Christmas Gift Guide 2014 – Best Gifts for Gamers

It’s Advent so the countdown to Mince Pies, Santa and Nativity has begun! Don’t be caught out hurriedly buying last minute prezzies on Christmas Eve, check out our Christmas Gift Guides here.

Whether it’s an obsessed youngster, fanatical teen or mature gamer, there’s no denying how addictive video games can be.  But if you’re clueless then this takes all the worry out of buying a gift for the gamer close to you. Find out which games are best for who and don’t worry about getting lost on game websites, we’ve got links to buy it built in for you. Our Best Video Games Christmas Gift Guide has it all covered.

Grand Theft Auto V – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

For the more mature gamer, Grand Theft Auto V offers almost everything you could wish for in a game. A vast world to explore, a near infinite amount of vehicles to commandeer and a gritty yet humorous story to delve yourself into. This game contains strong language, violence and scenes of a sexual nature, so is certainly not one for youngsters to open this Christmas. Buy it here on PS4 for £39.85 (other versions available)

Assassin’s Creed Unity – PS4, Xbox One and PC

Assassin’s Creed takes you into Paris in the French Revolution for a thrilling tale of intrigue.

Join in the French Revolution with the latest addition to the popular historical action series. On next-gen consoles only (PS4 and Xbox One), Assassin’s Creed Unity is one of the most beautiful re-creations of an iconic city you’ll see in any video game. With new features and cooperative mode, this is perfect for any fan of the series or a gamer with a passion for history. For more, you can read our review.

Buy it here on XBOX One for £42.99 (PS4 version available)

Assassin’s Creed Rogue – PS3 and Xbox 360

Fear not if the person you are buying for still hasn’t got a next generation console yet, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is the answer to your problems. With naval battles, pirates and double crossing, Rogue is in no way rolling over to be the whipping boy to its sequel. Any fan of the series will be desperate to play this addition to the saga, the first in which you can play as the Templars, previously only enemies in other Assassin’s Creed games.

Buy it here on XBOX 360 for £42.99 (PS3 version available)

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Xbox One Exclusive

Halo is a must own game for anybody with an Xbox and The Master Chief collection is the perfect gift for both hardcore fans of the series and those that are yet to dip their toe into the murky waters of this sci-fi first person shooter. The Master Chief collection contains all four previous Halo games, all of which have been polished and reworked for the new Xbox One Console. You can certainly do a lot worse than buying four games for the price of one. It’s an absolute bargain.

Buy it here on XBOX One for just £36.85

Far Cry 4 – PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

Far Cry 4 has an incredibly detailed map and graphics.

Far Cry 4 is an great gift for the perfectionist (an adolescent perfectionist at that). Set in a fictional Himalayan nation, Far Cry 4 gives you a near infinite amount of chests to collect, fortresses to storm or animals to hunt (or be hunted by), all knitted together by a compelling and brilliantly realised story. Far Cry 4 is a great gift for those who adored the previous games in the series or love an in-depth world to explore.

Buy it here on PS4 for only £42.00 (other versions available)

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii-U

Perfect for any aspiring super heroes or Lego master builders, the Lego games have always been an fun and entertaining dive into various universes. Lego Batman 3, as the name suggests, has you join the caped crusader himself as he plans to stop evil scientist Braniac from shrinking down planet earth. As well as Batman and Robin, you can play as nearly every character from the DC comics including the likes of  Lex Luthor, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Joker. Perfect for fans of the DC Universe, fans of the brick based toys or just for those looking for an action packed, fun filled adventure game.

Buy it here on XBOX One for the bargain price of £29.86 (other versions available)

Super Smash Bros – 3DS and Wii-U

Super Smash Bros is the reason why Nintendo still remain the darlings of gaming. With hordes of loveable characters and imaginative settings, Super Smash Bros is one of the best arena fighters you can buy, and it’s perfect for the little ones. Boasting up to 8 players, Christmas morning will be one to remember when your family go head-to-head against one another controlling the likes of Mario, Pikachu and Star Fox.

Buy here for only £31.85 on 3DS (Wii U Version also available)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare -PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

Call of Duty is the safest bet when it comes to buying for an adolescent gamer this year, it’s the biggest game franchise in the world and releases new games on a yearly basis. This year’s entry to the canon is already being tipped as ‘one of the best’ with tonnes of new features and exciting multi-player maps. Call of Duty is a must have for any fan of shooters and of course Kevin Spacey, who makes his video game debut.

Buy it here on XBOX 360 for just £42.96 (other versions available)

FIFA 15 – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The most recent in the iconic football series is required playing who those who dream of playing alongside the best. With a full roster of licensed teams, players and, for the first time, every Premier League ground, this year’s iteration is the best and most concise to date. FIFA 15 brags some of the most photo realistic graphics and entertaining features which will keep you occcupied for months on end.
Buy it here on PS4 for the bargain price of £36.85 (other versions available)

Disney Infinity – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The starter kit includes three Infinity figures with it.

A great way to keep the little ones or the self proclaimed “big kids” quiet this year is by wowing them with ‘magic’. Disney Infinity is essentially an interactive toy box. With dozens of Disney figures (including Marvel superheroes) available for purchase, you can ‘magically’ import them into the game via a pad provided with the game. It means you can create a world where Sulley and Captain Jack have to fight Loki, or perhaps the Hulk is forced to help out Woody. Whatever it is, Disney Infinity is hours of entertainment and with more and more characters being added, there is great reason to keep playing well into the new year.

Buy it here on Wii for just £21.99 (other versions available)

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Dom D'Angelillo

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Dom is an English Language graduate. He loves superheroes, gaming, and that expensive kid's toy called Lego!