With Christmas just around the corner, you may be thinking of potential gifts for your children, partner or even buying yourself a little present for all your hard work. When browsing through leading sites like Amazon, one of the most popular things to buy is a game for your console to keep you busy for hours on end.

With this in mind, here is a list of the top 5 games released for the Xbox this winter.

Call of Duty Black Ops III

One of the most storied game franchises across all platforms, this first person shooter has become a must have for nearly all gamers. Compromising an action-packed storyline for single players, specialist combo missions for two players offline or on Xbox Live, you have plenty of options to keep you busy. With new weapon packs and new special abilities for your soldiers, the franchise has met expectations with the latest edition.

Fallout 4

The theme of action games continues with Fallout 4, the latest in the incredibly successful series since Bethesda rebooted it with Fallout 3. With new additions that allow your character to literally take on any class or build, interactive environments that are packed full of surprises (and can even be customized), look for Fallout 4 to occupy you for hours (or days) this winter. With your character escaping from the aftermath of a nuclear fallout to explore the new look of Boston, be prepared for jumps and thrills as the story unfolds.

FIFA 16

Despite all the turmoil surrounding FIFA and football in general in the real world, nothing has been taken away from the success of the sports world’s best selling game. With new features and a revamped control system, you can immerse yourself like never before. Whether it is creating your own story in My Player mode, forging your path in career mode or even the excitement of Ultimate Team packs, look forward to getting closer to the action with FIFA 16.

Halo 5: Guardians

Following some other tangents into other variations of the Halo brand (command and conquer amongst other things), the traditional first person shooter is back — and with a bang. With the story focused on the attempt to bring the Master Chief back under control and stop his savage path across the galaxy, this one is set to be another amazing story. With futuristic weapons and vehicles, along with the integrated online and offline modes, the game has come back with a vengeance and seems destined to reclaim its spot alongside Call of Duty at the top of the first-person shooter charts.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

When people think of Tomb Raider it is often a throwback to Angelina Jolie in the movie or playing the game way back on PS1. The new edition of this game has stunning graphics and a innovative system to create and craft weapons and accessories. It has fully adapted to take advantage of the running speed on the new consoles.

If any of these games take your fancy, here’s a secret. By looking online you can find an Amazon promo code 10% off to save you some money before you start gaming. Have fun and enjoy your winter!

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