Five video games to lose yourself in this Christmas
For many of us the Holidays mean good food, parties and, perhaps most importantly, a much needed break, making Christmas the perfect time to catch up on some of the year’s latest – and best – game releases.
Inexpensive, utterly charming and accompanied by a truly excellent soundtrack, Undertale is an old-fashioned RPG that makes its way through the underground world of monsters. Its 8-bit visuals might take a little getting used to at first, but its storyline, complexity and countless clever little secrets are sure to keep you occupied for hours. Be aware though, even the smallest choices you make early on this game could come back to haunt you!
Witcher 3 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Lauded as one of the best games of the year, this massive, open world RPG has no shortage of quests to complete and locations to explore. Taking up the mantle of a monster slayer, the world and stories of Witcher 3 are incredibly compelling and it’s easy to let hours slip by.
Star Wars Battlefront (Xbox One, PS4)
Battlefront is a somewhat less intense experience than the other games on this list. Though that might harm its long-term appeal, its impressive graphics and relatively easy gameplay make it awfully addictive.
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
Rise of the Tomb Raider has Lara Croft in Siberia, searching for the mysterious Divine Source. With breathtaking graphics, some interesting new mechanics and the return of the puzzle-filled tombs that give the series it’s name, Rise is certainly one of the best adventure games of 2015.
Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
One of the most anticipated games of the past few years, and certainly the best Bethesda has ever put out, Fallout 4 takes place in post-apocalyptic Boston and has you searching the wasteland for your son. Although buggy in places, this is easily overlooked due to absorbing the gameplay that will definitely be eating into most gamers “family time” this Christmas.