Here’s our top 5 best games of E3 2018 video! Feared and I go over what our team is most excited about after E3. Compiling a list of only five games was difficult because of the amount of games shown at this year’s expo. Thankfully, our discussions proved successful and we were all able to agree on this list.
Top 5 Best Games of E3 2018:
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We didn’t want to extend the amount of titles on our list, so we definitely have some honorable mentions.
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Make sure to check out the video for the details. If you want the written version of our top 5 best games of E3 2018, Brandon Lopez has you covered.
Top 5 Best Games of E3 2018 Article
With E3 2018 having wrapped up last week, the team here at Inside R Lobby have had nonstop discussions in order to narrow down our favorite games. That being said, here are our top 5 best games from E3 2018.
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5. Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 made huge waves around the world when it was announced during Microsoft’s conference. With DMC4 being a decade old at this point, fans were starting to worry if we’d ever see the return of our favorite devil hunter, Dante. Well, worry no more as Devil May Cry 5 has been confirmed to be released by March of 2019. Hideaki Itsuno, the director behind both Devil May Cry 3 and 4, took the stage to reveal a first look at the game. Rendered in real time, DMC5 is shifting to a more “realistic” artstyle thanks to the RE Engine.
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Despite the shift in artstyle, the campy tone from past core entries remains, as we saw Nero chitchatting with bosses and riding rockets like a surfboard. Speaking of Nero, DMC5 will feature three protagonists. Nero, Dante, and a character dubbed as “Mysterious V”. The trailer reveals that Nero is the one in charge of the titular shop this time, and he’s even rocking a new hairdo. Meanwhile, Dante only makes a short appearance at the end, lookin’ like he’s been through hell and back. As for Mysterious V? Well, we don’t really get a glimpse of him/her during the trailer, but we do know what their back looks like thanks to the released cover art. With DMC5 being less than a year away from release, you can expect more info sooner rather than later. Onto the next game on our top 5 best games of e3 2018 list!
4. Fallout 76
Don’t let the name fool you, because Fallout 76 is not your typical Fallout game. Fallout 76 puts players in the shoes of a denizen of Vault 76, the first vault in Fallout lore to be opened. You’ll assume the role of one of the first wanderers to explore the post-apocalyptic wasteland, and you won’t be doing it alone! Fallout 76 is an online game that will allow dozens of players to play in a map that is 4 times larger than Fallout 4’s commonwealth. Fallout 76 still allows you to wander alone, but the game will require you to be connected to the servers at all time, and you’ll still see fellow vault dwellers roaming the map.
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For those of you expecting a fully fleshed out RPG aka New Vegas or Fallout 4, you might be disappointed. While the game will feature quests, you won’t run into any NPCs (you’ll run into robots, however). The lack of NPCs means there won’t be much in the way of dialogue. While some of us here at the Lobby are cautiously optimistic, we’re still excited to see what Bethesda has pulled off. Fallout 76 will release on November 14th, 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
3. Resident Evil 2
Capcom finally gave us a first look at the remake of Resident Evil 2 during Sony’s conference. Simply titled Resident Evil 2, players will be able to choose from two campaigns. One will follow Leon Kennedy (during his first day as a police officer no less), while the other follows Claire Redfield. The game looks absolutely gorgeous thanks to the RE Engine, and gameplay seems to be reminiscent of Resident Evil 4’s over the shoulder style. Beyond the trailer shown, we were later treated to an extensive demo that proves Resident Evil has once again found its footing. Fans won’t have to wait long, as Resident Evil 2 will be released on January 25th, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Smash is back, baby, and Nintendo has spared no expense in ensuring that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the most extensive entry yet. Every fighter ever featured in Smash is back. Yes, you heard that right, every single fighter, even Snake, will be returning to battle once more. Smash Ultimate features a whole slew of gameplay changes. For one, clone fighters such as Lucina and Dark Pit are now referred to as “Echo” fighters. This change helps to condense the massive roster, and educates new players who may not understand the concept of clone characters.
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Other gameplay changes include limiting the amount of dodges you can chain together without being punished, and how perfect shields work. The game will also make use of the Wii U’s GameCube adapter, so get ready to dust off those wavebirds when Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases for the Nintendo Switch on December 7th, 2018
1. The Last Of Us Part II
Was there ever any doubt that The Last Of Us Part II would make the top of our top 5 best games of e3 2018 list? Of course not! Naughty Dog finally gave fans their first look at TLOU Part II, and we here at the Lobby all agree that the wait seems to be well worth it. The game will see Ellie as the protagonist this time around, and it’s set 5 years after the original game’s conclusion. The trailer provided us with two time periods. One where everything is all fine and dandy, and another that’s reminiscent of the game’s somber tone.
The first period seems to be part of the game’s prologue, set in Jackson from TLOU 1. We see Ellie at some sort of party/dance. Looking a little sad and lonely, she’s invited to dance by her friend Dina. It isn’t long before they share a kiss, which brings a smile to Ellie’s face. This joyful tone doesn’t last for long, though, as the second time period sees Ellie facing off against members of a cult we got a look at back in 2017.
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The gameplay in TLOU Part II is smoother than ever, and will feature interactive environments. At one point, Ellie is able to crawl beneath a car in an attempt to hide, and in another, she’s able to grab a cult member to use as a hostage (which uhh, doesn’t quite go the way she expects). We still don’t know when the game will be releasing, but we have zero doubts that Naughty Dog will once again snag a whole bunch of Game of the Year awards when The Last Of Us Part II eventually releases.
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