The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (PS4)

This is a brilliant idea: Supermassive Games, in collaboration with Bandai Namco, is following up the success of Until Dawn with a new brand named The Dark Pictures Anthology. Similarly to franchises like, say, Goosebumps, the line will consist of standalone, narrative-driven horror stories – and it'll begin next year with Man of Medan. The all-new tale will take place out in the ocean, as a team of hapless youngsters search an abandoned World War II ship. Exactly who makes it out alive is down to you.

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Desperados III (PS4)

Mimimi Productions brought real-time stealth strategy to PS4 wonderfully with Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, and with the Desperados series serving as a major inspiration, having the team working on a full fledged sequel makes perfect sense. We've only seen a brief glimpse of gameplay so far, but this surprise announcement at Gamescom holds a lot of promise. If the developer can bring its brand of deep, tactical gameplay to the Old West, this should be a sure-fire winner.

Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)

First uncut gameplay footage? Check. Release date? Check. Dante in action? Check. Easily one of the biggest titles of Gamescom 2018, Devil May Cry 5 has held nothing back, and it looks more and more like a truly glorious return to Capcom's most metal franchise. Typically over-the-top and super slick, we can't wait to rack up some insane combos.

Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads (PS4)

A departure from Arcadia Bay, Life Is Strange 2 introduces two brothers from Seattle: Sean and Daniel Diaz. But when tragic events transpire, the pair are forced to flee to Mexico. French developer DONTNOD is once again promising a hard-hitting relatable narrative, but it’s your decisions as the older sibling that will determine how your younger bro matures.

Metro Exodus (PS4)

Metro: Exodus is stepping out of the Russian underground and into the apocalyptic wilderness, as this horror-themed first-person shooter will see you traipsing across Eastern Europe as the seasons change around you. A large, customisable arsenal promises to make the combat the best it’s ever been, while moral decisions will affect the outcome of the plot.