The 14 Best Video Game Trailers

Although it is still very important for players to see gameplay in video game trailers, just showing it is not enough anymore. Players want something exciting outside of gameplay and game studios are now acting accordingly. When releasing a new game, many game companies come up with cinematic trailers, regardless of the game genre. In fact, these trailers are of such high quality that we can even call them short films.

Although not all video game trailers, which have become an art form on their own in recent years, can impress players, there are some that never make you forget, no matter how long ago you watched them. Here are the best video game trailers whose quality does not make you forget even after years.

The Best Video Game Trailers

  1. Red Dead: Redemption 2
  2. Dying Light
  3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  5. Detroit: Become Human
  6. Battlefield 2042
  7. GTA 5
  8. The Last of Us: Part 2
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  10. Dead Island
  11. Battlefield 1
  12. Hitman Absolution
  13. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  14. Cyberpunk 2077 

Red Dead: Redemption 2

Red Dead: Redemption was Rockstar’s masterpiece, which came out of nowhere in 2010 and showed how much the game world actually needed a wild west themed game. On top of this masterpiece, people have waited for a sequel for many years.

This trailer, released by Rockstar in 2016, created a great excitement for Red Dead: Redemption 2, which will guide the course of the game industry. The game, which was finally released in 2018, did not abandon the excitement storm that grew with the trailer.

Dying Light

Dying Light offers a great experience with graphics, story and gameplay elements. With the game’s story telling just before the beginning, its action and Woodkid’s great music, a magnificent trailer was released.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

MGSV: The Phantom Pain, the masterwork of Hideo Kojima, where we bid farewell to Solid Snake, one of the two greatest secret agents in the history of the game, was first introduced to the players at the E3 2014 fair. We do not need to mention that the game is magnificent in terms of gameplay, story, and atmosphere. This trailer proved how a great game was about to come to the gaming community.

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Almost all of the cinematic trailers for the Assassin’s Creed series are of superb quality. But we must admit that the best among them belongs to Revelations. The scene with Woodkid’s Iron song, Ezio’s battle on the outskirts of Masyaf and the scene where he sees Altair…

Detroit: Become Human

This trailer, in which Kara, one of the main characters of Detroit: Become Human, was built, created a great excitement for many years, just like the promotional trailer of Cyberpunk 2077. However, unlike Cyberpunk, Detroit has become successful and appeared as a masterpiece.

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Battlefield 2042

The Battlefield series, which showed itself in the market with the 1st and 2nd World War games consecutively for many years, excited the war game fans with the Battlefield 2042 trailer, which was released 1 year ago. Finally, one of the two wargame series that offered the best online experience, returning to its essence and giving players the modern warfare environment again. Especially the scene in the 3rd minute of the trailer that gave rise to great hopes that the game would be great.


Rockstar Games’ exploitation of GTA 5 for years has now become frustrating for all players, but this game has made a sound all over the world close to its release. Rockstar Games announced the new GTA 5 years after GTA 4, which it launched in 2008. The trailer of GTA 5, with its resplendent music and vibrant color palette, created a great excitement for the players at that time.

The Last of Us: Part 2

The Last of Us: Part 2, the masterpiece of Naughty Dog, which divided the players into two due to its scenario, but everyone agreed on its quality, fascinated everyone with this trailer, which was published exactly 6 years ago. After years, seeing Ellie all grown up, especially while playing the guitar, made us all emotional and put us in great expectations for the game. As a matter of fact, our expectations were not in vain.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

With this legendary trailer released in 2019, the players were blown away with excitement as they saw Captain Price, the most well-known soldier in the history of the game. Bravo Six, going dark.

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Dead Island

There is no gameplay in the trailer, not even an image from the game. It would even be a shame to call it a trailer because of the story told, we should call it a short film. One of the most striking and saddest and best video game trailers in game history.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1, where EA and DICE took the series to World War I, still has a large player base even though it has been out for years. Players like the mechanics, atmosphere, graphics and realism of this game.

The game is excellent, of course, but the point where Battlefield 1 really exploded was the trailer released 6 years ago. At the same time, Battlefield’s rival, Call of Duty, was launching Infinite Warfare. The trailer of Battlefield 1 was so good that the fans made the trailer of CoD the most disliked game video.

Hitman Absolution

Hitman Absolution, which is the best Hitman game according to many people, was released before the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One generation were yet. Released on those devices, this game had one of the best graphics qualities of its time, the best Hitman gameplay, and the great story of Agent 47.

The trailer of this wonderful game with the nun, which was released at the E3 2012 fair, is still in the minds of many people. After all, how can one forget that a dozen nuns suddenly took off their robes and attacked a place with rockets, and then Agent 47 took them down?                                                         

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac, did not create that much excitement with its trailer. However, with the release of the game, it managed to put itself in the top 3 of the best superhero games. After this great success, the trailer of the second game, which was released recently, naturally aroused great interest.

Cyberpunk 2077

We don’t need to remind you how disappointing Cyberpunk was with its debut in 2020. This is one of the two trailers that is the reason why the game is expected with such enthusiasm. At the end of the trailer released after Keanu Reeves’ viral speech at the E3 2019 fair, Johnny Silverhand saying ‘Wake the f*ck up samurai, we have a city to burn’ still makes people want to install Cyberpunk on a PC.

Written by Maya Robertson


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