Cinematic sequences have been staples in video games for decades, with countless scenes being produced by developers as a means of moving on a game's plot, fleshing out characters or simply showcasing a system's hardware and how flashy a game looks or runs.
And whilst there are plenty of examples where they have gone onto become the epitome of everything wrong with a game (see Sonic the Hedgehog and *that* kiss), cutscenes are generally some of the most enjoyed parts of games.
They're often a nice reward for getting past a level, reveal a lot of a story's developments and are now written and presented in ways more akin to big Hollywood blockbusters rather than simple add-ons to keep a game rolling.
But whilst every gamer out there can instantly name their favourite cutscenes from the titles they've played, there are more than a few important sequences out there that they might missed so far.
Whether it be alternate endings, hidden lore, further developments or a powerful reminder of what's at stake for a player, here are ten important video game cutscenes players totally missed out on in the past.