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Christmas 2017 Gift Guide: PS4 & Xbox One multiplatform games

We choose the best of the big releases available on both platforms this Christmas.

Destiny 2
Credit: Bungie / Activision

There’s only just over two weeks now until Christmas 2017. That doesn’t leave long left to purchase gifts for friends and family. If you’re looking for ideas for someone who plays Xbox One or PlayStation 4 games then we’ve got you covered.

This year has featured plenty of big titles that are sure to be on the wishlists of gaming fans. We’ve picked ten of our favourite multiplatform games below. All the games featured in this list are available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

You might also want to check out our console exclusive guides for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Stay tuned to EF for games gift guides for other consoles.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Age Rating: 18+

Experience the never-before-told origin story of Assassin’s Creed. Players take the role of Bayek, a protector of Egypt whose personal story will lead to the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. With the whole of Egypt to explore, this is the biggest Assassin’s Creed game yet. Essential for Assassin’s Creed fans.

 

Call of Duty: WWII

Age Rating: 18+

The year’s Call of Duty leaves behind the futuristic war zones and heads back to its roots in World War II. It tells the story of Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division who experiences combat for the first time on D-Day. Once done with the campaign there’s a new Nazi Zombies mode and the usual multiplayer shenanigans.

 

Destiny 2

Age Rating: 18+

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. To defeat them players must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim Earth. An ideal choice for fans of online first-person shooter games.

 

FIFA 18

Age Rating: 3+

The top choice for footie fans, this year’s FIFA introduces Real Player Motion Technology. This is an all-new animation system which unlocks a new level of responsiveness, and player personality – now Cristiano Ronaldo and other top players feel and move exactly like they do on the real pitch. The single-player story mode returns with Alex Hunter ready for a second season.

 

Injustice 2

Age Rating: 16+

Here’s one for fans of fighting games and the DC Universe. Players can power up and build the ultimate version of their favorite iconic DC characters and fight their way across an epic story mode, ever-changing Multiverse, and robust online multiplayer modes.

 

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Age Rating: 18+

The sequel to Shadow of Mordor, features an original story and the return of Talion and Celebrimbor. They must go behind enemy lines to forge an army to turn Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron. A perfect gift for fans of the first game or Lord of the Rings.

 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Age Rating: 18+

Play as the New Kid with a super-powered butt in this hilarious sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth. Unite your allies and save South Park. A brilliant choice for fans of South Park.

 

Star Wars Battlefront II

Age Rating: 16+

In Star Wars Battlefront II you can play as heroes from all three eras of Star Wars in massive battles across iconic locations. In addition to the main multiplayer component there’s a thrilling single-player story where players take the role of Iden Versio and fight to avenge the Emperor. There’s also new content coming to tie-in with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A perfect gaming choice for Star Wars fans this Christmas.

 

The Evil Within 2

Age Rating: 18+

In The Evil Within 2, Sebastian Castellanos must once again confront unspeakable horrors within the nightmare born from the infamous STEM. This time, Sebastian is searching for his daughter Lily, who he thought he had lost many years ago. Sebastian must rescue Lily before everything falls apart and they are both lost in STEM. This is a great choice for horror fans this Christmas.

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Age Rating: 18+

BJ Blazkowicz returns in this sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. Take on the evil Nazis, rally the Resistance, ignite a revolution and save America. One of this year’s best single-player first-person shooter titles.

 

What games are you asking Santa for this year? Let us know your favourite Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game suggestions for Christmas in the comments below.

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