Retro gaming is all the rage nowadays! The Genesis Mini arrives on the scene and does what Nintendon’t! Everything is included to plug-and-play right out of the box. The best part? You won’t need any cartridges, as 40 legendary Sega Genesis titles are preloaded. Play iconic classics like Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Gun Star Heroes, Shinobi III, Streets of Rage 2, Virtua Fighter 2, and so much more that defined a generation! Relive the glory days of gaming with the return of the beloved 16-bit Genesis now in miniature form.
Retro consoles have seen a resurgence in the past few years. TurboGrafx-16 Mini is a compact retro console pre-loaded with some of the best titles for the console, including PC Engine games. In all, you can enjoy 57 classic games — 25 TurboGrafx-16 and 32 PC Engine games! Play classics like R-Type, New Adventure Island, Alien Crush, and more. Konami has packed this with some amazing shooters and hidden gems. The emulation is actually pretty good with some shimmer in some titles but that can be mostly fixed with Pixel Perfect mode. The Quick Save feature allows you to save your progress and pickup where you left off. A multitap, sold separately, lets you play with up to 5 of your friends. Relive the glory days of gaming!
Now 13 year old boys can experience the coolness of the original Super NES. Nintendo is releasing a miniature sized version of this classic console. The system comes built-in with 21 of the most popular games, including the original Super Mario Kart and a never- before-released version of Star Fox 2. Too bad it won’t load up your old cartridges.
This summer the NES Classic makes its triumphant return! Reimagined in miniature form, the NES Classic Edition features 30 of the greatest retro Nintendo games. Play classics like Super Mario Bros., Zelda, Donkey Kong and more. Now you’re playing with power! It’s the perfect gift for gamers and collectors.
All of our favorite retro consoles are getting miniaturized. Back in the day, gamers use to love playing NeoGeo games at the arcade. Now they are shrinking the SNK arcade cabinet and making it fit in the palm of your hand. The coolest part? It actually features a 3.5 inch screen. Additionally, it can also be hooked up to a television using HDMI. The mini console comes with 40 games.
Get ready to relive the glory days of gaming! A full-scale replica of the Commodore 64, The C64 is a blast from the past. It’s pre-loaded with 64 classic games and now comes with a micro-switch joystick. It offers a revised lineup of games compared to The C64 Mini. Play games like California Games, Chips Challenge, Speedball 2, Boulder Dash, Hover Bovver, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Iridis Alpha, Gridrunner, Planet of Death, and more. The working keyboard lets you enter cheats or program in BASIC and the controller feels close to the original. The controller is quite responsive. The best part? You can load ROMs from your USB drive, meaning you can practically run any Commodore 64 game.
The Atari VCS gets a 21st century makeover — rocking an AMD Ryzen CPU, AMD Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM and it’s capable of pumping out 4K HDR visuals. Better watch out PS5! Now you even get a modern Xbox-style controller to play with. The best part? Not only does it play hundreds of classic Atari retro games as well as current titles from a range of studios, but also you can install Windows on it and use it as a home computer. It beautifully blends the best of retro consoles and PC to delight a new generation of gamers and creators.
Celebrate 35 years of Super Mario with this special limited-production re-release of the Nintendo Game & Watch handheld system. It’s a predecessor to the Game Boy and serves as an homage to the original from the 80s/90s. It includes the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and an updated Mario-themed remake of the game Ball. It features a full-color LCD screen with D-Pad and 2 game buttons. What’s cool? Not only can you play classic Mario games, but you can tell time with its digital clock and discover 35 easter eggs in honor of Mario’s milestone anniversary. This will be a must-have for any Nintendo fan.
The Retro Game 350P is a worthy successor to the RG350 that introduces new upgrades. It’s a Linux-powered system capable of emulating retro games from consoles like Game Boy, Super Nintendo, and PlayStation. The newly repositioned controls feel more comfortable, the analog sticks have been improved, and the laminated screen eliminates the trapping of dust. While resolution remains unchanged, it’s 3.5″ IPS display is a nice upgrade with everything looking sharp and crisp. It feels more comfortable to play retro 2D platformers and fighting games and 3D PlayStation games with side-by-side analog sticks. You’ll need to source your own game files, firmware, and software updates. Note you’ll also need to have working knowledge of accessing Linux file systems and flashing firmware. What’s cool? It can emulate retro consoles up to the original PlayStation in a portable device so you can take the fun on the go. While it’s not as well polished as Nintendo’s handhelds — hands-down, it’s the best portable retro gaming machine out there.
Want to play retro pocket-sized games that fit in your pocket? The Micro Arcade Tetris is the smallest credit-card size portable that lets you play a fully-functional game of Tetris on the go. You’ll have endless fun manipulating those Tetrimos. It’s one of those iconic classics that never gets old, meaning you’ll get a ton of replayability. Choose from an array of micro-sized classics, such as Space Invaders, Dig Dug, and more.
With the iiRcade Bartop Arcade cabinet, play hundreds of downloadable retro and modern games on a bartop cabinet with a 19″ HD display. The cabinet features 11 pre-loaded games: Dragon’s Lair, Double Dragon, Beach Buggy Racing, Bomb Squad, and more. It supports 2 players with Sanwa-style buttons and joysticks and includes powerful 100W speakers, a fast 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core processor, Bluetooth 4.2, and Wi-Fi 5. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming at home.
The Pong Pub Table brings back the glory days of retro gaming. Now you can battle with up to 4 players in Pong in your own living room! This will appeal to kids and kids at heart of the 80s and 90s. The Pub Table features several games packed in one machine: Pong, Pong Doubles, Quadra Pong, Warlords, Pong Sports, Circus Atari, Super Breakout, and Tempest.
The Arcade1Up Capcom Legacy Edition Arcade Cabinet features 12 iconic Capcom arcade games: Street Fighter, Street Fighter II: World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Turbo, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Darkstalkers, Strider, Commando, Final Fight, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, and 1944: The Loop Master. The cabinet features a 17″ color LCD screen, real-feel arcade controls, lighted marquee, and printed coin door kickplate. Invite your friends over for some retro arcade fun!
This 12-in-1 Mortal Kombat Legacy Edition Arcade Cabinet features a 17-inch display, retro-inspired MK artwork and matching riser, full-sized arcade controls, and 3 iconic Mortal Kombat games along with other Midway games. Highlights include: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Joust, Defender, Rampage, Gauntlet, and more.
Arcade1Up introduces Sega’s classic Outrun to its family of 3/4-scale home arcade cabinets. It’s the first time they’ve done a steering wheel design with pedal and brake, and it sports the original arcade’s artwork. It comes with a 17-inch display, matching riser, and lighted marquee. It also includes Turbo Outrun, Outrunners, and Power Drift.
Pac-Man is one of the greatest arcade games of all-time. This retro-inspired cabinet features classics like Pac-Man and Pac-Man Plus. In Pac-Man, gobble all the dots and avoid the ghosts to complete the stage. The red dots provide temporary immunity and allow Pac-Man to eat the ghosts. With authentic arcade artwork, it recreates the classic Pac-Man experience at home. Invite your friends over for some retro fun. The best part? No coins are required! For adults, add a riser for a more comfortable gaming experience.
Arcade1Up’s X-Men vs. Street Fighter is one of the most-anticipated retro arcade titles this year. Featuring authentic artwork, this 3/4-scale arcade cabinet features X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Superheroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse. Invite your friends over for some epic battles. The best part? No quarters are required.
A Best Buy-exclusive, this Arcade1Up Marvel vs. Capcom Arcade Cabinet lets you play this popular retro game home with a 3/4-scale cabinet. It features authentic Marvel and Capcom artwork, a lighted marquee, matching Marvel-themed riser, and a matching stool. This cabinet includes 5 games: Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Heroes, Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems, Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes, and X-Men vs Street Fighter. Bring home this classic arcade! The best part? No quarters are required … so game on!
Experience the golden age of gaming with the Arcade1Up NBA Jam Arcade Cabinet. This cabinet includes NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, and NBA Hangtime. Play the classic 2-on-2 arcade game with over-the-top shooting, jumping across the court, and catching on fire. It’s the first online-enabled cabinet so you can play with your friends on the same cabinet or not. So you can play in drop-in games across North America. There are no fouls, no free throws, and no violations other than goal tending and 24-second violation. Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate NBA Jam Champion? Bring home this classic arcade game — it’s slam dunk fun!
Relive the glory days of NEO GEO with this officially licensed SNK MVSX home arcade. This counter-cade system with a 17-inch LCD display is packed with 50 beloved arcade classics like King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, and Samurai Showdown. The sheer number of titles and variety of genres is impressive. Notable hits missing from the preinstalled games are King of the Monsters and Blazing Star. Additional titles are planned for release in 2021. What’s cool? You can convert the system to a full-size arcade with an optional riser base that adds an extra 32-inches for a total height close to 5-feet. It even sports a light-up marquee and two sets of joysticks, each with six buttons so you can play with a friend. The upgraded display supports a 1280 x 1024 resolution so these classics look crisp and clear. Invite your friends over for some retro fun!
Arcade1Up has teamed up with Sega for a classic Golden Axe Arcade Cabinet. This coinless arcade features iconic Sega classics like Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder, Shinobi, Altered Beast, and Wrestle War. Relive the glory days of gaming with some of Sega’s greatest retro arcade hits.
Imagine building and owning your own arcade cabinet of your favorite retro game. That’s exactly what you get with this cabinet from Arcade1Up. Ms. Pac-Man is one of the most popular aracde games of all-time. Featuring authentic artwork and controls, this 3/4-scale Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet features Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian, Pac-Mania, and Pac-Man Plus. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming with this stylish cabinet. Play this classic game anytime in the pleasure of your home for a fraction of other arcade cabinets. The best part? No quarters are required, so play on!
Imagine buillding and owning your own arcade cabinet of Street Fighter II. That’s exactly what you get with this cabinet from Arcade 1Up. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming and engage in classic Street Fighter competition in the pleasure of your home for a fraction of other arcade cabinets. The best part? No quarters are required, so play on! This arcade features 3 games: Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Invite your friends over and see who’s the real champ.
