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E3 2015 almost had too many great videos to count, but we've somehow managed to cut our seemingly endless list of brilliant clips down to the ten best. Now, by ten best, we mean the very best of the best; these are the videos that we reckon defined this year's E3. That said, if you want to scour through almost every piece of footage that's spilled from 2015's Los Angeles expo, then feel free to peruse our YouTube channel.


How do you reboot DOOM in 2015? Well, you just make it bigger, better, and more badass. We've got to be honest, we had zero expectations for id Software's refreshed release – but Bethesda is proving itself to be the master of making old franchises relevant again, what with Wolfenstein: The New Order and all. Sure this first-person shooter looks relatively straightforward, but this is a series all about feel – and watching the above footage, it's clear that this title is going to feel very good indeed.

Fallout 4

We all knew Fallout 4 would be at Bethesda's E3 presser, but the surprise element was still present as Todd Howard walked us through everything from the game's opening events to its ridiculously in-depth crafting system. After almost half an hour of post-apocalyptic gameplay, the end of the world can't come soon enough.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

We didn't believe – we couldn't believe – but that just made Final Fantasy VII's remake reveal all the more mindblowing. Without doubt one of the most awe-inspiring moments of any E3 to date, hearing the twinkling tune of the PSone classic and seeing Cloud's back, complete with buster sword, caused the Push Square office to erupt in an absolute frenzy. The moment will never be forgotten.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Guerrilla Games has always showed potential, but there's always something been missing. Killzone had great lore, for example, but it lacked quality characters; the first-person shooter's gunplay has always been good, but it never tempted the Call of Duty crowd. Horizon: Zero Dawn brings all of the first-party studio's technical knowhow and repurposes it in a sumptuous post-apocalyptic setting. The contrast between natural and synthetic is stunning, and this trailer sells you on the fiction very fast.

Kingdom Hearts III

A fan favourite for sure, Kingdom Hearts III has been out of the spotlight for several years, so needed to make a comeback at this year's E3. Square Enix made us wait for the latest from the game, but what we saw looked like a real step up; set-pieces involving rolling coasters and tea cups punctuated periods of adorable action, while confirmation that Tangled will feature as one of the title's main worlds is sure to set cash registers alight should this ever actually deploy.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Even though it wasn't quite the trailer that some of us wanted, there's no denying that the tone for the next Mass Effect has been set. Commander Shepard's journey may be over, but we can't wait to explore a more open galaxy with some great alien buddies. EA's press conference opener, the CG video was met with a truckload of hype, and in truth, the publisher failed to hit that high note again until the end of its show.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

You can always count on Hideo Kojima and the team behind the Metal Gear Solid series to produce an absolutely brilliant trailer, and The Phantom Pain's epic six minute E3 video doesn't disappoint. With some calling it one of Kojima's best ever trailers, the clip's already garnered more than enough praise, so much so that we're sure Big Boss himself would be particularly proud of this one.

Star Wars: Battlefront

In a galaxy far, far away, there was a Swedish developer named DICE that was very busy. It was a tossup between Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Star Wars: Battlefront in this slot – but we reckon that the latter more accurately summed up why it's going to be the biggest game of the year by far. The production values across the board are simply through the roof, from the ridiculous visuals right the way through to the outstanding sound design. But it's the game's commitment to the source material that makes this such an exciting prospect.

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is back, and it looks much like we remember it. The moment that SCEA gaffer Shawn Layden set up Fumito Ueda's long overdue foray, we knew that it was time for Trico and his gangly boyhood buddy to step back into the limelight. As familiar as this first gameplay footage may be, the attention to detail is absurd; the catbird animates in an authentic kind of way, and the premise – a platformer built around an extraordinarily advanced AI – is still ambitious beyond belief.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

We never thought that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' show-stopping helicopter segment of E3 2009 could be beat, but we were wrong. Uncharted 4's E3 2015 gameplay segment had us in disbelief for a solid seven and a half minutes – which bodes well for the finished game, doesn't it? From the stunning visuals to the face-melting pace, this clip will go down in history as one of the best ever E3 demos.

What was your favourite video from E3 2015? (42 votes)

  1. DOOM7%
  2. Fallout 419%
  3. Final Fantasy VII Remake14%
  4. Horizon: Zero Dawn19%
  5. Kingdom Hearts III2%
  6. Mass Effect: Andromeda  0%
  7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain7%
  8. Star Wars: Battlefront10%
  9. The Last Guardian2%
  10. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End17%
  11. Other2%

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