Thanks to modern streaming technology, countless video-related niches are able to flourish on the internet. One particular subset is video game speedrunning, in which players attempt to finish games in the quickest time possible and post video proof of their accomplishments online for bragging rights (and to entertain their subscribers, if they have a popular online following). The dexterity and motor skills that these runners display are nothing short of impressive, as these runs require near-perfection, especially when the online leaderboards are crowded with players vying for the top times. There are a ton of great speedrun videos online, but the following are some of the best, and really showcase the wonderfully exploits and techniques players have found to cut down their completion times to just a fraction of what it would take the average player to finish these games.
7. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Speedrunner Cosmo may have had his record for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time beaten recently, but his time of 18 mins, 10 seconds is still impressive. Cosmo also offers an informative voiceover during the video, explaining how he discovered some of his techniques. Frankly, any sub-20 minute run of this classic game is impressive, especially considering players don’t even take control of character Link until almost 4 minutes into the game!