Gamescom in Cologne is the biggest European videogames show by far and over the years, major publishers and indie developers alike have more and more considered it as important as E3 - some more than.

And this year's show brought us a stack of announcements and gameplay previews, including treats of others that are progressing in development. And we like, we like a lot.

That's why we've collated all of our own favourites that were revealed here in one place for you to enjoy.

Admittedly, owners of the current generation of games consoles, the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, will find less focus on their titles here. In the case of the Sony and Microsoft machines, that's because those companies' attentions have been solely on the next-generation of PS4 and Xbox One. And while Nintendo was at the show, it didn't really update with any new titles we hadn't already seen during E3 in Los Angeles.

But if you own a PS4 or Xbox One, or are hoping to get one for Christmas, you will find plenty here that should excite you as much as they excite us. Enjoy.

Rik Henderson

Our senior ed of news and features has been a tech and games journalist for more than 27 years, and has been with Pocket-lint for over five. Rik has edited a number of videogame magazines in the past, was deputy editor of Home Cinema Choice, and his TV career included stints as co-presenter of Channel 4's Gamesmaster and Sky One’s Games World.

Luke Edwards

Luke has been touching up tech, and writing, for over a decade across FHM, Stuff, T3 and Shortlist to name a few. With an MA and NCTJs in journalism and an unquenchable love of gadgets, no tech escapes his digits. If you notice comic book, film and adventure sport references in his copy, don't fret, he's obsessed with those too.