A Holiday Worth Gaming For

Photo courtesy of Shane K via Flickr.

Photo courtesy of Shane K via Flickr.


The holidays are almost here once again. With these tantalizing festivities on the horizon, comes the promise of season’s cheer and family gatherings but also, to gamers, it marks the end of a summer drought and the beginning of a flood of new video games.

Every summer there is a shortage of video games due to developers preparing their virtual adventures for holiday shoppers; however, when these games eventually arrive, they arrive in what feels like the hundreds. So which new title does one purchase?

Possibly the first WWE game for the newest consoles, maybe the new Assassin’s Creed game or perhaps Super Smash Brothers? If none of these sound familiar, don’t worry, this list is here to help make sure that special gamer in your life has a great holiday.

Rated: Teen
Counsels: Xbox One/Xbox 360/PS4/PS3

The very first WWE game for PS4 and Xbox One boasts realistic visuals, a variety of new modes and an updated WWE roster, which includes nearly all of today’s heavy hitters in extraordinary detail thanks to each grappler having their appearance mapped by face scanning technology. Gamers can create their very own WWE superstar and fight through the new career mode after reliving faithfully recreated rivalries from past years, involving CM Punk, John Cena, Triple H and Shawn Michaels. WWE2K15 is sure to make any wrestling and video game fan so happy they will place you in a bear hug.

Assassin’s Creed Unity:
Rated: Mature
Counsels: Xbox One/PS4

The player is a member of the assassins, an elite faction who fights against the Templers for control of ancient devices, but this is no ordinary battle. This clash takes place over the course of history, and this time it is in Paris during the French Revolution. Scale Notre Dame, engage in sword fights and participate in historical moments with renowned figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte. Help save Paris and the world in this exciting adventure.

Super Smash Bros:
Rated: Everyone
Counsels: Wii U/3DS

Legendary characters from video games such as Mario Brothers, the Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Donkey Kong and many more face off in this fast-paced, side-scrolling beat ‘em up. Not only are the likes of Pikachu and Mario selectable for combat, these animated fellows are playable in dynamic and rapidly changing environments, which are recognizable from each of the mascot’s designated games. One minute the gamer could be squaring off on a platform, the next he or she could be throwing punches on a spaceship, and with up to eight players on the Wii U and up to four on the 3DS (additional 3DS’ and games are required) ensures there is even more fun to be had with friends.

With games like these it is certainly the season to be jolly.