Voyeur (video game)

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Developer(s)Philips POV Entertainment
Publisher(s)Philips Interactive (CD-i)
Interplay (MS-DOS)
MacPlay (Mac)
Director(s)Robert Weaver[2]
Designer(s)David Riordan[2]
Composer(s)Garry Schyman
Platform(s)CD-i, MS-DOS, Macintosh
Release1993: CD-i
1994: Mac
December 2, 1994 (DOS)[1]
Genre(s)Interactive movie

Voyeur is an interactive movie video game released in 1993 for the Philips CD-i. It was ported to MS-DOS compatible operating systems and Macintosh. A major selling point for the game was the "mature" content of the full-motion video sequences, with a number of simulated sex scenes.

A sequel was released for MS-DOS and Macintosh, Voyeur II,[3] and a finished beta version of the sequel for Philips CD-i has been discovered.


The player takes on the role of a private investigator hired by a member of the wealthy Hawke family in order to gain enough evidence to bring down the corrupt Reed Hawke (played by Robert Culp), CEO of Hawke Industries. Hawke has gathered his family together for the weekend to prepare for his announcement that he will be running for President of the United States. The player controls a video camera located in a building opposite to spy on the Hawke family home in an effort to gather enough evidence to destroy Reed Hawke's career. The player character's client is randomly selected each time a new game is started, and the storyline also changes according to the player's actions.


The game cost $750,000 to produce.[4]


In 1993 Voyeur Cd-i was featured in Time Magazine – September 27, 1993 – Attack of the Video Games. In 1994, Voyeur CD-i won seven Interactive Academy Awards including best director, best design and best actors male and female.

Reviewing the Macintosh version, a Next Generation critic remarked derisively on the limited interactivity of full motion video based games, but said that Voyeur is a superior game by the standards of its genre due to the solid acting. He gave it two out of five stars.[7]

Next Generation reviewed the CD-i version of the game, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "Although it won't appeal to action fans, this title has enough depth and replay value to be a valuable addition to any CD-i library."[6]


  1. ^ "Voyeur PC- Press Release". 1997-10-08. Archived from the original on 1997-10-08. Retrieved 2023-04-16.
  2. ^ a b Southwell, Ben (September 1994). "Voyeur". CDi Magazine. No. 1. Haymarket Magazines Ltd. pp. 10–12 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ "Voyeur II for DOS (1996) - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  4. ^ "Untitled". Newsday. February 2, 1993. p. 55. Archived from the original on February 18, 2024. Retrieved February 18, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Southwell, Ben (1994). "Voyeur Review". CD-i (1): 10–12. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Finals". Next Generation. No. 1. Imagine Media. January 1995. p. 94.
  7. ^ "Voyeur". Next Generation. No. 13. Imagine Media. January 1996. p. 168.

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