12 Games of Christmas

What a year it’s been. Now that lockdown’s ended, it’s the perfect time to get together and play together. We’ve compiled the best games to play at home but more importantly to play IRL here at Platform . Whether you’re competitive or collaborative here are the top games to be played IRL or from home.

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1. Just Dance 2021

Challenge everyone to a family dance off, loser has to do the washing up! Top tunes include Lizzo’s ‘Juice’, The Weeknd ‘Blinding Lights’ and 2020’s smash summer hit ‘Rain on Me’ by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

Perfect for crushing frenemies in our multiplayer zones over Brunch 

2. Overcooked 2: Winter Wonderland

The frantic & chaotic cooking game is back with a Christmas special! Take this co-op game home for Christmas dinner and see how the rest of your family fare as a Millennial (when everything is on fire and the floor disappears out from under you). Screaming isn’t only encouraged… it’s required.  You will have earned your pizza

3. Cyberpunk 2077

Bored of family squabbles? Can’t be bothered to explain to your gran what tik tok is? Waste some holiday time with CyberPunk, the best way to take out your family frustrations. Released on December 10 – set to be an experience – come and play it at Platform 

Preorder it on Amazon.

4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Promising Review: “The gameplay is phenomenal and the graphics are beautiful. The story grabs you right from the beginning and keeps you entertained the whole way. The story is a bit shorter than Spider-Man PS4, but the game makes up for it in its unique and creative side missions, which are far from mundane and repetitive. As a Spider-Man/Miles Morales fan, my dreams came true with this game.” – Elijah

Get the Ultimate Launch Edition from Amazon.

5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Read our Ode to Animal Crossing: New Horizons to find out why you need this game in your life. (Hint: because it’s awesome).

for Nintendo Switch – we’re obsessed.

6. Mario Kart Deluxe

What’s better than the whole family racing on Rainbow Road? We’ve even names a cocktail after it -its a best seller and we love it. It’s the taste of sweet sweet victory…. This game is even better when you beat your boss. So satisfying!

7. Hades

A masterpiece in gaming art, witty commentary and wonderful characters – have the underworld Christmas you’ve been dreaming of with Hades. #GothLife

Get it on Amazon.

 

8. Super Mario Party

There ‘aint no party like a Super Mario Party and this guarantees to get you ALL  moving and working together. With 80+ (yes 80!) minigames  easy for anyone to play….even your grandma could win! (from a safe social distance of course)

Play it in one of our multiplayer zones 

9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

The scenery is gorgeous—it pulls you into Spyro’s fantasy world. If you have kids (or are a kid yourself), this is a great set of games that the family can play together.

10. League of Legends

Team up with your fun cousins after a ‘long walk’ to play this fantasy filled battle arena game. Our custom built esports stage has room for you and your team to ride or fly, to glory!

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11. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Get ready to regress back into an adolescent like state over the holidays with Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1& 2. One word: Soundtrack.

This is our Head of Opps favourite game. #emo

12. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Try playing this with your brother/mum/family n00b for that ultimate family bonding time (lol).

Prepare for addiction and to potentially lose your boyfriend for a week.

 

Most importantly getting together is most important. Merry Christmas!

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