What Are You Playing Over Christmas?

Christmas is the time for getting properly rotund, and for many, properly wasted. And as is tradition, those two things are often best followed up with a bit of video games.

I'm looking forward to a ton of board games over the coming weekend. I've been sitting on Gaia Project for a little while, lacking the spare four hours to dump into that initial "how do the rules work" playthrough. Fallout: The Board Game has been on my mind after the 30 hours I've put into Fallout 76.

I've also been sitting on a special Alexa-powered board game, When in Rome. That could be interesting, for a whole bunch of reasons. I'll have more to say about that over the Christmas/New Year.

On the video game front, I've been eagerly waiting to spend some time with the following:

  • Battletech
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Forza Horzion 4
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (I'm so close to finishing my dumb playthrough)
  • Metro: Last Light Redux (because of Fallout 76)
  • Final Fantasy 15 (although you'll hear more about that today)
  • Shadow of War

Christ. That's a lot to carve through.

What are you looking forward to playing over Christmas?


    Flying back to my hometown with the Switch, so I'm foreseeing a bit of Smash, Mario Kart, Mario Party, along with some one-shot tabletop RPGs (namely Paranoia and Warhammer) along with some other board/card games. All aboard the fun train!

    Mate I still have to get through RDR2, AC Odyssey and Tomb Raider before the new year of Kingdom Hearts 3, Anthem, Resident Evil 2 and a host of others due in the early parts of 2019.

    There will definitely be some Warframe and continuing my journey through World of Final Fantasy Maxima. I always say I want to clear my backlog but I probably won't. Maple Story 2 has been sitting on the edge of my vision for a while now, and I definitely want to try and get through Valkyria Chronicles 4. Soul Calibur 6 needs some love from me and I also want to try and get in some Monster Hunter: World time as well... It's going to be a busy holiday.

    Persona 5 - up to the third palace now.
    Dungeon Travelers 2 - still grinding in the post-game.
    Knack 2 - with the kids.

    Finishing off Fire Emblem Warriors, then I'm going to start Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Spider-Man, God of War and try to get a head start on 2 cosplays for next year!

    Merry Xmas all Kotakunites!

    I’m slowly carving my way through Red Dead 2, and jumping online with mates every now and then. If that starts to bore me, I’ll probably finish Shadow of The Tomb Raider. Hopefully Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 are cheap on PSN after Xmas so I can give them a go before the third one comes out :)

    Smash Bros with my kids, who have discovered all by themselves how much fun these games can be, and I'm sure not missing out on this cornerstone moment in their gaming development!

    And in my personal gaming time, I tend to cycle between Street Fighter V and whatever I'm in the mood for. I have Crysis 3, Titanfall 2, Deus Ex HR, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2 and Batman Arkham Knight all ready to go. I just dip into which ever I fancy. I'm really more into the atmosphere and enjoying my time than progressing or mastering anything. I've beaten them all a few times, now I just like to dip back in and just enjoy.

    Determined to finish off all the Kingdom Hearts 1.5-2.8 games before 3 comes out, considering how long I've put it off so far that seems unlikely but I live in hope. Maybe I'll just have to skip all the ones I've already played ev3n though I barely remember the story :/

    Xbox game pass for me, going to get stuck into some indie games. I've downloaded:
    Mutant Year Zero
    The Gardens Between

    Aiming to finish Spiderman, then pick back up RDR2.

    Although I'll probably finish spiderman then start god of war instead.

    Got no time to play games. I'll be working, dealing with the drunks and the arguing families.

      All the best to you and your mates in blue Simocrates - also a big thankyou to everyone in the emergency response game and nurses and teachers.

      People by nature are stupid, selfish a-holes - but it's you guys and girls that I tip my hat to for keeping us straight.

      From my family to yours and all the others working hard over this time of year - Thankyou.
      My brother in law is a copper in Victoria's SE suburbs - he hates this time of year.

    Just picked up horizon 4 for pc, totally geeked out during the opening mission loving it.

    Battlfield 4 for a few rounds and might finish off a campaign or 2 in Total War Warhammer 2

    Have just started Nier Automata this week, hoping to get that and Celeste done in alternate hits before Kingdom Hearts 3 hits.

    Celeste either thru GWG if they add it to the Aussie store, if not I'll just buy it on Switch.

    Prey Mooncrash, as I just finished the main campaign which I enjoyed.

    Overwatch - I only started 3 months ago, and I still find it a bit of fun.

    Stardew Valley is next on my list I think.

    Resident Evil 7 (picked up cheap)
    Xenoblade Chronicles X
    Kingdom Hearts ps4 collection

    Armoured brigade and Fallout 4 for the most part

    Getting the young bloke Pokemon: Lets Go so I'll have to have a quick spin on that.
    Just knocked off Full Throttle last night and moving onto Settlers 2 (on a GOG fix atm)
    Working my way through Metro after being gifted the series by a mate - thanks Slothstranaut!
    May finally dip my toe into the AC series with Origins.
    Otherwise it's work :(

    To all at Kotaku and everyone on these forums - have a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year. This is easily the best community going around - lets not dilute the pool!

    Take care all and thanks for another entertaining year!!

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