The following list is based off my own opinions, so feel free to disagree and tell me your own personal listings.
- 6th - Bethesda
Fallout 4 VR is essentially Fallout 4 given VR support and sold at full price. Bethesda's habit of reselling previously-released titles is starting to wear thin. Doom's VR will feature a new story and will sell at half-price, so I suppose it isn't all bad.
The announcement that cements Bethesda's place at the bottom of the list is the Creation Club. The Creation Club is a group of paid mods disguised as community content, and it's upsetting to see Bethesda so willing to cash in on their previous titles—a trend we saw throughout E3.
- 5th- Sony
Sony's placement on the list comes less from shady practice and more from an underwhelming showing compared to previous years. The show started off strong with upcoming expansion packs, before announcing Monster Hunter World and an HD remake of Shadow of the Colossus, but quickly went downhill.
The show inexplicably spent about half its time focusing on VR titles, the biggest of which was Skyrim VR, which is about the sixth time Skyrim has been re-sold to us. The VR showing was underwhelming and didn't deserve the focus it got.
The big titles shown were God of War, Days Gone, and the new Spider-Man, all of which looked fantastic. As good as they looked, we knew of the existence of every one of these titles, so Sony's conference lacked any sort of punch.
- 4th- EA
EA did a surprisingly good job of providing new announcements and big changes to existing titles.
EA's big three, FIFA, Madden, and NBA all made their yearly appearance, each with their own set of changes. All this is pretty standard for EA, but it's good to see that the improvements are becoming more significant each year.
In terms of new announcements, EA had some big ones. Need For Speed: Payback looks like a video game adaptation of The Fast and The Furious. Anthem was teased, and we saw A Way Out, a prison break, co-op adventure.
It all ended with an extended look at Star Wars Battlefront II's multiplayer. The game looks phenomenal and it seems like every issue fans had with the original has been addressed. This is the best EA has looked in years.
- 3rd - Nintendo
Nintendo kept things short and sweet, but still managed to deliver a strong showing.
We saw a new Zelda DLC, and the announcements of new Pokemon, Metroid, Fire Emblem and Yoshi games, all of which were kept brief.
Mario Odyssey was the headline act here and it looks absolutely insane. We saw Mario possessing dinosaurs, frogs, and bullet bills, in what could be the best Mario game to date. The future of the Switch looks bright.
- 2nd - Microsoft
Microsoft's press conference was all about the Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever made. It looked great in action, but more importantly, looks to be the preferred console for developers to show off their games.
The sheer amount of games announced during this conference puts every other one to shame. These games ranged from new IPs to exclusives and sequels, so Xbox looks to have the most dense schedule of releases over the next few months.
Two huge announcements, namely Assassin's Creed: Origins and Anthem, headlined the conference. Both looked gorgeous on the Xbox One X, and the fact the developers chose to showcase them this platform could be indicating a power shift in the current generation of consoles.
- 1st - Ubisoft
No one expected the Ubisoft conference to be as good as it was. The developer has been stagnant, turning franchises into annual releases with no improvements. That's what makes this conference all the more surprsing.
Everything on show was creative and unexpected, from a tactical Mario/Rabbids crossover to the most revamped Assassin's Creed to date.
The biggest shock was Beyond Good and Evil 2, which was finally announced after years of speculation. The emotion, clear on the team's faces as they announced their games was genuine and touching. It seems like genuine art and creativity are going into every single Ubisoft game for the foreseeable future and, for that, they win E3.