With Christmas just around the corner, everyone in bulging into the shops, in search for that special something, just perfect for our loved ones. We all know how hard it is to choose the perfect gift for someone and sometimes, our imagination just won’t do. So, if by chance your SO is mad about games then the perfect gift for him or for her would be a mouth-watering games. Here are the top 5 gaming goodies you should buy for X-Mas.
Thus, before going on a shopping rampage take a quick look at our list to see if anything catches your eye because Khajiit has wares if you have the gold.
So, without further delays, here are my top 5 gaming goodies you should buy for X-MAS if your SO is a gamer geek and likes nothing more than to cuddle with you until the blankie and smash the living daylight out of that controller.
- Fallout 4
Of course, we couldn’t have begun our list any other way than to point out a game which is sure to become a classic in no time. Following in the steps of greatly revered games such as Skyrim and Fallout 3, the new installment in the Fallout franchise is sure to take your breath away, even if you don’t particularly fancy RPG-like PC games.
The astonishing post-apocalyptic retro scenery is rendered using the Creative Engine, the same old engine used to conjure up the world of Skyrim. With added goodies and enhanced graphics, the game is sure to chase away those dull moments on Christmas Eve with some intense hand-to-hand bone-cracking combat.
Take a little ride through the fields contaminated with deadly radiation, hacking and slashing all the way through numerous deadly and quite ugly mutant villains. Pet Dogmeat, piece together your arsenal and unleash Hell upon the eery wasteland, using an arsenal of high-tech gadgets, which look that they were made by an engineer who had too much spare time and too many rolls of duck tape.
The plot is set to to start 10 years after the events described in Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. As you awaken from your crio-slumber, the last thing you remember is Nora getting ready to head on over to Veteran’s Hall.
The rest is all hazy and for the rest of the game, you will struggle to piece back your shattered identity. The game’s plot is more of the line of finding that someone special, only, this time, the character is not looking for his dear father, but for his son, by the name of Shaun.
We will not dawdle on any more details because nobody likes spoilers. But for those of you who are interested of knowing more about the game, then check out the video below to see the game in action.
And if you’re seriously thinking about taking to your neighborly computer game store in order to buy again, then you should seriously reconsider because Steam is going to make you deal which will be hard to refuse. The whole game is now available for download on Steam and the price is great. Head on over to their site and get your copy of the game for only €59.99. And that’s not only. If you plan on spoiling your SO this X-mas, you can even buy the extra content for this game for the modest fee of €29.9.
2.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Now, if Fallout 4 is not your cup of irradiated tea and you want something more on the line of a medieval-fantasy type of games, then Witcher 3 is just then the thing you need in order to have your own gory Christmas.
CD Projekt RED thought that 2 in an unlucky number and so decided to add yet another sequel to the Witcher franchise. Following closely in the footsteps of Geralt of Rivia, the part human, part mutant character, players will face new foes and wield new weapons and spells in Witcher 3.
All three games are based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, transforming the game into something much more special than your run-of-the-mill monster hacking saga.
As expected from Projekt Red, the sequel has a couple of modification, more on the line of graphics and gameplay. The skill tree was significantly improved, as to let players decided more easily how they wish to spend their skill points.
Moreover, new and deadlier weapons are now available in the game, the coolest one being the mighty crossbow. Smack the living daylight out of your foes from a distance, then grind them into dust using those flashy swords.
In term of game mechanics, the developers managed to toss in some awesome features like swimming, real-time beard growing, horse-back combat and many more.
Take a quick peek at the Witcher’s gameplay video to see if Geralt’s gory adventures suits your idea of a romantic Christmas.
As expected since the Yule season is coming, Steam has a special offer for this game. Head on over to Steam and purchase your copy of the game for only €59.99.
Also, the site features another great offer: you are able to buy the original game plus the Expansion Pass for €84,98. If that’s too spicy for you, then you can buy each expansion individually.
3.Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Next on the list, we have something truly special. World War II inspired games meets steampunk and a high dose of fantasy in this cringing, blood-letting and heart-pounding first-person shooter. If you are into history and gaming, then this game offers a perfect blend of the two elements.
