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Best PS3 Video Game Gifts For Christmas 2011

Updated on December 2, 2011
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Tis' The Season

Christmas is swiftly approaching, and many of us are buying gifts for our friends, family, and significant others. Ladies, you can bet your boyfriend won't be as excited about those "cute socks" you picked up for him, as you are. Moms, your eighteen year old son isn't wishing and hoping for that high priced cologne bottle this year.

What do they want? They want what every guy, and nearly every girl wants, now days, a video game! But, beware there are some games that aren't right for that special someone; like E.T. for Atari, now that gift may put a damper on someone's Christmas. You certainly don't want to choose the wrong game when the best one is right around the isle. If you are having trouble deciding exactly what game to get those special gaming fanatics...err...people in your life, look no further, the answers are here!

The Criteria

To make sure everyone gets the very best game for the people they love this year, the choice in criteria came down to this:

  • Game Release Date: No earlier than September 2011.
  • Game Rating: High on IGN & Gamespot (two of the top gaming websites).
  • All Games for Teen OR Older.

Something For Everyone

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Skyrim - An open world & fantasy-inspired Role-Playing Game.Saints Row The Third - A humorous gangster style "free roam" game.L.A. Noire - A detective/mystery "free roam" styled game.Battlefield 3 - A war based game.Assassins Creed - A historical & futuristic, action based game.
Skyrim - An open world & fantasy-inspired Role-Playing Game.
Skyrim - An open world & fantasy-inspired Role-Playing Game. | Source
Saints Row The Third - A humorous gangster style "free roam" game.
Saints Row The Third - A humorous gangster style "free roam" game. | Source
L.A. Noire - A detective/mystery "free roam" styled game.
L.A. Noire - A detective/mystery "free roam" styled game. | Source
Battlefield 3 - A war based game.
Battlefield 3 - A war based game. | Source
Assassins Creed - A historical & futuristic, action based game.
Assassins Creed - A historical & futuristic, action based game. | Source

Best Games for Christmas

The top video game list for Christmas of 2011 is outlined in the table entitled "Best PS3 Christmas Gifts 2011" (below). The table includes the game name, and its rating or score on IGN and Gamespot.

The score is based on a sort of grading scale, with ten being the best, and one being the worst. While these gaming sites certainly aren't always right, they rarely have things completely wrong. Therefore, I believe they are an adequate basis to begin judgment.

Have a gander at the list (below) and see which game is right for that special someone. I have also included a few pictures, to the right, which explain a little about certain listed games; this is to help give people a taste of the kind of games available. In addition, I have added my own "Santa's Nice List" of recommended games in case you are still having trouble deciding, it should slim the game choice down even further. Ultimately, if you urgently need a game and don't have time to browse the list, you can't go wrong with: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim! It is currently my recommended top game to buy for this holiday season.

Best PS3 Christmas Gifts 2011

Game Name
Game Type
IGN Score
Game Spot Score
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Role-Playing
9.5
9.0
Dark Souls
Role-Playing
9.0
9.5
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
Adventure
8.5
9.0
Saints Row The Third
Action
8.5
8.5
Assassins Creed Revelations
Action
8.5
8.0
Rage
Action
8.5
8.0
Resistance 3
Action
9.0
8.5
Battlefield 3
Action
9.0
8.5
Modern Warfare 3
Action
9.0
8.5
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Action
10
9.0
FIFA Soccer 12
Sports
9.5
9.0
NBA 2k12
Sports
9.5
8.5

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