TOP 33 @E3 2016 [Best in Show]: Ready Player Four.

TOP 33 @E3 2016 [Best in Show]: Ready Player Four.

Sure, this list has had more remixes than a Calvin Harris and Rihanna dance song. But after several wildly successful Bible Scale articles thanks to YOU (18 games broke down in 8 articles in 3 days by 4 clergygeeks), and a call for a final Top 33 Games of E3 2016 list on social media, we decided to put the nail on this wonderful, yet tiring video game conference coffin.

(from left to right): Moody, Lance, Patrick, Zom.

(from left to right): Moody, Lance, Patrick, Zom.

Well, at least ’til Gamescom.


Notes:

(To read about the games down below in more detail, just click the title to link to our snazzy coverage)

* = denotes games we had actual hands-on time with, be it behind closed doors (BCD), the showroom floor, or Xbox Party

$ = denotes games not available to demo or watch BCD, but were shown during one of Sunday/Monday’s media briefings

Yes = we count EA Play as part of E3



33. ReCore “While there wasn’t much exploration ala Metroid Prime, the dash-and-blast style of battle from Mega Mean is there.” – Travis Moody (2 Bibles)

32. Resident Evil 7 “Although Capcom seems to be going back to the original roots of RE, this definitely felt more ‘Silent Hill’ than anything.” – Lance Paul (2.5 Bibles)

31. Pac-Man 256 “The feels of classic arcade Tron-meets-Nintendo’s Paperboy.” – Richard Zom (3 Bibles)

30. Madden 17* / NHL 17* / FIFA 17

29. Steep* “Virtual snow bunnies are no longer relegated to linear speed-and-trick segments.” – Travis Moody (3 Bibles)

28. [TIE] Detroit: Becoming Human$ / Tales of Berseria “You can swap between several strikingly different characters and mesh together combos.” – Richard Zom (3.5 Bibles)

27. [TIE] Days Gone / Dead Rising 4

26. [TIE] LEGO Dimensions: Wave 6 Expansion* “Capture the Flag was a ton of fun.” – Lance Paul (3.75 Bibles) / Persona 5$

25. Halo Wars 2

24. [TIE] Prey$ / Fe$

23. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided*

22. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands*

21. Sea of Thieves* “Rare intends on listening to fan feedback through various development stages to get things right.” – Travis Moody (3.75 Bibles)

20. Watch_Dogs 2* “No longer does the multiplayer portion of the game feel like a detached annoyance.” – Travis Moody (3.75 Bibles)

19. Tekken 7* “Fight mechanics, smooth as the days of liquor store Arcade cabinets, don’t need to rely on any flashy fatilities to ham up the fanbase.” – Richard Zom (4 Bibles)

18. For Honor* “There were far more cinematic experiences that came into play than expected.” – Travis Moody (4 Bibles)

17. [TIE] Cuphead*Scalebound$

16. Batman: The Telltale Series “The first Batman game to play both sides of the coin with the Caped Crusader and Bruce Wayne.” – Lance Paul (4 Bibles)

15. Agents of Mayhem“Fans of comic books and superhero movies will especially enjoy this game!” – Travis Moody (4 Bibles)

14. Injustice 2 “Seems to have improved leaps and bounds from the prior edition.” – Lance Paul (4 Bibles)

13. Titanfall 2*

12. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare “Stepping away from rogue agents and terror cells might be the smartest move CoD has done in years.” – Lance Paul (4.25 Bibles)

11. South Park: The Fractured But Whole

10. The Last Guardian$

9. Spider-Man$

8. Mafia III

7. [TIE] God of War$Gears of War 4*

6. Dishonored 2$

5. Final Fantasy XV* “The world seems filled with many splendid things to do.” – Travis Moody (4.25 Bibles)

4. Horizon Zero Dawn

3. Forza Horizon 3* “For the first time in a long time, players can listen to their own crazy tunes as they race and cruise around the varied, natural wonder of Australia.” – Travis Moody (4.5 Bibles)

2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* “A custom open world RPG that literally links up the feel of Zelda gameplay with the likes of Fable.” – Richard Zom (4.5 Bibles)

***GHG’S “BEST IN SHOW” at E3 2016***

1. Battlefield 1* “The game is everything we love about Battlefield in a new–or would that be old?–time period.” – Patrick Obloy (4.75 Bibles)



 ***GHG’s “BEST PUBLISHER” at E3 2016***

  • Sony – 7 Games (#4, #7, #9, #10, #26, #27, #28)

    • Microsoft – 8 Games (#3, #7, #17×2, #21, #25, #27, #33)
    • Electronic Arts – 6 Games (#1, #13, #24, #30×3)
    • Ubisoft – 5 Games (#11, #18, #20, #22, #29)
    • Bandai Namco – 3 Games (#19, #28, #31)
    • Square Enix – 2 Games (#5, #23)
    • Warner Bros. – 2 Games (#14, #26)
    • Bethesda – 2 Games (#6, #24)
    • Nintendo – 1 Game (#2), 2K Games – 1 Game (#8), Activision – 1 Game (#12), Deep Silver – 1 Game (#15), Telltale – 1 Game (#16), Capcom – 1 Game (#32)
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