Quick Time Event

QTE Prompt as it appears on the PC Port of Remember Me.

Quick Time Events (QTE) are a method of Context-sensitive gameplay element in which the player performs actions on the control device shortly after the appearance of an on-screen prompt[1]. It allows for limited control of the game character during cinematics or cinematic sequences in the game.[1]


In Remember Me, Quick Time Events are isolated to Boss Battles, such as Madame[2], Kid X-Mas[3], Johnny Greenteeth[4] and the Zorn[5][6]. Depending on the the player's choice of system, once the opponent's life bar has been depleted the player will be prompted to press certain buttons (when using a console controller) or perform certain actions (when using a keyboard and mouse).

Known Issues

Players have encountered issues with quick time events wherein the prompt vanishes during gameplay. One such specific example is the Madame boss fight, the final prompt requires the player to continue to tap its final button to win the battle, yet it never reappears on-screen.[2] Steam users have noted complication with deciphering symbols required to execute the QTE's[7]. Resolutions have led users to the bindings option to acquire the necessary names.[7]