Top 10 Video Game Intros

Greg Burke is back with the latest episode of the Top 10. 


This week's Top 10 video needs no introduction, In fact, it needs ten! Here are the ten best video game intros as selected by our Chatty community and staff.

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    February 3, 2018 4:30 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Top 10 Video Game Intros

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      February 3, 2018 5:25 PM

      Well, the list started off strong at least.

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      February 3, 2018 6:09 PM

      You lost me when it went all Japanese. And no Homeworld? Travesty!

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        February 3, 2018 6:31 PM

        No syndicate either. Easily better than the top 2 odd ones.

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        February 3, 2018 9:44 PM

        Lack of Homeworld is a shame, though there is a clear preference for punchy and action filled intros in the list.

        Maybe there will be another list of non-action cinematics, along with interactive ones later on.

        Might as well get some mileage out of this, right?

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      February 3, 2018 6:30 PM

      Well... the 10 thru 6 are correct. Not so much the rest.

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      February 3, 2018 6:56 PM

      Mass effect 2
      Bioshock 1
      Witcher 2

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        February 3, 2018 7:14 PM

        The video said only cinematics were considered, otherwise it would have been a complete fail if Mass Effect 2 wasn't in the top 2. My favorite intro of all time.

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          February 3, 2018 7:57 PM

          Ah, I fast forwarded through the list.

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      February 3, 2018 6:58 PM

      No Amiga games at all?
      Blood Money

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      February 3, 2018 7:15 PM

      You have made some odd choices. It's not supposed to be "10 Most Personal Nostalgia Triggering Intros"

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        February 3, 2018 7:42 PM

        Yeah but that Mechawarrior intro is... well it let's just say it reminds me of a time period when Activision actually gave a damn about video games and didn't just pump out the same 2 first person shooters every other year.

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        February 3, 2018 7:54 PM

        isn't it though...isn't it.

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      February 3, 2018 9:34 PM

      Welp... different strokes I guess.

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      February 3, 2018 9:37 PM

      about to read this, SR3 better be 1

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        February 3, 2018 9:39 PM

        fuck everything

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        February 3, 2018 9:40 PM

        Lawls, no it isn't. It was something that was entirely out of not even in the ballpark from my prospective.

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      February 3, 2018 10:10 PM

      I love the intros to WC3 and Diablo.. but you basically lost me on the rest of it.

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      February 3, 2018 11:14 PM

      lol well that fell off the rails

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      February 3, 2018 11:23 PM

      I only watched #10 and #2 but have to ask, was Red Alert on the list?

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        February 4, 2018 1:39 AM

        No, not a single Command & Conquer intro made the list.

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          February 4, 2018 1:48 AM

          a Top 10 for ALL GAMES is way too limited and seems like a borderline waste of time. It'd be difficult enough to do the concept justice if you focused on individual platforms (although some would be easy as long as you didn't have to actually hit 10).

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            February 4, 2018 3:39 AM

            There were way to many

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            February 4, 2018 9:27 AM

            I think even platforms would be better but you could do it more and get way more videos. Top 10 from the 80s, 90s, etc. you don’t have to use those breakpoints but gives you the idea.

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          February 4, 2018 2:49 AM

          What. The. Fuck.

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          February 4, 2018 3:15 AM

          I'm... Not sure what is funny? Red Alert, nor any of the others were featured.

          Also I need to get back to sleep.

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            February 4, 2018 3:24 AM

            Was it just the phrasing? I guess I could see it as suggestive of expectation.

            Were I to be offended by the lack of anything, it would be the lack of Homeworld, but whatever, it's Greg's list.

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      February 4, 2018 1:36 AM

      Mega Man X4 over Rock Man X4?


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      February 4, 2018 3:42 AM

      Original nier probably isn't in this video

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      February 4, 2018 4:14 AM

      I dislike how Shack Top 10's overlay the number of the next game onto the present game. It's confusing.

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        February 4, 2018 10:14 AM

        The whole format has been pretty poor since the get go, unfortunately. There's usually a lot of extra fluff in them, the names often don't get repeated in the dialogue track. I watch them occasionally but more often than not feel like I wasted my time by the end.

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      February 4, 2018 5:29 AM

      Dragon Ball #1, srsly? lol

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      February 4, 2018 5:37 AM

      time lapse of my face during the countdown

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      February 4, 2018 5:57 AM

      Do we have enough top tens to have a top ten bad top tens? Because this might make the list, find out if it does after the cut....

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        February 4, 2018 6:06 AM

        He definitely has enough to do that list.

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        February 4, 2018 6:13 AM

        World the top ten bad top ten article itself make it into its own list?


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          February 4, 2018 7:42 AM

          Also on Shacknews: top 10 bad autocorrects

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      February 4, 2018 6:17 AM

      Well clearly this is the definitive top 10 intro list for

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      February 4, 2018 6:44 AM

      Some other choices.

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        February 4, 2018 6:45 AM

        Er, rather, some ODD choices.
        (I blame my iPad's speech-to-text.)

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      February 4, 2018 7:46 AM

      Id,. it's in the game, and gamebryo are my favs

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      February 4, 2018 7:59 AM

      Do you ever take a break from trolling

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      February 4, 2018 8:04 AM

      No Quake II?


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        February 4, 2018 8:06 AM

        Ok I have no idea how I missed it

        I retract at least one bad thing I've said about you.

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      February 4, 2018 8:10 AM

      must revisit this later

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      February 4, 2018 8:19 AM

      Did Freespace 1 or 2 make the list?

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      February 4, 2018 9:17 AM

      Where's the muthafuckin C&C Red alert!?

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      February 4, 2018 10:09 AM


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      February 4, 2018 9:44 PM

      No offense but, aside from Diablo 3 and Warcraft 3, the rest is complete and utter bullsh*t!

      Where's Starcraft 2? Age of Empires 2? Tekken 3 didn't make the top 10? World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King?

      Also if you want to pick Dawn of War's intro, pick DoW2 instead. MMX3>4. Mech Commander>MW2.

      And if the Warhammer series deserves 2 entries, where the f*ck is Diablo 2?

      Even an unfinished and unreleased game had a better intro movie than these: Starcraft Ghost.
      Starcraft Ghost -

      I could go on... This list should be remade entirely!

      Starcraft 2-
      Age of Empires 2 -
      Tekken 3 -
      World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King -
      Dawn of War 2 -
      Megaman X3 -
      Mechcommander -
      Diablo 2 -
      Soulblade -
      Need for Speed 4 -

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