5 games to play this Christmas with your family
Can you feel the Christmas spirit slowly creeping in? Holidays might be the only time of the year one might find the time to unwind with a game you wanted to try aeons ago. If you don’t have a pile of games in your ‘must play’ list, don’t worry. We have prepared some recommendations of the best games out there suitable for joyful play sessions along with the whole family.
Christmas without loads of food is bonkers. But before you start preparing your holiday feast, invite your family to a training session if front of the screen. One of the best games to do just that is Overcooked 2. It’s an adorable co-op cooking simulator and a sequel to the award-winning series by Ghost Town Games. Overcooked 2 challenges players to multitask and coordinate their actions in the most absurd places possible. It’s a perfect pick for the whole family.
Almost 5 years ago Ubisoft released Rayman Legends, an action-adventure platformer which to this date is regarded as one of the best games in the genre. You can play this game solo or invite your family to join in and dive into the magical paintings representing various cleverly crafted levels. Complete the game’s challenges together in co-op mode or try out one of many fun mini-games against one another. We can promise you good times and lots of laugh. That’s what Christmas is all about.
There’s no other similar game to Screencheat. The main idea behind it is to shoot other players and win, but there’s a twist. You cannot see your opponents on your screen. They are invisible and the only way to know where to shoot is, well… to cheat. In order to win you need to glance at the opponents screen and guess their location. However, it’s worth mentioning that this game is meant to be played with a group. The more the merrier. However, during holiday this shouldn’t be a big problem.
If you love snow you will definitely love Steep. In 2016 Ubisoft created an amazingly beautiful open world game about extreme winter sports which is constantly updated to this very day. You can play this game solo or drop in side by side with your friends or family. In Steep you can race down the Alps to the finish line on skis, wingsuits, snowboards, and paragliders and earn points for stylish tricks. Furthermore, you can challenge your family members in variety of individual challenges and customise your family play experience as you like.
At first glance, Never Alone might seem like a simple puzzle platformer with the option to play together with a couple of couch buddies. However, its gameplay mechanics are not the centerpiece of the game. Never Alone tells an involving folk story about the Iñupiaq tribespeople who reside in northern Alaska. It’s worth mentioning that the game is fairly short and can be completed in a few hours so it’s a perfect fit for those who are looking for something to replace an evening movie. Wonderful art direction and animation will make it worth your while.