BioShock Infinite

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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.

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p0rtalthinker's Avatar


Good list overall; would have put some others on there but still :)
Posted 22:22 on 18 June 2011


Still can't believe Luigis Mansion 2, Starfox 3D, Kid Icarus or Mario Kart 3DS weren't on there (the first 2 at least).
Posted 16:05 on 18 June 2011
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Woffls@ pblive


@squidman I don't know how Gears 3 is shaping up, but... I just... ehhhh. It was phenomenal in 2006, and truly a great game even now, but I thought there were so many missteps in Gears of War 2 that I feel they might make again. I don't want scripted on rails vehicle sections and machine gun bits that invariably end with a cut-scene of you falling off a cliff then a controller being thrown at the wall. I also don't want 6 updates before online works properly ¬¬

@steg Oh that's not entirely fair; at least Uncharted 1.7 by then.
Posted 23:30 on 17 June 2011
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ Woffls

The second Assassin's Creed II expansion would probably be my second most look forward to game, with Uncharted 1.3 following close behind.
Posted 23:19 on 17 June 2011
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squidman@ Woffls

I want you to know that I fought very hard to keep Gears of War off the list. But I am actually very excited about Assassin's Creed: Revelations. I am only half the man you want me to be :(
Posted 23:18 on 17 June 2011


Where are the 3DS games?
Posted 23:16 on 17 June 2011
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Woffls@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

What? Naww, we've got another Assassin's Creed II expansion to look forward to!

At least Gears of Snore isn't there.
Posted 23:05 on 17 June 2011
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Could have used with a little more Skyward Sword.
Posted 22:54 on 17 June 2011
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guyderman@ mydeaddog

Lets face it the mountain generator thing could just create any mountain scape - it's not like we'd be any the wiser!
Posted 18:06 on 17 June 2011
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It's hard to say what the best was for me, while it was a slightly better E3 it still wasn't AMAZING! Sorry don't know why I felt the need to shout AMAZING!

There where some stand out games... but I already knew about them before hand. BF3 and Skyrim but to name a few. I guess for me the Wii-U stole the show, mainly because it was interesting and new. Oh and the MGS HD remake on the 360 was one of those stealthly nuggets of goodness which popped out and made me smile.
Posted 16:47 on 17 June 2011
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I agree with the list and surprise there is no Gears 3!
Posted 16:10 on 17 June 2011
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squidman@ renegade

Together we're unstoppable.
Posted 16:07 on 17 June 2011
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Totally agree with Tomb Raider being one of the games of E3. I've had little interest in TR titles over the years but after seeing the new trailer and reading a lengthy feature in Edge I'm pretty excited for this one. Turning an adventure game into more of a survivor game is a nice way to flip things around a bit and it'll give it a much more realistic and believable tone. I know for many that's the opposite of what they'd like (why should adventure games be realistic?) but I reckon this will be a winner.

Bioshock Infinite. Hmmm. I'm probably being pessimistic, but there's just something not right about it. It all looks TOO good to be true. We'll see.

Skyrim, like TR, also has my attention. Even though I don't really like games of that kind, I can't help but feel drawn to it. Could be a risky purchase!

BF3 is the other highlight for me. If this turns out to be anything less than 'mad-wicked' I'll eat my keyboard.
Posted 15:43 on 17 June 2011
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I'm saying now for the record that I am HUGELY SKEPTICAL of the SSX map-based thing. I've not seen the game yet, but if it turns out to work exactly as they say, i'll be astonished...
Posted 15:21 on 17 June 2011
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squidman@ squidman

No - the corrections have been stealth edited in!
Posted 15:15 on 17 June 2011

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Release Date: 26/03/2013
Developer: Irrational Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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