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Christmas-themed video games to lit up your holiday

Arts and Culture
 Call of Duty: Snowball Fight. (Courtesy)

We are in the Christmas season; everyone is in the mood. With the jingles, Christmas carols, lights and everything, we are set up for a major festive season and for the gamers we give you some Christmas-themed video games to ensure your holiday is lit. Whether you are in the mood for a festive cheer or you are just trying to get yourself away from all the hullabaloo that comes with this period, it is the best time to check out these titles according to Gamify.

Dead Arising 4

This series has been known for its large innovative weapons but a feel of Santa brings in a whole new dimension between fighting off zombies. In the game, you can dress as Santa and shoot into the crowds of the undead with an explosive candy cane crossbow rod clubbing a corpse with a baseball bat outfitted with barbed wire and Christmas lights. Also, the game’s setting of a zombie-filled mall during Christmas time brings in the mood.

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

While NBA titles date back to the early 90s this particular game comes with a quirky bonus character and you can get to play as Santa. The ‘On Fire Edition’ has added Christmas cheer to its lineup with Santa and his elves as playable characters.

Super Mario Odyssey- Snow Kingdom

This game has a range of diverse levels including sunny beaches and hot deserts. The snow kingdom is peppered with Christmas Flare with the sounds of sleigh bells in the distance as well as some enemies wearing Santa hats would make you hop on this one while spreading the festive vibes.

Hitman: Holiday Hoarders

In this expansion, you get to work as Agent 47 where you work through a decorative Paris on a mission to stop two thieves who plan on stealing presents on a Christmas night. In amongst all the Christmas cheer, you can stroll through in a Santa outfit and take care of your business.

The escapists; Santa’s Sweatshop & Santa’s shakedown

The original ‘The Escapists’ is an intense game about surviving and escaping prison but Santa’s Sweatshop and Santa’s Shakedown are free add-ons in which you play as an elf named Buddy. The gameplay is much the same, but with a lot of festive flares. It turns out that Santa is not the lovable character we have all known him to be and is causing suffering to his elves under his cruel regime.

Batman: Arkham Origins

In this game, you get to be batman as he patrols both Gotham and Arkham cities on Christmas eve. The cityscapes are covered in snow and holiday decorations, and even some henchmen you come up against are getting into the spirit of the season with their holiday-themed festive outfits.

Call of Duty: Snowball Fight

The call of duty: Modern Warfare team decided to ease up on all the violence during the holiday season with a decidedly kinder, more lighthearted snowball fight mode. Christmas music plays in the background while you and your partner have to take down foes using snowballs instead of the usual guns and explosives. The game is full of unlockable easter eggs which include carrot noses for players and a drive-by visit from Santa Claus himself.


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