E3 2018 had plenty of high points. Some of the best trailers presented at the annual industry event came from games like The Last of Us Part 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There were also fresh details about other hotly anticipated titles such as the Let’s Go Pokemon games and Death Stranding. It even offered up major, surprising announcements such as the reveal of The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield during the Bethesda press conference. But like any industry event, there were plenty of lows too. There were rumored games and announcements that didn’t show up, missing gameplay features, and at least one controversy. So without further ado, here are the five biggest disappointments of E3 2018.1. Anthem Doesn’t Have Romance Respected RPG developer BioWare is best-known for two things: its vast and inviting open-worlds and the interactions that players are able to have within it. Those who have played BioWare’s two biggest franchises, Mass Effect and Dragon Age, … [Read more...] about 5 Biggest Disappointments of E3 2018
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The show is over. We've seen all the E3 2018 games, watched every press conference (yes, even the Square Enix one), eaten the questionable show food, and played the demos. Generally speaking, E3 2018 has been a good one, if a little weirder than usual. There were few genuine surprises and a handful of massive teases (yes, we're looking at you Elder Scrolls 6), but we've seen more of the games we know about than usual, and the quality bar of most titles is exceedingly high. There were winners, definite losers, and some stuff that just sits in between. We've rounded up all the highs and lows of the show, curated by members of the team actually at the show, and the others who observed everything from a distance. Here are the kings of the castle and the dirty rascals, who will remain so until E3 2019 inevitably washes it all away and rejuvenates us with fresh games next year. Xbox E3 2018 recapPlayStation E3 2018 recapNintendo E3 2018 recapThe Winners of E3 2018:Winner: Ubisoft, … [Read more...] about The winners and losers of E3 2018
The battle for our nerd eyeballs is about to begin. What could the big guns have set for E3 2018? Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox are about to go war. It’ll be a largely nice war, of course, fought with over-wrought platitudes to players and practiced soundbites to the media – but the fight is on. Most important are the games, obviously. They speak louder than any words. On this page, we’re going to run down what could be coming from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony at E3 2018. We originally published this page back in May, but now E3 is a matter of days away, it’s time for an update. We’re just dealing with the first party, in-house output here (we’ve got a separate page for third party speculation), and we’re only considering known properties – hopefully all three companies have some all-new stuff for us to get excited about too. Anyway – let’s kick it off with PlayStation. PlayStation: The Last of Us Part 2 and dreams of … [Read more...] about E3 2018: what games will PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox show?
Here are our picks for the absolute best PS4 games. From blockbusters to indies, action roller-coasters to contemplative explorations, these are the best games available right now for Sony’s PlayStation 4, as selected by the voracious gamers of VG247. We’ll be checking back in with new games on the regular, as old favourites are retired and new challengers rise above the pack to win a place in our hearts. It’s been a while since we last updated this list, and 2017 has long since drawn to a close. During last year we got some new info on games that might one day make this list, like Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2. But for now, the most recent additions to our list are the mainstream smash-hit sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale and Capcom’s action-RPG epic Monster Hunter World. At the end of last year, Middle Earth: Shadow of War arrived to succeed the venerable old Shadow of Mordor on our list – building on the rock-solid … [Read more...] about The best PS4 games in 2018: every must-play on Sony’s flagship console
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 400-301, scroll down. 400. Mirror's Edge (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) Keep moving. That's the main objective of Mirror's Edge. Releasing alongside dozens of first-person shooters, Mirror's Edge stood for daring to be different. Putting an emphasis on using first-person parkour to outsmart enemies, rather than just shooting through them, Mirror's Edge was a flawed beauty stuck in the memory of those who just kept running through its clean, white city. 399. Braid (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) In many ways, the modern indie explosion started with Braid. Unlike anything people had seen at the time, Braid and its time-bending puzzles … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 400-301