Best of E3: Read USgamer's Nominees, and Vote for Your Own Favorites!

Best of E3: Read USgamer's Nominees, and Vote for Your Own Favorites!

The team names its nominees for the best of this year's show and opens voting for the community's picks.

We're at E3 this week, covering the year's biggest gaming event. Be sure to check out all our coverage on our E3 2016 hub!

E3 es mort! Viva le E3!

Yes, another Electronic Entertainment Expo has come to an end, and it was an impressive show indeed: A great mid-generational exhibition packed with games by developers who have really started to feel comfortable with and squeeze impressive results from the current consoles. Granted, one of the themes of this year's show was that Sony and Microsoft are in the midst of changing what the term "generation" even means, but for now we enjoyed basking in an excellent and promising lineup of games that'll be launching over the coming year.

Of the hundreds of games shown this year at E3, a handful truly caught our attention, and we've nominated about two dozen games for standing out above the rest. These weren't the only games we played and enjoyed this year — just the ones that truly shone. We'll reveal our final rankings, including best of show, but first we want to take your nominees for the community's Best of E3 pick! You can vote in the comments below — be sure to check out our guidelines before voting.

As for our nominees, we have nominees in three different groupings: Team nominees, which everyone collectively agreed were the best games on the floor this year; personal picks, wherein each USgamer team member got to throw in one game that didn't make the team nominees cut; and a single non-playable nominee for games that were hands-off to attendees. So without further ado, our nominees for best of E3:

Team Nominees

Civilization 6
Firaxis | 2K

Studio MDHR

Dead Rising 4
Capcom Vancouver | Microsoft

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Square Enix Montreal | Square Enix

Dragon Quest Builders
Square Enix

Forza Horizon III
Turn10 | Microsoft

Horizon: Zero Dawn
Guerilla | Sony

The Last Guardian
Sony Japan Studio | Sony

The Legend Zelda: Breath of the Wind

Armature/Comcept | Microsoft

Resident Evil VII

Sea of Thieves
Rare | Microsoft

Ubisoft Annecy | Ubisoft

Watch_Dogs 2
Ubisoft Montreal | Ubisoft

Yooka Laylee
Playtonic | Team 17

Personal Picks

Dragon Quest VII
Arte Piazza | Nintendo

Gran Turismo Sport
Polyphony Digital | Sony

Gravity Rush 2
Sony Japan Studio | Sony

NieR Automata
Platinum | Square Enix


Shadow Warrior II
Wild Hog | Devolver


Persona 5

Community voting

We want to know what you were most impressed by this year! Use the comments section below to make your own nominations. To make things easier on us as we tally up votes, please observe two simple rules, or your votes will not be counted:

  1. Nominate up to three games per person, in no particular order.
  2. Please do not add extra commentary to your nominations — just name the games you liked.

We'll tally up results and name our own best of show next week. Thanks for voting, and thanks for reading our coverage this year!

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