Video games to gift this Christmas

Amy Theodore 15 December 2017 NEWS

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Find the perfect gift for the gamer in your life with our video game gift ideas.

Whether you have an avid gamer in your life, your best friend is a casual player, or you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy, our video game Christmas gift list has you covered.

When it comes to family fun, you can’t go past Disneyland Adventures for Xbox One, a game for all ages that lets you explore a Disneyland park, enjoy immersive adventures based on popular attractions, engage in challenging quests and interact with beloved Disney characters.

For those who like a little more action, there’s Destiny 2, an action-shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system, or Horizon Zero Dawn, an exhilarating action role-playing game that sees you unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself. For the sports fans, FIFA 18 is an obvious choice.

EA SPORTS brings to life the players, teams, and atmospheres with its biggest step in gameplay innovation. Its Real Player Motion Technology, an all-new animation system, unlocks a new level of responsiveness and player personality. In contrast, kick it old school with Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy and relive your favourite Crash moments from all three original PS one games.

When purchasing a game, be sure to check which gaming platform the recipient has (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PC) to be sure the game is compatible. Check out our full list of Video Game gift ideas below.

Disneyland Adventures for Xbox One

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Disneyland Adventures will allow Disney fans of all ages to explore Disneyland park, enjoy immersive adventures based on popular attractions, engage in challenging quests, and interact with beloved Disney characters. Enjoy 18 iconic attractions, engage in 100 challenging quests and capture memories with 35 Disney characters, all in 4K Ultra HD.

  • Available exclusively on Xbox One
Retailer Price
JB Hi Fi $29.00
Ozgameshop $29.99

Destiny 2

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This much-anticipated sequel to the hit game Destiny will take you on an epic journey across the solar system. With Humanity’s last safe city falling victim to invasion by the brutal Red Legion and their commander Ghaul, it’s up to you to defeat them. This action shooter will have you exploring the various worlds of the solar system to uncover new weapons and combat abilities.

Help reunite the city’s Guardians and fight together to reclaim your home. With cooperative, competitive and public gameplay, you can take on this venture alone or rally your friends around you to help.

  • Available on PS4 Xbox One and PC.
Retailer Platform Price
Mighty Ape PS4 $44.00
Mighty Ape Xbox One $44.00
Mighty Ape PC $58.00
Ozgameshop PS4 $49.00
Ozgameshop Xbox One $53.00
Amazon PS4 $57.00
Amazon Xbox One $57.00
Amazon PC $59.00
EB Games PS4 $57.00
EB Games Xbox One $57.00
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $59.00
JB Hi-Fi Xbox One $59.00
JB Hi-Fi PC $59.00
Playstation Store PS4 $59.00
Target PS4 $79.00
Target Xbox One $79.00
The Gamesmen PS4 $35.00
The Gamesmen Xbox One $48.00
The Gamesmen PC $48.00
Big W Xbox One $79.00

FIFA 18

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FIFA 18 introduces Real Player Motion Technology, one of the biggest steps in gameplay innovation for the series so far. The responsiveness and personality of your players is unlike anything you’ve seen before, making you feel as though you’re watching a real, live soccer match.

New team styles and positioning will allow you to build a truly immersive atmosphere, as you go on a global journey with the likes of Alex Hunter, Cristiano Ronaldo and other European football stars.

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Retailer Platform Price
Mighty Ape PS4 $68.00
Mighty Ape Xbox One $68.00
Mighty Ape Nintendo Switch $69.00
Ozgameshop PS4 $74.99
Ozgameshop Xbox One $74.99
Ozgameshop Nintendo Switch $76.99
Amazon PS4 $39.00
Amazon Xbox One $39.00
Amazon Nintendo Switch $59.00
EB Games PS4 $57.00
EB Games Xbox One $57.00
EB Games Nintendo Switch $57.00
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $45.00
JB Hi-Fi Xbox One $45.00
JB Hi-Fi Nintendo Switch $59.00
PlayStation Store PS4 $59.99
Target PS4 $79.00
Target Xbox One $79.00
Target Nintendo Switch $72.00
The Gamesmen PS4 $59.95
The Gamesmen Xbox One $59.95
The Gamesmen Nintendo Switch $68.00
Big W Xbox One $79.00

Horizon Zero Dawn

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Horizon Zero Dawn is a brand new action role-playing game, exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system, that will have you searching for answers. Why are machines dominating the world and what is their purpose here? What happened to the civilization that used to exist? Scour the realm in search of mysterious buildings and ancient relics to help you uncover the secrets of the past and find the answers you’re looking for.

