Top 10 games of E3 2012
Our man in the front lines at has picked out the best ten games on offer at E3 2012. Here they are, in no particular order:
Ubisoft’s new cyber action shooter mixes a GTA-style open-world environment with a sci-fi twist. Hack into CCTV cameras, mobile phones, take control of traffic lights and lift bridges in order to complete your missions. Mindblowing graphics and Ubi’s unwillingness to announced platforms leads us to believe Watch Dogs might be our first glimpse at next-gen gaming.
Mario and Pikmin might be heading to the Wii U but our most wanted game for Ninty’s new console is ZombiU - a survival horror set in London featuring undead coppers and Queen’s Guards. Use the GamePad as a radar, a scope for your crossbow, to manage your inventory and scan environments for ammo.
Bioshock meets late-nineties PC classic Thief in this first-person shooter set in a steampunk-inspired city gripped by plague and a corrupt leader. You play a supernatural assassin with a slew of special powers including teleportation, possession (of humans and animals) and command of a ‘devouring swarm’ of rats.
The Last of Us
At first glance it might look like Naughty Dog has got lazy and simply rehashed Uncharted with a little girl as your companion rather than an old man but The Last Of Us has a real sense of impending doom. Reminiscent of The Road or The Walking Dead this post-apocalyptic shooter makes Nathan Drake look like a wimp.
Lara Croft's latest makeover is more than just cosmetic. Square Enix's reboot of the franchise includes an RPG-esque survival skills system to help her avoid a grisly fate on an island full of wild animals and even wilder humans.