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Best trailers of E3 2014

Typical. You wait all year for a good video game trailer, and then 20 of them turn up at once.

With this year's E3 now in full swing, a deluge of teasers, reveals and gameplay footage has been unleashed on the internet. To save you the hassle of digging through the vaults of YouTube, we've compiled a collection of the need-to-see footage released by developers and games studios.

There are some big returns, new names and several reasons we finally want to own a 'next-gen' console.

We'll add some Wii U titles as soon as they appear.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Release date: 2015

Drake's back, which is reason enough to clutch your controller with giddy excitement. Naughty Dog have created some of the most entertaining titles of recent years, and this PS4 exclusive looks every bit as epic as we've come to expect from the Uncharted series.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Release date: 11 November

What's better than a new Halo game? All of the old Halo games to feature Master Chief, remastered for the Xbox One - PLUS a beta of the new Halo 5: Guardians, and a live-action digital series called Halo: Nightfall. That's what.

Assassin's Creed: Unity

Release date: 28 October

The Assassin's Creed series goes all Les Mis, dropping gamers into the midst of the French revolution. Fans will be pleased to hear that they'll finally be able to tackle the game with friends in a four player co-op.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Release date: TBA

The latest trailer for Big Boss' big outing is full to the brim of story telling and exposition. Less mechs, more sneaking and an altogether older, grizzlier cast.

The Order 1886

Release date: 20 February 2015

Despite some minor setbacks and the release date shuffling its way into 2015, The Order 1886 still looks like one of the most promising exclusives of the PlayStation 4. Monsters, Tesla guns and lots of Victorian merriment await.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Release date: 2015

Another promising title, another delayed release. Rocksteady's latest reveal centres on the Batmobile, showing off just what gamers can expect when cruising the streets of a locked-down Arkham. The sooner 2015 arrives, the better.

Alien: Isolation

Release date: 7 October

It's the game every fan of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic has been hoping for. Claustrophobic corridors, bumps in the dark and the unnerving thump of your own heart beat are set to fill your October nights.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Release date: Late 2015

After 2013's hugely successful reboot, the queen of video games returns for another origin-building instalment. Set to focus on her transformation from shell-shocked graduate to hardened raider of ancient halls, Rise of the Tomb Raider is already at the top of our 2015 Christmas list.

Sunset Overdrive

Release date: 28 October

And now for something completely different. This Xbox One exclusive is shaping up to be a bubblegum-flavoured mix of Jet Set Radio platforming, super silly guns and charming action. Will it work? Who knows. Will we enjoy it? Definitely.

Forza Horizon 2

Release date: 30 September

If your idea of a good night in is spent marvelling at the life-like detail of a rain drop glistening on a car windscreen, then Forza Horizon 2 is set fill your diary from September onwards. Insanely realistic graphics, a vast open world of driving challenges and more cars than we can be bothered to name - it looks fantastic.