What are the essential tank-controls-and-prerendered-backgrounds games?
Well obviouly you know about Fear Effect and Resident Evil is a dead giveaway.
Parasite Eve 2's pretty fun. Not as good as the first but that's less tanky more RPGy
Deep Fear on the Saturn. Survival horror with wonderfully bad voice acting, even worse that the original Resident Evil's. A lot of fun too and a surprisingly affecting plot and likeable characters.
Never released in the US and a PAL copy is expensive, but worth tracking down if you like old tank control games.
This was pretty good, and the flashlight actually affecting the CG background was pretty cool.