originals\ Nov 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Must-have Games for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Wii U, 3DS

The force is strong with these games

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Fallout 4 - $59.99 Amazon / Steam

fallout 4

If you've played Fallout 3 or New Vegas, you'll be right at home in Fallout 4. There are differences, but mostly for the good. If you're new to the franchise, there's a bit of a learning curve, but once you get past that the game really opens up. Fallout 4 does not hold your hand. It's all about discovering the post-nuclear wasteland on your own. And you're going to have a blast doing so. Continue to Review

Need for Speed - $59.99 Amazon / Origin

need for speed

This year's Need for Speed, which EA claims to be a reboot of sorts, feels a lot like Underground 2. From the night-time only racing, the similarities between Bayview and Ventura Bay, the interactions between other racers with your phone, to the various types of races you'll partake in. Continue to Review

Just Cause 3 - $59.99 Amazon / Steam

just cause 3

Set in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island republic of Medici, a land crumbling under the ruthless rule of General Di Ravello, you take control of series’ hero Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to liberate his homeland and the people of Medici…by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - $59.99 Amazon / Steam

call of duty black ops 3

If you love Call of Duty multiplayer, get Black Ops 3, because the controls and shooting is solid, even if the game as a whole does little to advance the franchise. If you love zombies, get it, as it has the best zombies mode the franchise has see yet. Continue to Review

Life Is Strange - Up to $19.99 PS4 / Xbox / Steam

life is strange

Max Caulfield has been absent from Arcadia Bay, Oregon for five years now. Upon returning home she discovers that Rachel Amber, a fellow senior at school, has disappeared under mysterious and rather uncomfortable circumstances. While trying to uncover the truth Max reunites with an old friend, Chloe, and makes a startling discovery: Max has the power to rewind time.  Continue to Review

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - $59.99 Amazon / Steam

assassin's creed syndicate

Amazing setting, entertaining protagonists, well-written dialogue and some truly fun new gameplay mechanics make Syndicate shine above the rest. It may not match the excitement of being a pirate assassin on the open seas of the Caribbean, but Syndicate proves that perhaps this eight year old franchise still has some new tricks up its sleeve. Continue to Review

NBA 2K16 - Up to $59.99 Amazon / Steam

nba 2k16

The NBA 2K franchise is back with the most true-to-life NBA experience to date with NBA 2K16. Guide your MyPLAYER through the complete NBA journey, take control of an entire NBA franchise, or hone your skills online competing against gamers from around the world. With animations that provide smoother movement and more realistic articulation, it's certain to be the most authentic NBA gaming experience yet.  

FIFA 16 - Up to $59.99 Amazon / Origin

fifa 16

FIFA 16 has developed many of its previous game modes, building new features into career mode and the likes, but the introduction of FIFA Ultimate Team Draft is the REAL exciting feature this year. Continue to Review

NHL 16 - $39.99 Amazon

nhl 16

EA's NHL 16 is an improvement in every way over NHL 15. But there was really only room to go upwards. Some people will love the gameplay, others won't. It's really something you have to play and tweak. It has a strong number of modes and ways to play, is fun when playing with others, and it looks great. Continue to Review

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Up to $59.99 Amazon / Steam

metal gear solid 5: the phantom pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a game that needs to be played not just by fans of the series, but fans of stealth games in general. It might have some rough edges, but those are just slight, easily overlooked blemishes on an otherwise pristine diamond. Continue to Review

Star Wars Battlefront - $59.99 Amazon / Origin

star wars battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront is a great multiplayer game -- both visually and mechanically. It offers a robust suite of multiplayer modes that are fun for the most part and will keep you busy for hours on end -- or at least until the first expansion arrives. Continue to Review

Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series - Up to $29.99 Amazon / Steam

telltale game of thrones

Based on HBO’s award-winning television drama, Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester, a noble house from the north of Westeros. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom. Continue to Review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - $37.89-59.99 Amazon / Steam

the witcher 3 wild hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a huge world filled with life, adventure, and ultimately combat. The world, characters and story comes to live in CD Projekt Red's conclusion to The Witcher Trilogy. A few minor bugs can't ruin what is otherwise a masterful game.  Continue to Review

Mortal Kombat X - Up to $59.99 Amazon / Steam

mortal kombat x

Fast, fluid, bloody, disgusting and yet so beautiful. It's an amazing successor to the 2011 title that one-ups it in nearly every way. Diverse characters, plenty of modes and a robust suite of multiplayer options make it a must for fans of Kombat. Continue to Review

Project CARS - $27-49.99 Amazon / Steam

project cars

Project CARS is a technically impressive, gorgeous, accessible yet challenging, and definitely worth of your gaming collection. It's a passion project with detail, freedom, and amazing dynamic weather that will alter the race track. Continue to Review

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