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Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 – Action-Adventure Video Games

Action-adventure games are the perfect go-to gift for the Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023. They encompass the best aspects of multiple genres, making them appealing to a broad range of players. It’s always a competitive genre but this year took that competition to new heights.

Whether one wants to be a cop, an assassin, a yakuza member, or even a Jedi, this Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 for action-adventure video games list will have just what you’re looking for.*

RoboCop: Rogue City

Love the RoboCop movies? Love action? Want to protect and serve? Teyon and Nacon have just the title for you with RoboCop: Rogue City.

This first-person shooter puts players in the shoes of the titular RoboCop as they take down criminals, investigate crimes, and uphold the law. Long-term fans will love the original story and Peter Weller’s return, while newcomers will have a blast blasting away with the signature Auto 9 gun.

RoboCop Rogue City pays homage to its source material like no other. A faithful recreation of a beloved character and world over 30 years in the making. At its core, it’s a fantastic over-the-top 80s action shooter but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a dark, dystopian tale of man and machine more relevant today than ever.RoboCop: Rogue City Review, Blaine Smith

RoboCop: Rogue City is available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. Purchasing options can be found on the official RoboCop Rogue City website.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

With a rich legacy spanning decades of games, Ubisoft Bordeaux’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage continues the series legacy by letting players be the ultimate assassin.

Set in 9th-century Baghdad during the Islamic Golden Age, players will follow the assassin Basim Ibn Ishaw as they join the Hidden Ones. The signature stealth gameplay that put the series on the map is alive and well, along with parkour, close-quarters combat, and a wide selection of weapons and tools. The city of Baghdad is also ripe for exploration, featuring four districts and plenty of places to explore.

Mirage is the Assassin’s Creed many have been waiting for. It pays homage to its roots, bringing back the core principles of the stealth action adventure. It effortlessly blends together the old-school approach with updated design philosophies, a deeper and more immersive game world, and a story that enthralls from start to finish.Assassin’s Creed Mirage Review, Blaine Smith

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows. Purchasing options can be found on the official Ubisoft Store website.

Like a Dragon: Ishin!/Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

The way of the samurai awaits players in the world of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and SEGA’s Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Don’t let the new title or setting fool you; everything in this title carries the high pedigree of previous Yakuza titles. Set in the Bakumatsu phase of the Late Edo period, players will get a chance to know Sakamoto Ryōma as they fight enemies with the Swordsman, Gunman, Brawler, and Wild Dancer styles. Minigames like Gambling, the Singing Bar, and fighting arena will also keep players busy when not saving the day.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is the most fun I’ve had playing a Yakuza game since Yakuza 0. Any fan of the series or fans of samurai games, in general, should check it out.Like a Dragon: Ishin! Review, Johnny Hurricane

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows. Purchasing options can be found on the official Like a Dragon: Ishin! website.


Looking for more Like a Dragon action? Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and SEGA worked overtime this year to also release the exceptonal Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.

Series mainstay Kazuma Kiryu, the Sotenbori district of Osaka, and two different fighting styles await players in this spinoff of the Yakuza series, sure to appeal to fans old and new. For series vets, new wrinkles like high-tech gadgets, more over-the-top action, and new Master System and arcade games (including Sega Racing Classic 2) will keep players enthralled.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is the quickest Yakuza game ever, and in 2023, that is exactly what is needed. Fans of the series can pick it up and breeze through in a weekend.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Review, Johnny Hurricane

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows. Purchasing options can be found on the official Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name website.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor


The next chapter of Cal Kestis’ journey, players will be able to see Star Wars in a new light with the release of Respawn Entertainment and EA’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

In order to truly immerse players in its world, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor features five different unique lightsaber types, more expansive maps, Jedi Meditation Chambers, and other fine touches.

This entry proves yet again that letting Respawn handle the Star Wars IP is the right call. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a Game of the Year contender in a very stacked year.Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review, Johnny Hurricane

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows. Purchasing options can be found on the official Star Wars Jedi: Survivor website.

Looking for shopping advice on 2023 video games in genres like RPGs, shooters, sports, fighting, strategy, or something out of the ordinary? Stay tuned for additional Gamers Heroes Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2023 entries in the coming days!

* NOTE: We do not use affiliate links in our Holiday Buyer’s Guides; we just love to get the word out about great games!
Action-adventure games are the perfect go-to gift for the Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023. They encompass the best aspects of multiple genres, making them appealing to a broad range of players. It’s always a competitive genre but this year took that competition to new heights. Whether one wants to be a cop, an assassin, …
Action-adventure games are the perfect go-to gift for the Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023. They encompass the best aspects of multiple genres, making them appealing to a broad range of players. It’s always a competitive genre but this year took that competition to new heights. Whether one wants to be a cop, an assassin, …
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