The new trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is out. Have you seen it? You should – as with Human Revolution, it’s a fantastic piece of direction and hype generation. I didn’t think Squeenix/Eidos could make a trailer as good as the one they did for Human Revolution, but this new one comes damn close. So, as well as watching a fantastic new trailer, I thought it would be nice to indulge in some list making and nostalgia, and run through my favourite trailers for games.
Most of my favourites have a lot in common. Good music, usually from the game and well timed to the footage. Snippets from the dialogue well placed to create interest and everything building to a climax. I know there’s a lot of other types of trailers that people like – like the Dead Island reverse trailer, or the Gears of War sad trailer. These don’t really do it for me. In the case of the Deus Ex and Castlevania trailers below, they were enough to convince me that I wanted these games without any further investigation – and after all, isn’t that the point of a trailer? to sell a product?
5: God of War
4: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
3: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
2: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
1: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Those are my top five. Feel free to drop your favourites into the comments or on the DPD Revival facebook group 🙂
Also, many thanks to YouTuber Francis Lai for putting together an HD version of the MGS trailer.