With next-gen consoles now on store shelves and millions of players still holding on to their aging seventh generation hardware, it only makes sense that publishers and developers have – for now, at least, a vested interest in releasing games for both last-gen as well the newer, more powerful consoles.

While the difference between the PS3 and PS4 – used here to highlight performance with the most powerful next-gen console available on the market – obviously creates a discrepancy in graphical performance and technical components like texturing detailing and lighting, it can be hard to know whether or not it's worth it to upgrade to a newer system just to play a particular new game. Since the PS4's game selection is still relatively slim pickins, cross-gen makes up a wide swath of what's available. 

To that end, here's a look at five titles that may (or may not) be worth the upgrade. 

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