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What are the best Main Menu screens you've seen in video games?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Malamert, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    But that music with the sound effects though...
    Glorious.
     
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    Hitman: Blood Money



    Also a really nice touch with how the funeral guests disappear as you kill them.
     
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    My personal favorite.
    The music got me pumped immediately.

     
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    Starcraft

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    Soul Reaver




    Abe's Odyssee




    Planescape: Torment (tailoring New game/Continue game/Exit to the Nameless One's condition is a nice touch)

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    Best menu ever put into a videogame..



    The music...the level of detail in all those 3D assets...that team gave a shit about every little thing.
     
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    The MOH series had memorable menus



     
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    AoW 1's is my favorite. It's animated, the art is really nice and the theme song is one of the best (like the soundtrack in general).
     
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  10. I like the look of Dungeon Siege 1's menu.

     
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    Diablo 2 is one:



    Always liked Dreamfall's main menu as well:

     
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    This one:

     
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    Oh, yeah I forgot this one. I used to just sit in front of the menu for minutes on end watching the slides move before even starting playing.
     
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    I love these too. See what I mean? We don't get cool stuff like this anymore. It's all banal shit boring now.
     
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    Something about Grimwah's menu always makes me smile. Can't put my finger on why.
     
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    Good topic. A main menu really sets the tone and I do feel like a lot of the games I get nostalgic for do have very memorable ones.

    Already mentioned: Mafia, Rome: Total War, Rollercoaster Tycoon.

    One of my all-time favorites is Civilization IV that shows the Earth rolling through day/night with Baba Yetu playing. Very visually simple, but with the song it's absolute kino.




    Battletech is a newer one. Gorgeous cinematics with an amazing track; to me it was the highlight of the game it was that good,

     
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    Geat music and hottest chick in vidya

    I also like simple, crisp menus:

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    This, my fellow taffers, is the hight of all frontal cortex activity ever achieved inside a human skull. *whack*
     
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    I really enjoyed how Thief 2's main menu screen actually still had the Thief 1 main menu screen still visible through the windows on either side. Was a neat touch.
    My favourite though is probably Guild Wars: Nightfall's menu screen. Was nothing special, but nice music and scenery and I have a lot of nostalgia for it.
     
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    A lot of good ones posted already, like AoW1, Heroes 2-3. Here are some more





    ES2 OST is particularly amazing
     
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    Strictly for nostalgia purposes, I'm including here the title/main menu screen for the first C64 game I played back in 1988-89. Okay, maybe it wasn't the first for me, but it was the first I remember. I felt like I had stepped into a virtual world for the first time, and the little SID tune didn't hurt.

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    Psychonauts' main menu was interesting, although I also think it is a bit annoying and not quite sure I'd hold it up as a great one:
     
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