The Best Video Games for Winter
Except for a few lovers of snow and winter sports fans, very few people get excited when winter comes.
However, some gamers' hearts secretly leap with joy because, honestly, how often do you get to, unashamedly, close the curtains, create a dark cave and get to gaming when it is August, 80 degrees outside and there are cloudless skies? Winter, on the other hand, allows you to do exactly that and with a free conscience. Anyone that cannot cope with icy pavement, chilling cold and bundling yourself up like an arctic explorer will find it difficult to resist the call of a cozy couch - especially around the winter holidays. After the obligatory grocery run to stock up on supplies, hopefully accomplished without a dog sled, the question arises: what will you do in your warm shelter on that cozy couch?
The best thing is if you have some games waiting for you so you can avoid even the slightest reason to step out into the freezing cold outside. If you don't want to neglect your friends and family then you can even find something below that you can play together.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Nintendo Switch
The classic Nintendo role-player is back! Experience the brand-new Zelda adventure on the Wii U or the Switch. Breath of the Wild offers typical aspects of the Zelda series like puzzles, dungeons and that Zelda charm but also features an open-world design! Breath of the Wild holds over 100 hours of game play for true adventurers but don't miss the beginning of Spring.
Steep Winter Games - Xbox One Standard EditionView Deal
If you are a fan of winter sports but find yourself far away from snow crested peaks, then Steep is just for you. Discover the most beautiful alpine panorama the virtual eye has ever set on and an open world through skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and even with a wingsuit.
This release of Steep focus on the 2018 Olympics and is also available on the PS4.
A dreary grey winter or tranquil white Christmas? Neither with Battlefield. You will get your money's worth with the massive battles on interactive maps and especially in the multiplayer mode. Battlefield combines the strengths of older games with impressive looks and new game modes while setting new standards for first person shooters. Battlefield 1 is available across multiple platforms like the Xbox One and PS4.
Every year EA Sports releases a Madden title and every year it gets better. Madden NFL 18 brings the closest thing to playing football in your living room - into your living room. Now you don't have to worry about breaking any lamps. Madden NFL 18 doesn't just feature the game play you know and love but also introduces a new redemption story you can play: Longshot. Play live, online with friends and enemies. Get it on the PS4 or Xbox one.
The saga of Geralt the Witcher continues - in unprecedented beauty. The Polish developers of "CD Projekt Red" have created a lively and varied open-world game that will captivate you. Never before have quests (even many sidequests!) been as elaborate and thrilling in a fantasy role-playing game as in Witcher III - Wild Hunt. With the Game of the Year Edition, you also get the two extensive extensions "Blood and Wine" and "Hearts of Stone" for even more fun. It is also available for Xbox One and PC.
Mario Party 10View Deal
Mario Party is always an instant-classic party game. There are lots of fun and varied mini games you can play with friends and family featuring Mario, Peach, Donkey Kong and the rest. With Mario Party 10, there is never a dull moment and it is very addicting.
Ever since Sid Meier's Civilization was first published in 1991 it has been considered the flagship of strategy games. Firaxis Games breathes new life into the series with the six installment. Lead the civilization of your choice over millennia, controlling areas like urban development, economy, military and science. The 25th Anniversary Edition also comes with collector coins, a book and more.