E3 2018 was filled with some fantastic games that immediately captured the attention of many. Whether it was CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, EA’s blowout of Anthem and Battlefield V content, Sony’s impressive demos for Ghost of Tsushima and Spider-Man, or the reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s massive roster–there was definitely a lot to take in, leaving little room to properly digest some of the more lesser-known games. We at GameSpot explored the E3 show floor and its surrounding events, playing a number of different games coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
In this gallery, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting games from E3 2018 that didn’t get enough attention, many of which are releasing sooner than you think. In addition to experiencing the likes of Annapurna Interactive’s Ashen and Donut County, Avalanche Studios’ Generation Zero, and the recently announced Killer Queen Black for Switch at E3 convention center, we also saw many games from the Indie Mix event. At these smaller events, many indie developers, like Double Fine Entertainment and Team17, show off their upcoming games.
In many cases, all you need to stand out is a creative idea and the skillset to see it through, and these games made their presence known alongside the most talked-about games of E3 2018. While many of these games possess that familiar indie charm, they each have their own particular hook to them. Some focus on quirky adventures that have retro-inspired aesthetics and gameplay, while others go for a more somber or action-oriented experience. Here are 21 games you may have missed out on during the gaming industry’s big show.
For more info on some of the most noteworthy games of E3 2018, be sure to visit GameSpot’s E3 hub page for all of our content on this year’s show and to see what’s coming up next in gaming.