Holiday Gifts: Great Video Gamer Gift Ideas
Going for a goal is more exhilarating than ever, thanks to a feature called Pure Shot. Connecting with other FIFA fans online feels like a soccer-centric social network.
Madden NFL 25
New mode: Play as a Franchise Owner, controlling day-to-day operations from salaries to stadium upgrades.
The speed, skill and passion of professional hockey, as satisfying as skating on just-Zambonied ice.
Formula One fans, start your engines and pit your skills against those of legendary drivers.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Venture into the Marvel Universe and play as Spider-Man? Captain America? Iron Man? Yes, yes and yes—plus about 100 more popular characters.
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
Pac-Man started munching power pellets (and quarters!) in 1980 en route to becoming a pop culture icon. This version is based on the Disney XD show of the same name.
Batman: Arkham Origins
An intriguing prequel that focuses on Batman in his early crime-fighting years, establishing relationships in Gotham City.
At the heart of Scribblenauts is a charming character named Maxwell—all the popular DC Comics characters can help him stop bad guys in their tracks.
Just Dance 2014
The sequel to the blockbuster Just Dance 4 packs over 40 tracks (hello, Katy Perry and One Direction!). Hit the all-new World Dance Floor, an online multiplayer mode.
The sixth title in a fanciful series starring Rayman, devoted defender of the Glade of Dreams. Listen up for the amazing music unlocked at the end of each world.
Mind-blowingly beautiful artwork surrounds the plant-like Pikmin creatures as they solve puzzles in a fight to survive on a dangerously depleted home planet.
The Wonderful 101
Wonder-Red, leader of the Wonderful 100, must unite a brave band of Wonderful Ones to take down troublemakers throughout Blossom City and all of earth.
The cheery world of pastel Legos goes virtual in Heartlake City, where girls can ride horses, learn karate, play soccer, take care of pets and more.
Journey into the virtual worlds of beloved Disney and Pixar characters.
At last, a revamped Xbox that's 10 times more powerful than the original and functions as a seamless all-around entertainment system.
This enhanced take on the original, with a clever GamePad controller that allows for off-TV game play, is now $50 cheaper than at launch.
A simple, sturdy handheld that's a smart buy for entry-level gamers. Plays all Nintendo 3DS and most DS games in 2D.
After a big victory, gamers can hit the SHARE button to scan through the last few minutes of play, tag it and return to the game.
Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.