E3 2018 has come and gone, with hundreds of games shown and many hours sacrificed playing them. What was the best of the best? Here are GamerAssaulyWeekly’s best of E3 2018.

Most Disappointing Game at E3 2018

Command and Conquer: Rivals

Command and Conquer is one of the most beloved RTS games on the PC platform. However, after a weird eSports like commentary battle on mobile devices at E3 2018 EA announced a new mobile set in the franchises universe called Command and Conquer: Rivals. As you might expect fans were livid with trailers downvoted to near oblivion. Currently, the official trailer on EA’s YouTube channel has over 500,000 views with 44,000 dislikes and only 1.9K likes.

Best PlayStation 4 Game

Spider-Man PS4

Insomniac Games has gone an outstanding job with Spider-Man in their latest game. Capturing what it’s like to be the web crawler from combat to dialogue. Everything about this game makes you feel like you’re in this world as Spider-Man.

Best Xbox One Game

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 3 is one of the best exclusive games available on the Xbox One and Forza Horizon 4 is building on that same open world racing experience. Setting the game in Britain players will be able to race with players around the world with different seasons opening unique paths such as frozen lakes.

Best Nintendo Switch Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Would you expect any other title? With over 50 characters including 2 new additions, changes to the existing roster, updated graphics, and so much more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is literally the ultimate experience of the franchise. If the other outstanding exclusive games on Nintendo’s hybrid console didn’t convince you to purchase one this game will.

Best PC Game of E3 2018

The Division 2

Ubisoft tends to have a formula. The first game in a new franchise doesn’t perform as expected, the studio learns from their mistakes, and the next game excels. This happened with Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, and it looks like it’ll happen with The Division 2. The short gameplay demo provided showcased improved gameplay, customization, and a much more diverse location. Much of The Division 2 feels like what the first game should’ve been like.

Best VR Game of E3 2018

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars

It may not a sequel but Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars VR experience is second to none. Placing the player in the cockpit of a Jehuty and seeing the entire game from this perspective is no small feat. Everything runs smoothly and you can see the blades of the robotic suit swing and you stare directly at the enemy you’re about to smash into pieces.

Best Action Game of E3 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s demo provided a similar experience to gameplay found in Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider with only 1 real change. So why Shadow of the Tomb Raider, because those same mechanics still hold up today. Brutal combat finishers, great use of environmental puzzles, and optional ways to taken objectives. Lara latest adventure is looking to be the fiercest ever.

Best Adventure Game of E3 2018

Kingdom Hearts III

Having a decade of development Kingdom Hearts III will release next year on January 29th. The demo provided at E3 2018 showed not only that the wait was worth it but how astonishingly clever, imaginative, and fun Sora’s upcoming venture will be.

Best RPG Game of E3 2018

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III is more than an action title, it has a deep rich array of RPG elements. Distinct keyblades that offered unique bonuses and strengths, magical attacks that provide different offensive options, and so much more. It’s entertaining to simply whack heartless around using the outrageous attacks at Sora’s disposal but at its core Kingdom Hearts III’s more advanced stages will require careful consideration of what tactics to use and which keyblades are best for specific fights.

Best Shooter Game of E3 2018

World War Z

On its surface, World War Z seems like an average cooperative zombie shooter. However, Saber Interactive’s execution of melding together cooperative gameplay, precise third-person action, and sound design creates an exceptional journey full of varying events. A combination of large waves of zombies that can create pyramids and survive large falls, specialized infected, and supply changes create a dynamic gameplay experience where gameplay is constantly changing. This is one game everyone should have on their must-buy list.

Best Fighting Game of E3 2018

SoulCalibur VI

Bandai Namco has taken the SoulCalibur franchise back to its roots with SoulCalibur VI. Focusing on weapon-based combat and tactical strategy to outmaneuver your opponent. Swinging away won’t do you any good thanks to a basic, yet complicated, control scheme that makes parrying and countering must easier. Combined with a colorful array of stages and an array of veteran fighters and players will have at least 1 character to enjoy playing. Releasing this year SoulCalibur VI may outtake Dragon Ball FighterZ as the best fighting game this year.

Best Platforming Game of E3 2018

Spider-Man PS4

Spider-Man PS4 has great combat, dialogue, but swinging around NY is perhaps the best part. The controls are well-defined, allowing you to easily climb tall buildings, link together Spider-Mans many traversing abilities, or just swing around the city. Getting the platforming down while maintaining the sense of speed and agility Spider-Man is known for isn’t easy but somehow Insomniac was able to successfully accomplish this.

Best Racing Game of E3 2018

Team Sonic Racing

Team Sonic Racing flips the idea of attempting to win a match of Kart racing alone and instead shifts the focus on cooperative teamwork. Where in past games in the franchise, and other games in the genre, generally have you working alone to win races Team Sonic Racing has you and 2 other allies striving together to win. As a team of 3 players can exchange items and boost allies who are behind, making the game less about facing each individual player but all 3 as any one of them can lead to your downfall and their victory.

 

Best Sports Game of E3 2018

Mario Tennis Aces

After so long Mario and friends are finally back to playing Tennis in Mario Tennis Aces. Bringing back the wacky special abilities, notorious Nintendo characters, and strong competitive modes Mario Tennis Aces provides one of the best sports titles at E3. Easily overshadowing the competition thanks to its impressive and ridiculous animations as you spike the ball.

Best Trailer of E3 2018

Cyberpunk 2077

2018 marked a big year for fans of CD Projekt RED. After remaining silent for years after Cyberpunk 2077’s reveal the studio finally decided to release the first trailer for the game at Microsoft’s press conference. It was the most beautiful thing to come from the E3 2018. A wonderfully realized world, densely packed with criminals, advanced technology, androids, and so much more. While we were unlucky enough not to see the game in action the trailer alone easily showcases how much time, passion, and creativity went into this title. CD Projekt RED came to E3 2018 ready and judging from fans they succeeded in selling the game to millions of gamers around the world.

Biggest Surprise of E3 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Everyone knew it was coming yet it still surprised and shocked everyone who watched Sony’s presentation during E3 2018. Maintaining the same outline as the original Resident Evil 2 Capcom has remastered the gameplay and graphics for one of the bloodiest and terrifying titles at E3 2018. Using the third-person perspective used first in Resident Evil 4 and remarkable lighting Capcom has triumphantly recaptured the terrifying experience that the original game provided back in 1998. If this continues Capcom may take back the title of king of horror games.

Best Game of E3 2018

Spider-Man PS4

Spider-Man PS4 excels in every aspect. It captures a sense of power and agility Spider-Man possesses right down to his clever jokes and snarky comments. All combining for an outstanding superhero game that could rival and even surpass the best Batman titles from Rocksteady.

About The Author

Adam S
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Adam is a Senior Staff Writer for GamerAssaultWeekly with over 5 years of experience in writing and is completely obsessed with video games. He holds a BA from Brooklyn College and lives in NY.