Many of us are already preparing our wallets for that amazing day where the best deals in gaming, electronics, home theater, and more occurs. As many know, that day isn't just a day, a week, or even a time to shop. It's become a state of mine that send many into a rage when they don't find the deals they want. For others, it's a time to save valuable money, and for us gamers, it's a time to get our hands on those recently launched titles so that we may save some serious bucks.
For many, it's a time to also get their hands on gaming equipment, video games, and even digital content bundles they may have been waiting for. So here's our top countdown of games and accessories you should watch out for in just a few short weeks.
Battlefield 1 (PC, PS4, and Xbox One)
A descent into war is nothing to be cherished for anyone. Those who fought and fell are often remembered for their heroics. Battlefield 1 is the smash-hit title from the Battlefield franchise and is the first that covers a pre-World War II period in several years. The game doesn't just bleed "military shooter" it lets players see what kind of Hell that the brave men and women of World War I took part in.
Battlefield 1 is certainly a must-have for those wanting a title that authentically appeals to those wanting an experience from the 1910's.
Titanfall 2 (PC, PS4, and Xbox One)
Titanfall 2 has changed so much from the original, that it could quite easily be considered a reboot. Titanfall 2 takes everything we loved about Titanfall and vastly improves upon it. With plenty of unlocks for players to earn, Titanfall 2 is outstanding whether you are playing through the campaign or in multiplayer.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
If you haven't already taken to the massive continent of Skyrim, you've certainly missed out on the massively gorgeous and carefully crafted world Bethesda Game Studios released back in in 2011. With plenty of leveling, customizations, and quests to explore, the Skyrim Special Edition has plenty to old for fans new and old alike.
If you are one for mods, the game has plenty to offer, but it also has new quests, updated graphics, and even smoother frame rates than ever before. No matter your platform, Skyrim will keep you busy for hundreds of hours.
Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
If you didn't have enough fun on the planet of Sera, Gears of War 4 promises to keep fans busy for hours upon hours. With classic multiplayer maps, a newly revamped Horde Mode, and even a new storyline, fans will be busy for hours to come. If you aren't one for playing solo, the campaign offers co-op just like before.
With Marcus Fenix stepping down as the main protagonist, his son J.D. and his friends take center stage 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3 and bring forth a new setting for the series.
Batman: Return to Arkham Collection (PS4/Xbox One)
While the chances are good you've visited Arkham already, Batman: Return to Arkham takes the first two Arkham games and re-imagines them with upscaled graphics, improved frame rates, and all the content you could imagine for you to enjoy. With all the content included, this collection is perfect for the Batman fan in your house.
With hours of open-world enjoyment at their fingertips and two games, your Batman fan will be busy for roughly 20-40 hours of enjoyment. If that's not enough campaign time for them, the game also includes a challenge mode that spans a good few missions, and could take a decent amount of time on their own to complete.
Monster Hunter Generations (Nintendo 3DS)
If you have a fan of hunting games in your house, Monster Hunter Generations might be right up their allies as it will keep fans busy as they push their ways to be the best hunter. With a rather nice story, deep arts combat, and even plenty of abilities to use, the hunter in your house will find themselves hunting specific creatures for the best armor as well as weapons possible. With the power of the Nintendo 3DS, Monster Hunter has never been seen this way before.
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits/Fleshy Souls (Nintendo 3DS)
While many of us are carefully scraping by until Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon launch, Yo-Kai Watch 2 offers up a unique experience that Pokémon can't quite offer. In Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits/Fleshy Souls players take on a new adventure of Nate and his friend's Jibanyan and Whisper as they trek through the town of Springdale in this open-world adventure.
While Yo-Kai Watch 2 is based on Japanese Lore, it focuses more-so on the fact that the game isn't just about questing, it's about friendship, it's about kinship, and most-of-all, it's about problem solving. If that's not enough to keep anyone interested, then there's also the fact that there's more than 300 medallion's to collect, which means 300 Yo-Kai to train.
World of Final Fantasy (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita)
Final Fantasy spin-off titles are usually a safe bet. This has been proven with games such as Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, and even Final Fantasy Tactics. Luckily, this latest title takes a cute little spin on creature capturing games. For those familiar with Pokémon or Yo-Kai Watch you'll be quite familiar with what World of Final Fantasy is up to.
Much like Pokémon or any monster catching game, World of Final Fantasy is quite adorable in the sense it isn't scared to be both cute and adult at the same time. Offering players cute little creatures, cute child-like forms for the characters, and a quest to train your creatures while catching new ones, the game is fun, it's adorable, and its chapters are quite long, which will leave gamers quite busy for hours to come.
Yoshi's Wooly World (Nintendo Wii U)
Nintendo has been amazing at crafting games that are friendly for people of all ages. Yoshi's Wooly World is no exception to this. Yoshi's Wooly World will bring in an enlightening form of gameplay as they'll balance out both platforming and exploring the levels around them.
Whether it's collecting yarn, shooting for high scores, or simply loading in amiibo's, this game has a bit of everything for everyone. While the Nintendo Wii U is heading out of production, Yoshi's Wooly World is definitely a game that will keep your Wii U owning gamer busy for some time.
DOOM (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
If you're one for busting in the skulls of demons, DOOM is the perfect move as it offers a perfect reboot of the long running franchise. If you haven't jumped in already, DOOM is certainly the visceral experience to look forward to. With plenty of demons to slay and players to frag in the competitive mode, there's something in store for you.
For those interested, the SnapMap editor is a perfect place to create custom maps, modes, and challenges for other players to take on. With constant free content drops and DLC, DOOM will keep you busy, and will be something to show off in the years to come. It's also not hard to admit that the story hidden within the game is rather well written and intriguing for those wanting a strong science fiction horror experience.
While there are a lot of things to look forward to like console bundles and reduced price on gear remember to check multiple retailers. If you are part of programs like My Best Buy Rewards and are a Elite Plus member, remember that you get slightly early access to most Black Friday deals. Amazon Prime members also get a similar treatment for those willing to pay for the membership. While this seems a tad-bit troubling to some, it's something to keep in mind when shopping. Also, if you want to watch the best prices, don't forget to check on Steam and other digital distributors for your PC gamers.
For console gamers keep your eyes on Xbox Marketplace and PlayStation Store as they'll have some awesome deals that will pop up constantly over the holiday season.
What games are you picking up this holiday season?