CheatCC: "It's hard to overstate the importance of a good beginning. The first five minutes of any video game must work especially hard to not only grab the attention of the audience, but also establish the game world in the minds of players in a way that makes sense. Sometimes this means introducing a gorgeous fantasy world through an opening cutscene or introducing the characters you'll be spending countless hours with through dialogue. At other times, this could mean simply introducing players to the basic mechanics of the game.
Either way, this generation has given us some especially memorable game beginnings. We have scoured our game collection to bring you the ten beginnings that have left the biggest impressions on us. Without further ado, here are our favorite game openings of this generation."