Holiday gift guide for gamers

Best gaming gifts and gadgets to buy this holiday season

2010 was a bumper year for gaming. From January onwards, there has been an avalanche of great video games and gaming peripherals vying for gamers' dollars. In the following slideshow, we highlight some of the best products of the year for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS. If you're stumped on what to get your gaming buddy this Christmas, make sure it's something from this list. To read our in-depth review, click on the image for each product.

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Namco Bandai Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Even though the classic Chinese novel "Journey to the West" has been relentlessly adapted back and forth across many books, TV shows, and video games, Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is an incredibly unique take on the iconic story. Supported by memorable characters, smart dialogue, impressive art design, and some downright gorgeous environments, Enslaved is a stellar action-adventure from the Heavenly Sword developer.

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  • 9th Nov., 2010
  • McKinley Noble
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  • Pros:
  • Beautiful art design, engaging story, excellent voice acting, combat is fun, escorting Trip through dangerous areas is a unique and fresh gameplay challenge
  • Cons:
  • Inconsistent frame rate, not much variety in enemies, final boss battle feels slightly lacklustre, Not many objects in most environments are destructible or interactive outside of scripted action sequences
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