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11 Best Video Game Intros Of All Time

Posted on Sunday, March 3 @ 12:53:01 Eastern by Alex_Osborn



9. Halo 4

Technology has come a long way, and Halo 4's jaw-dropping intro is evidence to this. With the advancements in motion capture and facial animation, the opening moments of 343 Industries' first entry in the Halo franchise is no doubt a memorable one. Not only is it pretty to look at, but it also fleshes out a substantial chunk of the series' backstory—something fans have been clamoring for quite some time. I couldn't imagine a better way to kick off a new trilogy.




8. Half-Life 2

"Wake up Mr. Freeman." That line will be etched in gamers' minds for years to come. The iconic intro to Valve's Half-Life sequel was not only groundbreaking for the time visually, but the way it introduced the player to the world was engaging on a level we had never seen before. The studio's approach to interactive storytelling was made clear right from the outset and pulled gamers in the minute they were given control. Since then, many have tried to emulate Valve's stunning accomplishment, but very few have succeeded.
 

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