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Be it an opening cinematic, or the first part of a game, what's your favorite game intro sequences?

 

Here's my top 5:

 

1. Riven

Absolutely chilling, after the sometimes laughable acting of Myst. The cyan logo preceeding the opening speech from Atrus just sent a shiver down my spine the first time I played it around 1999.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpbwSAp1JJc

 

2. Fallout 1

I never got into the game itself, but the intro to that game also gave me one of those chilled to the bone moments, when the music stops and you hear the grave tone of the "War never changes" monologue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkBNKa2KXZE

 

3. Shadow of the Colossus

A long one, maybe 10 minutes total. Very little dialogue and a lot left unanswered. It really drew you into what is the best game of all time in my humble opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4UvBI9vADc (this is only the first part of the intro)

 

4. Ico

Shadow's thousand year sequel released prior was an amazing game on all fronts, and the intro just leaves you so confused and creeped out, that they would kill this little boy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThfWezaxPV0

 

5. Half Life 1

In 1997, the tram ride and subsequent trip through a healthy black mesa before everything goes wrong was a bolt from a blue, and in my opinion, the first maturely designed mainstream game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAqbdtsK6NI

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Hands down, any Blizzard made game.

 

Can't really think of any other intros that come anywhere close, so that's all I'm going to list for now...

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Welcome to Rapture from Bioshock 1 is one of my favorite intro levels ever, really sets the tone and mood and sucks you into the world immediately.

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StarFox, SNES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHz4fdUC5WU

 

The first time you see those polygon ships flying onto the screen you're going "WOAH! The SNES is doing this?!"

It had such a tremendous WOW factor the first time.

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Welcome to Rapture from Bioshock 1 is one of my favorite intro levels ever, really sets the tone and mood and sucks you into the world immediately.

Same for me ^^

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A rather old intro:Megaman X5 intro,good music and the intro shows the game will be all about Zero,and when a megaman X game is about Zero it cant fail (X4 had two storys and i blame the american voice actors for making Zero sound stupid,X7 was about Axl,not Zero; about X6 a lot of people got mad at the story for ruining X5 epic end ,but, the gameplay is excellent and even if you dont unlock Zero you can see that almost everything is about him)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQeg8D6lFEI&feature=related

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I remember Tie Fighter's intro quite fondly...

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Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic.

Goodness, it's been years.

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