Much is regularly made of violence in video games, but it’s rarer that we take a step back and look at some of the absolute beauty that they can contain. This video celebrates a tiny percentage of some of the grandeur and wonder in games.
It was compiled by Games For Change as a response to a US government reel of violence in games that lasted for 88 seconds. So, here’s 88 seconds of delight from the likes of Abzû, The Last of Us, Life Is Strange, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, Never Alone, LittleBigPlanet 3, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Monument Valley, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Ori and the Blind Forest, Journey, The Witness, Minecraft and more. The only ringer seems to be that Shadow of the Colossus arrow twang.
There are SO many other amazing moments and games that could have been included. What would you have put in there that was missing?