest of respect but… you sound large.

  18. Pudgebert on December 7, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Looking at that cheesy Jamaican driver man just makes me want an HD rerelease of Corpse Killer.

  19. Foxysen on December 7, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Haha, great idea for a video!
    It also sold me out on trying out Ground Zero Texas for more than 5 minutes… someday!

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