You might be one of those individuals who only spends the entire Christmas holidays thinking about their dream virtual universe rather than attend social gatherings. You might be bored with the games in your current accounts and a breath of fresh air could widen your perspectives.
Buying games may only be your form of Christmas shopping and you could be tempted to purchase the overly bloated price tags of the latest games or worse the latest consoles. But there could be hidden gems blessed with the holiday sales that could lessen the burden of your wallet given their legacy and the amount of sales they’ve accumulated.
Here are 5 best-selling video games to consider this Christmas.
Platforms: PC, Wii, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
If you need a solution for a chemistry class featuring a mixture of stress inducing survival gameplay, artistic levels of expression, and adventure time with friends then Minecraft is definitely a game for you. The indie game has been heavily praised for combining the vintage appeal of pixelated games with the crafting and adventure mechanics of a modern game. Given the numerous approaches that the game offers, allows the player to spend the entire season establishing his own Christmas adventure, whether it is building a gigantic fantasy-esque snow castle that could triumph over Buckingham Palace or learning how to survive past lava, spiders, and those creepy green looking walking bombs of doom.
Minecraft remains to be the most popular game due to the amount of sales it garnered and it will remain in gaming history as one of the all time greats. Don’t let those pixelated appearances fool you as a childish game, as adults even raved about their overall experience. This could also be an opportunity for you to explore on being an online content creator due to the creativity it encourages. Maybe this could lead to a career as a game designer, an architect, or an artist that could rival the modernism introduced by Andy Warhol.
GRAND THEFT AUTO V
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
If you wish to unleash the inner darkness in you that you’ve been trying to hide for the sake of civility, then perhaps this entry could address this issue. Mentioning the name itself will immediately warrant you an arrest from authorities given the gravity of the offense. Are you jealous that someone else is driving a Ferrari while you traverse the highway with an ordinary sedan? Time to shoot the driver and steal his car for the lols. Curious about what happens in a strip club? Maybe you can try to visit one and perhaps add a grandeur entrance of riding a tank, a helicopter, or an airplane. The game highly encourages you to join the darkside as its quests are centered on breaking the rules. It’s funny to drive around thinking that you won’t get reprimanded by the police for illegally overtaking or counterflowing.
The game also has an online feature that adds more chaos and fun. Just ask the 12-year olds playing the game in every server launching bazookas left and right while screaming at the top of their lungs.
Annoyed by these online trolls, well you can try downloading mods for an additional experience.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Rockstar Studios clearly knows how to make open world games with Grand Theft Auto V and with their western masterpiece Red Dead Redemption 2. The only difference is centered on the conflicting dilemma of the main protagonist. In GTA, the player is given the freedom to choose his moral code, while RDR2 discourages players to be a lose cannon due to Arthur Morgan’s background, as a conflicted man struggling to deal with his past. Christmas is a time of reflection and learning from the story of Arthur Morgan is a perfect way to spend the holiday season.
The vast experience of living in the wild west which compliments the complexities of Arthur Morgan would perfectly capture the thrills of your childhood wishes of donning that cowboy outfit during the Christmas season so you might as well capitalize on this opportunity. If you feel like there are other games worth exploring, maybe the idea that RDR2 won a plethora of awards and nominations during the Game Awards 2018 could further entice you.
The Online world of Red Dead is also worth checking out as it has multitudes of different elements from the base game.
Call of Duty: MODERN WARFARE (2019)
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
If being a hardcore competitive athlete has always been your frustration then perhaps a game of Modern Warfare could bring you the inner peace. You’ll go nuts, guns-blazing and screaming like Led Zeppelin on every kill streak you accumulate on online multiplayer matches. You could even wear shades and smack talk your opponents ala Dr. Disrespect for the sake of fun. A word of advice to enjoy the holidays with this game? Be wary of campers. They’re the equivalent of your parents giving you a Christmas present of the latest PlayStation, only to find a towel inside the box.
Given the high skill level required in this game will definitely force you to stick around until you reach that desired rank. It’s definitely worth spending if your own personal ego is the most important thing in this world.
THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
If the mundaneness of the modern times seem to bother you, if crafting huge spectacles isn’t your thing, or if anything related to gunpowder doesn’t suit your style, then maybe a trip to the medieval times could interest you. Bethesda knows how to burn your time with their role playing games in Fallout and their Elder Scrolls series with Skyrim leading the top of the charts in terms of popularity. The game has been creating random memes and mods from the online community that could bring tears of joy out of sheer hysteria. Just imagine the experience of dealing with a dragon with WWE legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s face on it. These modders clearly know how to unleash the full potential of this game.
Overall Skyrim is viewed to be the perfect time waster as you could experiment on different builds. Imagine the power you wield with your weapon and with the magical arsenal at your disposal that could blast any poor soul to oblivion. The game is more than just about the memes and fun as the numerous accolades it earned would display a different perspective.