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We've had an immense number of game trailers blasted into our eyeballs over the last week. The E3 marketing machine roared into life with dozens of game reveals and what feels like hundreds of trailers. 

E3 2019 was a AAA bonanza, including blockbuster gameplay reveals for the likes of Watch Dogs Legion, Doom Eternal, and Star Wars Jedi, as well as a chance to undercover heaps of potential indie gems.

Here we celebrate the best that E3 2019 had to offer the gaming world from all of the most popular genres, from action giants to first-person-shooter gems by way of high-octane racing. These are the games which will be hoping to top the game of the year lists, whether this year or next.

So, without further ado, here are Game Debate's Best Games of E3 2019.

Best Action - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order


Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Okay, so the gameplay demonstration at EA Play didn't exactly set pulses racing, but once Respawn got a chance to further detail what's in store for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, we certainly jumped on board. The AT-AT piloting trailer at the Xbox conference certainly helped matters. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order promises to be The Force Unleashed meets Uncharted by way of Metroid Prime. Sign us up.

 

 

Best Shooter - Doom Eternal


Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia

Doom (2016) did the seemingly impossible and finally made a fantastic Doom game for a modern audience while losing nothing of what makes the franchise so beloved. Doom Eternal goes Spinal Tap and turns it up 11 with a trip to Heaven. New weapons, new abilities, new enemies and updated visuals leave us licking our demonic lips in anticipation.

 

 

Best Racing - Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions


Platforms: PC, Xbox One

The partnership of Forza Horizon 4 and the world's largest manufacturer of tyres is basically a match made in heaven. Lego Speed Champions adds a block-busting new area to explore, Lego brick vehicles, and an unbridled sense of fun that's missing from a lot of racing games these days. Oh, and the best bit? It's out now.

 

 

 

Best RPG - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2


Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

I'll let you in on a little prediction of mine - I believe Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is going to end up the better RPG than Cyberpunk 2077. While the combat is still looking a little rough around the edges, the new gameplay shown from Bloodlines 2 looked phenomenal, from its deeply immersive atmosphere to the diverse conversational choices. Bloodlines 2 looks to be the game in which you can whatever vampire you want, true to its RPG roots.

 

 

 

Best Sequel - Ori and the Will of the Wisps


Platforms: PC, Xbox One

I mean, just look at it. Ori and the Blind Forest was already one of the most sublime 2D Metroidvanias and Ori and the Will of the Wisps is just going to up the ante. Visually, Ori 2 is just stunning. The trailer is a work of art from start to finish, complemented by that soundtrack. Will of the wisps features new skills, epic bosses, and the promise of a vastly larger adventure.

 

 

 

Best Sports - FIFA 20


Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch

While PES is busy trying to just stay afloat, FIFA 20 comes packing plenty of exciting new changes for this year's iteration. The headline addition is the new 'Volta' street football mode. 5-a-side football with an emphasis on individual player skill, this is already looking like it could be some cracking arcade fun. In terms of the core of the game, we can expect a great focus on realistic game flow with more one-on-ones, improved tackling and enhanced ball physics. Game on.

 

 

 

Best Strategy - Evil Genius 2: World Domination


Platforms: PC

15 years. It's been 15 years since the greatest alternative to Dungeon Keeper blessed us with its evil villain base-building sim. Evil Genius 2: World Domination builds on the format with sprawling underground bases, countless traps to ensnare spies, sell the British royal family, literally bake Alaska, and construct a Doomsday device to hold the planet to ransom.

 

 

 

Best Sci-Fi - Cyberpunk 2077

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

The Keanu Reeves play was a genius marketing move, helping paper over a trailer that didn't really show us a whole lot more than we'd seen before. Still, that does little to deter from the facts at play - Cyberpunk 2077 looks for all the world like an absolutely mind-blowingly ambitious sci-fi FPS RPG. If the stars do align, and CD Projekt RED does somehow live up the scarily high expectations of fans, then April 2020 is going to be mightily exciting month. 

 

 

Best Indie - 12 Minutes


Platforms: PC

At this point, slap the Annapurna Interactive name on anything and they can basically just take our money. The publisher has proven itself a dab hand at picking out indie gems and 12 Minutes looks no different. Developed by Luis Antonio, 12 Minutes offers a Groundhog Day-style 12-minute time loop set within a single room and starring a man whose wife has been accused of murder. On the basis of the trailer, these 12 minutes can splinter off into a bewildering array of situations depending on the choices the player makes. 

 

 

Best New IP - Deathloop


Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

An awesomely stylish trailer, paired with the knowledge that Arkane Lyon is cooking it up, makes us very excited for what Deathloop has in store. Again, we're dealing with a Groundhog Day time loop, this time featuring two assassins on Black Reef island determined to take each other day. These two are caught in an endless cycle of balletic combat and death.

 

 

Best Multiplayer - Chivalry 2


Platforms: PC

Epic Games Store controversy aside, Chivalry 2 is finally delivering the much-anticipated follow-up to one of the most beloved first-person melee combat games. Competition is tight now with Mordhau on the scene, but Chivalry 2 is looking slick and ambitious in terms of scale and panache. Combat is brutal, battles are huge, and we're eager to see what lessons Torn Banner has learned.

 

Best PC Game - Planet Zoo


Platforms: PC

Brushing aside the faintly disappointing Jurassic World Evolution for a moment, Planet Coaster was the shot in the arm that theme park management sorely needed. Incredible park customisation tools and mod support was the key here, and we're excited to see all of this carry over to Planet Zoo. It looks like Zoo Tycoon on steroids and your park attendants have poo hoovers so what more do you need?

 

 

A big congratulations to all of our winners. It's been a year of ups and downs but there looks to be plenty for gaming fans to sink their teeth into in the coming months!