Organizing and executing a trip or, if you will, an escape, can be difficult. Very difficult. But [*infomercial sales pitch voice*], what if you could experience an exciting and exotic trip without having to leave the comfort of your house? That's where video games come in! [*end of infomercial sales pitch voice*] I know, I know, but just hear me out: An engaging game can take you far away to a breathtaking location on another planet or leave you floating through space and time. And, thanks to technology I can’t even begin to wrap my head around, games have never looked better than they do today, which makes it easier than ever to fall under their spell (the good ones anyway). With this year's annual E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles underway, we've compiled a few games featured at the event that have to be seen to be believed. Start planning your escape now.—Jesse Tabit
Ancient Egypt, restored.
A beautiful landscape with characters that wouldn't be out of place in Studio Ghibli's next film.
The next big game world inhabited by pop culture's most iconic plumber is a diverse one, featuring cityscapes, candy lands, and, of course, warp pipes. Classic Nintendo!
A rain-drenched futuristic metropolis chock full of artificial intelligence? Turn your brain off, and take it all in.
A post-apocalyptic forest in the Pacific Northwest never looked so pristine.
This fantastical 2D platformer resembles a painting or wonderful storybook.
A mysterious mercenary. A vast, diverse foreign country. Adventure time.