Five of the best introductory sections ever seen in games.
opening sequence for someone like me who loves story in games truely was awsome. It's just too bad mw2 couldn't continue on this amazing opening.
What a terrible list! These 5 are the best in the history of video games? *Faceplam*
Guitar Hero...lol *DOUBLE FACEPALM*
Yeah horrid list. They choose the opening for the first Onimusha when the 3rd games opening sequence to this day is still jaw dropping. Seriously crap list.
and Jean Reno ftw.. in Onimusha 3...
DMC3 opening sequence was just madness :)
"...in its own right Call Of Duty 4 still had some of the best storytelling moments in any game ever..." What a shallow commnent, this guy must have some seriously low standards for video game storytelling. There are tons more games that have a better storyline than CoD4. But I gotta admit, that game was super fun when I played it.=D
The list was made by a ten year old kid.
WTF? Onimusha's opening better than Onimusha 3's? This is more like a list of the only 5 games the author has played rather than the 5 best openings. What about Bioshock's opening? Or MGS4's? Or FFX's? The only ones i agree with are CoD4 and maybe LBP. The rest were mediocre.
Another kid who's been playing video games for like 3 years decides to make up a "Best List of All Time". Look, child, next time you decide to clutter up the internet with this bullshit, save yourself some hate mail and name the list "Best X of the Last 5 Years". That way you don't have to toss in some game into the list that you've only heard about. In REAL best intros of all time news, the intro to MechWarrior 2 is still amazing, even today. http://www.gametrailers.com...
The First level of GoW 3 was pretty awesome. Too bad the combat was boring.
Really? No MGS4 "War has changed..."? No inFamous "Start button" explosion? Wow
EPIC FAIL! I mean where is Bioshock, Metal Gear Solid 4, Devil May Cry, God of War 3, hell even the classic Zelda OoT opening with navi? lol this guy must be 12 years old
I wish I could slap whoever made this list.
have got to agree. zakhaev "our so called leaders" still sends shivers down my spine when i watch that intro you could feel the emotion in the voice great voice acting, great intro
Did you just imply that COD4 has a good story in any shape or form? Generally, people who like good stories play MGS, Deus Ex, Bioshock, Bioware games, etc... and not Generic Terrorist Shootan 4 I really don't get why people thought COD4's opening was amazing. Evil one-dimensional terrorists execute a person. That's it. Don't tell me it's "deep" just because you see it from the guy's eyes. As if no one ever thought about what it would be like before. Also, Guitar Hero? What?
People who play good stories play MGS… hehehee! Funny guy.
the fact that you don't understand the story cause ur IQ isn't high enough doesn't mean it's not one of the best stories EVAR
and Half Life is where?
Agree on Onimusha 3 having an amazing opening sequence, but I though 2's was a little better and more emotional.
I would have had any of the MGS games and Final Fantasy Games in that list. MGS2 intro and FF 8 both had epic intro's
every MGS had super mega epic intros, especially the first game which lets you play with a mask for a few minutes only to get to that epic title screen in the elevator while snake strips little by little, so badass! FF8 CG intro was shockingly good. i used to put the 1st cd and start the game only to watch the intro every now and then. wtf is a guitar hero game doing on a top opening sequences list, seriously! this gen the best intros i have seen are: *Dead Space, superb space scenery before your eyes, as your comrades are talking you can see the huge abandonned ship slowly getting closer to you, then after a shaky and noisy landing here you go making your first steps in the "quiet" USG Ishimura, surrounded by silence. *LBP, controlling sackboy for the first time, waving his hands and making crazy faces, running to the intro level with all the devs faces and that old guy warm voice explaining the gameplay basics with a funny tone, pure fun. *Uncharted 2, train sequence = epic start *GOW3, you're on the back of a titan, kicking dozens of skeleton's butts, only to be attacked by a liquid scorpio-spider horse. talk about epicness...
MGS2 was good, but in my opinion the MGS3 intro was way better.
I'm still in a dream.....
MGS2 intro is a huge remake of MGS1 intro. masked hero, sneaks in underwater, take the elevator and title screen. freakin awesome!
Errrrrr no. MGS 2 intro was Snake running down a bridge in the rain wearing a stealth cloak, then bungie jumping onto the tanker.
Too bad that wasn't actually the games opening.....lmao. I assume you're talking about Raidens opening sequence, which wasn't technically an opening sequence since it was several hours into the game.
well yeah, i was obviously talking about raiden. the whole thing on the tanker is more of a prelude. the real game starts on big shell.
Best opening in recent memory by a mile
I thought inFamous had a pretty good one too. All those cars and stuff blowing up around you, charging Cole's body. EPIC
That is a game that had a great opening. Start off as a simple bike messenger, end as my favorite new super hero. This list is pretty bad, but it is this guy's opinion, though i'm sure that there a couple of games he thought of later on that could be substituted for Guitar Hero lol
That opening grabbed you by the ears and kneed you in the face. It sets the tone for what would be hours of awesome gaming time.
