These are the Big Games of E3 2011S

Guns. Swords. Balls. The video games of E3 2011 will have all these and much more when the industry's annual conclave kicks off this week in Los Angeles.

There will be a staggering number of titles shown on E3's vast floorspace. Many will release this year, some will release next year. Some are brand new ventures, others premiered at this show a year or two ago. How to keep track of it all?

This week Kotaku broke down the biggest games to be seen at E3, by genre, with a fast analysis of how they fit into the overall story of this expo. Take a moment to re-familiarize yourself with your favorites, because after Sunday, the avalanche of new announcements can overwhelm your perspective.

Kotaku will be delivering coverage throughout the week from Los Angeles, so be sure to check in and bookmark the #e32011 hashtag for fast access.

These are the Big Games of E3 2011

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