The yearly Electronic Entertainment Expo is Los Angeles is absolutely enormous, with video game publishers and developers showing off hundreds of upcoming games over the span of four days. That’s pretty daunting, and it can make it tough to figure out what at E3, and the months beyond, is worthy of your limited amount of time and attention.
Answering that question, at least as far as E3 is concerned, are the Game Critics Awards (in which Playboy was a judge), recognizing the best games to come out of E3 every year. And coming out of last month, it suggests the game that should be brightest on your radar is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo’s latest Zelda adventure, which will bridge the gap between its currently available Wii U console and its upcoming, officially-still-unannounced NX console, got a ton of love from critics at E3. It’s a bit of a new direction for the series, taking a page or several from games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and everyone seems stoked about it. Or just about everyone, anyway.
You’re also going to want to keep an eye on Horizon: Zero Dawn, the Playstation 4 exclusive game about hunting robot dinosaurs, which grabbed the GCA’s “Best Original Game” award, and on Titanfall 2 if you like competition, which netted the “Best Online Multiplayer” award.
If you’re thinking about the technological gaming future, know that critics were impressed with Sony’s virtual reality offering, Playstation VR, which is set to launch in the fall.
You can find the full list of games you need to care about—based on four days of manic video game sampling by critics who played a metric ton of demos—on the Game Critics Awards E3 winners page.