Seven Awesome Live Action Video Game Commercials

Sure, a lot of game trailers featuring mostly game play get the job done,  but the best commercials in video games are the ones that bring a game, or a game concept to life using real people.

Well at least we think so.  It’s almost too easy to get the job done with graphics these days.  Get a human in there and see what you can do!

Speaking of which, here are seven awesome live action video game commercials….

Halo 3


Director Neill Blomkamp explores the lives of Marines and ODSTs on a last, desperate mission in a post-invasion Earth — a mission that may secure the salvation, or usher the destruction of the entire galaxy

Legend of Zelda:  A Link to the Past


This is a commercial made in 1991 in of course:  Japan.  And as you can see, it’s weird as hell.

Halo:  Reach


It’s no surprise that we’re featuring Halo twice here.  It’s just that good.  As someone once put it, these are the “Saving Private Ryan” of game trailers.  Truly awesome.

Resident Evil 5


The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down player’s spines

Super Mario Brothers 3


How many franchises can get away with this?  Using one word globally like this?  Absolutely awesome.

Sonic and Knuckles


I just love that little guy who plays the badass warrior in Willow.  Whatever happened to that dude?

Nintendo Entertainment System


Easily one of the creepiest commercials of all time, this particular spot uses the popular-at-the-time technique of putting really horrible CGI/cartoons in with people (did you SEE Cool World?) and thinking it looks awesome.


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