Every year the world patiently (or not-so-patiently) counts down those 24 days to Christmas; there’s even calendars filled with little treats to help keep the young ones patient.
Then the big day rolls around and it’s filled with great food, great company and, of course, presents.
Christmas is the best time of year, and so to do our bit in celebrating we’re doing our own advent calendar. Each day we’ll unveil another game that has touched us in some way over the year – whether because it’s a work of interactive art, laugh-out-loud funny or just so weird it blew our mind.
So be sure to check back each day for a new game suggestion to fill your Christmas break!
3 Days to Go! Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
If you're looking for a game that is built out of raw fun to play this Christmas, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is the game for you.
It's a dirt cheap Steam download, and it looks like a dirt cheap game, but that's part of the charm and humour of the game. There's not a single moment you'll be allowed to be bored with the game; the action comes at at insane pace (perhaps the first RPG that genuinely has the right to be called a "action RPG"), and yet, despite the massive hoards of enemies and bigger guns, there's some intelligence here.
One of the real hidden gems of the year.