This Is What a "Second-Person" Video Game Would Look Like

1 okt. 2019
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Games shown:
0:01 - Painkiller
0:14 - Phantom Dust
1:19 - Refunct
1:28 - Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
2:17 - Driver: San Francisco
Music used (in order):
TOMISAKI - Pliocene
Sir Cubworth - Orbital Romance
Wayne Jones - Resolution
Autionautix - The Voyage
Asher Fulero - Simmering
Asher Fulero - Peaceful Conclusion
Bad Snacks - The Morning After
The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

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    Nick RobinsonNick RobinsonJaar geleden
    • I'm glad that you listened to me in that there's nothing wrong in downloading pirately a game that is no longer available to get legally. Much easier for everyone...

      Cy83R ASFCy83R ASF23 uur geleden
    • Skyrim

      DrakenTF2DrakenTF2Dag geleden
    • buy a lint brush ok bye !

      wheel barrowwheel barrow2 dagen geleden
    • First

      tmfndurniltmfndurnil3 dagen geleden
    • A second person shooter where you control a soldier but your point of view is his comrade charged with looking out for him. So much like in Driver the camera follows you around from position to position. You could even alternate views/controls between the two when enemies are behind the camera. Probably would have to be a pretty linear game though lol

      Israel RolonIsrael Rolon4 dagen geleden
  • Minecraft player be like: 😐

    Addie ShahmizalAddie Shahmizal4 minuten geleden
  • Third person within a first person frame.

    flamephlegmflamephlegm21 minuut geleden
  • "Nice work"

    Barry CookseyBarry Cooksey31 minuut geleden
  • 2nd person is when you and your best friend take turns playing a 1 player game

    Thando MananaThando MananaUur geleden
  • I’ve thought up a way this perspective could be used in a video game: security cameras. You move yourself through the levels, watching yourself play from the perspective of a ‘security guard’ watching you through security cameras. I think a puzzle game might be best for this die to the limited angles, but if you set it up right you could achieve a lot more

    Lord OfTheUsernameLord OfTheUsernameUur geleden
  • Here's a good second person game: The Stanley Parable.

    Clement PoonClement PoonUur geleden
  • It's a third person view of your character through first person views of characters around you.

    TommoTommoUur geleden
  • Third person games are 2nd person if you consider controlling yourself. So you seem in 1st person but you are controlling someone you are looking at

    Rennie BatesRennie Bates2 uur geleden
  • Who else is here from Liam thompson?

    Dawood AwanDawood Awan2 uur geleden
  • its just a camera on your tv pointed at you and you just see yourself

    nerolemonnerolemon2 uur geleden
  • This feels like a creepypasta

    Visor :PVisor :P2 uur geleden
  • i just refer to view from in front of the character as 2nd person

  • 2nd Person is your opponent's view.

    47474 uur geleden
  • remind me of tenet

    Hugo HumHugo Hum4 uur geleden
  • Your narrating skills.... Are fucking amazing!

    Neo RecurdzNeo Recurdz4 uur geleden
  • This looks/sounds like a movie

    Neo RecurdzNeo Recurdz4 uur geleden
  • second person games are AR games

    Gerald LirianoGerald Liriano5 uur geleden
  • I think I've dreamt in 2nd person a few times. Like in my dream I would see through my own eyes but then my perception would shift and I'd see myself in 3rd person but I was still me. So I guess that's what 2nd person looks like.

    Sarah KnightSarah Knight6 uur geleden
  • Second person is the image of the man pointing a gun at himself from behind.

    crea the chi boicrea the chi boi6 uur geleden
  • So technically.....when we play GTA 5 story mode were actually playing a second player game- HEAR ME OUT. We have three main characters; Trevor, Michael and Franklin. Which means us the player is each one of them. So technically when we play as franklin in the end we have to choose which one to kill....were killing ourselves! SO TECHNICALLY 2ND PERSON 🤏😎 Edit: I kinda wanna make a full on video on this now to prove my point 😂 (had a typo my bad)

    RoseRocketRoseRocket7 uur geleden
  • Not gonna lie it looked like a 3rd person game kinda

    Sparkle MacBarkleSparkle MacBarkle7 uur geleden
  • So no one well talk about 4th pov? haha

    allec tamoallec tamo7 uur geleden
  • Well, Maybe Siren counts especially Forbidden Siren 2. There's a Blind character that you control. He's blind but he had a Dog Companion. There's a Game Feature called "Sightjacking" or Psychically seeing through and hearing through the perspectives of Shibito, undead enemies in the game as well as others. By "Sightjacking" the Dog, you can see the Dog's perspective, as in the eyes of the Dog. And the fun part was you can control yourself while "Sightjacking" through your Dog... And that counts as 2nd Person Perspective, You're controlling yourself but in the eyes of your Dog Companion.

