When we were but tiny game journalists tied to our mothers' apron strings, we used to pray to Santa Claus to bring us the games we wanted. Then we found out it was actually our parents buying us those games, and we never forgave them for lying to us. Luckily for you, we're not your parents, and we would never lie to you.

That's why we put together this wish list—it's the 30 games we want most this holiday season. They're all recent releases, going back only as far as September, and they'll definitely please any gamer on your list. On the other hand, if you're like us (Scrooge, basically), you can just buy them for yourself. Either way, enjoy, and happy holidays!