Xbox One Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - Prima Games

Xbox One Holiday Gift Guide 2016

by Vin Genova

The Holidays are here and it is time to find the perfect gift for the Xbox One gamer in your life. There will be a countless amount of Xbox One bundles, Xbox One game sales, and the best Xbox One accessories available for purchase during the holiday season. Keeping track of all these Xbox One gift ideas can be incredibly confusing, so read on for a little guidance in finding the best gifts for Xbox One users.

Xbox One Console Bundles

Buying the perfect gift for an Xbox One player will not be very helpful if they do not have an Xbox One! At this point of the Xbox One console lifecycle, you can find deals with great games included with the purchase of an Xbox One.

Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Special Edition

If you are tired of the standard black or white color options that seem to be on every console nowadays, the Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Special Edition bundle comes in a fantastic army green color. Aside from aesthetics, the Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Special Edition comes with a beefy 1TB hard drive and can play 4K Blu Rays. This Xbox One bundle also includes a digital copy of the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, an upgrade over the standard version.

Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S

If you are a Gears fan, it will be hard to beat the Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S. This Xbox One S comes with a blood soaked red finish, like Marcus Fenix bashed it over the head of General RAAM. You’ll also get the Ultimate Edition of Gears of War 4, a matching Xbox One S controller, and an enormous 2TB hard drive.

Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle

Maybe shooters are not your style, or you are shopping for a little one that may not be ready for cringeworthy gore of Gears 4. The Xbox One S Minecraft bundle is a great introduction to the world of Xbox at a low-price point. Shop around on Black Friday for some deals in the $250 range, but the Xbox One S Minecraft bundle will be under $300 normally.

Best Xbox One Games

Now that you have your new console, it is time to pick up some games. Battlefield 1 and Gears 4 are must plays of course, consider picking them up if they did not come with your Xbox One S bundle.

Dishonored 2

The follow up to Arcane Studio’s 2012 hit Dishonored, Dishonored 2 is a must have game for every Xbox One owner this holiday season. The campaign gives you the freedom to play as stealthily as you want, or blow up everything around you. If you missed the original Dishonored the first time around, it was remastered for Xbox One. Once you pick up Dishonored 2, head over to the Prima Guide Hub for every tip and trick you need to know for Dishonored 2!

Halo 5

It wouldn’t be Xbox without Halo, and 343 Studios has delivered a multiplayer experience that rivals the best in the series. The campaign may be a little disappointing, but the dedicated servers and rock solid frame rate of multiplayer make Halo 5 an essential Xbox One holiday gift.

The Jackbox Party Collection

Your Xbox One can bring the whole family together with The Jackbox Party Pack 3. This is not a hardcore game experience of course, but The Jackbox Party Pack 3 will light up your next holiday party and can be played using your phone as a controller.

Forza Horizon 3

If you were lucky enough to snag a 4K HDR television from Santa, Forza Horizon 3 is a must buy. Horizon 3 is a beautiful game with tight controls and social features unheard of for a racing game. Barn Finds are back and better than ever in the Horizon version of Australia, use our guide to find your dream car.


Despite mixed reviews, ReCore is a solid action platformer that calls back to classic titles from the PS2 era of video games. If you plan on buying ReCore as a gift, make sure it is for the really young or someone who fondly remembers Crash Bandicot. Keep a look out on Black Friday, ReCore is likely to see major price drops this holiday season.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Another year, another solid Call of Duty title. If your gamer is somewhere in the 18 to 25 age range, chances are Call of Duty will be a good gift idea, provided they don’t have it already. Infinite Warfare is essentially three games in one, with a campaign, multiplayer, and a reinvented zombies mode that everyone will love. Stay on Prima for help turning on the power in Zombies in Spaceland. Keep your eye out for sales, you can pick up Modern Warfare Remastered for free with Infinite Warfare if you find the right deal. That makes about 5 games in one for $60!

Quantum Break

Remedy has yet to make a bad game, and Quantum Break is no exception. Featuring an innovative blend of live action television and classic third person gaming, Quantum Break is a gift to please just about every Xbox gamer out there. Like ReCore, expect to see some great Black Friday deals on Quantum Break. Prima will help you find the best guns in Quantum Break.


FIFA is a major sports title that even non-soccer fans love, making it a safe choice when you arent sure what gift to get your gaming friend. Featuring a full-fledged single player campaign that tells the story of a young player’s rise from nowhere to your favorite Premier League club, FIFA 17 elevates the series to new heights.

Best Xbox One Accessories for Holiday Gifts

What do you give the Xbox One gamer that has it all?

Xbox Design Lab

The Xbox Design Lab allows you to customize an updated Xbox One S controller with 8 million color combinations and even custom engravings. If you are having trouble designing the perfect controller for your loved one, or you forgot their favorite color again, the Design Lab now offers gift cards!

Xbox One Elite Controller

It may not be as colorful as a custom controller from the Design Lab, but the Xbox One Elite Controller is an essential accessory for those who plan to play shooters on their Xbox One. With adjustable trigger stops and paddles on the back, you will have every advantage in your next Halo match. Pick up the Xbox One Elite Controller this holiday for the shooter fan in your life. Or yourself, we won’t judge.

KontrolFreek Spaceland Zombies Edition

If the price of an Xbox One Elite Controller is causing a bit of pause, or you need to find a smaller item for your stocking stuffers, look no further that the KontrolFreek Spaceland Zombies Edition. Raising the height of your sticks will give you a competitive advantage at a fraction of the cost of a Scuf or Elite. They also look cool and glow in the dark, which is perfect for late night zombie sessions. We have all the tips and guides you need to jump into Spaceland with your new KontrolFreeks.

Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One

The Xbox One S can be a multipurpose media box, with 4K Blu Ray and streaming options galore, but it can also get live television. The Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner will allow you to get OTA channels for free, bringing you one step closer to finally cutting the cord.

Xbox One Media Remote

Turning on your Xbox controller when you only want to watch Netflix can be a massive pain. The Xbox One Media Remote will solve that inconvenience, making it one of the better Xbox One holiday gifts. The sleek and stylish Media Remote will blend in with the other remotes in your home, and the premium feel reassures you of the first party quality.

R2D2 Xbox Controller

Third party controllers carry around a well-deserved stigma, but maybe you don’t want your snot nosed kid touching your brand new Xbox Elite. The R2D2 Xbox Controller is cheap, looks great, and will please the younger Star Wars fans out there. There is also a BB-8 version for the newer Star Wars fans.

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