This year’s E3 featured all kinds of great new games from major developers, but 10 in particular blew my mind. Here’s what should be on your must-have list:
1. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The latest installment of the Zelda franchise is a free-map exploration that once again has Link tracking Ganon through the Hyrule universe. Stellar new graphics and a new storyline are the best part of this update, and I may be just a little too excited, but this could be the best Zelda game yet (at least, I sure hope so!).
2. God of War
Sony’s new iteration of the God of War series for Playstation is deep, dark, realistic, and immersive. The narrative continues with Kratos showing his child all the necessary skills to be a God, and the child bringing his father back into the realm of human feeling. Psychology and gameplay combine in one for this title.
3. Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1, from EA, is a first-person shooter game, set during World War I, with machine guns, tanks, deep storylines, and more explosions that you can shake a stick of dynamite at. Look for previews if you want to see the gameplay, and be prepared to be blown away.
4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes you into space, gives you three modes of gameplay, and makes previous versions of the game seem like practice for this epic, cinematic adventure. Stellar voice acting and graphics take the experience to a much deeper level, for old hands and newbies to the Call of Duty franchise alike.
5.Resident Evil 7
Want to feel scared? Puzzled? Confused? Frustrated? Then give Resident Evil 7 a whirl. Even people who have invested hours and hours into this game can’t quite determine what it’s about. Intrigued? Then join the masses and poke your way through the house. Good luck finding your way out!
6. For Honor
In the fantasy realm of good guys, bad guys, peace, confusion, hatred, and thousands of years of destruction, For Honor takes you to a new place and forces you to gain skills and knowledge. Both medieval and deep, put on your thinking caps and check your reflexes before you step too far into this one.
7. Gears of War 4
Microsoft and Xbox bring you the 4th installment of Gears of War. Test your skills and strategies against the universe in this fan favorite franchise. Multiplayer functionality is what’s really going to hook you. Add the gross out factor for folks who enjoy the gore scene, and you’ve got a winner.
8. Sea of Thieves
Your crew against the world. Bring it on! With more of a focus on humor and community, Sea of Thieves will keep you entertained – all the way up until you drunkenly fall of your ship, or your find yourself caught in all of those details that are required to set sail in the first place.
9. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
No top 10 list would be complete without some absurdity in the mix, and that’s what the latest South Park title brings to the table.When it comes to this game, expect the unexpected, and appreciate that gaming only has to be as serious as Matt and Trey are willing to make it.
10. Ghost Recon: Wild Lands
Mix a little bit of realism with a whole lot of spy novel fantasy business, and you get Ghost Recon: Wild Lands. Hyper accentuated personalities and fight scenes are going to be the name of the game on this one, so be prepared for some colorful personas and situations to work your way through.