Video game trailers are one of the most important aspects of a title. The reveal trailer, the epic launch trailer that gives us goosebumps just days before we get to play our most anticipated game of the year. Take a look at our 10 best video game trailers ever created.
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Dead Island – Techland
Although the game’s tone was a little different to its trailer, the Dead Island success was mainly due to its breathtaking and emotionally captivating trailer that we all still get goosebumps watching.
StarCraft II – Blizzard
There is a certain level of quality that Blizzard keeps in its video game trailers, but the StarCraft II trailer remains as one of the most important CG clips to ever come out of the studio. Heart of the Swarm’s opening cinematic had an unspeakable amount of awesomeness in it.
The Witcher 3 – CD Projekt RED
Just days before The Witcher 3 released world wide, this trailer dropped and it blew everyone away. The trailer sees Geralt head into an abandoned house to hunt a creature. It slowly turns into a sword fight against him and a creature, which he quickly destroys.
Final Fantasy XV – Square Enix
The Final Fantasy XV Omen trailer is still one of the best trailers to show off the game’s awesome fantasy world. It might be all over the place as it showcases the game’s locations, as well as some of the most iconic moments in the game.
Fallout 3 – Bethesda
We had to include two Bethesda games on this list as it is just fair that both of these awesome video game trailers get their just due. Fallout 3’s reveal trailer starts off with a radio playing “I don’t want to set the world on fire” by Ink Sparks, as the camera slowly pans out to show off a wasteland. The last thing we see is a member of The Brotherhood of Steel standing nearby.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Bethesda
The second Bethesda trailer is none other than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This clip was everything we wanted to know about Skyrim, and more. The trailer touched on Oblivion, the past game in the series, and then went onto showing off the game’s beautiful world, and finished off with a dragon. We all died a little inside.
Assassin’s Creed II – Ubisoft
After the huge success of the first Assassin’s Creed game, we could barely wait for the sequel to be announced. The trailer is enough to sell you on how awesome the series is.
Batman: Arkham Knight – Warner Bros.
We had high hopes for the last game in the series. When the reveal trailer was released, everything in the world made sense again. As Alfred reads out the late Thoman Wayne’s will and testiment, Bruce is getting dressed for a night on the town. This trailer had it all, the car, the fire, the combat, and the Batman.
Bioshock – 2K Games
To announce a game, and immediately draw an audience into your world through a trailer is a very special thing, and in the Bioshock reveal trailer, we experienced this. Andrew Ryan welcomed us to his world he created, called Rapture. We meet a big daddy, a little sister, and even get a taste of the abilities we love so much.
DC Universe Online – DC
Who doesn’t love to watch all our favorite DC heroes fight it out in an explosive battle? While we never got into the MMO game that followed the release of the trailer, we could sit and watch the trailer over and over again a few dozen times.