2016 Holiday Season: The PC Gamer's Gift Guide
Find the right game for the right person
Indie: Owlboy - $24.99 Steam
Usually, when a game gets stuck in development for eight years it’s not a good sign, but not when it comes to Owlboy. Owlboy being in development for eight years has made it a great and well polished where you can feel the love the developers poured into the game. It’s not just well polished, it is incredibly well polished. Owlboy is a Metroidvania style game with great old-school graphics style and is a must for anyone who enjoys those kinds pixel styled Metroidvania games.
Last Year’s Hidden Gem: Warhammer: Endtimes - Vermintide - $29.99 Steam
A gift does not always have to be something brand new, sometimes it can be a hidden gem like Warhammer: Endtimes - Vermintide. This surprise hit by Fatshark could best be described as a Left 4 Dead set in the Warhammer universe with the rat race Skaven as the enemy, it’s a great game with really smooth gameplay and is best experienced with four other players, making it a great gift for someone who has yet to buy it. Now that the console versions of Vermintide have been released I have gotten confirmation from Fatshark that they will keep on working on Vermintide, providing both free and paid content, so it’s a perfect time to gift this gem to someone.
Listing every good and gift worthy game released would make this article way too long so here are some other good games that did not make the “official” list.
- Dark Souls III
- Xcom 2
- Hearts of Iron IV
- The Witcher 3 GOTY edition
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
- Titanfall 2
- The Witness
- Total War: Warhammer
- Planet Coaster
- Hyper Light Drifter
Good luck finding the right gaming gift for the right person.