3) Death Stranding
This one is a toss up between the Death Stranding trailers shown at E3 and the Game Awards. Both trailers are equally weird and creepy, yet remain utterly beautiful in design. Both trailers are so intense that it’s hard not to be entirely enthralled in them. They are so intriguing that players are left scratching their heads wondering what will happen and what the game is actually about. Obviously by the name and the amount of dead whales shown, the game is going to be about death, but in what capacity, we will have to wait and see. It doesn’t hurt that the trailers have appearances by Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen either. While there is some time before this game comes out in 2018, I’m looking forward to whatever bizarre trailers Kojima Productions has in store for us.
2) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Revealed at the PlayStation Experience, this trailer was met with a roar of the crowd. Yes, it is a long trailer, but everyone was on the edge of their seats the entire time. Not only does it look great, but when Chloe was revealed, the crowd went wild! The game has been introduced as a standalone game set after Uncharted 4 and will star not only Chloe, but also Nadine as the main characters. I for one, am looking forward to having a badass female protagonist or two! If this trailer, and the previous work of Naughty Dog are any indication, there is no doubt that the game will be just as great as the rest of the games in the Uncharted series.The whole trailer is absolutely stunning, leaving fans wanting more. It will be interesting to see how different this game is from Uncharted 4!
1) The Last of Us Part II
Like a few others on this list this trailer was revealed at PSX. The Last of Us Part II opens with music, and the trailer is raw and emotional the whole way through. Getting to see Ellie playing the guitar with a bloody knife and dead body at her feet at the end is as gut wrenching as it can get. This scene totally sets up the revenge theme of the game. The last little bit of the trailer is haunting, especially when she says, “I’m going to find and I’m going to kill every last one of them.” Boom. That’s all it took to be hooked. Really though, who knew Ashley Johnson could sing? Watching this trailer as it was revealed was amazing to experience as you could hear a pin drop throughout the entire trailer, up until the point where the audience figured out which game it was. Then there was a deafening roar! I, like many others, was totally enthralled from beginning to end. This definitely takes the cake for the best trailer of 2016 as it speaks to the many different layers of the game!
What do you guys think? Is there a trailer we missed? Was there one that you felt doesn’t deserve to be in the top 10 trailers of 2016?