Gaming is bigger than ever this year and has become one of the biggest forms of entertainment, raking in a heck of a lot of money for game publishers and developers. Therefore, this Christmas is likely going to be the biggest for games with some huge titles coming out and some huge brands being announced. Therefore, we thought we’d give you a list of 15 of the best games you should definitely be considering buying your brother or boyfriend or son or whomever. These are in no particular order.
1. Star Wars Battlefront
One of the most talked about games out right now the brand new Star Wars: Battlefront game that looks to bring the old beloved series back to the life in the new generation. With stunning graphics and sound and the chance to play in some oft he most famous battles in Star Wars cinema history, everyone is excited for this game.
2. Fallout 4
The most hyped game in 2015 is without a doubt, Fallout 4. And the game has truly lived up the hype. With an incredibly in-depth land to explore with so many different stories to get involved in and some incredible crafting and plot-building mechanics too, this game would be a great purchase for any game lover.
3. The Witcher 3
Another Game of The year contender is the Witcher 3. Famous for pushing even the most powerful of PCs, we’d recommend getting the game on Xbox or PS4, but we’d definitely recommend getting it. It’s Fallout 4 but in a fantasy world with possibly even more depth and stories to explore.
4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Arguably the better football game this year, Pro Evo 2016 is certainly on the lips of many football fans who have finally seen a Pro Evo game come out that arguably beats FIFa 16’s gameplay. Admittedly there are no kits and names and the Menus aren’t quite as pretty, but for the football die-hards, there’s noo better gameplay this year.
5. Call of Duty Black Ops 3
The biggest FPS series in the world comes back this year with a bang. There are new modes, the best zombies storyline yet and arguably one of the best COD Multiplayer we’ve ever seen.
6. Forza Motorsport 6
If you’re looking for the most realistic car simulation, hundreds of cars, real life tracks and one of the best-looking games of the year then there are no better than Forza 6. This is an absolute must for any car fans and even all game fans really!
7. FIFA 16
If your gamer doesn’t like the idea of PES then FIFA 16 is a safe bet. It features all the real team names and kits, it has Ultimate Team mode which they’ll have heard of and it features some of the most solid football gameplay we’ve seen in a FIFA for years.
8. Rock Band 4
We all used to love Rock band and after a little break from the series, it’s back and it’s better than ever. Now compatible with all the current-generation hardware and featuring a solid track list, this would not only be great for a single game lover but maybe even multiple of you bought the whole set.
9. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
It seems like Assassin’s Creed are pushing games out every month, but it’s only annually, we assure you. However, Syndicate is actually one of the better ones and is set in London and so will feel quite a bit different to any other Assassin’s Creed that has come before it.
10. Rise Of The Tomb Raider
With the original Tomb Raider game getting a hugely positive set of scores from critics, Rise of the Tomb Raider looks to follow on and show Lara after she continues her tomb-raiding career. With stunning visuals, solid gameplay and some new mechanics to play with, this is better than its prequel, and is therefore, one of the best action games this year.
11. Just Cause 3
If you want ultimate destruction, ultimate chaos and a heck of a lot of fun then we’d highly recommend Just Cause 3. It’s not quite out yet, but will be before Christmas and is shaping up to be one of the craziest open-world games this year. With planes, parachutes, a heap of weapons and more, it is going to be a solid game for just having a lot of fun.
12. Halo 5: Guardians
Halo is a franchise that everybody has heard of. It’s a game series that has pushed the benchmark for sci-fi first person shooters with an enveloping story and great guns and gameplay. This year’s game adds whole new jumping mechanics, a great story and the best Halo multiplayer yet.
13. Need For Speed
If Forza 6, earlier mentioned, isn’t your sort of thing and you want something a bit more fast-paced then we’d definitely recommend the brand new Need For Speed game. Arguably a better-looking game than Forza visually and more fast-paced racing. However, the car list isn’t half as long.
14. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
The Uncharted is one of the best things to happen to the Playstation. It’s constantly shown just what the console is capable of and also delivered some great gameplay and action along the way. The Nathan Drake Collection culminates the first three games, gives them a graphics boost and brings them to the PS4.
15. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Finally, we have another Game Pf The Year contender in the new Metal Gear Solid game. One of the few games developed by Konami (also developers of PES 2016), the MGS franchise is huge and has constantly produced beautiful games with lots to do, many ways to complete missions and probably the best stealth gameplay of any game.