Holiday Shopping Guide 2012: Video Games for Gamers of all Kinds
Looking to find the perfect game for yourself or your loved one? Here are a bunch of great video game choices, all released in 2012 and highly successful. There's something for everyone, so just find the ones that better fit your profile! When you're done, don't forget to check out the other holiday gift ideas we have.
Darksiders II (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
Darksiders II wastes no time picking up where the first game ended. The Charred Council imprisoned War for bringing the apocalypse to Earth, and Death saddles up to help free War from bondage.
Assassin's Creed III (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
Assassin's Creed III jumps forward approximately 250 years to 1753, where Connor Kenway, a Native American-British assassin clashes against Redcoats during the American Revolution.
For the competitive:
Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
The war between human and covenant is over, and in Halo 4 mankind is set to enter a new golden age of scientific development. Not all is well, however. On the distant planet of Requiem, something ancient is waking up, and it's not friendly.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
In Call of Duty: Black Ops II, you follow the main playable character of the first Black Ops, Alex Mason, through flashbacks that tie into the future story that follows his son David Mason. The campaign constantly jumps between the 1980s and 2025, slowly introducing the player to all of the newer weapons and their mechanics.
For good friends:
Far Cry 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
In Far Cry 3, the player is stranded on a chain of tropical islands, this time enslaved by pirates. Far Cry games have always promoted an open approach to exploration, and Far Cry 3 keeps with this tradition by offering Jason several ways to deal with his pursuers.
Borderlands 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Gearbox Software's FPS and RPG combination continues its firearm and ammunition-based loot-fest with Borderlands 2. Story-wise, with several weapons manufacturers contending for market supremacy, a multitude of unique firearms will be at your disposal
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