Video Game Holiday Buyer’s Guide

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The holidays are rolling in, and it’s time for you to start thinking about gifts. To make your shopping trips a little easier, we are building a series of guides to help pick out the best and must-have holiday tech presents.

For this list we are focusing on multi-platform games that we think are some of the must-play games of the year. If you are looking for hardware suggestions or games exclusively for a certain system, you can check out our guides for Xbox, Playstation or Nintendo at any of those links.

But enough with the introductions, lets get into the good stuff.

For these we wanted to focus on games that were available on as many platforms as possible, while also making sure to highlight some smaller and independent games. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we think there is something here for everyone’s taste and budget. Also, to prevent anyone from thinking this is some sort of “top 10” list, the games are listed in alphabetical order.

AC Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

The latest game in the Assassin’s Creed lineup, it’s one of the best looking and most ambitious versions of the time-hopping franchise. A revamped combat system, beautiful visual presentation of Greece and a deep and interesting story line all combine to make a wonderful experience. Plus if you have an HDR display, this game is a great showpiece for the technology.

COD 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

It’s the new Call of Duty. If you are a fan of CoD games, you will probably love this one too. It has an expanded Zombies mode, and the new Blackout Mode is the franchise’s take on the battle-royal genre. There is no proper single player campaign, but for most of you that won’t matter.

Donut COunty

Donut County

IF you want something fun and different to spend some time with, you need to check out Donut County. It’s a beautifully designed game with a fun and simple premise. You have a hole in the ground that you move around a small map, swallowing items. Every item that falls down the hole, makes the hole get larger. Eventually you are swallowing hole buildings. It’s relaxing and fun game with a quirky story, and its available on iOS as well as PC and PS4, so you can enjoy it on the go with your Apple device.

Fallout 4

Fallout 76

A new game from Bethesda Studios is always a pretty big deal. The latest title from the famed game developer of Skyrim and Fallout 4 is Fallout 76, a new multiplayer take on everyone’s favorite game of nuclear aftermath. This in unknown territory for a game franchise that has been exclusively a solitary experience for nearly three decades, but it shows a lot of promise, and it should be on a lot of wishlists.

Hitman 2

Hitman 2

Another impressive sequel to a game from 2017, Hitman 2 is the perfect choice for anyone who loves stealth action and puzzle solving. The worlds are larger than ever before, the ways to complete your objectives are more varied than ever, and the visual design is nicer than ever. An updated graphical engine means increased lighting effects, amazing reflection effects, and upgraded physics modeling.

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