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#1 Posted by Cuddy (121 posts) -

I thought it would be nice to know which Game Intro Sequence is the one that impacted you the most. the one that made you instantly fall for the game :D

one of my favourites for some reason is Resident Evil: Code Veronica

and Skies of arcadia... there were something about that upbeat way of the game that made me just love it... and i hate Jrpgs :S

#2 Posted by REDRUN (1410 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 2 on the PS2... blew my mind then, still such a beautiful intro.

#3 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -


#4 Posted by Sarnecki (693 posts) -

It's easy to say Call Of Duty 4, but I'm going to say Dead Space.  That intro is visually stunning and drags you right into this beautiful atmosphere right away.  I still have a massive boner for that game.

#5 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Banjo-Kazooie. Easily.

#6 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -

World of Warcraft and FFXI come to mind.  Since those games have such epic opening screens.  But I suppose you mean "real" games.

Metal Gear Solid with the "Do do do" song over the Konami logo, always pulls me in.  The way the game jumps right into the story.


#7 Posted by gamer4life (78 posts) -

Final Fantasy X...  it blew me away back then

#8 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -

Final Fantasy VIII has an intro that is so obscenely epic that it's impossible to understand what the hell is going on when you first watch it.

More recently, Bioshock gets my praise as well as The Darkness, Call of Duty 4, and Mass Effect.

#9 Edited by Foil_Charizard (345 posts) -
vidiot said:
"Final Fantasy VIII has an intro that is so obscenely epic that it's impossible to understand what the hell is going on when you first watch it. More recently, Bioshock gets my praise as well as The Darkness, Call of Duty 4, and Mass Effect."
Ditto on Mass Effect. The first time I played that game it gave me goosebumbs, the music is really what makes the intro special.
Also "Point Insertion" is the what I would consider the intro to Half Life 2. Totally sucked me in within the first 10 seconds.
#10 Posted by Cuddy (121 posts) -

i have to admit the intro sequence you play through in Bioshock is actually extremely good

#11 Posted by Pie (7110 posts) -

My vote goes to bioshock.

#12 Posted by PenguinDust (12604 posts) -

Now, do you mean the little movie that plays before you hit "Start" or do you mean the first few minutes of the game?  Anyway, besides the ones previously mentioned above, I got hooked on the cartoon opening of the PS2 game SkyGunner [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZerrPE-N-MU].  The game is pretty good as well, although not ground breaking.

But in recent memory, the opening to Devil May Cry 4 impressed me the most.  After I saw it, I went "Wow!".

#13 Posted by optimusprime223 (399 posts) -

i quite liked the Killzone 2 intro, but one of best is street fighter IV, cheesy music and all....

#14 Edited by Dolphin_Butter (1916 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 2.


#15 Posted by FLStyle (4842 posts) -

Tekken 2 yes please.

#16 Posted by Disgaeamad (1342 posts) -

I'd have to go with MGS2 and Persona 4. MGS2's lets the player know right off the bat that it's going to be one hell of a game, and Persona 4's is mad stylish.

#17 Edited by samcotts (2258 posts) -

All the MGS games have great opening cutscenes.

#18 Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6347 posts) -

The original Soul Blade was pretty amazing, and stands out in my mind.  Nostalgia might be kicking in a bit, but I'd also say that Final Fantasy VII's intro was really good too.

#19 Posted by mac512k (148 posts) -

I did like the opening of GTA 4 a lot but I also loved the opening for FF Vlll 

#20 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -
  • Metal Gear Solid Intro Movie
  • Occarina of Time Start Screen (I've turned my N64 on just to watch that intro at times)
  • Wind Waker Start Screen (music puts me in the mood for that game every time)
  • Viewtiful Joe Intro (just a whole bunch of action pose stills with commanding voice over but I like it)
  • Street Fighter 4....just kidding...maybe.
#21 Posted by offsprnvid24 (44 posts) -

I really liked the opening for devil may cry 3

#22 Posted by Lashe (1262 posts) -

Suikoden 2 - PSX


#23 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

I really loved the european Gran Turismo A-Spec intro.

