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.
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.