1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC)
As the long-awaited fifth entry in the Elder Scrolls series of fantasy role-playing games, Skyrim had a lot to live up to—and thankfully, it delivered. With hundreds of hours of gameplay and miles of unique terrain, it's the best choice for any gamers on your list—that is, as long as you're okay with not seeing them for the next six months.
That's it for our wishlist! Check out the honorable mentions below and let us know in the comments if we forgot any good ones.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3): A collection of three classic stealth games redone in HD
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii): An epic Japanese RPG
Bit.Trip Saga (3DS): A collection of six Bit.Trip games, unique in gameplay and visual flair
A Game of Thrones: Genesis (PC): A strategic war game set in the world of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
Catherine (Xbox 360 / PS3): A distinctive blend of Japanese role-playing and puzzle gameplay for mature gamers
Sonic Generations (Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / 3DS): Another revival of classic Sonic gameplay for those still hoping he'll make a comeback