GodisaGeek: "The opening of any entertainment medium, be that book, film, or indeed videogame, is an integral part of the entire experience. The opening has the responsibility of drawing it’s viewer or reader in and grasping their attention to the point where their interest is sufficiently piqued that they want to continue on the journey that the medium is offering.
The videos below are not intended to be a definitive list of the greatest ever videogame openings, nor do they consist solely of cutscenes. An opening can include a mixture of gameplay and pre-rendered footage, or even just gameplay. What is important is that each of these drew me in to their respective games, and enamoured me to continue playing."