The Best Video Game Trailers of 2016

A robot with PTSD, a wide open galaxy and a flashmob in pursuit of Mario are just some of the highlights that made these teasers more than just ads

Battlefield 1 "Official Gameplay" EA DICE

Battlefield 1 "Official Gameplay"

All of the Battlefield 1 trailers were spectacular in their own way, but it was this first official gameplay trailer released in June that really illustrated how the game would convey both its grit and drama outside of cutscenes and scripted events. Continuing Electronic Arts' uncanny knack for matching dramatic contemporary music to imagery from nearly a century ago, this trailer featured a remix of Wiz Khalifa's "No Limit" from LA-based game and movie trailer audio magicians Sencit Music. Much like the Glitch Mob remix of "Seven Nation Army" that defined the game's initial reveal in May, Sencit matched huge dramatic beats with the track's most apt lines. "Who said we can't change the world?" Khalifa raps to images of biplanes and early tanks. "Look how we changed the game."

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