Before Epic Games’ wonderfully brutal Gears of War was released in 2006, becoming a smash hit and spawning two equally excellent sequels and a not quite as popular spinoff, it was a simple trailer that really caught the attention of gamers everywhere.
Considered to be one of the all-time best video game trailers ever, it was only a cinematic, featuring no gameplay, but it showed what looked like an intense science fiction adventure set to Gary Jules’ cover of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World.” And, as you might have figure out, it was the song that really stood out and made the game stick in viewers’ minds. The cover was actually recorded for the 2001 film Donnie Darko, but the usage in the Gears trailer saw it propelled to the number one spot on iTunes five years after it was made.
Now, with the upcoming release of Gears of War Ultimate Edition later this month fast approaching, a new trailer has been made smartly using “Mad World” once again to try to re-ignite some of that original excitement.
You can check out the new trailer below.
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