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32 Video Games To Give As Gifts This Holiday Season

Trust us, these are the games you'll want to give as gifts this year.

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1. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Xbox One, for the gamer who loves alternative history and first-person shooters.

The long awaited sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, New Colossus imagines the World if the Nazis had won WWII and occupied the United States.Get it on Amazon for $39.82.Also available on PS4 and PC.
Bethesda

The long awaited sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, New Colossus imagines the World if the Nazis had won WWII and occupied the United States.

Get it on Amazon for $39.82.

Also available on PS4 and PC.

2. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on the Nintendo 3DS, for the gamer who's still trying to catch 'em all.

It has the same setting and Pokémon as the original Sun and Moon, but it features an entirely new story and new areas to explore. It's like Pokemon Sun/Moon's newer, cooler friend.Get them on Amazon for $39.88 each or $112 for the special edition dual pack.
Game Freak

It has the same setting and Pokémon as the original Sun and Moon, but it features an entirely new story and new areas to explore. It's like Pokemon Sun/Moon's newer, cooler friend.

Get them on Amazon for $39.88 each or $112 for the special edition dual pack.

3. Metroid: Samus Returns on the Nintendo 3DS, for the gamer with a soft spot for the classics.

A reimagining of Metroid II. It's been a long time since a new Metroid game came out, and this one more than satisfies.Get it on Amazon for $39.49.
Nintendo

A reimagining of Metroid II. It's been a long time since a new Metroid game came out, and this one more than satisfies.

Get it on Amazon for $39.49.

4. Golf Story on Nintendo Switch, a game worth playing even if you hate golf.

What if... golf was fun? This is the perfect game for anyone who loved Mario Golf, or just anyone who's looking for a fantastic little golf adventure.Get it from the Nintendo eShop for $14.99.
Sidebar Games

What if... golf was fun? This is the perfect game for anyone who loved Mario Golf, or just anyone who's looking for a fantastic little golf adventure.

Get it from the Nintendo eShop for $14.99.

5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch, for the gamer with a sense of adventure.

It's Zelda. It's a sandbox game. It just might be the best one in the series. What else do you need to know?Get it on Amazon for $56.88.
Nintendo

It's Zelda. It's a sandbox game. It just might be the best one in the series. What else do you need to know?

Get it on Amazon for $56.88.

6. Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch, for the gamer who's looking for a G-rated shooter to play with friends.

Ever wanted to play an online game without violence? This game is for you. You're a kid, you're a squid, and you're trying to use your paint guns to cover as much ground as possible.Get it on Amazon for $56.99.
Nintendo

Ever wanted to play an online game without violence? This game is for you. You're a kid, you're a squid, and you're trying to use your paint guns to cover as much ground as possible.

Get it on Amazon for $56.99.

7. Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch, for the Mario-enthusiast who wants to visit new worlds.

I know I just said this about Zelda, but, come on, it's Mario. Nintendo's worked their tails off to give us a Mario game worthy of the mustache, and a hat worthy of oh-so-many homemade felt creations.Get it on Amazon for $58.88.
Nintendo

I know I just said this about Zelda, but, come on, it's Mario. Nintendo's worked their tails off to give us a Mario game worthy of the mustache, and a hat worthy of oh-so-many homemade felt creations.

Get it on Amazon for $58.88.

8. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on PS4, for the gamer who loves all things horror.

Probably (definitely) the scariest game you'll play all year. You'll be sleeping with the lights on.Get it on Amazon for $39.99.Also available on Xbox One and PC.
Capcom

Probably (definitely) the scariest game you'll play all year. You'll be sleeping with the lights on.

Get it on Amazon for $39.99.

Also available on Xbox One and PC.

9. Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War on Xbox One, for the gamer who's always wanted to roam Middle Earth and hunt for Uruk-hai.

This game will make you the most powerful person in Middle Earth. And with their patented (not actually sure if it's patented) nemesis system, no two play-throughs are alike.Get it on Amazon for $59.99.Also available on PS4 and PC (Steam).
Monolith / Warner Bros. Games

This game will make you the most powerful person in Middle Earth. And with their patented (not actually sure if it's patented) nemesis system, no two play-throughs are alike.

Get it on Amazon for $59.99.

Also available on PS4 and PC (Steam).

10. Madden NFL 18 on Xbox One, for the gamer who loves football.

HUCK IT, CHUCK IT, FOOOOOOOOOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!Get it on Amazon for $47.80.Also available on PS4.
EA

HUCK IT, CHUCK IT, FOOOOOOOOOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

Get it on Amazon for $47.80.

Also available on PS4.

11. NBA 2K18 on PS4, for the gamer who loves all things basketball.

Pretty much everything you could want in a basketball game. Go Knicks.Get it on Amazon for $40.98.Also available on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
2K

Pretty much everything you could want in a basketball game. Go Knicks.

Get it on Amazon for $40.98.

