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Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 – Xbox Series X|S Video Games

Picking out the perfect Christmas gift for your gaming loved ones is no easy feat, made near impossible with 2023’s fantastic launch calendar. In this Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 breakdown we cover the best Xbox Series X|S games for the platform.

Our Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 for Xbox Series X|S fans will let players rock out, explore the far reaches of space, and even race for the finish.

Hi-Fi RUSH


Tango Gameworks switches from creepy crawly horror to raucous rhythm combat with the surprise release of Hi-Fi RUSH.

It might seem like a typical hack-and-slash title, but those willing to give wannabe rocker Chai a shot will be treated to a system that rewards those with a keen ear. Consider the title a greatest hits album, albeit an interactive one – after all, who doesn’t like The Black Keys and Nine Inch Nails?

Hi-Fi Rush is a stone-cold stunner, one with gameplay in lockstep with the beat. While finding one’s groove takes some getting used to, those with a keen ear will be in tune in no time flat.Hi-Fi RUSH Review, Casey Scheld

>Hi-Fi RUSH is available for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. Purchasing options can be found on the official Bethesda website.

Starfield

Fallout and The Elder Scrolls are household names at this point, but it’s time to add a third game series to Bethesda Game Studios’ rich pedigree: Starfield.

From the moment players begin their journey across the stars, they will be able to have unparalleled freedom as they explore more than 1,000 different planets. Players can also recruit players for their crew (or even romance them if that’s their thing), customize their character to their liking, and can even commandeer spaceships.

Simply put, Starfield is Bethesda’s greatest-ever RPG. The living, breathing universe they have created is one of the most impressive in the gaming space and the sound effects and musical score push the immersion to near perfection. If only I could stop speaking to the back of NPC’s heads.Starfield Review, Blaine Smith

Starfield is available for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. Purchasing options can be found on the official Starfield website.

Forza Motorsport

Turn 10 Studios once again gets behind the wheel with the release of Xbox Game Studios’ Forza Motorsport.

Gearheads will have an absolute field day with this title – this title features more than 500 real-world cars, 20 tracks with fully dynamic time-of-day, and photo realistic visuals. Don’t expect this to be a one-and-done type of title either; Forza Motorsport also includes Featured Multiplayer events, free Play, and AI-powered Forza Race Regulations.

Hi-Fi Rush is a stone-cold stunner, one with gameplay in lockstep with the beat. While finding one’s groove takes some getting used to, those with a keen ear will be in tune in no time flat.Forza Motorsport Review, Johnny Hurricane

Purchasing options can be found on the official Xbox website.

Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition

Relic Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios’ award-winning Age of Empires IV makes its way to consoles with the Anniversary Edition of the title.

This is far from a simple retread; two new civilizations, eight new maps, new masteries, and even sneaky cheats have all been included. Of course, the title has received a noticeable facelift as well, rendering one’s empire at a shiny 4K resolution. For those in the empire business, this is the definitive edition of Age of Empires IV.

Purchasing options for Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition can be found on the official Xbox website.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

The hive city Tertium awaits with the release of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide for the Xbox Series X|S.

Players will be able to bring their friend along for some good ol’ fashioned co-op action. Gun play and melee come together with its hybrid combat system, with Stray Rejects, Chaos Hounds, and Moebian Trappers just waiting to be taken down. With the ever-changing loadouts and deep customization options, this is one title that’ll truly grow with players.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a worthy successor to Vermintide. Fans of good first-person melee combat shouldn’t hesitate to check this one out.Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Review, Johnny Hurricane

Purchasing options can be found on the official Warhammer 40,000: Darktide website.

All of these titles are also on Xbox Game Pass – subscriptions also make a great gift!

* NOTE: We did not use affiliate links in our Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2023; we just love to get the word out about great games!
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Casey Scheld

Drawn to the underground side of gaming, Casey helps the lesser known heroes of video games. If you’ve never heard of it, he’s mastered it.
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