What are the best game trailers and game commercials of all time?

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#1  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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For trailers, I'm not sure if anyone can beat the FF7 Remake reveal at E3 2015.

As for commercials, I'll go with Robin Williams in a Zelda commercial lol. Miss the guy!

And for overall weirdness, I'll go with this one

How about you, SW? What are the best game trailers and game commercials of all time?

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EDIT: How could I forget from where my avatar comes from? lol

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Best game trailer: Aliens: Colonial Marines: (Interesting enough. This trailer shows 100% exactly what the gameplay of Aliens: Fireteam Elite is like! Even the facehugger scene is 100% like you will experience it in the game)

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Best game commercial: Halo Reach: (MS advertise the hell out of this on every TV program back when cable TV was still a thing)

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Donkey kong beating up mario

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Every single Ratchet & Clank commercial

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The commercial for Metroid Prime is clearly the best, no competition. They should've made a movie like this.

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Nothing beat this trailer still.

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Best trailer for misleading the player: Dead Island cinematic

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Most epic series of trailers that when linked together make a sci-fi epic better than all the new Star Wars films: Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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This Dead Island trailer was amazing... and not so shockingly much much better than the actual game.

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...and this PS4 perfect day commercial is excellent... and IMO a big reason why the PS4 had 2nd place on lock last gen! Watching friends merc each other with smiles on is a lot of fun

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#10  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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This Dead Island trailer was amazing... and not so shockingly much much better than the actual game.

Which reminds me of:

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And this brings me to:

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Always loved this reveal and to be honest, the final version I played wasn't even downgraded that much imho, it was still a visual showcase.

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The Gears of War β€œMad World” trailer/ad always pops into my mind. That was some top notch stuff.

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#12  Edited By dabear
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@SolidGame_basic: I'm so shocked you didn't include any trailers from any XBox game. Ya know, since you "have an XBox". LMAO.

For me, the best two trailers of all time are:

  • Bioshock's Beyond the Sea
  • Gear's of War Mad World
  • Last Of Us, Part II

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Donno if they were ripping something off, but this trailer was very good. It's 100% true to the games theme as well.

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Nothing could ever top this. (if you ask me)

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The Dawn of war 3 trailer comes to mind.: A shame about the game (From what i hear).

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#16 SolidGame_basic
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@davillain: hey, I still use cable lol.

@dabear said:

@SolidGame_basic: I'm so shocked you didn't include any trailers from any XBox game. Ya know, since you "have an XBox". LMAO.

For me, the best two trailers of all time are:

  • Bioshock's Beyond the Sea
  • Gear's of War Mad World
  • Last Of Us, Part II

Lol, have you ever thought that what you're saying makes no sense lol Why would I make up having an Xbox?

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Commercials

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@SolidGame_basic said:

@davillain: hey, I still use cable lol.

@dabear said:

@SolidGame_basic: I'm so shocked you didn't include any trailers from any XBox game. Ya know, since you "have an XBox". LMAO.

For me, the best two trailers of all time are:

  • Bioshock's Beyond the Sea
  • Gear's of War Mad World
  • Last Of Us, Part II

Lol, have you ever thought that what you're saying makes no sense lol Why would I make up having an Xbox?

IDK - why are you?

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Best troll trailer would be Killzone 2 "gameplay" trailer

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Any of the live action Halo 3/Reach commercials.

The Gears of War (Mad World) commercial.

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@SecretPolice: My picks as well.

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@davillain: Watching that Remember Reach ad makes me sad. Thats what the Halo show should be like. Dont get me wrong, I like the battle scenes in it. Thats about all I like about it lol

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@cainetao11: It’s so crazy that this came out 10 years ago, and when a video game trailer has more love to it than an entire TV series with a massive budget. Reach ad was ahead of its time.

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@cainetao11 said:

@SecretPolice: My picks as well.

Great minds and all that jazz. ;)

Also, regarding the one I got my avatar from brings me back to why I chose that for my avatar and you go back far enough I think you will appreciate this.

