7 hot games to keep you warm this holiday season

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As the days grow longer and temperatures begin to plummet, gamers around the world need something to keep them warm through the New Year. Luckily, GameSkinny has the Gamer Gift Guide. Shopping for the gamers in your life is about to get a lot easier.

Usually Q4 of any year is relatively good for new game releases, what with Christmas and all, but this year is exceptionally exciting as tons of AAA bombshells are about to hit the market.

Here's 7 hot games to keep you warm this holiday season.

Need for Speed - Out Now!

Rating: 3/5 (35 of Customer Reviews)

Price: $59.99 

Buy it: Amazon

Whether or not the gamer in your life is a fan of the racing genre, a guaranteed good time is the newest installment of Need for Speed. The Need for Speed series has long been a staple racing games. They've always kept a solid reputation among gamers and 2015's latest installment is running strong. 

More cars, more customization, and well-acted cinematic cut scenes make Need for Speed an enjoyable game for players young and old. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Out Now!

Rating: 3.4/5 (141 of Customer Reviews)

Price: $59.99

Buy It: Amazon

Out of all the games on this list, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is most likely to stand out, front and center. FPS's are the bread and butter of video games and usually contain a foolproof formula for success, which makes them a safe bet. 

Call of Duty is king of the modern FPS. Black Ops III was just released on November 6 and is seeing some great reviews right out of the gate. The Call of Duty series can get pretty graphic and is obviously quite high on the violence so maybe watch for the ESRB ratings before buying for your kids.

Fallout 4 - Nov 10

Rating: 90/100 (Metascore)

Price: $59.99

Buy It: Amazon

This list is meant to keep you warm through the holidays, however Fallout 4 may just have you bundled up inside straight through Spring as well. Bethesda's highly anticipated open world RPG hit shelves November 10. If you need to be educated on why this game is so highly anticipated, Gameskinny has plenty of articles you can check out...it's sort of a hot topic.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Nov 10

Rating: 87/100 (Metascore)

Price: $59.99

Buy It: Amazon

Lara Croft's reboot that changed her from a sexual icon of the 90's to a modern, powerful female character people could actually relate to did surprisingly well. The first chapter set the bar pretty high and proved that Tomb Raider could still sell in today's market and the sequel is looking to somehow top it. If you're looking for action, puzzles, incredibly life-like graphics and a killer story that will have you journeying through Siberia, Lara Croft's latest adventure is just what you need. Just because it's snowing in-game, doesn't mean you have to be cold this winter.


Star Wars: Battlefront 3 - Nov 17

Rating: 4.9/5 (MicrosoftStore.com)

Price: $59.99

Buy It: Amazon

The return of one of the most popular Star Wars games ever, Battlefront 3, is checking all the right boxes to make this THE video game to have on your wish list this season. Couch and online co-op, as well as the ability to play special missions as iconic heroes and villains from the Star Wars universe are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things you could drool over. 

Just Cause 3 - Dec 1

Rating: N/A

Price: $59.99

But It: Amazon

If crazy action with little concern for realism is what you prefer in a game, Just Cause 3 has what you're looking for. Combine a beautiful paradise filled with lush greenery with crazy weapons and gadgets and you have an experience worth pouring some hours into. 

Want to dip your toes into the water before buying? Try the Just Cause 3: WingSuit Experience app on Apple or Android for free.

Rainbow Six: Siege - Dec 1

Rating: N/A

Price: $59.99

Buy It: Amazon

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series has always provided a fresh spin on the redundant FPS genre, but Rainbow Six: Siege is something else entirely. The latest addition to the series holds a focus on hostage situations that require a specialized group of soldiers to breach a room or building to eliminate the enemies, while savings the civilians. With the ability to play as either the good or bad group (which differ greatly as gaming experiences) Siege is a game that won't be collecting dust anytime soon.

Published Nov. 6th 2015


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