Note from Editor Chris: There are over 80 million Xbox 360 circulating the planet. The chances that your gamer is going to need a gift for their Xbox 360 is pretty darn high. Getting the perfect gift however might be a bit daunting. We’ve compiled a nice little holiday gift guide that will ensure a happy holidays.
12 Month Xbox Live Gold, Recommended By Chris
Give the gift of Gold this holiday. I personally just don’t like buying subscriptions for myself. It gets tedious and I’d much rather buy a game. This year however Microsoft began their Games for Gold program which offers 2 free games a month for subscribers. This means you’ll be getting your gamer 24 games to play a year. A good deal on top of a solid service. Be sure however to give them a gift card. It’s the holidays, and we all love something physical to hold in our hands.
DmC: Devil May Cry, Recommended By Yami
Price: $29.99 (Also available on PC and PS3)
Devil May Cry’s remake, DmC: Devil May Cry (redundant as hell), may have come out so early in 2013 that you hardly remember it, but it’s one of my game of the year contenders. Having never been a fan of the Devil May Cry series, DmC pleasantly surprised me as I relived the origins tale with new twists and character models. Warning, though, there’s lots of adult content here. Check out our full review of this furious action game here!
Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22, Recommended By Yami
Price: $79.99 (Also compatible with the PS3, PC, and soon to be Next Gen consoles)
If you’re like me, you don’t really have any concrete, extensive knowledge on what makes a headset truly good. If you’re also like me, though, you need a really good headset for the mic and for the sound. Video editors/ frequent game voice chatters in the house? Turtle Beach’s PX22 headset is perfect for me in its design’s glory. They’re super comfortable for long-time use. They’re crazy durable for how much I’ve dropped them, and the mic sounds great during recordings as well as gaming. They’re not surround sound compatible, but the amount of customization you can do with the PX22 and for how great it sounds, the price tag is perfect. If you can spare an extra $200, you can get the even more hardcore surround sound wielding Turtle Beach XP Seven.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, Recommended By Alex
Price: $59.99 (Also available on PC, PS3, and Next Gen consoles)
If you never got around to pick up Injustice: Gods Among Us back when it originally launched in March, your patience (or procrastination) has finally been rewarded! With the release of the PS4, the definite edition of Injustice was released. This new Ultimate Edition packages together all the DLC, including 30 new skins, 60 new S.T.A.R. Lab Mission, and 6 new characters! Dive into a jaw-dropping story and battle it out against your friends in this epic DC Comics fighter as all your favorite DC superheroes such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, among many, many others. And for you Aquaman fans, I promise you’ll have never seen the King of Atlantis any cooler than he is here. You can check out the review here!
Assassin’s Creed IV, Recommended By Yami
Price: $59.99 (Also available on PC and PS3)
Assassin’s Creed, the series that doesn’t end, is back! With Assassin’s Creed IV, Ubisoft gained my forgiveness for the travesty that was Assassin’s Creed III. You’re a pirate this time around and thus the amazing ship gameplay previously established is more prominent than ever. Coupled with an engaging story, well-written characters, a unique multiplayer experience, and some of the best stealth out currently, Assassin’s Creed IV is one of the greatest games from 2013. Personal game of the year contender right here.
Batman: Arkham Origins, Recommended by Alex
Price: $59.99 (Also available on PC, Wii U, and PS3)
Nothing will ever make you as cool as being Batman. So Warner Bros. has given fans yet another chance to play as the Dark Knight in Arkham Origins. Here you’ll play as an early-career Batman as he fights through one of the most dangerous Christmas Eves he’s ever faced. Along the way you’ll see how Batman meets some of his craziest and most iconic villains. You’ll get to explore the biggest Gotham the Arkham series has ever presented and immerse yourself in a story that will be sure to keep your jaw on the ground. Check out our review here!
BioShock Infinite, Recommended By Mona
Price: $39.99 (Also available on PC and PS3)
Want to get lost in a city in the sky? Well you’ve picked up the right game. BioShock Infinite is a game that will take you places there all right. This BioShock is set in 1912 in a floating city in the sky called Columbia. You play as Booker who’s on a mission to rescue Elizabeth, a girl who’s been captured there her whole life. This is a great game for people who love to engulf themselves in a brand new, fun, interactive world. Filled with super powers, mind boggling puzzles, and perplexing combat this is a great stocking stuffer for any gamer out there! You can check out our full review for BioShock Infinite here!
Astro A40 Audio System, Recommended By Terrence
Price: $249.99 (Also compatible with the PS3, PC, and soon to be Next Gen consoles)
I think I’m the biggest audio fanatic on Twinfinite, and my personal favorite headphones are the Astro A40’s, especially when paired with the updated mixamp, which was released early this year. It features four different equalizer options, depending on how you like your games to sound. These headphones are ridiculously comfortable, and the open backs help make it feel like you’re listening to surround speakers as opposed to the more enclosed feeling of closed back headphones. They’ll set you back a hefty $250 for the headphones and mixamp, but I promise that your games will sound amazing. They are fully functional with the PS4 after the 1.50 firmware update and will have full functionality with Xbox One once an adapter is released. Plus, Astro has amazing customer service.
Price: $59.99 (Also available on PS3 and Next Gen consoles)
To me, the NBA 2K series has been atop the sports game mountain for the past few years. Constant tweak and upgrades to even the most minute of details keeps this yearly game fresh and exciting. With the jump to next-gen consoles, NBA 2K14 blows all the previous entries out of the water. Everything from the live NBA game highlights that pop up from time to time, to the RPG-esque MyPlayer mode just look phenomenal. Every other thing me had me oooh-ing and aaahh-ing like a little kid. You can even pick a fight with your rival in the tunnel before a game! Smug jerk… Anyway, 2K14 is just another feather in the cap of the greatest sports game around.
Dynasty Warriors 8, Recommended By Yami
Price: $59.99 (Also available on the PS3)
Dynasty Warriors is one of my longest loved series. The latest, Dynasty Warriors 8, brings the usual hack and slash gameplay with new story lines, modes, and levels to keep anyone satisfied for awhile. A long while. Seriously, it’s a really friggin’ long game. The story mode breaks up into many different timelines and hypothetical timelines and oh my God. Then, there’s a conquest type mode where you can grow up a base from the bottom to reign supreme over China. Think of it as a career mode. Fans of the series will be pleased and newcomers will become new fans for life.
Tomb Raider, Recommended By Topher
Price: $29.99 (Also available on PC and PS3)
I tried to exclude as many multi-platform games on this list as I could but Tomb Raider is one of the exceptions, especially by how much it resembles another one of PlayStation’s greats, (or is it the other way around?). The game looks to be heading for the next generation but still looks and plays great on the current-gen. If you need anymore convincing, you can read our full review over here!
Lego Marvel Superheroes, Recommended By Chaz
Price: $49.99 (Also available on Next Gen consoles, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, and PC)
The wonderful Muaz wrote up a review of this game from an adult perspective, but just like other entries in Traveller’s Tales LEGO franchise, it’s great for kids and parents alike. Two-player drop-in multiplayer makes it easy to play together or solo, and the familiar characters and playful mechanics keep things going long after the story is completed.
Note from Editor Chris: Listen to what we said and make your gamer happy. Failure to do so will ruin Christmas. Alright, jump back to the Holiday Gift Guide intro post to check out our other categories!