6 potentially great games that were overlooked at E3 2010

There were loads of great games at this year’s E3. Gears of War 3, Killzone 3... probably some other sci-fi themed shooter that ends in a number between 2.9 and 3.1. But among the usual suspects there were unassuming titles that look the absolute part, but were cruelly shunned in favour of gas masks and balloon-sized biceps. Thankfully, for these overlooked gems, we're in the mood for some underdog lovin'...

Project Dust

From visionary developer Eric Chahi, whose CV includes Out of This World and Heart of Darkness, Dust looks like it could be the spiritual successor to Populace. One of the most ambitious and epic titles in XBLA history, we’re frankly going a bit wrong in the loincloth thinking about this.

The prospect of having to save an entire civilisation from extinction in a crumbling world is a great concept. Compared to the average Jimmy X’s Genero Space Adventure and Janey Big Tits Sports Karting that seemed to suck up so much attention at E3, this deserved way more coverage.


Hands up if you’ve been dreaming of a game that would combine the best elements from the Abyss, The Poseidon Adventure and that one not totally shit bit from Water World? For the three folk who stuck said appendages in the air, this episodic XBLA game could be right up your soaking alley.

Set in a future decimated by floods, the game sees engineer Kate Wilson battle for survival in a city-sized ship, which is gradually filling with the wet stuff. Expect the purdiest waters effects you’ve ever done seen, inventive environmental puzzles and underwater shooting. Wave goodbye to your free time, this could be ace. Wave? Anyone? <dies>

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Or the game with the kick-ass horse riding bit as it will now so eloquently be know henceforth. A direct sequel to Ezio’s brooding Italian adventures, this will be the first Assassin’s game to include multi-player. 

Brotherhood takes place in Rome, which can be upgraded like the villa town in ACII. Along with new weapons and gadgets, like a really stabby switch blade and parachute, Ubisoft promises the game’s single-player should last 15 hours. Personally, we’d have preferred a entirely new setting, but this should be polished AAA stuff all the same.


  • soccerclownking - July 1, 2010 2:49 a.m.

  • soccerclownking - July 1, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    Wow all these great, especially Shank. reCAPTHA: explain that
  • Tomsta666 - June 29, 2010 9:18 a.m.

    I've had my eye on Conic Jumper since it was first announced. Twisted Pixel are by far one of the best new dev teams out there at the moment, love everything they've done so far and I'm sure that i'll love this too.
  • ScruffMoney - June 29, 2010 12:10 a.m.

    These all look awesome. Limbo looks like the coolest Xbox game I've seen. Can't wait for them, love that most of them are downloadable
  • batman5273 - June 28, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    I think i want to play Shank
  • d3v - June 28, 2010 9:31 a.m.

    Is it me, or does the lead from Shank sound suspiciously like Kratos or at least someone trying to sound like TC Carson.
  • Smeggs - June 28, 2010 6:12 a.m.

    Not sure about Shank, but I want Captain Smiley and Limbo. And I'm surprised ACII: Brotherhood is on here, it was actually overlooked?
  • chainsawninja600 - June 28, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    Im rilly lookin forward to shank
  • kiing8kong6 - June 27, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    how was assassins creed brotherho od over looked everyone looks forward to it being awesome.
  • 510BrotherPanda - June 26, 2010 11:52 p.m.

    Limbo looks just like A Boy and His Blob on Wii, but in b/w and much less endearing... I sure hope that kid finds his sister.
  • enlargedhousecats - June 26, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    oh how I want captain smiley
  • JADENkOTOR - June 26, 2010 5:33 p.m.

    Looking forward to all but hydro and AC3. Shank is Kill Bill the video game
  • philipshaw - June 26, 2010 11:44 a.m.

    I didn't overlook any of these games but I make a point of checking every bit of news that comes out of E3. But I don't think AC: Brotherhood was overlooked, everywhere I went someone was covering it
  • CandiedJester - June 26, 2010 8:20 a.m.

    Hey look those circe de sole guys got a game. haha. jk. Project dusk looks amazing and new and fresh and all that. And I reallreally like the look of Limbo a LOT. I like things that are depressing for some reason, also I'm a sucker for visually stunning ANYTHING sooo I'm pretty much gone on that one. They have my money. Shank looks semi-interesting but I will wait to see more. The rest I'm not very excited about. Also that water game, she's gonna get trench foot if she keeps spending so much time in that water. :P hah. That game looks like a 5/6 not gonna be buying it.
  • Seyu - June 26, 2010 4:38 a.m.

    Also, there was Brink.
  • D0CCON - June 26, 2010 3:08 a.m.

    Limbo, the high point in XBLA's summer line up.
  • foxyexplosion - June 26, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    Wowwow!! I dont see how these fell through the cracks. Im super excited about every single one of them, well not so much dust or shank but those games just arent my style. but Limbo looks like its the coolest thing since sliced bread got toasted and a new AC in the old setting fits me just fine. ZOMGWOWTHX lives knowing
  • Jalygtra - June 26, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    Project dust for psn anyone?
  • Mexiflan - June 26, 2010 2:03 a.m.

    Comic Jumper,Limbo,Shank,pretty much sold.
  • RebornKusabi - June 26, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    Edit: "..., I'm looking forward to Hydrophobia know that..."

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