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Submitted by leonHurley 492d ago | opinion piece

8 of the best game intros of all time – opening moments that lasted forever

OPM: Some games are built off their intro – surprise, action, checking if you invert the Y-axis. Done with skill a game’s opening moments can set the tone for the next 8-10 hours. Here are a selection of PlayStation’s most memorable beginnings. (Dead Space 2, God of War 3, Medal of Honor: Frontline, PC, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, Xbox 360)

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fsfsxii   492d ago | Spam
Root  +   492d ago
No Final Fantasy 8...come on
Nerdmaster  +   492d ago
Final Fantasy VIII's opening is way more a trailer (with way more spoilers than it should have) than an opening. So I guess it can't really be considered a game intro.

If they ever do a FFVIII remake, I hope they remake the trailer. I mean, opening.
DragonKnight  +   492d ago
It's not a trailer, and I don't think that split seconds of screens from in the game that you're about to play are spoilers. You don't know what those screens mean at all, you don't even know if they are actually a part of what you're going to be playing. Clearly you have no understanding of what FFVIII's opening is.
Nerdmaster  +   492d ago
An opening scene is supposed to start the story, not show random scenes from the entire game. What's the point in showing Rinoa having an interest in Seifer for half the game if the freking opening scene showed that she'll be with Squall in the end?
DragonKnight  +   492d ago
There's no way to know that that's the case, and the focus of the opening is the battle between Squall and Seifer anyway. All those scenes are split second and most forget about them once they start playing the game.
Qrphe  +   492d ago
I agree but most of these trailers are from this last gen. It's like it was their first generation playing games.
Anthotis  +   492d ago
Soul Blade 1 should be on that list.

Epic intro.
Anthotis  +   492d ago
Oh, and Devil May Cry 1.

...dunno why i didn't just edit my first post.
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ILive  +   492d ago
And dmc 3 as well. The fight between dante and virgil was amazing.
PantherDST  +   492d ago
Half Life missing from list
To me Half Life had a great opening...
Isis06  +   492d ago
wtf!
Nerdmaster  +   492d ago
The best game intro ever was from Indigo Prophecy. It was heart jumping and different from any game I ever played.
Z501  +   492d ago
If MGS2 wasn't on this list ...
kneon  +   492d ago
Opening cinematic of Killzone 2.
DownNotOut  +   492d ago
dat orchestra
Serjikal_Strike  +   492d ago
CoD4 campaign kicked off this gen nicely.
That's probably the only Cod game i liked and the intro was pretty dope.
Gow 3 is my favorite by far
goldwyncq  +   492d ago
Seriously, no Uncharted 2 intro?
Dragonshardz  +   492d ago
Half Life... erm. You remember how every other FPS on the market starts with a trip of a guy/gal... yeah, Half Life started that.
GamerEuphoria  +   492d ago
Mass Effect 2, the part where the Normandy just splits in two and you walk across the bridge and it's all silent. o la la
MilkMan  +   492d ago
yes. agreed.
DwightOwen  +   492d ago
Same here. Seeing the ship you had spent so many hours exploring and saving the galaxy with being blown to smithereens was an emotional experience, to say the least.
linkenski  +   491d ago
That intro is pure gold.
solfol  +   492d ago
Why isn't Tekken 5 or Onimusha 3 there?? :-(
ILive  +   492d ago
Onimusha 3 definitely. Epic!
DragonKnight  +   492d ago
ONI-FRICKIN-MUSHA 3! DAMN RIGHT!
NiteX  +   492d ago
The CGI intro movie for Onimusha 3 is still one of the most epic ones I've ever seen.
coolmast3r  +   492d ago
Gran Turismo 5 isn't included? Meh.
Loki86  +   492d ago
Star Ocean: The Second Story definitely needs to have a place on this list.
MilkMan  +   492d ago
Warhammer 40k Dawn of war
Inception  +   492d ago
No love for Front Mission 4? For mecha fans like me, those opening when a group of badass wanzers tearing apart germany military base with style is really one of the best opening i've ever seen in mecha games!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Or Onimusha 3 CG opening also awesome when takeshi kaneshiro...ah, i mean samanosuke sneak into huge genma tank, fight gargant, destroyed the tank, and kill gargant with classic samurai finishing.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
abc1233  +   492d ago
No Uncharted 2? Really?
gam3fr33k  +   492d ago
FFVIII opening got me so hype!
AlaaAlii  +   492d ago
Final Fantasy X, with the Blitzball and Sin. And Mirror's Edge.
TheEnigma313  +   492d ago
My personal favorite is Castlevania SOTN. I love that game.
iRocket  +   492d ago
Two things that should be on the list;

Mass Effect 1, when Anderson tells Udina about Shepards backstory and the first mass relay jump
Half-Life 1, the ICONIC tram ride
Tommymk2  +   492d ago
Final fantasy 8 I'd have to say, those really were the days
Tonester925  +   492d ago
Dead Island
icewater85  +   492d ago
How do you forget the first God of War, that Hydra fight was awesome.
cpayne93  +   492d ago
Loved the first gow but the opening to gow3, even if it isn't necessarily the best, is the most epic opening I've ever seen in a game.
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Deku-Johnny  +   492d ago
No Kingdom Hearts 2? This list is invalid.
gamingrumour  +   492d ago
Final Fantasy VIII should be #1 intro so far...

Obviously you also have Final Fantasy X and Mass Effect 2
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Catoplepas  +   492d ago
List needs more FFVIII.
jamstorr86  +   492d ago
SHENMUE!!!!!
kupomogli  +   492d ago
Not a fan of God of War, but dat God of War 3 beginning. Dead Space 2 also has a really good beginning sequence. Everything else is kind of okay, but hardly the best.

Here's are some of my favorites.

Uncharted 3
Infamous 2
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1
Resident Evil Outbreak
Vagrant Story
Castlevania Symphony of the Night

I'd list games like Soul Reaver and Blood Omen, but there's no gameplay integrated between the amazing sequences and such, and that's what this list seems to be portraying.
lol almost entire list is from this past gen alone. there were games before ps360 people XD

...and yes, list needs FF8
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