Since gamers are something like their own breed of human, we’ve got a list of all of the many games you can choose from to gift your gamers with. A lot of serious gamers will already have a number of the major titles already this year, so we’ve included some of our favorite lesser-known games as well for your perusal.
Every gamer has played at least one Call of Duty, and this year’s version is better than some have been. However, the game has been so popular that you may want to make sure the gamer in question doesn’t already own COD WWII first. The best deal on the game for all platforms can be found at Best Buy or Amazon for $39.99 USD.
For the Tolkien fans and fantasy nerds, Middle-earth: Shadow of War isn’t a bad bet. You can snag that for a rather modest price right on over at Amazon for $25.oo USD. That’s pretty damn cheap, but worth it considering the loot boxes.
If your gamer has a Nintendo Switch, they probably already own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But if you (or someone you know) is getting them a Switch, this game is a must-have. Sure, you can also get it for the Wii U, but why would you do that? Target happens to have the best price for the game at the moment at $56.99 USD.
If your gamer is into music and also a little bit quirky, they just might be the right person for Dropmix which is a Hasbro/Harmonix joint effort to let you be a card-wielding DJ. This one can be found at Walmart and Target for $69.99 USD.
If your gamer is into VR and owns a PS4, well, Skydance Interactive’s PSVR action title Archangel just might be the way to go. The game is available on the PlayStation Store, and you can buy it and get the digital download sent to your gamer as a gift if you know their PSN account. It’s a beautiful $29.99 on the PlayStation Store.
If your gamer is into VR but plays on PC, then the obvious direction to go in is VR shooter Gunheart because there is nothing that says VR gaming quite like shooting aliens while wearing cat ears. Gunheart is available on Steam for $27.99 USD.
If your gamer happens to never shut up about a game called Warframe, the best thing you can do for them is snag them Prime Access for the Holiday season. When they remember that they’re not actually a Tenno, they will thank you.
If they’re super into Overwatch, you can always get them some prime loot from Blizzard. Seriously, 50 loot boxes will set you back $39.99 USD. Or you can buy them Overwatch merch. If they’ve somehow made it to the holidays of 2017 and still don’t have Overwatch, buy them Overwatch. The standard edition is retailing for $19.99 USD on the Blizzard store right now.
And if you want my personal advice, well — anyone who owns a PS4 or a gaming PC ought to play Final Fantasy XIV because it is my personal game addiction. You can pick them up the complete edition of the game on Amazon for $24.99 USD. You can also package that with some nice in-game paid subscription time via FFXIV Crysta from Square Enix.
If you’re wondering why no EA titles have made it onto this list, it’s because the current player bases for FIFA 18, Need for Speed Payback, and Star Wars: Battlefront II are boycotting micro-transactions in those games, attempting to get legislation passed to make their loot boxes illegal, and generally trying to get the games fixed. It’s not a pretty sight, and that is not the kind of gift you really want to give someone.