Relive the glory days of arcade gaming with this 12-in-1 head-to-head cocktail table from Arcade1Up. It features coinless operation with authentic controls for two players. Classic games include Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Final Fight, 1944, Commando, Strider, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, and Darkstalkers. Street Fighter II features split screen for epic head-to-head battles. Invite some friends over and get ready for good times!
With authentic original artwork, this Star Wars Arcade Cabinet from Arcade1Up brings back the glory days of gaming with Star Wars, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It features a trigger-style flight yoke and buttons along with a Star Wars-themed riser. It even has a lighted marquee for that classic retro arcade feel. The games play well with the flight controller. Bottom line, it’s an awesome cabinet that will thrill any Star Wars fan.
Now Marvel fans can play Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and The Punisher at home. It features the original game artwork and authentic arcade controls. Bring the arcade experience home!
It’s Turtles time! Relive the classic days of gaming with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game. It plays just like the original game back in the day and supports up to 4 players. Get ready to kick some butt! It also features Turtles in Time, a custom Turtles riser, and authentic artwork.
Modeled after the original Big Buck arcade cabinet, Big Buck Hunter is Arcade1Up’s first light-gun-based shooting game. Sporting a 17-inch display, it includes 2 game rifles and includes Big Buck Hunter Pro, Big Buck World, Big Buck Hunter Open Season, and Big Buck Safari Outback. You pump to reload after every shot and have to shoot the bucks not the does. Fans will love racking up high scores in this hunting-themed title. Modding enthusiasts will be excited to hack the machine to potentially play other arcade shooting titles.
Arcade1Up has brought to life some of gamers’ favorite classic games. These 4-foot tall arcade cabinets feature 3 games: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat — perfectly recreated with original high-resolution artwork, joystick, and buttons. These cabinets cost a small fraction of the full-scale cabinets and they also weigh less, making them a great addition to your game room Invite your friends over for some classic fighting action and ‘Finish Him’! The best part? No quarters are required, so game on!
Ready for a blast from the past? Relive 20 of the greatest NEOGEO fighting games with the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro Controller Pack. It includes smash hits like King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, Samurai Showdown, and more! The arcade stick and buttons are super responsive and it allows you to bring the retro arcade experience home. What’s cool? You can also connect this arcade stick to your PS4, PS3, or Switch for an arcade-like experience.
By popular demand, Arcade1Up is bringing fans a Final Fight Arcade Cabinet. This cabinet features authentic arcade controls, commercial-grade construction, and original artwork. Most importantly, the gameplay feels faithful to the original. This arcade also features other Capcom arcade hits: 1944, Ghosts ‘N Goblins, and Strider to relive the glory days of gaming. It’s the perfect gift for your arcade junkie.
Space Invaders is celebrating its 40th anniversary with this 4-foot replica from Arcade1Up. Relive the glory days of gaming with this classic upright cabinet design with authentic arcade controls. The cabinet features original artwork and commercial grade construction and the smaller size means they fit perfectly at home or in the dorm.
Bring home the classic arcade action of Pac-Man with this miniature arcade game. This arcade features an authentic and faithful recreation of the original Pac-Man arcade game, complete with decals and gameplay. There’s even mini joysticks and buttons so you can play until your heart’s content without worrying about poppin’ another quarter. Choose from classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Dig Dug, Galaga, and more. It’s the perfect gift for gamers.
Arcade1Up also has a Star Wars Digital Pinball Machine with authentic Star Wars artwork. This digital pinball machine features 10 different Star Wars pinball games. The old games have been redeveloped along with new versions of the game. It’s lighter and more affordable than its full-size counterpart.
Arcade1Up has a Marvel Digital Pinball Machine featuring authentic Marvel artwork and a 24-inch display. This digital pinball machine features 10 different Zen Studios’ Marvel pinball games. The table allows for real nudging and supports haptic feedback via its buttons. It’s lighter and more affordable than its full-size counterpart.
Attack From Mars is a 3/4-scale digital pinball machine from Arcade1Up. It includes 10 different games and it’s Wi-Fi-enabled. The Wi-Fi capability is primarily designed for updates. It features a 24-inch LCD playfield and an 8-inch LCD DMD screen. What’s cool? These machines feature haptic feedback so you experience the arcade pinball sounds like in the real machine when you push the flipper buttons. You can actually feel the knockers as the ball moves around the field of play. Unlike the original machines, this version is virtual, lighter, and more affordable.
Nintendo has a massive hit on its hands with the Nintendo Switch hybrid console. Teen boys will love the ability to play their games on their terms – anywhere. It’s a great system for competitive games and heavy hitters include Zelda and Mario. The main question on many people’s minds is: Will Nintendo have enough Switches for everyone who wants the hottest gift of the holidays? Teens love the new Animal Crossing edition. Animal Crossing sold separately.
Looking for a cheaper alternative to the Switch? If you don’t plan on connecting your Switch to a TV, then the Switch Lite is worth considering. It only supports handheld mode games and is lighter and smaller than the original Switch, making it perfect for on-the-go gaming. The best part? Now you can play all the great compatible Switch games at a more affordable price point. Choose from a variety of different colors, including the special Pokemon design.
The next generation of gaming is here! With real-time ray tracing support, 3D audio, and haptic feedback, Sony promises to take you to new worlds. Available in two different options, the PlayStation 5 features a lightning-fast SSD drive that promises to virtually eliminate load times. Most importantly, it offers a compelling launch lineup. Play has no limits.
The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is a discless version of the PS5 console. That means it won’t be able to play physical, disc-based PS5 games. All your games will be digitally downloaded onto the console. That means you don’t have to get up and insert a disc or worry about the drive going bad plus you’ll save some dough, which are all benefits. But you’ll need reliable, fast internet if you’re downloading these huge games. Also, you won’t be able to play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. Storage is another limiting factor. At a certain point, you’ll need to manage which games you want to keep on the system and which you want to remove. Frankly, I hate this but this can easily be resolved with external storage. Another factor to consider is that with an all-digital console, you won’t be able to sell your games once you’ve completed them since they reside on your console’s SSD drive. Depending on your situation, the PS5 Digital Edition may make sense for you.
Microsoft’s next-gen console, Xbox Series X, is the world’s most powerful console with 12 teraflops of power and an all-new fast processor and GPU. It’s 2 times more powerful than Xbox One X and blows away the Xbox One and PS4. In addition to its strong library of exclusive games like Halo Infinity, Forza Motorsport, and more, backward compatibility is another key differentiator. Loyal Xbox fans will appreciate that it plays thousands of games across Xbox One, Xbox 360, and even the original Xbox. Games feature major visual enhancements and ray-tracing provides realistic lighting for richer, more detailed, and more immersive worlds. Its fast 1 TB SSD drive and Quick Resume feature lets you jump right into your favorite games. With Smart Delivery, if you purchased a game for Xbox One, you are entitled to a free download on Xbox Series X. While it won’t support VR, the controller offers a slight redesign with an improved D-Pad and ergonomics. When it launches this Holiday 2020, it’s expected to be competitively priced with PS5, while offering comparable specs.
Xbox Series S is the successor to the Xbox One family of consoles. It supports 4K resolutions, has a built-in solid-state drive for faster access to games, and delivers real-time ray tracing. It doesn’t support 8K and doesn’t play back UHD Blu-rays like its big brother since it’s disc-less. Although it supports 4K gaming, frame rates only remain consistent at 1440p ranging from 60 FPS to 120 FPS. What’s cool? The Series S offers backward compatibility with most Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox titles. Although you don’t get the cutting-edge gaming experience of the flagship model (Xbox Series X) with higher framerates and fidelity, you get to play the same games without breaking the bank. You get next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever.
Now the PlayStation 4 is slimmer, lighter, and more efficient. The best part? It still has the power of the old one. If you don’t have a new 4K TV, this is the PlayStation for you. It plays all of the games on the PRO model at a resolution designed for 1080P HDTVs.
Most kids nowadays use that new fangled system called the PlayStation 4. With 10X times the power of the previous console, this is one system that is at the top of every 13 year old boy’s wish list. Why? It is an incredible package for gamers with an awesome controller, life-like graphics, and the ability to share. Sony is making it 4K-ready for those with 4K televisions. Now you can get a limited edition Spider-Man bundle.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL is a fantastic 2D handheld gaming system. If you don’t need the 3D and are looking for a great value, the 2DS XL delivers a great portable gaming experience. Plus, you can experience classic Nintendo games via the Virtual Console as well as a strong library of heavy-hitters, making this a can’t-miss for any true gamer.
Amazon Luna is a new cloud gaming service that enables you to play games on the devices you already own — PC, Mac, Fire TV, iPad, and iPhone. The best part? There are no expensive consoles to buy or lengthy downloads. Games stream directly from the cloud to your screens. Play games like Control, Resident Evil 7, Assassin’s Creed Valhala, Watch Dogs Legion, Sonic Mania, Metro Exodus, GRID, Overcooked 2, Brothers, and more. Their library spans multiple genres from various top companies and continues to expand. For a low competitive price, you can enjoy unlimited gameplay, a growing games library, up to 1080P/60 FPS with 4K coming soon, and streaming to up to 2 devices. Play with the Luna Controller (sold separately), your Xbox One controller, or your Dual Shock 4 controller. Request early access today!
Sony is promising to take gamers to new virtual worlds with its VR headset for the PlayStation 4. Strap on the helmet and you will get a 360-degree of the environment. The coolest part? When you look around, it actually feels like you are in another world.
The Oculus Quest 2 is faster, lighter, and more powerful than its predecessor. The VR headset and controllers have been redesigned. The biggest improvement is the faster image refresh rate with enhanced clarity to provide a more immersive experience with more realistic-looking VR games. It delivers 50 percent more pixels than the Quest. With a lighter design, you can enjoy longer VR gaming sessions without discomfort. Like its predecessor, it’s wireless and self-contained, meaning it doesn’t require a high-end PC system to run. With backward compatibility, you can explore a range of old favorites and new titles. Look for multiple versions of the headset.
The HTC VIVE represents the high-end of the VR headsets. It’s for those who only demand the best VR experience. If you’ve got a good gaming PC, then you’re halfway to getting the ultimate VR experience. Imagine being immersed in a worlds that feel and look so realistic. That’s exactly what you get with the VIVE. It supports room-scale VR so you can actually move around objects in VR. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is included with the system for a limited time.
