It’s that time of year where the weather gets colder and the nights get longer so why not sit back, relax and enjoy some quality gaming to get you through these long winter months. I’m going to go through my top five picks covering all three major home consoles, spanning genres and gameplay styles so there’s something for everyone and a few ‘must haves’ for any gamer along the way. These games will be the perfect gift for the gamer in your life or even an early present for yourself… because we all know how much you deserve a treat after all that Christmas shopping!
5. Fortnite (Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, MacOS, iOS, Android)
As a competitive third-person ‘battle royale‘ type game Fortnite is a sure to play over the holidays with it’s light hearted cosmetics and constant updates filled with extra content which means theres always new things to do in this game. The availability and portability of this makes it a must for the holiday season, whether you game on a smart phone, a major console or even your laptop then Fortnite is an easily accessible and welcome to addition to any device.
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)
Fancy a classic laid back experience to keep you entertained for hours during the holiday? Bethesda’s Skyrim is the perfect choice to play this year with endless gameplay and extremely diverse play styles Skyrim is a must play not just for this holiday but for the whole year long. It’s more recent port to the Nintendo Switch means it’s time to revisit this classic with the new and exciting twist of portability.
3. God of War 4 (Playstation 4)
The long anticipated newest entry to the God of War franchise God of War 4 blew long time fans away with stunning visuals, a rich story and new style of game play to separate it from it’s already highly successful predecessors and the introduction of a new voice Kratos actor adding another layer of refreshment to the franchise.
2. Spider-Man (Playstation 4)
From the same developers as the Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac took a leap into the ‘Spiderverse’ and the Playstation 4 with the brand new Spider-Man, with iconic gameplay and a world filled with Marvel easter eggs this long awaited gem is a must play for PS4 players for this holiday.
Before I get to my number one pick I have to point out my honourable mention for an older game that is still worth the attention in Christmas 2018 and that is the legendary Grand Theft Auto V. If you are looking for a fun time with friends in between those Pigs in Blankets, The Queen’s Speech and listening to your Uncle ramble on then look no further than GTA V as Rockstar releases the “festive surprise” update to GTA Online every Christmas period which features a new vehicle, firework launcher and a snowy map with snowball fights.
1. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Playstation 4, Xbox One)
The sequel that fans waited eight long years for is finally upon us and this festive season is the perfect time to hop back on that horse for some RDR2. The Rockstar release is a massive open and immersive world type game that lets you live out your cowboy fantasy with a fun and rich story that makes RDR2 the perfect gift for any gamer this holiday season…even that gamer is you 😉
I hope you have enjoyed my list and are encouraged to grab a controller as you listen to some Michael Bublé and munch on Christmas Dinner leftovers. If you have been looking for some gift ideas then I hope this has helped! Check back for our Black Friday coverage where we will keep you updated on all the best Gaming deals.