Video Game Gift Guide 2020
Welcome to VideoGameGeek! We are a worldwide community of folks who love video games. We've put our heads together to make a gift guide that covers all of your shopping needs this holiday season. There's a game on this page that's right for anyone on your list!
We believe that video games make the best gifts because they make for memorable experiences while providing hours and hours of entertainment. They also stimulate the brain, teach us useful skills, and have even been shown to increase our empathy and understanding of other people's lives. There is a diverse variety of games on the market. With so many different gaming systems, and so many games, sometimes it's hard to keep track of all the new releases. Use the table of contents to jump to the category that best fits your loved ones. Games in each category are listed in alphabetical order.
• Only games that received average to high acclaim are listed.
• Games that are still in development or early access were excluded.
• Only new releases from this year are listed. We are going by the North American or universal year of release. Games available prior to 2018, but released on a new platform this year were also excluded. For episodic games we are going by the first "full" release rather than by individual episodes.
If you're on the lookout for some titles that you might be able to pick up cheap or secondhand by now, why not check out the previous year's lists:
Previous editions of the Video Game Gift Guide: 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Judge Eyes, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, Onimusha: Warlords, Vane, Resident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts III, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, God Eater 3, Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Anthem, Left Alive, Devil May Cry 5, The Caligula Effect: Overdose, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,
Games for All Ages
These games are accessible to a wide range of gamers because of simple rules and creative gameplay. Appropriate for any age.
Games for Teenagers and Adults
These games are aimed at an older audience. Most of the titles here will be from genres not covered under our other categories.
These games engage both reflexes and problem-solving.
Puzzle and Strategy Games
These games put your mind to the test. Think, strategize, and problem solve.
RPG and Narrative Driven Games
These games focus on a compelling story, rich characters and player character development.
Shooters and Multiplayer Games
Shooters put the player's speed and reaction time to the test. Multiplayer games are included here as well.
Small, inexpensive ($10.00 or less), and well worth your time.
Complete Game Collections and Remasters
Every year old games are cleaned up, remastered and re-released. Sometimes they come with sequels, prequels, expansions, DLC and other games included in one package! These new remasters and collections give old games new life, are a fantastic bargain to boot and make great gifts for your loved ones.
* The games listed here include most or all of the content on disc. Download only bundles and releases with voucher codes were excluded.
Game Related Media
Video game related merchandise.
|| Media Type
|| Where To Buy
| LEGO Overwatch Bastion Building Kit (602 Piece)
| Any Retailer
| Art Book
| Any Book Retailer
Where to Buy?
Most of these games can be found at your local game store or favorite online retailer. Some indie titles may be available exclusively through the Steam service or specialty retailers.
Other Game Gift Guides
In addition to this guide, several other gift guides exist:
Board Game Gift Guide: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
iOS Board Games 2017 Gift Guide: #10-#9, #8-#7, #6-#5, #4-#3 and #2-#1