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E3 2012: Top 10 Games

E3 only comes once a year, and with it, a sneak peak of gaming's future emerges. We saw a new console, five conferences and some of the most craziest ideas seen in gaming. I had a long list of games which I narrowed down to 10, although I included a number 11 since I really wanted to add it to the list. I hope you enjoy it, and make sure to tell me what your highlights of the show were in the comments below.

11: ZombiU

Starting the list off with my most anticipated Wii U game, ZombiU looked as if it was just another unoriginal zombie game. However, it really appears to work perfectly with the new Wii U controller, and I did find the game over system to be fresh where you become a completely different person. although it's not enough for me to get the Wii U on day one, I am definitely interested in this title and can't wait to hear more about it.

10: Tomb Raider

I've always disliked Tomb Raider. Something about the first game on PS1 irritated me, and I never felt as if Laura Croft was a interesting character. Thankfully though, this new title looks like exactly what the series needed: A fresh start. The new survival aspects are very welcoming and although it's seems to be inspired by Uncharted, that's not a bad thing.

9: Crysis 3

I was actually surprised to see this title. First off, the graphics are breathtaking... The gameplay seems to stick the roots of the series, but knowing I could play this game as a stealth game really excites me. The gameplay demo blew me away, and truly showcases the type of situations that has built such a strong fanbase.

8: Beyond: Two Souls

One of my biggest questions at this year's E3 was, "Where are all the new games?" I kept this feeling throughout all the conferences, but once in a while something came along to remind me people still care about originality. Beyond: Two Souls was very unique, unlike any game I've ever seen. And to make me even more excited for this game, it's from one of the most original game developers out there.

7: Dead Space 3

When I saw cooperative gameplay in the demo, I was disappointed beyond words. After hearing you can play this game without a partner I got excited for it again though. Sure, it looks a lot different than the first two games but I'm liking the new environment. I'm worried this game is not heading into the right direction. But so far the adventure has set a new bar for horror games, and I'm excited to see if they can pull it off a third time.

6: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

I didn't like the first or second Splinter Cell, but I loved Chaos Theory. Since then I've been a fan. I'm slightly worried Splinter Cell: Blacklist is going to be more of a action game than a stealth one, but I was very impressed by the trailer and found it to be jaw-dropping.

5: Resident Evil 6

I was a bit disappointed by Leon's part of the story having cooperative gameplay, but other than that, the game really looks fascinating. It looks like it takes the best of the Resident Evil series and combines it into one game, generating three storylines and bringing back two of the most iconic characters. It had one incredible stage demo at Microsoft, featuring some crazy helicopter action and another cliff-hanger ending which made it one of my most anticipated games this year.

4: Dishonored

First off, this is a stealth game so automatically my interest for it shot to new heights. After seeing it at E3 I found the creativity to be mind-blowing. You can turn into a fish, rat, travel as quick as lightning, get a enemy to shoot at you, take over his body, and walk him in front of the bullets... The possibilities appear to be endless. It reminds me of BioShock, and it's being designed by the same person who did Half Life 2. Plus, Bethesda is making it. This game has one of the best development teams ever, and it seems as if they're doing a wonderful job.

3: Assassin's Creed 3

We haven't seen many changes in the series lately, but I really feel like Assassin's Creed 3 has enough things to keep gameplay new. The new character is shaping up to be the best yet, and the new environment is unlike anything I've seen. Now tree's are the viewpoints, and this along is going to change the gameplay drastically. It really looks like the series is taking a large step, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

2: The Last of Us

The presentation was brilliantly astonishing in so many ways. Everything in it looked scripted, but it just shows how games are truly becoming what they have always thrived to be: Movies where you control the characters. The thing that got me the most excited was the A.I which will flank you, ambush you and insult you. I'm hoping the entire game will be as intense as the stage demo, but either way, I will definitely be buying it.

1: Watch Dogs

This game went from being completely unknown, to becoming one of my most anticipated games of all time. It wasn't the graphics, or the incredibly voice-acting, or the remarkable sound design. It was actually the fascinating gameplay. Using your phone you can change traffic lights, effect trains, jam communications and much more. The story hasn't really been explained thoroughly, but if it's anything like the trailer, we can expect one of the best games of this decade. This game helped Ubisoft steal the show, and it proved to be one of the most breathtaking demos I have ever seen.

So there you have it. E3 went by so quick this year, but I really enjoyed it. Sometimes it got overly boring, but overall it's good to see gaming is now opened to everyone. I realized that at this year's E3 more than ever, and I can't wait to see what's in store for us in the coming years.

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