After the carousel of emotions of the E3 2021 It is time to take stock, and that implies giving an extra presence and its deserved recognition to the best and most outstanding of the great video game fair. An event in which sagas of cult as of The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Metroid O Age of Empires have shared the limelight with novelties of the caliber of Elden Ring and long, long-awaited sequels.
Nintendo, Microsoft and the main protagonists of the E3 2021 they unleashed real bursts of announcements dedicated to the next novelties, their most anticipated titles and, of course, surprises in capital letters. To which must be added a Summer Game Fest who knew how to give joy and reward the expectations of those who reached the end of the event.
Although, of course, not all ads have had the same weight. Therefore, we have condensed you the best and the most celebrated of this marathon of videogames and advertisements for almost a week on the same site. Daring to reduce and limit the best of this year to a very specific figure and purpose: lThe 21 most impressive games of E3 2021.
Without further ado, below you will see the titles by which we will remember this unique edition of the great video game fair, and those releases that they deserve a great mark on our calendars.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
An unexpected continuation for a must-have game
Age of Empires IV
The acclaimed saga of strategy returns
The fourth installment of the saga Age of Empires it is imposed as one of the most anticipated games of the year on PC. And not only because of the impeccable legacy that precedes it, but because of his way of embracing historical strategy. With expectations skyrocketing, the date is already set: Age of Empires IV the next one will come out October 28.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
From movie theaters to our screens with Ubisoft
Ubisoft has aligned the talents of Massive Entertainment, Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney itself for a project worthy of the blockbuster movies of James Cameron: the video game adaptation of the Avatar phenomenon. An adventure in first person that we will live through the eyes of the Na’vi.
All the fantasy of Square Enix and the fighting of PlatinumGames
PlatinumGames’ entry into next-gen systems (and its farewell to PS4) will be in style: Babylon’s Fall is synonymous with mind-blowing sword strokes and epic fantasy on a scale that only titans like Square Enix are capable of visualizing.
Back 4 Blood
The new zombie nightmare from the creators of Left 4 Dead is brutal
Perhaps the time has come to recognize that there are too many zombie games, and we are not exactly short of substitutes for Left 4 Dead. But you have to admit that the new Turtle Rock Studios has a crazy look. Warner’s apocalypse will be unleashed October 8.
EA writes the future of war shooters
EA keeps its word and, following the presentation of Battlefield 2042, broke into the Xbox and Bethesda event to show us his first playable trailer. The result: a true spectacle and a gale of destruction with Very epic moments.
Action, role-playing and dark fantasy with the signature of FromSoftware
When talents of the stature of Hidetaka Miyazaki Y George R.R. Martin add up to shape a dark fantasy universe, one hopes only for the best. When FromSoftware is the one who executes the project, expectations skyrocket. After seeing the first preview of Elden Ring, the great doubt has been cleared: the fans of the saga Dark Souls They have a mandatory appointment in January 2022.
Far Cry 6
The new Far Cry not only boasts of a villain, but also adds the best of the saga
Far Cry 6 was called to be Ubisoft’s workhorse for E3 and, as a rule of three, the weight of this installment falls back on his great villain. In this sense, Anton Castillo, the new tyrant to be brought down who will be played by Giancarlo Esposito, has the necessary team to measure up, but the return of the antagonists of the previous ones through the season pass is the blow on the table that this sequel asked for.
Forza Horizon 5
Driving for the might of Xbox Game Studios
Playground Games is very clear about what excites motor enthusiasts, and the best thing is that it knows exactly how to translate it into the fifth installment of Forza Horizon: three years after we were amazed in the british isles, the new open world of the saga presents us with a majestic Mexico full of possibilities, fully designed to be enjoyed on four wheels.
The return of the Master Chief breaks the rules with its very powerful multiplayer
We closed E3 2021 without setting a definitive date for Halo Infinite, but the new installment of the acclaimed saga of first-person shooters has managed to please its fans. 343 Industries has not only shown the game’s multiplayer, but is clear about how to turn it into the centerpiece of the experience betting on a free and very well assembled model.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Square Enix’s Marvel universe expands on a cosmic level
Square Enix and Marvel strengthen their ties even more, and if the avengers game has not stopped growing in content, the universe in which it takes place gives a star jump with triple corkscrew: the Guardians of the Galaxy the less orthodox heroes of the House of Ideas, will star your own action adventure game. And what has already been shown points quite high.
