Gift Ideas for Gamers in 2011

Video Game Gift Ideas for 2011

The holiday season is upon us, but not everyone is easy to shop for. If you’re not a gamer, it can often be difficult to find the video game that’s perfect for that person in your life who does enjoy gaming. At, we wanted to help out. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of Video Game gift ideas that are ideal for the 2011 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 bestselling video games thus far for the 2011 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. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – The Call of Duty franchise is one of the bestselling video game series ever made. This game is played by millions of people around the world and is an extremely realistic first person shooter game that’s action packed. This game will definitely appeal to teenagers and to adults and is compatible with the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and a Personal Computer (PC).
  2. Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimElder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Elder Scrolls is an amazing franchise spanning more than a decade and consisting of multiple games. This latest installment, Skyrim, is an action role playing game where you set out for adventure, questing, fighting, and dragon slaying. It has realistic graphics and a fantasy setting that’s for teenagers and adults. It’s compatible with the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Personal Computers (PC).
  3. Battlefield 3Battlefield 3 – Battlefield 3 is very similar to the Call of Duty franchise listed above in #1. It is a realistic combat simulation first person shooter game that is designed for teenagers and adults. It’s major difference, however, is that this game features multiple vehicles such as fighter jets, helicopters, tanks, and boats. Battlefield 3 is compatible with the Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Personal Computers (PC).
  4. Assassin’s Creed RevelationsAssassin’s Creed Revelations – In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, you take on the role of an aging assassin during the middle ages 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 Revelations is compatible with the Sony Playstation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360.
  5. Just Dance 3Just Dance 3 – Just Dance 3 is a sequel to the highly popular Just Dance 2 title that was released in 2010. 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 3 is compatible with the Xbox 360 (with Kinect Sensor), Playstation 3 (with the Move Motion Controller), and the Nintendo Wii (with the WiiMote Plus Controller).
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – The Zelda franchise is one of the most beloved game franchises of all time. With Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, you once again control the hero Link on a role playing adventure throughout the massive world of Hyrule. You’ll encouter monsters, challenging puzzles, and an amazing story along the way. This game is designed for play by all ages and is compatible with the Nintendo Wii console.
  7. Batman Arkham CityBatman Arkham City – Batman Arkham City is the follow up to the very successful Batman Arkham Asylum game. Once again, you control the Dark Knight Batman as he seeks out and attempts to take down a large number of super villains that have taken over a part of Gotham. This game is designed for play by teens and adults and allows you to soar over the rooftops of the city using all the tools at Batman’s disposal. It is available for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.
  8. Microsoft Kinect Sports Season TwoMicrosoft Kinect Sports Season Two – If you picked up a Microsoft Kinect Sensor, then undoubtedly you had a ton of fun playing the first version of Kinect Sports. This follow-up includes 6 new sports you can play including golf, darts, baseball, skiing, tennis, and football. Microsoft Kinect Sports Season Two 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 12Madden NFL 12 – If you know a fan of sports and video games, then 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 12 is a football sport simulation and is perfect for all ages and especially those already familiar with the American game of Football. Madden NFL 12 is available on all the major consoles namely the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii.
  10. Skylander’s Spyro’s Adventure Starter PackSkylander’s Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack – Skylander’s Adventure 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 an included 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 Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack is available on all major gaming systems including the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Personal Computer (PC).

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 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

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December 11, 2011

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