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Posted November 15, 2016 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

Playstation Christmas Gift Guide 2016


As Joseph discussed in his Gamer’s Guide to Gift Shopping yesterday, buying gifts for someone that can play games can be extremely daunting if you don’t play them yourself, or even if you do. Gamers normally buy the games they want for themselves, leaving those around them with few options and ideas on what to buy.

Normally you need to resort to picking games from a certain genre, but even then there are a myriad of different options. The point of the guide below is to give you a range of options within different genres to pick from. It’s by no means exhaustive and only includes games that can be purchased in a store and are easily giftable, but it will give you an idea of some of the better games that released this year and help remove some of the stress in buying a gaming gift. If you feel like jumping online to skip the queues, don’t just stick to the websites of brick and mortar stores you already know. Give places like Dungeon Crawl, an Australian online games retailer, a look as they tend to have some pretty good prices.

In addition to the Playstation games listed below, if you have a larger budget I would suggest also looking into a Playstation VR Headset (make sure to pick up the needed Playstation Move Controllers and Playstation Camera as well) to give your giftee some fun VR times or maybe pick up a Playstation 4 Pro to give them a bit more oomph in horsepower.

Without further ado, check out Rocket Chainsaw’s suggested Playstation games for 2016!

 

Exclusive Games

 

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Title: Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book

Platform: Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita

Genre: Role Playing Game

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: Dragon Quest: Builders

Platform: Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita

Genre: Role Playing and Block Builder Game

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: Gravity Rush Remastered

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Third Person Action game

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: The Last Guardian

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Third Person Platformer

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rating: N/A

 

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Title: Playstation VR Worlds

Platform: Playstation VR

Genre: VR Experience Compilation

Rating: M

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

Platform: Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita

Genre: Visual Novel

Rating: M

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: Ratchet and Clank

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Third Person Platformer

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: Rigs: Mechanised Combat League

Platform: Playstation VR

Genre: Online Competitive Shooter

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Third Person Action Adventure

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4.5/5

 

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Title: Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Platform: Playstation VR

Genre: Rail Shooter

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Valkyria Chronicles: Remastered

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Role Playing Game

Rating: M

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: World of Final Fantasy

Platform: Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita

Genre: Role Playing Game

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 3.5/5

 

Multiplatform Titles

 

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Title: Battlefield 1

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: First Person Shooter

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 5/5

 

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Title: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: First Person Shooter

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Dark Souls 3

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Third Person Action Role Playing Game

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Invasions

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 5/5

 

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Title: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Stealth Role Playing Game

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Multiplayer Scoreboards

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4.5/5

 

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Title: DiRT Rally

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Rally Racing Game

Rating: G

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: DOOM

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: First Person Shooter

Rating: R

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Eagle Flight VR

Platform: Playstation VR

Genre: Role Playing Game

Rating: G

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 3.5/5

 

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Title: F1 2016

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Racing

Rating: G

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: Far Cry Primal

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: First Person Action Adventure

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 3.5/5

 

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Title: FIFA 17

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Sports

Rating: G

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4.5/5

 

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Title: Final Fantasy XV

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Role Playing Game

Rating: M

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2

Platform: Playstation Vita

Genre: Role Playing Game

Rating: M

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Platform: Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita

Genre: Third Person Action

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player and Offline Co-op

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Fighting Game

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: NBA 2K17

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Sports

Rating: G

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4.5/5

 

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Title: Overwatch

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Online Competitive First Person Shooter

Rating: M

Modes of Play: Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 5/5

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Title: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Edition

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Third Person Action Adventure

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4.5/5

 

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Title: Skylanders Imaginators

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Third Person Platformer

Rating: G

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Steep

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Winter Sports

Rating: PG

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Street Fighter V

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Fighting

Rating: M

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Open World Role Playing Game

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

titanfall-2

Title: Titanfall 2

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: First Person Shooter

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: Trackmania Turbo

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Racing

Rating: G

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: UFC 2

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Sports

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: 4/5

 

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Title: Watch Dogs 2

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Open World Shooter

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player and Online Multiplayer and Co-op

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A

 

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Title: XCOM 2

Platform: Playstation 4

Genre: Turn Based Strategy

Rating: MA

Modes of Play: Single Player

Rocket Chainsaw Review Score: N/A


Andrew Cathie

 
Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting. Also, pugs are awesome. Puglife.


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