#24 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

Panzer Dragoon Saga's intro was aaaaaaawesome.
And Soul Blade's.
And A Link to the Past's.
And Panzer Dragoon Zwei's.

And of course, Half-Life's playable intro sequence.

#25 Posted by HiroSeven (215 posts) -

Cool topic, nice to reminisce about things like this. =)

  • Metal Gear Solid 3 had an intro akin to some of the 007 movies and I still think its one of the better ones of the series (Havent played MGS4 yet though...).
  •  All of the Final Fantasy games (now) have great opening sequences which really make me feel like playing the games. I guess FFVIII's stands out the most.
  •  Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross had memorable openings too.

I'm sure there are lots of others, but these stand out as ones I remember the most.

#26 Edited by Mercator (365 posts) -

Story in games doesnt really mean alot to me, its how the story is told that impresses me. The world needs to tell the story, take for example Ico, or Bioshock. The world you are playing in speaks volumes. The same can be said with Left 4 Dead and most valve games. You find the story in the world around you.

Super Metroid - Great music, super spooky atmosphere, great intro.


Shadow of the Colossus - Haunting, sad, and beautiful. The pan out showing the bridge just emphasizes the importance, and sacredness of the land you are entering. Beautiful.


I give a vote to Bioshock, the amazing light house, the bathysphere, the port with all the "delayed" signs. Andrew Ryans welcome. All beautiful.

edit: I dont know why it posted that twice?
#27 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

My two favorites:

Wave Race 64


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

#28 Edited by Maxszy (2067 posts) -
Black_Rose said:
"My two favorites:

Wave Race 64
OH MY GOD! Mad nostalgia is kicking in! Oh I love Wave Race 64! That intro brings back many memories.
#29 Posted by Ravey (330 posts) -



#30 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Oblivion, hands down.

#31 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
#32 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -
#33 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Many of the ones in here would be on my list. Cool to see a mention to Chrono Cross, that brings back memories.


#34 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

This generation these in particular came to mind:



(there's also a second intro upon exiting the highlands)


so simply done, but awesome.  The purple cloud sequence which is also the intro is nice as well.

#35 Posted by Ryu (382 posts) -

Conflict: Desert Storm 2 all the way baby

#36 Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6347 posts) -

It completely slipped my mind, but my absolute favorite is the introduction to Full Throttle.  Man, that was badass.

Here's a link.

#37 Posted by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

left 4 Dead, it was intense.

#38 Posted by Cuddy (121 posts) -

Oblivions intro does really work well for being such a simple one.

and left 4 dead is really intense yes

#39 Posted by lamegame621 (975 posts) -

Killzone 1.

#40 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (558 posts) -

I think the best intro might be Half-Life or Half-Life 2 in my eyes. I might have to do a little more of reminiscing, but when I think of best intro, the Half-Life series was the first thing that popped in my head.

#41 Posted by Terra1909 (313 posts) -

For the music alone:


#42 Posted by MrKadaver (140 posts) -

Mega Man 2

#43 Posted by Terra1909 (313 posts) -

These ones, from the days when I was obsessed with JRPGs on the original PS, also have awesome music. The Suikoden one isn't visually interesting, but that song makes me all nostalgic.

Wild ARMs:


Suikoden 1:

Alright, I'm done posting these. Brings back the memories.
#44 Posted by Chipset_Seven (202 posts) -

Doom 3 - The intro set to Doom 3's theme song is perfecto. 
#45 Posted by ajamafalous (12129 posts) -

Talk about bumping an old thread.
Left 4 Dead
Diablo 2
Vanilla WoW

#46 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
#47 Posted by teh_pwnzorer (1482 posts) -
I liked the Secret of Mana intro music.
#48 Edited by crusader8463 (14427 posts) -

I cant say all time because i cant recall every one i have ever seen, but this is the most recent.

#49 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Mass Effect has an awesome intro. But I might have to go with Bioshock, it was the intro that made me buy the game. I didn't enjoy the rest of the game as much.

#50 Posted by spankingaddict (2727 posts) -

LOZ TP, MGS4, and Shadow of the Colossus to name a few...