2012 Gift Guide for Gamers

2012 Gift Guide for Gamers

The 2012 holiday season is upon us and finding the right games and consoles for that gamer in your life is getting harder than ever. If you’re not a gamer, it can often be difficult to determine which game to purchase when you don’t play them yourself. At DealShout.com, we wanted to help out. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of Video Game gift ideas that are the best of the best for the 2012 holiday season. Our list will cover all the essentials from top video games all the way to video game consoles and accessories. The following is a list of some great ideas for the video game enthusiast in your life:

Top 10 Video Games

The following is the top 10 best-selling video games for the 2012 holiday season. Each of these games is available on multiple platforms and is extremely popular among gamers. In addition, we’ve added a brief description of each game and a simple list of the type of gamer who would be most interested in owning it. For a look at some additional titles besides those listed below, check out our video game product archive.

  1. Halo 4Halo 4 – The Halo series is one of the best selling video game series ever made. This game is played by millions of people around the world and is a space based combat first person shooter game that’s action packed with great online multiplayer. This game will definitely appeal to teenagers and to adults and is compatible with the Xbox 360 only. There is also a great Halo 4 custom Xbox console for true die hard fans of the game…
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – The Call of Duty franchise of games are THE best selling games of all time. If you know anyone who is a fan of gaming, it is guaranteed that they have played Call of Duty at some point in their gaming career. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has realistic graphics and a realistic setting that’s for teenagers and adults. It’s compatible with the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo WiiU and Personal Computers (PC).
  3. Assassin’s Creed 3Assassin’s Creed 3 – In Assassin’s Creed 3, you take on the role of a native american assassin named connor during the American Revolutionary War who must seek out and reveal the secrets of an underground faction known as the Templars. This game is designed for teenagers and adults and features an amazing virtual world where you can go anywhere you want to. Assassin’s Creed 3 is compatible with the Sony Playstation 3, Personal Computers, and the Microsoft Xbox 360.
  4. Just Dance 4Just Dance 4 – Just Dance 4 is a sequel to the highly popular Just Dance 3 title that was released in 2011. In this version, you get a whole new set of music tracks and you must mimic the moves you see on screen as closely as possible to score points. It is designed for use by all ages but it requires a motion sensing accessory for your chosen platform. Just Dance 4 is compatible with the Xbox 360 (with Kinect Sensor), Playstation 3 (with the Move Motion Controller), Nintendo WiiU, and the Nintendo Wii (with the WiiMote Plus Controller).
  5. DishonoredDishonored – Dishonored is an entirely new franchise from the ace game developers at Bethesda Studios. In this game, you play a deadly assassin with supernatural powers who is out on a mission of revenge. You’ll have to take out a wide variety of enemies in order to accomplish that goal. This game is designed for play by teenagers and Adults and is compatible with the Xbox 360 console, the Playstation 3 console, and personal computers.
  6. Medal of Honor: WarfighterMedal of Honor: Warfighter – Medal of Honor: Warfighter is very similar to the Call of Duty franchise listed above in #2. It is a realistic combat simulation first person shooter game that is designed for teenagers and adults. Its major difference, however, is that this game features a much more realistic locale taken straight from real world situations. Medal of Honor: Warfighter is compatible with the Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Personal Computers (PC).
  7. Borderlands 2Borderlands 2 – Borderlands 2 is the follow up to the very successful Borderlands game. Once again, you have a virtually endless supply of weapons and combinations of weapons that help to keep Borderlands 2 exciting and interesting from start to finish. This game is designed for play by teens and adults and allows you to battle it out online with friends and family. It is available for the Playstation 3, Personal Computers, and Xbox 360 consoles.
  8. Dance Central 3Dance Central 3 – If you picked up a Microsoft Kinect Sensor, than undoubtedly you’ll have a ton of fun playing Dance Central 3. This follow-up to the previous two Dance Central titles packs even more top notch hits and dance moves into an already packed game. Dance Central 3 is designed for play by all ages and is a ton of fun for all family members. It is compatible with the Xbox 360 console with a Kinect Sensor accessory.
  9. Madden NFL 13Madden NFL 13 – If you know a fan of sports and video games, than the Madden NFL series of games is the holy grail of console titles. This game resets the standard every year for just how great a football game can be on a video game system. Madden NFL 13 is a football sport simulation and is perfect for all ages and especially those already familiar with the American game of Football. Madden NFL 13 is available on all the major consoles namely the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii.
  10. Skylander’s Giants Portal Owner’s PackSkylander’s Giants Portal Owner’s Pack – Skylander’s Giants Portal Owner’s Pack is the most unique offering in our top 10 list of games. This title is suitable for all ages and allows you to play games on your home console by placing small figurines on the interface pad. Once the figurine is connected, it becomes rendered within the game and you can control it and take it on adventures. There are multiple figurines to collect, so this game has a ton of replay value. Skylander’s Giants Portal Owner’s Pack is available on all major gaming systems including the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo 3DS. If you don’t yet have a Skylander’s Gaming Portal (required for using this game), consider choosing the Skylander’s Giants Starter Pack instead.

Additional Don’t Miss Gaming Titles…

The above list represents the top 10 gaming titles, but don’t miss out on some of these other great options…

Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Bundles

If you’re looking to add an Xbox to your home theater this year or you know someone it would make a perfect gift for, this is the best year to get one. All Xbox 360 console bundles are at extremely low prices for the holidays and they all come equipped with games and accessories to make your purchase that much more of a bargain. The following is a list of some of the Xbox 360 console bundles currently available. Just click on the one that most interests you for a listing of cheapest retail options.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories

If you already have an Xbox 360, you might want to consider enhancing your experience with cutting edge Xbox 360 console accessories. These accessories help you to get the most out of your gaming experience without having to shell out a fortune on a brand new system.

Sony Playstation 3 Console and Accessories

If someone you know is a fan of the Playstation 3 console, there are a lot of great options for them as well. Here are some console bundles as well as some of the industry leading Sony accessories that you should consider for making the Playstation 3 gaming experience just that much more incredible.



We hope this guide has helped you make a decision when it comes to gift shopping for that gamer in your life. For more ideas on non-gaming related gifts, don’t miss our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide which is coming soon…

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October 25, 2012

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