    William AbogadoWilliam Abogado8 uur geleden
  • I feel like a good example of a 2nd person game is “Trover saves the universe”

    That guyThat guy8 uur geleden
  • When you just watched an among us ripoff game ad:TRAUMATIZED

    RagingPlayzRagingPlayz8 uur geleden
  • Could've just listed the games but the video would be two seconds long. Yawn. Moving on.

    Gone LucidGone Lucid9 uur geleden
  • Everything is so fucking well edited 04:00

    F TF T10 uur geleden
  • 2nd person is a stalking game. You admire and stalk the MC who finishes the missions ans conquers everything and everyone and wins the big flex, while you do nothing and hide. Your only drive is pointless obssession with them and collecting their unwanted rewards and trophies as they drop them when their inventory gets full.

    Dead|EndDead|End10 uur geleden
  • I remember playing this game as a kid on brothers x-box. I obviously didn’t play the story mode because I was like 6 but I wish I could dig out his old console and play again

    Liquid WaterLiquid Water11 uur geleden
  • Who are you?!? You have the weirdest videos and extremely compelling

    Luna UmbraLuna Umbra11 uur geleden
  • so by this example a 2nd person game is the same as a third person but the perspective is from the AI of an NPC rather then being fixed on your character?

    HPD1171HPD117111 uur geleden
  • Man, this is exactly how I experienced it when I got high with LSD. Bravo with your magnum opus sire!

    x Hierarchx Hierarch12 uur geleden
  • If you listen the boss girl says nice work when they merge into the other car because he dies but then it fails right after so you complete it but you don’t

    NickNick12 uur geleden
  • Wait I just realized your the guy that bought Driver SF with a subway gift card

    NickNick12 uur geleden
  • That mission looked incredible. I never played console games after like a PS2, but the only other thing I can remember that was THAT original, was Solid Snake 2, where you could switch the controller to the 2nd player slot so that the bad guy, Oculus was it, couldn't read your mind.. "WHY CAN'T I READ YOUR MIND"!!?? I was blown away by that brilliant bit of design, and the Driver thing was pretty cool too. I guess 2nd person is veiwed from all of the guys you are trying to shoot at, which would be insane.

    David BainesDavid Baines12 uur geleden
  • I use second person a lot... In rp

    Im HungwyIm Hungwy13 uur geleden
  • The entire skate series is from a second person camera view. There is quite literally a second skateboarder filming you from behind.

    Taco KatTaco Kat14 uur geleden
  • I immediately signed two times and got the game myself after seeing your last video! AMAZING how this game works man!

    Jannes van den BoogaertJannes van den Boogaert15 uur geleden
  • In that vein, both "BioShock" ('Would you kindly') and 'A Way Out' both deliver 2nd person perspectives, in their own ways respectively

    Dror Shem TovDror Shem Tov15 uur geleden
  • technically MMOs are 2nd person

    John R.John R.15 uur geleden
  • Metal Gear Solid pulled this off during the battle with Psycho Mantis. During this battle Psycho Mantis will frequently hide by disappearing or becoming invisible. If you go into 1st person mode, the view switches to that of Psycho Mantis watching you (Solid Snake) run around. This is one tactic to discover where Mantis is hiding so that you can take him out. There are other ways to win the battle without ever switching to 1st Person View, so it's possible to miss it.

    Darius JonesDarius Jones15 uur geleden
  • Wouldn’t the Stanley parable be 2nd person?

    Mamabread PlayzMamabread Playz15 uur geleden
  • Interesting

    tokyo delvestokyo delves15 uur geleden
  • Basically, minecraft f5 two times

    Ridhwan RidDoOneRidhwan RidDoOne16 uur geleden
  • So... 2nd person is 3rd person with extra hands on the screen. Pfft.

