2016 Gift Guide for Gamers

2016 Gift Guide for Gamers

The 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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. Fallout 4Fallout 4 – The Fallout series of games is 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 RPG style games are measured. Fallout 4 will definitely appeal to teenagers and to adults but is rated M for Mature. It is compatible with the Xbox One and the Playstation 4.
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIICall of Duty: Black Ops III – 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: Black Ops III 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).
  3. Assassin’s Creed SyndicateAssassin’s Creed Syndicate – In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, you take on the role of an assassin named Jacob Frye 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 Syndicate is compatible with the strong>Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.
  4. Just Dance 2016Just Dance 2016 – Just Dance 2016 is a sequel to the highly popular Just Dance 2015 title that was released in 2014. 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 2016 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).
  5. Batman: Arkham KnightBatman: Arkham Knight – Batman: Arkham Knight 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 Scarecrow descends on Gotham to wreak havoc with the citizens. 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.
  6. Star Wars BattlefrontStar Wars Battlefront – Star Wars Battlefront is very similar to the Call of Duty franchise listed above in #2 except it takes place in the Star Wars universe. 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 alien locales taken straight from the Star Wars movies. Star Wars Battlefront is compatible with the Sony Playstation 4, the Xbox One, and Personal Computers (PC).
  7. Super Mario MakerSuper Mario Maker – Super Mario Maker is an amazingly unique title from Nintendo. With it, you can create your own Mario levels placing bad guys, pipes, and bricks anywhere you choose. You can also download shared levels online and share your own with others. This game is designed for play by all ages and allows you to play Super Mario like you’ve never done before. It is available exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U console.
  8. LEGO Dimensions Starter PackLEGO Dimensions Starter Pack – LEGO Dimensions 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 LEGO 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. LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack is available on all major gaming systems including the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
  9. Madden NFL 16Madden NFL 16 – 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 16 is a football sport simulation and is perfect for all ages and especially those already familiar with the American game of Football. Madden NFL 16 is available on all the major consoles namely the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.
  10. LEGO: Jurassic WorldLEGO: Jurassic World – If you, or someone you know, is a big fan of LEGO games and the Jurassic Park series, there is no better game to grab than LEGO: Jurassic World. This game takes place across the storyline of all 4 movies to date allowing you to revisit iconic scenes as you run from T-Rex and Indominous Rex in equal fashion. LEGO: Jurassic World is designed for play by all ages and is a ton of fun for all family members. It is compatible with all the major consoles namely the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

Additional Can’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…



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 2016 Holiday Gift Guide which is coming soon…

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November 24, 2015

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