15 GAMES THAT STOLE THE SHOW
By David Crow
E3 2021 reminded us that the video game industry is still dealing with the impact of Covid-19, but the show was still filled with incredible games. Here’s a list of the absolute best.
The first big game of E3 2021 may have been our favorite. Elden Ring looks to combine the best of modern open-world game design with the incredible combat and storytelling of Dark Souls.
Battlefield 2042 may bring the franchise back to its glory days by embracing the chaos of the best Battlefield games while adding a new dynamic weather system that will disrupt matches.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is the follow-up to the excellent Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. This strategy title will change some of the original's core mechanics while retaining its charm.
Starfield is being described as "Skyrim in space," but based on everything we've heard, this could end up being Bethesda's most ambitious RPG in years.
We've been waiting a long time for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, which makes it that much more impressive that the game somehow looks better than anyone expected.
Forza Horizon 5 may have been the best-looking game of E3 2021. This racing game is going to drop a lot of jaws when it's released later this year.
Replaced's pixel art visuals and noir story helped it steal the spotlight from a lot of larger games during Xbox’s E3 2021 showcase. Definitely keep an eye on this one.
Halo Infinite might still be delayed to 2022, but at the very least, this title's free-to-play multiplayer mode could prove to be the best Halo multiplayer experience in years.
We didn't get to see much of The Outer Worlds 2 at E3, but the quality of the original and this sequel's hilarious trailer are more than enough to make this one of our most anticipated games.
With its old-school RPG gameplay and punk rock cosmic horror setting, Death Trash may just be the most promising indie game of E3 2021.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 remains our most anticipated Switch game. Can this sequel possibly live up to its incredible predecessor?
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania remasters the original games in the series and, in the process, revives some of the best puzzle games ever.
WarioWare: Get It Together! features the bizarre minigames that made this franchise famous but adds a new character mechanic that will change how you complete its various challenges.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp remakes the first two games in this series and gives us all the reason we'll ever need to replay some of the most entertaining strategy games ever made.
Nobody was expecting Metroid Dread to appear during Nintendo's E3 broadcast, but this previously canceled project instantly became one of the Switch's most promising upcoming exclusives.