This is a list of what we consider the 5 most interesting, engaging and downright newsworthy titles we’ve seen at E3. If you disagree, that’s fine, hit us up with your own top 5. The fact is, there’s a lot to be excited about and I could personally rattle of another 5 game I’m desperate to play really easily.

So just hear us out for a second as we look at 5 of our top games from this year’s E3.

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

If you were to tell me that the Mario and Rabbids crossover game was going to not be terrible, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you told me that is was actually going to look like a really interesting version of XCom, I’d have rung the hospital on your behalf.

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But this is where we are. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle looks like a slick, if not slightly simplified, version of XCom that you can play on the Nintendo Switch. Whilst some of the more complicated aspects of Xcom look to be missing (there doesn’t seem to be any base management, for example) the gameplay videos did show the possibility for quite in-depth tactical maneuvering.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is due to launch for the Nintendo Switch on the 29th August 2017.

Forza 7

I’m not a racing game fan and I’m not someone who nerds out over graphics. Forza 7 still managed to make me want to play a racing game and caused me to nerd out over some graphics.

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Some of the best looking weather effects I’ve ever seen, some of the nicest looking cars and some of the nicest looking race tracks AND all running at 60fps. It was truly a sight to behold. What also helped to hold my attention was the crash that was shown in the demo. As a fan of Burnout I always appreciate a good car collision, so that’s why Forza 7 gets the nod. A quick shout out to Need For Speed as well – which was as visually impressive but might have a more arcadey appeal.

Forza 7 launches on October 3rd for Xbox One and Windows 10.

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Shadow of the Colossus

I’ve stopped fighting the fact that 30% of all ‘new’ releases are remakes or remasters. It’s just the way things are now, so I might as well get on board with it.

Sometimes this distinct lack of originality leads to great things, like the GameCube remake of Resident Evil and I’m hoping the just announced Shadow of the Colossus remake will be of a similar quality.

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Taking advantage of the PS4’s newer tech, you can see that the original’s somewhat foggy graphics, which were PS2 powered, have been vastly improved upon. How much of the gameplay will have been changed or improved upon remains to be seen.

Shadow of the Colossus will launch on PS4 sometime in 2018.

The Last Night

It was kind of an odd year for indie games at E3. After having tons of on-stage presence the last two or three years, this year saw indies get relatively little attention on the main stages.

However, at least one indie title caught everyone’s attention, including Microsoft’s, which explains why The Last Night was shown during their big E3 presentation.

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The Last Night is a pixel-art, cyber-punk, side-scrolling adventure game. Think along the lines of Flashback meets Blade Runner and you have an easy and reductive way for me to describe this game. Calling it ‘pixel-art’ doesn’t give the game’s style the props it deserves, however, as there are some fantastic lighting effects that you don’t get with your standard 2D fare.

The Last Night is launching in 2018 for Windows and will be exclusive to the Xbox One for a period of time. How long that period of time is, we just don’t know.

Wolfenstein 2

OK – enough of that beautiful, cerebral, indie platforming stuff. Let’s get some guns and shoot some Nazis! Wolfenstein 2 totally stole Bethesda’s show and there are too many reasons to explain why. Faulty robotic prosthetics, dropping acid before a gunfight, milkshake loving Nazis and wheelchair based firearms combat all made an appearance during Wolfenstein 2’s reveal.

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The game looks to up the crazy that was seen in the first Wolfenstein and seems to have the mad and frantic gunplay we loved so much in the new DOOM. With a real sense of humor to boot, Wolfenstein 2 looks like one of the most fun shooters that will grace this generation of console.

Wolfenstein 2 is out on October 27th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

So that’s it. There are tons of other games that we’re looking forward to but didn’t make it onto the list. What were your favorites of the show?

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