As Christmas is getting closer, we can already feel euphoria and joy of the greatest holiday there is. Christmas tree decorating, presents, family gathering, and jolly music that gets you in the mood. You can’t stay indifferent while all this colorful scenery is surrounding you.
Some folks will enjoy watching Christmas movie marathons, others will go outside, third, and they are, in any case, not the minority, will look forward to playing some video games. Naturally, with joint forces of family and friends.
Therefore, while you are enjoying all the blessings of a hard earned vacation, you may want to enlarge the festive spirit by playing some of the games we prepared for you. Primary, we had in mind some Christmas-oriented games but there are also some games that are worth a while. If you are uncertain what game is right for you, you can check out our reviews and choose for yourself.
Primary, we had in mind some Christmas-oriented games, but there are also some games that are worth a while. If you are uncertain what game is right for you, check out our reviews and choose for yourself.
Christmas-themed games to play this Christmas
1. Santa Claus in trouble
Old but gold, as one would say. This is a 3D platformer made a long time ago, but, still is one of the most played games when it comes to the Christmas theme. As you would suppose, it is all about Santa Claus and his goal to the lost presents. On 10 levels you will try to get all the presents you can in the snowy village. There are 3 different enemies that will give their best to stop you from succeeding in your goal: birds, snowmen, and fierce Trolls.
While Santa is hopping from tile to tile, he’s being followed by 4 different Christmas songs. Songs can get a bit annoying, but you can mute them anytime and play your own soundtrack. Common deceive is that games like this are easy to play because of its childish demeanor. Well, that is not the case. The game is quite challenging.
The world’s favorite animal detectives brought a lot of laugh and fun to our childhood. So, why don’t we relive the memory of Sam and Max this Christmas? But wait, it gets even better, because Sam and Max actually star in a Christmas-themed episode.
Sam and Max Ice Station Santa combines the series’ recognizable humor and gameplay with Christmas thematics. Your goal is to confront a paranoid Santa, who locked himself into his workshop, and threatens his elves with a machine gun. Sounds like a joyful Christmas adventure, doesn’t it. The game also features the puzzle area, where players will need to solve additional mysteries, and a few mini-games.
So, if you feel like solving mysteries on the Christmas Eve, and getting amused by the games eccentric humor, you should definitely play Sam and Max Ice Station Santa. And while you’re there, you can also get back to some of the other episodes of the game, they’re all equally weird and funny.
As Christmas is the best time to relive old memories, we continue to present you vintage games, that we loved playing as kids. Chicken Invaders is definitely one of those games (well, the first few parts, because the latest installment was released in 2014).
A famous shoot ’em up game takes you on a journey through space, while confronting alien chickens and various space objects. Every single installment of Chicken Invaders has a special Christmas version, so we just couldn’t resist including it to our list.
We’ll leave the choice of the installment to you, because all are similar to each other, and each one of them explores the same thematics – to shoot as many chickens and asteroids as you can. There are just tiny some differences in gameplay and game elements.
While we are in the time travel machine, we can’t skip this title made by Sega 20 years ago. Christmas NIGHTS into Dreams is a standalone level of a popular game from the 90’s, Nights into Dreams. In this action-pumped, colorful game you can play with one of the two main characters – Clarice or Elliot. They are teenagers that enter Nightopia, Land of Dreams, to retrieve missing Christmas Star. Your goal is to collect as many coins before the alarm clock rings.
After you collect all the coins, you’ll fight against the main antagonist, Gilwing, the evil monster that hid the Star in his lair. After you complete the game, you can play with Sonic, a unlockable character.
This game is truly great for all ages, and it’s even better setting for enjoyable Christmas spare time.
5. Winter Bells
Winter Bells is a simple, zen-like vertical platformer, for those who just want to relax in their spare time during a busy Christmas schedule. The old gaming cliche, “easy to play, hard to master” perfectly describes this game. You play as a cute little bunny who jumps upwards by bouncing off Christmas bells.
And that’s it. All you need to do in this game is to score as high result as possible, by jumping off the bells. You control the bunny by moving your mouse cursor. Once again, extremely simple, not so easy, and sometimes relaxing (depending on your current mood). Also, beautiful music plays during the gameplay. And don’t worry, as high as you jump, when you fall down, the bunny will safely land in the snow.
Winter Bells is a browser-based game, and you can play if as much as you like on this link.
If you haven’t heard of Christmas Wonderland, go to Microsoft Store and get the game.
This is a must-have game in the Holiday season. We played it and we really liked the Mini Puzzles. They’re really addictive and fun to play. The best part is that Christmas Wonderland 6 is suitable for players of all ages.
As a player, some of your tasks include finding presents, getting rewards, flying with Santa on Christmas Eve and more.
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