Breaking the fourth wall within a video game is certainly not a brand new concept these days. We've witnessed it done in the right way for decades now -- with some games performing this feat better than others, of course.
Sometimes, however, breaking the fourth wall can be a decoy tactic for when your video game is not quite clever enough. Other times, it is a witty way to include the player in just one more aspect of the experience.
In any case, breaking the fourth wall is relatively interesting. And here are a few prime examples of how great it can be when it's done right.