2019 truly has been an exceptional year in gaming and one of the best in recent memory. Here are our Editors’ Picks of the top games of the year worth adding to your teen boy’s collection.
The highly-anticipated Halo Infinite launches alongside the Xbox Series X this Holiday 2020. It’s expected to be the big system seller and fans are giddy with excitement. Master Chief is the protagonist and focus of this game, while The Banished return as the main antagonists of the game. Touted as a ‘spiritual reboot,’ the game is more expansive and returns to some of the earlier Halos that fans know and love. Fans can expect a bigger universe, bigger set of gameplay scenarios, more things to explore, and new surprises. The game’s story continues sometime after the ending of Halo 5. Not only will the game support HDR, but also it does something special with it. The Slipspace Engine delivers stunning visuals, showcasing the power of Xbox Series X, but the game will still look incredible on Xbox One. In addition to a single-player campaign, fans can expect a multiplayer component. 343 Studios delivers a fresh, modern take of Halo while remaining true to its roots.
Pokemon fans have waited over two decades for a true sequel to Pokemon Snap. Finally, a new Pokemon Snap hits the Switch and fans are going crazy. The cult classic is an all-new adventure inspired by the classic N64 game. Grab your camera and get ready to snap pics of Pokemon while exploring beautiful islands. The game features creatures from multiple generations.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury delivers 2 full games in 1. At its core, it’s a love letter to Mario’s past and future. It features the same great co-op gameplay, creative and colorful levels, and power-ups as the original, but now characters move faster and the dash ability powers up more quickly. You can play locally or online with up to 3 players. In Bowser’s Fury, team up with Bowser Jr. and explore a seamless open-world in this short but spectacular action-packed standalone adventure. Bowser’s Fury should serve as a template for future Nintendo projects. Overall, it’s the best Mario on Switch since Odyssey, perfectly blending the 2D and 3D Mario gameplay.
In celebration of Mario’s 35th anniversary, Super Mario 3D All-Stars remasters 3 of the greatest 3D Super Mario games of all-time in one limited-edition compilation in physical or digital form. It marks the first time you can play all games in HD. This collection includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. These classic games all feature optimized gameplay for Switch along with a noticable bump in resolution as well as support for modern 16:9 HD displays and Joy-Cons. Unfortunately, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is not part of this collection. Super Mario 64 was the groundbreaking game on N64 that essentially defined the 3D platformer. Super Mario Sunshine from GameCube takes you on a vacation to Isle Del Rey with an interesting water mechanic that’s incredibly fun. And Galaxy from the Wii era is well regarded as one of the greatest 3D Mario games of all-time. A cool bonus is you can listen to soundtracks from all 3 games — even with the screen off. If you haven’t played these titles, it’s an outstanding value with each game offering something refreshing and new. It’s also worth noting this collection will only be available until March 2021.
LEGO Star Wars fans will be full of glee with LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga. This game lets fans play through all 9 of the saga films. What’s cool? You can jump into any point on the Star Wars timeline — Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, or Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker. Rise of the Skywalker boasts over 100 playable characters and ships — the most of any LEGO Star Wars game. We love the freedom to travel anywhere, anytime and LEGO’s signature charm, humor, and fun.
It’s about time! Crash fans rejoice — a sequel to the third game, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, arrives later this year from Toys For Bob for Nintendo Switch. Neo Cortex and Dr. Nefarious Tropy escaped prison and fractured time itself. With 4 Quantum Masks, you can manipulate time in a number of ways. Expect plenty of platforming challenges, new abilities, new levels and alternative dimensions to explore, and ridonkulous bosses. It’s the same awesome sauce you know and love from Crash games. What’s cool? Both Crash and Coco are playable characters and you can switch between them throughout the game.
Hitman III is the best in the series and the most daring entry yet. If you own a PSVR headset, it’s worth diving into and experiencing its worlds in VR, even though it’s not exactly the best way to play. While it feels familiar and feels more like an expansion than a true sequel, it offers some of the series’ most surprising and imaginative levels ever. Each map stands out with a plethora of creative assassination opportunities, and they’re designed for replayability. Packed with thrilling assassination opportunities and equally awesome maps, it’s a killer conclusion to the trilogy that will satisfy die-hard fans of the series. With mature themes, violence, and gore, you can decide if your teen can play.
MLB The Show 21 arrives on PS4, PS5, and for the first time ever, on the Xbox family of consoles. MLB The Show 21 delivers two game modes — sim mode and a beginner mode to introduce first-time players to the series. Casual mode is designed to ease you in to the game with a focus on learning the core mechanics of the game with brief tutorials. It’s a fun, pick-up and play mode for newbies. There’s a new rewarding pinpoint pitching mechanic for those who want more control over the game. If you have the skills, you can now see where your pitch will land. It’s hard to master but very rewarding. For the first time, you can take your ball player from Road to the Show to other game modes. Next-gen consoles feature a stadium creator that lets you build everything from a classic ballpark to a spacebound stadium. The game will also support online play with cross-platform support.
There’s a new Call Of Duty game out this year and that means your teen boy is going to want it for Christmas. With its simplistic fragging gameplay, anybody can pick this game up and mow down hordes of enemies. This year the battles take place during the Cold War, picking up after the events of Modern Warfare. Fans can expect a variety of new maps. There’s an engaging single-player campaign and zombies experience.
Spider-Man for PS4 was one of the best superhero videogames ever. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. It’s a standalone game for PS5. Instead of a full-fledged sequel, this game offers an expansion and enhancement to the previous game. The game has a substantial Miles Morales component along with enhancements to the game and game engine that showcase the PS5’s technology. Miles Morales has new abilities like electric venom blasts and stealth camoflaging. The game also features dynamic weather and daylight cycles that bring the world to life like never before.
Are you ready to take your team to the Superbowl? Nothing is more fun than playing Madden with your buddies and talking a whole lot of trash. This year there are new ball carrier special moves, user-friendly pass rush moves, realistic open field tackling, and authentic QB moves that make it feel more like a real NFL game. The right-stick is now used exclusively for evasive moves, allowing for chaining of moves more easily and fluidly. EA has added player-controlled celebrations to play with more flair. Modes include: Exhibition, Franchise, and Madden Ultimate Team. Madden NFL 21 also marks the return of the single-player campaign mode, Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame, which is like a playable documentary. Go long! Madden scores another touchdown!
Celebrate a lifetime achievement of basketball excellence with the special collector’s NBA 2K21: Mamba Forever edition featuring Kobe Bryant as its cover athlete. The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions are built from the ground up to take advantage of next-gen power and technology. NBA 2K21 heightens the basketball sim’s realism. The presentation and player animations heighten the authenticity of the game. The gameplay feels smooth thanks to a consistent frame rate. Overall, it’s a genuinely entertaining basketball experience with the latest roster updates and enhanced game modes. It features MyTeam cross-progression and a shared VC wallet, so you can carry over your progress and microtransactions between consoles in the same family.
FIFA 21 offers Volta and story mode and makes long-awaited changes to Career Mode. Now there’s more of an emphasis on the management side for making tactical changes, a revamped growth system, and improved AI. FIFA returns to the streets with exciting street football action. Play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5 in a variety of locales. The game features licensed players, clubs, and footwork is a huge part of Volta. EA Sports has captured the authenticity of the game like never before. The game features several gameplay enhancements to make this the most realistic FIFA to date. The game features more consistent shooting when 1-on-1 with the goalie, more precise dribbling control, improved defending ability, more accessible, skill-based penalty kicks where you can control the spin. The ball physics have been revamped to deliver an authentic experience with more realistic deflections and even the pacing of the game has been tweaked. While building on previous games, it creates the ultimate realization of the FIFA experience.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an ambitious single-player narrative-driven, open-world RPG with real-time combat set in the metropolis of Night City. The story is geared toward adults and the game will have multiple endings. It’s not really a game for teens with nudity, violence, sex, and adult themes. You play as V and your character is fully customizable. Even long time fans of the original game can expect plenty of surprises. The game offers a substantial main campaign with 3 origin stories alongside side quests. What’s cool? There’s more than one way to tackle your objectives. You can go in guns ablazing, use stealth, melee, or even hacking. You decide how you want to play and who you want your character, V, to be. Thankfully, the game won’t feature those dreaded micro-transactions. It will have substantial free DLC updates, paid expansions, and a multiplayer option post-launch.
Set 100 years before Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is the latest game in this beloved series. You’ll experience the world of Hyrule before it was ravaged by the evil Ganon. What’s cool? It’s the only way to experience Hyrule 100 years before BOTW. Battle hordes of enemies with Link, Zelda, and others. Each character features unique fighting styles and abilities as well as stylish attack combos. Can you save the kingdom from calamity?
What teenage boy doesn’t love The Avengers? Marvel’s Avengers is a big, ambitious game made for die-hard Marvel fans. As you progress through the story, you unlock more and more hero-based missions. Hero missions focus on a single playable character. The game’s combo system lets you string together heavy and light attacks or hold for signature attacks. As your heroes earn experience, they gain access to new skills. Skills points allow you to unlock new moves, combos, and new version of attacks. As you build up your heroes, unlocking and mastering the separate core skills offer a ton of depth and variety for every hero. The game features many classic outfits from Marvel’s history that you can collect. Look for a single-player campaign, co-op, and War Zones modes. War Zones are missions that can be played with up to 4 players or solo with an AI companion team. They’ll have a variety of objectives and challenges. It’s a brand new original Avengers single-player story that you can enjoy on your own or play with friends. Post-launch the game will add new heroes, new regions, and new story at no additional cost.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla features a new story revolving around Vikings. Players can choose a male or female protagonist to play out their adventures. Explore a beautiful open-world, raid fortresses, build your clan’s new settlement, and forge alliances to win glory and earn a place in Valhalla. The game now features world bosses and world events strewn across the map. The combat system boasts added layers of depth. Will you rise to become the new conqueror? The game is available for current gen as well as next-gen consoles.
