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Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Video Games

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Escape from the overcrowded living room and boot up the console, it’s Christmas time.

Video games are truly the gift that keeps on giving, offering the lucky recipient hours upon hours of replayable content – though there are sure to be some who will have completed the main story before lights out on Boxing Day.

Whether you’re looking for a mindless comic romp, online FPS frag-fest or a slow-burn explorative epic, here’s a list of the best console games which are sure to please over the coming festive stint.

Civilization VI

Civilization VI

The grandaddy of all strategy games finally makes its way to consoles in a pure, non-dumbed-down form this year.

Available with both the Rise & Fall and Gathering Storm expansions, this is the definitive console strategy experience. Go forth and conquer the world!

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Nintendo’s gently spooky franchise makes its debut on the Switch.

Mario’s out of the picture for this one, with players donning Luigi’s green cap and a spectre-sucking hoover to battle ghosts in a creaky old hotel.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Games this ambitious don’t come around very often.

This epic Western adventure gives you control of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, allowing you to embark on various missions as part of a wider cinematic narrative, all located within an expansive open-world map.

Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros

This instalment of Nintendo’s greatest brawler series lets you go toe-to-toe with over 70 video game stars from across genres and generations.

A button-smashing fanfare best enjoyed with friends, present or online.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

Widely hailed as a current-generation classic, The Witcher 3 drops you into the middle of an epic medieval fantasy world as a monster bounty hunter – with hundreds of quests to complete.

It’s perfect timing to delve back into Rivia, with Netflix’s live-action Witcher series due to stream this December.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled

This remastering of the PlayStation One classic takes advantage of the timeless karting formula and combines it with an array of 26 well-loved Crash characters.

There are also a few game modes to choose from, including arcade quick races, grand prix circuits, and multiple battles and races.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Plague Tale: Innocence

This game takes a dark period of history, the French Inquisition and English invasion of France, and crafts a tale of horror, humility and tension – with immersive storytelling and atmospheric art style.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

A pandemic has swept through Washington D.C. Fight your way through the city in an attempt to regain control and order from marauders and mercenaries, all in the name of Homeland Security.

You’ll work to refine your talents, earn new weapons and smash your way to the heart of the capital.

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