Best of E3 2015: Nominees

“The Cream of the Crop”

E3 2015 is a thing of the past. It came and went, but didn’t leave without making a serious mark on the future of the industry, as well as gamers. It was an exceptional year for video games with  announcements, press conferences, and trailers galore. There were many compelling titles with a strong showing, but what games managed to rise above the rest?

Below are the games that have earned to be referred to as the very best of this year’s E3. Classified by platform, genre and a few more prestigious categories, here are my nominees for the best of E3 2015.

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  • Cuphead
  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • The Last Guardian
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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  • Adr1ft
  • Cuphead
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • The Division
  • Fallout 4
  • For Honor
  • Gears 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • ReCore
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

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  • Abzu
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • The Division
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Fallout 4
  • For Honor
  • Firewatch
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • The Last Guardian
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

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  • Starfox Zero
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

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  • Adr1ft
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • The Division
  • Fallout 4
  • For Honor
  • Fortnite
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Tacoma
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • XCOM 2

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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Fallout 4
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole

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  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Dark Souls III
  • The Division
  • For Honor
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Just Cause 3
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

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  • Below
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • No Man’s Sky
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

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  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Need for Speed

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  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Just Dance 2016
  • Rock Band 4

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Doom
  • Gears 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Star Wars Battlefront

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  • Cuphead
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Unravel
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World
  • Shadow of the Beast

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  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Oculus Rift
  • Project Morpheus
  • Xbox Elite Controller

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  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Cuphead
  • Dark Souls III
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dreams
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hitman
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • South Park: Fractured But Whole
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire
  • The Tomorrow Children
  • Unravel

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  • Abzu
  • Dishonored 2
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Nier 2
  • ReCore
  • Shenmue 3
  • Skylanders Super Chargers
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Unravel
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Xbox Elite Controller
  • Xbox One backward compatibility

Note: Check back very soon to see all the winners of E3 2015. Until then be sure to check out all my other E3 content on the site.


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