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My all-time favorite:

Day of the Tentacle (1993)

Here the remastered version of the intro:

Full Throttle (1995)

Here the remastered version of the intro:

Blade Runner (1997):

Last edited by Conina - on 24 January 2021

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The DK Rap (as previously mentioned) is good fun. I like the intro to Banjo Kazooie for similar reasons.

As cheesy as it is though, I can't look past the intro for the first Resident Evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlRvYevvS00



Amazing intro for one of the best games of all time. It's sad they didn't remaster it for the new definitive edition.



Ocarina of Time.



Kakadu18 said:

Ocarina of Time.

The sound of galloping hooves is the only thing you can hear as the moon shines above a field, until a moody piano jingle plays and the hero rides across the world, alone but for his horse, before the introduction of the infamous ocarina’s melancholy cry and the iconic Zelda logo fades in... 



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The original Red Alert trailer. especially after the story cutscene is over and Hell March kicks in:

Also, for it's sheer memetic status, Zero Wing:



SvennoJ said:

Half-Life of course

I played that 3 times in a row on my then brand new surround system before starting the game

I'm not a big fan of the game or series but I have to agree, at least from technology standpoint. I wish Unreal had a better intro, the Nali Castle flyby was very impressive at the time but it wasn't an intro.



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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

m0ney said:

I'm not a big fan of the game or series but I have to agree, at least from technology standpoint. I wish Unreal had a better intro, the Nali Castle flyby was very impressive at the time but it wasn't an intro.

Unreal is amazing in the opening, but that's past the 'intro'. Same with Silent Hill 2. I don't remember much from the intro movie, yet the first part of the game is one of the best openings ever.

I guess ICO and SotC are early 00s as well, great opening movies to set the tone.


Especially the music of SotC






drbunnig said:


As cheesy as it is though, I can't look past the intro for the first Resident Evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlRvYevvS00

Good thing they included blood types for the characters. Wouldn't be Japanese without it.

Dune II in 1992 had the first (?) cinematic intro with longer voice acting I believe.

"The spice controls the empire"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tC32ZIYXlE



On the PC:

On the N64:

On the multiplatform(as Baddman already mentioned LoK):



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