The votes are in, and Push Square's E3 2018 Game of the Show has been decided. Hundreds of you had your say in our poll yesterday, and we have to admit, there's a lot of diversity in the results. Loads of titles, both old and new, were shown during this year's event, and we think the results reflect just how varied the selection really is.
50 different PlayStation 4 titles vied for your vote, and below, we've listed the top 10. Without further ado, let's go ahead and reveal the winners.
10. Spyro Reignited Trilogy (2%)
9. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2%)
8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (3%)
7. Kingdom Hearts III (4%)
6. Death Stranding (4%)
5. Biohazard: Resident Evil 2 (5%)
Even though it was somewhat expected, Resident Evil 2 stood out as one of the big surprises of Sony's E3 2018 press conference. The announcement trailer was intense, and further footage revealed what is essentially a completely new game built upon the Resident Evil 7 engine. Capcom's been knocking it out of the park recently, and with a confirmed January release date, the return of Resi 2 could be another home run.
4. Cyberpunk 2077 (10%)
Cyberpunk 2077 may have only entered E3 2018 with a single trailer, but damn, what a trailer it was. Arguably the best one-and-a-half minutes of the entire Los Angeles event, we were left dying to see more once it was over. The thing is, members of the press have already seen CD Projekt Red's latest in action behind closed doors, and by all accounts, it's absolutely mind-blowing.
3. Spider-Man (11%)
Spidey swung onto the scene in style with a mightily impressive show-closing trailer. Whisking us through a highly kinetic story mission, in which the offshore prison named RAFT is overrun by its inhabitants, we're introduced to not just one new villain, but four: Electro, Scorpion, Rhino, and Vulture. The scene is frenetic, with Spider-Man having to fend off five of his worst enemies at the same time, and of course, it closes on a cliffhanger; who is the mystery villain at the end? We can't wait to find out.
2. The Last of Us: Part II (17%)
The Last of Us: Part II opened Sony's E3 2018 conference with a bang, showing a glimpse of Ellie's personal life and a decent slice of the gritty survival gameplay we know and love. The dance scene is compelling enough, but when the demo transitions to gameplay, we discover that Ellie has picked up a few new tricks. Stealth has been dramatically improved, the fights are as tense and desperate as ever, and of course, it looks out of this world, Naughty Dog once again flexing its graphical muscles.
1. Ghost of Tsushima (18%)
Nabbing the win by just a handful of votes, Ghost of Tsushima is your Push Square E3 2018 Game of the Show. It feels like Sucker Punch has gone beyond its previous limits, giving us a fantastic gameplay demo during Sony's presser. Authentic, tense, and suitably brutal, this samurai-based sandbox slash-'em-up looks visually stunning, and the old school sword fighting had us captivated. A worthy winner, and a game we simply can't wait to see more of.
And with that, another E3 is over. Do you agree with the winners? What games are you most looking forward to seeing more of? Celebrate your favourites in the comments section below.
Well deserved, samurai.
I thought it looked great graphics-wise, but it looks like it's set to be yet another souls-type game set in a different era, which really doesn't interest me all that much. Souls fatigue is set in for me after Nioh, and now we have this, the other samurai souls game, code vein, and Nioh 2 in the works? A bit too much for me, time to take a break.
@RedMageLanakyn I very much doubt Sucker Punch is making a Souls-like game with Ghost of Tsushima. I don't think you have anything to worry about on that front.
I can't disagree with the top 2 - probably 3 as these are the top 3 games I will buy on my PS4. I wonder if Cyberpunk would have been much higher had we seen the game-play they showed behind closed doors as it seems to have impressed the journos enough to name it their Game of E3.
I agree. Though it's still not dated I wasn't expecting a date and it was ti's first real showing, last year was just a tease.
Felt like Cyberpunk was more the behinds than what we got at home so it would be hard for me to pick that as #1.
Would have been interesting if RDR2 showed up, but it didn't, so that's that.
I agree with number 1.ghost of tshushima is my number one favorite upcoming games on the ps4 word up son
@Quintumply I guess I'll have to see more gameplay, what they showed at E3 reminded me of a souls game.
@RedMageLanakyn you really need your eyes to get check .this game looks nothing like dark souls.have you ever play onimusha.next thing you going to say is ninja gaiden looks like dark souls also wtf.😂😱😒.word up son
@RedMageLanakyn I agree that the lack of a HUD and therefore lack of details on the combat system mechanics have created a wide range of opinions on how challenging Ghost of Tsushima will be to play, but it's obvious that the side quest they showed was deliberately selected to show as wide a range of gameplay as possible.
My immediate reaction to what we saw makes me think that we're looking at a Horizon-esque open world adventure with optional Arkham stealth, more than any other comparison.
But ultimately, it'll be its own game. We'll see more before launch day, I'm sure.
@playstation1995 My eyes are fine, I've played plenty of Onimusha, and this doesn't look like that style of gameplay to me. Like I said above, i'll need to see more, because what I've seen resembles souls style gameplay, which I'm personally burnt out on. Less word up, more reading comprehension, son.
I voted for 3,4 and 5 but I'm pretty certain I'll end up getting all the top 6. Definitely a stellar line-up of games coming out in the future. Good job there is a bit of a quiet spell for releases now, so I need to try and clear my backlog of un-started games before Spidey comes out.
