The AU’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: Xbox Edition

The Xbox One is a console with serious Dad Energy, and we say that with love. It’s full of military shooters and high-quality racing sims, the kind of games that get dads of all stripes a touch excited. If you’ve run out of ideas for Father’s Day gifts, look no further. We’ve got this handy list of everything you need to kit dad out with a sick Xbox One setup.



Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is the most powerful video game console available (at least until the end of the year). 4K HDR visuals with high-end hardware combine to make the Xbox One X the best place to play all of this generation’s greatest games. More here.


Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 Industries have turned their huge collection of Halo games into a world-beating compendium of the series to date. Containing every game from the original Halo: Combat Evolved through to Halo 4, with a slew of strong multiplayer modes, it represents incredible bang for buck. More here.

Forza Horizon 4

Dads loves cars. That’s some kind of unwritten rule. They especially love cars they can upgrade and hoon around in without getting a fine from an angry cop. Forza Horizon 4 is therefore the perfect solution. A beautiful, high-octane tour of the United Kingdom in some of the fastest, flashiest, most expensive cars ever made. More here.

Gears 5

A bold new direction for a fan-favourite series. Equal parts military shooter and rollicking science fiction adventure, Gears 5 is the perfect pick for dads who can’t wait to live out their action movie fantasies.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

The single greatest deal in video games. $1 for your first month. $15 a month afterward. A huge library of games from all three Xbox eras that is constantly being updated and refreshed. Download and play as many as you like without having to spend a ton of cash. Cancel any time. More here.


Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

One of the most incredible video game controllers ever made. Comfortable in the hand, and with fully customisable buttons and paddles, the Series 2 is going to be a tough act for any other controller to follow. More here.

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.