Top 50 Documentary Video Games
4. Star Trek: Captain's Chair (1997 Video Game)
E | Documentary, Sci-Fi
Fully voiced virtual reality tour of the bridges of five famous ships: Kirk's Enterprise, Picard's Enterprise E and D, Sisko's Defiant and Janeway's Voyager. Hidden in the game are five short greeting videos from five Star Trek actors.
6. Nine Worlds Hosted by Patrick Stewart (1996 Video Game)
K-A | Documentary, Family
Join the narrator, Sir Patrick Stewart, who famously portrayed Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series, in this interactive encyclopedic documentary about the Solar System and its planets.
8. Where Thoughts Go (2018 Video Game)
An emotional Virtual Reality narrative set in a world where human thoughts exist as sleeping creatures, each a voice message left by another human who was there before you. Uncover their stories - and leave your own for others to find.
Director: Lucas Rizzotto
9. Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections: Stowaway! (1994 Video Game)
Documentary, Adventure, Mystery
Interactive tour of hand-drawn historically accurate 18th-century warship. Each level of the ship has its own sections and crew. The game is funny as well as bloody. There's also a mini-game where you look for a stowaway.
10. Between Earth and the End of Time (1995 Video Game)
Documentary, Adventure, Fantasy
Interactive tour with hidden adventure game elements that explores the opus of Rodney Matthews, a popular real-life fantasy and Sci-Fi illustrator, writer and album cover designer. Each displayed work features his short FMV commentary.
11. Wyatt Earp's Old West (1994 Video Game)
Documentary, Adventure, History
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Old West from the game's knowledgeable guide, cowpoke George, and explore photo-realistic locations of 1800s Tombstone, Arizona in this immersive educational game.
12. The Way Things Work (1996 Video Game)
Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
Interactive CD version of the classic humorous educational book by Neil Ardley and illustrator David Macaulay, who also narrates the story. Learn about the way everyday machines work with the help of a animated woolly mammoth.
13. Shark Alert (1993 Video Game)
Shark Alert shatters the myths and unleashes truths about these magnificent creatures and how they fulfill their role as apex predators.
16. Deforestation in the Amazon (2016 Video Game)
The Council on Foreign Relations interactive infoguide on Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest. It examines the history of Brazil and the gradual over-development of the Amazon Rain ... See full summary »
18. Anne Hooper's Ultimate Sex Guide (1995 Video Game)
Interactive CD version of the book of the same name from best-selling author, sex-councilor and marriage guidance expert Anne Hooper. It explores both sexual intimacy and psychological and emotional needs of couples.
19. Drivin' Route 66 (1995 Video Game)
Encyclopedic program about the legendary US road Route 66. The disc features historical details, archival photos that illustrate the typical Route 66 road trip, and stories from the people on the road.
20. Hero (2018 Video Game)
Documentary, Animation, Short
This powerfully immersive, large-scale, multi-sensory installation explores humanity in our modern era of civilian warfare. When everyday life is disrupted by a barrel bomb falling from the... See full summary »
22. The Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience (2016 Video Game)
9 min | Documentary
Most people have never heard of ocean acidification-the process by which the ocean becomes more acidic as it absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) that has been emitted into the atmosphere. ... See full summary »
23. The Scream VR (2019 Video Game)
15 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
Edvard Munch's The Scream is omnipresent. The famous face distorted by terror has fired our imaginations so greatly that it has become the universal symbol of dread. Are you ready to ... See full summary »
25. Prehistoric Animals: A History of Life on Earth (1999 Video Game)
E | Documentary, Family
Encyclopedia about prehistoric animals. Doctor Rob Ranson narrates some of the animated presentations of certain subjects like fossilization. There's also a trivia quiz to test your knowledge on the matter.
29. Genesys (2001 Video Game)
Documentary, Adventure, History
Educational historical FMV puzzle game. Follow the evolution of human civilization and technology from prehistory to modern times and solve puzzles tied to what you've learned to progress.
32. Hope Springs: An Expert's Guide to Everlasting Passion (2012 Video Game)
1 min | Documentary
Bonus feature for the movie Hope Springs (2012).
35. Enchiridion dell'Ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini (2017 Video Game)
A collection of over 60,000 documents about the Church of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin available for the first time on a 7 language DVD. Authored by the General Secretariat for Formation of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
36. The Boston Massacre History Experience (2017 Video Game)
The Boston Massacre History Experience is a multi-modal interactive virtual-reality application aimed at eighth-grade students. In the application, students students have conversations with... See full summary »
Director: Laura Rodriguez
37. Isaac Asimov's the Ultimate Robot (1994 Video Game)
Documentary, Family, Sci-Fi
Interactive encyclopedia on Isaac Asimov and his theories of robotics. The program features video clips, robot schematics, encyclopedic information and other interesting stuff as well as clips of Asimov talking about the future of robots.
40. Sotaque Elétrico (2017 Video Game)
93 min | Documentary
A musical investigation into the nature of the Brazilian electric guitar since the arrival of the "viola de machete" in Bahia in the 19th century, to the present days. Intruder and strange,... See full summary »
44. History of a Painting - What's the Point? (2021 Video Game)
13 min | Documentary, Animation, History
This first episode to an animated VR and 360 series focuses on Georges Seurat and his iconic painting "La Grande Jatte" - it dives into the story behind the painting, uncovering the artist's journey from underdog to icon.