Is a grandchild’s birthday coming up? Or maybe you want to get a head start on budgeting for your Christmas list. For people who don’t play video games, it can be hard to know what to buy. There are new games coming out all the time on various consoles, all with varying levels of quality.
To start, try looking for games that either came out earlier this year or are going to come out at some point later this year. That’s a safe place to search. This way, you can make sure that the gift you buy is relevant and will be something that your grandchild will be excited to play. Let’s go over some of the most popular 2020 games for each platform, organized by age group.
Games For Younger Children
Animal Crossing New Horizons
(Available on the Nintendo Switch)
A cute and relaxing game about building up your town, making friends, and doing good deeds for your citizens. This game can be fun for all ages, but is primarily for younger people.
(Available for the Xbox, PS4, and PC)
Is your grand-kid an avengers or superhero fan? Well, this game features an original story with all the characters they’ve seen on the big screen this past decade.
Lego Star Wars- The Skywalker Saga
(Available for Xbox, PS4, PC, and Switch)
A kid-friendly retelling of the main Star Wars story, set entirely in Lego. If the past Lego games are anything to judge off of, then this game is sure to be a quality product.
Games For Older Kids
Resident Evil 3
(Available for Xbox, PS4, and PC)
A remake of a classic game set in the survival horror genre, this game is perfect for more mature teens that can take a good scare. This genre isn’t for everyone, so make sure to find out if whoever your shopping for can handle it.
Final Fantasy VII
(Available for Xbox and PS4)
Another remake, but of the most influential and popular RPG of all time. Fans of the Final Fantasy series and JRPGs (Japanese role-playing games) in general will love this from the ground up retelling of what is widely considered a masterpiece.
(Available for Xbox and PC)
The newest entry in the Halo franchise, a solid choice for those who prefer the multiplayer shooter genre of games. This game also promises a compelling single-player campaign (story-centered levels).
(Available for Steam’s VR headset on the PC)
Valve, the company that makes this game, is known for creating high quality and often revolutionary single-player games, and this newest introduction to the Half-Life series looks to continue that trend. Even if your grandchild hasn’t played the other Half-Life games, this is still a great choice for VR users.
It’s important to make sure you know what platform(s) they can play on. What I mean is, do they have an Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, VR headset, or a gaming pc? Different games require different platforms. Make sure you check what they have before you make a purchase. The last thing you want to do is buy them a game they can’t play.
But if you follow these simple guidelines and suggestions, you’re sure to pick out a game they will absolutely love.
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