Xbox One Gift Guide – Games for Older Gamers
The following is a selection of games that are geared towards a more mature audience, with an emphasis more on single player gaming (we’ll get to multiplayer games later on in the guide).
Assassin’s Creed made a huge comeback this year. After a couple disappointing entries in the beloved franchise, Ubisoft has stepped up big time by delivering a brand new entry that takes Assassin’s back to where it all began. Our Assassin’s Creed: Origin’s review noted “One of the best parts of Assassin’s Creed Origins is just how well Ubisoft has executed every aspect of the graphical design. From the vast desert landscapes to the lush green forests, the detail given to each and every grain and leaf is absolutely stunning.”.
B.J. Blazkowicz is back and this time, he’s taking the fight to those Nazi scum on American soil. The grand-daddy of first-person shooters delivers yet again in a big way with a compelling story and over-the-top action. In our Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus review, we said, “If you’ve enjoyed the recent revival of single-player shooters, then Wolfenstein II should be next on your list. Mercilessly mowing down Nazis has never felt so satisfying.”. It’s time to Make America Nazi-Free Again!
Inspired by the legendary Lord of the Rings book series by J. R. R. Tolkien and a sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, this action game is definitely should be a consideration for almost any gamer. We raved about Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, noting that “Shadow of War improves upon its predecessor in nearly every conceivable way. The story is more engaging and full of fascinating characters, the Nemesis System has been fleshed out to feel deeper and less formulaic, and all the additions to combat and progression are more than welcome.”
Consoles are hardly known for real-time strategy games, and yet every now and then, one pops up that shows that it can be done. This was the case with the excellent Halo Wars, and this is the case again with it’s even better sequel, Halo Wars 2. In our review, we noted “Halo Wars 2 delivers a superb story that ends with a million possibilities on what could happen in future games. It’s contained and focused nature allows new players to jump in and experience some good old Covenant versus human battles that defined the original Halo trilogy.”
Check out PAGE 3 of our Xbox One Gift Guide for games that will appeal to multiplayer gamers…