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This is a compiled list of  the top MMO machinima movies of 2008 by rated by IGN. I can’t say I would completely agree with their list but some of them are definitely worth watching. There are some other really good ones not mentioned but its merely impossible to see them all. I definitely do not feel the ones in forgein language, reading a movie was never really my type of thing. Majority of them are from World of Warcraft, obviously because the game is just that popular.

There are 12 videos in total, about 90 minutes worth of footage. If you plan on watching them all, grab a bag of popcorn, dim the lights, sit back and enjoy.


10. Election Duel
Game: World of Warcraft

Comedian Rich Kuras infiltrates the World of Warcraft to poll players on the 2008 Presidential Election. Merging real life and World of Warcraft was a success, but if you’re not into US politics then it won’t be quite as amusing of some of our other choices for Top MMO Machinima of 2008.

 

9. Guild Wars Adventures In Tyria: Episode 2 “The Triff Show”
Game: Guild Wars

Graphic quality isn’t as good as some of the other films included, and the same goes for the voice acting. The talk show theme was fun to watch, but some parts of the movie are bit underwhelming.

 

8. WoW That’s Funny!
Game: World of Warcraft

An amusing little ditty of decent quality.

 

7. Highly Unusual Rumpus Machine
Game: World of Warcraft

Well done film. This movie was the winner of the Comedy category in the BlizzCon 2008 Machinima Contest.

 

6. MMOvie Installment 1
Game: World of Warcraft

Quality movie with great graphics, top notch voice acting and a well-scripted storyline. Various big screen movies are mimiced in World of Warcraft, overall a very amusing theme. However, the video started off strong and lost steam towards the end.

 

5. The Roleplayer
Game: Age of Conan

A very funny video based on a topic that many MMO players can relate to. The voice quality is only mediocre, but the story makes up for it.

 

4. What does WAR mean to you?
Game: Warhammer Online

There’s not a lot of Warhammer machinima to be found out there, but this movie makes up for that! Quite an entertaining piece.

 

3. The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Mechanico
Game: City of Heroes

Well scripted, acted and directed. It’s a shame we don’t see more CoH / CoV machinima being made these days.

 

2. Oxhorn’s Christmas Tree
Game: World of Warcraft

Gorgeous video quality, interesting characters and an extra dash of humour makes Oxhorn’s Christmas Tree one of the top machinima flicks of the year!

 

1. Snacky’s Journal 4: Doubtful About Dating
Game: World of Warcraft

This film excels in all areas. While it was a very close call, Snacky’s Journal is well made and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. This movie was also the winner of the Drama/Romance Category in the BlizzCon 2008 Machinima Contest, as well as the Grand Prize winner.

 

Honourable Mentions
Name: Divided Soul
Game: World of Warcraft

A film with an epic feel to it. You won’t find any laughs here but it’s well done and worthy of a few moments of your time. This movie was the winner of the Action category in the BlizzCon 2008 Machinima contest.

 

Name: Captain leBorgne
Game: Pirates of the Burning Sea

A French video with English subtitles. The subtitles are fairly amusing since they aren’t perfect. The voice quality is a bit on the weak side, and the graphics aren’t the greatest either. But if you’re a POTBS player then this epic tale is well worth a watch!.

 

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