Eurogamer Expo -: 2013 GAME OF THE SHOW BY SHOWGOERS!

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10. Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Sony / Guerrilla Games
  • Release date: 29th November
With PlayStation 4 playable in the UK for the first time at EGX, it was no surprise that Sony's stand drew one of the biggest crowds at the show. The launch line-up is all about strength in breadth, and our favourite PS4 titles at the show were actually smaller games like Octodad: Dadliest Catch and Housemarque's voxel spectacular, Resogun. Leading the charge, though, was this typically handsome and muscular new Killzone game from Amsterdam's Guerrilla - an exciting new dawn for the sci-fi FPS series.

9. Forza Motorsport 5
  • Microsoft / Turn 10 Studios
  • Release date: 22nd November
Nosing ahead of the competition by a carbon fibre front wing comes the Xbox One's flagship launch exclusive - another glossy and comprehensive sim racer from Microsoft's in-house racing specialists at Turn 10. It might have an almost Abrams-esque love of lens flare but there's no blinding us to the pedigree of Forza 5's excellent handling and luscious looks. Also, you really have to try the rumble triggers in the Xbox One pad with this game.

8. Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Warner Bros. / Warner Bros. Games Montreal
  • Release date: 25th October
After the next-gen exclusives, a sequence of games flying the flag for the current generation of consoles. Arkham Origins sees the wildly popular Batman series transfer from London's Rocksteady to a new studio set up by Warner Bros. specifically to share the Bat-load. Filling in for the star creators of a big franchise can be tricky (just ask Treyarch), but with time and perseverance you can even outshine them (just ask Treyarch again). Showgoers certainly saw the promise in this early-days prequel with its more aggressive Dark Knight.

7. Dark Souls 2
  • Namco Bandai / From Software
  • Release date: 14th March 2014
Namco brought a fabulously attired Dark Souls Knight to EGX in a real, actual suit of armour, and then had him stop traffic on the road outside. The press release writes itself! Not that the playable version of this brutally hard fan-favourite fantasy game had any trouble holding players' attention inside the building. It's still five months off, but early concerns that From might dumb down its unlikely hot property are already melting away. Roll on Saturday and the beta test!

6. Beyond: Two Souls
  • Sony / Quantic Dream
  • Release date: 11th October
Another game you'll be able to play at home this weekend is David Cage's latest interactive drama, which follows up his success with the dark serial killer thriller Heavy Rain with something even more ambitious and barmy. With proper acting stars - Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe - and amazing technology that had you checking it's not really playing on a PS4, not to mention a typically charismatic developer session from the man himself, it's no surprise that it wowed EGX showgoers. But what does it all mean? (Review tomorrow at 4pm, by the way.)

5. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal
  • Release date: 1st November
This winter's biggest blockbusters have the luxury of cross-generation releases, as publishers stump up the cash to put their key properties front and centre on the new consoles while racking up multimillion sales on the old ones. Alongside the big shooters and sports games, step forward open-world star Assassin's Creed with this tasty-looking piratical instalment. I've always wanted to assassinate ocelots and visit historical Havana, so count me in. (Incidentally, if you're wondering why Ubisoft stablemate Watch Dogs isn't on this list, it wasn't playable at the show, so it didn't meet the conditions for voting.)

4. The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Bethesda / Zenimax Online Studios
  • Release date: Spring 2014
When it was first shown, fans questioned whether this massively multiplayer online game - the latest in a long line of mega-budget productions gunning for the venerable king of MMOs, World of Warcraft - really had the Elder Scrolls spirit. Well, after a recent rework of the game's look and its first-person gameplay, things are looking much better, and it seems EGX attendees agreed. With PS4 and Xbox One versions joining PC, could this be the first subscription-based online game to be bigger on console?

3. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Activision / Infinity Ward
  • Release date: 5th November
Activision probably thought that the talk surrounding its latest blockbuster shooter would have been about the introduction of a new storyline, as Infinity Ward moved on from its absurdly successful Modern Warfare series, or the next-gen versions - or perhaps, if they were unlucky, the upcoming head-to-head with Titanfall, made by the embittered ex-IW staff at Respawn. But no, all we care about is the awesome dog. That's a guaranteed (ca)nine out of ten right there.

