The lights are on
Since the former Call of Duty developers at Respawn lost all their tech during the messy divorce with Activision, the team had to start from scratch by heavily modifying Valve's Source engine and jumping from a modern military setting to science fiction. That makes Titanfall's debut at E3 all the more impressive. With no previous tech base to pull from and facing stiff competition from heavily iterated franchises like Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Call of Duty, Respawn still took away top honors thanks to Titanfall's fluid aiming and mobility and inventive approach to blending single- and multiplayer.
The beautiful game lives up to its name on next-generation consoles. Playable behind closed doors despite being several months away from release on two brand-new consoles, FIFA 14 was the darling of the sports games at E3. Crowds feel more alive than any other sports sim to date, and thanks to many tweaks under the hood, the fidelity of control has been improved in relation to passing, shooting, heading, and defending. If FIFA 14 is any indication, EA Sports is poised to erase its tarnished reputation when it comes to transitioning to new consoles.
TOTAL WAR: ROME II
Creative Assembly is taking a two-pronged approach to improving its already stellar Total War series. To better assist players in managing their sprawling empires, Rome II streamlines troop recruitment, city-state management, diplomacy, and trade without sacrificing the depth for which the series is known. To improve the cinematic feel of the large-scale real-time strategy battles, the developer allows you to zoom the camera right into the fray to make you feel like you are standing shoulder to shoulder with your infantry as they violently clash with the enemy. Judging from our time with the game at E3, these tactics are working in tandem to make Rome II the must-play strategy game of 2013.
OCULUS RIFT HD
The eyes of the gaming world were focused squarely on new consoles this
year, but those that donned the Oculus Rift HD headset had another impressive
piece of hardware to rave about. The
amazing 1080p prototype unit showcased Unreal Engine 4, but even the standard-def Eve dogfighting demo
wowed those that played it. We wouldn't be surprised to see many VR skeptics become believers
when Oculus VR eventually releases a consumer version of the hardware.
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Really well done list if were just talking about games that showed gameplay, but a little disappointed to see Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain not make the list.
they only mentioned like 5 games in this whole list
these all look like fantastic choices.
i agree...on some parts.
Guys, c'mon: Clearly the Best In Show was Battlefront 3. Hehe...
titanfall was weird and lame, why no Destiny?
Titanfall: best game ever...?
Surprised Destiny didn't win best of show... However good picks, and good games.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and all that jazz, but it still slightly upsets me that Destiny didn't at least win "Best Multiplatform". That game looks like something really special, a true successor to the Halo franchise.
Total war getting all the accolades it deserves. :)
Although I would have given game of show to either destiny or the Witcher 3. Titanfall looks like a black ops sequel, nothing about it really stood out for me.
I suppose I'm the only one who doesn't give a crap about Titanfall. Never got into Mechs
Titanfall looked awesome don't get me wrong, but Best of Show? Hardly. It should've been Witcher 3 or Destiny I think.