Best Game Trailer of 2011

January 5, 2012 by

Everyone loves a good trailer. Whether it’s for a game set for release next week or next year, a quick video of all the best scenes of a game set to some kick-ass music can sometimes be even better than the actual game itself. Most of the trailers on this year’s list didn’t feature any in-game footage and instead were made up entirely of CGI scenes, but that doesn’t make them any less awesome. Dead Island‘s backwards trailer showcasing a family vacation ruined by zombies might have created the most buzz and even locked in a movie deal for the franchise before the game was even released, but Epic Game’s chilling “Ashes to Ashes” trailer for Gears of War 3 was enough to give us goosebumps earlier this year when it premiered on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, showing the once unstoppable COG warriors defeated by the tolls of war in a trailer that promised this would be “the end.” Winner: Gears of War 3’s “Ashes to Ashes”.