E3 has come and gone. It showed us a lot of new upcoming games along with some new IPs. Some of them were great, some of them were not so great.
Here's a list of the top 10 games that I think are the best of this year's E3 :
10. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
A surprising return of the classic Bloodlines series that we never thought we'd ever see. Bloodlines 2 is a sequel to the original Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. It's a 1st person action-adventure game where you control your character in Seattle, a city full of vampires, werewolves, demons and other deadly creatures. The game featured fast-paced combat with an interesting storyline and intriguing characters with their own hidden motives.
There's no specific release date for Bloodlines 2, but it will be released in March 2020. The game will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
9. Final Fantasy VII Remake
After all the years of waiting, Square Enix has finally shown us some of the gameplay mechanism of Final Fantasy VII Remake at E3. The original Final Fantasy VII was a turn-based action game, but this remake is somewhere between turn-based and hack & slash. You can either choose to fight like Final Fantasy XV of or you can just play it as a turn-based game like the original. It's completely based on players choice.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on March 3, 2020 exclusively for PlayStation 4. I hope we'll get a PC release like we got Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition.
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild II
A faithful sequel to the original Breath of the Wild is happening. At Nintendo E3, we saw a cinematic trailer of the game. There was not much to see since the project itself is in an early stage of development. The series producer Eiji Aonuma said, “One of the reasons we wanted to create a continuation was because I wanted to revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again, while incorporating new gameplay and new story”.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild II is an exclusive Nintendo Switch title. Currently, there's no official release date at the moment, but I'm pretty sure it won't be coming any time soon.
7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Many people are afraid of the future of this game since EA is involved in this project. Because it's not the first time they released a bad Star Wars game. They even canceled a Star Wars Open World game, which could be one of the best story driven Star Wars game of all time. Respawn Entertainment, the former developers of Titanfall and Apex Legends are currently working on Fallen Order. As they said, there won't be any loot boxes and microtransactions. Once you buy it, you'll get the complete game. There won't be any cutout story fragments that you had to buy separately like some previous EA titles. It's a completely single player story driven game. The game has some really interesting gameplay mechanism that made me pre-purchase the game. I hope EA won't disappoint us again.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 15, 2019.
6. Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion has one of the most creative gameplay styles you can ever imagine. You get to choose multiple characters to play as and go along with the storyline. Every NPC in the world can be turned into a playable character. From a taxi driver to an old grandma, you can literally play as anyone in the game. But, one thing that got me really excited to get this game is, every character in the game has permadeath. It means once your character dies, they're dead and they will never come back to life. I'm pretty excited to see how the story will go on when every playable character dies. Watch Dogs: Legion has 5 main storylines, with having over 60 missions in each story. This is going to be a well worth $60 title.
Watch Dogs Legion will be released on March 6, 2020 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
5. Borderlands 3
Yes, Borderlands 3, the game which was snatched from the steam community by Epic Games, was shown at the E3 press conference once again with a new cinematic trailer. Although, I'm mad because it's an Epic Store timed exclusive title. Also, I'm happy at the same time because it'll be on steam 6 months later, after releasing it on Epic Store. It's better to wait longer than buying from a wrong store. I'll wait for the steam release.
Borderlands 3 will be released timed exclusively for Epic Store on 13 September, 2019 and 13 March, 2020 on Steam and other PC platforms.
4. DOOM Eternal
The legendary DOOM is back once again to slaughter demons. It's a sequel to the award-winning DOOM 2016. It's a 1st person Action/Shooter title. According to the director Hugo Martin, there will be twice as many demons in Doom Eternal compared to the previous Doom titles. It's not all about Hell on Earth, Doomguy will be traveling to Phobos.
Be prepared for the bloodbath. DOOM Eternal will be released on November 22, 2019 for PC, PS4, Xbox One.
3. Elden Ring
FromSoftware's new title Elden Ring seems to have adopted the dark sides of Dark Souls and made it even darker. Also, it seems like it has taken some of the ideas from Middle-Earth. But, it's too early to say anything more than this.
FromSoftware has not announced an official release date for Elden Ring. But it's confirmed that the game will be released on PC along with the PS4 and Xbox One.
2. GhostWire: Tokyo
From the developers of The Evil Within, Tango Gameworks has teased a trailer of their new game GhostWire: Tokyo at Bethesda E3 2019. The trailer showed us that people are getting vanished by some unknown entities in the city. You will be fighting against paranormal enemies and rid the city of supernatural evil. According to director Ikumi Nakamura, GhostWire: Tokyo is a new kind of action-adventure game. It’s spooky, but not a survival horror game.
Currently, there is no official release date of this game.
1. Cyberpunk 2077
If you've already guessed that, this game will be taking the number 1 spot then you're like me. I became a fan of this IP since I first saw it. It's a 1st person open world action-adventure RPG developed and published by CD Projekt Red, the same team who worked on the overwhelmingly praised Witcher series. You can create your own character, make your own decision and lead your own way. Every action you take will have effects on the storyline. It's cyberpunk at its best.
The hype is real. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 16 April, 2020.
There are some other games that I'm really looking forward to playing all day, such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Death Stranding. The only reason I didn't include them in this list because they were not presented at E3 and this article is all about the games from that event.
E3 2019 was awesome. Let me know your thoughts about this year's E3.