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Christmas 2018 Gift Guide: Xbox One Gamers

Some inspiration for Christmas.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
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The festive season is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the gamer in your life then don’t panic! We at EF are here to help with our Xmas gift guide for Xbox gamers. In the guide we’ve got some of the best games that have been released this year and also a non-game idea that every Xbox One owner should have.

Stay tuned to EF for our other gaming gift guides that are coming soon.

Hitman 2

Agent 47 is back in action in Hitman 2. Take on the role of the world’s favourite bald assassin as you take down targets across the globe. Expect brilliant stealthy game play where almost anything in the game world can be used as a weapon. You can check out our recent review here.

Buy Hitman 2 on Amazon UK


The annual installment of the must have title for any football fan out there. With new sweet spot feature and game plans to aid in game tactics. EA Sports FIFA 19 is here to offer incredible scenes on and off the pitch, with dynamic game play and precise control of every movement. Play the finale of the incredible story of Alex Hunter in The Journey: Champions, a brand-new mode in FIFA Ultimate Team, enjoy even more leagues in Career and much more.

Buy FIFA 19 on Amazon UK

Forza Horizon 4

Newest outing for this ultra realistic driving game. Expect incredible graphics, more cars than you can imagine and endless hours of racing both on and offline. Experience dynamic seasons, beautiful scenery and collect over 450 cars. A must have for any fan of driving games.

Buy Forza Horizon 4 on Amazon UK

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Step into the shoes of Lara Croft in the franchises’ most recent outing as she ventures through South America battling the Trinity organisation. Expect stunning graphics, puzzles and lots of action along with hunting, crafting and a whole new bartering system. You can check out our full review of Shadow of the Tomb Raider here.

Buy Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Amazon UK

Red Dead Redemption 2

Ever wanted to be an outlaw in the wild west? Rob a train load of rich folk and then ride off into the sunset with your gang? If so then RDR2 offers this and so so so much more. A stunning game world filled so much to see and do with a captivating story line to hold everything together. So moving is the emotional side of the game we even wrote an article about it.

Buy Red Dead Redemption 2 on Amazon UK

Assassins Creed Odyssey

Become a Greek hero of legend in Assassins Creed Odyssey. This franchise gets better and better with every release and this year is no exception with Odyssey getting great reviews across the board. You can choose either a male or female character as you make your way across ancient Greece. Expect a stunning looking game world for you to explore, loads of action and stealth, and most likely a full on brawl when things go wrong. The parkour aspect of previous games remains allowing you travel across areas without even touching the ground.

Buy Assassins Creed Odyssey on Amazon UK

Far Cry 5

An all action, open world FPS shooter set in Montana, your role is to take down an evil cult that is terrorising the area. Recruit both human and animal companions as you wage your war across the state. Expect lots of action, fighting with bears and whole bunch of religious cult stereotypes of the worst kind.

Buy Far Cry 5 on Amazon UK

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Get ready to storm into the action in the intense multiplayer, biggest zombies, or the new Battle Royale mode – Blackout.  It’s time to go back to classic Call of Duty with boots-on-the-ground gameplay across all modes.

Black Ops 4 brings together characters, locations, weapons and gear from previous Black Ops games as well as new ones too. Each distinctive mode requires you to be both strategic and tactical as you storm into the battle zone. Choose your weapon class and prepare to survive.

Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on Amazon UK

Dark Souls Remastered

If you like challenging melee focused combat games that punish you at every opportunity then Dark Souls is for you. This is the remaster of the first Dark Souls which set the tone for the entire franchise i.e. you will get killed, a lot! Expect a medieval setting with loads of supernatural overtones. The combat is punishing and you’ll be overwhelmed by the bosses but once you start to get to grips with how to play you will never get more satisfaction from beating a game.

Buy Dark Souls Remastered on Amazon UK

Customised Xbox One Controllers from Microsoft

If you head over to the Microsoft Design Lab you can create a custom Xbox One controller. With a really easy to use interface you can choose the colour layout on every aspect of the controller. You can also have up to 16 characters engraved on the front to make it really special. Below is one I created in just a few minutes.

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Xbox Game Pass

Why just gift one game when you could give someone over a 100? That’s right with an Xbox Game Pass subscription Xbox gamers get access to an ever changing library of over 100 games. Games currently include Gears of War 4, PUBG, Halo: The Masterchief Collection, DOOM, Hitman, Rocket League and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Xbox Game Pass also gives players full copies of Xbox exclusives the day they release such as Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2. Next year Crackdown 3 will also join the incredible line-up.

An Xbox Game Pass subscription normally costs £7.99/month but can also be bought in 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions. Right now Amazon UK have an incredible deal of a 12-month Xbox Game Pass subscription for just £47.99 which works out at less than £4 a month!

Buy a 12-month Xbox Game Pass subscription on Amazon UK


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