Top 21 games showing at E3 2017

10. Middle-earth: Shadow of War

With its superb third-person action and original story set in the Lord of the Rings universe, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor left many gamers dumbstruck back in 2014. Also the game managed to stand out thanks to its Nemesis system, which added an interesting role-playing component to the game. So it’s logical that its sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be drawing large crowds at this year’s E3, considering it will feature an expanded open world, fortresses to take over, and present a tougher challenge too as it will feature new enemies like the feared Ring Wraiths. So it’s likely this Mordor sequel will be a hit this year, and one game not to pass up at E3.

11. Need for Speed: Payback

Although 2015’s Need for Speed reboot left many with a bitter taste in their mouth, Electronic Arts is now looking to make fans fall in love with the series again with this new Need for Speed entry. And we’ll be seeing more of it at this year’s E3 show too, after EA put out a superb-looking trailer earlier this month. The company also revealed that this game will feature three playable protagonists whom you will take control of in Fortune Valley, a fictional city which bears more than a passing resemblance to Las Vegas. Also, taking into account this will also feature improved car customization and other interesting features, Need for Speed: Payback will be one game many will be looking forward to seeing at this year’s E3.

12. Sonic Forces

There was a time when the Sonic games were renowned for their high-quality platforming gameplay, although more recent releases like Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric have left much to be desired truth be told. But Sega is pulling out all the stops this year to make Sonic the Hedgehog a dominant force in gaming again, releasing not one but two Sonic games this year. Perhaps the most interesting of these is Sonic Forces, which aims to offer high-speed gameplay and thrills like earlier 3D games in the series such as Sonic Generations did back in the day. So hopefully it will succeed at that, and also turn out to be one of the highlights at this year’s E3 as well.