It's not just about the big blockbusters – we unearthed six scorching games you might have missed at E3 2014...
Hyper Light Drifter - (PS Vita)
Born of a hugely popular Kickstarter campaign, this stylish action role-playing game was given a rare public outing at E3 2014. And while it was limited to the arena battle style Horde Mode, this didn't stop Hyper Light Drifter being one of our favourite hidden gems of the show. Lovely animations, smooth controls and engaging combat - due to the ability to intuitively switch between sword, sniper rifle and grenades - made for an exhilarating experience. We can't wait for this one to come out.
N++ - (PS4)
Despite having perhaps the least Google-friendly game title ever created, finding the fun in N++ was no challenge at all. This fast-paced puzzle platformer has you jumping through obstacles to reach the end of each level. What's surprising is the sheer scale of the game, as Raigun Burns, co-creator of the game explained: "There's going to be over 1,000 levels, plus a level creator and a way to share levels that we're currently working on". We can't wait to see the fiendish creations that the community come up with when the game is released on PS4 later this year.
Don't Starve: Giant Edition - (PS Vita)
Announced just before E3 2014, the enhanced PlayStation Vita version of the challenging PC and PS4 classic was deservedly met with plenty of excitement. So to see Don't Starve: Giant Edition running on the show floor at E3 was a pleasant surprise, only surpassed by just how well developer Klei has transferred the survival experience to the handheld system.
It looked absolutely stunning on the crisp PS Vita touchscreen with its slick, thoughtful gameplay. Fans will not be disappointed when the game launches later this year.
Secret Ponchos - (PS4)
We've been keeping our eye on Secret Ponchos since its announcement at E3 2013, and its frenetic gameplay is sure to appeal to those who like their multiplayer games online against the world or on the couch against their mates.
Dashing around a spaghetti western attempting to take down opponents is great fun – and the arcade style action has a surprising depth, as creative director Yousuf Mapara explained: "For each character's special moves, we made the control scheme different so that it makes sense for that character".
Nidhogg - (PS4)
Don't be fooled by its intentionally pixelated look – the award-winning Nidhogg is a game that had us laughing with delight. Capturing the fast paced thrill of old school arcade games, your goal is simple: get to the other side of the screen without being killed by your rival. It doesn't matter whether you use skilful fencing or brawling, Nidhogg doesn't judge. And it's hilariously brilliant.
From its great range of different attacks which can deliver genuinely thrilling sword combat (and dirty tricks, such as throwing your blade) to its frantic sudden death scenarios which include fights on top of a swinging chandelier, Nidhogg is refreshingly unique and addictive.
The Binding of Isaac Rebirth - (PS4)
Imagine a game where you play as a child who is fleeing his mother because she's decided to sacrifice your life. This unusual concept is turning into a truly memorable game - you journey through dungeons, take on gruesome, yet oddly cutesy-looking monsters and collect randomly generated items to help you on your quest, including the ability to spit teeth at enemies to deal extra damage.
Not for the faint of heart, The Binding of Isaac Rebirth completes our round-up of six of E3 2014's hidden gems to keep an eye on. Check back with playstation.com in the coming months to find out more about how these six games are shaping up.
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