SSX - Xbox 360 and PS3
For us, SSX delivered one of the most exciting features of any game we saw at E3. Yes, the actual snowboarding looks like top fun and the returning characters are great, but it's the mountain mapping tool that wowed us the most. By punching in the longitude and latitude co-ordinates of a mountainous region, the game will create a tangible representation of the area in 28 seconds. If you missed out on a trip your friends went on, simply type in the coordinates and you'll be there in half a minute, virtually carving up the snow. There might have been more explosive and show-stopping titles at E3, but for sheer innovation SSX was hard to beat.
Uncharted 3 - PS3
Did you see the demonstration at Sony's E3 conference? Drake was running about a cruise liner in what was the most visually impressive game shown by any of the big three platform holders. The water effects here were beyond anything we've seen before, and dispelled any doubt we had that Naughty Dog could better its previous efforts. Behind closed doors we got to see an equally dramatic and exciting demonstration, this time with Drake and Elena in a Jeep trying to catch up with a plane before it takes off. With Elena behind the wheel, Drake was able to leap onto the wheel of the air-bound craft and clamber on board. We might have seen these kind of antics in Uncharted before, but we certainly can't wait to see (and play) them again.
Forza 4 - Xbox 360
Best racing game of 2011? Forza 4 might well turn out to be just that - in fact, it almost certainly will. We're more excited about the next entry in the series than ever before, thanks to an extremely strong E3 showing. Kinect support might not interest the hardcore, but the Autovista car viewing mode - with voiceover from Jeremy Clarkson, no less - has huge mainstream appeal. The inclusion of the Top Gear Test Track with the Reasonably Priced Car is a bigger deal for racing fans, as is the improved opponent AI and the ability to import you garage from Forza 3. Car Clubs and Rivals Mode have been created to improve on the series' already excellent social features, meaning Forza 4 should easily be the best game developer Turn 10 has ever put out.
Head to the final page to find out which game we've crowned Best of Show: E3 2011.