Over the past few years gaming has evolved into a form of immersive cinema. Below is a collection of trailers, game intros and commercials that give enthusiasts a glimpse of the gaming foreplay to come. Although few in number, they’ll make the hair on the back of your neck stand stiff with fear, joy and disbelief.
Deliver Hope Halo Reach Extended Trailer
Shot before green screen using actors, the Deliver Hope trailer for Halo’s Reach focuses on a single task with the weight of the world bearing down on a true soldier. Great music simply heightens what is an extraordinary occurrence.
Michael for Sony’s PlayStation 3
Implicitly bridging the virtual world with the real one, Sony’s Michael ad played out everyone’s fantasy of seeing the characters of its universe worship the hero behind the controller.
Who Do You Trust DC Universe Online Intro
The intro to the DC Universe’s MMO game faithfully shows the good-Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman- fight in an apocalyptic battle against the forces of evil. Audience’s feel genuine terror as their heroes struggle to tame limitless forces, using the battle to dance on the fine line separating peril from heroism.
Reveal Dead Island Trailer
Dead Island put to work Chris Nolan’s Memento timeline to showcase when misconceived innocence can be tainted in an enthralling tale that sums up the bloodcurdling game beautifully.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Launch Trailer
Till this day, Arkham Asylum stands as the greatest comic book game yet. The impeccable gameplay entertained audiences while its intricate analysis of Bruce Wayne made his Batman alter ego all the more intriguing. Its trailer had the ingredients to work with, but still showcases Arkham Asylum as a dark, gritty and visceral piece that audience’s love to clean up.
Assassin’s Creed 2 Launch Trailer
Combining the heart wrenching action featured with the wholesome backdrop of Italy, the launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed conjures the same vengeance that undoubtedly boils throughout Ezio’s blood. Never before has it been so cool to be an Assassin, and in this case the quintessential anti-hero.