On our office Christmas tree we have tags for kids who live in an orphanage. Each tag has things the kid has asked for for Christmas. I saw one for an 11 year old boy who wants a PS3 controller and "video games". Naturally, I picked this one.
The controller leads me to believe the video games would need to be PS3 games (clearly, this child has some class) - a list which I would readily be able to put together quickly based on what I like, however, these would probably not be appropriate for an 11-year-old (while I let my 10 year old play Dark Souls when he wants, I would feel odd about giving some kid I don't know Dark Souls unless I was sure the kid was either older than 18 or had ready access to a counselor or psychologist).
ANYWAY - I'm thinking of grabbing about 3 games + a controller for him. Easy picks are the Lego games (especially Star Wars, given the time of year) - but I'm wondering if there are other more obscure picks that I could still find, but that this kid would be unlikely to already have.