Zynga (ZNGA) dominated the social video games space when the popularity of games played through Facebook was at its height, but the company's fortunes declined as mobile became the dominant platform. Now it's working on a comeback effort that relies on maximizing the performance of its key properties.

Click through the presentation below for a look at five crucial video game franchises that Zynga investors should pay attention to going forward.

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