Ghost of Tsushima brings feudal Japan to life. While the game is not historically accurate, it’s authentic — balancing fact and fiction. It won’t just be a simple war story. It’s about real people attempting to survive the brutality of the Mongol invasion. Players take on the role of Jin Sakai during the Mongol invasion of 1274. The game’s breathtaking visuals capture the true beauty of nature. You can even capture photos in the game. The robust and engaging combat system allows for tackling multiple enemies at once. Mobility is key and you’ll be able to approach each situation in different ways. Although it’s long and can get repetitive, it’s easily one of the best PS4 games of the generation. The narrative is incredibly well-written and emotionally impactful and the combat is really fun.
In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, you’ve crashed landed on a mysterious island with mystery creatures called Pikmin. You’ll have to lead the charge with 5 different types of Pikmin at your disposal in this real-time strategy game. You’ll solve puzzles, fight bosses, and have to overcome other obstacles with your Pikmin. What’s new? It features new side-story missions, you can play story mode with a friend, and it has all DLC stages from the original. Now there are a variety of difficulty levels, lock-on targeting, and optional hints. Can you escape this place and return home safely?
Demon’s Souls represents a reimagining of the original game. The game has received a major graphical overhaul with the dark, gloomy RPG elements still intact. The game flaunts gorgeous shadow effects and ray tracing thanks to the power of next-gen hardware. The game is well-known for its methodical combat and unforgiving difficulty. This PS5 version is enhanced with a new Fractured Mode. You can also choose to play the game optimizing either visual fidelity or frame rate. With faster frame rates, you won’t be able to blame the game for untimely deaths. It’s a brilliant, atmospheric, and reimagined dungeon crawler built from the ground up for next-gen. Are you up for the brutal challenge of the re-envisioned Demon’s Souls?
Princess Peach is turned into origami and the kingdom is ravaged by King Olly. Join Mario and Olivia on an all-new paper-crafted Mario adventure, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and attempt to free Princess Peach’s castle from King Olly in this comedic adventure. Although it doesn’t play like the first two games, it’s excellently written and creatively designed. The Origami King harkens back to the good old days of Paper Mario with turn-based combat, RPG mechanics, and humor. The game offers a new ring-based battle system, requiring quick wits and puzzle-solving. Post-battle Mario can use his arm-extending 1000-Fold Arms ability to interact with the landscape. Can you save Princess Peach and foil King Olly’s plans to re-fold the world? It’s the closest thing to the beloved originals, so it’s worth playing.
Star Wars: Squadrons is a first-person 5-on-5 space combat sim. It’s a single-player, cross-play experience with no microtransactions. Join the galaxy’s finest as a starship pilot. Choose from 8 iconic starfighters and support vessels. The thrilling single-player Star Wars story takes place after Return of the Jedi. For a more immersive experience, the game can be played entirely in VR via PSVR and PC VR. Gear up for epic X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter dogfights. It’s the definitive Star Wars space combat experience that fans won’t want to miss out on.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is getting the remaster treatment. The game will feature 8 additional skaters: Lizzie Armanto, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Riley Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Tyshawn Jones, Aori Nishimura, and Shane O’Neill. Although these skaters have appeared in other Tony Hawk games, this is the first time these skaters are playable in the first two games. They will join the roster from the original Tony Hawk games. This remaster represents the skate culture landscape today with a diverse lineup of skaters. The game’s handling physics have been accurately captured, while the original 19 levels have been reworked in 4K. Vicarious Visions has delivered a high quality original remaster that feels right at home for fans of the original. The game is available for PS4, Xbox, and PC.
Minecraft Dungeons offers a more combat-driven, dungeon crawling experience like Diablo with a focus on exploration, adventure, and loot. Dungeons are procedurally generated with a dozen or so differently themed areas. It marks the return of the joys of local multiplayer gaming we haven’t seen since the N64 days. As a 4-player co-op action RPG, it’s perfect for playing with family and friends. The best part? It offers a good mix of accessibility and deep, rewarding gameplay that appeals to newbie and veteran players. Difficulty ramps up in the second half of the campaign, requiring thinking through battles and managing potions and artifact use. We love how players aren’t pigeonholed into a class and forced to make a major choice that affects gameplay early on. Also, you don’t have to worry about being nickeled and dimed like other games. At least 2 additional DLC packs are planned for future expansion. Although it’s relatively safe and lacks mining or crafting spins, Minecraft Dungeons is a fun and charming game with good replayability, plenty of loot, secret levels to discover, and increasingly difficult levels to unlock.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a crowning achievement for Nintendo and the world of gaming. It’s an absolute masterpiece that’s not only the best Zelda game ever but easily one of the best games of the decade. Critics and gamers have hailed it as a must-own for the Switch and it’s reason enough to purchase a Switch just to play this amazing game.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the best kart racers ever! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is another homerun to go along with Breath of the Wild and Odyssey. It has one of the greatest multiplayer experiences Nintendo has produced in a long time. With stunning graphics, all previous DLC content included, bonus characters, and the return of the battle mode, it’s a party game for any occasion. It’s a no-brainer purchase for Switch owners and fun for all ages.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate feels like a museum designed to celebrate itself. The game boasts every playable character in the series’ history plus a couple new ones for over 65 characters in its roster. Ridley will finally make his way into the game after popular demand and even Snake will be making a return. There will be a mix of old and new levels. Featuring perfect shields, a short hop, and the return of directional air dodges, it’s aiming to be a robust competitive experience. Fans can expect a faster, more technical game than ever.
Pokemon Sword & Shield will feature the biggest maps in a Pokemon game. While Sword & Shield won’t feature the national Pokedex, there will be over 800 Pokemon featured in the game. A number of new Pokemon will be featured. The game will have a balanced battle system that allows all Pokemon to shine. The new Dynamax mechanic sounds cool and the Max Raid Battles pit four players against a powerful giant Pokemon.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a single-player narrative-driven action-adventure game set between Revenge of the Sith and New Hope. With Fallen Order, Respawn is doing its best to honor the Star Wars franchise. You’ll literally feel like you’ve walked into the Star Wars universe with its impressive visuals, movie-inspired soundtrack, and heavy combat. The lightsabers feel satisfying with the ability to block, parry, and even size up enemies. It’s about enemy arrangements — free form enemies react in different ways and you’ll encounter a host of enemies, including massive bosses and classic, scout, and perch Stormtroopers. The game offers skill points with Push, Pull, and Force Flip moves as well as wall running. The game features Metroid-vania-style exploration and BD-1 droid helps you on your journey. Although there are no light and dark sides in this game, you get to experience an engrossing Jedi story.
While New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe still has much of its Mario magic, it feels less important given the Switch is overflowing with high quality 2D platformers. Toadette is now a playable character with more precise controls than Mario and Luigi. The game also includes the Super Luigi U expansion. Despite these additions, the game fails to standout in a crowded market. There’s not enough here to make it a must-have for fans, but it’s still a fun adventure worth playing.
While not a completely new Zelda game, Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a 2D reimagining of the classic Game Boy Zelda game. It features a top-down 2D perspective and traditional Zelda gameplay and retains the classic feel and personality of the original. The revamped cartoony graphical style looks absolutely gorgoeus. While it remains faithful to the original, one of the coolest new features is the Dungeon Builder. It allows you to create your own dungeons and play them. What’s cool? You can configure them in different ways and they actually feel quite different, depending on how they are configured. Other cool new additions include Mario character cameos and side-scrolling dungeons. The game will feature 8 dungeons, monsters, and traps to overcome. Can you find the 8 instruments of the Sirens and awaken the Wind Fish? It’s one of those gems you don’t want to miss.
Love dancing games? Then get up off the couch and play Just Dance 2021! The best part? With a 1-month trail of Just Dance Unlimited, you can dance to over 550 smash hits that make you want to get up and dance. Experience 8 all-new kid-friendly songs and choreographies that are fun for the whole family. Kids and families will have a blast while getting a good physical workout. It’s the perfect party game to get the party started.
Grand Theft Auto V may have been released in 2013, but unbelievably it is still selling like crazy in 2019. The addictive online multiplayer mode is what is drawing so many players into the community. Parents should know that the game is rated for mature audiences with adult content, nudity, drug use and extreme graphic violence, which is not appropriate for 13 year old boys, but they are going to want to play it.
Get ready to create the Super Mario courses of your dreams in Super Mario Maker 2, exclusive to Nintendo Switch. With new tools, challenges, modes, themes, sound effects, and near limitless combinations, let your imagination run wild. You get the creative freedom to choose exactly what enemies you want, where you want them, and if there are secret rooms. The game offers several themes, including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and now even Super Mario 3D World. This last style offers some new tricks not available in the other themes, and it’s the one we’re most excited about. With Switch Online, you can share your courses online and even play courses from players around the world. Love a course? Download it for play even when you’re not online. Experience and be inspired by hundreds of original courses designed by Nintendo’s expert designers in Story Mode. Multiplayer co-op allows up to four players to work together to complete courses and fight bosses. Clearly, there are lots of new ways to have fun with Mario Maker 2, as it’s the ultimate Mario playground and tool set. If you aren’t already a Switch Online member, a special bundle will include Mario Maker 2 with a 12-month subscription at a special value price. And if you’re already a member, this subscription may be stacked.
Ignite your teen’s creativity with Minecraft. He’ll enjoy crafting his own little world and going on incredible adventures with friends. When nightfall comes, build shelter to keep the monsters at bay. Experience one of the best-selling and most popular games in gaming history. If you haven’t played it yet, what are you waiting for?!
Are you ready to unleash hell? Doom Eternal is the sequel to Doom 2016 and it’s the ultimate power fantasy. Get ready to slay hordes of classic and new demons with new weapons and abilities. This is the Doom sequel fans have been waiting for a long time. It’s packed with the fast combat, tons of secrets, engaging level design, and the intense gore you know and love but everything is dialed to 11. Everything feels faster and kills are flashier than ever. We love the new shotgun-mounted grappling hook and shoulder-mounted flamethrower. The new Battle Mode multiplayer experience is unlike anything you’ve played before — it’s strategic, competitive, and fun. The game is rated M for intense violence and gore, so you decide whether you want your teen playing.
