6 potentially great games that were overlooked at E3 2010


Basically, this is Braid... except it's so gloomy it might make you want to slit your wrists every five minutes. Seriously, though, apart from the dark subjective matter of a kid trying to find his sister in what is essentially Hell, this looks to be every bit as memorable, stylish and utterly unique as the incredible time-travelling XBLA masterpiece.

Aside from the striking visual style, the puzzling plat former boasts zero loading times and an advanced physics system. Watching the video above, it's clear the game is utterly gorgeous in motion. It'll no doubt be a unique, absorbing classic. We just hope we can resist the urge to stick our head in the oven while playing it. 

Comic Jumper

Any game that lets you kick a damsel in distress in the back then ride her down the side of a skyscraper is alright by us. From the team behind the disarming 'Splosion Man, this looks to be one the most subversive, hilarious and tongue-in-cheek games of the year.

Stepping into the skin tight spandex of Captain Smiley as he traverses six different comic book-themed worlds, players will experience everything from a Manga-esque beat 'em up, side-scrolling platformer, to third-person shooter. If the final title is anywhere near as daft or varied as the trailer above, sign us up for spandex duty right the hell now.


Written by God of War co-creator Marianne Krawczyk, this PC, PSN and XBLA bound 2D shooter is so stupidly stylish we might want to do inappropriate things to our plasma screens while playing it. Like the thought of astonishingly slick animation, more intestines and blood than a deep fried haggis, and a cracking over-the-top action plot? No? Well bugger off then.

For everyone left who actually likes fun, this EA-published potential gem hits this summer. We don't need to sell this to you anymore do we? Surely Shank had you at the dressing up as a gun-wielding nun part?

June 25, 2010



  • 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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