The past few days have been intense. It's hard to take in all of the trailers, announcements, reveals, release dates, console updates, and gameplay videos we've seen in such a short space of time. But now that the noise is settling down and all of us have had some time to reflect, we have a clear image of who won E3 — in terms of social media traffic, that is.
Can you guess who number one is?
Which of these games do you think was the most talked about at E3?
20. 'For Honor'
At number 20, we have Ubisoft's fantastical take on history, where knights, vikings, and samurai clash against one another in realistic melee bouts in epic locations. Due to arrive on XBOX One, PS4, and PC on February 14, 2017 — yes, Valentine's Day — this was a game a lot of people loved.
19. 'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands'
Ubisoft makes the list again with a Tom Clancy game, this time set in an open-world environment. Featuring one of the biggest worlds Ubisoft has ever published — and including mountains, forests, and deserts — Wildlands focuses on team action and stealth and is set to release on March 7, 2017.
18. 'Gears of War 4'
Gears of War returns to us for the Xbox One and focuses on the son of Marcus Fenix and gives us a whole new horde of enemies to tackle. This one will be chainsawing its way onto the Xboox One on October 11, 2016 and had a lot of fans talking at E3.
17. 'Forza Horizon 3'
The future of Horizon will take us to sunny, kangaroo-hopping Australia on September 27, 2016. You can expect a lot of roaring action when it hits Xbox One, so get your engines ready.
16. 'Death Stranding'
One of the great surprises of E3 was the moment Sony welcomed Hideo Kojima onstage to rapturous applause and a beautiful standing ovation. He told us he was back, then he showed us the eerie trailer for his next project. It had a lot of people talking — but that talking was mostly just them saying "WTF?!?!" We did a little analysis of the trailer if you're interested!
15. 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'
The future is close at hand (by which we mean late 2017) and BioWare teased us all with yet another E3 trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was beautiful, big, and we learned a lot! Were you excitedly chattering about Mass Effect?
14. 'Dishonored 2'
One of the best games of the show, in my opinion, Dishonored 2 had so much for its fans. With tons of new abilities, some beautiful graphics, an intriguing story, and so much violence, no wonder this game is so high on the list!
13. 'Resident Evil 7'
Yet another shock from Sony, Resident Evil 7 arrived on stage, gave away a free demo, and is apparently completely compatible with VR! What the hell?! This one had tons of fans raving on the old interwebs.
12. 'Final Fantasy XV'
It exists, and the time for its release is nigh upon us. Set to arrive on September 30 of this year, Final Fantasy 15 looked absolutely spectacular in its new trailers. Is it the perfect evolution of the franchise? We think so!
11. 'Skyrim: Remastered'
We heard the rumors, and Bethesda confirmed them. Skyrim: Remastered will be arriving on consoles and PC on October 28, 2016. This is the way it was meant to look.
10. 'Titanfall 2'
This FPS had so many people talking during E3! Titanfall was a surprise hit on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and, now that PS4 players can join the fray, we're anticipating Titanfall 2 to be a massive success for EA. Would you pick this over the other FPS games at E3?
9. 'FIFA 17'
Another year, another FIFA. It probably shouldn't surprise anyone that it's so high on the chat list.
8. 'South Park: Fractured But Whole'
One of the funniest things to come out of the entire week, South Park: Fractured But Whole won over so many fans, and it's sure to win over a lot more once it arrives on December 6 later this year. What a beautiful Christmas treat, assholes.
7. 'Spider-Man' for the PS4
Yep, this makes sense. One of the most exciting announcements at E3 was that Insomniac Games — the studio who has brought us Spyro: the Dragon, Sunset Overdrive, Ratchet & Clank, and so much more — is currently working on its own Spider-Man game exclusively for PS4. Insomniac has even designed its own suit for him! This game cannot release fast enough.
6. 'Star Wars: Battlefront'
Star Wars: Battlefront was only featured partially in this trailer (along with EA announcing a sequel), but it still managed to get Star Wars fans chatting an awful lot on social media!
5. 'Watch Dogs 2'
Wow, Ubisoft; this actually looks really good. The first Watch Dogs felt so bare bones and lazy when it came to its open-world design, but there's so much attitude and style bursting from the screen with Watch Dogs 2. November 15 could see a really great sequel arrive on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
4. 'Crash Bandicoot: Remastered'
Of course people were talking about this, IT'S FREAKING CRASH BANDICOOT! Somehow, Sony has talked to its partners at Activision and managed to get a "Remastered Collection" going for the original Crash Bandicoot games. Thank you, Sony. Thank you.
3. 'God of War 4'
How 'bout that for a way to start an E3 conference, huh? Just dive straight into God of War with a live orchestra. Holy shit, Sony. The gameplay video above looks spectacular, and this is most certainly a new direction for this beloved PlayStation franchise.
2. 'Battlefield 1'
No Call of Duty in sight. Battlefield 1 dominated E3 with its exceptional World War I gameplay, epic action, and plethora of celebrity gamers. October 21 will see this FPS come crashing onto our consoles and PCs with a lot of that old-fashioned combat.
1. 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'
And of course, our number one. The Zelda franchise is one of the most beloved IPs in the world, and Nintendo was keen on showing us a lot of what it has in store. Seriously, A LOT. They showed about seven hours of gameplay footage, and even that only covered a tiny portion of its overworld. Well done, Link, you won E3 and our hearts. Please, have my wallet.
What was your favorite game at E3?