Getting a present for a gamer over the holidays isn't as easy a matter as it may sound. Sure, you want to get him or her a game to play, but which game? What system? You want to get them the right game for the genre they enjoy, and that's where we come in. In our 2008 Holiday Gift Guide all you need to know is what kinds of video games they play, and plan accordingly. Do they like shooting things? We've got some games for them. If they like racing, yeah, we've got the shopping list covered too. A bevy of genres for you to peruse lay below, so that you can rest knowing you're getting them the right gift this year.

Our guide is broken down by platform, and then by genre within each platform. To get started, which platform are you looking for?

-- PC Games

-- Xbox 360

-- PlayStation 3

-- Nintendo Wii

-- PlayStation 2

-- PlayStation Portable

-- Nintendo DS

This guide was put together based on input from our entire team, and if you have any comments or think we've missed something we'd love to hear your thoughts.