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10 must-have video games this holiday season

With the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One this month, there's a lot of focus on next-generation games, but that shouldn't overshadow the fact that many of the year's best titles were made for current generation systems.

The end of a console cycle typically is a boom time for gamers as video-game developers take advantage of their knowledge of the systems and look to send them out with a final hurrah. In many cases, those same games help supplement the launch of new consoles as well.

Whether you're buying for the person on gaming's bleeding edge or who's happy with the game system that's already in their house, there are plenty of good choices.

Click ahead to see some hot titles that are sure to delight them this holiday season.

—By Chris Morris, special to CNBC.com
Posted 13 Nov. 2013

Image source: Take-Two Interactive Software