07/12/2012 09:48 GMT | Updated 06/02/2013 05:12 GMT

Essential Video Games 2012: Unmissable Games To Play This Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving, for sharing, and being with family. Following which you sit down with a massive turkey sandwich and play video games until your eyes bleed.

We've just about come to the end of this year's gaming releases before everyone has to run out to the shops/go online and actually buy them for people.

So what games will the people in your life want this Crimbo? And what games should you try and play yourself?

We've selected our top 15 titles below - each will give you hours of entertainment, and a few will even let you have fun with other people and not just the disembodied voices of your Xbox Live and PSN foes.