If you have a teenager with a Playstation 3 console, then your are probably going to add some newer versions to your Christmas PlayStation 3 games list this year. If you are like most parents you probably don't have a clue as to what is the most popular PlayStation 3 games out right now. So I am going to let you in on what everybody is buying, but you will need to look through their games to make sure that they don't already have the one that you choose. Of coarse, you can always just do it the simply way and ask them which one they want, but where is the surprise in that.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the top PlayStation 3 games debuting this year, and it is the editors pick at GameStop. If you have every seen their advertisement on TV then you would know why. After watching the commercials I have even wanted to play it myself. I would just lose anyway because I am not good with the controllers. I can say that after having 3 sons I should be an expert at these video games. Anyway, this game includes a heart thumping variety of missions throughout a covert campaign set back in the 1960's. The player becomes an elite covert operative that is taken back to the Cold War to places like Cuba, Russia, and Vietnam. It is filled with intrigue, intensity and action filled with dramatic visual effects and creepy audio echoes that conjure up blurry flashbacks. It is one game that should be at the top of your list.

Another popular game is Assassins Creed Brotherhood. This is a lightning paced chocked full of action 3-D mix of science fiction and renaissance history. In this game master assassin Ezio returns to journey to Rome and enjoins an entire brotherhood to his side in his epic fight against the Templar Order. For the first time ever it offers a multiplayer online experience. At around $60.00, it will be one of the top hits of the year.

Also Need for Speed Hot Pursuit will make any teens dream come true. This is a game to release your inner demon, or pursue the most wanted. In this game you get to pick which side of the law you want to be on and then hit the gas pedal. You can chose to be Seacrest County's lead cop, or you can be the world's most wanted racer. You can chose between some of the worlds most beautiful, fastest, and expensive cars, and race on miles and miles of open road. Check around and you can find it for about $50.00.

DJ Hero 2 is a surprising hit on this years list DJ Hero simulates turntables, and this new version adds 70 mashups from over 85 artist. This new games includes several new game modes such as the Empire career mode, the DJ battle mode, the Party Play mode, and several social online player modes. This game also host a bunch of new techniques like crossfading and freestyle scratching. This new version at a little over $50.00 will be well received this year.

If you liked Need for Speed series then you will love Grand Turismo Five. This years version is set to bring the most realistic driving experience to player. It is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Set to be released on November 24th , it is so realistic that in an exclusive means for auto manufactures to market their vehicles. Some of the new features coming out this year are weather effects, windscreen wipers, skid marks, and the new Go-Kart feature. Night time driving will return will the players ability to flash the headlights. It should be regarded as one of the coolest games of the year. It runs around $60.00 dollars, however, if you really want to go all out how about trying the Grand Turismo Fives Collector's Edition. This exclusive addition cost around $100.00 dollars and includes a limited edition 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with custom Grand Turismo livery designed by Polyphony Digital, 300-page car-lover's guide, custom etched Gran Turismo key chain, voucher for five exclusive high-end cars with custom Gran Turismo livery and performance upgrades. The cars included are comprised of a 427 Cobra, Audi R8 5.2 FSI, Mercedes 300 SL, M3 Coupe, and Lamborghini LP 640 with a chrome themed paint job. In the box, you will also receive a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Some other fantastic games that have come out this year are God of War III, Dead Rising 2, and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack. There are many other new PlayStation 3 game releases that have come out this fall, but if you want the most popular PlayStation 3 games for Christmas this year then check out the ones that I have listed above. Go on line and read the latest reviews, and shop early so they will not all be sold out.