The holiday gaming season is in full swing, which means that we are absolutely drowning in big name game releases and our wallets are crying out in anguish. Unless your gaming budget is limitless, this is the time of year when you have to make some serious decisions about which games to spend your hard-earned money on and which ones you’re okay with letting slip by. Fortunately, the holidays are fast approaching, which means that discernible gamers can rely on the generoisity of friends and family to help get the games they may no be able to afford on their own!
Whether you’re wondering which games to ask for or are shopping for an avid gamer on your list, our ultimate guide will help you find the perfect gaming gift. And really, that’s what the holidays are all about, right?
For The Shooter Fan
Titanfall 2 is arguably the best overall shooter of 2016, which is not something we would have imagined saying at the beginning of the year. Developer Respawn Entertainment had delivered a near-perfect sequel, as Titanfall 2 not only builds on the original 2014 release’s fast and fluid multiplayer suite, but also introduces a surprisingly engaging single player campaign that features some of the best level design this side of Half-Life 2. It’s an absolute shame that EA decided to release this game right in-between Battlefield 1—a game they also published—and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, as it’s unlikely that Titanfall 2 will be able to compete with either game. Regardless, this is a shooter that is absolutely worth your time and deserves to be one of the hottest games of the holidays, even if it probably won’t be.