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Ten anticipated 2014 video games

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2013 was considered a ‘down’ year for video game system sales because the Wii U underperformed and the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November kept gamers waiting until the end of the year to purchase the next-gen systems.

On the eve of the PS4’s release, people stood outside the Best Buy in Brentwood, MO, as did many other Americans across the nation, to purchase the fourth major game console in the PlayStation franchise (KMOX).

2014 software sales should increase dramatically from last year thanks to the PS4 and One, as well as new upcoming games. View the slideshow above for a list of ten anticipated 2014 games in alphabetical order:

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"Dark Souls II" (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
"Dark Souls II" (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) Photo: Amazon.com

"Dark Souls II" (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Action role-playing, open world game developed by From Software and published by Namco Bandai Games. This is the third game in the “Souls” series. Single-player and multiplayer are available. Release date: March 2014

“Destiny” (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
“Destiny” (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Photo: Amazon.com

“Destiny” (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

First-person shooter, action role-playing game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. This is the first game in the series. Single-player and multiplayer are available. Release date: September 2014

“inFAMOUS: Second Son” (PlayStation 4)
“inFAMOUS: Second Son” (PlayStation 4) Photo: Amazon.com

“inFAMOUS: Second Son” (PlayStation 4)

Action adventure, open world game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. This is the third game in the “inFAMOUS” series. Single-player is only available mode. Release date: March 2014

“Mario Kart 8” (Wii U)
“Mario Kart 8” (Wii U) Photo: Amazon.com

“Mario Kart 8” (Wii U)

Kart-racing game developed by Nintendo EAD Group No. 1 and published by Nintendo. This is the eighth game in the “Mario Kart” main series. Single-player and multiplayer are available. Release date: Spring 2014

“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Photo: Amazon.com

“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Action-adventure, stealth game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. This is the fifth main game in the “MGS” series. Single-player is only available mode. Release date: March 2014

“South Park: The Stick of Truth” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
“South Park: The Stick of Truth” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) Photo: Amazon.com

“South Park: The Stick of Truth” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. This is the eighth game in the “South Park” series. Single-player is only available mode. Release date: March 2014

“Titanfall” (Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
“Titanfall” (Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Photo: Amazon.com

“Titanfall” (Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

First-person shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. This is the first game in the series. Multiplayer is only available mode. Release date: March 2014

“Tom Clancy’s The Division” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Photo: Amazon.com

“Tom Clancy’s The Division” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Third-person shooter, action role-playing and MMO game developed by Ubisoft Massive and published by Ubisoft. This is not part of the “Rainbow Six,” “Ghost Recon” or “Splinter Cell” series. Multiplayer is only available mode. Release date: most likely end of 2014

“Watch Dogs” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
“Watch Dogs” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Photo: Amazon.com

“Watch Dogs” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Action-adventure, open world game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. This is the first game in the series. Single-player and cooperative multiplayer are available. Release date: Second quarter 2014

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Photo: Amazon.com

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt RED and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. This is the third game in “The Witcher” series. Single-player is only available mode. Release date: Second quarter 2014