The evening sky is overrated. Don’t go there for awesome fireworks. Look at these clips of video gaming’s best fireworks. We’ve got to start with Mario.

Update 7/4/18: This post originally appeared July 4, 2015. It’s been edited to include Monster Hunter: World and Far Cry 5.


Update 7/4/19: This post has been edited to include Tetris Effect, The Division 2, Fortnite, and Kingdom Hearts 3.

Fantavision, the PlayStation 2’s fireworks-gaming classic.

Final Fantasy XIII: Fireworks Edition

Boom Boom Rocket (Like DDR but with fireworks)

Big Bang Mini, an obscure one on the Nintendo DS.

Left 4 Dead? This seems wrong.

Assassin’s Creed II. Just the last bit of this clip.

Gran Turismo 5. Go figure.

Colonization (I love the name of this video: “Colonization Gameplay (SPOILER) - Video 18: INDEPENDENCE (End sequence)“ ... it’s like, spoiler: The British Empire loses!

Minecraft, of course.

Batman: Arkham Asylum. I forgot this game had any. Thanks, Giant Bomb, for your awesome fireworks-in-games list. I had to peek to remember this one.

Peggle. Well, Peggle hacked.

Animal Crossing.

Forza Horizon 2

Majora’s Mask, of course.

Hitman, at sunset in Paris, France.

Fallout 4, courtesy of the Contraptions Workshop DLC.

Monster Hunter: World.

Far Cry 5 gives you fireworks when you liberate outposts and areas, such as Holland Valley, below.

Tetris Effect has some fireworks when you’re doing well.

The Division 2 has some fireworks you can set off with a well-placed shot.

Kingdom Hearts 3 has a whole fireworks train.

Fortnite’s New Year’s event had fireworks.

There’s also a fireworks wrap for your weapons.

Editor-in-Chief. Playing: Destiny 2 (need to get back to Ashen, Spider-Man, RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, AC Odyssey, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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