Fase de Bonus: Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
None of our lists would be really complete without a bonus phase, that notable exception to our own rules, and this time we must give Hideo Kojima’s contribution to the singular its well-deserved space. Summer Game Fest.
Against all odds, the Japanese genius took an edition out of his hat Director’s Cut from Death Stranding for PS5. And not happy with that, he took the liberty of introducing it with a wink at la saga Metal Gear that, in many respects, deserves an exceptional recognition between so much announcement and surprise.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Nintendo and Ubisoft’s New Dream Collaboration
We had been counting on his announcement not long before the Ubisoft conference began, but that did not take away our illusion to see him: the heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom and the irreverent Rabbids they will again narrow their destinies in an adventure where fun and turn-based strategy merge with a generous touch of nintendera magic.
Metal Slug Tactics
The SNK classic is completely reinvented
Little by little, SNK is giving new life to its key sagas. What if Metal Slug Awakening will return to the essence of the legendary arcade-style run and gun, the French of DotEmu go off on a tangent and in a big way, taking arcade heroes to a terrain that does not suit them at all: the pixelated tactical strategy.
The long-awaited return of Samus Aran for the 35th anniversary of the saga
Metroid Prime 4 was again conspicuous by its absence at E3 2021, but fans of Samus Aran will not be left without celebrating the anniversary of the saga: Metroid Dread It is presented as the fifth episode of the main saga, but also as an unexpected return to the essence of the great classics. It touches to see if it will be at the height of Super Metroid.
Arkane’s First Big Exclusive for Xbox Game Studios
Microsoft saved a surprise to put the finishing touch to its Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase: Redfall, a new zombie survival action game with Arkane’s signature and that, by the way, will be completely exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem. Its launch is scheduled for next 2022.
The big pixelated surprise of E3 2021
Throughout E3 2021 we have seen a lot of pixelated proposals with an exceptional look, but the Replaced
Bethesda wants to raise its own bar beyond the stars
Up to now, Starfield was the great unknown of Bethesda, and what was shown for the first time at E3 is quite a statement of intent: the role of the Maryland company and science fiction go hand in hand in the project that definitely extend his legacy. And, in the process, he intertwines it with Microsoft’s: it will be totally exclusive to Xbox.
Stranger of Paradise
The Final Fantasy universe in Team Ninja style
It is not every day that there is an opportunity to try a new Final Fantasy the same day it is presented, and our partner Juan couldn’t resist: Team Ninja sweeps home when it comes to imagining Square Enix’s star saga, and in the process, fill the player with action in its purest form.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
A fantasy adventure with all the irreverence of Borderlands
Gearbox brings the essence of Borderlands to fantasy worlds, and in the process leaves Tina Chiquitina at the helm of your new project. On paper that already seems like total nonsense, but That’s the idea! The only thing we are clear about Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is that it will come out in 2022, and that with its arrival the universe Borderlands It will never be the same again.
The Legend of Zelda
The sequel to Breath of the Wild makes us fall in love again
All the hopes of the Nintendo Direct on the occasion of E3 were pinned on La secuela de Breath of the Wild. The first advance left us with honey on our lips and the Big N was fully aware of it. Luckily, the new trailer for the next great adventure of the Hero of Hyrule He said present – and very loud – with his new advance.
We still do not have an official name for the game, and the scenes shown fleetingly leave us with more doubts than answers when it comes to establishing a plot continuity to Breath of the Wild, but the last seconds of the trailer are a promise that we will keep in mind: we will rediscover the Hyrule that we fell in love with in 2022.
The biggest video game fair does not end here
While we have selected 21 exceptional games, on iGamesNews We have seen many more ads that have captivated us for different reasons. How to resist that nueva Game & Watch de Zelda?
As expected of us, we have developed comprehensive coverage of E3 2021 in real time, along with generous compilations with the best of each conference and major events. Some of which you can see below.
As we always remember, None of our listings would be complete without your opinion. The comments once again give us the possibility to extend the numbers a little more, and the truth is that curiosity can help us: we want to know what you liked the most about the event.
Because in this unique year, the best has been live together again the surprises, emotions and most anticipated announcements of an E3 2021 that invites us to be especially optimistic with everything that is to come. And it is not little.