From Mass Effect 2 to The Last of Us, these video game openings set off captivating stories with a bang
BioWare's beloved sequel serves up one of the most awe-inspiring moments of the trilogy, blowing up the Normandy and killing Shepard before the opening credits roll. A bold, brilliant opening.
Bethesda knew Elder Scrolls fans were ready for dragons, so they gave us dragons in a spectacular fashion. Skyrim's meme-generating opening is the stuff of internet legend.
Get your Sheikah Slate and emerge into a blindingly bright Hyrule. If your spine isn't thoroughly tingled as the music swells when Link makes his way to that cliff, you're dead inside.
The opening scene of The Last of Us has the pacing of a top-tier movie and the emotional gut-punch usually reserved for prestige TV. The most devastating opening in the history of games.
Eight samurai face off against thousands of soldiers in Tsushima's shockingly brutal opening battle. It's a stunning setpiece that propels Jin into a journey of revenge and redemption.
As far as openings go, it's hard to top Jack's introduction to Rapture. As you descend into the submerged art deco city, it's impossible not to let all those watery wonders wash over you.
An electric opening that cleverly shows off both sides of Pete's existence: the "normal" life with boring bills, and the Spidey side that sees you webbing up armed goons in Times Square.
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