Christmas-themed games is one of the most popular game genres for console, download and online casino South Africa gaming. Especially in the weeks leading up to Xmas, gamers enjoy getting into the holiday spirit with Christmas games including humorous games, suspenseful games, role-playing games and more.
The Escapists – Santa’s Sweatshop and Santa’s Shakedown
Take a break from surviving and escaping prison with The Escapists – Santa’s Sweatshop and Santa’s Shakedown free add-ons in which you, as Buddy The Elf, cunningly plans his escape from cruel Santa’s sweatshop. Buddy’s Christmas-themed game level is full of special tools and levels that will allow Buddy, if successful, to get home for Christmas. If you have Windows, macOS or SteamOS + Linux you can play this fun-filled game to the tune of a festive soundtrack and aim to hit the top of the Leaderboard.
Call of Duty: Snowball Fight
Probably the last thing that you expect to find in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a violence-free holiday-themed game but that’s what you’ll find with the Snowball Fight mode. This lighthearted addition to the Call of Duty franchise has you playing in multi-player mode as you use snowballs instead of guns and explosives to take down your enemy.
The Winter Docks map is decorated with holiday lights and wreaths plus four snowmen. Once you destroy the snowmen you trigger another holiday celebration with unlockable Easter eggs. Don’t be surprised by a drive-by visit from Santa Claus himself!
Super Mario Odyssey – Snow Kingdom
Super Mario Odyssey: Snow Kingdom is simple and fun but there are so many levels that players of any age will be entertained for hours. You start out in the Snow Kingdom and collect moons as you move through the Icicle, Ice Wall, Gusty, Snowy Mountain, Bound Bowl Grand Prix, Entrance to Shiveria and other power moons by unlocking, winning races and smashing moon rocks.
From there, tasks include Hopping in the Snow, finding the Shiverian Treasure Chest, locating the Treasure in the Ice Wall, Fishing in the Glacier, Ice-Dodging the Gomba Stack, Dashing over Cold Water, Blowing and Sliding and much more.
It’s not all freezing in the Snow Kingdom – there are also sunny beaches and hot deserts but there’s a Christmas spirit throughout.
Hitman: Holiday Hoarders
Even hitmen celebrate Christmas. In the Holiday Hoarders DLC expansion pack you become Agent 47 as you move through a Christmas-decorated Paris to stop 2 thieves who are trying to steal presents from the Palais de Walewska. How you want to play Santa is your call – you can be jolly and fun …or use your weapons and off the thieves.
There’s a fan-favorite “Santa 47” suit that allows you to snoop undetected as you save the presents from the menacing hoarders – and later on, you can use that Santa suit in all HITMAN 2 locations.
A great way to take a break from some of Hitman’s more challenging and dangerous tasks.
Overwatch Winter Wonderland Game Expansion
Combine Overwatch suspense and tension with Christmas cheer and celebration when you play the Overwatch Winter Wonderland Game Expansion Pack. Winter Wonderland offers snowy landscapes, festive character skins and fun-filled Mei’s Snowball Offensive and Yeti Hunter brawls.
The expansion pack comes with weekly rewards, new cosmetics, festive décor and holiday maps. As Conductor Reinhardt you can waddle your way to wins as Penguin Mei and reduce your enemies’ win rate to zero as Ice Empress Moria. Snowball Deathmatch returns and there are new options for playing the Freezethaw Elimination.
Animal Crossing: Toy Day
Animal Crossing: Toy Day is a day – December 24th – of festivities with different events occurring throughout the 24-hour period. Jingle the reindeer dresses as Santa to deliver presence. Players bring wrapping paper to Jingle who gives them Toy Day Stockings and a Magic Bag to use to deliver presents to the villagers.
There are 8 Christmas Toy Day Set items that come in various styles and colors and are sold at the player’s Nook’s Cranny Store. Puppy Plushie Houses, Kids’ Tents, Dollhouses, and, of course Candy makes this a special Xmas game of light-hearted fun which is experienced through weather changes and assortments of furniture and winter clothing.
Ginger Ninja can be found on Gamify where you role-play Santa’s gingerbread friend. Santa finds himself unable to complete his rounds so he entrusts Ginger Ninja to help out with the deliveries. As the Ninja you need to race along the snowy rooftops to get to the chimneys while the hungry pigeons circle above. Candy cane throwing stars help you protect you.
Saints Row IV – How the Saints Saved Christmas
Saints Row IV – How the Saints Saved Christmas is meant to be a purely fun-filled experience in which you spin a tale about how one can lose and find the real meaning of Christmas. The future world becomes enslaved by evil Santa Claws and to free it you, as Playa, fight demonic gingerbread men and sing carols while wearing an ugly Christmas jumper.
There’s a Genki Holiday Special and missions that involve the Miracle on 3rd Street, the Santa Clawz and The Right Before Christmas.
NBA Jam: On Fire
NBA Jam: On Fire is a 2-on-2 basketball game that uses 3D models with photographs of real players to indicate who is playing. There’s an exaggerated nature to the game – slam dunks defy real-life abilities, players jump higher than any human being could possible jump in real life, there are no free throws, no fouls and no violations (other than shot clock violations and defensive goal-tending). Players gleefully shove and elbow opponents out of the way and if a player makes 3 baskets, he is “on fire” and then enjoys the ability to shoot with little to stop him.
NBA Jam: On Fire isn’t a specifically-Christmas themed game but since the NBA season is at its height during Christmas, this will be a game that Christmas-celebrants can enjoy as they complete challenges and enter special codes to unlock hidden players.