Literally hundreds of game trailers were released over the past week. We understand how difficult it is to sort through such a deluge, so we've selected ten of our favourite trailers to praise as the best of E3 2016. These aren't the biggest trailers, or the most expensive, but they all caught our eyes in one way or another as good-looking, interesting games. Let Gameplanet's annoyingly similarly-named Andrew and Andi run you through the best of the best.


#10 Titanfall 2 (Single-Player)

While Titanfall 2's multi-platform release is great news (especially to EA), the bigger highlight for me is the inclusion of a single-player campaign. Many shooters slap on a campaign for the sake of it and then focus on multiplayer maps – the original Titanfall even forwent one completely. But the story of Titan BT-7274 and his link to rifleman Jack Cooper is asking all the right questions. Is there more to a Titan than just metal and AI? How strictly will BT adhere to its protocols? And what happens when BT deems that "completing the mission" conflicts with "protecting his pilot"? (Andi)


#9 Volume: Coda

I absolutely loved playing Volume on my Vita, and Volume: Coda looks to bring that same awesome gameplay to the PSVR. Creator Mike Bithell has taken the leap to VR with an intimate camera dynamic that should result in more thrills and suspense for his stealth title. Just as the "Coda" subtitle indicates, this is a side note to the full game, but adds to the mounting arguments as to why PlayStation VR will be a must-have upon release. (Andi)


#8 Mafia III

Okay, the Mafia III gameplay reveal is 22 minutes long. That's not a trailer; it's a TV episode. But boy, this game looks interesting. The video does a great job of introducing the game's characters, bayou setting, and handsome presentation quality. What's more, it's super-rare to see games not just confront racial issues, but make them a central story and gameplay mechanic. Despite the inevitable cover shooting, Mafia III looks like a refreshing new take on a genre that desperately needs a shake-up. (Andrew)


#7 Vampyr

The trailer for Vampyr doesn't show much in the way of gameplay, but it sells its concept exceptionally well. Starting with a credit to Life Is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment (a very strong sign of quality), the mood of the dark historical vampire thriller escalates into madness, closing with an intriguing gameplay promise. We have to choose which NPCs we feed on in Vampyr, suggesting that our nights of bloodletting will have consequences deeper than in most games. Blaaaaad! (Andrew)


#6 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda fans have been waiting for a new main entry in the series for...a long time. For Nintendo, Breath of the Wild isn't just a tentpole game – it's likely to be an initial system-seller for the NX console. The trailer's quietly contemplative, pastoral tone and watercolour-inspired art style are achingly beautiful (even on the Wii U), and its expanded open-world mechanics promise a ton of enjoyable gameplay. I cautiously suspect it's likely to sell quite a few systems next year. (Andrew)


#5 Bound

I can't say I'd normally jump at the chance to play as a graceful ballerina, but the restraints trailing from her wrists and a title like Bound indicate a more nuanced and potentially tragic story. The simple piano score and abstract platforming world also speak to a game that deals with a more internal struggle for the protagonist. The trailer only hints at potential threats in the shadows, and I'm looking forward to facing these inner demons. Also: that character animation!(Andi)


#4 Star Trek: Bridge Crew

As an avowed fan of Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator and of the Star Trek franchise from which it obviously takes its inspiration, I was in the bag for Bridge Crew from the moment Ubisoft spokesperson Aisha Tyler said "Final Frontier." Playing the bridge crew of a Starfleet ship in VR with friends just sounds unspeakably cool to me, and it's emblematic of the way virtual reality has forced developers into creating unexpected and new types of gaming experiences. If any game could sell me a PSVR, it's a goddamn Star Trek game. Even if it is set in the reboot universe (for now). (Andrew)


#3 We Happy Few

It's not often you see a Tolstoy quote set to bouncy British Invasion music, but that's how the We Happy Few trailer opens, only upping its tonal dissonance from there. Set in a heavily-medicated Cold War England, the cheerful opening quickly gives way to a more sinister undercurrent of oppression – just how I like to spend my Sunday afternoons. With an art style that evokes BioShock filtered through A Clockwork Orange and TV classic The Prisoner, We Happy Few seems tailor-made for my weird tastes. (Andrew)


#2 Detroit: Become Human

Last we heard of Detroit: Become Human, it was but a concept trailer; now, it looks like a game. Quantic Dream has been pushing its interactive narrative format for years now, but with Detroit it seems to have found a story that actually fits. The trailer is pulse-poundingly intense and pretty to look at, and gives a seemingly clear indication of the type of gameplay we can expect upon its release. I look forward to playing, essentially, as Detective Data (did I mention I was a Star Trek fan?), weighing up variables and trying to change outcomes for the better. (Andrew)


#1 Death Stranding

Kojima taking the stage in one of the coolest entrances of the show and proclaiming "I'm back!" was just what fans wanted after his tumultuous and public departure from Konami last year. I don't know what Death Stranding is about at this point, and I don't care. This trailer is packed with Kojima's signature bizareness, from oily ghost babies to floating figures in the sky. The reveal of star Norman Reedus was a brilliant middle finger to Konami's cancellation of Kojima's Silent Hills game, to boot. Set to the charged, methodical music of Low Roar's "I'll Keep Coming"; this trailer is as much statement as it is spectacle. (Andi)