Christmas is fast approaching (there are only 83 shopping days left when I'm writing this), and now's the time to consider just which game to get that special gamer in your life. Never fear - there are several choices releasing this holiday season, but two really stand out above the rest.
Watch Dogs is the new game from developer Ubisoft, and it's already big news with gaming fans. In this cyberpunk style thriller gamers will take on the role of vigilante Aiden Pearce, a former thug obsessed with personal security. In his quest for justice, Pearce roams the streets of Chicago, often taking advantage of the city's ctOS to escape capture. Gamers will enjoy roaming through the truly living city, where every smartphone provides a glimpse into the private world of the game's NPC inhabitants. Watch Dogs is releasing for the PS3 and PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, WiiU, and PC on November 19.
The second big game of the holiday season is Call of Duty: Ghosts, the next sequel in the popular Call of Duty series of games. In Ghosts, players will face a challenge different from any other game in the series - they're on the losing side of the battle. Instead of fighting for liberty and freedom, this time players are fighting simply to survive. The game takes place in the wake of a catastrophic event that has changed the world's balance of power. The 'Ghosts' are the only remaining Special Operations force of a crippled nation who are fighting for their country's right to simply exist. The game releases for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 on November 5.
Of course, it wouldn't be right to mention the holiday gaming season without giving mention to Microsoft and Sony's new console releases. The Sony PS4 releases November 15 in the U.S. and boasts a $399 price tag, while the Xbox One releases on November 29 at a $499 price point in the U.S.