This list of the best video games for Christmas range from Wii Party to Halo. You’ll find holiday gifts for gamers of all ages in this summary – and if you don’t find the best Christmas video games here, you’ll at least learn what’s most popular on Amazon!
One of the most popular (best?) video games ever made was Donkey Kong Country. Nintendo has brought Donkey Kong back to life with Donkey Country Returns.
In Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong leaps from barrel to barrel, pounds the ground with his monkey fists, and partners with Diddy Kong to navigate the jungle. It’s a fun Christmas video game to play with your kids – and it’s for kids of all ages! Donkey Kong Country Returns is the most popular video game on Amazon right now.
And, here are more video games that make terrific holiday gifts for gamers of all ages…
Best Video Games for Christmas – Holiday Gifts for Gamers
Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Nintendo Wii. Follow Mario as he travels from planet to planet, bending the rules of gravity. Game players experience perspective shifts as they run upside down through alien worlds, surf on a ray in the clouds, roll a ball through a treacherous garden, and float in a bubble over a poisonous swamp. Control Mario with the Wii Remote and use the Nunchuk to perform his special moves. This is a good Christmas video game for kids (like Donkey Kong Country Returns).
For more information, visit Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Rock Band 3 – Nintendo Wii. This video game is the third main release in the iconic video game series that challenges gamers to live out their Rock & Roll fantasies. This video game features an ever expanding song list from every era of Rock & Roll history, easy to pick up yet challenging addictive Note Highway gameplay, compatibility with earlier releases in the series and all platform-specific instrument controllers including most Guitar Hero controllers, extreme in-game character and band customization, and a slew of new features. This is a good holiday gift for gamers who want to be rock stars!
For more information, visit Rock Band 3.
Halo: Reach – Xbox 360. This video game tells the tragic and heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds. The planet Reach is humanity’s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be perched on the brink of destruction. This is a good video for gamers who like a good fight.
For more information, visit Halo Reach.
God of War 3 – PlayStation 3. This is one of the best video games for Christmas if you don’t mind a lot of violence! God of War 3 finds Kratos raining carnage and destruction upon the Gods who have betrayed him and the entire Ancient Greek world. Armed with his deadly double-chained blades, Kratos will take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles on his merciless quest to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself. Like I said, this is a holiday gift for gamers who like a lot of fighting. For more information, visit God of War III.
Fallout: New Vegas – PlayStation 3. New Vegas is the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. As you battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon drenched Vegas Strip, you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, special weapons, mutated creatures and much more. Another Christmas game for gamers who like a good fight!
For more information, visit Fallout: New Vegas.
EA Sports NHL 11 – PlayStation 3. To me, this is one of the best video games for Christmas because it’s not as violent. Plus, I’m Canadian. In this game, you create highlight reel moments as you experience adrenaline-pumping NHL action with bigger hits, broken sticks, and faster dangles. Whether you’re beginning your career in the Canadian Hockey League, dominating rivals in the EA SPORTS Hockey League, or assembling Hockey’s Ultimate Team, any moment can be a ‘WOW’ moment with NHL 11. This is a good holiday gift for gamers who want to be hockey stars!
For more information, visit NHL 11.
What do you think — are these really the best video games for Christmas? Comments welcome below!
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If you can’t afford these video games for Christmas, read 12 Easy Ways to Save Money for Christmas – Start With Un-Spending.
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