Not content to sit back and do the same thing again, Defense Grid developers Hidden Path Entertainment have cooked up a few new twists on this well-worn genre.
Those were hoping for a more traditional online shooting experience with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's weaponry are in for a treat.
One of the mind's behind the Titan's story to retake the lost areas of the Golden Age has left Bungie just weeks prior to Destiny's launch to help write Telltale Games' adventure title based on the 'Game of Thrones' series.
In the same way that Final Fantasy VIII brought us Triple Triad and Blizzard brought us Hearthstone, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will introduce us to Gwent, a two-player fantasy card battle game.
It looks like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive's new open world action game set in J.R.R Tolkien's Hobbit-inhabited world, will have continued support after its release in the form of DLC.
A brand-new trailer for Destiny shows off a bit of gameplay from the planet of Venus. Whether or not they have Wizards there is yet to be seen.
The Bethesda Twitch account recently broadcast this 60 minutes of gameplay for their upcoming scarefest, The Evil Within.
I've tinkered with you now for an extended period of time and I still feel like I know nothing about you, and that's a problem.
For newcomers, Spry Fox's console debut marks a puzzle/exploration game with unique mechanics that rewards and punishes experimentation.
We knew it would be big, but we had no idea just how vast No Man's Sky is going to be.