Dreams is an ambitious, powerful, streamlined game creation tool that lets you essentially create anything you can imagine. It offers a robust tool set and in-depth tutorials to get you on your way to creating your own 3D games, provided you’re willing to invest the time. You create everything from the artwork to music to game logic. What’s cool? You can even collaborate with others. It’s all about playing, creating, and sharing. Of course, if you want you can surf through the many games created by others and even play Media Molecule’s pro-level creations. You’ll find many user-created games inspired by iconic video game brands like Super Mario, The Last of Us, Crash Bandicoot, Sonic, Tetris, Pac-Man and more. It’s truly remarkable what Media Molecule has created and it shows amazing potential for aspiring creators who’ve always wanted to create their own games without the burden of learning programming. Dreams will be supported on PS5 and support is planned for at least 10 years. It’s a must-have if you’ve ever dreamt of making your own games without having a programming background.
Looking for a fun multiplayer experience for next-gen consoles? This Overcooked! All You Can Eat bundle includes Overcooked, Overcooked 2, all DLC remastered plus exclusive new content in one awesome, definitive package. Experience the original that started it all! Overcooked 2 ups the ante with new recipes, chefs, kitchens, and levels. The game has been remastered in 4K with new levels, new chefs, and new mayhem. The game features an online multiplayer mode as well as local co-op. In addition to the original cast, there are a handful of new characters to choose from. Cook everything from pasta and sushi to cake, pancakes, and more. A fun new twist is that you can throw raw ingredients while plates can’t be throw, adding new strategy to the game, as you frentically scramble to ready orders. Even the order in which you complete orders matters for scoring combos. It’s perfect for multiplayer fun with no player limits! Grab your friends and get ready for some insane cooking fun!
What if you mixed an RPG with exercise? Imagine you are a hero who makes your way through levels fighting monsters. This might sound like a role-playing game. The difference? Instead of pressing buttons, you exercise through the game using a Pilates ring. To attach, you’ll squat, do yoga, and sprint. It’s never been so fun to sweat.
Set to debut this holiday season, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are the first Pokemon games for Switch. Fans will instantly recognize some of their familiar worlds brought to life in 3D. The game allows you to use simple motion controls to capture Pokemon. It retains the classic battling system with a cool leveling system. Are you ready to catch ’em all?! It’s a really satisfying and immersive experience fans won’t want to miss!
Earning Game of the Show recognition from most media outlets, Super Mario Odyssey surprises and delights once again. Come to think of it, Mario never fails to disappoint. Mario has a new sentient hat named Cappy that allows him to capture various objects in the world and take control of them. Fans will be excited to explore amazing new worlds like New Donk City and face a new challenge with Bowser. Get ready for an exciting new Mario adventure that’s a pure joy to play.
Cuphead was one of the exclusive must-play experiences for the Xbox One/PC and now it’s on the Switch. Developed by an indie studio in collaboration with Microsoft, Studio MDHR showcases the great potential of a smaller indie game studio. The game is a 2D action shooting game clearly inspired by hits like Contra for the NES and arcade. The game features a unique visual style and animation inspired by classic cartoons. The game supports 2-player co-op which is tremendous fun. You’ll battle against a variety of bosses each requiring different tactics to defeat. Although the game is on the shorter side, be prepared for a real challenge.
Set during WWII, there are a ton of changes to make Battlefield V the deepest and most immersive in the series. First, Grand Operations is the successor of the Operations game mode in the original Battlefield. The weapons feature more predictable behavior so you can learn them easily. You can build structures, fortify, and even destroy buildings. Look for subclasses and deeper player progression. Chapter 4 adds ‘total creative chaos’ with head-on collisions mid-map for a different experience than Mercury. Al San Dan delivers classic Battlefield with air/vehicle combat and tighter multiplayer action. It’s a huge, classic Battlefield sandbox map built for open-world gameplay. It’s all about close-quarters infantry combat and flanking and teamwork, skill, and adapation are key to victory. Chapter 5 allows you to paticipate in a US invasion experience with amphibious warfare. It feels like a homecoming for the franchise with iconic weapons and gadgets as well as new vehicles. This game contains intense violence, blood and gore, and strong language and is only intended for mature players.
The great thing about Overwatch is that anyone can get into this game. You can see incremental growth each time you play with your character. The game does this better than any game out there. The best part? Even if you aren’t a hardcore FPS gamer, you can still make a difference on your team and have a great time. What’s remarkable is you’re able to use your team and hero’s abilities to cheat death. This Legendary Edition adds 15 Hero skins — 5 Epic and 5 Legendary skins.
With an all-new design, the PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller delivers immersive haptic feedback, dynamic adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone. You’ll need a spare controller to play multiplayer PS5 games with a friend. Chat with friends with the build-in mic and use the Create button the record and broadcast gameplay. Use the motion sensor with compatible games. The built-in speaker now delivers higher-fidelity sound in supported games.
So you got a brand new Xbox console? Available in Shock Blue, Carbon Black, or Robot White, the Xbox One Core Controller features enhanced comfort, solid controls, and subtle refinements to improve your gaming experience. It’s compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Android, and iOS. It offers customized mapping, a 3.5mm audio headset jack, and wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and Xbox Wireless. Other notable improvements include a more accurate D-pad and textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back case so you never lose your grip. The only thing worse than having to update is not having spare controllers lying around. When friends come over, you’re going to need some extra controllers for multiplayer fun. If you need an extra controller, you simply can’t go wrong with the official Xbox controller.
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is the best way to play your Switch games. If you plan on playing for extended periods, the Pro Controller is much more comfortable to use. It just feels right and it’s very responsive and includes HD rumble functionality to immerse you in your games.
So you have got your new console? The only thing worse than having to update it is not having spare controllers lying around. When friends come over, you are going to need some extra controllers for multiplayer fun. If you need an extra controller, you can’t go wrong with the official Xbox controller.
While it’s designed only for serious gamers who are looking to get an edge, the Elite Series 2 controller might be the best Xbox controller ever created. Everything from the weight of the controller to the rubberized grips feels like premium quality. The coolest part? The controller can be customized on-the-fly with interchangeable thumbsticks and paddle shapes. You can even remap the buttons to your personal liking. Best of all, game on with over 40 hours of battery performance.
A lot of people nowadays play multiplayer games online, but there is something about having friends in the same room that you don’t get online. If you want to play locally with friends, pick up another official Dualshock 4 controller. It’s Bluetooth and has a rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to worry about burning through batteries when the power runs out. Simply plug it in to the PS4 to charge it.
One of the best things about the Nintendo Switch’s design is the Joy-Cons. Because the Joy-Cons are detachable, you simply need to remove them and you can have some multiplayer fun. You can pick up an extra pair, if you want to play 4 players in your favorite Nintendo Switch game. They come in the cutest colors so it’s even fun to collect different colors.
Celebrate Pokemon’s 25th Anniversary in style with the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for the Nintendo Switch. Featuring cool, stylized Pikachu artwork with a “025” emblazened across the top, this is a great wireless Bluetooth controller for your Nintendo Switch. It features an ergonomic design, motion controls, and delivers up to 30 hours of battery life on a charge. It pairs easily and controls are smooth and responsive.
Nintendo knows Super Smash Bros. fans love the GameCube controller best for playing Smash. That’s why they are re-releasing a special GameCube controller perfect for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch. Without question it’s the best way to play Smash. This controller is super responsive and feels great to play on. Enjoy the freedom of wireless play.
Liven up your Nintendo Switch with new Pokemon-themed controllers featuring sleek Pikachu and Eevee designs. The Pikachu one is our favorite. Licensed by Nintendo, the Split Pad Pro features a bulkier handle with better ergonomics which translates into comfort for the player. It features a full D-Pad, analog sticks, buttons, triggers, and a customizable turbo button. Note these controllers only work in handheld mode and lack motion controls and vibration feedback. However, it offers a better grip than the standard Joy-Cons and the wide button/stick layout feels more comfortable as well. Pokemon fans will want to snap ’em up!
The Luna Controller is designed for Amazon’s Luna Cloud Gaming Service. It offers the lowest latency compared to connecting via Bluetooth since it directly connects to Amazon’s game servers. It offers accurate controls, a comfortable design, and with Fire TV, you can ask Alexa to start your game. In addition to Luna, it’s also compatible with PC, Mac, Fire TV, iPhone, and iPad.
Looking for a great alternative to the Switch Pro controller? The 8BitDo Pro 2, an upgrade to the Sn30 Pro+, is better than the Switch Pro controller in many respects. First, it offers a reliable D-Pad and customizable controls. Specifically, it offers customizable back buttons, rumble, and modifiable joystick sensitivity. It doesn’t offer HD rumble and Amiibo suport. Its rumble doesn’t feel as precise as the Switch Pro controller. It’s also compatible with PCs and mobile devices and it can be used as a wired controller, too. The best part? It clocks in lower priced than the Switch Pro controller.
Want to play Street Fighter II on your new Genesis Mini? This official 8-button controller is the best way to play Street Fighter II on the Genesis Mini. It features a D-Pad with 6 face buttons and 2 shoulder buttons. What’s great? It also works with Raspberry Pi and Nintendo Switch. It works great on the Genesis Mini and is a faithful recreation of the original 6-button Genesis controller.
The SteelSeries Nimbus+ Wireless Gamepad Controller is a MFi controller that improves on the original Nimbus. It features amazing 50 hours of battery life, clickable joysticks, and new Hall effect triggers. Its triggers and buttons are ultra-responsive and it’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, and Apple TV. An iPhone mount lets you attach your iPhone to the controller for improved comfort. With up to 50 hours of battery life and solid responsiveness, it sets a new gold standard for mobile gaming performance, making it the perfect companion for App Store games and Apple Arcade.
Looking for a reliable gamepad for your Android phone? Razer Kishi transforms your Android phone into a Nintendo Switch-like device that plays Android, Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce, Project xCloud, and retro games. It splits in half and features analog sticks, a D-pad, and buttons. It supports Razer Phones, Google Pixel 2 and newer, Samsung Galaxy S8 and newer, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and newer, One-Plus 8, and more. The analog controls are quite responsive but the D-Pad doesn’t feel as precise as you’d expect. It lacks rumble feedback and the buttons don’t feel as good as a PS4 or Xbox One controller. With that said, it’s easily the best mobile controller available on the market.
