Kotaku Gift Guide: For The 'Dudebro' In Your Life

Everyone has a gaming 'Dudebro' in their life - I know I have. The kind of guy that enjoys playing games, but isn't necessarily ingrained in the culture, the guy that enjoys his first person shooters or his sports games, but isn't trawling the web for news on The Last Guardian. Well, Christmas is rapidly approaching, and you may have to buy a gift for your 'Dudebro'. This is our guide.

SUGGESTION #1 Call of Duty: Black Ops: RRP $119.95 Whether you love it or hate it, the Call of Duty series is inescapable, especially for those that only buy a couple of games a year. In a sense Call of Duty: Black Ops is the quintessential 'Dudebro' game, and you'll rarely get a dissatisfied look when they unwrap this bad boy. It's probably also worth mentioning that Black Ops is by far Treyarch's best Call of Duty game yet, and we actually prefer it to Modern Warfare 2.

SUGGESTION #2 FIFA 11: RRP $109.95 Sports games are a top pick for your more casual 360 or PS3 owner and, depending on the sport, you may want to switch this for NBA Jam, Fight Night Round 4, or Madden. We reckon, however, that FIFA 11 is probably the best sports game on the market at the moment - you can't go wrong with this one.

SUGGESTION #3 UFC 2010 Undisputed: RRP $109.95 Depending on the preference of your 'Dudebro', you may want to swap this for Fight Night Round 4, but MMA is starting to become super popular these days and UFC 2010 Undisputed is the best of a small sub-genre. As a multiplayer game it's also a lot of fun. Aggressive 'dudebros' may take the action too far, so use your disgression when choosing this game. If your 'Dudebro' is the kind of guy that sinks beers and goes out looking for walls to headbutt, you may want to steer clear of this one.

So what do you think guys? Have we missed anything? What are you going to buy for the 'Dudebro' in your life?


    Bayonetta, lubricant and tissues.

    Oh, and Dude!, NBA JAM?!!? How could you not include that one?

    Also fallout 3 GOTY, the gateway drug for Dudebro's. They'll play it for the mini-nukes and head-popping, all the while not realizing they are learning the fundamentals of RPG's... DUM DUM DUMM!!

      Definently fallout, all my brother will play is COD or FIFA, and even then, he doesn't play games much, yet i tricked him into playing fallout, and he loved it! it was quite a touching moment when we were talking together about what perks we liked the best *sniff*

    *Sobs, in a manly way, because he has no dudebro*

      If you can't identify the dudebro in your life, you're him!

      Don't feel sad, you could be like me and have several Dudebro's but no true gamer friends.

    Fable 3. Sex, alcohol and violence, wrapped up in a package of cruel to be kind ethos and very accessible.
    It also gives those hardcore gamers who bought it expecting a deep RPG a cheap gift option.

      You buy a dudebro Fable 3 he will wonder why you bought him a childrens game with pretty pictures on it.

      He wants sports and killing man, sport and killing.


    One of the greatest threads of all time, leading to:


    /on topic: Needs moar PES and Monday Night Combat.

    Come on guys - surely DOA Extreme BeachVolleyball 2????

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