Playing as Aloy, a skilled hunter, your journey through this vibrant world, filled with mysterious creatures, tribal societies and advanced technologies, will determine the fate of, not only the planet, but life as you know it.

  • Available exclusively on PS4.
Retailer Platform Price
Ozgameshop PS4 $54.99
Mighty Ape PS4 $48.00
Amazon PS4 $54.00
Playstation Store PS4 $39.99
The Gamesmen PS4 $48.00
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $54.00
EB Games PS4 $57.00

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

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Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back and he’s more ready than ever. The N. Sane Trilogy game collection will see you take on the classic challenges and adventures from the three games that started it all: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot.

These fully-remastered versions will have you spinning, jumping and wumping in full HD glory.

Also, for the first ever time, you have the chance to play as Crash’s smart and spirited little sister, Coco. Swap between Crash and Coco, each with their own set of special attacks, all while playing to fully remastered soundtrack full of didgeridoos, xylophones and deep bass lines.

  • Available exclusively on PS4
Retailer Platform Price
Ozgameshop PS4 $43.99
Amazon PS4 $49.00
Mighty Ape PS4 $49.00
Playstation Store PS4 $39.99
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $49.00
EB Games PS4 $57.00
Target PS4 $59.00
The Gamesmen PS4 $59.95

Assassin's Creed: Origins

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Explore the hidden tombs and Great Pyramids of Ancient Egypt in the latest releases in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins. Your journey across the deserts and Mediterranean sea will see you fighting against dangers, artifacts and wild beasts to try and uncover the origins of the Assassins Brotherhood. With a brand new adventure waiting for you every time you sit down to play, each quest brings with it an emotional and memorable storyline.

As you make your way across this giant land, you’ll learn brand new ways to fight and come across various weapons, all with different characteristics and rarities.

  • Available on PS4, Xbox and PC.
Retailer Platform Price
Microsoft Store Xbox One $69.97
Mighty Ape PS4 $68.00
Mighty Ape Xbox One $68.00
Ozgameshop PS4 $72.99
Ozgameshop Xbox One $72.99
Amazon PS4 $49.00
Amazon Xbox One $49.00
Base.com PS4 £43.85
Green Man Gaming PC $49.79
The Gamesmen PS4 $78.00
The Gamesmen Xbox One $78.00
EB Games PS4 $68.00
EB Games Xbox One $68.00
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $49.00
JB Hi-Fi Xbox One $49.00
Target PS4 $79.00
Target Xbox One $79.00
Big W PS4 $79.00
Big W Xbox One $79.00

Call of Duty WWII

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Whether you choose to play in Campaign, Multiplayer or Co-Operative mode, Call of Duty: WWII takes you inside the gritty and intense battlegrounds of war. The stunning visuals, authentic weapons and traditional run-and-gun action will have you feeling as though you're truly engaged in battle.

Telling the story of the unbreakable brotherhood of common men as they fight to save the freedom of the world on the brink of tyranny, you will be hit with numerous unexpected and adrenaline-pumping moments. Set within the iconic World War II battles, the co-op mode brings you a brand new and original storyline, while the Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies co-op mode will unleash a truly terrifying horror story as you fight against a seemingly invincible army of the dead.

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Retailer Platform Price
Mighty Ape PS4 $68.00
Mighty Ape Xbox One $68.00
Mighty Ape PC $69.99
Ozgameshop PS4 $68.99
Ozgameshop Xbox One $78.99
Amazon PS4 $49.00
Amazon Xbox One $69.00
Amazon PC $59.00
Green Man Gaming PC $50.99
The Gamesmen PS4 $69.00
The Gamesmen Xbox One $69.00
The Gamesmen PC $68.00
EB Games PS4 $77.00
EB Games Xbox One $77.00
EB Games PC $68.00
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $49.00
JB Hi-Fi Xbox One $49.00
JB Hi-Fi PC $59.00
Big W PS4 $79.00
Big W Xbox One $79.00
Playstation Store PS4 $59.99

The Sims 4

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The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Control smarter Sims with unique appearances, personalities, behaviours and emotions. Earn new objects, outfits, and traits by completing events, discovering collectables, and unlocking achievements. For the first time, Sims both feel and express emotions, driven by your actions and influenced by other Sims, events, and objects within the game.

