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Must-have games and gear for fall 2015

Fall begins gaming's busy season. Check out what our experts think every gamer should have their eye on.

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1 of 8 Treyarch

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Price: $60

Availability: Nov. 6

The outlook: The venerable military shooter continues the Black Ops narrative with a compelling storyline, campaign and legendary zombies mode. Oh, right, and the most addictive multiplayer around.

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2 of 8 Bethesda

Fallout 4

Price: $60

Availability: Nov. 10

The outlook: We can't wait to scour the wasteland once again in the next iteration one of the most beloved RPG franchises around.

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3 of 8 Microsoft

Halo 5: Guardians

Price: Halo 5, $60. Halo 5 Xbox One bundle (1TB), $500

Availability: Game, Oct. 27. Bundle, Oct. 20

The outlook: Halo 5: Guardians will feature more first-person-shooter action fans have come to love including a new epic campaign and multiplayer modes. A special 1TB Xbox One bundle will hit the week before the game.

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4 of 8 Avalanche Studios

Just Cause 3

Price: $60

Availability: Dec. 1

The outlook: The open-world chaos simulator will feature a fully realized world where anything can be driven, flown or blown up.

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5 of 8 Konami

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Price: $60

Availability: Sept. 1

The outlook: Seven years after Metal Gear Solid 4, the saga continues once again in what's already being called the best Metal Gear game ever made.

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6 of 8 Nintendo

Super Mario Maker

Price: $60

Availability: Sept. 11

The outlook: You likely grew up playing Super Mario Bros. games and now you can build, play and share custom levels with this powerful sandbox game.

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7 of 8 Sony

Star Wars Battlefront

Price: Game, $60. Bundle, TBD

Availability: Nov. 17

The outlook: Take part in some of the most epic battles in Star Wars lore in Star Wars Battlefield. An exclusive PS4 bundle will also launch along side the game.

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8 of 8 Crystal Dynamics

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Price: $60

Availability: Nov. 10

The outlook: The sequel to the fantastic Tomb Raider reboot will hit Xbox One first in 2015. The latest Lara adventure seems even grittier and brutal than ever before.

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