The E3 is over and it left us once again with a massive amount of videos and demos to get us hyped for upcoming games. Now that the dust is settled Roy and I joined together and decided which of those showings got us more impressed and came up with this collaborative list. These picks are just our own so don’t get too mad if your favourite game doesn’t appear!
10. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – I have to admit that I enjoyed quite a bit my time with the previous title, Shadow of Mordor. So, the existance of this sequel alone is enough to have me hyped. The game’s nemesis system is back with a vengeance now looking deeper and more complex which is great.
9. God of War – The main reason why this pick isn’t higher is because this time around we only got to see a video. That gameplay trailer was awesome though. The combat on display looked faster and way more exciting than what we were able to see last year. The moveset on the shield that Kratos uses looked also very cool.
8. Shadow of the Colossus – I may not be that excited about this announcement as I played through this game multiple times already but this game should be a huge deal to anyone who hasn’t. The graphics are so much better than they used to be and we can’t expect a completely solid framerate at last. Roy, you have to get your hands on this.
7. The Evil Within 2 – Like a mix between Resident Evil 4 and Silent Hill, this series of horror games feel like a love letter to Roy and I. The announcement of this sequel caught us by surprise but what they’ve shown of it looks promising. Also, we won’t have to wait that long to see if it delivers as the game will be ready for this next october.
6. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – The New Order might as well be one of my favourite FPSs ever. I’m a fan of single player campaigns and the one we got there was simply amazing. Luckily for me, what they hinted about this sequel in its reveal trailer feels just what I would have wanted for this. The only way I could be more pleased is if I got to see a live demo of it but I’ll have to wait.
5. Beyond Good & Evil 2 – If this isn’t higher on the list is because It’s hard to get hyped for this game. Don’t get me wrong, I still want this game badly but, it’s not the first time BG&E2 has been announced and we only got to see a cgi trailer (which looked awesome) so… forgive me if I’m a bit more skeptical this time around.
4. Assassin’s Creed: Origins – I’m one of the weirdos that think that Syndicate was the best Assassin’s Creed on the whole series but even then, the Assassin’s formula was needing some “refreshment” and that’s what we got with the showing of Origins. It’s not about going back to a more ancient setting, but the focus on implementing RPG elements and above all, its improved combat.
3. Spider-man – The first reveal of this game last year got many people excited but we really needed to see this game running and confirm that the gameplay would hold up. After this E3, we can be pretty sure this game is going to be awesome. The fluidity on spidey’s movements and the amazing set-pieces seen on that demo sold me completely.
2. Detroit: Become Human – We could discover last year the focus that this new David Cage game would have on player choice and we were happy to see that this year’s trailer seems to be aiming towards that as well. We also got to see a new protagonist and now we know we’ll be able to lead the android revolution ourselves. Very cool stuff.
1. Days Gone – Last year Bend showed us how many freakers (zombies) they could put on the screen at once and it was quite impressive already but some were doubtful around how the game would play around it. That seems to have been the focus for this year’s showing as we got to see a bunch of new mechanics including using those zombies to your advantage. By the way, the game has zombie animals. Just imagine the possibilities…
Runner Ups: Life is Strange: Before the storm, Metro: Exodus, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, Anthem, Monster Hunter World
This is it. Unfortunately, some other games we’re also anticipating were left out like A Way Out, Vampyr or Kingdom Come: Deliverance. We’ll keep an eye on them anyway. Do you agree with our picks? What are your favourite games from this E3? Tell us in the comments.