The holiday season is a perfect time for gaming enthusiasts to try some new titles and see if they are good enough to make it into their regular roster of games. With schools, universities and workplaces mostly closed over the holiday season, why not try out something a little different before the busy New Year begins?
For all those gaming enthusiasts out looking to buy pc games online this Christmas, we have a few options for you to check out. All of them are tried and tested by thousands of other gamers and have the potential to give you a great experience during the Christmas holidays.
Take a look at, and pick your favourites, before it’s too late to enjoy them during your downtime.
NiGHTS into Dreams: Christmas NiGHTS
The fact that this game was released almost twenty years ago hasn’t had any impact on its popularity among gamers from all age groups. During the festivities, players go crazy over Christmas NiGHTS and leave no stone unturned to play it with their friends and family.
NiGHTS into Dreams follows two teenagers as they enter a dream world. Your task is to stop the evil Wizeman from destroying this world and, as a result, the real world. Originally released for the Sega Saturn, its enduring nature has seen it ported to a range of consoles and devices, including PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and, more recently, the Nintendo Wii.
This game is not entirely about Christmas, but it does have a level aptly named Christmas NiGHTS, which attracts gamers’ attention every single time. If you want to have a memorable gaming experience this Christmas, then give NiGHTS into Dreams: Christmas NiGHTS a go.
Minecraft Story Mode
Get ready to start an adventurous journey across the Overworld, through the mysterious Nether, and to the dead end and beyond. Minecraft Story Mode is a five-part series, in which you and your friends can have an exciting time with the members of the powerful Order of the Stone: a Redstone Engineer, Warrior, Architect, and Rogue.
In this adventurous game (which is now available as a series on Netflix), the terror is unleashed as soon as you plan to meet Gabriel the Warrior at EnderCon. To save the world from oblivion, you must begin a quest to find The Order of the Stone. It’s a game that tests your strength and provides a fun experience for fans of the sandbox platform, with many praising its faithfulness to its source material.
Age of Empires
There is no better time to get your hands on the Age of Empire game (if you haven’t done so already) than Christmas 2018. This classic game became a worldwide hit soon after its official release in 1997. Since then, several instalments have been released, each set in different periods of history. Its intriguing levels, eye-catching visuals and engaging storyline can keep you engaged for hours.
Now available 4K HD, you’ll enjoy some updated graphics that create an almost real-time battle feel while you build your empire by implementing various strategies.
Call of Duty WWII
Launched on November 3 2017, Call of Duty WWII is the fourteenth instalment of the first-person shooting video game series Call of Duty. It’s only the second instalment of CoD to be set during the Second World War, after Call of Duty: World at War, which was released in 2008.
While it may not be particularly festive, if shooting is your forte and you love nothing more than an FPS, then no matter how many games you try out this Christmas, none will seem more exciting than Call of Duty WWII. It’s one of the most popular games in the world and can be played with your friends for hours (and if your friends aren’t around, you’re sure to find someone to play with among its 20.7 million players worldwide).
Fortnite Battle Royale
If you haven’t heard of Fortnite, where have you been? The free battle royale video game was released last year for macOS, Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and is also set for release on Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. This cultural phenomenon is a spin-off from Fortnite: Save the World, where you’re placed on one giant map with up to 100 players and forced to fight it to death. You can play alone, in duos or with a squad of up to four players. Your goal? Be the last man (or men, if you’re playing in a group) standing. It’s the perfect game for Christmas Eve.
There you have it — our top five Christmas games to play this December, or, in fact, any time of the year. What games will you be playing this Christmas?
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