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It Started With A Cutscene: Our Favourite Game Intros

FMV FTW

Intros: such an important part of all the games which made us. First impressions count. First impressions can be indelible, even if what follows is eminently forgettable. Here, then, are just a few of the PC game introductions - be they CGI, FMV or in-game - which we just can't seem to forget. What, delightful readers, are your favourites?

Be warned: all the videos follow. Your browser may have a little cry.

Fallout:

X-COM:

Ultima VII: Black Gate

Day of the Tentacle:

Sam & Max Hit The Road:

Full Throttle:

Bioshock:

System Shock 2:

Quake III: Arena:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Another World:

Chaos Engine:

Syndicate Wars:

Limbo of the Lost:

Homeworld:

Moonstone:

Stunt Island:

Command & Conquer: Red Alert:

The Stanley Parable:

Portal 2:

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War:

Prey:

Empire Earth:

Dungeon Keeper:

Half-Life:

And the worst...

Cool Spot!

I really fancy some 7-Up.

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Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about videogames.

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