Stuck for Christmas gift ideas this year? Take a look at our quick-fire round up of some of the top games as the best gifts for gaming fans everywhere! With something for everyone, you’re sure to find the perfect gift to really impress.
Top Games for gifting
The Evil Within – Survival horror is back in a big way this year and although The Evil Within is a new title it has some serious street cred, its creator is non other than Shinji Mikami the father of the Resident Evil series, this game is a must for anyone who grew up playing Silent Hill or the Resident evil games.
Alien: Isolation – Alien: Isolation is a sprawling survival horror set in the same world as the 1979 classic Ridley Scott Alien film, players find themselves up against insurmountable odds with a lack of resources and one of film’s biggest baddest creatures hot on their heels.
Grand Theft Auto: V – Grand Theft Auto: V came out last Christmas on Xbox 360 and PS3, this year it is getting a full re-release on the next gen consoles (PS4 & Xbox One) with upgraded graphics, new things to do and a shiny first person mode all coupled in with the same award winning gameplay that made last years game a must have.
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare – COD is back and after last years dismal “Ghosts” something needed to be done to boost the franchise, happily I can report that Advanced Warfare is brilliant fun.
The new Exo moves (jet packs) add a new dimension to multiplayer and the substantial weight of Kevin Spacey adds to the single player experience – highly recommended. PEGI Rating: 18 Available Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC RRP: £59.99 (PS4 / Xbox One) £69.99 (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Atlas Limited Edition).
This edition features an extensive array of both digital and physical content, including a bonus multiplayer map Atlas Gorge, a collectable SteelBook™, the Welcome to Atlas: Advanced Soldier Manual, and the Atlas Digital Content Pack, a collection of digital content that includes an Atlas-themed exoskeleton, Atlas-themed weaponry and more. £99.99 (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Atlas Pro Edition). This includes including everything available in the Atlas Limited Edition version (bonus multiplayer map Atlas Gorge, the collectable SteelBook™, the Welcome to Atlas: Advanced Soldier Manual, and the Atlas Digital Content Pack), as well as the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass featuring four action-packed DLC Map Packs, each delivering a collection of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer content and more. £89.99 (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Atlas Digital Pro Edition). This edition includes all of the same content as the Atlas Pro Edition, including the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass, bonus multiplayer map Atlas Gorge, and the Atlas Digital Content Pack. Also included with this version is a collection of bonus digital content.
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil – Diablo is one of the PC’s biggest ever franchises and for good reason! now it has arrived on next gen and features Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls DLC. Diablo III was made with consoles in mind and many reviews point to the console version being the best way to play Diablo ever.
Singstar: Ultimate Party – Singstar is arguably the go to singing game for consoles and this latest version on PS4 is no different, the game features a great line up of classic and modern tracks on the disc and also allows you access to the Singstar store where you can pick up a whole range of songs to suit any taste, the best feature in this version is that you can use any Apple or Android device as a mic meaning no more expense on peripherals to play the game – perfect in time for the party season.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – The Lego games are all great, to be honest I could substitute this game for any of the Lego ones and it would be a winner. These games are not just for the kids and feature a witty story and solid gameplay not to mention drop in/drop out co op so anyone can play all on one big screen.
Destiny – Destiny is a new title from the makers of Halo. Destiny has a similar feel and graphical style to its bigger brother but really expands on the winning formula. One of the best features of Destiny is the ability to join in with a friend’s mission and help them out over the internet. PEGI Rating: 16 Available Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC RRP: £59.99 (PS4/Xbox One)
£94.99 – Destiny Limited Edition · Limited edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc · Arms & Armament Field Guide · Postcards from the Golden Age · Antique Star Chart · Unique Ghost Casing · Exclusive Player Emblem · Exclusive Player Ship Variant · Destiny Expansion Pass £149.99 – Destiny Ghost Edition · Ghost replica, featuring motion-activated lights and voice recordings from award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, voice of the Ghost character, the player’s personal companion in the game · Letter of Introduction · Golden Age Relics, which include a Photo, Patch, Sticker and two Chrome slides of the Traveler · Limited edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc · Arms & Armament Field Guide · Postcards from the Golden Age · Antique Star Chart · Unique Ghost Casing · Exclusive Player Emblem · Exclusive Player Ship Variant · Destiny Expansion Pass
£84.99 Destiny Guardian Edition – This includes a digital download copy of the game, Destiny Expansion Pass and the Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack. £34.99 Destiny Expansion Pass – This expands the Destiny adventure post-launch with the following two expansions, which will include brand new story missions, cooperative activities and competitive multiplayer arenas and a wealth of all new weapons, armour and gear to earn: Expansion I: The Dark Below – Set deep beneath the surface of the Moon, fans will discover an ancient tomb that has been unsealed, and a dark god who has risen an evil army in the depths of the Hellmouth, the home of the Hive enemy race. Expansion II: House of Wolves – details will be revealed later.
Far Cry 4 – Far Cry 3 was a fantastic game and Far Cry 4 is more of the same substituting beaches and sand for snow and mountains however the same style of game persists albeit with more modes and more polish, definitely one to pick up.
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragon Age: Inquisition is the latest from the masters of role playing games – Bioware of Mass Effect fame. Dragon Age looks seriously impressive allowing you to chose a team from 9 different characters each with their own relationships that react to how you play, the game is vast and you will be playing it well into the new year.