Video Games Buying Guide for Christmas 2011
The past few months have shown an incredible number of high profile video games being released. Franchises like Saint’s Row, Battlefield and The Elder Scrolls have all released the next installment in their franchise. But with so many dozens of games that have gotten great reviews and high scores from critics, what are the best? What games would be the best to buy this Christmas Season? Let’s take a look at some of the best games that are sure to please gamers of all generations and fans of all genres.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
One of the best video games of the year is The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Fight the dragons that are threatening the very existence of the war torn land of Skyrim in the game released in the Elder Scrolls franchise. This is the perfect gift for your favorite western RPG lover. With scores of quests that will lead to hours upon hours of gameplay, a beautiful snowy open world environment to explore, and many dungeons to clear, Skyrim will keep you entertained for hours and hours. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. (Buy it)
Battlefield 3 is latest title from the hugely successful Battlefield franchise. This is multiplayer FPS at its best. This game boasts one of the best physics engines around. Buildings crumble and collapse as you try to destroy the enemy before they get you. Battlefield 3’s realistic qualities are one of its high points, in everything from flying helicopters to the massive destruction possible in this open world. If you know an FPS lover that hasn’t already bought Battlefield 3, be their hero and get it for them this Christmas season. Battlefield 3 is currently available for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. (Buy it)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the last game released in a long line of Call of Duty games. As the franchise grows the games just seem to get better, gathering more and more players every time. Modern Warfare 3 is no exception to this, currently being the video game to bring in the most money over its first weekend of all time. If you haven’t already gotten this FPS, you should have. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. (Buy it)
Saint's Row The Third
Saint’s Row The Third is just a crazy fun game that everyone should play. Make your own character and explore the city streets in this open world environment where just about anything is possible. Partake in quests or create your own mayhem. It’s your choice in Saint’s Row The Third. Saint’s Row The Third is available for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. (Buy it)
Don’t let the tag of Indie fool you. The team behind the Trine franchise knows what it’s doing and how to do it. This side scroller won’t let you down. Play as one of three characters and make your way through level upon beautifully rendered level while following a fantastic story line. Buy Trine 2 this Christmas and it will be the best $15 you’ve ever spent on Steam. Trine 2 is currently available for PC only and can be downloaded via the Steam platform.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Assassin’s Creed has turned heads since it’s first debut in the gaming world. Each game was better than the last, and Revelations is no exception. This game is a major accomplishment in the modern RPG gaming world, featuring unique gameplay in an open world, an amazing historical setting and a storyline that will leave you wanting more. Assassin’s Creed is now available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. (Buy it)
Batman: Arkham City
Another fantastic game to buy this Christmas season is Batman: Arkham City. This RPG based on everyone’s favorite comic book character is the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. The dark yet beautiful world of Arkham City will leave every gamer and every Batman fan wanting more. Purchase Batman: Arkham City this Christmas and you won’t be disappointed. Batman: Arkham City is available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. (Buy it)
There are many, many video games to choose from when trying to pick the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. This list is by no means all encompassing, but rather a highlight of some of the best games on the market this Christmas season. Each one of these games is sure to please any gamer that picks them up and any fan of their respective genres will absolutely adore them. Go to your favorite video game store today and pick one of these games up as a Christmas gift or maybe as an early present for yourself. Or go online and do a little extra shopping. Many of these games already have DLC packs for added hours of fun and games. Pick up one of these games this Christmas for endless hours of fun.