E3 2012: The show's 5 most explodingest explosions reviewed and rated

Resident Evil 6

It takes a pretty big explosion to last for a full 42 seconds. And it's not even replayed in a Terminator 2-style 'too-expensive-to-only-show-once' kind of a way. This is just one freakin' epic explosion. It starts with a plane crashing into a skyscraper...

Above: Kaboom! This initial conflagration subsides as the plane... falls down a hole

Above: Oh no! It's exploded again! Run, Leon - run for your life!

Above: That's right, put some vehicles between you and it. That'll work

Above: Apparently not - it's throwing cars at the screen like it's in Sonic Adventure 2's City Escape

Above: It's OK, it's dying down a bit


Above: Even the zombie's wondering why it's still going. Anyone fancy a pint?

Above: A pint of BLOOD, that is! Ha ha ha I'm such a zombie

Above: Leon gets to da chopper. The explosion is still exploding

Above: A year later, it's still going on. But at least that means the game's out. Hooray!


Stuff thrown around: Cars, zombies - you name it
Size of explosion:
A whole friggin' street
Effect on surroundings: Devastating
If it was a song: Can't Stop This Thing We Started
Verdict: Resi loves its unlikely explosions - and knows how to do them right. Nay, best.

So thats' our top five explodingest explosions from E3. But what was your favourite? Let us know in the comments.


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  • Viron - June 8, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    Good lord, imagine an explosion that does last forever. Oh gawd too awesome for brain shutting down
  • mattdark - June 7, 2012 11:41 p.m.

    What are the chances there will be an 'important' character caught in that big-ass explosion in Resi 6, yet they will appear a couple of chapters later without a scratch? I mean, Resi does enjoy its surprisingly unkillable characters!
  • bass88 - June 7, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    Did Super not have Ellen Page and explosives? And nice one with the Jesus Takes The Wheel. Very funny.
  • MasterBhater - June 7, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    "Press X to Juno" had me rolling
  • alex-roy-bristol - June 7, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    On the what different poke'mon would taste like artical, an MLP:FIM reference... And here a Limp Bizkit/DMX one... God I love you guys. Great article! :D
  • xMagnumMGx - June 7, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Am I the only one that is having a serious issue with the physics in Beyond: Two Souls? The game looks fantastic and I'm excited to play the game, but the unrealistic physics on the explosions and vehicles is really taking me away from feeling a real impact. It's really bugging me. I hope they address this or tweak it just enough for it to be believable.
  • TheHowetzer - June 7, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    If this article was a song: Jesus take the wheel LOL. Seriously though, this WAS entertaining, well done.
  • kiing8kong6 - June 7, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Awesome article! Good job this was very entertaining.
  • pr0tostar - June 7, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Resi's is the sickest explosion I've seen since the MGS2 "bomb detonated" game over screen. Freakin hardcore.
  • oliver-hux - June 7, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    Duration: Forever <3

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