Top 50 Documentary Video Games



1. The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe (1992 Video Game)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Barely interactive collection of flower photography of Robert Mapplethorpe.

Star: Robert Mapplethorpe

Votes: 14

2. Star Trek: Captain's Chair (1997 Video Game)

E | Documentary, Sci-Fi

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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.

Stars: Majel Barrett, Avery Brooks, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes

3. Titanic Explorer (1998 Video Game)

Documentary

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Stars: James Cameron, Jim Ward, Tony Jay, Neil Dickson

Votes: 51

4. (Hi)story of a Painting: The Light in the Shadow (2022 Video Game)

15 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

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Follows Artemisia Gentileschi's world, an internationally celebrated artist and a woman in 17th Century Italy.

Directors: Quentin Darras, Gaelle Mourre | Stars: Cerys Matthews, Susanna Paisio

5. Antarctica in Decline (2017 Video Game)

Documentary

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In this VR experience, users can interact with penguins, explore topographically accurate landscapes and experience the collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf. Other elements include a replica ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Terry

Votes: 10

6. Wyatt Earp's Old West (1994 Video Game)

Documentary, Adventure, History

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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.

Stars: George Killingsworth, Bob Sotelo

7. The Way Things Work (1996 Video Game)

Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

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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.

Stars: Bob Clayton, Tim Crane, Jeff Harding, Robin Loerch

8. Blindfold (2017 Video Game)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Directors: Navid Khonsari, Vassiliki Khonsari | Stars: Farshad Farahat, Navid Negahban

9. Joker777 (2022 Video Game)

Documentary

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Stars: Dhimanshu Kapuriya, Pratik Kapuriya

10. WWE: Rebuilding Big Show (2019 Video Game)

19 min | Documentary

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Join Big Show as he reflects on his legendary 25-year career in sports-entertainment while he recovers from a serious surgical procedure and difficult rehabilitation process.

Stars: Paul Wight, Stephen Farrelly, Kofi Kingston

11. Anne Hooper's Ultimate Sex Guide (1995 Video Game)

Documentary, Romance

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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.

12. The Boston Massacre History Experience (2017 Video Game)

Documentary

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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

13. Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections: Stowaway! (1994 Video Game)

Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

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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.

Stars: Bob Clayton, Kieran Forsyth, Brian Ingham, Patch McQuaid

14. Propagandia (2018 Video Game)

75 min | Documentary

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During ten years, Ecuador was ruled by an authoritarian president that used political propaganda in a way the country had never seen before. "Paropagandia" explores how the propaganda ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Andrés Vera

15. Brukel (2019 Video Game)

Documentary, Drama, History

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After trespassing into the abandoned farmhouse where his grandmother grew up, a game designer is forced to relive her traumatic World War 2 past.

Director: Bob De Schutter | Stars: Bie Verlinden, Bob De Schutter, May Vandeweyer

16. Eternal Memories (2022 Video Game)

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Director: Fabio Viola

17. TV Land Presents Blast from the Past (2001 Video Game)

Documentary

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Stars: Don Adams, Edward Asner, Bob Denver, Joyce DeWitt

Votes: 23

18. History of a Painting - What's the Point? (2021 Video Game)

13 min | Documentary, Animation, History

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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.

Directors: Quentin Darras, Gaelle Mourre | Star: Speech Debelle

19. Nine Worlds Hosted by Patrick Stewart (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Documentary, Family

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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.

Director: Sue Zemel | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Mary Kay Bergman, Dee Bradley Baker

20. Carrier: Fortress at Sea (1995 Video Game)

Documentary

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At the speed of a click you'll go from the Engineering Deck to the Main Deck to the Flight Deck. Suddenly, you're trying to bring down a screaming F-14 Tomcat on a postage stamp doin' the ... See full summary »

21. Promenade (2022 Video Game)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary

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A graphic, stylized, fully immersive 6DOF VR experience comprised of deconstructed landscapes using Mike's own epic City Lino Print series as the basis for the environments. Audio ... See full synopsis »

Director: Christos Hatjoullis | Star: Mike Hatjoullis

22. Beyond Planet Earth (1994 Video Game)

Documentary

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Documentary program that speculates about the future of space exploration.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Melissa Leebaert, Donna S. Pivirotto

23. Genesys (2001 Video Game)

Documentary, Adventure, History

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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.

