Most of the focus at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo was on the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, but E3's a big show, and games for other platforms — including iOS and (to a lesser extent) Mac — played a big role as well. In fact, more iOS games than usual joined the mix this year, with major publishers like Konami, Ubisoft, and Square Enix getting in on the action. It was a lot to take in, but here's the best of what we saw.
Gameloft's Modern Combat first-person shooter series does its best Call of Duty impression year in and year out, but while it might seem like obvious mimicry, there's really nothing that comes close in the genre on the App Store – certainly not when it comes to the series' excellent online multiplayer action. Last fall's Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour also delivered the strongest single-player campaign to date, and our hands-on time with the forthcoming Modern Combat 5 makes it seem like it'll only continue that trend.
Last year's Asphalt 7: Heat marked a pretty significant leap in quality for Gameloft's long-running series, with the arcade-style racer delivering ample driving thrills for only a buck. Still, it was the kind of fun that was tempered slightly by some awkward vehicle physics and animations, not to mention tracks that felt decidedly generic.
Sony may have been rounded criticized for announcing the PlayStation 4 without so much as a look at the hardware months ago, but they finally made good at E3, where Microsoft also pinned a price tag on the upcoming Xbox One.