I chose that because I felt that best described me and what it was like back in the day to come into SW and argue/defend on behalf of MS/Xbox. It was 24/7, shield up because I was so outnumbered and the attacks were relentless but I took it and stood my ground like a boss or should I say like a...... Master Chief. lolol :P

Good times regardless. :D

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#28 Robbie23
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God of War E3 reveal was crazy, especially how everyone in the crowd started screaming with joy once Kratos appears.

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#29 SolidGame_basic
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@SOedipus said:
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πŸ˜„ forgot about that one

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#30 simple-facts
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Watchdogs and dead island immediately spring to mind

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Why is no one posting TES V: Skyrim? it blows any other video trailer out of the water. I didn't even enjoy Skyrim, but it's trailer made me think 12/10. Got more like an 8/10 experience from it.

Other honourable mentions:

MGS5 trailer

MGS4 trailer

Deus Ex: HR (the game was hot garbage but loved the trailer

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#32 SolidGame_basic
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@Mozelleple112 said:

Why is no one posting TES V: Skyrim? it blows any other video trailer out of the water. I didn't even enjoy Skyrim, but it's trailer made me think 12/10. Got more like an 8/10 experience from it.

Other honourable mentions:

MGS5 trailer

MGS4 trailer

Deus Ex: HR (the game was hot garbage but loved the trailer

why didn't you post the Skyrim trailer lol

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#34  Edited By Jag85
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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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The MGS2 trailers were incredible for their time. The visuals, physics, AI and particle effects were mind blowing. The trailers were so good that MGS2 became a killer app for the PS2 before the game even released... And a Dreamcast killer too, sadly.

And that was before even getting to the best part of the trailers: Kojima pulled off the biggest troll in gaming history.

Raiden was hidden from the trailers, and replaced by Snake in the trailer footage. No one knew the existence of Raiden until the game came out. Some gamers were mad about the switcheroo, while others enjoyed the unexpected twist.

The Last of Us 2 tried to pull off the same trick nearly 20 years later, but failed when the switcheroo got leaked before release.

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@SolidGame_basic: I only post here when I'm at work inbetween sending emails and stuff. Putting Youtube up wouldn't look good haha.

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@Jag85: Forgot about that one... Holy shit some of the most nostalgic and tingly feelings I felt in gaming.

Remember hyping this as a little kid in 2001, not understanding anything lol

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#37  Edited By The_Game21x
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No one brought up this one yet?

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Also thought this one was strangely funny back in the day.

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I remember this commercial for Luigi's Mansion which has nothing to do with the actual game

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Gravity Rush 2 Japanese live action trailer

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Best trailer ever.

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Best Commercial ever.

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#42  Edited By sakaiXx
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Sony's PS3 commercial is the best.

For games the FFVIIR teaser trailer for impact.

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This one. The only time Sony being honest about releasing movies disguised as games.

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This one. The only time Sony being honest about releasing movies disguised as games.

Uncharted 2 is one of the highest rated games of all time..let that sink in 😎

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:
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This one. The only time Sony being honest about releasing movies disguised as games.

Uncharted 2 is one of the highest rated games of all time..let that sink in 😎

You know you have lost the argument before it even begin when you had to resort to the 'critics' scores. Oh and UC2 wouldn't even be one of the highest rated games if we remove Sony's own publications scores. ROFLMAO!

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@SolidGame_basic:

The recktage is savage. lol :P

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@pc_rocks said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@pc_rocks said:
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This one. The only time Sony being honest about releasing movies disguised as games.

Uncharted 2 is one of the highest rated games of all time..let that sink in 😎

You know you have lost the argument before it even begin when you had to resort to the 'critics' scores. Oh and UC2 wouldn't even be one of the highest rated games if we remove Sony's own publications scores. ROFLMAO!

I said highest rated 😎

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Dead Island has the best trailer I've seen... Some of the older assassins creed games were great too... Specifically AC Revelations where Ezio is being led to his death and he sees Altair and then flips the script. Love it.

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The Doom E3 2015 gameplay reveal, honestly looked too good to be true and I just figured at best that's what a PC on steroids would be getting... but no, pleasantly surprised how close the actual console versions were in comparison when we got it nearly a year later.

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Nothing will ever beat the old SOCOM commercials.