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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No Octodad? And I thought this was Murica!
I don't agree with how Titanfall got like 4 awards i think best multiplayer should either go to battlefield 4 or Destiny as we have seen more of those games and can make a better prediction also best shooter could go to Titanfall but for the same reasons i think destiny should win that one
hey devs to get gi e3 game of show get one the cover for july
it's good, but i lacked see Forza in racing games
Witcher 3 was my game of the show, Tie for runner-up between BF4 and The Division. A shame Rockstar didn't show GTA V, that probably would've stole the show for me.
Killzone: Shadow Fall looks cool
The Division was most impressive
I think the best in show should be Destiny
NFS: Rivals? LOLOL. Forza 5, GT6, DriveClub and The Crew ALL look much better than Rivals.
Wow, looks like they really like Titanfall. Still gonna get the PS4 though but hope they bring the sequel to PS4 next time.
seriously can't believe titanfall is xbox1 exclusive i was really looking forward to it. It looks like it could be the next big fps.
destiny not even mentioned.... im sorry but fail sauce was spilled on this article
Well deserved imo.
Some excellent picks that I, for the most part, couldn't agree more with. I'm gladdened to see that Titanfall and Total War: Rome II scored highly on your radars as well.