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The PlayStation 4 and next-gen Xbox are rapidly approaching, bringing an end to the current generation of consoles. However, there are still many blockbuster games that have yet to come out for the systems, making sure that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will end on a high note. Games are listed according to release date.
1. The Last of Us (June 14, PlayStation 3)- This single player post-apocalyptic adventure game from Naughty Dog promises to be more gritty and horrific as players traverse a world where humanity has been taken over by a mind-controlling fungus. Players can expect at least 12 hours of chilling story from the game, and should expect to on the edge of their seat for all of it.
2. Saints Row 4 (August 20, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)- The fourth game in the Saints Row franchise will offer players the chance to get even crazier than ever before, with aliens, superpowers, and dubstep guns being added to the open-world game. Saints Row 4 should perform well for new publisher Deep Silver, who bought the series from the bankrupt THQ.
3. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (August 20, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)- Players wishing for some stealth action before moving to the next gen get their wish with the newest Splinter Cell game from Ubisoft. The game will allow for many different playstyles for completing missions, leading to the game hopefully having solid replay value for gamers.
4. Grand Theft Auto 5 (September 17, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)- The fifth came in the legendary sandbox series is expected to reverse the declining video games sales for the entire year, so you can bet that Rockstar Games is going to deliver a truly special experience with the game.
5. Batman: Arkham Origins (October 25, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC)- The prequel to the popular Arkham series of games will offer players a chance to become Batman as he first encounters many of the iconic villains he faced over the course of the two games released before this. While being made by WB Montreal instead of Rocksteady, Arkham Origins should keep the high standards set by the previous games in the series.
6. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (October 29, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360)- The newest game in the series is also making it's way to next-gen systems, but players will still be able to explore the Caribbean in this pirate-themed installment of the series on current gen consoles as well.
7. Gran Turismo 6 (Unconfirmed November 28 Release, PlayStation 3)- There was some debate of whether Gran Turismo 6 would make it onto the PlayStation 3, but not it looks like the ultra realistic racing sim will be available before the next-gen systems are released.
8. Battlefield 4 (TBA, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC) -This is another game that is expected to make the leap to the next-gen, but for now DICE is only confirming a current generation release sometime this year. Either way, the game looks fantastic, and should be on heavy rotation for FPS fans when it comes out.
9. Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain (TBA, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)- This technically is two games, with Ground Zeroes acting as a prequel to The Phantom Pain, but both are meant to be two halves of Metal Gear Solid 5, so I am counting it as one. Gamers can expect the usual Metal Gear experience with either game, with beautifully crafted cutscenes and exciting gameplay.
10. Destiny (TBA, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360)- While this game is confirmed for next-gen consoles as well, Bungie's new IP is also heading to current systems, allowing gamers to choose which version of the game they want for themselves. Described as a "open world shooter" by the company, Destiny is expected to deliver a space opera unlike anything we have seen before.