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Submitted by GamingForever 362d ago | opinion piece

10 Best Video Game Trailers of All Time

There's no argument that many games rival big-budget movies now in terms of production, and just like the movies, they know that you've got to use a little sizzle to sell the steak. The art of the game trailer has progressed in ways we never could have imagined, and today we celebrate the best of the best. (3DS, Culture, PS3, Retro, Xbox 360)

Donnieboi  +   362d ago
Metal Gear Solid 2's premier E3 2000 trailer. Hands Down. WOW!

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Maldread  +   362d ago
Definately agree. I was so mindblown when i saw this trailer, i couldn`t believe what i was seeing.

The extremely detalied graphics, insane weather effects and environment with the potathos rolling out as the guards was shooting at Snake, was just unseen at that point and set a new standard for games to come.

I can`t think of any game i`ve been more excited about than MGS2 after i saw that trailer.

I think the first footage of Half life 2 and the Killzone 2 E3 2005 video also was insanely good.

Hope they can get the same intensity in Killzone Shadow Fall with all of the action and shouts that was in that video :)

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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vickers500  +   362d ago
Really loved the infamous 1 trailer at E3. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
FamilyGuy  +   362d ago
They need that first Last of Us trailer on this list badly. the one that ended with the shotgun to the face. EPIC!
SuperLupe  +   361d ago
Agree with you guys concerning MGS2.

And that is that "wow factor" factor that was missing with the games shown at the PS4 reveal (I say PS4 because we havent seen the 720 yet).

I wish next gen can make my jaw drop like the MGS2 trailer did. I mean you could completely feel that you were in an advanced gen.
stragomccloud  +   361d ago
Yes!
showtimefolks  +   361d ago
For me dues ex human revolution had the best trailers with most compelling short stories or story previews

MGS as always is top notch

Dead island yes but when games are so disconnected from trailer which are so emotionally filling to game which is a lot of fun but extremely generic story wise

Uncharted 2-3 had some pretty good ones

Killzone 2 how could it not be included lol
ironfist92  +   362d ago
Lack of Assassin's Creed or Deus Ex is dissapoint.
TotalHitman  +   362d ago
Agreed. The title of the article should be, "10 Best Video Game Trailers of All Time IMO." The list is crap.
The Meerkat  +   362d ago
Mass Effect 2 is my number 1
medman  +   361d ago
The Mass Effect 2 "fight for the lost" trailer was excellent. And Gears of War Mad World. And also, by the way, the Old Republic trailer is perhaps the best thing to exist in the entirety of mankind's history. Except for twizzlers.
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RockmanII7  +   362d ago
It's not high budget or majestic or anything, but I'll always be partial to the original Super Smash Bros trailer.

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Y_5150  +   362d ago
"Get N or get out" lol

But yeah I liked when they did that isn't a trailer, it's an advertisement.
RockmanII7  +   362d ago
What's the difference between a trailer and an advertisement?
Neonridr  +   361d ago
a trailer is something that showcases the game for the first time. Imagine a movie trailer, if you will. An advertisement is more like a commercial you would see on TV.
Y_5150  +   361d ago
Both of them advertise something. I was wrong, a trailer is a form of an advertisement. But the video you showed us was a TV commercial. That commercial doesn't fit in the category of trailers. TV Spots are...Ok enough of me being stupid! Advertisements, Tv Spots, trailers, Commercial, and Promotions are all words with generally the same meaning! XP
Lone_Man  +   362d ago
Dead Island in he start it's not animation....music was great...and the gorrrrr....
NukaCola  +   362d ago
I think ODST and GOWA live action trailers deserve a shout out.
Reverent  +   361d ago
I disagree with ODST, and the GOWA trailer seemed more like a TV ad commercial, not so much an actual trailer.
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vikingland1  +   362d ago
Although it's not long or flashy the one that sticks in my head is FALLOUT3." War,War never changes". it's poignant.
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NukaCola  +   361d ago
Fallout 3 had that long half action half game play trailer. Probably watched it over 50 times.
Dragon_for_Lunch  +   362d ago
I remember the Dead Island one was so awesome but the game turn out repetitive real fast and the graphic not a good as the trailer if you din't already notice which i doubt and don't get me started on the glitches.
Dunpeal  +   362d ago
huge fail for not having God of War 3. that was like the sickest trailer this gen
ironfist92  +   362d ago
I preferred Ascension's Live Action trailer.
Dunpeal  +   362d ago
really? I found it rather dull. I mean to each his own, but for me trailer for 3 is massively epic. i mean quiet music intro to crow eating eyeball to Kratos whooping a bunch of ass and then catching a ride on a harpy.

disagrees really feel that's not deserving of a top 10?? lol
Tontus  +   362d ago
I agree, the Epic Scale trailer for God of War III is amazing. I liked the God of War: Ascension live action trailer too but that felt more like a movie trailer which didn't increase hype for the game for me nearly as much as God of War III's trailer did.

