Another Year Done and Dusted – Here are 15 of the best games at E3 2017

Another year of E3 is now done and dusted as we saw our most anticipated game titles revealed in cinematic splendour. Here are 15 of the biggest games that showcased at E3 2017.

 

1. Metro: Exodus

Metro fans can rejoice with this sequel that follows the events of the last game. We can return once more to the gloomy post-apocalyptic Russian wasteland with our familiar protagonist, Artyom.
Developer: 4A Games
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: 2018

2. A Way Out

 This game featured some pretty dynamic gameplay that’s specifically designed for split screen co-op. This is the second video game title to be directed by Josef Fares, after Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. 
Developer: Hazelight
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: 2018

3. Shadow of the Colossus

A teaser trailer in Sony’s press conference announced a remake of the beloved adventure game that first graced our screens back in 2005. The remake will feature ultra-high definition art assets and is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 in early 2018.

Developer: Bluepoint Games, SCE Japan Studio
Platforms: Playstation 4
Release Date: Early 2018

4. Sea of Thieves

This year we got to see more humorous gameplay footage of the much anticipated Sea of Thieves. This pirate-themed co-op multiplayer game will let players embark on quests, collect loot and engage in combat with other players as well as naval combat aboard your pirate ship!

Developer: Rare
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Release Date: Early 2018

5. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Shadow of War follows the events of 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with the same protagonist, Talion. The game builds upon the Nemesis system introduced in Shadow of Mordor, allowing Talion to gain Followers from several races of Middle-earth who now have more personality than ever before. Bruz the Chopper, you’re a deadset legend mate.
Developer: Monolith Productions
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: October 10, 2017

6. Anthem

Anthem  is a brand new IP from EA’s Bioware studio. The game features a lush and dangerous futuristic sci-fi world where you can fly around in exosuits and team up with buddies.

Developer: Bioware
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: 2018

7. The Evil Within 2

Be sure to get a change of clean pants ready! We’ll be able to play The Evil Within 2 on the very appropriate release date of Friday the 13th.

Developer: Tango Gameworks
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: October 13th, 2017

8. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a sequel to the 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. We got a pretty bizarre reveal trailer for the game at Bethesda’s press conference. Bad Liesal!

Developer: MachineGames
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: October 27, 2017

9. Assassin’s Creed Origins

After taking a bit of a breather with the Assasin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft has now revealed Assassin’s Creed Origins, which looks to be the best in the series yet. This new chapter is set in Egypt and follows a new protagonist. Players can freely roam the open world of Egypt that can be navigated on foot, horseback or boat.

Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: October 27, 2017

10. Far Cry 5

We got to see more footage of Far Cry 5  at Ubisoft’s E3 conference which showcased some new gameplay mechanics. The game will place a renewed emphasis on close-quarters combat compared to previous Far Cry titles by introducing a wider range of weapons like pitchforks, sledgehammers and baseball bats. Oh, and also there’s a dog!

Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 27, 2018

11. Beyond Good and Evil 2

After years of hopeless waiting fans can finally rejoice at the announcement of Beyond Good and Evil 2. The game will be a prequel to 2003’s Beyond Good & Evil that will enable players to visit planets that have their own societies and complete tasks on these planets that will grant new technologies and other facets.

Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: TBA

12. Monster Hunter: World

Finally, we’ll be able to play a Monster Hunter game on next generation consoles. Much like the other games, Monster Hunter: World will enable players to wield a vast array of weapons and armours, hunt monsters in different area maps along with cooperative multiplayer gameplay.

Developer: Capcom
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: Early 2018

13. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man is based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man and will tell a new story that is not tied to a film or comic book. Players will be able to use Spider-Man’s abilities such as web slinging and wall crawling as well as new gameplay elements.

Developer: Insomniac Games
Platforms: Playstation 4
Release Date: 2018

14. Days Gone

We saw more of  Days Gone with some new impressive gameplay footage. This post-apocalyptic survival zombie game is set in an open-world environment where players can complete objectives in various ways, such as utilising stealth for silent takedowns or by using long and short ranged weapons aggressively. The game features many dynamic mechanics including a day-night cycle, vehicles and crafting.
Developer: SIE Bend Studio
Platforms: Playstation 4
Release Date: 2018

15. God of War

We got to see another intense trailer of the soft reboot to the franchise God of War and yet again, it was magical. This new instalment takes places in the world of Norse gods where Kratos now resides with his young son Atreus. With a release date finally announced, we can expect to see more of Kratos in all his fatherly wisdom in early 2018.
Developer: Santa Monica Studio
Platforms: Playstation 4
Release Date: Early 2018


There you have it, 15 of the best games that featured at E3 2017, in my opinion. So many games, so little time.


What were some of your favourite announcements?
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