Moonbreaker is exactly what you want to see out of an event like this: a left-field surprise that completely steals the spotlight.  

When Dead Island 2 leaked prior to Gamescom, I was skeptical: “Wasn’t Dead Island that OK zombie game famous for having a misleading trailer? 

Despite not having a giant release coming this fall, Xbox had a huge presence at this year’s shows. Smaller titles like High on Life got a bright spotlight as a result 

Sometimes the best games at events like this are the ones you randomly stumble into while exploring the show floor. 

Despite never having watched the anime or read the manga it’s based on, One Piece Odyssey won me over at the show. 

Lies of P was an oddball hit at Gamescom, with long lines waiting to get into its demo. Perhaps players just had to see the Pinnochio-inspired Soulslike in action to believe it really existed 

Earlier this summer, I was thrilled to learn that the team behind the excellent comedy sports game What the Golf? 

Indie developer D-Pad Studio made a name for itself in 2016 with its hit platformer Owlboy. However, its new game is much older than that. 

Gungrave G.O.R.E. wasn’t the most sophisticated game I played at Gamescom, but it’s perhaps the one that made me smile the most.  

Gamescom’s massive Indie Arena booth was densely packed with fascinating games, from The Wandering Village to Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles

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