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The Ultimate Video Game Gift Guide For People Who Wait Till The Last Second

Your favorite gamer will love these.

Don't worry if you've put off your holiday shopping off. There's still plenty of time to get something for the gamer in your life, at least.

Practically every video game is released digitally now. That makes gift-giving super easy, because even mega-procrastinators can wake up on Christmas morning and get a decent game for someone. Sure, a digital purchase could mean that your giftee is left without something to open, but be creative! 

You could make a festive cootie catcher, for instance...

... with your gift message within!

Anyway, the point is, buying digital video games is really convenient and there's no reason not to do it. To that end, we've collected some of our favorite games from 2015 to give digitally this year. If we missed a game you love, make sure to let us know in the comments.

  • "Downwell" (iOS, PC)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>loves incredibly tense, action-oriented gameplay and classic arcade titles l
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    Perfect for the person who loves incredibly tense, action-oriented gameplay and classic arcade titles like "Asteroids." 

    Buy it digitally on iOS and PC.
  • "Splatoon" (Wii U)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>has a competitive streak, digs shooters but hates violence. "Splatoon" is a
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    Perfect for the person who has a competitive streak, digs shooters but hates violence. "Splatoon" is a great online multiplayer game based on shooting mechanics, but your weapons squirt out paint and you don't kill anyone.

    Buy it digitally on the Nintendo eShop.
  • "Cities: Skylines" (PC, Mac)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>poured untold hours of their life into "Sim City 2000" back in the day. This
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    Perfect for the person who poured untold hours of their life into "Sim City 2000" back in the day. This is a similar but modernized game.

    Buy it digitally on Steam.
  • "Final Fantasy VII" (PS4)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>wasn't around to witness this piece of gaming history when it&nbsp;debuted&n
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    Perfect for the person who wasn't around to witness this piece of gaming history when it debuted in 1997. This slight update of the PlayStation classic contains high-definition graphics, trophies to earn and added features that speed up the gameplay and reduce the overall difficulty level.

    Buy it digitally via the online PlayStation Store.
  • "Persona 4: Dancing All Night" (PlayStation Vita)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>loves eccentric pop music, rhythm games like "Dance Dance Revolution" and an
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    Perfect for the person who loves eccentric pop music, rhythm games like "Dance Dance Revolution" and anime. 

    Buy it digitally via the online PlayStation Store.
  • "Super Mario Maker" (Wii U)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>has always wanted to make their very own "Super Mario" level.<br><br><strong
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    Perfect for the person who has always wanted to make their very own "Super Mario" level.

    Buy it digitally via the Nintendo eShop.
  • "Halo 5: Guardians" (Xbox One)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>loves the "Halo" series and still drinks beer out of red solo cups.<br><br><
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    Perfect for the person who loves the "Halo" series and still drinks beer out of red solo cups.

    Buy it digitally via the online Xbox Store.
  • "3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2" (3DS)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>fondly remembers the glory days of the Sega Genesis. The gameplay is basical
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    Perfect for the person who fondly remembers the glory days of the Sega Genesis. The gameplay is basically unchanged here, but the addition of 3D visuals is substantial enough to warrant a revisit -- they're really darn cool!

    Buy it digitally via the Nintendo eShop.
  • "The Witcher 3" (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>wishes video games were a bit more like watching "Game of Thrones." "The Wit
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    Perfect for the person who wishes video games were a bit more like watching "Game of Thrones." "The Witcher 3" offers a sprawling world to explore, hard-edge characters, a thoughtful script, plenty of blood and, yes, bosoms to gawk at.

    Buy it digitally via the online PlayStation Store, online Xbox Store or Steam.
  • "Forza Motorsport 6" (Xbox One)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>loves racing games, tweaking their car "IRL" and speeding.<br><br><strong>Bu
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    Perfect for the person who loves racing games, tweaking their car "IRL" and speeding.

    Buy it digitally via the online Xbox Store.
  • "Mega Man Legacy Collection" (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>fondly recalls these original games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Th
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    Perfect for the person who fondly recalls these original games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. This collection of re-releases painstakingly recreates the original experience of playing "Mega Man" -- fuzzy TV and all -- but may not hook younger gamers.

    Buy it digitally via Steam, the online PlayStation Store or online Xbox Store.
  • "Batman: Arkham Knight" (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>loves Batman or action games in general and can look past some unfortunate <
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    Perfect for the person who loves Batman or action games in general and can look past some unfortunate plot elements.

    Buy it digitally via Steam (a note of caution, though: the PC version has been plagued with performance issues), online PlayStation Store, online Xbox Store.
  • "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who</strong>&nbsp;enjoys tense stealth-action gameplay, games that offer a&nbsp;<i>lot&nbsp;</
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    Perfect for the person who enjoys tense stealth-action gameplay, games that offer a lot of customization (this one certainly does) and completely over-the-top storylines.

    Buy it digitally via Steam, online PlayStation Store, online Xbox Store.
  • "Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight" (3DS)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>enjoys&nbsp;old-school roleplaying games and "Dungeons and Dragons." You can
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    Perfect for the person who enjoys old-school roleplaying games and "Dungeons and Dragons." You can make your party of adventurers completely from scratch in this game if you'd prefer not to follow the main storyline -- and you draw dungeon maps as you go, lending a decidedly old-school flavor to the proceedings.

    Buy it digitally via the Nintendo eShop.
  • "Star Wars Battlefront" (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>loves "Star Wars," plain and simple. This isn't the best or most exciting sh
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    Perfect for the person who loves "Star Wars," plain and simple. This isn't the best or most exciting shooter in the world, but it does totally nail that classic "Star Wars" vibe.

    Buy it digitally on EA Origin, the online PlayStation Store and the online Xbox Store.
  • "Bloodborne" (PS4)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>enjoys an extreme challenge. "Bloodborne" is brutally hard, but all the more
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    Perfect for the person who enjoys an extreme challenge. "Bloodborne" is brutally hard, but all the more satisfying for it.

    Buy it digitally on the online PlayStation Store.
  • "Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void" (PC, Mac)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>likes competitive online&nbsp;games and real-time strategy titles like the c
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    Perfect for the person who likes competitive online games and real-time strategy titles like the classic "Starcraft" or "Age of Empires."

    Buy it digitally from Blizzard.
  • "Fallout 4" (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
    <strong>Perfect for the person who&nbsp;</strong>values big open worlds and customization above all else. <a href="https://ww
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    Perfect for the person who values big open worlds and customization above all else. We didn't particularly love this game, but there's no denying that most critics adored it, largely because of it's sprawling environments, modifiable weapons and absorbing settlements.

    Buy it digitally via Steam, the online PlayStation Store and online Xbox Store.
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