The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #4: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet

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Article by Matt S. 

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!  

Game #4: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet

(Read our review of the game here)

It just wouldn’t be Christmas if I wasn’t out there, recommending that people play the endlessly wonderful Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. It’s not without really good cause – there are Christmas-themed costumes (sadly, they’re not unwrappable), and the game actually makes a lot of sense for a Christmas game too.

See, it’s all about chillin’ and relaxin’. You lounge around on deck chairs, have swims in the pool, and sure, you might play a game of beach volleyball or two, but immediately after you’re devouring an ice cream in a way that just shouldn’t be legal. And you do all of this at your own pace, at your own time, with absolutely no pressure whatsoever. For those with a busy holiday filled with family, friend and work functions, the ultra-casual gameplay of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is ideal. 

Also, it has Marie Rose in it. Dear God do I wish I could unwrap Marie Rose.  

– Matt S.

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