The gaming industry enjoyed one of its best years ever in 2004. Every platform featured a great number of memorable, high-quality games. With 2005 upon us, however, we at GameSpot look to the near future with anticipation while wondering if and how the industry might trump the smashing success of last year. Though the release slate may lack some of the sizzling franchises that were refreshed just months ago, it's quite clear that there's no lack of promising or exciting games on the horizon. It's perhaps a more encouraging sign that many of the games we're looking forward to are original properties and are not new iterations of existing series.
Each of the editors in this feature has picked two upcoming games that he or she is anxious to play. While you might still be catching your breath from 2004 or working on playing through a large backlog of games, take some time with us to explore what's in store for gaming in this feature: GameSpot's Most Anticipated Games: 2005.