One of the best-served genres in gaming each year is the good, old fashioned shoot-em-up. From first-person to sideways-scrolling shooters to more esoteric blast-a-thons, there's always plenty to choose from, and plenty are launched or shown at E3.

Additionally, there are plenty of action games where a gun and bullets aren't part of the mayhem, but there's still more than enough viscera and gore to go around.

That's why we've put together a selection of our favourite shooters and action games from this year's show, along with short reasons why, for you to check out. All of them are worthy contenders for your cash on the build up to Christmas and beyond.

Just flick through the gallery above to find out our faves. They're listed in no particular order and, bar one or two, are generally multiplatform, for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

We'll also be adding to this list as we see more on the E3 2016 show floor.

READ: E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

And we'll be putting together similar round-ups of our favourite driving, sports and adventure games, plus RPGs too, which you'll be able to see on Pocket-lint soon.