2020 Video Game Gift Guide

2020 is a major year for the serious and casual gamer. And if you’re wondering what to get the gamer on your list don’t worry, the most anticipated games of the year, plus a few new consoles, are set to release around the holidays. So, to help you navigate all of the new gaming offerings, we put together this 2020 video game gift guide.

2020 Video Game Gift Guide: New Gaming Consoles

Faster Technology With the PlayStation 5

Sony has long been a major player in the gaming industry. While some of its previous consoles didn’t meet the mark, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) promises to bring a new wave of technology never seen before on a home console.

Sony has upped the speed on the console so games load quicker. Then visually, there’s new technology to make the graphics look as real as ever. If the person you’re buying for has a PlayStation VR, they can connect it to their PS5 for virtual reality gaming at its best. Plus, it’s even compatible with older games from the PS4.

The Most Powerful Xbox to Date

Like Sony’s PS5, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X also boasts faster load times and graphics that make light and shadows look like real life. Microsoft has also added its 3D Spacial Sound system, which uses algorithms to make sure games’ sound adds to the immersive effect. The company has even fine tuned the controllers, adding grips and button updates for comfort.

2020 Video Game Gift Guide: New Video Game Launches

If you’re not in the market for a new gaming console, there are still plenty of gifts to choose from. Next up in our video game gift guide are the actual games. Consider gifting a new game for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One or PC. Luckily, some of the most anticipated games of 2020 set to be released soon.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed is a beloved video game series that has held player attention over the last decade. With the latest release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on November 10, it invites a player to a brand new story across multiple consoles.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a great video game gift for anyone who enjoys action role-playing. And it spans lots of different gaming consoles. It’s available for:

  • PC
  • Xbox Series X
  • PS4
  • Xbox One
  • Google Stadia

No Man’s Sky: Next Generation

No Man’s Sky overpromised when it first released, but there are new aspects of the next version that are worth exploring.

The game is available on:

  • PC
  • PS5
  • Xbox Series X and Series S

With better visuals and a bigger world to explore, the gameplay immerses you into a survival game that lets you explore more than 18 quintillion planets. No, that’s not a typo and yes, that is a real number.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is a highly anticipated action-adventure video game set to release on December 10. The open-world game guides players through a futuristic society that has customizable options for story-driven gameplay.

The game is set to be released for:

  • PS5
  • PS4
  • Xbox Series X and Series S
  • Google Stadia
  • PC

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty is a series for the ages. Its new release this November, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, continues its legacy into the next decade.

The first-person shooter game is the sixth installment of the series and is available on November 13. You can buy it for the following consoles:

  • PC
  • PS5
  • PS4
  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox One

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Super Mario 3D All-Stars released on September 18 to rave reviews. The game is fun for all ages and commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise for Nintendo. This new Mario offering actually combines three Mario games in one. So, if the person on your list loves reliving a bit of gaming nostalgia, this could be the game for them. Unfortunately it’s only available on Nintendo Switch.

Whether you’re looking for a multi-player game for everyone to play, or an immersive world to explore, there are countless games for every type of player coming out this holiday season.