The PowerA Moga XP5-X Plus lets you play mobile and cloud games wirelessly on Android and PC. With the Moga XP5-X Plus, you can enjoy Xbox Cloud gaming on your Android phone. It comes with a detachable phone clip, integrated power bank, and customizable buttons. The best part? It operates like a regular Xbox controller with better ergonomics.
Looking for a legit arcade experience on Switch? Officially licensed by Nintendo, the Hori Nintendo Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa fight stick is the real deal. Hands-down, it’s the best arcade stick for the Switch. The quality feels great, it’s super responsive, and it’s awesome for playing fighting games and arcade-style games. The best part? It works for PC too. You won’t be disappointed.
The 8BitDo Arcade Stick is a mod-friendly, customizable wireless arcade stick for the Nintendo Switch and PC. You can toggle between two sets of controls depending on your platform. Using PC software, you can map the buttons and profiles with dedicated macros that can be switched between. There’s even a turbo mode and it supports X-Input. You can even switch the joystick’s functionality to a D-pad or even a left/right analog thumbstick. It delivers up to 40 hours with its 2.4 GHz wireless receiver or up to 30 hours via Bluetooth and charges within 4 hours. What’s cool? Enthusiasts can swap out the joystick and buttons with models from other brands. It’s perfect for hardcore fighting game fans and enthusiasts who love customizing and modding arcade controllers.
Protect your new Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite with this stylish 2-tone Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case with leaf pattern. This bundle also includes a screen protector. It’s perfect for protecting your Switch while on the go.
Need more storage for your Xbox Series S or X games? The Seagate 1TB Expansion Card is a worthwhile storage upgrade so you don’t have to worry about deleting games and re-downloading. Across four generations of Xbox games, you can store throusands of games on this drive. It’s a safe and reliable way to add extra storage to your game console. Titles optimized for Xbox Series S/X will require the Seagate Expansion Card to run on external storage, as it delivers NVMe SSD speeds. The best part? Play your Xbox Series S/X games without compromising graphics , lacency, load times, and frame rates.
With larger games on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, you need larger capacity drives to store your favorite games. While slower performance than SSD drives, with 5TB of storage, it offers plenty of storage for several games. With a durable metal cover, it’s perfect for taking on the go. It’s compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Games stored on the external USB drive can easily be copied to your Xbox Series X or PS5 for play, which definitely beats re-downloading times.
The prices of portable hard drives have come down considerably. Now you can get a 4TB portable external hard drive from WD for a very reasonable price. It offers the easy of plug-and-play and you can backup your computer or use it for your PS4 or Xbox One to store all your games.
If he needs to get high quality footage off the PS4 or Xbox One, then he needs the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S. With it, he will be able to stream 1080p and 60 frames per second video to Twitch or YouTube. It’s the perfect gift for capturing all of your coolest gaming moments.
The Stream Deck is designed for live streaming. It’s got integration with Twitch, Twitter, Windows, Elgato products, and more. You can control your Twitch chat, post Twitter messages, change scenes, sources, and mics, record your screen, and even retroactively record the last few minutes if you have an Elgato capture card. It simplifies your life by making it easier to excecute commands while you’re live streaming a game. Best of all, it works as you’d expect. The value is pretty clear for serious streamers. What’s cool? It can even be used for video editing and folder navigation.
Designed for lengthy gaming sessions, this comfortable pair of headphones feels as light as a cloud even after blasting zombie after zombie for hours. The soft leather band, ear cushions, and overall design make it one of the most comfortable headsets. With an attachable microphone, it’s perfect for communicating with your friends online.
With a sleek design complementing the PS5, experience immersive 3D audio on your PlayStation 5 with this Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Gaming Headset. Enjoy the freedom and convenience of wireless with up to 12 hours of battery life. With built-in noise-cancellation and comforting earpads, it’s perfect for chat, PSVR, and mobile devices.
Compatible with Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 devices, the Xbox Wireless Headset delivers best-in-class audio performance. It blows away Sony’s Pulse 3D headset. With a super comfortable, lightweight, flexible design, it offers direct pairing with your Xbox console and clear chat comms. What’s cool? It supports spatial audio like Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone:X for immersive sound. Combining high-quality, comfort, and affordability, this is the headset to get for Xbox gamers.
Want to use your wireless headphones with your Switch? With the HomeSpot Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adapter, you can do just that. It’s as simple as plug-and-play and then you can enjoy the freedom of wireless. Choose from a variety of styles to match your Switch.
Here’s an inexpensive gift for your 13 year old gamer. These little thumb sticks slide over the dual analog sticks, improving your grip. The best part? In first person shooters like Call Of Duty, you will have better control and improved aiming. It might give you the edge you need.
If your teen loves racing games, this wheel from Logitech delivers an authentic racing experience for PS4. Start saving up because it’s gonna cost you – but man is it worth it! The sheer joy and exhilaration that comes from this wheel is beyond belief good. The feel of the wheel and pedals coupled with force feedback make you feel immersed in the racing action like never before. It’s perfect for games like Gran Turismo Sport, Dirt 4 and more.
Does he love games like Gran Turismo and Forza? The Logitech G923 TRUEFORCE Racing wheel delivers ultra realism and performance for your driving sims. It offers a new high-definition force feedback system that syncs with the game’s physics and audio engine to deliver an insanely realistic experience. That means you can feel the roar of your car’s engine, tire traction, the terrain of the track, and steering wheel feedback like never before. Other cool features include programmable dual-clutch launch controls that let you get off the line cleaner and faster than ever and a rev indicator which lets you know when your close to redlining. The wheel is compatible with PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Delivering truly next-generation realism and detail, it’s a must-have for true racing game enthusiasts.
Charge up to two PS5 DualSense Wireless Controllers with this PlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station. Simply dock and quickly and easily charge your controllers for game time. The best part? It charges as fast as when connected to your PS5 and doubles as convenient storage for your controllers. DualSense controllers are not included.
Got an Xbox Wireless Controller? Don’t you hate it when your batteries die in the middle of your game?! With the Xbox Rechargeable Battery, say goodbye to batteries and game on! It’s compatible with any Xbox controller with an USB-C port. The best part? It fully charges your controller in under 4 hours. You can also recharge during or after play. Compared to buying a ton of AA batteries, this is clearly the smarter choice that’ll save you money in the long run.
Nothing is more annoying than having dead controllers. Designed for the PS4, this charging cradle makes it easy to charge two controllers at the same time. The best part? It connects via USB for easy charging. Just dock your controllers on the cradle and your controllers will be ready to go when you want to play.
Are you tired of burning through batteries on your Xbox One controller? This charger allows you to charge 2 Xbox controllers so you never have to worry about batteries again. Along with the charger, it comes with 2 battery packs. Finally, there is an environmentally friendly way to game.
The only way to charge Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons is to attach them to the system. This can get annoying especially if you have more than 2 Joy-Cons. This officially licensed charging dock from HORI allows you to charge 4 Joy-Cons at once so you always have a pair ready to go. The best part? You don’t have to take a break when the batteries die. Game on!
Want more options for charging your Switch controllers? This charging dock allows you to conveniently charge your Pro controller and Joy-Cons. An indicator tells you when they are fully charged. The best part? You can charge both controllers at the same time. It also doubles as a handy storage unit so everything is neatly organized.
Record yourself and your epic gaming moments in 1080p with this PlayStation 5 HD Camera. The camera features dual wide-angle lenses with an adjustable stand to capture the perfect angle. Put yourself in the spotlight, as the camera works seamlessly with the PS5’s background removal tools. A PlayStation Network account is required for use.
So you got a new PSVR headset? This is the perfect accessory to complement your new VR headset. Not only does it serve as a display, but it also conveniently docks and charges your PSVR headset, two Dual Shocks, and two Move controllers. Charging is rapid and an indicator shows you when it has been fully charged.
Ugh! Does your teen have a bunch of wires crammed behind his TV? These cable management sleeves allow you to bring some order and tidiness to all those messy cables for a neater and cleaner look. Now isn’t that so much better?
The Nintendo Switch only has 32GB of built-in memory, so if you plan on installing more digital games you’ll need a memory expansion card for additional storage. This 128GB card is compatible with Nintendo Switch and allows you to conveniently store all your games in one place. Also, with digital games, you don’t have to worry about lost cartridges or swapping out cartridges.
While the Nintendo Switch has a built in stand that allows you to play in tabletop mode, there are a couple problems with it. The angle that the Switch is placed at isn’t comfortable for everybody. This little contraption elevates your Switch, allowing you to place in 3 different angles. The best part? Because it raises the Switch, you can charge it at the same time. When you are done, it folds away compactly.
Easily and conveniently navigate your media, including UHD Blu-rays, with this PlayStation 5 Media Remote. With its intuitive design, it makes controlling your media easier than ever and beats using the PS5’s controller. Even power on your PS5, navigate its menus, and control the volume and power on compatible TVs.
Forget using your Xbox controller to control your media. Take charge of your entertainment experience with the Xbox One Media Remote. It’s intuitive to use for controlling your Blu-ray movies and conveniently operates from up to 30-feet away. The best part? You don’t have to keep turning on your Xbox controller anymore! It’s a great remote combining form and function.
If you have a Nintendo Switch and plan to travel with it, you need a case. Available in several different Nintendo themed designs, this case has everything you need to carry the basics inside. It allows you to place the Switch inside with the Joy-Cons attached. There is a thick pocket flap that covers the Switch screen. There is even space for 8 games
Made with shock-absorbent flexible TPU, the Mumba Case for Nintendo Switch not only protects your delicate Switch from bumps, drops, falls, scratches, dust, and fingerprints, but also it gives you improved controller grip. The best part? Dock it without removing the case.
While it won’t fit in your pocket, the Nintendo Switch is really portable. The Switch itself is pretty easy to lug around in any bag, but what if you want to take everything with you including all your accessories, cords, and games. This large shoulder bag is designed to carry everything inside including the Switch Dock. Finally, you can travel anywhere with it.
