26. Crackdown 3
A sandbox formatted game where you stop crime as a super powered agent. While we are already sold from that idea alone, the game gets more exciting with the co-op and online play as an option. With its Sci-Fi designs, beautiful animation, graphics and the ability to deliver total mayhem, we happily place this game on our list. Oh, let’s not forget that Terry Crews does an excellent job as the spokesmen, and is featured as one of the star voice actors of the game.
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25. Resident Evil 2
One of Capcom’s most popular series gets a rework with Resident Evil 2 set to hit the next gen in 2019. The Resident Evil series has been around forever, and has seen its fair share of flops and successes. Although many fans point to Resident Evil 4 and the recently released Biohazard as the best overall titles in the library, there’s something about the allure of Resident Evil 2 that has never waned. It’s arguably the spookiest installment, and the next gen graphics from the Xbox One and PS4 do wonders bringing that to light.
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24. Call of Duty Black Ops 4
While footage and game-play has been coming out for a while for the latest in the Call of Duty series, there promises to be plenty more information revealed at E3. This series has become a staple in the gaming community, with a loyal following that goes back years and years. We have no doubt that this add-on will deliver as the series has delivered before. If you need to hold yourself over, the Zombies mode trailer is particularly enjoyable. It brings an unexpected twist to the popular gaming mode from the game. As in killing zombies in a Colosseum as a gladiator. Yes, you read that right.
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23. Forza Horizon 4
While the Forza series has always been a staple as an incredible racing series, there tends to be a general format for racing games that hasn’t been strayed from in the past. Forza is typically not an exception, but this year we have been gifted with an unexpected surprise that is sure to have fans ecstatic. This will be a racing game set in an online open world, which will be set in Britain. With the ability to collect 450 cars and this unique new format for a racing game, we happily include Forza Horizon 4 on our list.
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22. Babylon’s Fall
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information out for this game yet, but the trailer itself is both visually stunning and leaves just enough bits of setting and detail to pique our interest. While this alone would leave us excited, it’s the subtleness and creativity of the preceived lore that really has fans wanting more. Not much is known about this title, but we’ll hopefully receive more news in the coming months.
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21. The Last of Us Part II
The Last Of Us is arguably the most impressive title in the PS4’s library. The game-play mechanics and entrenching story were so well-regarded, that people purchased Playstations with the intent of only playing this game. The second time around promises to be just as memorable.
Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson reprise their roles of Joel and Ellie, but the story picks up with four brand new character that promise to hold ties with the original story. The company that brought us this game, Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Uncharted series), rarely disappoints, and will put its utmost effort into this sequel.
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20. Devil May Cry 5
Would we describe the announcement trailer as an over the top action packed shootout with elements of anime? Yes, yes we would. Are we all on board for that? Yes, yes we are. Capcom delivers the fifth game in the Devil May Cry series, and it looks just as incredible as all of its predecessors. The trailer itself is enough to get anybody hyped — filled with dark enemies, rock music, some humor, and, as stated, truly over the top action. Capcom, you’ve done it again.
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19. Rage 2
A giant in the gaming industry, Bethesda appears to have another hit on their hands with the first-person shooter, Rage 2. A chaotic open post-apocalyptic world where “insanity rules,” this FPS is full of high speed car battles, mech suits, what seem to be radioactive enemies, and, of course, all the explosive fire fights you could ask for. To put it more eloquently like they do in the trailer, the game is just full of “Big F***ing Guns,” and we cannot wait to be a part of this universe.
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18. Just Cause 4
Right away, we are treated to a stunningly beautiful trailer with gorgeous scenery and graphics that continue to show off the power of this generation of consoles. Before the usual explosions and gunfire goes off, we are also granted a brief glimpse into some kind of tornado. It isn’t clear if this is supposed to be the new weapon of the bad guys, or some natural phenomena that occurs within the landscape of the game. However, the trailer does end with our protagonist driving into the tornado itself. From the trailer alone, we are curious to see where the popular game series is headed.
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17. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
The Division was a massively successful game in the Tom Clancy series. This new edition’s trailer opens up in a raining jungle, unlike the previous game which was set in a torn apart city. As the trailer continues, you exit the forest landscape to find that you are in D.C., and close to Capitol Hill. When the action starts, it seems to play nearly identical to the first game, but with the addition of lots of new toys and weapons. We anticipate a highly successful third person shooter, and a proper heir to the first game.
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16. Battlefield V
Much of the Battlefield series’ appeal and what makes it such a heavy presence in the world of first person shooters is the sheer scale of these battles. This game looks to deliver this and more, following a very successful previous installment. The multiplayer looks to deliver an entertaining experience with a compelling, new storyline. The trailer places a heavy focus on the battles fought in the air, emphasizing how much fun the vehicle game-play is in the previous games, and what we can expect in the new one.
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15. Shadow Of the Tomb Raider
While the game has been known about for a while now, the E3 trailer has given us a wealth of news about the Lara Craft’s newest adventure in the popular franchise. The game appears to have everything that makes up a Tomb Raider title — stealthy mechanics, puzzle solving, and endless exploration. All of this is tied together with the beginnings of an epic storyline, which takes off after the events of the previous title, Rise of the Tomb Raider. We look forward to learning more.
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14. Doom Eternal
The direct sequel to the 2016 title DOOM, Doom Eternal’s one minute and twenty-five second trailer sets the scene perfectly for the game with rock music building slowly as we see the chaotic hell that is our setting. The player stomps a skull into oblivion wearing the heavy suit the game is known for, while cocking a shotgun at the monsters in front of him. Doom Eternal looks to deliver much of what we love, though we look forward to learning more.
