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Must-have video games

It's not just overall industry sales that have rebounded in the video game world this year. Spurred on by new consoles, which are selling faster than their predecessors, game developers have ushered in a new wave of creativity as well.

The good news? That means there are plenty of high quality games if you're looking for the perfect gift. The bad news? Determining what they are can still be tricky. As you gear up for your holiday shopping, here are the titles most likely to be on the wish lists of friends and family.

—By Chris Morris, special to CNBC.com
Posted 11 Nov. 2014