HITC’s Top 10 games of E3 2014 (Part One)

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Join HITC as we give you the top 10 games that made us go ‘wow’ during this year’s E3.

So this year's E3 is over, but it's been full of great moments, game reveals, and further footage from the games we're all waiting for. The press conferences from Microsoft, Sony, EA, Ubisoft and Nintendo in particular showcased some of the games we can look forward to over the next six months and into 2015. Of the many, many games shown throughout the week, the team here at HITC Tech have whittled them down to just ten that have us most excited. Don’t get us wrong, there are loads of games that we could mention here, but we wanted to bring you just a few that really have us itching to get our hands on them.

No Man’s Sky

Shown during Sony’s press conference on Monday, No Man’s Sky is an indie-developed game from Hello Games. In its fully procedurally-generated universe you can explore far away planets, all with unique terrain, vegetation, and wildlife. The trailer shown during E3 really blew us away, giving an example of just how massive the game is; you can explore a planet, hop into your spaceship, leave the planet’s surface and fly into the great blackness of space, only to see another load of planets and pick which you’d like to land on, all seamlessly with no loading screens - incredible!

Star Wars: Battlefront

As fans of Star Wars this was a no-brainer. We didn’t get to see much by way of game footage, but what the developers did was help to reassure fans of the universe that they’re fully committed and invested in making this the best Star Wars experience they can. The in-engine footage that was shown looks beautiful; with lush vegetation on Endor, barren expanses on Hoth, and authentic-looking characters and weapons. This is going to be one to look out for throughout its development.

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Wandering through the wilderness hunting huge monsters, all whilst using your mutant Witcher abilities – we’re definitely up for that. Not only is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looking amazing visually, the stage demo that was shown during E3 gives us high hopes for the new open-world gameplay. And how about that Griffin hunt, eh? Brilliant!

Evolve

Another monster hunting game here, but this time we’re hunting aliens whilst wielding awesome futuristic equipment. Oh yeah, and Cthulu’s in it. Well, at least the new monster they showcased during the E3 trailer looked a little like him. The developers, Turtle Rock, definitely look to be onto a winner here, and as they created Left 4 Dead we expect the teamplay to be nothing short of intense.

Splatoon

A real surprise to us here at HITC, but a good one, of course. During Nintendo’s E3 press conference this third-person shooter reminded us of when we first saw Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – another shooter, with colour, we’re overjoyed. Anything like this is a welcome change from the brown colour palettes of so many other shooters, and it makes us hopeful.

Our final five top picks for E3 this year are posted over here, so check them out, and be sure to let us know what your favourite games from this year's E3 are.

 

 

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