The best 5 video games to buy in Christmas 2012

Do you want to know what the top games will be in Christmas 2012?

Fear not, fellow gamer! We’ve pulled together a list of the most popular games that are set to beat blockbuster records this Christmas, featuring reviews, where to buy and of course how much they’ll raise for your charity, at no extra cost when you shop through Give as you Live. 



 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

The latest instalment in the Call of Duty series, promising not only the best graphics so far, but also ups the ante on every front for the most ambitious Call of Duty experience ever!

IGN score Call of Duty Black Ops II a 9.3 and say ‘Black Ops 2 is a good example of how to evolve an annualized franchise. Best Call of Duty multiplayer and campaign yet.’

Read the full review for Call of Duty Black Ops II by IGN. Buy your copy at Game for £44.99 and raise £0.78 for your charity with Give as you Live.


2. Dishonored

Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge.

Gamespot says: ‘Dishonored’s engrossing world and intoxicating interplay of supernatural powers make it a game you’ll want to play more than once.’

Read the full review for Dishonored by Gamespot. Buy your copy at for £30.00 and raise £0.30 for your charity with Give as you Live.


3. Halo 4

Halo 4 is the next blockbuster instalment in the iconic franchise that’s shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming. Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.

The Independent scores Halo 4 an impressive 4/5 – read the full Independent review for Halo 4.

Buy your copy at HMV for £30.00 and raise £0.59 for your charity with Give as you Live.



4. Max Payne 3

Max Payne returns with the most sophisticated, stylised shooting action, and a dark and deeply immersive story following one of the most iconic characters in videogames.

Max Payne 3, then, is another stylish, self-conscious and enthrallingly full-bloodied title from the Rockstar hivemind. If it is at all possible to distil every great Hollywood action flick into one interactive experience – with all the wise-cracking thuggery and anti-hero angst that would entail – this is it.’

Read the full review for Max Payne 3 by the Guardian. Buy your copy at Gameseek for £20.10 and raise £0.30 for your charity with Give as you Live.


5. Assassin’s Creed III

Assassin’s Creed 3 is the third instalment in the hugely popular franchise. Based in 18th century North America, after more than 20 years of conflict, the 13 American colonies and the British Crown are on the brink of all out war.

T3 says: ‘It’s hard to fault Assassin’s Creed 3 overall, in fact after just 5-10 hours of gameplay you’ll start wondering how Ubisoft will ever be able to top it. Yes it is that good.’

Read the full review for Assassin’s Creed III by T3. Buy your copy at Amazon for £38.50 and raise £0.38 for your charity with Give as you Live.

  1. avatar

    ipad video lessons

    25 November, 2012 at 06:25

    Wait for game of the year editions of major titles. These often come out a year or more after the original title, but include a lot of the downloadable and extra content that was released in stages after the initial title. These games offer a lot more bang for the buck.

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