    Jennifer LivesJennifer Lives16 uur geleden
  • Undertale and Deltarune have second-person narratives

    That One Guy Who Makes Bad VideosThat One Guy Who Makes Bad Videos17 uur geleden
  • It felt like he was talking about space and the universe 😐

    visible lightvisible light17 uur geleden
  • I like your funny words magic man

    Jager ́s ACOGJager ́s ACOG17 uur geleden
  • 2nd person is looking at your character but the camera is infront

    IrohIroh17 uur geleden
  • My only issue is when you say your "seeing" it from this second view point "but the view point" in reality is still first person "the mechanics" of the game are in a second person mode but the visial was never anything but first person with cutscenes but i get what your getting at but "2nd person visual" is in theory not probable but second person mechanics "defo" \o/

    Kmc GamingKmc Gaming17 uur geleden
  • I already knew it thanks Minecraft

    Guri UbhiGuri Ubhi18 uur geleden
  • Wow it’s like trying to find a whole different dimension 🤯

    ShhhadiShhhadi18 uur geleden
  • Basically it’s like ur reading a book first person is “i read a book” Third person “He read’s a book” Second person “you read a book”

    That one dude that was bill gates • 69 years agoThat one dude that was bill gates • 69 years ago18 uur geleden
  • It really makes sense if you think about it. First person - "I" - Seeing the protagonist through the protagonist's eyes. Third person - "They" - Seeing the protagonist through a passive observer's eyes Second person - "You" - Seeing the protagonist through the eyes of someone who engages directly with the protagonist

    Evan HamiltonEvan Hamilton18 uur geleden
  • It's basically dr.driving

    C FBC FB18 uur geleden
  • Wait this is also you? No wonder I loved this video too. I'm subscribing.

    ChillavaChillava19 uur geleden
  • This mission really DOESN'T make you feel like Tanner.

    Strange Dad IVStrange Dad IV19 uur geleden
  • It's basically 3rd person

    Ringo RRingo R19 uur geleden
  • second person so... undertale?

    ur mum gheiur mum ghei19 uur geleden
  • I think second person would be cinematic camera

    KGNORR idkKGNORR idk19 uur geleden
  • Short Explanation of 2nd Person Gaming. It is when you're in FPS view but controlling from TPS view

    BweleleleleBwelelelele19 uur geleden
  • Alterante title: play driver san fransico

    Mr. TutorialMr. Tutorial20 uur geleden
  • Me: hears the name - Jericho Detroit Become Human: allow me to introduce myself Me: screams like a freakXD

    Enzo SGMXEnzo SGMX20 uur geleden
  • When I played driver I didn't consider it an out of body experience. I drive 3rd person in any driving game and that mission on driver wasn't any different just that I was in another car lol still felt like 3rd person to me.

    Oblivion613Oblivion61320 uur geleden
  • Is Mario 64 partially 2nd person since you also control Lakitu?

    northdakotagamernorthdakotagamer20 uur geleden
  • ive watched this video 3 times over the span of a year its so fascinating

    Shaquegle O'nuegleShaquegle O'nuegle20 uur geleden
  • Isn't 3rd person 2nd person?

    Iam invisibleIam invisible21 uur geleden
  • mario 64 is actually 2nd person

    SuperLemonfishSuperLemonfish21 uur geleden
  • You know where els you can experienc this?! Gran Turismo Sport Im loking at this video end I keep feeling like Iw expirencd this before and then I remeberd my Brother and I played grans Turismo 2 player mode he chose a slower car so I kept lookong at his screen slowing down and then pressing the gas just as he is abbout to hit me teeasing him and it was literely this I was lookong thru my Brothers car view at mine playing the game in second person! 😅😁

    ElusiveWolfElusiveWolf21 uur geleden
  • Minecraft: I'm five parallel universes ahead of you

    Toniogamer123Toniogamer12321 uur geleden
  • So GTA cinematic camera mode would be another example of second person gaming.

    El_DuderinoEl_Duderino21 uur geleden
  • Oh.. so it's like the game "Eyes horror game"

    Anime_Lover14Anime_Lover1422 uur geleden
  • pov: you’re the devil on the shoulder

    Valerie ThomasValerie Thomas22 uur geleden
  • The tag mode forvthis game is unbelievably good

    Mooli MoranoMooli Morano22 uur geleden
    • agreed. all the multiplayer was super underrated

      Nick RobinsonNick Robinson22 uur geleden
  • That’s not really second person at all. Second person is instructional where by you are addressing a person directly. That following driver isn’t addressing the protagonist, it’s following. It is basically a camera with arms. A true 2nd person game would be a point and click adventure, such as The Curse of Monkey Island. You are an onlooker, who gives instructions to Guybrush. You are not Guybrush however as when you try to get him to do something stupid or not scripted, he will tell you that he isn’t doing that and addresses you, the player directly.

    Joseph EvansJoseph Evans23 uur geleden
    • I think it is adressing you. Its constantly basically saying "i have to kill you"

      Dover BayDover Bay22 uur geleden
  • Ooooooh damn. Controlling the car followed. Just wow.

    AM NAM N23 uur geleden
  • watching this again after 3 months, still interesting

    Dale Ryan AldoverDale Ryan Aldover23 uur geleden
  • Was expecting to see Siren Blood Curse with the Blind Girl Mission where you had to hijack her dogs vision to find your way. Glad to see there are more games that experimented with the idea.

