We not ones to wish time away, but after an absolute mare of a year, we’re so glad it’s finally coming to an end. We still face uncertainty in 2021, but if we’re still in lockdown, we may as well be playing the best games, right? This list combines both solo and family games so nobody will be left out.
Top 5 must-have games you need this Christmas and beyond
In no particular order…
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
Date: 8 December 2020 Price: £39.99
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
It’s Tetris, who doesn’t love this timeless amazingly addictive puzzle game?! This version combines Puyo Puyo’s match-four playstyle with classic Tetris’ line block clearing, you’ll need fast reflexes and strategic thinking to master this.
Override 2: Super Mech League
Date: 22 December 2020 Price: Rumoured to be £30
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Picture a future where humanity is facing extinction from alien attack and your only chance of winning is by jumping into your giant mech suit. Your aim? Climb the ranks and lead your league to victory! Standard combat is 1v1 but other game types include 2v2, King of the Hill and Free for All.
Immortal Fenyx Rising
Date: 3 December 2020 Price: £59.99 (on sale in some places)
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
The perfect mixture of open-world exploration, dungeon crawling, beat ‘em up and classical mythology. If you loved The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild then there’s a high chance you’ll love this game. Filled with stylized visuals, addictive combat and seemingly endless things to investigate – you’re sure to get lost in Immortals.
Date: 10 December 2020 Price: £59.00
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia
The ultimate RPG, become who you want, what you want, how you want. Night City is jam-packed with side missions, which help to level up and forge your own path through the game. Cyberpunk combines, RPG, customisation, augmentation all in a first-person shooter perspective.
Call of the Sea
Date: 8 December 2020 Price: £19.99
Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
Set out in search of your husband, finding your way onto a lush jungle island filled with the ruins of a forgotten people. Call of the Sea is a first-person, puzzle adventure that tasks you with leading Norah across the island in search of clues to uncover the truth.
This wraps up our list of must-have games this Christmas, which have you asked Santa for?