The Playstation’s Top 7 Opening FMVs

Take a trip back in time and explore the Playstation’s greatest opening cinematics.

The Playstation's Top 7 Opening FMVs


While the Sony Playstation may be most fondly remembered as being the most successful of the 32-bit consoles to release in the mid-’90s, setting the stage for Sony’s meteoric rise as a console heavyweight, it’s also the home for some of the most memorable opening cinematics ever to grace videogame console. By eschewing cartridge-based media, Sony’s grey gaming juggernaut used the extra space afforded by the CD medium to produce some truly memorable introduction sequences that stuck with an entire generation. Here are a few of our favorite opening FMVs from the PS One-era that immediately captured our hearts, minds, and thumbs.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Before founding the site, Frank was a staff writer for the blogs Gaming Judgement and NuclearGeek.
  • andy

    Hmm I definitely think that Soul Reaver is the better opening though (could be the most epic opening to a game of all time)
    G-Police also had an incredible opening that was epic at Blade Runner sci-fi levels. It really sucked you into the world and the police force that you play with.
    Every single Tekken FMV ever on PS1 is epic 😀
    Pandemonium was also very epic and still decent looking today.
    Oh and Driver’s is pretty epic too as there is ZERO music in it, all tension building up to the end when the title comes up on screen.

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  • Sebastian Garcia

    No Parasite Eve and Nightmare Creatures 2?

    Metal gear solid was in engine not FMV

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