We are one day away from the most special day of the year, and we’d like to celebrate it with gaming presents. Here are the hottest deals for this holiday season!
Christmas is a fantastic time to give and receive and this holiday season has been fantastic for gamers all around the world. Throughout this list you will find some of the most sought after video games right now (most of them with a pretty nice deal) so you can make sure you play your favorite ones, in case you missed anything. Happy holidays and happy gaming!
Call of Duty Black Ops III
One of the hottest game this holiday season and every year is whatever’s the last entry in the Call of Duty series. This particular game takes place in the not-so distant future, so gamers get to play with technology that doesn’t exist yet such as exo-suits that allow wall-walking and other fun gadgets. What’s more, the campaign can be played in multiplayer, with up to four friends simultaneously, and is incredibly fun. Call of Duty Black Ops III is available for PS4. PS3. Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
It had been forever since Fallout New Vegas, even more since we had had a numbered entry in the Fallout universe. After years of waiting, Fallout 4 is here, and it is definitely one of the biggest games this year, with a vast wide open map to explore as a character you can create and customize in any way you want. While the game didn’t quite live up to the hype it got, it is definitely one of the most sought out games by gamers and non-gamers alike just for the sheer amount of content and craziness you can do in the gameworld. This title is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Xbox Live Membership
While not exactly “a game”, if you’re an Xbox One or Xbox 360 owner, you need to get an Xbox Live subscription. First and foremost, it is essential if you like playing online games at all, but second and maybe just as important, this subscription offers a fantastic perk. As a part of the Xbox Live Games With Gold program, Microsoft offer 4 free games every month across their consoles, so gamers can download and enjoy for free. For example, next month, gamers will get Dirt Showdown, Deus Ex Human Revolution and Killer Instinct.
PlayStation Plus Membership
Similarly to its Microsoft counterpart, Sony also have a special subscription program for gamers. Whoever gets a PlayStation Plus subscription, will be able to play online on their PS4 (the PS Vita and PS3 get this perk for free), while also getting 6 free games every month across all 3 current PlayStation platforms. For example, this month players got to play the likes of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Freedom Wars or the first episode of the latest King’s Quest game for free. Another interesting perk is that whoever has an active subscription has access to some very interesting discounts on the PlayStation store.
Just Cause 3
Just Cause 3 is the perfect playground for those gamers who enjoy wacky physics and thrilling action with crazy stuff happening all around them. In this game, players will have to liberate islands from a power drunk dictator and help the rebels while traversing a huge, gigantic map by land, sea and air. Shoot everything that moves, and enjoy this fantastic sandbox on PC, Xbox One and PS4 – it’s already a few dollars off, even though it just released, and you can buy it for under $50 USD.
Star Wars Battlefront
If you, like us, can’t get enough of Star Wars even after watching Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, here’s the title for you. Star Wars Battlefront is a fantastic team first-person shooter that will let you relive some of the most iconic battles in the saga from the side of the Rebels or the side of the Empire. What’s more, this game rewards good teamplay and players who do well get to play as Luke Skywalker, Leia, Han Solo and even Darth Vader. Star Wars Battlefron is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Everyone loves Minecraft! This title is all about surviving and expressing yourself, building the shelter or house of your dreams and hiding from the dangerous creepers. It is a particularly good game for children, but people of all ages can enjoy it as long as they are creative enough. Minecraft is usually around $20 dollars on any platform, and you can get it for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, with an upcoming version for Wii U, so no matter what’s your platform of choice, you’re covered.
Super Mario Maker
Nintendo have handed gamers the keys to the kingdom! Super Mario Maker is a fantastic level builder for Super Mario Bros, where you can either build your own courses or play anyone else’s creations, supplying endless levels of Mario goodness. This exclusive Wii U title has assets from the original Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros so players get to experiment with different mechanics and aesthetics. It’s currently a few dollars off and you can get it for some $56 USD.
Destiny The Taken King
Destiny The Taken King Legendary Edition is the latest first-person shooter from Bungie, creators of the Halo series. In this title, gamers will get the full Destiny experience, and access the original game and storyline along with several hours of extra content and new missions taken straight from the DLCs and expansions. This edition with all the content released so far is on sale for almost half-price, and is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Furthermore, it’s almost half off, hovering at around $30 USD depending on your platform, so now’s your chance to jump in!
The best sports game this year is definitely NBA 2k16, a realistic basketball simulator with all NBA teams and players from the current season available for play. What’s more, it comes with a special career mode where you get to create your own character and follow him from his humble beginnings to the highest heights of basketball super stardom. NBA 2K16 is available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, and is currently 33% off, at just about $40 USD – get it now, you’ll be playing this all year long.