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November 29, 2013

The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide | Part V

When it comes to gift shopping, the wide world of electronic gaming can be daunting if the only controller you’re used to just changes channels. This guide is a comprehensive list of can’t-miss gifts for the gamers on your holiday shopping list - made up of the year’s most highly acclaimed video game releases and Black Friday and online-only deals that will save you some scratch.

Part V | Only on Xbox One

This year, Microsoft released its brand new console, the Xbox One. Although both the Xbox One and its competitor, the Playstation 4, have well-rounded and robust titles available at launch, the games below were hand-picked as the most anticipated titles exclusive to the Xbox One.

Killer Instinct

  • Fighting
  • Rating: T 13+ (Regular edition)/M 17+(Ultimate edition)
  • MSRP: Free (Regular edition)/$19.99 (Combo Breaker Pack)/$39.99 (Ultra Edition)/$59.99 (Pin Ultimate Edition)
  • Perfect for: Gamers who like to punch, kick and grapple their way to victory or anyone who needs a good stress reliever
  • Buy it on Xbox One here

Forza Motorsport 5

  • Racing
  • Rating: E
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Gamers who feel the need for speed or anyone who can't afford to buy, customize and race exotic cars in real life

Dead Rising 3

  • Survival horror/Action
  • Rating: M 17+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Walking Dead fans or gamers who like exploring open-ended, post-zombie-apocalyptic worlds while decapitating hordes of undead with a chainsaw-staff - because chainsaw-staffs are a thing in this game

Ryse: Son of Rome

  • Action
  • Rating: M 17+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Spartacus, 300 or Gladiator fans or gamers who always wanted to storm a beach fortress with only a gladius, a tower shield and their best warrior-brothers at their flank

Crimson Dragon

  • Action/Shooter
  • Rating: T 13+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Perfect for: Fans of the Panzer Dragoon series or any gamer who thinks flying on the back of the dragon and blowing things up with laser breath is cool
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