10 games from E3 that will make you want a PS4 AND an Xbox One

Halo Master Chief Collection (Xbox One)

Ok so it's not a new game, but this restoration of the Halo franchise just did the Xbox One a huge favour.

The Master Chief Collection contains remastered versions of the first four Master Chief games - that includes Halo 2 Anniversay Edition - so if clinging onto the past was your reason for not putting down money for an Xbox One, you now have four fewer excuses to make the leap.

When to expect it? November 11, 2014

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One, PS4)

Do the movie and gaming industries have some insider bet where they try to slip "Rise" into as many titles as possible? Rise of the Tomb Raider might not have the most inspired name but it's promising greatness nonetheless.

The trailer shows Lara in therapy after the events of 2013's Tomb Raider, a nice touch that keeps in check with the more character-driven direction of Crystal Dynamics' reboot. But it's not long before we're being chased by bears, shooting people with crossbows and loitering in caves - all the usual Crofty stuff. Lara will be schlepping the globe big time, exploring locations that are described as some of the "most beautifully hostile places on earth."

When to expect it? End of 2015 for this one. Sorry.

GTA V (PS4, Xbox One)

We all knew it was coming but few would have predicted just how beautiful GTA V remastered would look. The trailer was a perfect reveal, beginning with lush fields filled with deer and eventually panning to a near-nude Trevor waking from his stupor in the long grass.

GTA V is already a brilliant game and the fact that existing saves will port over to the redux means there's all the more reason to drop into Los Santos once more.

When to expect it? Fall / Autumn 2014

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)

Mutants, grunge rock, and a tongue firmly lodged in the cheek - Sunset Overdrive has the makings of a great game. Insomniac Games' title is perhaps best described as Tony Hawk Pro Skater mixed with Ratchet and Clank and a few more guns.

It wasn't hard for Sunset Overdrive to grasp our curiousity amid all the doom-and-gloom shooters, but it was when the words "eight-player co-op" were uttered that Insomniac had our full attention.

When to expect it? October 28, 2014

Inside (Xbox One, others TBC)

Microsoft made sure to go big on the indies this year, but the entry from Limbo developer Playdead eclipsed all others. In fact, eclipsed is the perfect word for this dark and moody platformer which puts you in control of a boy through an eerie world of, well, we're not quite sure.

Perhaps it's a little too Limbo-esque in some ways, but we suspect we'll be eating those words when Playdead starts raking in the awards. The game will be an Xbox One timed-exclusive, so expect to see it on PC (and probably PS4) further down the line.

When to expect it? Early 2015 for the Xbox One, other platforms to follow later

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.