E3 2010: The 10 best trailers

We watched a lot of trailers at this year's E3. Most made us want to poke our eyes out with whatever pointy cliché you can imagine. Thankfully, there were also a fair few humdingers. All of which we've handily catergorised in one place below. Just do us a favour and resist the urge to whoop and holler like you were actually in one of those infuriating E3 crowds.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising

After coming out of Microsoft’s Kinect-intensive conference, we felt like we’d just performed a partial frontal lobotomy on ourselves. The only thing preventing it from being the full brutal procedure? A couple of incredible minutes of Metal Gear, which delighted the crowd thanks to Raiden’s watermelon-mincing katana skills.

Halo: Reach

Just when we thought we'd had our fill of glorified alien Ewoks and guns full of magic pink needles, the Reach trailer comes along and rekindles our passion for all things Halo. Now, all they have to do is replace that God awful soundtrack and we're all set to save the galaxy once more this September.

Mortal Kombat

No! Not the crotch! Not the crotch! Seriously, that circular saw/hat to groin move is just ridiculous. Our upchucked lunches aside, this reboot of the bloody fighting franchise has the little gorehound in us rolling over waiting for its stomach to be tickled. On a side note, does anyone else want to cover their crotch in reinforced titanium?

Portal 2

We didn't think anything could top man mountain Gabe Newell eating Sony-baked humble pie. We were wrong. Portal 2 looks set to expand on the ingenious original in every way possible. The cherry on top of this delicious, deceptive cake? GLaDOS' brilliant sardonic sign-off. "I think we can put our differences aside… for science… you monster". Oh you beautiful artificial bitch, how we've missed you. Although would it have killed Valve to throw in a bit of Companion Cube action?

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Retro Studios had us the second the first glorious beat of that classic DKC theme kicked in. A brilliantly retro throwback to everything that made us fall for the big ape back in 1994, Returns' trailer targets our nostalgia glands with laser-targeted precision. Now if you'll excuse us, we're going to listen to some DKC tunes on Youtube. Eh... we mean work on serious jarnalist... stuff.

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  • philipshaw - June 22, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    Infamous 2 trailer was really cool. But nothing at this E3 has beat the UC2 demo at Sony Conference during last years E3
  • Druupwnz - June 22, 2010 2:23 a.m.

    Yeah, The Old Republic trailer pretty much kicks my ASS. All over the place. If bioware could make the actual game be like that... holy jesus, it might just be the best Star Wars thing EVER.
  • Imgema - June 22, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    Portal 2 Trailer makes me smile, every time.
  • aang1050 - June 21, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    I love the music for kid icarus uprising. It sounds like music from a GOOD sonic game!
  • AnonymouZ - June 21, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    Doctalen delivered a hard blow of realism in his argument. Care to reply to THAT sobchak? lul! also, forgot to say that Mortal Kombat, out of ALL the new mortal kombats they got... THIS is the one that actually made me be interested in the game. No more kiddie blood it seems. Hooray to that.
  • GMAN2 - June 21, 2010 8:19 p.m.

    I thought the new Deus Ex trailer was really cool. Did anyone notice how corny some of the characters in Vanquish sound?
  • michaelmcc827 - June 21, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    Wow...the Hot Pursuit trailer was far better than some stupid Kirby bullshit.
  • Fuzunga - June 21, 2010 7:53 p.m.

    Although it premiered before the show, the trailer for Deus Ex was hands down the best.
  • Doctalen - June 21, 2010 7:21 p.m.

    @Sobchak: Of course we know their not wizards, they are techno angels here to save the furry midgets from the big bad Death Star.
  • Sobchak - June 21, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    uh...The Old Republic looks awful. You guys DO realize Jedi aren't wizards, right?
  • Ded - June 21, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    Aw you didn't show the full version of the Marvel vs Capcom 3 trailer.. But I suppose that wasn't an E3 exclusive? Also, Pit's voice... why couldn't he be mute like Link :/ recaptcha: dniester Czechoslovak ...
  • michelkeepertje - June 21, 2010 5:22 p.m.

    I feel as if there's something missing, but what?... *snap* I know! How about Zelda Skyward Sword?
  • ChipTheExecutioner - June 21, 2010 4:56 p.m.

    Oh yeah and the Final Fantasy versus XIII is still pretty awesome. its refreshing seeing a final fantasy character stab and slice waves of dudes (as well as snapping necks) and there actually be blood from it. speaking of Final Fantasy versus XIII though, When the hell are you gonna finish it Squenix?
  • IChooseUAntistaMON - June 21, 2010 4:55 p.m.

    Wow you guys change your opionion A LOT first you said that SWtoR was BETTER than all thre prequils now you say not as good as Episode 3 lol
  • ChipTheExecutioner - June 21, 2010 4:49 p.m.

    Child of Eden was pretty awesome as like a music video but I'm not so sure if it even would be fun to play. Deus Ex 3 had an amazing trailer, I also really liked that early MGS4 trailer with snake just smoking in the truck
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 21, 2010 4:45 p.m.

    @GameManiac: Of course Portal 2 will be on PC. You deserve half a facepalm for even doubting its existence, seeing as how that's Valve's forte. Someone ban FNG pls.
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 21, 2010 4:43 p.m.

    What a wonderful E3. I'm so happy to be alive in this day and age.
  • Levy - June 21, 2010 4:39 p.m.

    I thought the AC: Brotherhood trailer was really cool...
  • ultimatepunchrod - June 21, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    anyone who has already signed up for the old republic just from watching that trailer the FF14 trailer from sony's conference at least showed you that mmos dont look very good and play like a last gen PC game which is ok for an MMO thats how they work but that old republic trailer just didnt do anything for me.
  • FNG - June 21, 2010 4:18 p.m.

    I say that Nintendo came in last at E3. Do you know why, I'm not such an idiot that I jizz in my pants every time I see Mario in a refurbished sidescroller or some flying kid. Nintendo has been doing the same thing for twenty-five years, stop encouraging them, they might decide to inttroduce some new games with original characters and a storyline.