For as long as most of us can remember, video game trailers have been a part of the gaming world.
And anyone that has a few gaming years under their belt can attest to how far they’ve progressed!
When you compare any old classic to most of the current game trailers,
it’s apparent how far video technology has progressed.
Although the primary goal of video game trailers has always been to generate excitement and drive sales, let’s be honest: some of them are true pieces of art! Also, nobody would make them if customers didn’t like them and/or if they didn’t serve their purpose! So there’s no need to pretend you don’t get excited every time a new trailer for one of your favorite games is out – we’ve all been there!
Instead, feel free to have a look at some of the most visually stunning and dramatic video game trailers available on this post and try to think which personal best was left out.
So first, a disclaimer: the selections on our list are all subjective, since there is no way to be objective when assessing something like this. However, there were a few factors we looked at while making our decision, including:
Storytelling, world-building, production quality, nostalgia and, of course, preference!
Furthermore, we are aware that there are many more excellent trailers that we were unable to include in such a small list. That’s why, towards the conclusion, we’ve included an additional 8 honorable mentions too.
Here are our picks for the 10 finest video game trailers and cinematic teasers:
- Watch Dogs: Legion – Tipping Point Cinematic Trailer (Ubisoft)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
- Batman Arkham Knight (WB Games)
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Blizzard Entertainment)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Project)
- God of War – Cinematic Trailer (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
- Ghost of Tsushima – A Storm is Coming Trailer (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
- Ryse: Son of Rome – Damocles Trailer (Crytek)
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (Ubisoft)
- Black Myth: Wukong – Official Unreal Engine 5 Gameplay Trailer (Game Science)
- Titanfall 2: Become One Official Launch Trailer
- Baldur’s Gate 3 – Official Opening Cinematic
- Redfall – Official Reveal Trailer
- Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – Official Reveal Trailer
- Halo Infinite – Game Overview Trailer
- Far Cry 6 – Official Antón Cinematic Trailer
- Destiny 2 – Cinematic Trailer
- Beyond Good & Evil 2
Hope you enjoyed our list!
Have you enjoyed our collection? Is there anything else you’d add to the list?
We’d love to hear what you have to say!
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