Overall Best of Show - Fallout 4
From the moment we saw the live gameplay reveal on Sunday Night, at the First Ever Bethesda Press Conference, we knew it was a special title. This is the long-awaited sequel to Fallout 3 that has been in development for over 4 years. The game is drop-dead gorgeous and running on a next-generation proprietary engine from Bethesda Game Studios. It also features a much more precise shooter, a super deep crafting system, a ton of character, and the most anticipated game of the year. Fallout 4 is hands down the best game at E3 2015.
Runner Up - King’s Quest A Knight to Remember
King’s Quest A Knight to Remember is the first part of a planned five part reimagining of the franchise. Though the original creators aren’t involved in actually developing King’s Quest, they have given their blessing in its creation. Releasing under the Sierra Brand, owned by Activision, King’s Quest is everything a fan of the original is looking for. There are puzzles that make you think, incredible voice acting, and beautiful hand drawn graphics. We won’t have to wait long to get our hands on the first part as it releases in Late July!
Runner Up - Uncharted 4
The end of the line is coming for Nathan Drake. But what a ride it looks to be. Uncharted 4 was held off until last at Sony’s Press Conference and featured Drake and Sully traveling through a busy marketplace. Soon gunfire opened up and both of our characters had to duck, and hide while trying to fire back on the enemy. A wild chase scene opened up next where Drake and Sully needed to avoid gunfire from an opposing vehicle. We have to wait until Spring of 2016 for this one but it should be well worth the wait.
Runner Up - Halo 5 Guardians
After a less than stellar release with The Master Chief Collection last year, Halo Developer 343 Industries sets out to prove that it was just a fluke. They continue the Story of Halo with Master Chief and Spartan Locke. You will control either MC or SL as you guide yourself and a squad through levels that look like the best Halo game ever made. 24 Player multiplayer is also coming to Halo 5 and there will be a Public Beta to test it out. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope that the multiplayer actually works this time out.
Runner up - No Man’s Sky
Normally we don’t have a single game on our list multiple years in a row but for No Man’s Sky, we are making an exception. While we don’t know everything about the game, we have seen more of it at this year’s show.. No Man’s Sky is a procedurally generated world that will go on for virtually forever. In the game, you will fly to world’s, galaxies, and universes--exploring, choosing to or not fight alien species on the ground or in space. As players discover worlds and aliens, the game will tag them. So when others go there, they too will know who discovered what. No Man’s Sky is a unique and interesting title.