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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: AAAARGH NO IT ISN'T!

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!

EXPLODE-O-METER

Stuff thrown around: Cars, zombies - you name it
Size of explosion:
A whole friggin' street
Duration:
Forever
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.

Justin worked on the GamesRadar+ staff for 10 whole years. Imagine that. Now he is a contributor, specialising in racing games, retro, and Sanic.