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Video games with the best opening scenes?

Old 06-16-19, 05:00 PM
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Video games with the best opening scenes?

What video games have the best opening scenes? To be clear, I mean the little movie that shows the story that plays either at the start screen or at the beginning of the first level of the game.
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Old 06-16-19, 05:55 PM
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The Uncharted 2 train wreck that opens the game is still the gold standard in my book.
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Old 06-16-19, 07:13 PM
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I thought Dead Rising’s opening was pretty great.
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I think Last of Us, from what I remember playing bits and pieces with android tv and Sony play app set up was pretty heartbreaking.
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God of War and The Last of Us
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Old 06-16-19, 09:43 PM
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Ninja Gaiden



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Pretty much all the god of war games have good openings. Not a movie but half life's train sequence is still one of the best starts to a game.
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Old 06-17-19, 08:22 AM
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The Last Of Us / Final Fantasy VII and Uncharted 2
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Although the most boring game I've ever played.....Red Dead Redemption 2's opening scene is a very cool play through.
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Old 06-17-19, 08:58 AM
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Easy choice for me. FFXIV ARR. For those that aren't aware, the original release of FF14 was horrible. Eventually it went to a new director who shut it down and re-launched the game two years later. This is the opening to the re-launch (ARR) and is basically the same scene 1.0 players saw when the servers went down for the last time. Basically, they got to watch their world burn and learn what the "moon" in the sky was the whole time. I still get chills watching it.


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Old 06-17-19, 03:57 PM
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I've seen a lot in my time but the opening of Far Cry 5 was simply amazing.....

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Not necessarily an opening scene... but I always loved the opening credits for Discworld 2!

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Old 06-18-19, 05:15 PM
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Re: Video games with the best opening scenes?

Thanks for all of the replies.

Does anyone know what the first video game (arcade or console) was to have some sort of opening scene?
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Re: Video games with the best opening scenes?

Originally Posted by Sub-Zero View Post
Thanks for all of the replies.

Does anyone know what the first video game (arcade or console) was to have some sort of opening scene?
If it's substantial enough to count, I'd say it's Donkey Kong climbing the ladder and jumping on the beam to reshape the level.
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Old 06-20-19, 10:51 AM
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Bioshock's impressed me quite a bit.

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Old 06-25-19, 12:58 AM
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Thanks for all of the replies.

Does anyone know what the first video game (arcade or console) was to have some sort of opening scene?
Ninja Gaiden has to be one of the first to feature a cinematic opener and cut scenes.
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