Director: Jean-Paul Prado | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Paul Bandey, Jun Bao, Nadine Buehhoz

24. Hope Springs: An Expert's Guide to Everlasting Passion (2012 Video Game)

1 min | Documentary

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Bonus feature for the movie Hope Springs (2012).

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep

25. A Style for Every Story (2021 Video Game)

6 min | Documentary

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Director: Sam Martin | Stars: Catherine Martin, Claude Martin

26. Yoga for Indie Rockers (2007 Video Game)

Documentary

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Director: Matteo Pizzolo | Stars: Chaos, Page Turner, Kristina Sefeldt, Karri Langlois

27. Inside the Haiti Earthquake (2010 Video Game)

Documentary

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Directors: Michael Gibson, Nicolas Jolliet

28. 89 Steps (2014 Video Game)

20 min | Documentary

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An interactive story about Marta, one of the primary voices from the film, as she contemplates leaving the neighborhood.

Directors: Christopher Allen, Alison S.M. Kobayashi | Star: Marta Avilés

29. Deforestation in the Amazon (2016 Video Game)

Documentary

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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 »

Star: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

30. Enchiridion dell'Ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini (2017 Video Game)

Documentary, History

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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.

31. Between Earth and the End of Time (1995 Video Game)

Documentary, Adventure, Fantasy

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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.

Stars: Michael Kirby, Rodney Matthews, Alix Nichol

32. Hero (2018 Video Game)

Documentary, Animation, Short

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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 »

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Perla Daoud, Julianna Hauck, Masoume Hara Khonsari, Fahad Olayan

33. Where Thoughts Go (2018 Video Game)

Documentary

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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

34. The Scream VR (2019 Video Game)

15 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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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 »

Directors: Charles Ayats, Sandra Paugam | Stars: Anna Flori-Lamour, Paul Hamy

35. Crisis Guide: Pakistan (2010 Video Game)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Hassan Abbas, Reza Aslan, Kim Barker, Stephen Biddle

36. The Star Trek Encyclopedia (1999 Video Game)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Majel Barrett, Marj Dusay, Mark Lenard

Votes: 25

37. Laser Cleaning Soot from Fire Damage (2022 Video Game)

5 min | Documentary

Kevin Harrison demonstrates the use of laser cleaners to remove soot and grime from fire damage to exterior and interior walls, enabling the home owners to return to residence after disaster.

Star: Kevin Harrison

38. Un(re)solved (2021 Video Game)

Documentary

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Director: Tamara Shogaolu

39. Cardio for Indie Rockers (2009 Video Game)

Documentary

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Director: Matteo Pizzolo | Stars: Chaos, Page Turner, Taryn Wayne, Sarah Bennett

40. Suspension (Kronografik Pictures) (2009 Video Game)

193 min | Documentary

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Documentary following leads through family, situational trauma, and mental illness in the early 1970's.

Director: Michael H. Henderson | Stars: Jessica Albizu, Patrick Disanto, Lisa Lynds, Nick Petrizzo

41. Mythology (1995 Video Game)

Documentary

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Educational program that helps you learn about the origins of myths and the basics of Greek and Roman mythology through illustrations, narration and a few mini-games.

Star: Ed Bradley

42. RIOT: Civil Unrest (2017 Video Game)

Documentary

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Director: Leonard Menchiari

43. Prehistoric Animals: A History of Life on Earth (1999 Video Game)

E | Documentary, Family

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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.

Director: Rob Ranson | Star: Rob Ranson

44. Varanasi the immortal city (2019 Video Game)

Documentary

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Directors: Ashish Dubey, Ishan Jacob

45. Pilates for Indie Rockers (2007 Video Game)

Documentary

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Director: Matteo Pizzolo | Stars: Chaos, Page Turner

46. Drivin' Route 66 (1995 Video Game)

Documentary, Family

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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.

47. Beneath the Waves (2016 Video Game)

92 min | Documentary

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Director: Sam Bodhi Field

48. Isaac Asimov's the Ultimate Robot (1994 Video Game)

Documentary, Family, Sci-Fi

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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.

Director: Judson Rosebush | Stars: Isaac Asimov, Ralph McQuarrie

49. Goodness (2022 Video Game)

Documentary

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Director: Sean David Bradley | Stars: Theresa Bradley, Mary Jo Guy

50. Shark Alert (1993 Video Game)

Documentary

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Shark Alert shatters the myths and unleashes truths about these magnificent creatures and how they fulfill their role as apex predators.


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