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This Year's Games To Watch

There were hundreds of games on display at this year's E3 expo. Some will be hits, some will be flops and some may never even make it into consumer’s hands.

Declaring a "winner" among all of these options is something of a misnomer. By definition, the vast majority of titles shown at E3 are still months, sometimes years, from completion. What looks incredible in a polished, tightly controlled demonstration often turns out to be arduous (or worse, dull) when played in the comforts of your living room.

What we've compiled here instead are the titles that seem most likely to be hits this holiday season. They may not be the best games at the show, but given the state of the industry and the buzz on the floor, they’re the ones that will likely engage the general public. Although this list includes one or two dark horses — games that only the hardcore players are likely to love — their niche market could be enough to propel them to hit status.

By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 5 June 2009

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