8 video games worth saving up for

This past year saw the debut of many extraordinary games — including Halo 4, Mass Effect 3, Dishonored, The Walking Dead, Sleeping Dogs and Max Payne 3, to name a few — but in the immortal words of '70s rockers BTO, "baby you ain't seen nuthin' yet."

The next 12 months promise to be even hotter for video gamers, from the launch of high-profile console and PC titles (like Call of Duty: Black Ops II), the continued boom of mobile and casual games (including a new Plants vs. Zombies in the works) or more mainstream adoption of the indie hits like Minecraft.

If you're into blockbusters, however, here's just a sampling of some of the most anticipated games worth saving for (not listed in any particular order).

The Last Of Us, a brand new adventure from Naughty Dog, is due out some time in 2013.

The Last of Us

One of the most talked-about games at the 2012 E3 video game expo was Sony's The Last Of Us, a brand new adventure from Naughty Dog (of Uncharted fame). Due out some time in 2013, this PlayStation 3 exclusive takes place in the near future, after most of the Earth's population has been wiped out by a deadly viral outbreak. Mother Earth has now reclaimed the planet, growing over much of the streets and buildings. You play as a hardened middle-aged man, Joel, who vows to protect a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, from a number of threats as they make their way across the country.

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