Every year, E3 unloads more gaming announcements, trailers, and details than any one human brain could hope to process. To help you find the games you need to pay attention to, IGN’s team of editors – many of whom possess at least one human brain – has been dispatched to the show to take in a superhuman amount of information and highlight the best ones out there by nominating them for one of or more of our Best of E3 Award categories. Finally, at the end of the show, we’ll combine our powers and vote on the best of the best in each category, including Best Game of E3 2019, at the end of the week. Remember to check back regularly, because we’ll be adding nominees frequently throughout the show.Just a reminder: a Best of E3 Award doesn’t necessarily mean a game is going to be amazing – it just means that it demos well in its incomplete state. Think of these as rewards for games that set their sights high and do a good job of making us believe they can hit their lofty goals, creating the enthusiasm and joy of anticipation that fuels so much of this hobby. To see what games actually make good on those promises, make sure to check out our reviews and our Game of the Year Awards every December.

Our categories this year (unless we decide to add more) are as follows:

Nominees: 

Doom Eternal

Cyberpunk 2077

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Watch Dogs Legion

Last year’s winner: Cyberpunk 2077



Nominees: 

Doom Eternal

Cyberpunk 2077

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Watch Dogs Legion

The Outer Worlds

Last year’s winner: Spider-Man


Nominees: 

Doom Eternal

Cyberpunk 2077

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Watch Dogs Legion

The Outer Worlds

Last year’s winner: Cyberpunk 2077


Best Switch Game of E3 2019

Nominees:

Pokemon Sword & Shield

Link’s Awakening

Last year’s winner: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Nominees:

Doom Eternal

Cyberpunk 2077

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Watch Dogs Legion

The Outer Worlds

Last year’s winner: Cyberpunk 2077


Nominees: Coming soon!

Last year’s winner: Trover Saves the Universe


Nominees:

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Watch Dogs Legion

Control

Dying Light 2

Last year’s winner: Spider-Man


Nominees: Coming soon!

Last year’s winner: Resident Evil 2


Nominees:

Cyberpunk 2077

The Outer Worlds

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Last year’s winner: Cyberpunk 2077


Nominees:

Doom Eternal

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Gears 5

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Last year’s winner: Rage 2


Nominees: Coming soon!

Last year’s winner: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Nominees:

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Blasphemous

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Last year’s winner: Ori and the Will of the Wisps


Nominees:

Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions

Last year’s winner: Forza Horizon 4


Nominees:

John Wick: Hex

Last year’s winner: Total War: Three Kingdoms


Nominees:

FIFA 20

Last year’s winner: Tie: Madden 19 and FIFA 19


Nominees:

Deathloop

Ghostwire: Tokyo

Fall Guys

Halo Infinite

Last year’s winner: Beyond Good & Evil 2


Nominees:

Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk

Microsoft acquires Double Fine

Nintendo announces a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Last year’s winner: Starfox in Starlink


Nominees:

Dude yelling during the Bethesda conference

Last year’s winner: Last Year: Skyrim on Alexa is Real




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