Forums  /  Speedrunning  /  The Definitive list of Games with Skippable cutscenes and gameplay focus!
  negajoeynegajoey
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Also posted this on the Speedrun subreddit.

Firstly, let me introduce myself, I am an avid gamer who has been creating this list from extensive remembering and Google for about a week or so. This list was originally a method for me to personally find games to play straight through without cutscene/scripted interruptions.

I actually got into Speedrunning by researching for this list. I am practicing on Megaman ZX Advent (which isn't on the speedrun.com game list for some reason) and just doing my first play of Ratchet and Clank PS4 which I want to speedrun in the future.

There's still a fair bit of games missing so you're more than welcome to help.

It's done in chronological order up to the PS1/N64 era. Again, this was a personal list at first cause I'm pretty bad at some of the more retro/hardcore stuff.

Aaaaaanyway, here's the list!

Gen 8 (PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, Wii U)

2014
Watch_Dogs
Wolfenstein The New Order
Bayonetta 2
Shadow Warrior
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Assassin's Creed Unity

2015
Halo 5 Guardians
Dying Light
Mad Max
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Syndicate

2016
Ratchet and Clank
Shadow Warrior 2
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Kirby Planet Robobot

Upcoming (confirmation would be great)

2016
Watch_Dogs 2
The Last Guardian

2017
Prey
Gravity Rush 2
Ghost Recon Wildlands
For Honor
Project Sonic (tentative name)

2018
Psychonauts 2

???
Spider-Man (tentative name)

Gen 7 ( Xbox 360, PS3, DS, Wii)

2006
Crackdown
Gears of War
Megaman ZX
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin

2007
Crysis
Megaman ZX Advent
Lost Planet Extreme Condition
Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction

2008
Saints Row 2
Mirror's Edge
Gears of War 2
Star Wars The Force Unleashed
Resistance 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
Lego Batman

2009
Red Faction Guerilla
Wolfenstein
Bayonetta
Batman Arkham Asylum

2010
Darksiders
Transformers War For Cybertron
Sonic Colors
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia

2011
Gears of War 3
Killzone 3
Bulletstorm
Resistance 3

2012
Binary Domain
Darksiders 2
Gravity Rush
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed 3

2013
Anarchy Reigns
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Legend Of Zelda A Link Between Worlds
Tomb Raider
Killzone Shadow Fall
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
Metro Last Light

Gen 6 (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA)

2001
Klonoa 2 Lunataea's Veil
Sonic Adventure 2
Crash Bandicoot The Wrath Of Cortex

2002
Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland
Legend of Zelda Wind Waker (HD)
Ape Escape 2
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PC)
Ratchet and Clank

2003
Ratchet and Clank Going Commando
Jak 2 Renegade
Primal
Sonic Heroes

2004
Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal
Jak 3
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

2005
Ratchet Deadlocked
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
Psychonauts
Ape Escape 3

Gen 5 (PS1, Nintendo 64)

1997
Crash Bandicoot 2
Klonoa Door to Phantomile
Megaman Legends

1998
Crash Bandicoot Warped
Banjo Kazooie
Sonic Adventure (DX)
Spyro

1999
Spyro 2 Ripto's Rage
Ape Escape

2000
Perfect Dark
Spyro Year of the Dragon

UNKNOWN (no results on Google)
Jet Set Radio
Pac-Man World 2 & 3
Kameo Elements of Power
Banjo Tooie
Legend Of Zelda Minish Cap
Apocalypse (PS1)
Quake 1-4
Batman Arkham Knight
Shadow Of The Colossus

 
  negajoeynegajoey

@OddsomeOddy

A friend of mine recently played it and the cutscenes actually aren't skippable unfortunately. Great pick but not for this list xD

 
  OddsomeOddyOddsomeOddy

Oh you talking about games without ANY cutscenes in runs. Idk then lol

 
  KimmieKimmie

2008: Lego Batman: The Video Game

 
  PurpleSunPurpleSun

2002: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PC version)

 
  negajoeynegajoey

HP & Bats: why not? Seems decent :3

NES: Ahhh yeah as this was a personal list and I can't beat retro games for crap I didn't include them but I definitely will. I'll do a bit of research.

 
  cutenicecutenice

2013: Marlow Briggs and Mask of Death (at least on PC)

The skip button appears after a few seconds and can be a little iffy, but all cutscenes except the very last is skippable. It's not a good speedgame though 🙁

 
  negajoeynegajoey

Marlow: I've never heard of it. I just looked it up and it looks pretty fun. Will add, I haven't added any downloadables/cheaper-than-40 games only cause there are so many of them. 😃 May have to add a separate category

 
  AzuAzu

Metal Gear Solid 2 !

 
  LivLiv
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Don't some of these have exposition in the form of wait for a door to open, NPC to stop talking, something to happen etc though? I mean sections where you're simply waiting for a trigger to activate in dialogue or something could count as a "cutscene" I guess.

 
  HowDenKingHowDenKing
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2013 - Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PC, XBone, PS4)
2015 - Xenoblade Chronicles X (WiiU)
every scene can be skipped.

 
  AprilSRAprilSR

super mario 63
every cutscene longer than 20 seconds can be skipped

 
  TheDurielTheDuriel

2003 legacy of kain: defiance

 
  XYXXYX

definitely toy story 2 (1999)

 
  MasterLeoBlueMasterLeoBlue

@BrandonScottHill

Backing you the fuck up right now.

Also I would have to suggest as a contribution Monsters Inc. Scream Team for the PS1 and PC

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  AKheonAKheon

Many Assassin's Creed-games, like Black Flag, are not particularly well suited for this kind of a list IMO. They're modern games through and through; holding the player's hand unnecessarily long via forced tutorials, and featuring, if not straight-up unskippable cutscenes, at least a lot of waiting around.

The Batman: Arkham-games became more and more cinematic and cutscene-heavy as they went. Knight is a particularly bad offender with a ton of waiting around the game.

In case you want more suggestions, here are some off the top of my head: all Siren-games, all Devil May Cry-games and all Silent Hill-games (excluding Shattered Memories and Downpour) only (or mainly) feature skippable cutscenes.

 
  S.S.
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May I inquire about your research method? Half of this game's cutscenes are unskippable

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