8 of the best game intros of all time – opening moments that lasted forever


God of War 3

The intro to God of War 3 sees a perpetually grumpy Kratos clinging on to titan Gaia – the ancient Greek personification of Earth – as she ascends Mount Olympus to exact revenge upon the Gods that sit on the mountain’s summit. The scale of the ascension is beyond impressive, and it marks a high point in the franchise. To top it off, Poseidon then shows up in his colossal watery form to provide an exhilarating boss battle that sees God and titan going off against each other with you stuck in the middle. It’s a behemoth of an intro, and sets up the rest of the game perfectly.