The 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 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.
- Grand Theft Auto V – The Grand Theft Auto series of games has been one of the highest rated franchises of all time. Any gamer who has been around for any amount of time at all knows this game is THE game upon which all other games are measured. Grand Theft Auto V will definitely appeal to teenagers and to adults but is rated M for Mature. It is compatible with the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. There is also a great deal for a Grand Theft Auto V Playstation Bundle for anyone currently without a console looking to play this game…
- Call of Duty: Ghosts – The Call of Duty franchise of games are one of 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: Ghosts has realistic graphics and a realistic setting that’s for teenagers and adults. It’s compatible with the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Personal Computers (PC).
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – In Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, you take on the role of a pirate named Edward Kenway 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 IV Black Flag is compatible with the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One and the Xbox 360.
- Just Dance 2014 – Just Dance 2014 is a sequel to the highly popular Just Dance 4 title that was released in 2012. 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 2014 is compatible with the Xbox 360 (with Kinect Sensor), Playstation 3 (with the Move Motion Controller), Nintendo Wii, Xbox One and the Playstation 4 (with the Playstation 4 Camera).
- Batman: Arkham Origins – Batman: Arkham Origins is the newest game in the highly successful Batman: Arkham series of games. In this version, you play Batman as a new hero on the scene where the villain Black Mask sets a group of assasins to kill you. You’ll have to take out a wide variety of enemies in order to stay alive. This game is designed for play by teenagers and Adults and is compatible with the Xbox 360 console and the Playstation 3 console.
- Battlefield 4 – Battlefield 4 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. Battlefield 4 is compatible with the Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Personal Computers (PC).
- Killzone: Shadow Fall – Killzone: Shadow Fall is the follow up to the very successful Killzone series of games. Once again, you have a must do battle to defend your faction with incredible weaponry on a futuristic battlefield. 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 exclusively for the brand new Sony Playstation 4 console.
- Forza Motorsport 5 – If you, or someone you know, is a big fan of racing games, there are none better than Forza Motorsport 5. This game takes realism in gaming to a whole new level combining fast cars with incredible graphics that will have you on the edge of your seat. Forza Motorsport 5 is designed for play by all ages and is a ton of fun for all family members. It is only compatible with the brand new Xbox One console.
- Madden NFL 25 – 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 25 is a football sport simulation and is perfect for all ages and especially those already familiar with the American game of Football. Madden NFL 25 is available on all the major consoles namely the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.
- Skylander’s SWAP Force Starter Pack – Skylander’s SWAP Force Starter 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 SWAP Force Starter Pack is available on all major gaming systems including the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
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…
Video Game Console Bundles
If you’re looking to add an Xbox 360 or PS3 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 and Playstation 3 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.
New Console Accessories
If you already have an Xbox One or Playstation 4, you might want to consider enhancing your experience with cutting edge 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.
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 2014 Holiday Gift Guide which is coming soon…