GameSpy decided to throw their hat in the ring and rank their top 25 video game cinematics of all time.
Their winner: Gears of War's Mad World trailer. Coming in a close second the opening of MechWarrior 2 for PC.
Full list inside.
Gears mad world very well should be number 1. The commercial did exactly what it should, better than any game commercial has. Sell The game!
I feel a distinct lack of Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia and God of War.
I agree that God of War has some amazing cinematics. I think it should have been on the list
I agree, definatley God of War 1 & 2, Prince of Persia, Tomb Raider, Shadow of Collausus!
These are some pretty big names they left out!
But God of War 1 & 2 everyone raves about the cinematics, but there not on the list? How do some of these games get on but no God of War! What the F**K!
lol calm down...it's agreed on gaf that this list is cr*p...but remember it's only a list by one website....maybe from our experiences we can provide our own top 5 list.
I'll start. (remember this is from my experience) ***spoilers***
POP: Warrior Within
http://www.youtube.com/watc... God of War
Metal Gear Solid 2
Tomb Raider 3
oh and Final Fantasy VII...that's 6.
Star Ocean: The Second Story - One of the opening movies where the city gets ruined. I think the list sucks. In lists such as these they always forget games that weren't blockbusters. What about the ending movies in the Tekken series? Some of those were awesome. Killzone 2 trailer, even though it's not ingame it's an awesome trailer. Also, the first Ace Combat on ps1 had crazy cgi movies for it's time.
I with you guys...as a matter of fact, what specifically compelled me to actually click the "Read" link was my curiosity of God of War's (both parts) placement on the list; it didn't even dawn on me that it wouldn't be there at all.
Ummm...wha, not as "epic" as the rest of the titles?
Gears shouldve been on there but #1? Give me a break. What a buncha asses.
Umm, why no God of War 1 or 2? Both games have great cinematics!
This list is flawed!
? What exactly was it about?
God Of War had kick a*s cinematics,why isn't it on the list?
Gears of War?...come on now.
I definatley think Gears should be on the list, but I do think God of War should be #1! I definatley think it had the best cinematics of all the games listed! Jeez when I first saw it, I almost creamed myself!
there's something about it that's just so perfect. It's not overboard, it gives you some idea of the story, gameplay, and the music complements it perfectly.
Seriously, can this admittedly great but way overatted game win anything else it doesn't deserve? Best 70's sitcom perhaps. Most overuse of one gun in Single Player?
I liked that cinematic too, the song was great and suited it well but C'MON. How many FF games have actually brought a tear to your eye? The movies in GoW, (thats GOD of War, they had it first) were so good they even ripped them off to do the credits in the 300 movie.
I love how dumb fanboys try to say Gears is overrated, when basically every award it was up for, it won. I know that retards like to think that since they think another game is better that the game the masses think is the best, isn't. Well your wrong. Gears is no way over rated because you and a few dumbass fanboys think it is.
Dont get all upset, its a great game. But it wins awards for Art direction over a game like Okami. You must be joking. It wins awards for innovation in gameplay. Please, the only innovative thing about it is the reload machanic. And the more people that call me a fanboy because I dared to imply its not the greatest game ever made even though I dont actually knock it, the more I laugh at you, because that a really fanboy thing to do.
Look, at the heart of it, its just a really pretty, straight forward shooter, thats fun and in no way revolutionary and aside from the graphics, theres not even anything Next Gen about it. People lapped it up because it was so built up and even though XB has lots of good games, it doesn't have many really great ones, even now. Before you get all nasty, I'm not saying PS3 is any better, XB kills PS3 for good games at the moment, I'm just saying it had been a year and XB owners were craving something really big. GeoW became it. It was a preordaned success.
And anyway man, this is about the cinematics, not the game. You honestly believe Gears has better cinemas than any other game just cos you think its real good shooter. Jeese, Square have literally done 10's of hours of breathtaking CGI that has real emotional impact. Gears, guy runs down a street, jumps through window shoots in the dark, doesn't compare.
Is it just me or didn't GT4 have a great video game cinematics in the opening. That game is great!!
**also where's God Of War, and NG Sigma??
the R4 knife fight in there, and I wouldn't mid seeing some of the stuff from ninja gaiden because the seen when you cuts the flying platform just f-ing rocks.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... (re4 knife fight)
what about army of two that trailer just makes it look like that game will be so much fun.
