NO MAN'S SKY (PS4)Although only shown as a non-interactive video, No Man's Sky is an alluring Guildford-made prospect, letting you discover a vast procedurally generated universe from planetary surfaces, up through the atmosphere to orbital battles and neighbouring star systems.
FAR CRY 4 (PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PC)
Transplanting Ubisoft's mercenary-stalking open world shooter to a fictitious Himalayan setting gives its designers an excuse to show off distant snowy peaks, as well as grappling-hook friendly environments.
SUNSET OVERDRIVE (XBOX ONE)
A batch of contaminated energy drinks turns the population of garish Sunset City into starving mutants. Naturally it's your job to eviscerate them. It promises fast, silly monster-mashing.
ALIEN: ISOLATION (PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PC)
The Alien franchise sees off practically every effort to turn it into a coherent game, but Sega's attempt goes back to its creepy 1970s sci-fi roots in a title designed to engender fear, especially when played using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
SPLATOON (WII U)
Nintendo's family-friendly take on third-person shooters involves firing paintballs to plaster arenas in your team's colour. Its 4 v 4 combat includes characters who can turn themselves into squid, swimming at high speed through ink splatters to pop up and savagely decorate the enemy from behind.
From the creator of wonderfully brutal-but-fair Dark Souls, Bloodborne is a steampunk survival horror game with zombie cannon-fodder infesting the labyrinthine faux-Victorian city of Yharham.
ELITE: DANGEROUS (PC)
Kickstarter-funded and supporting the Oculus Rift headset to awesome effect, Dangerous is the 21st-century face of 1984's Elite. In it you're let loose on the galaxy to wander, trade, pillage and pirate your way to faster ships, bigger guns and higher status.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA (WII U)
The briefest of glimpses of this new instalment of one of Nintendo's most fervently adored series was more than enough to pique interest; the beauty of its meadows and mountains and the promise of a less scripted, more player-driven approach to tackling its joys inducing paroxysms amongst fans.
THE ORDER: 1886 (PS4)
More mock-Victorian shooting action, this time in pursuit of a secret society of werewolves who must be hunted with retro-futuristic weaponry, mixing the legend of King Arthur with Zeppelins, makeshift laser guns and 19th-century thermal imaging devices in a game that takes itself completely seriously.
Also at the show…CUPHEAD (PC) is a wonderfully offbeat 2D shooter animated in the style of a 1930s cartoon; HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (XBOX ONE) brings you every Halo game so far in joyous HD; and MIRROR'S EDGE 2 (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC) is the followup to 2008's acclaimed but commercially moribund first-person parkour game.
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