Just watch how epic and hype inducing the trailer still is: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
ironfist92  +   361d ago
Dull? Guess the GOW3 trailer catered to the lowest common denominator...
Dunpeal  +   361d ago
awwww hey there lil' guy, sorry I didn't fall in love with the emo live action :(
JackVagina  +   362d ago
DCUO
Shuyin  +   362d ago
The MGS4 trailers made me freaking pumped for the game back in the days!
devilhunterx  +   362d ago
Transformers : Fall of Cybertron
KillrateOmega  +   362d ago
It's not often that I completely agree with a listing, but this is one of those times. Perfect list and epic trailers :)

Also, that Leviathan: Warships trailer: F*cking Brilliant XD

"You're gonna ship yourself."
WeAreLegion  +   362d ago
Heavy Rain

:)
FITgamer  +   362d ago
I know its not out yet, but The Last of Us should be on that list. Also Dead Island at number 2?
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Zeniix  +   362d ago
No Bioshock Infinite: Debut Trailer? http://www.youtube.com/watc...

this trailer got me hyped as hell, I think it
deserves to be within the top 5 imo.
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Y_5150  +   362d ago
I think the author nailed on the top 3 choices, all fantastic trailers.

What about the PS All Stars trailer? Haha ok I liked it but it may not be the best. :P
Seeing a live-action fight between Kratos, Nathan Drake, Cole McGrath, and Sackboy was like eating a giant bowl of awesomesauce.

I really liked the Assassin's creed Revelations trailer aswell. And the Metro: Last light trailer. And the The last of Us gameplay trailer. And the GoW:A "Evil ways" multiplayer trailer... Omg too many trailers!! >:b
Braid  +   362d ago
I don't mean to disrespect anyone who liked the CGI Dead Island trailer, but I thought it was overrated to the highest extent.

I knew the first moment I saw the trailer that it was misleading, and the game would be nothing like it. The emotions, the tragedy, the good acting, they were all missing in the actual game. Trailers should represent the games faithfully, or else it's just playing with gamers' expectations, which is not a good thing. For that reason alone I would never ever put it in a list like that, just to boycott the notion that gamers are just like eleven year olds who can be tricked easily with an eye-candy trailer. I myself am not buying it. They just need to show their game for what it is, and nothing else.

Instead of Dead Island trailer, however, I'd put Metal Gear Solid V Phantom pain trailer to the list. Not the reveal trailer but the debut trailer that we were shown at the VGAs.

It was such an interesting and creative trailer that I'm still loving the hell out of it. Snake with no arm, soldiers raiding a hospital and killing patients for no apparent reason, a guy with gas mask floating in the air, flaming soldiers who ride unicorns haunting you, and a huge whale robot eating a helicopter that's about to shoot us at first sight... Dayum, isn't that some trip.
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Were you under the impression that Dead Island took place in a barricaded hotel room where you would die minutes later?!? @_@

It would have been 4 minutes of "emotions" alright....
Geovanny  +   362d ago
The Ascension trailer with the his daughter was pretty cool.
2pacalypsenow  +   361d ago
My favorite is GTA 3 and Gears of war
violents  +   361d ago
I wish games would look somewhat close to what the trailers look like. I was super hyped to see what StarWars the old republic would look like after I saw some trailers and it was quite disappointing. But all games do that crap all the time. Show cut scenes and CGI and then you spend your hard earned money on it and it really looks kinda crappy sometimes.
Killjoy3000  +   361d ago
The second GTA Iv trailer was quite good.
Embolado  +   361d ago
The trailer for Hellgate: London was the trailer that led me back to PC gaming. http://m.youtube.com/watch?...

Too bad the game was horrible

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