When it comes to video game releases, the holiday season delivers on all fronts. Plus, what better time of the year to improve your video game skills than over holiday break? This is especially true with all the great games coming out. Refer to this list featuring the best video games out this holiday season that should be on your radar.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
After the disappointment of their recent Star Wars: Battlefront titles, EA has redeemed themselves with the Star Wars license. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order received stellar reviews, with some calling it the best Star Wars game of all time—thus making it one of the best video games out this holiday season. The Respawn Entertainment single-player action/adventure game follows a young Jedi who is on the run from the Empire five years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest video games from the legendary video game franchise for the Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Sword and Shield sees players visit the Pokémon-filled Galar region to become a trainer, not unlike other stories in the series. The response to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has been generally positive from critics, highlighting the games’ simplicity along with the dynamizing mechanic as positives.
Death Stranding is the most recent game from creator Hideo Kojima, best known for his Metal Gear series. Death Stranding is an open-world third-person action game starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. The game follows Sam Bridges, who explores America with gameplay involving stealth and puzzle-solving. Death Stranding is available exclusively on PlayStation now, but it will be available for Windows early next year.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
The iconic Nintendo character returns in Luigi’s Mansion 3, another hot title for the Nintendo Switch. In the game, Luigi explores the Last Resort hotel where he must save Mario, Peach, and others. Along Luigi’s journey, he encounters ghosts, puzzles, and other spooky situations.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in the latest addition in the popular first-person shooter video game franchise. While Modern Warfare is the sixteenth installment, it serves as a reboot. 2019’s Modern Warfare is also the first Call of Duty game that allows cross-platform multiplayer, which means you can play others online regardless of the system you use.