E3 2014: The Best Trailers From This Year's Show

We round up some of the most exciting and visually impressive trailers released at E3 2014.

If it's one thing the games industry knows how to do, it's how to cut an impressive trailer. Whether they're full CG or all in-game, the best trailers convey their games' strengths, tell us what to expect, and most importantly ramp up the hype. Here's a selection of some of the best game trailers released so far at this year's E3.

The Division

Rise of the Tomb Raider

No Man's Sky

Dead Island 2

Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

The Crew

Bloodborne

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Ori and the Blind Forest

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Discussion

128 comments
gcxjo
gcxjo

You missed Dragon Age Inquisition!

DoogyDonDoogy
DoogyDonDoogy

All these games look INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

DLuf
DLuf

Bloodborne seems like it's gonna be a brutal & bloody experience... AND that Van Helsing-ish atmosphere.... A shame it's PS4-exclusive.

rskueem
rskueem

No AC Unity Trailer ? wow G$

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

dead island 2 and no mans sky land where both awesome trailers !!

Halo was pretty boring, i have to admit. its like hey! its a new trailer to games you played what 5-10 years ago? what the hell man!

hochstreck
hochstreck

No Man's Sky might be particularly interesting. 

But anyway: Trailers are mostly boring and so yesterday!

theprismhead
theprismhead

No Man's Sky looks really good. Unfortunately I think the Star Wars physics will bug the hell out of me. Come on, isn't a large part of this game supposed to be about flying in space? I hope Star Citizen won't be so arcadish. I'll still probably get this though, looks like a lot of fun.

GunEye
GunEye

I was really disappointed by this article:

http://gearnuke.com/heres-first-look-bloodborne-gameplay/

According to this: the game is confirmed to run at: 1080p - but only at an underwhelming 30 frames per second!

For a game that runs on a PS4 - and feature such narrow corridors and allyways: there is no reason in hell for it to be a lousy 30fps 1080p.

PS4 can chew this game for breakfast Considering it will run The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain, Shadow of Mordor and The Division @ 60fps average!

There is just no excuse - Bloodborne is a game on a lesser scale. Should be smooth 100% of the time.

From Software - needs to employ some better game programmers: a non open world game like this, with no "living eco system" like the games I just mentioned: should never go below 60fps on a freaking PS4.

They must optimize it before the release. Next gen gaming is about 60fps with great visual fidelity. 

GunEye
GunEye

Ori and the Blind Forest: looks so much like the fabulous indie game: Dust: an Elysian Tail.

Is there any chance it is made by the same guy? 

They definitely took a lot of inspiration from Dust.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

Ori and the Division deserve to be up here for all the feels they punched us in the face with.

Foppe
Foppe

No Assassins Creed?

shadowflame87
shadowflame87

I think the Scalebound and Crackdown trailers should be on here as well, they looked gorgeous and amazing as hell...plus no Witcher 3 and DA:I? Come on guys...

scubamonkey123
scubamonkey123

MGS 5 and blood borne. Hell yes!!!! There is so much good stuff on the way! 

CucHulk
CucHulk

lol i mean, these trailers are brilliant but no Ac Unity, seriously?

DeathNoa
DeathNoa

No Assassin's Creed Unity ? I mean, the cinematic trailer is awesome

diggyphelps
diggyphelps

MGS 5- My body and buttplugs are ready.

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

Ori reminds me of Dust. Because of that it really looks appealing. This is a good list, overall.

badlalo59
badlalo59

Whoa!  Zombies can now skate!

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

Where is the new Witcher 3 E3 trailer, guys?

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Ori and the Blind Forest and Dead Island 2 were my favourites from the above.

BoltNinety
BoltNinety

As bad as Dead Island is that trailer is awesome.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

How is the Magicka 2 trailer not on here? 

McGregor
McGregor

Have to admit, I laughed pretty hard at dead island 2.

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

This E3 has been PREDICTABLE. Same experiences, different gen. Zzzzzz.

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

So many awesome games being shown! Next-gen is finally kicking off!

Razor10000
Razor10000

bloodborne ps4 exclusive is huge. very well done sony.

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

I think Rainbow Six has stolen the show for me so far. But there's so much to love.

hastati4
hastati4

The Division's still my most wanted game out of everything, since it was announced last year. Nothing really even comes close for me.

tomservo51
tomservo51

Next gen is finally stepping up it's game. Did witcher 3 not make it because they showed the X1 version?

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

No Man's Sky premise is a bold one. To be able to dogfight enemy ships while crossing different planets with no loading times... Not sure how they gonna pull that off.

X-tract
X-tract

@GunEye Pretty much all From games are plagued by this... They're pretty bad at optimizing their games

Samslayer
Samslayer

@GunEye It is interesting.  I remember FromSoftware having issues with FPS all the way back to the PSX days.  I remember playing a game called Shadow Tower, which plays ridiculously similar to the Souls series.  Shadow Tower played with a terrible FPS mark. I'm thinking it was around 15-20 FPS consistently.  Maybe that's FromSoftware's "thing"...

diceboy321
diceboy321

@slicedbread117 Yeah bro, and i hope Mass Effect 4 will be a 10/10 btw i havent played mass effect before but i'm waiting for a hd trilogy version for ps4 and i will get ps4 on august so happy gaming =D!

tatoes1
tatoes1

@hastati4 We got to wait exactly another year, man with these game delays I sure hope that they make the game better instead like Watch Dogs that looked a whole lot diffirently when you got down and played it.

hastati4
hastati4

@tomservo51 They didn't really show a trailer, either, if I recall, but actual gameplay, which kinda makes them better than every CGI trailer on this list.

McGregor
McGregor

@ChillDudeID The game looks awesome! Steam is (or was, I haven't checked today) doing a deal for owners of either the Witcher  or the Witcher 2 where you get 15% off if you preorder. If you don't own either on Steam, you still get 10% off.

bri000
bri000

@leikeylosh Me either but looks very promising.  Heck even if nothing else, a throw back to the space games of the old days. 

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

The Microsoft shills are so desperate! BahahahahahHahaha!!!!!!

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

@hastati4 @tomservo51 The released their E3 trailer the day before yesterday called "The sword of destiny". Technically, it's still an E3 trailer on top of the live gameplay they showed at the Xbox conference. ;)