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.