For all you parents out there with teenage boys who spend way too much time playing video games, this gift guide is for you! My youngest brother is 16 and he has given me the inside scoop on the latest and greatest when it comes to games for this holiday season. If you want to skip straight to the amazon wish list, you can find it here!!

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For starters most of these games you can buy for all the popular consoles such as: Xbox, Play Station, and PC. One important concept when buying games is to make sure you buy the right game for the right console. I once bought a xbox game for somebody with a play station haha….ya it didn’t work and we had to return it for the correct gaming console. So learn from my mistakes!

Below is our list of the hottest teen games. I actually got the inside school from my little brother who 16 and is in the know!

Hottest Video Games of 2017:

  • Call of Duty WWII

  • Destiny 2

Sadly this game does not come out until June 2018!! However, you can still pre-order it even though they won’t get it until 6 months later. This may be ok depending on how bad the child want’s the game!

  • Madden 18

  • Gran Turismo Sport (Only for Playstation)


  • Forza 7 (Only for Xbox)


  • Shadow of War


  • Star Wars Battlefront II (Available November 17, 2017)


  • Assassins Creed Origins


  • Wolfenstein 2


If you are looking for things to WOW your teen or tween this holiday season check out this awesome gift guide here.

Latest Gaming Consoles:

  • Xbox One X

  • Playstation 4

  • Playstation VR Launch Bundle

  • PC


  • Nintendo Switch

  • Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set


Gaming Accessories:

  • Gaming Headset

  • Xbox One Gaming Headset Adapter. If you are buying a gaming headset for the Xbox one, make sure you have an adapter for it otherwise it will not work. My husband and I learned this the hard way.

  • PC Keyboard, Mouse, Gaming Headset Combo

I hope this gift guide helps!! If you haven’t already check out my gift guide for toddlers featuring the best trikes and ride ons or my Amazon wish list of 90+ toddler stocking stuffers.

Again, if you would like to check out all of these awesome games on Amazon, check out my Ultimate Gift Guide for the Teenage Gamer!

Happy Holidays!


Candid RN

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