2K Holiday Gift Guide
As we get ready to celebrate the busiest shopping time of the year, we always like to give you some of our favorite stuff to consider for your special someone’s or maybe even something to treat yourself with. In this article we will feature some highlights from 2K Games in our 2K holiday gift guide.
In what has become a yearly staple of basketball greatness NBA 2K24 does not disappoint. Perfect for sports fans of all ages, with bigger and better enhancements than ever before featuring ProPLAY – a groundbreaking technology that translates NBA footage into 2K24 gameplay. Experience next-level gameplay and lifelike visuals as you compete as your favorite NBA and WNBA teams, bringing you closer to the game than before. Also to help celebrate the career of the great Kobe Bryant replicate his signature skills in MAMBA MOMENTS™ mode. Recreate some of Kobe’s captivating performances and progress through his transcendent journey to be one of the greatest players of all time.
For sports fans who prefer their action to be a little slower paced, or simply likes walking around well-manicured lawns while carrying large metal sticks there is PGA 2k23. The most recent entry in the franchise boasts numerous features including MyCAREER Take your skills, and your swag, on the PGA TOUR and become the next FedExCup Champion. Compete against other TOUR pros with your MyPLAYER and establish new rivalries. For the first time, play as male and female pros including Tiger Woods, in online and local play! PGA TOUR 2K23 features multiple licensed courses, including East Lake Golf Club, St. George’s Golf and Country Club, TPC Scottsdale, and TPC Sawgrass to name a few. Build your own fantasy fairway with the industry-leading Course Designer, featuring thousands of customizable objects. With cross-platform support, you can even share your creation with the world for online and local play. Drop into Topgolf from wherever you are solo or with your crew, in competitive 1-4 player local and online play, bringing the fun and excitement to both casual and seasoned players. You can check out our full review here.
Lego 2K Drive, for those who love to build with Lego as well as love racing games. This game is a BLAST to play, never fails to put a smile on my face. 2K really outdid themselves with this one. Get behind the wheel and gear up for tons of open-world exploration and thrilling races! Take on the exciting Story mode, jump into a single race or Cup Series tourneys, and let loose in off-the-wall minigames. Master the art of drifting, boosting, jumping, and using power-ups to defeat opponents! Story mode follows your journey from rookie racer to famous champion as you compete against a series of charismatic rivals. With each victory, you’ll work your way up the ranks to take on the infamous Shadow Z. The vast and vibrant world of Bricklandia is yours to explore as you see fit, full of colorful characters and kooky quests. Zoom past lush fields on Turbo Acres’ pavement, go off-roading in the deserts of Big Butte County, cruise across Prospecto Valley’s picturesque waterways, and more. Building vehicles in the Garage is as easy as snapping bricks together. Construct new cars and boats from scratch, modify any vehicle in your collection, or unwind with guided builds, then take your creation for a drive! With both online multiplayer as well as split screen action, you cannot go wrong breaking this one out during the holiday festivities!
WWE 2K23, this one is a little bittersweet for me. Growing up I was an absolute HUGE wrestling fan from late 80s through the Attitude Era. Wrestle games have also been played frequently in this household. WWE 2K23 is another example of how year after year 2K does little tweaks here and there to make an already great experience that much better. Expanded features, gorgeous graphics, and the ultimate WWE experience. Hit the ring with a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and more! Play through the key moments and toughest opponents of John Cena’s storied 20-year WWE career. And in a franchise-first, take on the role of each marquee opponent – some of WWE’s greatest of all time – as you aim to take down Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. This fan-favorite action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage! With MyGM, take the reins of a weekly show and compete against rival general managers for brand supremacy. Now featuring more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players. As always there is a bunch of DLC available, but to get back to the bittersweet comment at the start there is a pack featuring all the characters from Bray Wyatt who (if you follow) you would know has passed away earlier this year.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the ultimate crossover event combining the rich story, character relationships, customization and progression of an RPG with the tactical strategy and combat mechanics of a revolutionary new card-based tactics game. Set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe, you will forge unbreakable bonds with legendary Marvel Super Heroes and dangerous supernatural warriors in the fight against the world’s greatest threat yet…the demonic forces of Lilith and the elder god Chthon. You are the Hunter, the first fully-customizable original hero in the Marvel Universe. Personalize your appearance, choose your reactions to situations, and build friendships with Marvel legends spanning The Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and more. Decide who to take with you on missions, which missions to embark on, and a host of other options to make this a unique experience. From the creators of the critically-acclaimed tactical XCOM series comes an engaging and deeply customizable card-based battle system that rewards clever thinking with Super Hero flair. Deploy a squad of Super Heroes on tactical turn-based missions to thwart the forces of evil. Use your environment, move around the battlefield lining up the perfect shot or combo, and then launch devastating hero abilities to gain the advantage in each epic encounter. The combat leverages the best elements from tactical games and card-based combat in a truly unique and thrilling experience. This is another great turn based game with a TON of extra content, so do yourself a favor and spring for the Legendary Edition.
Next up might be the single best value in all of gaming right now. We are talking HUNDREDS of hours of content with this one: Borderlands Collection: Pandora’s Box. Borderlands Collection: Pandora’s Box packages together all six acclaimed base games from the iconic franchise: Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Tales from the Borderlands, Borderlands 3, and New Tales from the Borderlands, as well as all of their add-on content, in one giant bundle for the first time. Believe me there is ALOT of add-on content. This collection gives you everything other than Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands in the entire Borderland’s Franchise. Plus these games have an amazing reputation for fun and frantic multiplayer.
For Nintendo Switch players who cannot take advantage of the Pandora’s Box, you can still get your shooting on with Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition. Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition is the quintessential Borderlands 3 experience, now on Nintendo Switch™! Make some Mayhem at home or on the go with the award-winning base game plus all six content add-ons and the full collection of bonus cosmetic packs!
Blast through multiple worlds as one of four Vault Hunters—the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join a friend in two-player online co-op to take on deadly enemies, score loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.
• Borderlands 3 base game
• Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot
• Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock
• Bounty of Blood
• Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck
• Designer’s Cut
• Director’s Cut
• 30+ cosmetic items
Lastly one of the greatest “evergreen” titles on the market. My wife, my father-in-law, sister-in-law, and myself have spent easily a combined 500+ hours with this game. It’s the best it’s ever been and with many purchase options out there and plenty of add-ons to keep you busy for eons.
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.
Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.
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