Ranking The Top 10 Video Game Trailers of 2016

7) Titanfall 2

This multiplayer trailer for Titanfall 2 was released at E3, showcasing all of the work that Respawn and EA put into fixing the problems of the first game. From fluid movement to the action packed gameplay, the trailer illustrates that Titanfall 2 would be the game everyone was waiting for. The graphics are fantastic, and the combat appears to rival that of other massive first person shooters like Call of Duty! Interestingly, while the reveal trailer for Infinite Warfare was heavily criticised, this trailer was met with high praise. In this players get to see some of the new abilities, weapons and customization options demonstrating that Titanfall 2 would have a lot more depth than its original game.

6) The Last Guardian

The trailer for the Last Guardian from PSX is definitely the most emotional of the year, as the story of the bond between boy and animal is heartwarming. Given that we had seen many different trailers before this one, this seemed more polished and illustrated the beauty of the game, both in story and in graphics. The trailer does a great job of pulling players into the game in an impactful way.  In fact, it seemed like I was watching a short of some kind, and felt oddly attached to the main character and those cute baby gryphons by the end of it. While the Last Guardian was stuck in development  for years this trailer gave fans confidence that the game would be great.

5) Injustice 2

The announcement trailer for Injustice 2 is fantastic. The ability to customize characters to better suit player differences is great. The trailer hints that players will have a bit more customization properties for each of the characters,“Every time I enter the pit I emerge reborn.” All of the characters shown in the trailer: Superman, the Flash, Batman, Aquaman and Superwoman appear to evolve and change during the combat and honestly, not one of “costume” changes was disappointing. Maybe I’m a bit biased, as a fan of DC, but there’s no denying that this trailer is among the best of the year! The narration, visuals and overall gameplay all look amazing which gives players a few reasons to be excited about the full game release rumoured for March 2017.

4) Detroit: Become Human 

This trailer for Detroit: Become Human makes this game one of my most anticipated of 2017. It is a different concept than most games in the industry, yet shows similarities to the Telltale Series in the how detective skills and choices play into the game. From what is shown in the trailer, the graphics are top notch and the narration is superb. The trailer showcases what looks to be a thrilling story with many different endings. What remains a mystery however. is whether the ending shown in the trailer is really the end of the game, or if it is one of the many events players will have to face. Honestly, I feel emotionally invested in the little girl’s wellbeing already and the trailer was only 4 minutes long! Although there is no specific release date, Detroit: Become Human is rumoured to drop in 2017.

Click on through to PAGE 3 for the top 3 trailers of 2016…