TA Top Five: Jaw-Dropping Moments

By Michelle Balsan, 2 years ago
Ever had that moment in a game that just completely left your jaw on the floor? That made you think "I thought I had seen it all, but wow, they got me!"? Well, so have we. This week's TA Top Five aims to capture the Top Five most jaw-dropping moments that we've experienced.

Of course, what counts as a jaw-dropping experience is very much based on, well, personal experience. In order for it to shock you, you have to have, on one hand, experienced the moment in question and, on the other hand, not seen it coming. Take, for example, that big twist in The Sixth Sense. If you saw through the movie's story-telling and figured out the hook (or if you never saw the movie), that wouldn't be a jaw-dropper for you. If, however, you watched the movie and got to the big reveal and either a) didn't find it contrived or b) were legitimately surprised, then it was a jaw-dropper for you.

So, with that out of the way, here is TA's list of Top Five most jaw-dropping moments. This article will be rife with spoiler tags so as to not ruin anyone's potential jaw-dropping experience.

Honorable Mentions

Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Screenshot

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Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
brothers

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Gears of War 2
Dom

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BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
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Now, now, now. Before anyone is upset that this 'only' landed in honorable mentions, it's important to note that the author in this case did not actually play Infinite as of this writing. When Hounds are preparing a Top Five, the topic is put to the team for input, but final say is left with the author.

As the author, I don't want to include something that hasn't made me feel like I have to scrape my jaw off the floor, but when there's so much call for something to be added, it should be included, and this is the place to do it (plus, this actually saves the author from being spoiled, as well).

So, for the BioShock Infinite portion of this show, here's Marc Pilkington to talk about the game's jaw-dropping moment:

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Top Five
5: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Desmond and Lucy

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4: Braid
September 7th

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3: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
MacTavish

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2: The Darkness
The Darkness

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1: BioShock (Xbox 360)
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The TA Team will be bringing you The TA Top Five every Sunday until we run out of coolness to debate and discuss. If you have an idea for a Top Five you'd like us to do, be sure to let us know in the comments!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.