Best of E3 2014: Sports & Racing

The curtains have closed on another E3, and it’s hard not to walk away being excited for what’s in store in the near future (and beyond). If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that a lot of great games are in the works for every platform—so many, in fact, that it might be hard to keep track of what titles we liked the best. To help you out, the Walmart GameCenter team has scoured over everything we saw last week, to bring you our picks for the best games from E3 2014.

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Title: NHL 15
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Canada
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3
Release Date: 09.09.2014

The EA Canada team that works on the NHL franchise may be the best group of developers EA Sports has right now. Consistently, year after year, they improve their game in a way that makes every hockey fan happy—and this year, they’ve even outdone their usually stellar efforts. With revamped character models, a brand-new puck, and Continue reading

Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of E3: #6 The Order: 1886

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Steampunk? Check. Monsters attacking London in a dense fog? Check. Insane weaponry including high-powered shotguns and flamethrowers? Check. Awesome facial hair? Checkmate!

The Order: 1886 seems to have everything a player could ever want, and even though its release was recently moved until after the New Year, the anticipation for this new game is still at a fever pitch. What we expect to see at E3 may make the delay even more excruciating, but this third-person shooter is sure to be worth the wait!
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Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of E3: #7 Forza Horizon 2

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Open-world games are always equal parts opportunity and challenge, but very few racing games attempt the open-world experiment with quite the level of success that Forza Horizon found on the Xbox 360. The results for that definitive racer were impressive and Microsoft, recognizing the value in the Forza franchise, has set out to once again satisfy our open-world racing desires with Forza Horizon 2.

Whether we are jumping into a Lamborghini for a full-throttled drive through southern Europe or taking a Ferrari for a spin at 200 mpg, we know this is the game that could re-define the genre in the same way its namesake did two years ago.

Wherever you can find a road you can drive it in Forza Horizon 2. There’s not a single speck asphalt that’s off-limits. Races start from anywhere on the map as well, allowing players to challenge others on the spot. Microsoft Studios is placing literally no limits on what you can do, and that has our interest shifting into high gear – and Forza Horizon 2 clocking in at number 7 on our top ten list of most anticipated games at E3.

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of E3: #8 Far Cry 4

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What do you get when you combine a Himalayan setting with a madman in a pink leather jacket? Who the heck knows! But when you’re talking about the Far Cry franchise, you know such tantalizing clues can only lead to one place – number 8 on our list of most anticipated games of E3 2014.

Just the fact that Far Cry 4 exists is cause for celebration. Far Cry 3 did wonders for the series with its excellent story and diabolical villains, and we’re expecting no less from this installment of the first-person franchise.
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Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of E3: #9 Super Smash Bros.

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It’s a beautiful thing when all of Nintendo’s most famous faces come together…and it’s even better when they come together for a big ol’ beatdown. The new Super Smash Bros. games for 3DS and Wii U will once again allow us to take our favorite Nintendo characters into battle in amazing locales from Nintendo lore. They have even invited Mega Man, Capcom’s iconic super fighting robot, to mix it up this time around. Right now the playable roster is sitting at an even 30, but don’t be surprised if that number grows post-E3. Continue reading

Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of E3: #10 Assassin’s Creed Unity

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Never before has a game we know so little about generated so much excitement. A few months ago, after a leaked document exposed Unity as the new Assassin’s Creed game, Ubisoft released a brief teaser showcasing the new Assassin and a French Revolution setting. The video only runs about thirty seconds and nothing’s been shown of the game since, but that’s all that was needed to send series’ fans into a frenzy. Continue reading