Christmas is on the way! It’s time to adorn the tree with dazzling lights, bust out the obligatory TV specials, and gobble festive treats faster than the chef in your family can put them down. More importantly, it’s a precious opportunity to ditch your routine and bask in the company of those you hold dearest.
There might not be snow banks to leap into depending on your geographic coordinates, but video games under a blanket can provide fun with 100 per cent less mess (barring severe eggnog mishaps). It wouldn’t be Christmas at DDNet without our requisite list of games to keep you warm and cozy for the holidays. Each day until Christmas, we’ll highlight a title that’s perfect for passing the time, bonding with friends, or stuffing in your buddy’s stocking.
Join us on this 24 day adventure as we count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!
Game #16: SEGA Mega Drive Classics Collection
A compilation of 50+ games in a list of 24 might be cheating a little, but you’ll doubtlessly find a sleigh load of Christmas treasures here. Co-op Gunstar Heroes alone has enough co-op multiplayer shenanigans to keep two pals entertained until Christmas morn. Puzzle game Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine was a title I’d pull out around Christmas Eve and it managed to suck in everyone in the room as we took turns competing for chocolaty treats. When your friends and family go home, you can snuggle under a blanket and get lost in the many JRPG worlds of Phantasy Star. In any case, the sheer novelty of so many retro games of different genres to swap between will keep anyone in the room engaged for hours.