It’s time again to try and find the greatest present you can for that special gamer in your life. Luckily for you, our Electronic Arts Holiday Gift Guide has some great ideas. Whether they love action-adventure, sports, or sims, there’s something for everyone in EA’s library these days.
This fall’s smash hit is the first entry in Electronic Arts’ Holiday Gift Guide. Jedi Fallen Order is a smashing success according to critics and gamers alike. You’ll get to take on a brand new character in the Star Wars universe in an attempt to jump-start the Jedi Order. Likely the only game on this list that isn’t going to get a Black Friday sale price. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a deal to be had. You can get this for either the Xbox One or the PS4 from GameStop and snag a $15 Fandango ticket along with it.
The latest offering in this long-running series features in the Holiday Gift Guide for the youngsters in your family who love to game. That doesn’t mean Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a game only the younguns will love. Plenty of adults love a game featuring crazy undead and living plants. Like Fallen Order, the game is too new to really have a great sale price but Walmart is offering a bit of a deal. After you add it to your cart, you can get it for $39.88. Not a deep discount but every little bit saved helps during the holiday season.
If that special gamer in your life loves car racing, we’ve got you covered. Need for Speed Heat came out earlier this month but it’s already getting some deep discounts come Black Friday. Nearly every retailer around is going to be offering the game for around $30 but if you need to get it right away, you can still get a deal. Amazon is offering the latest title in the racing series for $5 off the regular price on Amazon today.
This is kind of a weird addition to the Holiday Gift Guide for Electronic Arts, simply because you can get this game totally free if you want. If you’re looking to get something you can wrap and give to someone, there is an option for that as well. The Battle Royale Shooter has two new physical editions, called the Bloodhound and Lifeline Editions. Both of these offerings are being offered for $19.99 at most major retailers. There doesn’t appear to be any Black Friday deals on the horizon but you can get a few bucks off if you go through GameStop and get the used versions.
This year’s offering for FIFA 20 is allowing people to put together a female manager for the first time. That’s just one of the improvements Electronic Arts has brought to the super popular series. Hitting store shelves this summer, there are going to be some great deals for that soccer fan in your life. You can thank this Holiday Gift Guide when you pick up the game for under $30 on Black Friday at almost any major retailer. If you simply cannot wait that long, you can still get it for $15 off the regular MSRP at Walmart.
It wouldn’t be an Electronic Arts Holiday Gift Guide if we didn’t mention Madden 20. One of the longest-running series in video games, this version offers up some new features. That includes the best players in the sport having their own special talents in the game. The title has been on offer for a couple of months now. That means it shouldn’t come as a surprise there are going to be some big Black Friday deals in-store. Football fans can get Madden 20 for around $30. If you want to buy the game right now, you can get it from Amazon for $44.94.
Another long-running sports series gets featured in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. This time it’s NHL 20 which just manages to improve on the franchise mode the series has been offering up. This is one of the more realistic versions of the sports video games you’re going to find anywhere. That’s because it manages to perfectly capture how an NHL GM is going to have to balance whether or not they want to extend someone’s contract, or if they want to let them walk. There is also the option to send someone down, or bring them up from the minor leagues. Then, once you’ve built a team that mirrors the real National Hockey League, there’s the feel on the ice.
EA has long pledged that “if it’s in the game, it’s in the game.” They live up to the hype here. You can get the title for just under $50 on Amazon right now. If you can hold off until Black Friday, you can get it for around $30 at most major retailers.
If sports aren’t really up that special gamer’s alley, you can go with one of the best games in this Holiday Gift Guide. The Sims 4 just keeps on, keeping on, thanks in large part to all the various expansions that come along. The latest new pieces of DLC are Discover University and Realm of Magic. This is literally a game that allows you to take on the role of someone who is in college. Dorm life, frat life, or just studying, you’ll be able to do whatever it is you want to do. Realm of Magic allows your sim to feel as though they are hanging out with Harry Potter. Or at least in a similar world.
What you are going to be paying depends on what sort of addons you want. Amazon.com is going to be one of the best places to get this game and the many, many pieces of downloads. Come Black Friday, you can get Sims 4 and the Island Living Bundle for around $25 from Walmart and Best Buy. That will allow that gamer in your life to get a good look at what has made this game so popular over the years.
Oliver has been a lifelong gamer and a writer for most of his adult life. He came to Nerdstash thrilled to be able to write about what he loves the most again. Whether it’s video games, movies, or television shows, he’s a combination of jock and nerd and the two parts of the whole have figured out how to live peaceably.