Looking to get more battery life while using your Switch on the go? Meet the Anker PowerCore 20100. It’s officially licensed by Nintendo meaning it’s safe to use with your Switch and it delivers up to 15 hours of additional playtime. Mama mia! With power delivery, you can recharge your Switch in as little as 3.5 hours and you get about 2.5 full charges. What’s great is that you can use it for your iPhone X/8 and MacBook Pro, and other devices as well.
Want to use your wireless headphones with your Switch? With the HomeSpot Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adapter, you can do just that. It’s as simple as plug-and-play and then you can enjoy the freedom of wireless. Choose from a variety of styles to match your Switch.
The HyperX ChargePlay Clutch is a 3-in-1 device that adds protection, more battery life, and an improved kickstand for the Nintendo Switch. It adds about 2 hours of battery life to your Switch for a total of 5-hours of gameplay on a full charge. The rugged case adds an extra layer of protection for your Switch. Its detachable rubber hand grips give you a better grip on your Joy-Cons. It’s the ultimate travel companion for your Nintendo Switch.
Want to take the Switch on the road and connect it to TV without lugging around the dock? With this pocket-sized hub, you can easily transport it in your pocket. Far smaller than the Switch dock, this hub packs all the functionality of the regular dock in a compact unit. If you love traveling with your Nintendo Switch, it absolutely deserves a spot in your travel bag.
Want to boost the graphics performance of retro consoles and current consoles? The mClassic graphics processor is a plug-and-play device that upscales your video game graphics. It’s compatible with Dreamcast, Xbox/Xbox 360/Xbox One, Nintendo N64/Game Cube/Wii/Wii U/Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 1-4, SNES, Genesis. Simply plug it into your system and connect it to your TV. It’s like a simple graphics upgrade without the need to be a tech guru. Although it improves the video quality on some titles, sometimes the difference is not super noticable. For some games it smooths jagged edges, delivering an improved viewing experience. The sweet spot is 480p, so it’s perfect for Dreamcast or Game Cube, since it makes the most dramatic enhancements. For optimal results, you’ll need an HDMI cable supporting 4K or higher resolution and a display supporting 2K or higher resolutions. Note the standard Switch HDMI cable won’t work. You’ll need additional adapters and hookups for some retro consoles. While it delivers an enhanced gaming experience for a wide range of systems, results vary by game and console.
Would you like to travel with your game console? This is no ordinary suitcase. It actually has a built in 720P HD screen and speakers. Simply put your console inside and all you have to do is plug it in, allowing your console to go wherever you go.
Now that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have gone 4K, you are going to need a 4K television to take full advantage of it. If you’re in the market for your first 4K HDTV and don’t want to break the bank, go with the TCL 55 Class 6-Series. It delivers mini-LED tech for improved brightness and contrast quality with gaming extras like 120Hz, variable refresh rate, and THX game mode. You’ll be blown away by the amazing picture quality. It has among the lowest input lags on a TV, which is crucial for a fluid gaming experience. Variable refresh rate reduces tearing and other artifacts in games. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X support VRR. The icing on the cake is that it also offers Roku functionality. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better value for a 55-inch 4K HDTV. It performs better than ever and delivers the best bang for the buck.
With all the gaming consoles and media devices you may own, your TV is going to run out of HDMI inputs. Now you don’t have to constantly swap them, messing with the wires. This powered HDMI switch will automatically swap between five different HDMI inputs, depending on the active input.
Playing your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One on a big screen TV is an amazing experience, but playing it on up to a 300-inch screen is even better. This projector from Epson delivers full HD 1080p video. What makes it so great for games? Games will look fantastic with accurate color thanks to its 3LCD system and 15,000:1 high dynamic range. Also, this projector doesn’t suffer from the rainbow effect. Ultimately, that translates into a better gaming experience.
If you’re looking for a simple chair for your 14 year old boy, this computer chair fits the bill. It’s the perfect task chair for short periods of time. It rotates 360-degrees and features casters for mobility. This chair supports a maximum weight of 250 pounds.
Every gamer needs a good quality gaming chair. If you are going to spend a lot of your time playing games, you want to find a gaming chair that gives you great lumbar support and looks cool. With a stylish black and red design, the Homall is modestly priced and has adjustable headrest and lumbar pillows. The only thing it’s missing are adjustable armrests. The coolest part? The chair reclines to 180-degrees and it has a gas-powered spring for raising and loweing it.
Does he spend most of his time sitting down to play videogames? If he games on a daily basis, he should be comfortable. Upgrade his chair to this stylish racing gaming chair with a built in hydraulics system. That way he can keep playing his favorite games without getting feeling fatigued.
The Atlantic Gaming Desk is one of the best gaming desks for your teen. It supports 27″ flat screen monitors not weighing more than 40 pounds. It’s quite durable, stylish and functional with a storage drawer, cable management system, cupholder, speaker holders and more. You just can’t beat that price.
Got a teen gamer who loves playing practically all day? This standing desk riser is a great way to relieve neck and back pain from sitting all day long. It also promotes better circulation. Are you ready to make the transition and say no to neck and back pain?
Gaming Gift Cards
If you don’t know what game to get your PlayStation gamer, just get them a PlayStation Store gift card. That way they can download their favorite game.
Don’t know what to get your 13 year old Xbox One gamer? With an Xbox One Store gift card, your Xbox One gamer can download their favorite game online.
Run out of ideas for your Nintendo gamer or not sure which game to get him? Consider the Nintendo eShop Card which can be used for a range of Nintendo systems from Nintendo Switch to 3DS to Wii U. Choose a value from $10 to $70 and you’re ready to gift. It’s essentially digital cash to use on games, downloadable content, and other goodies available through Nintendo’s eShop. What’s not to love? Now he can choose the perfect game.
Does he love playing Xbox online? A subscription to Xbox LIVE the perfect stocking stuffer for any Xbox gamer. This service allows him to play online multiplayer with his friends. There are other perks too like discounts and free downloadable games every month. The subscription stacks on the old one, extending the service.
With a number of perks, every Playstation Gamer would love a Playstation Plus Subscription. This service allows gamers to play multiplayer online on the PS4, get backup game saves, and receive free games every month. Even if he already has a subscription, the new subscription will stack on the old one, extending the service.
Want to play your favorite Switch games online? Launching this September, the Nintendo Switch Online service allows you to play your games online for 12 months. In addition to allowing you to play online with friends, you also get access to classic NES games with online play. Lastly, you benefit from cloud backup for your save data.
With Xbox Game Pass, your teen can get his game on with hundreds of games to play on Xbox One. This digital code gives you an all-access pass for 6 months. The best part? Play some of the latest games like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, Forza, and more! It’s an unbeatable value for the price of a single game.
Microsoft has introduced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This membership combines Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for one low monthly price. Compared to the individual services, this combined service saves you money. Xbox Live allows players to play online, while Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 100 high-quality games on Xbox One and Windows 10. Discover your next favorite game!
Love EA games? Get a 12-month all-access pass to EA’s library of games with EA Play. Play everything from Madden to FIFA to Battlefield and more! There are over 50 games to experience on EA’s service. What’s cool? You even can try out new games before they’re released and you benefit from special member discounts! Play the best of EA for less. Makes a great gift for Xbox or PlayStation gamers.
For the PC gamer in your life, there is nothing better than a STEAM gift card. STEAM is a popular eshop for digitally delivered PC games. Every now and then STEAM runs promotions on the eshop. None of us have unlimited cash so it’s always handy to have a STEAM gift card lying around.
Got a Fortnite gamer who can’t get enough? Fuel their gaming obsession with some V-Bucks, aka in-game currency. Choose from $25 or $40 gift cards. The $25 card yields 300 bonus V-Bucks, while the $40 gift card yields 1,000 bonus V-Bucks. These cards may be redeemed across a range of devices: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Got a gamer obsessed with Apex Legends? Apex Legends took the industry by storm this year giving Fortnite a run for its money. Use these Apex coins to score a Battle Pass (950 coins), Battle Pass Bundle (2,800), or customize your in-game character. What’s cool? With Season 1 Battle Pass, you score an entire season’s worth of loot. This virtual currency is available for PS4, Xbox, and PC platforms. Choose from 1000, 2150, 4350, 6700, or 11500 Apex Coins.
Looking for the perfect gift for your 13 year old Minecraft fan? The Minecraft Minecoins 3500 pack includes 3,500 in-game currency for downloading new skins, textures, and worlds on the Minecraft Marketplace. The best part? This gift card can be used across multiple platforms, including Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and Windows 10.
Got a ROBLOX obsessed fan? Available in in $10, $25, or $50 varieties, these ROBLOX gift cards make the perfect gift for your ROBLOX fan. These digital cards are compatible with PC or Mac and allow fans to access a wide library of gear, collectibles, and virtual items to use in the game. In Roblox you make the game! Let their imaginations run wild with this extremely popular kids’ game!
At this price point, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool Gamimg Desktop is one of the best PCs you can buy right now. Equipped with a fast and powerful i7 8-core processor, 16GB DDR4 memory, and a RTX 2070, it can run most of the latest games on high settings with no problems. This system features cool rainbow RGB lighting and it’s powerful and fast enough for the most demanding games and even for VR gaming. It also features 7.1 audio and includes a gaming keyboard and mouse. You get what you pay for here and aren’t likely to be disappointed.
The Dell G3 15 delivers strong performance for gamers on a budget. It rocks a faster 10th-Gen i7-10750H 6-core and GTX 1650/GTX 1650 Ti/GTX 1660Ti/RTX 2060 and offers a comfy keyboard, ample ports, and roughly 4.5 hours of battery life. Memory options are limited with 8/16 GB DDR4 RAM. To reach top frame rates in many modern AAA games, you’ll have to drop settings to medium or low. However, the only other compromise seems to be it’s rather dull 15.6-inch display and mediocre design.
The Helios 300 is the best gaming laptop in its price range. Rocking either a 7th Gen or 8th Gen processor and a GTX 1060 with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, the Acer Predator 300 is a gamer’s dream machine. Experience ultra-fast frame rates for the smoothest gameplay. This system is even powerful enough to power VR systems like the VIVE and Oculus Rift. The system sports a 15.6″ 1080P IPS display with brilliant color and fast performance. A backlit RGB keyboard adds extra flair. The best part? It delivers desktop-like performance in one cool looking gaming laptop. Are you ready to step up your game to the next level?
