The new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console releases are dominating the holiday shopping season, but most of the best console games currently on shelves, real and virtual, are aimed at the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (and WiiU, to a degree.) Below is a selection of the year's best games and retail bundles, across a variety of genres. All are available on PlayStation 3 and/or Xbox 360, and a few have already been ported to PS4 and Xbox One. Keep in mind that those ESRB ratings are equivalent to MPAA movie ratings, if you're shopping for kids.
The Last of Us (Rated M)
My vote for the single best game of 2013, The Last of Us is a sophisticated take on the zombie apocalypse story, with a spooky atmosphere, great characters and a challenging combat system. It's too heavy for kids, but fine for olderRead More »from Video game gift guide: The season’s best games and deals