Also available on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

12. FIFA 18 on Xbox One, for the gamer who can't wait for the World Cup.

All the classic FIFA you know and love, this time with 100% more The-US-Not-Qualifying-For-The-World-Cup.Get it on Amazon for $48.97.Also available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
EA

All the classic FIFA you know and love, this time with 100% more The-US-Not-Qualifying-For-The-World-Cup.

Get it on Amazon for $48.97.

Also available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

13. South Park: The Fractured but Whole on Xbox One, for the gamer who loves all things South Park.

Imagine a really good open world, turn-based RPG set in the South Park universe. This is that.Get it on Amazon for $44.96 Also available on PS4 and PC.
Ubisoft

Imagine a really good open world, turn-based RPG set in the South Park universe. This is that.

Get it on Amazon for $44.96

Also available on PS4 and PC.

14. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider on PS4, for the gamer who loves taking on their enemies using stealth.

A standalone DLC sequel to last year's Dishonored 2. If stealth and magical powers are your thing, this is for you.Get it on Amazon for $19.99.Also available on Xbox One and PC.
Arkane Studios / Bethesda

A standalone DLC sequel to last year's Dishonored 2. If stealth and magical powers are your thing, this is for you.

Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

Also available on Xbox One and PC.

15. Destiny 2 on PS4, for the competitive gamer who loves some good old fashioned online multiplayer.

A fun way to pwn noobs with your friends all across the galaxy.Get it on Amazon for $29.99.Also available on Xbox One and PC.
Bungie / Activision

A fun way to pwn noobs with your friends all across the galaxy.

Get it on Amazon for $29.99.

Also available on Xbox One and PC.

16. Fallout 4 GOTY Edition on Xbox One, for the gamer who loves exploring post-apocalyptic nuclear wastelands.

All that post-apocalyptic Fallout goodness you know and love, this time set in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. It's an older game, but if you haven't played it, now's the time. This edition features all of the additional content.Get it on Amazon for $39.82.Also available on PS4 and PC.
Bethesda

All that post-apocalyptic Fallout goodness you know and love, this time set in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. It's an older game, but if you haven't played it, now's the time. This edition features all of the additional content.

Get it on Amazon for $39.82.

Also available on PS4 and PC.

17. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PS4, for the gamer who grew up with PS1.

The original three Crash Bandicoot games remastered for your gaming / violently-throwing-the-controller-at-the-wall-in-frustration pleasures.Get it on Amazon for $36.39.
Activision

The original three Crash Bandicoot games remastered for your gaming / violently-throwing-the-controller-at-the-wall-in-frustration pleasures.

Get it on Amazon for $36.39.

18. Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4, for the gamer who loves a good post-apocalyptic action RPG with a strong female protagonist.

Have you ever wanted to play a video game where humans hunt dinosaurs, but despaired at the fact that humans weren't around for the dinosaurs? Well, well, well. This game, set in the way-distant future, has all that dinosaur hunting you so crave. ROBO-DINOSAUR HUNTING, THAT IS.Get it on Amazon for $35.95.
Guerrilla

Have you ever wanted to play a video game where humans hunt dinosaurs, but despaired at the fact that humans weren't around for the dinosaurs? Well, well, well. This game, set in the way-distant future, has all that dinosaur hunting you so crave. ROBO-DINOSAUR HUNTING, THAT IS.

Get it on Amazon for $35.95.

19. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, for the gamer who still fears the blue shell.

An update to the Wii U's original release. Now you can play Mario Kart anywhere!Get it on Amazon for $54.99.Also available on Wii U.
Nintendo

An update to the Wii U's original release. Now you can play Mario Kart anywhere!

Get it on Amazon for $54.99.

Also available on Wii U.

20. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on the Nintendo Switch, for the gamer who likes things strategic and strange.

Probably the weirdest combo you'll see this year. It's the whole Mario squadron teaming up with some rabbits that like diarrhea jokes teaming up with a surprisingly deep strategy game, akin to X-COM. It's wild.Get it on Amazon for $62.90.
Nintendo / Ubisoft

Probably the weirdest combo you'll see this year. It's the whole Mario squadron teaming up with some rabbits that like diarrhea jokes teaming up with a surprisingly deep strategy game, akin to X-COM. It's wild.

Get it on Amazon for $62.90.

21. SteamWorld Dig 2 for the Nintendo Switch, for the progression game enthusiast.

All the fun of a scavenger hunt in video game form.Get it on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99.Also available on PC (Steam), Mac (Steam), PS4 (Playstation Store), and PS Vita (Playstation Store).
Image & Form

All the fun of a scavenger hunt in video game form.

Get it on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99.

Also available on PC (Steam), Mac (Steam), PS4 (Playstation Store), and PS Vita (Playstation Store).

22. Injustice 2 on Xbox One, for the gamer who wants to take the battle between Batman and Superman into their own hands.

It's basically Mortal Kombat meets the DC universe. In fact, Sub-Zero and Raiden are playable characters. Get it on Amazon for $39.70.Also available on PS4.
Warner Bros.

