As always, video games are at the top of Christmas lists from boys to men. One of the newest and, in our opinion, best systems available is the Playstation 3. If you have a serious gamer in the family you probably bought Playstation 3 last year. This year’s top Playstation 3 gifts mostly include games, although extra controllers, memory cards, and extra cords always seem to be needed in our uber-gaming house. Accessories for the Playstation 3 can get worn out and often extra controllers are one of the greatest Playstation 3 gifts you can give.
Top 5 Playstation 3 Gifts for 2009: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Released November 10th, this is a must-have for mature Playstation 3 gamers. Improved graphics take the player even deeper into the action of the Playstation 3 game, as does deeper multilevel play (available with an internet connection) and first person weapons manipulation. Toys R Us currently has a special $20 off the purchase of a second video game (Blockbuster, Best Buy, and Toys R Us, $59.99).
Rather than just a game of blood and guts it is a game that gives Playstation 3 players a mission and a purpose. Sure, it is virtual warfare, but this may be one way they get in touch with the reality of what is happening with the soldiers they love and support.
Top 5 Playstation 3 Gifts for 2009: Assassins Creed II
Assassins Creed II is a great example of an action adventure sequel that builds upon the first and enhances the quality of PS3 game play, and the story. Additionally, Assassins Creed II brings a new character, Ezio, without any disruption in the story line. Ezio travels to Spain to rescue fellow assassins from The Inquisition.
There is also an entire new array of battle weapons. Give your Playstation 3 player the gift of entering into a world of adventure and warfare (Toys R Us, $59.99, Free Shipping).
Top 5 Playstation 3 Gifts for 2009: Uncharted II: Among Thieves
Uncharted II is a continuation of Uncharted: Drakes Adventure, in which jungle survival ala Indiana Jones style sets the tone. Pitfalls of the jungle and dodging the enemy kept Uncharted player on their toes, but there is even more at risk in Uncharted II: Among Thieves. There is also graphics and cinematography enhancements, which already got great reviews from PS3 gamers for uncharted. Uncharted II: Among Thieves takes graphics, cinematography, agility, and maneuverability even farther.
If your PS3 gamer doesn’t already have Uncharted: Drakes Adventure, add it to your list of gaming gifts. It will make a great gift in addition to Uncharted II: Among Thieves (Bestbuy, $59.99).
Top 5 Playstation 3 Gifts for 2009: Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: Origins is a role playing game that I would have in my house. However, in the interest of being fare to PS3 gamers and their differences in game styles and genres I am compelled to mention PS3’s Dragon Age: Origins. It is number 3 on Gamespot’s top rated games, so it cannot be overlooked as a viable gift for Playstation 3 gamers who enjoy role playing games.
PS3 game players are drawn into the story and take part in graphic battles (EB Games , $49.99).
Top 5 Playstation 3 Gifts for 2009: God of War Collection
The setting is ancient Greece for this PSP3 game, the war is between Olympic warriors and the God of War. Authentic settings and scenery add to the gaming experience. God of War I and God of War II are combined in the collection series (EBgames, $39.99 new, $32.99 used).
An important thing to remember when looking for the perfect Playstation 3 gift is the genre of games your household PS3 gamers like to play. If they enjoy sports, don’t buy war games. If they enjoy sci-fi battles, don’t bother with IQ type questions and answer games.
Once you fulfill your Playstation 3 gamer’s gift list for 2009, look for older games that cost from $10 to $19 dollars at discount department stores and electronics stores, like Best Buy. You never know what hidden treasure you’ll find for a Playstation 3 gift in the bargain bin.
EB Games: Dragon Age Origins
EB Games: God of War
Blockbuster Games: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Bust Buy: Play Station 3 Games
Gamespot: Most Popular PS3 Games
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