#1 Posted by EpicSteve (6471 posts) -

I'm writing a blog about the best trailers for modern games. Meaning this generation in this case. I'm sorta writing about how great trailers have specific key elements which make them great. That doesn't really matter in this post. Please post what you think are some of the best examples of good videogame trailers. Don't worry about the game's final quality, that's not the point. If Rock Revolution had a badass trailer go for it. I'm just making sure I'm not missing any gems. Thankyou.

#2 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

The greatest trailer of all time...
 
 

#3 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I like the more cinematic trailers, such as those released for Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars The Old Republic.
#4 Posted by Blueman (753 posts) -

Pretty much all of the Blizzard trailers are amazing.

#5 Posted by Kowalski (262 posts) -

Hideo Kojima, he does some elaborate and cool stuff. 
I also liked the first teasers for Halo 3. They were sweet. 

Anything with Bioshock is also great.

#6 Posted by EpicSteve (6471 posts) -
@CL60 said:

" The greatest trailer of all time...
 
 

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I'll say right now Mas Effect 2's launch trailer is going up. Amazing trailer.
#7 Posted by odintal (1095 posts) -
@Blueman said:
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Pretty much all of the Blizzard trailers are amazing.

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yup. 
#8 Edited by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

SSF4 had awesome trailers, this being the best:
 
 

 

I still love the "madworld" Gears trailer:
 
 

Old Republic E3 trailer is amazing:
 
 
  
and speaking of Bioware, I love this Dragon Age trailer, but some don't because of the music:
 
 
  
shall I go on? :P
#9 Edited by ShadowofIntent (288 posts) -

The Halo 3 trailer that first showed the bubble shield.
The Halo 2 release trailer is one of my personal favorites.
Assassin's Creed teaser
Star Wars:The Old Republic

#10 Posted by Chyro (353 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 launch trailer is really good.  Some of the most epic music ever in a trailer.
 
I would say Dead Space trailer personally though.  Love this trailer.
 
 

#11 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:
" @CL60 said:

" The greatest trailer of all time...
 
 

"
I'll say right now Mas Effect 2's launch trailer is going up. Amazing trailer. "
Yeah, it's a fantastic trailer. It is definitely my favorite trailer in recent memory.
#12 Posted by MaskedGamer (179 posts) -

Any Red Dead redemption trailer with that narrator guy.

#13 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6185 posts) -

  

#14 Posted by TheDuke (231 posts) -

the old republic trailer was great

#15 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

  

    
    
#16 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6185 posts) -
@TheDuke said:
" the old republic trailer was great "
Everyone seem to shit bricks with that but I felt too dissatisfied with it. Looked very boring to me.
#17 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

Bioshock Trailer (back in 2006)
 
 

 

#18 Posted by NarcolepticBat (410 posts) -

  

  [cough] It has piano
#19 Posted by ShadowofIntent (288 posts) -
@ThePhantomnaut said:
" @TheDuke said:
" the old republic trailer was great "
Everyone seem to shit bricks with that but I felt too dissatisfied with it. Looked very boring to me. "
It helps being a big fan of star wars.
#20 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6185 posts) -
@ShadowofIntent said:
" @ThePhantomnaut said:
" @TheDuke said:
" the old republic trailer was great "
Everyone seem to shit bricks with that but I felt too dissatisfied with it. Looked very boring to me. "
It helps being a big fan of star wars. "
Well I can see and play large scale Jedi combat in Jedi Knight multiplayer.
#21 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -

  

  
#22 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@CL60:  Man I love that game!
#23 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

Wrath Of The Lich King trailer
 
 

#24 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

Three this gen stand out to me:  
 
ME2 Launch Trailer (see above), 
 
MW2 Cain & Abel
 

 
Assassin's Creed (feat. Teardrop by Massive Attack) - my favourite
 
 
 
So really, a kick ass monologue/s, or kick ass music = trailer win.
#25 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

  

   
Can't wait for this game, almost brings a tear to my eye knowing it'll probably die at the end.
#26 Posted by Kbm600 (446 posts) -

Fallout 3's trailer still is great to me. Very haunting.

#27 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

The Last Guardian trailer was really an amazing trailer. 
The Mass Effect 2 trailer really drove my hype for that game. 
Little Big Planet 2 also had a great trailer because of  passion pit. 
 
  

#28 Edited by TheOther (77 posts) -

There have been a few trailers I like more than others, the Mad World one for Gears of War and MW2 Cain and Abel for example. But there are two trailers that really have done it for me: the launch trailer for Mass Effect 2 as an easy winner and then the live action trailer for Halo 3: ODST.
 

   

   

#29 Posted by NathHaw (2760 posts) -
@Blueman said:
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Pretty much all of the Blizzard trailers are amazing.

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When you're the company that made the best game ever, I suppose you could probably make some pretty good trailers too.  ;)
#30 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

    

    
     
Only two that jump to my mind at the moment.  I would have included the Mass Effect 2 launch trailer, but that was already posted.
#31 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (615 posts) -

 

 
 
 

#32 Posted by Dessan (16 posts) -

Music in ME2 trailer is enough on its own.

#33 Posted by Nick (652 posts) -

I was gonna say the Bioshock trailer but someone else already posted it.
#34 Edited by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

 
 

    Took me awhile to eventually see this, long after beating the game. Awesome trailer, regardless of how relevant it ended up being.

#35 Posted by samcotts (2258 posts) -
@CL60: Man, after watching that it's reminded me of how great Mass Effect 2 was. Fucking epic. 
 
But it's also reminded me of when I decided to see if I could sex up the bald tattoo'd girl after the main story had finished and having pulled the Australian, and I was successful, but now I fear that it will be documented in ME3. And for that my Shephard and I feel dirty and tarnished :'(
 
Just needed to get that off my chest
#36 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19307 posts) -

 

 

#37 Posted by Tuggah (1072 posts) -

 

 
 
   
  I don't watch many trailers, but these made me want the games immediately.
#38 Edited by warxsnake (2635 posts) -

Any trailer that is commissioned to Blur Studios. 
 
That involves ME2, DAO, Warhammer online, Company of heroes, DOW, SWTOR, etc.

#39 Posted by LincoIn (255 posts) -

 

#40 Posted by NathHaw (2760 posts) -
@ThePhantomnaut said:
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werd
#41 Posted by fishmicmuffin (1041 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" The greatest trailer of all time...
 
 
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When I first saw that it made the wait for the game that much more difficult. It did exactly what trailers are supposed to do, which is get you hyped for the game.