What a show it has been! E3 2017 has come and gone, and though we have a ton of content still going up, we thought we’d celebrate by letting you know about our favorite products of the show.
These are not nominations, they’re the BEST OF THE BEST. These are the NINE games and products that left us wowed at the show, and kept us in love with gaming.
Without further ado…
Developer: Insomniac Games
Just moments into its gameplay debut trailer, Marvel’s Spider-Man showed the hero jumping around acrobatically, while rescuing citizens and defeating bad dudes. It’s perhaps the first game since Arkham Asylum to really capture the essence of a comic book character, and in the case of Spidey it fits right into the vision of the character that has graced not only those books but the Marvel cinematic universe as well.
Developer: Polyarc Games
A game about a mouse on an adventure, in virtual reality? Moss comes across with emotion and heart, charm and intellect, and it does so using virtual reality in unique ways.
Platform: PC, console tbd
We called the game “welcomed chaos” and described inducing moments of screaming and laughter. All of this is done in bright neon as we try to stay away from lasers. It could end up being a very popular multiplayer experience, if you’re willing to sacrifice friendships. We are! Read our Hands-On here.
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Destiny is a fantastic experience, years after its release, and Destiny 2 continues that trend. It takes the best of the original game, but optimizes it for modern devices specifically, introduces new mechanics, and expands an already impressive experience with a deeper narrative. Read our Hands-On here.
Alienware Area 51 Threadripper Edition
This is a monster of a PC. The AMD Threadripper is exclusive to Dell through 2017, and the 16 cores should leave you both salivating and scared. Read our Hands-On here.
Super Mario Odyssey
It’s the most polished Mario game in years (decades?) and the open world is endless. Cappy is a joy to throw around, and possessing everything in the world creates plenty of ways to solve puzzles. Nintendo is on a roll. And then a jump, and a triple jump. Read our Hands-On here.
The Last Night
Developer: Odd Tales
The Last Night is stylish and stunning, throwing everything that Unity’s engine has and stretching it to limits. It approaches the topic of transhumanism and AI from new perspectives, and paints a future where humanity is engrossed in technology in questionable ways. Read our preview here.
Dragonball Fighter Z
Developer: Arc System Works
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Dragonball games have always done a good job of capturing the visual style of the anime series, but the latest game, Fighter Z, goes above and beyond. It looks so much like the show that the fighting game will possibly satisfy both players and viewers of the animation genre.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
The Assassin’s Creed series looks like its about to get back to form with the latest game. Set in ancient Egypt, Origins serves as the beginning of the story of the Templars, and the setting is stunning. A new open world system is in place for the series, so it will be fresh for even series vets.