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5 Festive Video Games You Should Play This Holiday Season



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With the holidays slowly approaching, it can be a wonderful yet confusing time for many players out there. With so many options in the modern market, what games should you be playing? Well, if you have asked yourself questions like these, then we have you covered. We have scoured the stores and checked all our boxes to bring you what we believe is a great list. So, without further ado, here are 5 Festive Video Games You Should Play This Holiday Season.

5. Splatoon 3

If you are looking for a fantastic FPS that the whole family can love this year, look no further than Splatoon 3. The game features a fully fleshed-out campaign mode that is pretty great and works as intended, as well as a fantastic multiplayer mode that will keep you queueing in for match after match. In addition, the game's premise is rather zany yet grounded in its own reality. Players will choose whether or not to play as an Octarian or an Inkling. This will determine what kind of character they want to make.

The multiplayer element of Splatoon 3 is a beautiful blend of casual and competitive. Players who don't wish to participate in higher-level play have their own queue to be in, which is excellent. However, if you consider yourself competitive, then Splatoon 3 has much to offer you. The competitive matches within Splatoon 3 are incredibly strategic and insanely fun to boot. So if you are looking for a title this holiday season that will keep you busy for hours on end, look no further than one of the most festive video games for the Nintendo Switch.

4. Rocket League

If players enjoy the high-octane world of Rocket League, then they have a fantastic update coming for you! This update features quite a few new things that it brings into the game. For example, if players are unfamiliar with the Frosty Fest, it gives the game a nice winter makeover. In addition, many different game modes make a triumphant return this year. Winter Breakaway, for example, is one of the modes that will significantly impact the game. However, this isn't the only thing that changes, as the usual soccer ball will transform into a hockey puck to reflect the winter season.

So if you have not gotten into the highly praised game that is Rocket League, then the festivities give you an excellent opportunity to do so. There will also be special items to earn along with this event. These can be unlocked by playing through the game and obtaining Golden Gifts. There will also be updates to items in the in-game store as well. This festive update seems to be a great addition to the game, and those rocket engines are sure to keep you warm this holiday season.

3. Final Fantasy XIVFinal Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV has exploded and become a worldwide phenomenon. The massively popular MMORPG is one of the leaders of its genre and is fantastic in its own right. That said, there is a winter event upcoming for the game that will have a huge impact on new and returning players. There will be special mounts that can be obtained that are winter themed, such as the reindeer mount. As well as new furnishings for that FC home you have been working so hard on.

Players who are eager to feel the festivities all around them will be rewarded with these new items as well as certain changes around the world of Eorzea. In addition, there will also be an exclusive event quest called Reindeer Fame. While there may not be a lot of information on this quest, it is undoubtedly holiday-themed and should be a treat for players to complete. In closing, Final Fantasy XIV is surely looking to make people feel the spirit of the holidays with their event. Players should look forward to participating.

2. Fortnite

Fortnite is the FPS phenomenon that took over the casual and competitive FPS space. They will be holding a winter event this holiday season for everyone to enjoy. Dubbed Winterfest, this event takes place over the holiday season and allows players to grab a ton of cosmetics and other items that are themed around the winter. For example, you can obtain a glider that is Dr. Seuss-themed or maybe even trail your character in ribbons.

If past events are anything to go by, players can expect around 8-10 unique items for the event. This event seeks to throw in some variety and holiday cheer into the cartoony FPS shooter. There are also free skins that the payers will be able to obtain if they play through the event. All in all, Fortnite seems to continue to capitalize on its position as one of the top games in the world and gives its players many rewards for playing. Players can look forward to the festivities this holiday season.

1. Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved is a game that allows players to fulfill their childhood dreams of owning a dinosaur. Players can tame and hunt dinosaurs to their heart's content in this open-world survival title. That being said, the player's experience shouldn't always be about surviving. Perhaps a little holiday cheer will help[. The game will feature a holiday event this year that has a ton of new additions to the game.

While there hasn't been a concrete date released, if past events are to be believed, then players will have a lot to look forward to this year. There will be a myriad of winter-themed items that players can use, such as mistletoe and snowmen and various other winter items. For example, if players are lucky enough, there have even been rare Chibi versions of pets that you can collect that are sure to be a hit with players. If players are fortunate, perhaps Santa Raptor or GachaClause will visit them this year and bring their Survivor much-needed items. In closing, Ark: Survival Evolved shows us that it's not all about survival this holiday season. Sometimes, you have to get cozy with video games this holiday.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.