Buying gifts for video game fans is surely a super daunting task, especially if your gaming knowledge oscillates around zero. This is where we come in. We’ve prepared a handy guide for you to handle this task perfectly. Read on to find out what the best gifts for a gamer are!
For this, we’ve picked a selection of the best games and other digital products that are available on G2A Marketplace. They should cater to the needs and wants of any video game fan.
|Spider-Man: Miles Morales||2022-11-18||Action||Insomniac Games||57%||Read more|
|God of War Ragnarök (PS5) (EU)||2022-11-09||Action||Santa Monica Studio||35%||Read more|
|No Man's Sky (PS5)||2016-08-12||Adventure||Hello Games||26%||Read more|
|Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)||2020-11-12||Action||Insomniac Games||Read more|
|Victoria 3||2022-10-25||Strategy||Paradox Development Studio||48%||Read more|
|No Man's Sky||2016-08-12||Adventure||Hello Games||63%||Read more|
|God of War Ragnarök (PS5) (US)||2022-11-09||Action||Santa Monica Studio||47%||Read more|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||2019-11-05||Adventure||Rockstar Games||72%||Read more|
|Victoria 3 | Grand Edition||2022-10-25||Strategy||Paradox Development Studio||50%||Read more|
|FIFA 23||2022-09-30||Sports||EA Canada||49%||Read more|
|No Man's Sky (Xbox Series X/S, Windows 10)||2016-08-12||Adventure||Hello Games||64%||Read more|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition||2015-05-18||RPG||CD PROJEKT RED||65%||Read more|
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
This open-world action-adventure game is one of the titles that let you experience the fact that with great power comes great responsibility firsthand (well, sort of).
As Miles Morales, you patrol the streets of New York and strive to protect your new home, Harlem, from the threat that is the war between the Roxxon Energy Corporation and the Tinkerer who leads his army of high-tech criminals who refer to themselves as the Underground.
The gameplay is focused on roaming the streets of New York in search of threats to the civilians, new missions to undertake or just nice views. Combat is fun, too, as it focuses on creative use of combos, webs and the environment to achieve the best results in incapacitating foes. Yeah, Spider-Man does not kill, so no worries, parents!
While the game has been released in 2020, the PC version has been released in 2022. It features numerous technical improvements and is superior to the PlayStation 5 version. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is definitely one of the best superhero games around, period.
God of War Ragnarök
|Genre:||Action-adventure, hack and slash|
|Developer:||Santa Monica Studio|
This is a bundle that adult video game fans should totally enjoy if they’re into brutal slashers with a grand narrative in the background.
This duology continues the story of Kratos, a demigod Spartan warrior with a thirst for vengeance. He slaughtered plenty of Greek gods beforehand and now he set his foot in ancient Scandinavia. That’s right, the 2018’s God of War and this year’s Ragnarök are (somewhat loosely, to be honest) based on Norse mythology. So, if your giftee is interested in Nordic stuff, these games are a great pick for them!
Without spoiling much, yes, the games involve coming to grips with Norse gods. However, Kratos has to look after his teenage son, Atreus, this time around. Kratos Jr. is in fact a playable character at times in God of War: Ragnarök, with him using a magic bow.
The games also features some refreshing changes from the previous games in the series: a magical axe and several other weapons in addition to the now-iconic double-chained blades, some role-playing elements added to the mix, and computer-controlled characters aiding you in battle.
It’s a great bundle, so if your giftee is into action-adventure games with a mythological twist, they’ll surely be pleased!
|Developer:||Paradox Development Studio|
Now this is a fantastic gift for all grand strategy fans!
Paradox Interactive’s latest entry in the Victoria series, Victoria 3 lets you become a leader of one of over one hundred countries that existed between 1836 and 1936.
There have been some major changes to the gameplay, too. Your task is of course to pay attention to politics and demographics, as you need to please various population groups, named “pops.” Naturally, these pops are very diverse, so this won’t be an easy task.
The game has also seen some overhaul in the diplomacy, economy and war departments. It’s definitely a demanding title, so it’s not for everyone, but if your giftee is a seasoned strategist, they’ll surely love the new offering from Paradox!
No Man’s Sky
Yes, this game had a troubled launch back in the day. But tons of free updates and additional content have made it into something special!
Now, No Man’s Sky is one of the best – if not the best – titles about space exploration. So, if your giftee loves that theme, you know what to get them!
What’s this game all about? It’s essentially a survival game where you start on some random planet, explore it and work towards repairing your crashed spacecraft. Once that’s done, the world’s your oyster! You can then travel to other places, including space stations, engage in space combat and get closer towards your ultimate goal: reaching the center of the galaxy!
No Man’s Sky is a fantastic title and thanks to the whole procedural generation system it’s full of surprises! If your loved one seeks adventure and the fabled sense of wonder, this game is a fantastic choice of a gift.
This year’s World Cup surely is a surprising event, full of unlikely outcomes.
If the giftee you have in mind is a soccer fan, they’ll surely be pleased with FIFA 23.
One of the best and most up-to-date soccer sims on the market, FIFA 23 will let them change the course of history and alter the outcome of the World Cup – well, at least in the virtual world. Aside from replicating this prestigious contest, there are also several other modes that you can try out here, including the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Cross-play between the consoles of the same generations is also possible.
FIFA 23 also marks the last game in the series with the FIFA license. Future games will be renamed to EA Sports FC instead.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Got any Wild West fans in your family? Do they love the Grand Theft Auto series as well?
If the answer to any of these questions is positive, then we have a perfect gift for these folks: Red Dead Redemption 2!
Set in 1899, the story presents a fictionalized take on the Western, Midwestern and Southern United States. The Wild West is on the decline and the protagonist, an outlaw by the name of Arthur Morgan, has to come to terms with this reality. Still, you can totally expect plenty of shootouts, bank robberies, hunting, horse riding, as well as making various moral choices and performing deeds that have an impact on your honor rating.
It’s a fantastic game and perhaps the most mature outing from Rockstar Studios. Expect a gripping narrative and phenomenal open-world gameplay. Definitely one of the best gift ideas on this list, but remember this game is for mature audiences only due to violence and content unsuitable for minors.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition
|Developer:||CD PROJEKT RED|
CD Projekt Red’s most acclaimed game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best action RPGs in the history of the genre.
Actually, scratch that: it’s one of the best games ever made!
As Geralt of Rivia, you embark on an epic quest that involves slaying tons of monsters and other foes, using a wide variety of weapons and tools, and completing all sorts of quests for the local populace, which results in plenty of tough decision to make. The world presented in the game is gorgeous and rich with details, while the combat system is fluid and rewarding.
Keep in mind that the Complete Edition of the game, featuring various visual enhancements among other things, will be released soon: on December 14, 2022. You might want to hold your horses here. Also, owners of the previous versions (released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), will receive the upgrade for free. But if the giftee doesn’t have The Witcher 3 and wants it badly – maybe because they loved the Netflix show? – you won’t find a better gift for them. Keep in mind that this game is also aimed at mature audiences, with content unsuitable for the young!
So, these would be some of the best picks for Christmas gifts. If you’re not satisfied with these and want more, be sure to check out our other guides to holiday presents and the offers on G2A Marketplace.