The MSI GS65 can compete head-to-head with the Razer Blade 15 but is only held back by build quality. It delivers incredible gaming performance in the thinnest and lightest laptop in its class. It packs an i7, GTX 1060/1070, and 16/32GB DDR4 RAM, depending on your configuration. Battery life comes in at 5 hours and it stays relatively cool. The speakers are decent but pale in comparison to the Blade 15.
The slim and lightweight Predator Triton 500 packs serious punch with an 10th-Gen i7-10750 Intel CPU, RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and a 15.6-inch 1080P, 300Hz IPS display. It’s one powerful beast. It delivers a good combination of graphics and overall power. The build quality is good, although there’s some flex on the lid. The one-touch Turbo option allows you to squeeze even more power from the GPU. It offers plenty of connectivity ports, including USB 3.2, HDMI, Mini Display, and Ethernet. Battery life ranges from about 1.25 hours, which is definitely not class-leading, and it runs hot with loud fans. You can play many of your favorite games on high settings. If you want serious power in a thin, compact gaming laptop, it’s definitely worth considering.
The Razor Blade 15 stands as one of the lightest gaming laptops with solid performance and up to 6 hours of battery performance. The build quality is excellent and the trackpad is the best on any Windows laptop. Packing an Intel i7-10750H 6-Core, RTX 3060, and 16 GB DDR4 RAM with a 512GB SSD and 15.6″ 1080p 144Hz QHD display, that’s plenty of power for smooth frame rates and amazing graphics. However, with the base configuration, certain demanding games have trouble achieving 60 FPS. It’s capable of annihilating many PC games you run on it — just not all; the Advanced Model with a GTX 3070 is a BEAST! It offers an array of connectivity options: Thunderbolt 3, USB-A/-C ports, and dedicated HDMI. The only other downside is its expensive upgrades and short battery life. It’s a stylish, stronger, and faster gaming laptop. With a premium feel and solid performance, it truly is the MacBook Pro of gaming laptops — perfect for gamers and creators alike.
The Razor Blade Pro 17 is a premium, sleek-looking gaming laptop/workstation that delivers strong overall performance with 4K and 300 Hz refresh rates for silky smooth, eye-popping graphics. This desktop replacement packs a faster 10th-Gen 8-core Intel i7-10875H processor with an RTX 2070 Max-Q/2080 Super Max-Q GPU, and 16GB DDR4 RAM for fluid gameplay in your favorite games. It offers an effective vapor-chamber cooling system and fast SSDs. The build quality is clean and refined. The compressed arrow keys now sit below the right Shift key, preventing accidental hits and misses. It has excellent connectivity options, including Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, and more. Although pricey, the Razor Blade Pro 17 delivers powerful specs and a gorgeous, high-refresh display in a slim package, making it perfect for gamers and creatives.
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar III is among the top gaming laptops on the market with solid build quality. Rocking an i9-9750 and RTX 2060/2070, it delivers solid performance, a 240Hz IPS panel, and long battery performance. Gamers will appreciate the dedicated control buttons and that it offers plenty of connectivity ports. A unique feature is the USB Keystone and an NFC device adds a physical security component to the laptop. When its removed, a section of the laptop’s storage can’t be accessed. Surprisingly, there’s no webcam built-in. Its keyboard is rather clicky and the speakers although full-sounding, are decent at best. However, it’s 240Hz display delivers smooth imagery; it’s easily among the best 240Hz displays. Once you see it in action, you won’t settle for anything less. It’s the best gaming laptop for security.
The Alienware Area-51m R2 is a lean, mean beast of a laptop with insane gaming performance. It boasts better specs across the board: faster processor, GPU, and RAM, and better display options. As the most powerful gaming laptop, it delivers sharp 4K imagery and lightning-quick processing power. It’s perfect for gaming and every day tasks with plenty of connectivity ports. In fact, its performance is mind-blowing for a laptop. It sports a desktop-grade 10th-Gen i7-10700 (8-core)/i9-10900 (10-core) processor, GTX 1660Ti/RTX 2060/RTX 2070 Super/RTX 2080 Super/AMD Radeon RX 5700M, 16/32GB DDR4 RAM, and SSD(s) and HDD. Use it on Ultra settings for smooth gameplay without any issues. The only issues are heat, limited upgradability, and its loud fan after extended play sessions. Its design is nice despite its giant form factor. The best part? Overall, it’s the best gaming laptop, even overpowering some PCs, and it blows away the competition! It currently holds the undisputed title of world’s most powerful gaming laptop.
Experience big gaming power with the compact GDP WIN Max gaming laptop. Weighing in at 1.74 pounds, it’s the world’s smallest handheld gaming laptop. This Windows 10 laptop features an 8-inch IPS display with an integrated controller in its chassis. It rocks a 3.7 GHz i5-1035G7 CPU, Intel Iris Plus graphics, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Resolution is limited to 1280×800. Although it has a larger keyboard than the GPD WIN 2, you’ll still need a mouse for many PC games. If you prefer, you may connect a full-sized USB controller. As it runs demanding games with playable framerates on medium/low settings, it’s a great alternative to the immensely popular Nintendo Switch if you want to hold it like a handheld.
Among the most wished for gaming displays, the ASUS VG278QR offers the performance gamers need for the best gaming experience. With a blazing fast response time of 0.5ms, everything looks silky smooth and fluid. It delivers a lag-free experience with brilliant color and details. One thing is for certain – you can’t blame your monitor if you lose!
With G-Sync tech, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time, your games and content will look amazing and be easy on the eyes. No more blaming your monitor for unexpected frags. Everything looks so smooth frame rate-wise. With 1440p support, your games will look sharp and beautiful with great colors that pop. Overall, with these specs, it’s a fantastic value for gaming or entertainment.
The Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor offers the performance gaming enthusiasts need for the best gaming experience possible. With a blazing fast response time of 1ms and 240 Hz support, everything looks silky smooth and fluid. When you see this fluid performance, there’s no going back to older technology. It delivers a lag-free experience with brilliant color and details. One thing is for certain – you can’t blame your monitor if you lose!
The Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse is durable, designed for comfort, and is built for performance so you can game on. This mouse offers incredible precision to move exactly where and when you want to. Are you ready to win?
The Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse is a great budget gaming mouse. It’s ergonomically designed for comfort and the sensor works well. It’s also very fast and responsive. It’s also one of the best gaming mice for eSports.
SteelSeries makes some great gaming mouse pads that withstand extreme gaming sessions. The QcK+ gaming mouse pad is the one gamers prefer. It has a large frictionless surface and the rubber base helps keep it in place. A great value and we can’t recommend it enough.
The Razer Gloiathus Chroma Gaming Mousepad is designed to maximize speed and control for an uncompromised gaming experience. The Chroma lighting adds a cool aesthetic to the gaming pad. The lighting effect alone makes it a worthy addition to your gaming setup.
Click-Clack! If you are a gamer, you need a gaming keyboard, but it’s hard to get an affordable one. The Kumara is the best budget-priced gaming keyboard. This mechanical keyboard uses the Cherry Blue switches, which gives you a great tactile feel with each press of the key. While you won’t find Macros here, you do get RGB backlit keys, which keep things looking sleek.
This gaming keyboard from Redragon is an amazing keyboard that looks simply beautiful when lit. It’s very responsive and comfortable to use. The RGB lighting is a very cool feature and you can customize the lighting with 7 lighting modes and effects. It delivers fantastic bang for your buck with a gaming mouse included.
The Razer Ornata Chroma features a unique hybid mecha-membrane design. The keyboard is well-constructed and it’s one of the best keyboards at this price point not to mention it performs really well.
This full 1080p HD camera from Logitech delivers clear video quality and it’s super simple to operate. The quality is insanely good and will exceed your expectations. The sound quality is serviceable – just be sure you’re not too far away from the mic. Field of view is about 78-degrees and it even features auto-focus. A new privacy shutter lets you block off the camera view and protect the lens. It’s one of the best HD webcams in this price range.
If you’re on a budget and are looking for some great quality speakers for your 13 year old teen boy, these award-winning Creative Labs computer speakers are a great choice. They’re perfect for laptops or desktops. They produce clean sound with good bass and balance and give you fantastic bang for your buck. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better value.
If you are looking to replace the speakers that came with your computer, these small desktop speakers from Bose do a surprisingly good job at filling the room with crisp sound. With no subwoofer, they don’t take up a lot of space. They use Bose’s TrueSpace technology, which means that you won’t get sound distortion at higher levels. Finally, you can rock your favorite game without the annoying cracking.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified speaker system is our best choice for computer speakers. It produces outstanding audio quality. They sound incredibly amazing with just the right level of bass. You’re getting a great value and superior quality at this price. You’ll be so glad you chose these speakers.
The Logitech Z623 Speaker System is an awesome speaker set that sounds great. It produces crisp highs and lows and delivers good bass. These are great inexpensive speakers to immerse you in your game worlds and complete your gaming setup.
The Nighthawk X6S is Netgear’s fastest dual-band router supporting up to 4000Mbps speed for 4K HD streaming and multiplayer gaming. It’s one of our favorite picks for gaming routers and it performs well for video streaming as well. You get up to 3,500 square feet of coverage and support for up to 55 devices. In fact, many techies recommend this router as well. Say goodbye to dropping or lagging gaming connections and buffering on Netflix. That’s officially a thing of the past.
Renting a cable modem from your cable provider? Why? Ditch the monthly rental fee by taking charge and owning your own high quality cable modem. It supports blazing fast speeds up to 680Mbps and you only pay one low affordable price. Once and for all you can say goodbye to those monthly rental fees!
Does your neck hurt from staring down at your laptop? This adjustable laptop stand is perfect for promoting improved posture and getting your laptop at eye-level for a more comfortable computing experience. The best part? We love that it’s sturdy and doesn’t require much fidgeting around with.
If you’ve got a gaming laptop, it’s essential to keep it running cool to prevent overheating. This cooling pad is the perfect solution for keeping it cool with three fans. The fans spin quickly to properly ventilate your gaming laptop and they are whisper-quiet. Who knew you could get great quality at this price range?