Best Game Trailers

Its gotten to the point where game trailers are better than many trailers for actual films, so what are your favourites? Doesn’t have to be upcoming games any period is fine.

A couple to start:

Don’t know much about the DC universe itself but everyone knows Superman and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him as badass as in this clip before!

Deus Ex - Human Revolution

I loved the first game and so far it looks like this sequel might live up to it

The trailer for Force Unleashed II was pretty good. It’s what the Star Wars prequels should have been like.

The Halo 2 teaser.

Halo 2 had a TV trailer I loved, too. Ended with John Hurt’s line: “There are those who said this day would never come. What have they to say now?”

I also liked the intro trailers for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. I like Nick’s line, which you sometimes hear in the game when you’re badly wounded: “I have not…come this far…to die now.”

The trailer for bio’s the old republic was epic. Better than the trailers for the actual movies. The one for star craft was also kick ass and came with a heaping dose of nostalgia.

The trailers I’m talking about:


Old repub

Oops, that was a good tor trailer but not the one I hadnin mind:

It was never used as a commercial, but the opening bit from Chrono Cross is essentially a trailer and is one of the best.

Watch the entire thing and it gives you a great feel for the game.

Chrono Cross

Not one single frame of gameplay in any of these. Terrible.

I remember this 2006 trailer setting the hype dial to 11.

What standard of “best” are we using here? Because I’m sortof in with Palooka - I watched a few of the trailers posted here and none of them made me want to play their GAMES. They were all cool and awesome and shiny and great cinematics, but as advertisements, which is fundamentally what trailers are, they failed utterly. That DCU one at the start? Yeah, great, but by watching it, I wouldn’t even have known what it was for. Some DC thing, I guess? :stuck_out_tongue:

Going by the examples in the OP I assumed ti was based on pure coolness factor. :slight_smile:

Yep, coolness factor indeed!

At least unlike trailers for movies they don’t give the entire plot away!

Thanks for the examples everyone

I have a weakness for Bioshock, therefore, this made be squee like a little girl:

Not true; the Halo 2 TV ad I linked to above is mostly in-game cutscenes, but also has gameplay. Very little material that isn’t in-game.

You’re right. The Halo trailer did have about half-a-dozen two-second gameplay clips.