Gather all ye around a video game
Video games continue to be a hot holiday gift for both young and old. Here are some of the top titles for all ages this holiday season. The Last of Us — PS3 This character-driven action adventure is easily one of the best games for the Playstation 3 this year. A virus spreads across the U.S., turning the population into deadly abominations. An unlikely duo must make their way across a post-pandemic U.S. in the unlikely hope of bringing it all to an end. While the game is amazing, the language and fright factor means mature gamers only. Beyond: Two Souls — PS3 An incredible psychological action-thriller featuring the voices of Canada’s own Ellen Page, along with William Dafoe. A young women possesses supernatural powers through a psychic link to an invisible entity. This game is completely different from any other on the market. Features incredible storytelling, playing out more as a movie than an action game. Grand Theft Auto 5 — Xbox 360, PS3 Take on the role of three criminals in the latest instalment of this controversial franchise. GTA 5 features one of the largest and diverse open worlds to discover. Fight rival street gangs, pull off dramatic heists or simply explore the vast city of Los Santos. This groundbreaking series is filled with violence and coarse language so don’t even consider purchasing this for youngsters. Mature gamers only. Super Mario 3D World — Wii U The perfect game to play as a family. Super Mario 3D World is the first 3D Mario for Nintendo’s Wii U console. Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad as you overcome wildly creative obstacles. Get ready for new power-ups like the cat suit and, of course, new neverseen-before enemies like sand Goombas. Far Cry 3 — Xbox 360, PS3 Stranded in a tropical paradise and fighting to survive, Far Cry 3 brings incredible game play with one of the most memorable villains. Explore an island full of secrets and use the environment to craft items and weapons to help you survive. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag — Multiple consoles Take the helm of your ship and live the life of a pirate. Explore open waters and dive for treasure in this historical action-adventure featuring many figures from the golden age of piracy. This franchise has been a favourite, and the latest instalment looks absolutely gorgeous. Batman Arkham Origins — Xbox 360, PS3 Taking place before the rise of Gotham’s most dangerous villains and assassins, this game features a young Batman still in the early stages of his career as a crime fighter. This title introduces the notorious villains Batman will find himself fighting for years to come. A must-have for comic book lovers on your list.