Emotions offer you more choices and give you the opportunity to create gameplay moments with even more possibilities. Experience new levels of creativity when you sculpt Sims with the powerful Create A Sim and design beautiful homes with tactile, room-based Build Mode, which are both more powerful, intuitive and fun than ever before. Control the mind, body and heart of your Sims and explore new gameplay possibilities in vibrant neighbourhoods that bring your stories to life.

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Retailer Platform Price
Microsoft Store Xbox One $69.95
Mighty Ape PS4 $55.00
Mighty Ape Xbox One $55.00
Mighty Ape PC $49.99
Ozgameshop PS4 $59.99
Ozgameshop Xbox One $59.99
Ozgameshop PC $47.99
Amazon PS4 $57.00
Amazon Xbox One $57.00
Amazon PC $36.00
Base.com PS4 £39.69
Base.com Xbox One £39.69
Base.com PC £24.85
The Gamesmen PS4 $69.95
The Gamesmen Xbox One $69.95
The Gamesmen PC $39.95
EB Games PS4 $57.00
EB Games Xbox One $57.00
EB Games PC $36.00
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $59.00
JB Hi-Fi Xbox One $59.00
JB Hi-Fi PC $39.00
Target PS4 $69.00
Target Xbox One $69.00
Big W PS4 $59.00
Big W Xbox One $59.00
Playstation Store PS4 $49.99

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new ring of power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. This open-world game is set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories. The innovative Nemesis System creates unique personal stories as your enemies remember all of your encounters and are differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses.

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC
Retailer Platform Price
Microsoft Store Xbox One $69.96
Mighty Ape PS4 $58.00
Mighty Ape Xbox One $58.00
Mighty Ape PC $58.99
Ozgameshop PS4 $60.99
Ozgameshop Xbox One $60.99
Ozgameshop PC $43.09
Amazon PS4 $68.00
Amazon Xbox One $68.00
Amazon PC $69.00
Base.com PS4 £29.99
Base.com Xbox One £29.99
The Gamesmen PS4 $88.00
The Gamesmen Xbox One $88.00
The Gamesmen PC $74.00
EB Games PS4 $68.00
EB Games Xbox One $68.00
EB Games PC $57.00
JB Hi-Fi PS4 $68.00
JB Hi-Fi Xbox One $68.00
JB Hi-Fi PC $69.00
Target PS4 $79.00
Target Xbox One $79.00
Big W PS4 $79.00
Big W Xbox One $79.00

Forza Motorsport 7


Experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing with Forza Motorsport 7. Enjoy gorgeous graphics at 60fps and a premiere 4k gaming experience, collect over 700 Forzavista cars, including the largest assortment of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever, and master over 30 famous environments, with race conditions that change every time you race.

With camera shake and rattling parts, you can truly immerse yourself in the exhilarating danger that defines motorsport. Experience intense rain, expanding puddles, and limited visibility to make this the ultimate test of bravery and skill behind the wheel.

  • Available exclusively on Xbox One
Retailer Platform Price
Mighty Ape Xbox One $58.00
Ozgameshop Xbox One $58.99
Amazon Xbox One $68.00
EB Games Xbox One $68.00
JB Hi-Fi Xbox One $69.00
Big W Xbox One $79.00

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Play anytime, anywhere with the brand new Mario Kart 8, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Race your friends or take them head on in battle mode on new and returning battle courses.

With the ability to race as every character on every track from the Wii U version, including DLC characters and tracks, you can also choose to play locally with up to 4 players in TV Mode and pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast. While some of your favourite characters return, including King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr, there are also some brand new guest characters to meet, the Inklings

  • Available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Retailer Platform Price
Mighty Ape Nintendo Switch $65.00
Ozgameshop Nintendo Switch $67.99
Amazon Nintendo Switch $69.00
The Gamesmen Nintendo Switch $68.00
JB Hi-Fi Nintendo Switch $69.00
Big W Nintendo Switch $69.00
EB Games Nintendo Switch $79.95

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