Now I know most of the gamer world buys their games for the sheer fun of the Massive Online Multiplayer aspect and games like Halo and Call of Duty confirm that notion no doubt, but for some of us it’s the story that draws us in. With that being said here is my list for the top five best “cutscenes” of all time! (SPOILERS!!!!! USE CAUTION!!!!)
5. Maria’s death scene/Gears of War 2
First off let me just say this….if you haven’t played Gears of War 2 yet, please run to your closest video game store and pick it up! You won’t be disappointed. What makes this cutscene so tragic is that throughout the game Dominic Santiago has high hopes that he and his beloved Maria will be reunited. They are, but not how he expected.
4. Ninja Gaiden intro
In my opinion, this cutscene from 1988’s Ninja Gaiden was way ahead of its time.
3. Raiden vs Vamp/Metal Gear Solid 4
TALK ABOUT INTENSITY AT IT BEST!!
2. Brothers to the End/Gears of War 3
Possibly the saddest cutscene in video game history. That coupled with the fact they chose Gary Jules’ Mad World to set the tone, makes it no better.
1. Link meets Ganondorf/Ocarina of Time
It is the cutscene of all cutscenes. In what could arguably be the best game for the Nintendo 64 console, this particular scene sets the stage for the game and introduces the player to the villainous “King of the Gerudos” Ganondorf.
So there it is folks, my top five favorite cutscenes in video games. If you feel this list is lacking or would like to know more, please feel free to comment below.