The Holiday Season is always packed with game releases, and for those who do not follow video games, the list below should provide plenty of games to use as Christmas gifts for that special gamer. All the games below for the Xbox 360 game console are intended for mature gamers, and as such, should not be given to children.
These games make great Christmas gifts for husbands, boyfriends, friends – any men with an Xbox 360 game console.
Borderlands for Xbox 360
Featuring a unique combination of RPG and FPS, Borderlands offers a long-lasting action game with some of the best, most well-integrated co-op gameplay yet seen on the Xbox 360.
The role-playing elements give Borderlands the addictive quality of gaining experience points for leveling up for more power, and the equally addictive prospect of finding loads of loot, discovering new skills and talents and more powerful weapons.
Gamers who typically scoff at role-playing games as being to “casual” will appreciate the first-person shooter aspect of Borderlands. The FPS elements allow more hardcore gamers to show off their skills, while the RPG elements make sure the more casual types won’t fall too far behind.
With up to 4 players online and 2 players split-screen, Borderlands makes for one of the best co-op games on the Xbox 360.
For the hardcore role-playing game fan, Dragon Age: Origins seeks to alter the storyline, character dialogue, and situations depending on how the player plays the game. The developer Bioware almost always delivers what it promises, so Origins will very likely impress.
Similar to Fable II, the player begins with the character’s origin, and depending on what choices are made during that time, the game will alter accordingly. Dragon Age: Origins promises a dark storyline with deep RPG and character customization options. And make no mistake, this game will be a much more hardcore role-playing game experience than Fable II, so gamers who want depth and difficulty will be right at home.
Dragon Age: Origins will make the perfect Christmas gift for gamers who appreciate single-player titles with a heavy focus on storytelling and character interaction.
Left 4 Dead 2 for Xbox 360
For the gamer guy who loves action games and zombies, it’s impossible to go wrong with Left 4 Dead 2. The world becomes infected with some kind of mysterious virus, which turns all who come in contact with it into flesh-eating maniacs. Four survivors immune to the disease band together to fight off the rampaging hordes and attempt an escape from the madness.
Similar to Borderlands, Left 4 Dead 2 makes its mark in online multiplayer. Gamers can play through the numerous campaigns cooperatively or play against other people online with Versus modes of play. Left 4 Dead allows players to become the “Infected” when playing competitively online, offering a truly unique gameplay experience.
For it’s a great blend of cooperative and competitive gameplay, Left 4 Dead 2 will make the perfect Christmas gift for any gamer with an affinity to online gaming.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox 360
For the truly competitive gamer, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 will last a very long time. The original Call of Duty Modern Warfare features an addictive online competitive multiplayer which is fast-paced and intense and allows players the ability to earn many different types of medals for bragging rights amongst their friends.
Adding on to what made the original so successful, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 will feature even more medals, challenges, and ranks for bragging rights, along with new perks, weapon attachments, weapons, sidearms, and more for unique character customization.
COD Modern Warfare created some of the most intense online competition ever seen on the Xbox 360, and the sequel, one of the most hotly anticipated holiday titles, looks like it will surpass its predecessor.
Capcom Platinum Hits Triple Pack – Dead Rising, Lost Planet, Devil May Cry 4
For gamers who missed out on these three great action games, Capcom is offering a triple bundle for the bargain price of $40. Most platinum hits cost $20, so this bundle makes for an excellent stocking stuffer, or simply a three-gifts-in-one package.
Dead Rising offers a unique zombie game, pitting the player inside a mall infected with hordes of undead. The storyline goes through a unique “72-hour Mode” (in-game hours, not real hours) structure, which is meant to be played through numerous times to see the story’s many different endings and interesting twists and turns.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition makes for a good single-player experience with gigantic monsters, cool weapons, and massive mechs to pilot. While it also features an intriguing competitive multiplayer mode, the campaign mode is the primary attraction.
And Devil May Cry 4 offers up a similar experience to its predecessors, but considering the intense action packed into each DMC game, a similarity is not such a bad thing. DMC4 offers up an entertaining single-player action game.