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.

Below you'll find our Holiday Picks for the PlayStaton 2. To check out our full guide, please visit out Holiday Guide Index.

For The Role-Playing Fan...

Persona 3: FES
Persona 3 is a turn-based RPG that does everything right. The battles require thought to play through, the story is engrossing, and the characters are actually voiced by some very talented artists. Additionally, the FES (Festival) addition provides even more content than the original game had, which was quite a bit. It's simply a must for any jRPG fan with a PS2...if you can still find it.

Sports Fans Rejoice...

NHL 09
The puck has dropped on the ultimate Canadian sports franchise, and this year has put together a dynasty worthy effort. With a second to none dynasty mode, the innovative Be a Pro mode, and a shockingly deep online mode that borders into MMO territory, any hockey fan worth their salt must have this game in their collection. The whole experience will have you pulling your favourite team's jersey over your head and hitting the ice from the comfort of your couch.

To check out our picks across other platforms, please visit out Holiday Guide Index.