WAt about Killzone...
list isn't good... mad world was a great commercial, but its no way deserving #1...
heres my top ten (1 = best):
1. FFX ending
2. RE4 Knife Fight
3. Shadow of the Colossus ending
4. Secret Kingdom Hearts movie thing
5. WoW opening
6. All God of War 1 & 2 cinamatics
7. Mad World
8. "The Spring" FFX
9. Warhammer 40k Opening
10. Killzone E3 Trailer
The intrest sparked and the emotional grab was best in the game that won 1st!.
it was technically false advertisement because you never got to fight that huge thing in the game..
i've played the game, just not all the way through it.
i remember reading somewhere that you didn't get to fight it, which is why i wrote it
Bonsai1214 obviously you havnt played the game or missed out ACT3... you do get to fight against "that huge thing in the game.." so yeh i guess your wrong, but ohwell :P
Yeah, I was looking forward to battling that huge thing; similarly misleading was the E3 footage of HL2 when they showed that giant lake monster that got later removed from the game, lol.
I realize the authors were going for variety, but seriously, there is some bizarre stuff in the list (halo pc trailer!?) Anyhow, I agree with a lot of the others, GOW, GOW2, KZ2, oh and of course the original Motorstorm trailer (I noticed no one mention that one) really should be on that list, and near the top to boot. I'd say also maybe FF13 and the redone FF7 tech demo as well.
i can't believe i forgot the FFVII tech trailer!!! the FFXIII trailer should be there too, just because the graphics are in game, and people have a hard time telling which is CG and which is in game... lets add:
to it too. its so hitler-esque. cinematics should pull emotions from you. otherwise they're not doing their job
that killzone1 is amazing...so good. Great music and voice acting. EPIC
You guys DO know that you actually do get to fight the big thing, right?
Definitely, I think the original killzone trailer was very well done.
my most memorable is Aeris dying in FFVII.
this list is cr**p as much as it like gears of war, it doesn't have the best cinamtics
god of war, ninja gaiden, DMC, MGS4 just to name a few
those games beat gears in cenamatics
The opening cinematic for ONimusha 3. I had to actually record that because it was so amazing. That was some jaw-dropping cinematics. Onimusha Dawn of Dreams opening cinematic is pretty good, too and so are the God of War Games. Shadow of The Colossus. But, Onimusha 3 takes the cake for me.
That trailer never even brought out any emotion out of me, I think the Halo 2 TV spot trumps it overall.
Yah that list looks like they forgot alot of stuff, eq2 kos , lineage 2, god of war 1,2 , hellgate london, etc.
yeah, the lineage 2 cinema was really good
its all about super mario rpg.
that was sweet.
gt camera through the engine thing was cool.
general raam stabbing tha asian dude in the back in gears.
another world and flashbacks intros.
the bioshock trailer.
doa extreme 2 ad was nice too.
God of War for number one? Come on guys!
Devil May Cry?
Metal Gear Solid?
KINGDOM HEARTS....<<<THERE'S YOUR WINNER!!!
ONIMUSHA 3 had a freakin' AMAZING opening sequence. My friend showed it to me once. I think they all had pretty good cut-scenes...
Games that made me cry: Shadow of the Colossus, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Fatal Frame II, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, Donkey Kong Country II, Primal Rage (due to loss of quarters), and of course...I cry every time I hear someone say Halo is the best game ever. Can we not go there?
I think that Arthas Betrayal should be number 1. Its soo good, really.
come on motostorm and killzone1 +2 and the 2 final fanatasy trailers they have out deserve a honarable mention
metal gear solid 2 didn't even have cg. Am i right?
it doesn't need CG... cinematics can be done with the in game engine too
the mgs2 and 3 openings were amazing as well. the mgs2 intro vid if you just leave it on the start screen is one of my favorite movies of all time
Just kidding. ;)
The voice acting in that game STILL haunts me.
"I hope this isn't.......Chris's blood."
I would have thought more people would have said Aeris dying.
No Onimusha's? No Tekkens? But 4 different Halo games? (Slaps own forehead.) Oh well.
This list is a farce, we all know the best cinematics in any game for all time are in............The Guy Game !!!
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