We crown our favourite game of this year's trade and consumer show in Germany.
Borderlands 2 - Winner
It may be fair to say that Borderlands 2 gained much from being a new title at a gamescom packed with recycled E3 demos, but this hardly detracts from the impact of the game's first showing. The basic formula looks to have gone unchanged - no complaints there - but there's already plenty of fresh craziness to look forward to: six-armed snow gorillas that rip up the scenery; killer robots that are fired down to Pandora from a nearby moon; a robed boss who strides into battle with an angry midget strapped to his shield. With a further brace of technical improvements - including smarter AI and the ability to take split-screen games online - Borderlands 2 looks to be building on everything we loved about 2009's surprise hit.