KillZone 2 had one of the best opening sequences of all time !
but you failed on the delivery.
everyones a critic... :-)
Gears of war...Emergence day....blew me away...next gen is here... Halo 1...The legend begins.... Bioshock 1....WOW....easily one of the best looking games ever...splicer anyone... RE4...yes, the masterpiece.....I'll never forget the first ten minutes of this game....UNTOUCHABLE... KZ2....WOW...the opening CGI was breathtaking....the opening speech...one of the best all time.... Splinter Cell Conviction...the whole opening with the RTE..."ooking for me ...A$$hole...lol...off and running.... Half-life....rated as one of the best FPS, if not the best all time....for good reason.... Deadspace....scaaarry....like Aliens the movie... Farcry 1 and 2...set the mood perfectly..... Metro 2033....awesome game...only a couple hrs in....great atmosphere... Uncharted 2 train platforming....how did we end up here...lol...
I thought of Bioshock as well. The water sequence after the plane crash was breathtaking. GTA 3 had a great opening as well. And Final Fantasy VII. If you call the part before you climb the city walls the opening :)
for sure - and Killzone on the PS2 was pretty good also. I'm expecting GG to rattle my window panes with Kz3 (apology notes to the neighbours already written lol)
Killzone 2's was indeed epic. That list is complete FAIL, i don't really agree with any of those! COD 4 is the only one even close.
I'm sorry clizz, but GOW3 had one of the best openings of all time. That better?
yep thats was one of the most epic,thrilling,amazing opening sequence EVAR!!!
Bioshock opening was copied from Half-Life 1.
ahh yes..i remember how the plane crashed into the black mesa facility causing that old rift in dimensions..
He just means the way you get introduced to the setting via a little train car ride.
You stole the words out of my fingers. HL1's tram sequence, still to this day, does more to immerse the player in the gameworld than most games. It was so far ahead of its time. This article is total bunk! Besides HL1 there are a ton of other game openers that are better than this list. PS: I cant wait for Black Mesa: Source!!!
clicked on this thread to see if Onimushas into was on here.....I'm satisfied, now Im going to watch it like 10 times lol Doh!! I meant Onimusha 3's opening sequence....
mw2 in first??? facepalm confirmed list. halo 3 have best opening ever! http://www.youtube.com/watc... nuff said.
An utter travesty that this game isn't on the list. Still a beautiful game even by today's standards, but everything about that scene, from a brooding snake waiting in the cargo bay, to how he flicks his cigar away, or diving out of the plane...everything about that scene screams greatness. Most definitely my personal choice for #1.
I can understand Heavy Rain not being on that list, but no GOW3 intro? Plus Killzone 2's intro movie with Brian Cox is also brilliant, similarly Uncharted 2's intro level's fair awesome.
weak list there my friend :/ UC2, GOW 1,2,3 could have easily filled that list.
ff8 was the most jaw dropping for me both graphically and entertaining.. the music was fitting and the fight scene between seifer and squall really set the game up for something special. Another that comes to mind for great opening sequence would be resident evil 3.
Im sorry but this list is garbage. It's missing so many classic games with great openings that its not even worth looking at. Guitar Hero shouldn't be listed under the best of anything.
No Planescape Torment? Metal Gear Solid? Uncharted 2? Not even Half-Life?!
Onimusha 3 is the best intro EVER imo.
Brian Cox pwns starting sequences.
Definetly there is a better list and also that MW scene unless my memory is off that scene wasnt an opening it was like after a couple of levels or am I wrong??
It's the third level, but it's also the sequence over which the opening credits come up.
What the hell about Chrono Cross, I remember getting chills. lol
This list is terrible. Obviously written by someone who missed out on the older generations. How can anyone make a list like this and not Give Resident Evil 2 a nod? For its time it did not get anymore epic than the beginning of RE2. Also I have to give Final Fantasy X a nod. That was pretty epic watch sin destroy an entire city.
the God of War series also has some awesome opening sequences
what a crappy list
Call of Duty 4? I was just bored and wanted to get to the action, and when I replayed the game I just went downstairs to grab something to drink.
Guitar Hero? Seriously?
killzone 2 intro is amazing. I can still here his propaganda speech in my head "we will smite the invaders from our skies..."
No god of war 3 wtf? It has one of the best opening sequences ever. The beginning was also the end and plus it started out like a movie with an epic speech.
"The Hudson River... two years ago." Imagine playing this game for the first time, you see a shadowy figure smoking a cigarette, walking alone, covered up from the New York rain as cars drive past. It has to be Snake, but you're not sure.... he sprints forward, donning stealth camo, it's still not revealed as Snake, but you know it's him... then, a leap from the bridge onto the tanker below as the impact short circuits the stealth camo and Solid Snake is revealed in all his next gen glory with some of the most impressive cinematic direction ever seen in a game.
I know everyone's sick of hearing it but I do think the MGS games have had fantastic opening sequences. I expected to see MGS4's "War has changed" at least on the list seeing as all the games (bar onimusha warlords) were from this gen. Guitar hero, brutal legend...Call of duty 4, ugh.