ABG Presents; Gaming’s Best Cinematics Ever

ABG Presents; Gaming’s Best Cinematics Ever

While we don’t claim to be movie critics or cinematographic experts, we do know a thing or two about video games. Or, well, cutscenes at least. So, we’ve compiled a list containing what we think are gaming’s best cinematics for your viewing pleasure. Be it for dramatic intensity, pure badassery, or perfect composition, we tried to find the best – enjoy.

Beware, major spoilers ahead for some titles. You have been warned.

Now, some of these will have some minor overlap with our Best Game Trailers piece. However, we made sure to only use cinematics/segments from the games. Coincidentally, some cinematics make mighty compelling trailers and were used in marketing.


  • Fallout 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Last of Us
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Warcraft 3
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Frostpunk
  • Death Stranding
  • God of War
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Halo 2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
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c/o; Video Games Source

“War, War Never Changes” – a classic narration by Ron Perlman

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c/o jibur

Alternatively, MGSIV‘s Intro claims the contrary; “War Has Changed”

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c/o Mr Soup

An incredible score accompanied by a fantastic sense of scale and purpose for an effective emotional delivery

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c/o FuzionZGamer

Right in the feels. The outstanding delivery drives these performances as some of the best in gaming history.

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c/o MrSinghOfficial

Like an M. Night Shyamalan movie…that works

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c/o benny1man

This was one of the most intensely dramatic moments of gaming in 2003…or maybe ever. All hail, King Arthas.

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c/o Bad Mountain Gaming

That Voice

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c/o Fugas 2.0

Now, this one was directly used as a trailer. It’s just so damn good.

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c/o Drake Platinum

Now, Death Stranding contains some of the best motion-capture ever, but this is just badass.

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c/o Zanar Aesthetics

“Feel smol, puny human”

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c/o Cinematic Gaming

One word: Feels. Regardless of your ending choice, It’s incredibly moving and emotional.

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c/o Kewin

Only one of the most quoted phrases in gaming

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c/o Generic Gaming

Nothing beats the first time experiencing this. You know

Well, that’s it for our mini-catalogue of some of the best game cinematics/cinematic moments ever made. If you enjoyed our choices (or we missed any of yours), let us know in the comments. And remember, stay classy ABG.

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