Games that have you play as a child in 1 or more levels

#1 Edited by Jedted (2411 posts) -

After playing Arkham Asylum for the 4th time i got to thinking, what other games have you play as a young version of the main protagonist for one level? 
 
Of the top of my head i can think of: 
-Batman: Arkham Asylum 
-Deadly Premonition 
-Fable 2 
-Fallout 3(you play as a baby in the begining and later as a teenager)
 
Any other games come to mind that use this?  I'm somewhat curious and i think it's a great narrative device.

#2 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

Fahrenheit/ Indigo Prophecy

#3 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

Bayonetta has it!

#4 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

Does AC2 count?
#5 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

Aren't there a bunch of Mario and Luigi games where you play as the baby versions as well?

#6 Posted by schizogony (977 posts) -

Bully

#7 Posted by truewhipsnade (11 posts) -

There are a few or just one Mario and Luigi games but I cannot think of the name. Possible it could be confused with the actual full kid versions like Paper Mario, which won't count.

  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time
#8 Posted by DCFGS3 (1054 posts) -

AvP 2 and I assume AvP 1. You play as a face hugger and chest burster, does that count?

#9 Posted by BeachThunder (12410 posts) -

Commander Keen
 
Are you going to make a concept page for this?

#10 Edited by MythDarK (558 posts) -
The Sims games totally have that feature. 
@BeachThunder said:

" Commander Keen  Are you going to make a concept page for this? "

This page is should be enough though.
#11 Posted by ChrisOVC (133 posts) -

Heavy Rain

#12 Posted by schizogony (977 posts) -

Resident Evil 2

#13 Posted by Hilbert (349 posts) -

 
#14 Posted by dudeglove (8273 posts) -
@Hilbert: Ugh... creepy.
#15 Posted by schizogony (977 posts) -

Persona 1, 2, 3, 4

#16 Posted by GunstarRed (5453 posts) -

Bioshock 2 and resident evil 2
#17 Posted by Hilbert (349 posts) -


@dudeglove
said:
" @Hilbert: Ugh... creepy. "

Messiah from Shiny entertainment. no one remembers this game. i'm old...
#18 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -
@Hilbert said:
"

@dudeglove
said:
" @Hilbert: Ugh... creepy. "
Messiah from Shiny entertainment. no one remembers this game. i'm old... "
I do bought it at a removals sale, wouldnt run on the crappy computer I had at the time, it looked cool, possesion of people etc.
#19 Posted by Hilbert (349 posts) -
@EdIsCool said:
" @Hilbert said:
"

@dudeglove
said:
" @Hilbert: Ugh... creepy. "
Messiah from Shiny entertainment. no one remembers this game. i'm old... "
I do bought it at a removals sale, wouldnt run on the crappy computer I had at the time, it looked cool, possesion of people etc. "

Yeah. The levels that I played where incredible at the time but it had more bugs than "a bugs life" and it just wouldn't run on allmost any computer.
#20 Posted by RobJ (397 posts) -

There were, I believe, two "Eco Quest" games years ago from Sierra where the main character for both was a child.

#21 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -
@MythDarK: Do you know if there's a concept page for cases like Arkham Asylum where you play as the child version of the usually adult protagonist?
#22 Posted by InKtOiD (92 posts) -

I saw it listed above. Bioshock 2 has the parts where you play as a little sister, it's a great narrative tool and shows you why they actually call the dead bodies "angels." Because they actually see everything in a very vivid and dreamlike way, where all of the carnage and destruction is actually viewed to them as happy and comforting things.

#23 Posted by GetEveryone (4458 posts) -
@Hilbert: Didn't all of Penny-Arcade's original jokes have something to do with Messiah? Or was that Daikatana?

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