10 Games You Want To Get For Christmas
by Gregory Laporte Editor Vice President on November 30, 2011 at 02:30 PM EST

Editorial Note: This is a list of 10 ten you would want to get for Christmas. If you want to see the 10 games you don’t want to get for Christmas follow the hyperlink. Enjoy the article and leave comments!

This is part 2 of my holiday post in time for the winter shopping period. Here are ten games that you will definitely want to get for Christmas. It’s time to be on your best behavior and hope that Santa brings a little something for you boys and girls. Nice is the way to go. Enjoy!

#1 Portal 2 Meta Score 95

Portal 2 was a great critically acclaimed game from Valve which released on the PS3 with steam works built in. This allowed players to play the game on their PS3 or on their PC. This game is great and if you haven’t gotten a chance to play this as of yet, you are seriously missing out. The thought process that the game requires to progress is absolutely amazing and the story is great. It’s a brain twister and it requires lot of thinking at times. The co-op is also a plus for you and a buddy.

#2 Gears of war 3 Meta Score 91

Epic games climatic end to the Gears of War 3 saga is an absolute gut wrenching thrill ride. The game also has a great action sequences and the action is enough to make this a great live action film in the future. Marcus Fenix and company must protect the earth. You will use an array of weapons and teamwork to achieve this goal. If you’re skeptical about this game just check out the review and video of our very own BlackBible playing the game for the first time.

#3 Uncharted 3 Meta score 92

When you mention Naughty Dog there are several franchises that come to mind. Games like Crash bandicoot, Jak and Daxter and of course the uncharted series are what Naughty Dog is known for. Uncharted 3 is a great game and that isn’t just to hype it up. You can check out the review I wrote on the game here, or you can miss out on greatness.

#4 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Meta Score 96

This open world RPG is a great title for anyone to own. It’s being herald as one of the greatest games this generation and is looking to be an absolute beast in terms of sales. This sequel to the 2006 game of the year is one that must not be taken lightly. There is a ton of stuff that you can do in the game. You can get married, kill chickens and even wreak havoc on towns. This game is great as reviewers are going absolutely crazy about the game. If you played oblivion and love it you might want to check this title out.

#5 Batman Arkham City Meta Score 96

Much can be said about Batman but one thing stands out to mind. This game is absolutely gorgeous. Graphics are one thing but the amount of presentation that goes into a game like this makes it even better than you could have hoped for. I know that there are a ton of Batman fans out there that are thanking Rocksteady for the great work they have done with this game. It is a fan’s dream come true.

#6 Everybody Dance GFN Score 80

I recently got a chance to review Everybody Dance for the PS3 and I have to say that I was very pleased with what I played. I know you must be thinking that I am trying to sell this title to you all, but that’s not my job. This was just a fun title to play and if you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out, I suggest that you do so. It is fun to play and it’s a great party game for friends.

#7 Infamous 2 Meta Score 83

Cole Mcgrath is back and he is twice as strong, twice as crafty, and he has to make way harder decisions. Infamous 2 is a great action adventure title for all gamers. This is a game that I feel is really special and all gamers, have to at the very least experience this great title from sucker punch games. The good and bad paths you take are perfect for the holiday season. Cole Mcgrath is either naughty or nice the choice is yours.

#8 UFC personal Trainer GFN Score 10/10

Thanksgiving has just passed and with the holidays coming up everyone seems to putting on a few pounds here and there. Now if you’re looking for a new year’s resolution and you don’t know what to choose. Well I have just the right game for you to play on a snow filled day. UFC personal trainer is a great title loved by our very own Blackbible. This title has the makings to make you into a great fighter and help lose the weight you want with the proper dieting and exercise.

#9 Littlebigplanet 2 Meta Score 92

LittleBigPlanet 2 is a title that most PS3 owners take pride in. This game is known for creating the play create and share mantra for gamers. If you know how you want to create a level than LittleBigPlanet 2 is the way to go. This is a great family fun game for adults’, kids, and tweens. If you’re really nice Santa might just drop this title in your stocking as a stuffer.

#10 Forza Motorsport 4 Meta Score 91

Forza Motorsport 4 is a great racing simulator game that rivals Gran Turismo 5. It’s pushing the envelope in all that it does from cars, gameplay, and level design. Did I also mention that you can use the kinect as a steering wheel to drive the car with no peripheral? This title is great and the score that is posted with it, is proof of that. If you haven’t played this game I suggest that you act like a little nice school girl or boy because this is a title you don’t want to miss out on.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
  • Assassins Creed Revelations
  • Zelda: Skyward Sword

Now all these games are great and have received rave reviews by our writers and others around the industry as provided above by the Metacritic scores. These are titles that you will not regret purchasing; I will stake my reputation on that. As long as you’re a fan of the genre you won’t be disappointed.

What are you picking up early next year?! Leave your comments below and add to this discussion.

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  • http://twitter.com/theownerz Gregory Laporte

    Hope you all enjoy! If you have anything I’m missing please feel free to add them!

    • Ilikestoworkout….duuuur

      battlefield 3, mw 3, dark souls, etc etc etc etc etc….. too short of a list

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513216826 Nic Furlong

    I have 3 out of 10 of them already!

  • http://prowest.ua prowest

    No Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 ??? Tops on the list unless you already have them. Just sayin…

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  • Knightfall6975

    I would also add Saints Row the Third

  • Ben Franklin

    Video games are the heroin of society . They make you stupid, unhealthy , overweight, antisocial losers who can’t even hold a conversation with a nother human. In other words you turn into a newt Gingrich. Get outsidfe and play some real games with real people!!!

    • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    This list isn’t anywhere near accurate.  MW3 and BF3 will(have already) outsell almost everything else on your top 10.  Skyrim, Portal 2, and Forza are the only ones you listed actually worthy of their spots.

    • http://twitter.com/theownerz Gregory Laporte

      sales mean nothing when it comes to a good game. These games are my opinion on titles that I feel people would want for Christmas your free to disagree but please be logical. Sales don’t mean a game is better than the next.

    • http://gamerfitnation.com BlackBible

      I get you, but Honestly, I feel you have to understand that the writer is talking about games he feels are something you’d wanna play outside of the games you would be expected to play. Think about it like this If you found MW3 and B3 on every list you say what’s the point of even reading articles on other sites. 

      The point is that you shouldn’t be mad that he provided games you’d normally wouldn’t see because at the very least he’s giving you variety.

    • Awilson

      i bet u haven’t even played the other games
      uncharted 3 was best selling for some time

  • http://twitter.com/ScytheNoire ScytheNoire

    Star Wars The Old Republic

  • Scbrownsr

    A friend mentioned Batman was really good and suggested I get it. I wish I had the time to play SKYRIM.

  • Anonymous

    Serious Sam BFE!

  • Anonymous

    Serious Sam BFE!

  • Jared

    Zelda as an honorable mention?! for shame…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYUTVD2O7EIXNXBASW4HY6FF3Y Comboy


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