E3 Violence Trifecta: Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin’s Creed 2, Prototype

? Left 4 Dead’s sequel might not have 7000 zombies on-screen at once, but it has added melee weapons and it also doesn’t control like shit. Dead Rising 2, you’re on notice — the chainsaws attached to poles were a great idea, but if you don’t improve the control scheme, I’m going with L4D2.

? Actual game footage of Assassin’s Creed 2 came out, and I’m pretty much drooling at all the new stealth kills (especially the double-kill and the one from the haystack). I kind of hate that Leonardo da Vinci is you buddy who lends you his goofy ass inventions — I feel like I’m a goddamn Delta Knight — but I’ll put up with it to deal out all that wonderful death.

? And Prototype is still looking good and is probably the most gruesomely violent of these three games; not bad since one’s a zombie horror show and the other’s a medieval murder simulator. I checked out some God of War II clips, thinking about adding it to this list, but frankly, there’s no comparison. Protoype looks much cooler.