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Top 10 Video Games for Christmas Gifts 2012

Updated on November 20, 2012

Most Popular Video Games 2012

Video games always make a nice Christmas gift for kids, teens and especially gamer adults.

You don't need to look any further for video game Christmas gift ideas as I have collected the top 10 video games for 2012 as well as a bonus option just for kids.

You can select from a wide range of game types from first person shooter games to sports and even dancing.

Check out the most popular video games for 2012 and get your Christmas shopping done.

Master Chief is back and this time he is battling an ancient evil that is deadset on annihilating everyone. This time he is shipwrecked on a mysterious island and will encounter so many different obstacles that are new to him.

The graphics for Halo 4 have vastly improved and now you have the option of more multiplayer modes and tons more weapons available.

If you were a fan of the other Halo games, Halo 4 is a must-have this year.

Go back to the past as a Native American assassin and go on a mission to eliminate all your enemies with your weapons like a tomahawk, bow and arrows, and even guns.

This video game not only has you fighting and making strategic moves but also has a pretty compelling story behind it as well. You get to play an important role in major events in the American Revolution from Bunker Hill to the Great Fire of New York.

The graphics in this video game are astounding and it offers a new multiplayer experience as well.

The game is available in a few different formats like standard, limited edition, and encyclopedia. It can be played on the XBox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii. There are also PC and Mac downloads as well.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be by far the best Call of Duty game around (or at least so far). It has so much more to offer than the last Black Ops such as new weapons and the biggest Zombie killing experience ever.

Back are Sgt. Frank Woods and Agent Alex Mason but they are now joined by several new characters all battling in the 21st century Cold War.

This game is perfect for Zombie lovers as well as anyone who likes first person shooter games and likes blowing up a lot of stuff.

The game can be bought for XBox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, and PC and Mac downloads.

If you are looking for something different than your normal shooting or adventure video game for Christmas, then check out Just Dance 4.

Just Dance 4 has over 40 all new popular dance songs to get you moving and grooving to the beat. There are current hits, classic dance songs, and everyone's favorite tunes to dance to.

Compete with your friends in the Just Dance Off! Or get in a workout with the Just Sweat it Off mode which has been revamped with better workouts and personalized workout programs.

This makes a great Christmas gift for older kids as well as teens but adults will love the game as well.

Just Dance 4 is available for the XBox 360, PS3, and Nintendo Wii.

Any fan of The Walking Dead TV show or comic book series is going to love the video game. This game features the characters from the Emmy winning series as you fight your way through the zombies and have to make strategic decisions to stay alive and win the game.

The scenes from the game look like they came right off the comic book page and each player will have a unique experience depending on the decisions they make during the game.

Kill zombies, stay alive and have fun with The Walking Dead game.

This video game is compatible with PS3, XBox 360 as well as for PCs and Macs.

The game will be released on December 4, 2012 but you can preorder yours today with the button below.

Need fo Speed: Most Wanted is a perfect gift for any gamer who likes racing and action video games.

Race away from the police as your compete against others on the streets. Find different spots to hide as well as ways to jump over things and increase your speed.

It offers nonstop multiplayer action to play against your friends. And there are basically no rules in what you can and can't do to win the race.

The cars that are used in Need for Speed Most wanted are high performance ones that will have your drooling over them. Just two of the many cars you can choose from include the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Ford Mustang Boss 302.

The game is available for the Playstation 3, XBox 360, and PC download.

Every year there is a new NBA game released and it goes on to be one of the most popular video games. This year, NBA 2K13 is no exception and sure to be a hit with any basketball enthusiasts.

You can pick your favorite NBA team to play as and even customize the players. Special with this game is that there are current players as well as past popular players to choose from as well. Compete in the tournament and play through your regular season to see who makes it to the championship playoffs.

This game is available for the XBox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, and PC download.

You get to be the superhero in Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth. Choose from 20 different classic superheroes including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America along with the evil villians that you have gotten to know from the comic books as well.

With the XBox Kinect you can actually feel the hits and punches as you fight the villains. You can also use your movements to trigger the punches, kicks and attacks on the villians.

This game is an awesome Christmas gift for any super hero fan or comic book fan who would love to play being a super hero for a day.

The game is available for the XBox 360 and Nintendo Wii.

This is the perfect Christmas gift for any NASCAR racing fan. You get to be behind the wheel as you race around the famous tracks and compete against the other NASCAR drivers.

In career mode you can go through the different races in the season and make your way from a rookie to a seasoned pro. Get all the benefits of officially licensed cars and teams as you work your way through your career as a race car driver.

You can play single player, multiplayer or even take your game online and compete against 15 people to see who is the NASCAR champion.

This game is available for the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, and XBox 360.

It is back to Pandora once again in Borderlands 2 which is the sequel to the popular Borderlands game. This game features all new characters and classes as you start your story towards redemption and revenge.

Borderlands 2 is a mix between a first person shooter and a RPG game which allows you co-op play and to drop in and drop out of the game without having to worry about starting over.

One of the special features with Borderlands 2 are the all new guns and weapons that have been developed to play with. There are actually millions of options for making and using weapons in the game.

Borderlands 2 is available for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC download.

Just Dance Disney Party will be the hottest video game for kids this Christmas.

The nice thing about this game is it actually gets kids up and moving and not just sitting on the floor or couch playing. It has 25 brand new dances that are choreographed especially for kids.

There are classic Disney songs from your favorite movies as well as new hits from the shows like Shake It Up, Phineaus and Ferb, and Jessie.

This game is fun for the whole family as you see who can get the highest scores on the dances and enjoy dancing to your favorite songs.

This game is available for the Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3.

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      OffgamersLLC 4 years ago

      Nice Lens and informative too!

    • JennyReis profile image

      JennyReis 4 years ago

      The Walking Dead looks like an awesome game. I will have to try it soon.

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      MourieJ 5 years ago

      great lens..i like nascar, but i prefer to play angry birds

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      These all look like fantastic video games!