Set in a dismal and dystopic setting, the game follows the adventures of B.J. Blazkowicz, an American spy working for the OSS and his trusty side-kick, Richard Wesley, also known as Agent One. The game tells the story of an alternative 1946, in which the German army managed to turn the tide of war, by using obscure ancient artifacts which are imbued with magical powers.
Battle your way through endless hoards of merciless enemies, ranging from the meek foot soldiers to zombies and mechanical soldiers all set on ripping you into pieces.
Wield an arsenal of devastating weapons, including the classical MP40 and the Kary 98 standard infantry rifle. Also, the developers included some special weapons based on the Netherworld’s mechanics.
Bring your enemies on their knees with cool new melee moves, plant explosives, plan ambushes and wield dual weapons in the last installment of the Wolfenstein franchise.
Here’s a little something to get you going:
And if it’s Christmas, let it be X-Mas al the way. Steam offers quite a good bargain for Old Blood. So if you’re into Nazi zombies and magic wielding nazi priests, then head on over to Steam and get your copy for only €19.99.
- Star Wars: Battlefront
Jingle star say goodbye to the Death Star. And why you are at it to the Rebel Alliance, or to the Empire. Or you can do anything you like in this sequel of the critically-acclaimed multiplayer blaster toting game, inspired from the Star Wars Universe. And what could be more enticing than going to the see the Force Awakens and then coming back home to kick some rebel cans.
Blast your way to waves upon waves of rebel scums or Imperial Bucketheads, race your speed bikes across the sandy plains of Tatooine or simply crush all resistance using the Imperial walker. Star Wars: Battlefront, also known as Battlefront 3 is the crowning achievement of DICE’s revolutionary approach on multiplayer games.
Unfortunately, there won’t be any epic space battle like we would expect, but the game does bring a very large pallet of characters such as Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, princess Leia, Han Solo and even Emperor Palpatine.
More than 40 players can engage in an online battle, on 15 different maps, including Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor.
For more details concerning gameplay or mechanics, do yourself a favor and take a peek at the gameplay teaser trailer.
As expected, there are a lot of special offers out there for the new Star Wars inspired games. Probably the coolest bargain you can strike for the game is by perusing through the various online stores. Allkeyshop has a very reasonable offer. You can buy your Star Wars: Battlefront CD key for only €42.49. Also, the site supplies us with a comparative view all sites which can offer the CD-key.
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Last but not least on the list we have a special surprise for all the boys and girls out there who are prone to a world of might, wonder and magic. The last game on our top 5 gaming goodies you should buy for X-Mas list is none other than Shadow of Mordor, a 3rd person action-adventure game, featuring tons of RPG elements.
Take reins over Talion’s spirit, a black ranger killed by the hand of Sauron himself, and slash your way through orcs and other fiends lurking in the darkness of Mordor. The game is all about making choices: prove yourself to be a true ranger, sneak up on your foes and end their lives quickly, or be a blood-thirsty warlord who engages his enemies in intense hand-to-hand combat.
The player has a numerous arsenal at his disposal and it’s up to him to find out what are the best tools for the job. Hack your enemies using legendary swords, pluck them from a distance using various long-ranged weapons or take them down quietly with all sort of daggers.
The game itself features an open world system, meaning that you can complete your tasks in what order you prefer. Moreover, thanks to the awesome graphical engine, the game designers were able to breath new life into Tolkien’s world.
Should you be interested in what the ghost ranger is capable of, then this video is bound to answer some of your questions regarding the game.
Now, let’s talk cash and bargains. If Shadow of Mordor is that special gift you were searching for then you’re in luck. Head on over to Steam, because the Gable is not going to disappoint you this time. Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition which includes all DLCs (The Bright Lord and The Test of Power) can now be under your Christmas tree for only €45.99.
Well, that about wraps it up with our top 5 gaming goodies you should buy for X-Mas. These are perhaps the most coolest games out there you can get and they are sure to screw a smile on your SO’s face regarding if he or she is into fantasy, hack-and-slack or sci-fi. Happy hunting, folks and do enjoy your Christmas!