Gamescom Top 10: The Best Games

So last week both Globku and Rurikhan were at Gamescom and they got to see a ton of upcoming titles during their stay in the beautiful city of Cologne. Gamescom was a blast, but with so many games on our radars, TGN Central decided to break it down for you, with our Gamescom top 10 picks of the titles we watched.
Making this Gamescom top 10 list, we’ve taken into account how good these games looked in their presentations, but above all else, we’re looking for the element of surprise and how much was unveiled at this particular event. Let’s get this Gamescom top 10 started!


Gamescom Top 10: The Best Games



10. Gigantic

The first person action MOBA has a very unique art style and gameplay experience and Rurikhan really enjoyed getting to play it at Gamescom. Thought it does rank rather low on our Gamescom top 10 list because we didn’t see too much of it.


9. Quantum Break

Surprisingly, this game was done and just needed to be smoothed out.  We can’t wait to see if the live action cut scenes actually work. It looks like a lot of fun to play and we can’t wait to check it out.


8. Star Wars: Battlefront

We probably would have rated this one higher on our Gamescom top 10 list if we’d got to play more game types than just Squadron mode. However, that game mode was a lot of fun and left us very impressed with this upcoming release.


7. Guitar Hero Live

The new buttons and game modes like TV mode are a breath of fresh air to this older franchise. Rurikhan, who had never played it before found it a lot of fun as he rocked out with Globku and the dev team.


6. Crackdown 3

This game has some insane explosion and destruction physics, and it totally blew our socks off into the stratosphere. That’s all we have to say, and why it had to be on our Gamescom top 10 list.


5. Dreadnought

This is the game where you get to control massive spaceships and engage in all out warfare. Super customizable spaceships add so much variety to this game, and it impressed us more than we ever imagined.


4. Cuphead

This cutesy cartoon world is ruthlessly difficult, and that impressed our partners. It’s a lot of fun to play co-op, and the humor and sound design added to that fun even more. This game definitely deserved a spot on our Gamescom top 10 list.


3. Overwatch

Overwatch ran beautifully, and revealed a brand new character, Lucio! It’s super competitive, but still a lot of fun and shows just how much versatility Blizzard has in every genre they enter. We can’t wait to play more.


2. Dark Souls 3

With some of the best gameplay you can find in an RPG the only reason it’s lower on our Gamescom top 10 list is because there just wasn’t enough new stuff to surprise us. Nevertheless, in Rurikhan’s heart, it was number one.


1. Scalebound

This game was so impressive that it sold both of our partners on the Xbox One. It simply looks amazing. The customization options, the co-op gameplay, and the even goddamn dragon had Globku and Rurikhan hooked from hello.


Honorable Mentions: While they didn’t impress us quite enough to make the list, Skyshine’s Bedlam, Rise of the Tomb Raider (now with added tombs), and Battleborn were all good games that definitely have something for someone, but they had too steep a competition this year.

Nothing New: Naruto Storm 4, Fallout 4, and Metal Gear Solid 5 all look like good games but there’s nothing we didn’t already know about, so they missed out this time. We’d still strongly recommend you take a look at them, and we’re sure you’ll like them, but they just needed to bring that little bit more to the table.

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And that’s our Gamescom top 10 list of games we saw at the convention this year. If you’re looking for more detailed information on any of these titles, Globku and Rurikhan did a 10 to 15 minute discussion on each one of these games, so there’s even more information for our TGN fans.

Did we miss any of your favorite games from Gamescom? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in the next one!