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13. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
The stealth action game with an alternate take on historical events takes us next to Greece, with Odyssey as its title. The same cinematic game-play and action sequences look to be intact, and the hood has been replaced with the Greek’s war helmet with the plume. Naval combat has also made a dynamic come-back. We don’t know much else past this yet, but Ubisoft often does a phenomenal job in giving us just enough detail to keep us excited for the series.
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12. Wolfenstein Youngblood
The next game taking place in our favorite Nazi killing universe, Wolfenstein Youngblood, is set in Nazi occupied Paris and is told from the perspective of two sisters. It also seems that these two characters are the daughter of BJ, the protagonist of the previous games. A game where killing Nazis runs in the family just seems too good to pass up. The trailer is only a minute long, but it does enough to show that these girls are going to be serious bad-asses. We expect more information as E3 goes on.
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11. Skull and Bones
Ever since Assassin’s Creed 3 introduced the idea of old school naval warfare, gamers have hoped and prayed for a game that takes that concept to a higher level. While other games have done the naval warfare since then, nothing has stood out as truly spectacular game-play to fulfill gamers desires. Skull and Bones is the pirate game to fulfill those desires. The multiplayer extravaganza frankly looks incredible, and while it has been known and talked about for a while, we are getting more information through E3. The cinematic and game-play trailers are both worth the watch.
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10. Cyberpunk 2077
Created by the same company that created The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 looks to continue many of the themes but with an entirely new aesthetic. The Wither 3 and the series in general is a great franchise with rich game-play and storytelling. (Though noted that is uniquely different from the book series). Cyberpunk 2077 looks to continue this tradition, though the setting and story will be entirely new and much more futuristic. It should be epic.
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9. Metro: Exodus
The third installment in the critically acclaimed Metro series, Exodus picks up two years after Last Light, and appears to have added a few new wrinkles that will have gamers salivating. The first-person shooter compiles elements of survival, horror and stealth combat, and takes place in a post-apocalyptic world following massive nuclear attacks. Users are tasked with gathering supplies, crafting weaponry, and traversing through desolate lands that feature hostile humans and mutated creatures alike. The series is known for its graphics and storytelling, making it one of the most visually pleasing titles on the next gen.
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8. Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee
After years of yearning for a Pokémon adventure on a home console, Nintendo finally delivered — sort of. From what we’ve seen, the Let’s Go series will feature game-play similar to the popular mobile app Pokémon Go, with some older mechanics sprinkled in the mix. Gamers will able to transfer their monsters from their phones straight to their Nintendo Switch, and vice versa. However, battling has been tweaked a bit for a more streamlined experience, and it’s unknown how that will affect collecting Gym Badges. The story can be played alongside a friend, and boasts the best graphics in the series’ history. While it’s not exactly what people were expecting, fans should still be pumped about this endeavor.
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Bioware has created incredible stories and characters through the medium of video games. Many of their video game series remain some of the most loved and popular ones amongst gamers, so it was incredibly exciting to hear they were working on a new game entirely. Anthem has been known about for a while and has game-play footage all over the internet, but this year at E3, we are expecting to hear much more detailed information from Bioware.
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6. Gears of War 5
One of Microsoft’s most popular series will receive its next chapter, and we will be getting all of that information at E3. The trailer already looks to promise a captivating story, and somehow the graphics and visuals for this series seem to get better and better. The environments look unique and polished, and the trailer hints that we will be following along with Kait instead of Marcus. Hopefully there will be more information on this during E3.
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5. Fallout 76
Boasting to be four times bigger than any of the previous games, along with being set long before any of the other games, we cannot help but be almost overhyped about the new Fallout game. Set in West Virginia, we will be treated to a completely new era and environment within the Fallout universe. While this is new to the series, we expect the game-play and setting will be as wonderful and creative as the previous games of the series have been.
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4. Elder Scrolls 6
Finally! After years of Skyrim reboots, mods and add-ons, along with the online Elder Scrolls game, it is finally time for the next game in one of our favorite series’. Talked about and rumored for years, we cannot wait to learn more about the next game in one of the most popular game series of all-time. Bethesda may earn much of the fans’ favor as best presenters this year, simply because this game is finally being revealed and talked about.
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3. Halo Infinite
Another long-awaited game within Microsoft’s staple series’, it is finally time to continue with the next chapter in the Halo universe. The Master Chief has returned, after previously appearing in 2015’s Halo: Guardians. While we are finally just learning more that isn’t just fan speculation, we can look to the long chain of Halo games and know that the next chapter in the legendary Halo franchise will not disappoint.
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2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Every character from the entire series has returned in the Nintendo Switch’s foray into the Smash universe. In total, 68 characters will be available on opening day, hailing from such legendary titles as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, and so many more. The game-play has been updated since the last installment in the series, including a devotion towards promoting faster combos and match-ups. With a better online functionality, and the ability to play on the go, Smash Bros. Ultimate has a chance to dethrone the mighty and timeless Melee for the top spot in the series.
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1. Kingdom Hearts 3
It is insane to think that in 2018, we are talking about the new Kingdom Hearts game. Fans have guessed and speculated with a fair amount of certainty that this game was on the horizon, and have waited impatiently for it to finally be announced. While there have been plenty of games set in the same universe in between, this game will continue the main plots set up by Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. Considering how loved the first game was upon its release back in 2002, there is no doubt the third installment will exceed any and all hype.
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