I am not a fan of the infamous series but this totally blew me away. I wasn't hyped before but am now. That fight at sunset was absolutely beautiful
I feel like Spider-Man is going to disappoint people, at least to some degree. I just have a feeling that it's not as cool as it looks. Kinda seems like they're going for style over substance with it. Hope I'm wrong, though.
@DLB3 Yeah, pretty much. It just seems like expectations are really really high, and I'm not sure they'll be met for a lot of people. Maybe I'm just not as into Spider-Man games as other people are or something, though.
@KirbyTheVampire The press seem to have really enjoyed the E3 demo. Lots of praise for it.
Agree with the Number 1.This game looks absolutely awesome and it's about time we had something from Sucker Punch.Glad to see this looks like it's going to be worth the wait!
Seriously,the amount of games im interested in over E3 is insane.That top ten?I want them all lol
@get2sammyb Well, that's good to hear. Hope it's great!
@LaNooch1978 Great reference 😂
PS4 new exclusives looked awesome on E3, the trailers were really impressive. Can’t wait!
@playstation1995 yeah gave me onimusha vibes
when it started and the character walked up and looked out over the otsuna grasslands, it looked fantastic. getting on the horse and riding through the grass with the sweeping orchestral score reminded me of shadow of the colossus. however my interest dipped when i saw the first fight.. combat looked quite limited, block then slash. hope there's other options like bows etc. the next section didn't impress me much either, looked too much like assassin's creed samurai edition, and i find AC to be boring as hell.
@RedMageLanakyn ok cool.word up son
Resident Evil 2 stole the show for me. They're dong it right building the game on a modern engine with modern controls and changing it up enough to make it seem new while still keeping it very familiar. Looks on track to be as impressive an update as REmake was back in 2002.
Ghost of tsushima is my pick because there's no game like it in this gen, if we get samurai game, usually it's a fantasy game with demon/nobunaga/etc, there's no big budget AAA samurai game on ps4.
An interesting top 5.
Ghost - “beautiful” “stunning”
TLoU2 - “engaging” “not necessarily fun” “violent”
Spider-Man- “fun” “kinetic”
Cyberpunk - “mind-blowing” “futuristic” “noir”
RE2 - “nostalgic” “intense” “horror”
With a unifying theme here of high quality production value.
@RedMageLanakyn Just curious, what about it reminded you of Dark Souls? Seemed to me to be more similar to Witcher or Assassin's Creed. Of course, all of those are similar from a broader perspective.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks to have a lot in common with Dark Souls. Are you sure you're not mixing Ghost of Tsushima up with that? Just thought I'd double check, both having their very first game play reveals at the same time, it would be an easy thing to confuse the two of them when they have such similar themes.
@LieutenantFatman Nah, I mentioned that game in my first comment, forgot the name, although yes, that game is definitely much more souls related than ghosts of tsushima.
@NoxAeturnus Honestly, it was the swordplay mainly. I could see what others were referring to in terms of comparing it to say, an arkham game with the stealth, or horizon with the open world, or even Assassin's creed. It's not the difficulty of the souls games that burns me out, it's the "parry this, dodge, take some swipes, back out or roll in, repeat" formula, which i could see in the trailer. It's early, and i'm definitely not dissing the game, it looks beautiful for sure. Just need to see more in depth gameplay before I'm on board day one.
@RedMageLanakyn I’m a huge souls fan an me the gameplay looks nothing like the souls games
@dark_knightmare2 I can see a lot of people seem to have that opinion, but i still stand by mine. If they show some gameplay that changes my mind, then great, I'll be the first to claim so. Again, I'm not dissing the game at all, this was more a self realization that I'm burnt out on souls-style games. Maybe I'm looking through a souls-tinged scope given my recent playthroughs, but that's just me calling it like I see it.
@RedMageLanakyn I guess it makes sense why you'd be fatigued then because what you describe is roughly the central mechanic of all those games. On the other hand, if your fatigue ever wears off and there isn't something new and shiny, Ghost of Tsushima could be an awesome one to revisit. That's what happened with me and The Witcher 3, just played it for the first time a couple months ago.
I think if they would have shown gameplay for Cyberpunk it would have won hands down. Everyone that got to see the closed doors demo is just raving about it.
It's a real shame that fans didn't get to see any of that...
True, but I'm guessing it's still pre alpha, timing for revealing game play is important. And if the graphics look better than the final product they will be accused of being liars so I think they're being cautious.
For me personally Resident Evil 2 was head and shoulders above all of them but I'll admit to being biased as I loved the original and it's still one of my favourite games. Also one of the few surprises as even though we technically knew it was in development, nobody had any idea as to what form or indeed how far along it was.
As for the others, Cyberpunk 2077 is the game I'm looking forward to most even if the trailer didn't thrill me, I'd have liked to have seen some gameplay. TLOU 2 looks great but I can't help but feel like I've already played it, it looks a step above games like Tomb Raider and it's own predecessor but at the same time not much different, I've no doubt the story will be amazing though.
Overall a very good E3 if few surprises
Not surprise at all...
Not one bit...
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