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.
No Final Fantasy 8...come on
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.
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.
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?
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.
I agree but most of these trailers are from this last gen. It's like it was their first generation playing games.
Soul Blade 1 should be on that list. Epic intro.
Oh, and Devil May Cry 1. ...dunno why i didn't just edit my first post.
And dmc 3 as well. The fight between dante and virgil was amazing.
To me Half Life had a great opening...
The best game intro ever was from Indigo Prophecy. It was heart jumping and different from any game I ever played.
If MGS2 wasn't on this list ...
Opening cinematic of Killzone 2.
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
Seriously, no Uncharted 2 intro?
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.
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
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.
That intro is pure gold.
Why isn't Tekken 5 or Onimusha 3 there?? :-(
Onimusha 3 definitely. Epic!
ONI-FRICKIN-MUSHA 3! DAMN RIGHT!
The CGI intro movie for Onimusha 3 is still one of the most epic ones I've ever seen.
Gran Turismo 5 isn't included? Meh.
Star Ocean: The Second Story definitely needs to have a place on this list.
Warhammer 40k Dawn of war
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...
No Uncharted 2? Really?
FFVIII opening got me so hype!
Final Fantasy X, with the Blitzball and Sin. And Mirror's Edge.
My personal favorite is Castlevania SOTN. I love that game.
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
Final fantasy 8 I'd have to say, those really were the days
How do you forget the first God of War, that Hydra fight was awesome.
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.
No Kingdom Hearts 2? This list is invalid.
Final Fantasy VIII should be #1 intro so far... Obviously you also have Final Fantasy X and Mass Effect 2
List needs more FFVIII.
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
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Soul Edge Onimusha 2 & 3
This list should be called "8 recent shooter intros".
Yes, I know they're not ALL shooters. But a lot of them are at least part shooter.
Grand Theft Auto IV's intro was like a movie.Thought it was very well done.
I cant believe how many lists that come onto this site and are "the best video game intros of all time" yet Final Fanatasy VIII is not even on half of them it makes no sense, FFVIII is def my fav intro
medal of honour on the ps2 when you land on normandy was pretty cool
The list lacks GTA: San Andreas.
How can you forget RE2's intro...classic.
Final Fantasy X, VIII, even VII?
gotta agree with alot of u guys. uncharted 2, mass effect 2 and FFVIII have to be on this list. disagree with red dead great game nothing special about its opening.
the best game intros in my opinion legacy of kain soul reaver onimusha 3 crusaders of might and magic
SKYRIM. SKYRIM. SKYRIM. The Elder Scrolls V had one of the best intros I've ever experienced in a game on any platform. The only comparable intro was for Soul Blade on the PS1. Edit: Arkham City's intro was pretty damn cool too.
God of War one was over the top great killing the hydra pulling its skull through the mast. Also ME2 when you die in the cold vacuum of space. And the car ride in the first modern warfare was good.
I would have put mass effect 2 on the list. i loved that intro. also conkers bad fur day is great too
LAMMME FF7 would smoke all those combined.
Not half life 2, what is this shitty list.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
Gran Turismo 1
Gran Turismo 5 Spec II (Soul On Diplay by Daiki Kasho, not that emo My Chemical romance CRAP Spec 1 launched with)
Final Fantasy 8
Soul Calibur 2
Soul Calibur 3
Ya it is really weird, seriously these people have not played games prior to the PS2. I think it shows more of the state of gaming journalism. I would have easily put Half-Life in there, that had one of the greatest openings ever.
BEST INTRO EVER , WILD ARMS!!!
This is the 5th time i remind you about the Parasite Eve Opera Intro ! Most of the list are from modern games -_-" And Most of the old games that you guys mention it isn't on the list sadly ... I mean can you guys remember RE3 Intro , pretty Intense ~
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The intro of Parasite Eve should be in there.
1. Mass Effect 2 2. Dead Space 3. InFamous 4. Half-Life 2 5. Amnesia 6. Sly 2 7. Hotel Dusk I love every single one of these.
Mass effect 2
WOW 104 comments and no one has mentioned Zelda ocarina of time. The intro to that game remains the only magical game intro ever. No game intro comes close to the emotion of that intro, its the same type of feeling you get from a good Disney film
my favorite would be MGS4 honorable mentions to FF6, FF7, FF8, Fallout3, Mass Effect 2, Majora's Mask, Link To The Past. etc. etc. etc.