Computer and video games have taken the world by storm, and they are now more popular than ever. It is for this very reason that giving a video game as a gift is so convenient.
There is, however, such a vast array of game titles available, that it is often difficult to choose which title to get for their loved one.
Here follows descriptions of two games that will bring a smile to the face of many men. (I base this statement on the fact that I am a man, I have been gaming for many years, and I know that I would love to receive either of these games as a gift).
These two titles are for Xbox 360, as well as other platforms.
1. Doom 3 - BFG Edition
In the 1990's Doom became wildly popular. It was a groundbreaking game which, arguably, made the First-Person-Shooter (FPS) genre the powerhouse it is today.
A few years later Doom 2 was released, and the fans of the first installment raved. We just couldn't get enough, and Doom's spot in gaming history was secured.
In 2004 Doom 3 was released, and it was so far ahead of its time, that many Doom fans just didn't own PC's powerful enough to run the game, so many of us missed out on this great title.
Now, however, the BFG Edition has been released. It is a collection of Doom games and add-ons that are enhanced and optimized for consoles such as the popular Xbox 360. The BFG Edition is available for PC's as well.
This package includes Doom 1, Doom 2, Doom 3, the "Resurrection of Evil" expansion, as well as the "Lost Missions".
For older gamers who would like to experience the nostalgia by playing Doom 1 and 2 again, as well as those who missed out on Doom 3, this would make a fantastic gift.
2. Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 is another game in the First-Person-Shooter genre, and at the time of writing this article, it has not yet been released. It can, however, be pre-ordered, as its release date is in the near future.
I have personally played through this game's predecessor - Far Cry 2 - several times, and I thought it was awesome. The level of detail in graphics, the storyline, and every other aspect of Far Cry 2 was astounding.
I have seen the trailers, and read all the news I could about Far Cry 3, and based on that, as well as my high regard for Far Cry 2, I think it will be an instant classic.
I don't know any gamer, male or female, that wouldn't love to receive this game as a gift.
If you are looking for fun gifts for him (or her), you may want to consider Doom 3 - BFG Edition, and/or Far Cry 3.