2. Battlefield 4
  • EA / DICE
  • Release date: 1st November
You've probably had a chance to check out the beta by now, but arguably, if you're playing on Xbox 360 or PS3, you haven't played the real Battlefield 4. The word on the street is that this is the game pushing the next-gen consoles the hardest at launch; EA and DICE have been preparing for this moment for years, aiming to repeat the trick Activision and Infinity Ward pulled off with Call of Duty 2 on Xbox 360 in 2005 by being the most advanced FPS on a new generation of consoles. Whether or not they succeed, this is a big moment in the rivalry of the military shooters - and EGX attendees voted narrowly in favour of the blue team.
Game of the Show: Titanfall
  • EA / Respawn Entertainment
  • Release date: Spring 2014

All of that said, is COD and Battlefield's rivalry about to be swept aside by a new contender? The answer from EGX was a unanimous 'yes', as Titanfall topped the Game of the Show poll by a huge margin. Launching on Xbox One, PC and Xbox 360, Respawn's game takes the crisp, fast-paced shooting of Call of Duty and twists it into a totally new shape, with the emphasis on variety and sheer fun factor. With gameplay see-sawing between the powerful Titans and the agile pilots - giving you two perspectives on the maps as it does so - as well as storytelling blended into multiplayer and neat twists to the formula like post-match extractions, Titanfall shakes up the deathmatch as much as anything has in a decade. In the process, it also makes shooting fun again for jaded players and terrible shots like me. This could be just the tonic the FPS scene needs.


EDITE...my words not the story-For BF4 to be number 2 and only being playable on the xbox one at the show is signs that it impressed and is a good sign for the xbox one.
 

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It'll be interesting to see how well Titanfall will sell. It looks like it could sell million in one day. Easily.

Oh, and where's Ryse? :(
 

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It'll be interesting to see how well Titanfall will sell. It looks like it could sell million in one day. Easily.

Oh, and where's Ryse? :(
Everything about Ryse has been up and down and I also believe they only had the multiplayer part of Ryse playable....I could be wrong if anybody has a link to what was played there. The single player and multiplayer of Ryse seem like ying and yang to be truthful.
 

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Titanfall at #1, well that was unexpected. Titanfall is just running away with everything right now. MS should offer a truckload full of cash already.
 

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Looks like they had quite a few FPS fans there.
 

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EDITE...my words not the story-For BF4 to be number 2 and only being playable on the xbox one at the show is signs that it impressed and is a good sign for the xbox one.
any reason BF4 was only shown on xbox1?
 

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Expected TF to suck but my god it looks more and more must have every time they show it.
 

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I'm really excited about the potential Elder Scrolls Online has.
 

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Titansfall has the stuff to be the big franchise for the new consoles if it lives up to the hype. Here's hoping it does well enough to make Activision sort of knock themselves a little bit for not letting these guys do their thing.
 

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I'm really excited about the potential Elder Scrolls Online has.
Me too...i have 3 others in my family getting xbox ones and we all plan to get this game...can't wait even though I'm hearing mixed messages with this game.
 

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Expected TF to suck but my god it looks more and more must have every time they show it.
Whhaaaa??!! What's wrong with the game? :( It does not appeal to you or...? I thought the gameplay I saw on youtube looks great! It's like Call of Duty meets Halo/Destiny in terms of online gun-battle.
 

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Titanfall at #1, well that was unexpected. Titanfall is just running away with everything right now. MS should offer a truckload full of cash already.
I bet Sony is trying to saddle up to Respawn now with their own truckload of cash.
The number 3 game of the show was Call of Duty Ghosts? List confirmed garbage.
I think all of the games were voted by the attendees, or maybe just TF that got public choice?
 

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The number 3 game of the show was Call of Duty Ghosts? List confirmed garbage.
games where voted on by gamers at the show so I don't know what to tell you...but I read that DR3 was playable there but did not get put on the list to vote for game of the show.
 

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I believe the game just had to be playable for all attendees.