With another year of E3 gone like the wind, we’ve been given some time to sit and contemplate on our favourite games of this year’s show. Much like every E3, each and every developer brought some interesting titles but, of course, some are more interesting than others. So, just like we’re sure every other outlet is doing, here is our personal list of the Best Games of E3 2019.
In our Best Games of E3 2019 awards, we’ll be listing our top five games at this year’s show. So, there you have it, here are MSPoweruser’s Best Games of E3 2019.
Watch Dogs Legion
Despite a middling reputation with the prior games in the Watch Dogs series, Watch Dogs Legion is shaping up to be one of the most unique open-world adventures we’ve ever seen.
Helmed by the creative director of Far Cry 2, Legion appears brimming with creativity. While it may end up relying on the same open-world Ubisoftisms that most of the developer’s titles suffer from, its new key mechanic appears to be remarkably fresh.
“Play as anyone” seems like a concept that might not work as advertised come release, but Ubisoft’s recent gameplay demo at E3 2019 appeared to be fairly impressive. Playing from a cockney British tough-man all the way to an elderly woman, Watch Dogs Legion’s NPC army is at least allows for a diverse cast.
Time will tell whether this signature mechanic works or not, but we have our utmost faith in Ubisoft with this one.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
We’ve been waiting for a mainstream Animal Crossing since New Leaf released back in 2013 and while we won’t get it just yet, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is looking to be one of the best yet.
In between these two main entries, we’ve been stuck with simpler spin-offs and mobile titles that, while fun in their own right, don’t offer the same fun factor as traditional Animal Crossing. But what if all of the unique features from those spin-offs made their way into a mainline entry? That’s what New Horizons asks, and we reply, “YES PLEASE!”
With the ability to build things anywhere, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a true extension of what makes Animal Crossing great.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve only seen one original Halo title this generation, but Halo: Infinite already looks better than Halo 5: Guardians in the campaign department. Despite only getting a glimpse of Infinite’s story through an extended in-engine cutscene, there’s already a sense of character that we haven’t seen since Halo 4.
While we have yet to see even a hint of actual gameplay—let’s be honest, it’ll play like Halo—343 Industries already has our utmost faith at bringing this title to life. After all, Halo 4 already had a fantastic single-player campaign and Halo 5’s multiplayer was remarkably solid.
With Halo: Infinite being an Xbox Scarlett launch title, we can’t help but be worried about its Xbox One counterpart. While the game should look fine on Xbox One X, the measly base system may not be much of a looker, especially compared to Scarlett.
DOOM 2016 was one of the best first-person shooters we’ve seen this generation, but it appears that its upcoming sequel, DOOM: Eternal, is about to wipe the floor with it.
From what we’ve seen of the game coming out of E3 2019, DOOM: Eternal is a bigger, better, more advanced title than the back-to-basics title three years ago. With larger environments, more enemies, intense platforming and a new badass soundtrack from Mick Gordon, DOOM: Eternal has learned exactly what fans wanted from the last entry.
It’s a bit weird: as someone who has poured countless hours into the original games and the 2016 reboot-sequel, I never felt that DOOM 2: Hell on Earth was a true revamp of what made the original great. Modern DOOM 2, aka Eternal, is far from the rehash “just-do-more” mentality of the original DOOM 2, Eternal has learned what we wanted and it’s kicking ass in every way it can.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
As soon as Square Enix announced that they would be holding a press conference at this year’s E3, we knew that Final Fantasy 7 Remake would be there. While we didn’t know whether or not the game would look as good as we’d hoped—making a game to surpass the original FF7’s combination of quality and nostalgia is a hard goal—but Square is getting remarkably close.
Not only is every character’s hair suitably on point, but Final Fantasy 7 looks to take everything the original game did back in ’97 and cleverly translate its mechanics into a real-time action game. It helps that everything is done with a huge dollop of visual flourish too.
Out of everything we saw at E3 2019, Final Fantasy 7 is the most impressive. With Resident Evil 2 Remake being our favourite game of this year, maybe FF7 will be our favourite game of next year! Without a doubt, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of the Best Games of E3 2019.
These were our Best Games of E3 2019, but what are yours? Take a trip down to the comments section and tell us what your Best Games of E3 2019 are!