Today Microsoft unveiled a massive collection of video games at E3, promising the "greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history." We've collected every announced game, from the new Lara Croft "Rise of the Tomb Raider" video to "Halo 5." So, did Microsoft live up to its lofty promise?
"Gears of War: Ultimate Edition"
Xbox promises five new campaign chapters never released before.
"Rise of the Tomb Raider"
Lara Croft vs. a bear! “Rise of the Tomb Raider” footage was centered primarily around Croft's adventures scaling an ice wall, climbing ancient ruins and spelunking through catacombs. Hopefully this implies that Microsoft is putting an emphasis on Lara Croft the adventurer, and less killing random characters.
343 Industries continues to shrink the massive, space war onto the shoulders of main character Master Chief. Looks like "Halo 5" once again has the opportunity to be a shooter with some humanity.
Be good, be bad, it doesn’t matter.
"Sea of Thieves"
The pirate fantasy continues to live on in both video games and film franchises.
This footage was a big surprise and the brief trailer kind of felt like Vincenzo Natali’s “Splice” in space.
A video game inspired by 1930s American animation, think “Silly Symphonies,” and vintage Mickey Mouse.
This game looks like a living watercolor painting. The main character in “Beyond Eyes” is a little blind girl named Rae whom the player controls as she explores unfamiliar territory through senses such as sound.
The faceless characters of “Ashen” presented a highly stylized game with a pretty intense concept. According to the press release, this RPG is set in a world with “No sun, and the only natural light comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash.” Dark.
The premise for "Tacoma" is still pretty vague but anything Fullbright Studios is going to do after "Gone Home," and with its attention to character and personal stories, is exciting.
"Gigantic” will support cross-device multiplayer and sync up to various devices recording your progress.
Xbox’s racing game with over 450 cars to choose from.
Adorable robots from Keiji Inafune, Armature Studio.
"Halo 5 Warzone"
The new, multiplayer "Halo 5."
A game with an FPS horror twist topped with a serial killer back story and a cult.
First-person shooter where "time moves only when you move," according to the press release. So enjoy your gratuitous slow-motion kill shots.Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times