It's basically Mortal Kombat meets the DC universe. In fact, Sub-Zero and Raiden are playable characters.

Get it on Amazon for $39.70.

Also available on PS4.

23. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Xbox One, a game for people who want to see some superheroes beat up some superheroes.

A fighting game that pits Marvel's greatest heroes and villains against Capcom's greatest heroes and villains. Get it on Amazon for $59.99.Also available on PS4, PS Vita, PS3, and XBox 360.
Capcom

A fighting game that pits Marvel's greatest heroes and villains against Capcom's greatest heroes and villains.

Get it on Amazon for $59.99.

Also available on PS4, PS Vita, PS3, and XBox 360.

24. Persona 5 on PS4, a game for people who love Japanese RPGs and who are looking for something completely different.

The award-winning fifth installment in the Persona series. Get it on Amazon for $46.88.Also available on PS3.
Atlus

The award-winning fifth installment in the Persona series.

Get it on Amazon for $46.88.

Also available on PS3.

25. What Remains of Edith Finch on Xbox One, for the gamer with an interest in interactive storytelling.

A heartbreaking exploration of grief, loss, and family in what has become one of the most talked-about games of 2017.Get it on Amazon for $19.99.Also available on the PS4 and PC.
Giant Sparrow

A heartbreaking exploration of grief, loss, and family in what has become one of the most talked-about games of 2017.

Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

Also available on the PS4 and PC.

26. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on the Nintendo 3DS, a game for people who keep it old school.

Shovel Knight is everything you'll ever need if you grew up on Mega Man and Metroid games. It's fantastic!Get it on Amazon for $24.99.Also available on Nintendo Switch, PS Vita (Playstation Store), PS3 (Playstation Store), PS4 (Playstation Store), and PC (Steam).
Yacht Club Games

Shovel Knight is everything you'll ever need if you grew up on Mega Man and Metroid games. It's fantastic!

Get it on Amazon for $24.99.

Also available on Nintendo Switch, PS Vita (Playstation Store), PS3 (Playstation Store), PS4 (Playstation Store), and PC (Steam).

27. Cuphead on PC, a game for people who love to challenge themselves.

A particularly challenging run 'n' gun game with beautiful art and so, so many frustrating deaths.Get it on Steam for $19.99.Also available on Xbox One (Microsoft Store).
StudioMDHR

A particularly challenging run 'n' gun game with beautiful art and so, so many frustrating deaths.

Get it on Steam for $19.99.

Also available on Xbox One (Microsoft Store).

28. NieR: Automata on PS4, for the gamer who's as concerned with great storytelling as they are with great gameplay.

Save the world from destruction at the hands of extraterrestrial robots.Get it on Amazon for $47.95.Also available on PC.
Square Enix

Save the world from destruction at the hands of extraterrestrial robots.

Get it on Amazon for $47.95.

Also available on PC.

29. Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition on Nintendo Switch, for the gamer who still loves the classic aesthetic.

A critically acclaimed indie game inspired heavily by the Metroid series. You know a game is good when it has great reviews; you know a game is great when it's rereleased on every platform.Get it on Amazon for $39.99.Also available on PS4, Wii U, PSVita, and Xbox One (Microsoft Store).
Thomas Happ Games

A critically acclaimed indie game inspired heavily by the Metroid series. You know a game is good when it has great reviews; you know a game is great when it's rereleased on every platform.

Get it on Amazon for $39.99.

Also available on PS4, Wii U, PSVita, and Xbox One (Microsoft Store).

30. Sonic Mania on Nintendo Switch, a game for anyone who loves or has loved that darn hedgehog.

A brand spankin' new Sonic game in the style of the ones you loved so dearly so many years ago.Get it from Amazon for $19.99.Also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Sega

A brand spankin' new Sonic game in the style of the ones you loved so dearly so many years ago.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

31. Assassin's Creed Origins on Xbox One, for the gamer who loves their history.

Another entry in the massively popular Assassin's Creed series, this time set in a super-detailed Ancient Egypt. If you've taken a few years off from the series, now might just be the time to jump back in.Get it on Amazon for $49.94.Also available on PS4 and PC.
Ubisoft

Another entry in the massively popular Assassin's Creed series, this time set in a super-detailed Ancient Egypt. If you've taken a few years off from the series, now might just be the time to jump back in.

Get it on Amazon for $49.94.

Also available on PS4 and PC.

32. And Stardew Valley, Skyrim, and Rocket League all rereleased on the Nintendo Switch, for people who missed out on these fine games the first time around.

Chucklefish, Skyrim, Psyonix

All three are fantastic games that have been released on other systems way before the Switch. The Switch's portability adds an entirely new dimension, and if you haven't played them yet do it. NOW! I SAID NOW!!!

Get them from Amazon: Stardew for $14.99, Skyrim for $57, and Rocket League for $19.99

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