Video Games Your Buddies May Enjoy This Holiday Season!
Every year we get down to this time of year and people always scramble around trying to figure out the best gift to get for their loved ones. Sometimes it’s easy enough to figure it out. But at other times it’s a tough challenge. That can be especially true when it comes to gamers, since there are so many different games out there. It’s not uncommon that games keep to themselves and tend not to talk about video games with people who don’t have a clue about them. They rather fire up their pc in their video game man cave and jump on ventrillo with like-minded people.
So what should you keep an eye on if you’re a gamer or if you know a gamer you’d like to buy something for?
These tips aren’t Christmas exclusive tips by any means, these can apply any time of the year, but since this is a popular buying time I figured it would be a good idea to direct your attention to some of the big boys that are out there in the gaming world. It’s not going to be in any particular order so it’s not a big countdown to number 1. Just take a look at the ideas here and hopefully it’ll give you the assist you need in order to get a great gift.
Don’t forget: this isn’t a Christmas list. All of these games will still be big ticket items, so to speak, well after this holiday season, so don’t fret if you can’t find one of the games I’ll be listing. They’ll be back. Here we go!
Rise of the Tomb Raider for the Xbox One/Xbox 360 – Amazon $39.99
This game is going to be coming on the PS4 sometime in the future as well so if you’re all Sony then you can still get this just not right now. This game I cannot recommend enough to anybody who has played the first rebooted game in the series. I won’t be posting much on stories to avoid spoilers but suffice it to say this game looks much better, has a lot more to do, and you can even create your own challenges to compete in!
I’m roughly 20% through the main story so I haven’t seen half of what’s offered, but this game is highly recommended.
Even if you never played the first one you could still pick this one up and not be missing so much that you couldn’t enjoy the game. There may be a lot more references to the last installment so I can’t comment much more on that, but overall I’m seeing that you’d have no trouble getting this game on its own and having a lot of fun. The game has some mature words and scenarios, so make sure your friend is over 17 years old if you want to get this one for them. Based on how much I’ve put into it I’d say it’s at worst a 9/10, incredible game.
There really isn’t anything else on the Xbox One that’s new that I can recommend over this game. Action heavy, tons of exploring, and much more. Go for it!
Star Wars Battlefront for the PS4, Xbox One, PC. – Amazon $57
This game is highly recommended if for nothing else that this month is the month Star Wars The Force Unleashed comes out!
Any major Star Wars games out there instantly gains an instant attraction. This game also has another good point for itself in that it’s pretty fun to play. It relies a lot on multiplayer gaming however, so if you can’t play online that much than this game is definitely not for you.
There are single player missions however so you do have a least a bit of a feel of getting a new single player major Star Wars game, and that’s cool. But that’s by far not the bulk so keep that in mind. Nothing crazy as far as violence goes so this game is definitely age appropriate for just about anybody. Overall I’d say this isn’t the best Star Wars game out there but when it comes to new games with awesome graphics and even ties in a bit to the new film than this game is perfect. High recommendation, especially if you do enjoy battling online against other real people.
PS4 console – Amazon $361
The Wii U is a great console and it has some incredible first party games, as well as a few third party games, definitely a worthy console for purchase if you haven’t bought one by now. It’s cheap, has tons of family friendly games, and even offers deeper games for adults. The Xbox One is a wonderful console as well, and has a ton of great games you can play. Great third party support, has Kinect and games for that, EA Access, and tons of other great features. It too is a console that’s more than worthy of a purchase if you’ve not gotten one by now.
But I have to say, having owned all of the big 3 consoles and having played them extensively, the PS4 is the best console for you to buy.
The PS4 is drowning in tons of great games, from third party to first, even to indies. You can even use the PlayStation Now service to rent tons of older PS3 games to your PS4 and play them there, you can either rent for specific hours and dollar amounts, for sign up for a subscription to get as much time as you want with the games provided you keep your service active.
This service is supposed to also get tons of other PS platform games eventually, outside of the PS3, so this is something to keep an eye on.
The PS4 is a powerful console that looks to be getting more power through a patch down the road, so if you like power and to see consoles gain more then there is that to look to. And the PS4 will gain in 2016 a new Virtual Reality helmet that not only is great because of the VR aspect of it but because it’ll interact with some of the games we own now! Project Cars is an example.
The PS4 offers tons of games for everybody right now and it has a lot more coming in 2016, such as Final Fantasy XV. And the new Kingdom Hearts 2.8 game that has a game-play segment powered by what we know will be Kingdom Hearts 3, so there is a lot to be excited about in the Sony camp. No better time than now to join!
A gift doesn’t get much better then a PS4, trust me on that.
Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection on the PS4 – Amazon $49
If you’re like me you never really played the Uncharted games as they arrived on the PS3. I was always interested in giving them a shot but I never got around to it. Uncharted Golden Abyss on the PS Vita is the first Uncharted game I played, and I’ve only wanted more ever since then. I was going to buy all 3 for the PS3 but when I saw that there was going to be a PS4 collection that had all 3 with better graphics and the such I had to have it.
If you haven’t played any of the Uncharted games this is a great pick for you and even so for a friend you have in mind. Anybody who loves action adventure games will love this collection, the first 3 games all on one disc. Plus the purchase gives you early access to the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer beta, though that’s limited so you’d have to act fast on this one.
All in all the games are an absolute blast to play, I’m currently at the end of the 2nd game and then there is only one game left. Take my word on this one for sure: an excellent purchase for anybody who has a PS4 and loves adventure games.
There are several different games and consoles that are for sure worth your time in looking at, but these are the tops I could think of when it comes to your gaming wants. All of them are great choices and are hot ticket items right now, so why not give a look at these different games and the PS4? It’ll be worth your time to not only look but even purchase one of them down the road.