It’s the big countdown! Just as you pull out your advent calendars to count down the 24 days to Christmas, so too are we going to count down in our own way, by highlighting 24 games that you could play this month to get into the spirit of the season.
Christmas means different things to different people, but we see it as a time to get together with family and friends, relax after a long year’s hard work (and, given this is 2020, it was an especially hard year), enjoy good food and good company. It’s a good time to knock off that epic RPG you’ve had sitting in the backlog, or crack open the beers (or eggnog) and get stuck into the local multiplayer battles.
Each day we’ll highlight one game that you could have a great time playing over the Christmas season. It’s not a countdown, nor is it a “best of” list. It’s not highlighting new games, nor old. It’s just 24 games, one per day, that we love the idea of breaking into over the season. Have a great and happy season, everyone!
While you’re waiting for that magical Christmas morning with bated breath, getting lost in a good multiplayer game is the perfect way to pass the time. If you’d rather play with your family than against them, the chaotic minefields of Flat Heroes will have you working together and forging bonds pronto.
Flat Heroes presents several hundred cleverly designed single-screen arcade levels. New obstacles and mechanics are introduced at regular intervals. Don’t be fooled by the minimalist presentation, though; this one can be tough as nails when it wants to be and you’ll need solid reflexes to support your friends in the fray. If you find your group failing repeatedly and growing impatient, there’s a feature to skip levels temporarily so it won’t put you all in a sour mood. Flat Heroes is also widely available across several consoles and PC for relatively cheap, so that accessibility a serious point is its favour.