If your gamer loved "Batman: Arkham Asylum," then the follow-up, "Batman: Arkham City," is a must-buy.
Need a gift for a gamer in your family, or just can't decide what games to ask for this Christmas? Use this holiday buying guide as a reference to the most acclaimed titles of the year.
XBOX 360"Bastion": Recover the world piece by piece in this action RPG that features dynamic narration throughout your journey. (Rated E10 ) "Gears of War 3": In this, the conclusion of Marcus Fenix's epic trilogy, you'll put a stop to Earth's alien invasion once and for all and find out the truth about your father. (M) "The Gunstringer": Put on a play for a live audience as you control an undead marionette bent on revenge in this Western shooter. It's an on-rails game, meaning your character moves along a pre-determined path. Requires Kinect controller.(T) "Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary":Relive the magic of the groundbreaking "Halo: Combat Evolved" with optional Kinect controls plus all new achievements and stunning high-definition graphics -- or switch to the classic Xbox graphics with the press of a button. (M) "Kinect: Disneyland Adventures": Travel to a virtual Disneyland to ride the rides, meet your favorite Disney characters and even have your picture taken with them! Requires Kinect controller. (E)
"Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten":The acclaimed "Disgaea" series is back and better than ever with a hilarious story involving faith and corruption, as well high resolution 2D sprites, an online map creator and more than 1,000 hours of content! (Rated T) "The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection":Get two of the most critically acclaimed games of all time on one disc. Rescue a helpless princess to safety and discover the meaning of friendship in "Ico," then take down 16 mammoth Colossi to resurrect your dead love in "Shadow of the Colossus." (T) "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception":Third time's the charm, and Nathan Drake will have to locate the Atlantis of the Sands, fight off old enemies, reunite with old friends and overcome his deepest fears if he hopes to save the world. (T)
WII"Kirby's Return to Dreamland":In this all-new platform jumping adventure, you take control of the iconic pillowy pink hero who has a knack for stealing his enemies' abilities. (Rated E) "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword":You'll follow Link on his adventure to rescue his longtime friend, Princess Zelda; save the world from the evil Ghirahim and take to the skies in this epic Nintendo adventure set at the start of the 25-year-old "Zelda" franchise.Requires Wii Motion .(E10 )