10 Absolutely Best Video Games to Buy Teens This Christmas 2007

Wondering what would be the best video game to get as a gift this this holiday season?

This Christmas, game developers and publishers are rushing out games for gamers of all types and of varying quality.

To make things easier for people who are not active gamers but want to get a really great video game as a gift , here's a list of the 10 Best Video Games to Get Teens this Christmas.

This list of games covers the best games aimed at an older video game audience, typically suggested for those from 13 to 18 years and beyond.

Best Video Game 1. Call of Duty 4

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Imagine yourself in the role of a United States Marine, fighting a war against intelligent and vicious enemies in a fictitious war in the middle east. The conflict involves terrorists, who have managed to obtain nuclear weapons, and are threatening to use them. The imagine yourself in the role of an S.O.S. (British Special Forces military), executing covert operations in Russia, who has stockpiled enough nukes to destroy the entire world a dozen times, and who's government is now collapsing and the threat of those nukes falling into the wrong hands becomes real. In Call of Duty 4, you'll play as both a United States Marine (for part of the game), and a member of an elite S.A.S. team, in one of the most intense and satisfying first person shooter campaigns of all time. This Christmas hit is available on Xbox 360 , PLAYSTATION 3 , and PC , and is Rated M for Mature (appropriate for gamers 17+ years of age).

Best Video Game 2. Assassin's Creed

This Christmas hit comes from one of the world's biggest video game publishers, Ubisoft. From the creators of the critically acclaimed series, Prince of Persia, comes a new action adventure game based in the 1191 AD. You play as an Assassin named Altair, and are assigned to stealthily assassinate several highly important targets in the Holy Land. To do this, you will learn to scale walls, climb incredibly high buildings, and engage in some of the most ferocious third person combat seen in any video game to date. You're able to utilize several weapons, including your fists, a long sword, a short sword, throwing knives, and my personal favorite, a knife that is attached to Altair's arm. To experience one of the most incredibly cinematic stories of any video game ever made, buy Assassin's Creed for the Xbox 360 , PLAYSTATION 3 , PC, or Nintendo DS. The game is Rated M for Mature (appropriate for gamers 17+ years of age).

Best Video Game 3. Bioshock


One of the most original games of all time, Bioshock puts you in the shoes of Jack, who is the lone survivor in a plane crash in the middle of the ocean. Meant to take place during an alternate timeline in 1960, Jack discovers an underwater dystopia based on the novel "Atlas Shrugged," written by Ayn Rand. After you enter this underwater city that you have found, you discover that the city has fallen into ruins, and is now being run by monsters and crazy citizens. This video game will have you on the edge of your seat with some of the most original gameplay and story twists of the decade, and is sure to scare you at every corner. You can purchase this game on the Xbox 360 and PC , and is Rated M for Mature (appropriate for gamers 17+ of age).

Best Video Game 4. Mass Effect

This Christmas release takes you on an epic journey through the universe, travelling through various galaxies, discovering planets of many varieties and complexities. This is the only big Christmas Role-Playing Game , and allows you to create your in game character from scratch, choosing how they look and what they wear. As you advance in the game, you'll get to outfit your character with specific armor to protect yourself, and with weapons to attack your foes. This title is one of the most visually stunning titles for the Christmas holiday, and is one of the longest to play, so if you're looking for a high quality experience that will last for quite some time, you might want to pick this title up. This game is available exclusively on the Xbox 36 0, and is Rated M for Mature (appropriate for gamers 17+ years of age).

Nov 25, 2007
by Body Beauty


Realistic aren't they.

Nov 26, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Uh.... Where is Mario

Uh.... Where is Mario Galaxy...

Nov 26, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

What About...

... Crysis? Much better than Timeshift.

Nov 26, 2007
by Anonymous

Dear Santa, here's my Christmas gift list

Please don't be shy. ;-)

Nov 26, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

you must be kidding me ...

you must be kidding me ... the best game EVER is called ... CRYSIS !!! (and should be ranked #1 in your top rank, way ahead of COD4)

Nov 29, 2007
by debased (not verified)

Call of duty

Call of duty is way better than crysis just b/c of great online support. Btw its the British SAS, not SOS....SOS is the signal generally used by the elite French army. Also MOA airborne is just about the worst game i've ever seen...erase and replace w/ the orange box...

Dec 4, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)


only games by nintendo are good, these all suck!!!!

Dec 5, 2007
by Ellie (not verified)


lol @ "playstation 360"...never heard of that console...must have come out special for TimeShift :P

Dec 10, 2007
by cjp4eva (not verified)

crysis> any of those games

crysis> any of those games just because you dont have an ok computer dont mean its worthless now plz stfu anyone that thinks otherwise is lying to themselfves.

Dec 13, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

games for kids???

Manhunt, Bioshock...and the rest...all of them has lots of violence and disturbing scenes. And as someone allready mentioned where's Mario Galaxy? And Portal, the one and only true innovative game-title of this year....are you sponsered by XBOX? or haven't tried anything else. Crappy list....better next year

Dec 18, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Forgot one!!!

I can't believe that The Witcher was left out. It is by far one of the very BEST RPGs I've ever played, and I've been playing since the 80s. The graphics, the storyline, the new combat system (which some people didn't love, but I did), the adult themes that were not dumbed down to appease the delicate sensibilities of 10 year old gamers, choices that matter and really effect the storyline (even chapters later!)... it is by far one of the best. The replayability is amazing, too. Its worth actually spending money on. Coming from me, that's a major complement. hehe

Dec 19, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah, wonderful job only

Yeah, wonderful job only mentioning Xbox games. Sell-out.

Why even bother mentioning Kane and Lynch? Eidos is the company that made it 100% clear that game mags are 100% influenced by money. Look up the whole Gamespot scandal. Kane and Lynch is a piece of crap, so it's no wonder Eidos pressed so hard to get it marketed as a "good" game...if you value freedom of speech, boycott it!

Dec 19, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Uh just because Mario Galaxy

Uh just because Mario Galaxy isnt online doesnt mean it has limited replayability. Lets see how quickly you can find all 120 (121 with Luigi) stars without using a guide.

Did you even play half of these games? Manhunt was awful and Kane was fun for about 10 minutes.

You need to realize that a game doesnt have to be the prettiest game on the market to be fun. Nintendo makes the best games on the market. Period. Games shouldnt be about how shiny they are, or how realistic they are. They should be fun. Nintendo games are fun. And to be stupid enough to say "The fact of the matter is that Nintendo has never made a game on the same level of quality as any of the ten games in this list." shows that you know nothing about what you are writing about. The quality of Mario Galaxy is there. The controls are flawless, the ideas in the game are amazing and the sound track is beautiful. So what if it isnt photo-realistic in terms of graphics? Its a fun game.

Call of Duty was a great game (soooo much better than Halo 3 what a f'n disappointment). But Mario Galaxys should be right there with it.

Nov 25, 2008
by Anonymous

nintendo is lame and for

nintendo is lame and for little kids