    Repus85Repus8523 uur geleden
  • In Minecraft, there is an option for “first player mode”, “second player mode” and “third player mode.” In second player mode you can see yourself walk, build and run.

    Alex BenzAlex BenzDag geleden
    • “Second player” is devanced 3p

      Anthony BenciAnthony Benci2 uur geleden
  • I dunno. This just seems like 3rd person to me, but with the camera on a string rather than in a fixed position.

    Frosty4427Frosty4427Dag geleden
  • This was the best video i have cause i came for anser and got great story

    ChrisChrisDag geleden
  • Only 30 seconds in but I'm guessing you are talking about qhen its first person but you don't see your gun. Tom Clancy had a game like this (ghost or something) im not sure, the multi-player was extremely bad due to spectator mode

    Benjamin PalmerBenjamin PalmerDag geleden
  • Ah I didn't expect painkiller to be the first game in this video

    Just a guy on internetJust a guy on internetDag geleden
    • 😎 hell yeah brother

      Nick RobinsonNick RobinsonDag geleden
  • Second person game is like seeing and controlling your body through another's perspective, whether from an ally or an enemy.

    Jave Lester OdvinaJave Lester OdvinaDag geleden
  • What didn't u played minecraft befroe ?

    A GAMERA GAMERDag geleden
  • If first person are those characters in FPS games, and third person are those characters in GTA-like games, then the second person must be you, who's playing the game.

    タレフランシスタレフランシスDag geleden
  • Ubisoft: Makes an inovative and unique game; Also Ubisoft: You can't buy It anymore;

    LandlosLandlosDag geleden
    • its weird, they could make so much money from just rereleasing it

      Em eEm eDag geleden
  • Dating Simulators are technicaly 2nd person games

    LandlosLandlosDag geleden
  • It's a cool glitch, but that mission is still just basically 3rd person POV with a frame around it.

    John CasteJohn CasteDag geleden
  • In jak and daxter game. There is a part where a robot chases jak. But the POV is from the robot but we still control jak.

    mahmood almahmoodmahmood almahmoodDag geleden
  • But how is that second person?! It's just third-person but even moreso because the "camera" person represents a person now instead of just a camera. You, your character, and the person chasing your character (instead of just a disembodied camera chasing your character) = 3 people. In fact if you count the camera as a seperate "person" than it's fourth person if anything. I can't watch the last part of this because you're just talking about irrelevant details about going off-track and stuff for ages.

    EvilStreaksEvilStreaksDag geleden
    • And if a minute of frame-by-frame descriptions of some collision glitch is pertinent then I quit.

      EvilStreaksEvilStreaks10 uur geleden
    • Well, sticking to the literary definitions, traditional third-person view should be called second-person since the camera (story-teller) is telling the story OF you TO you, but what's shown in this video should be the ellusive third-person because from it's perspective it's telling the story of "he/they" to you....

      EvilStreaksEvilStreaks10 uur geleden
    • Thats not the definition of third person also your character is *you* the vassal and the camera is the antagonist therefore 2 people And third the point of this video is to show second person not explain it. In your coment you say he is basically going everywhere padding the video, but this is the point its not off track. Fourth person is basically bird view. its called "person" because of the pronouns used. You he etc

      Dover BayDover Bay22 uur geleden
  • Isn’t second person where you look at yourself from the front? Like in Minecraft, you can be in third person, first person and second person. (You walk towards the camera)

    The Gaming SenatorThe Gaming SenatorDag geleden
    • That is third person

      Anthony BenciAnthony Benci2 uur geleden
  • 10:19 Where did his shirt sleeve go?

    EwaxolotlEwaxolotlDag geleden
  • Halo wars??

    TUI ArtemisTUI ArtemisDag geleden
  • What second person looks like? Good question

    T H A L A .I.R.DT H A L A .I.R.DDag geleden
  • 2nd person is both

    BreadloaferBreadloaferDag geleden
  • I may just be dum but I read this as first person second person then 3D person

    AwedxzsAwedxzsDag geleden
  • You do realize you are totally wrong and thinking into it far too much. The term first person, and third person came from dungeon crawlers. First person is the camera though the eyes of the first person in the group. Third is ect. 2nd person would just show you the back of the first person.... Thus blocking most of the screen.

    Jesco BlackJesco BlackDag geleden
    • Second person would be from the perspective of an enemy

      Dover BayDover Bay22 uur geleden
  • So could VR be considered as second person rather than first?

    brody mcdanielbrody mcdanielDag geleden