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10 Must-Have Videogames This Holiday Season, 2012

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Publisher: Take-Two
Systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

This turn-based, role-playing strategy game is a reboot of one of the industry's most revered titles. That stacks the odds against it, but developer Firaxis, the maker of the "Civilization" series, knocks it out of the park with a terrific blend of action and resource development.

The game rewards creative playing and it can easily be played again and again — provided you can tear yourself away from it in the first place.