The smell of cake, cookies, and gift wrappers in the air — it’s that magical time of the year again. The final few days of yet another gruesome year is filling us with joy, excitement, and renewed hope for a better future.
Gamers, irrespective of their preferred gaming platform, are often accused of having “no life,” alleging that they spend most of the holiday season looking at cold, digital screens. Being avid gamers ourselves, we won’t dare to ask your gaming phones down, but we can sure give a couple of pointers to make your gaming experience more festive.
In this section, we’ll list out a mix of holiday-themed games and updates, which are guaranteed to put a spring in your step. Now, without further ado, let’s get your holiday hat on.
Christmas Santa Rush Gift Delivery
Step into the shoes of the busiest man of this time of the year, Santa Clause, and safely deliver little tokens of appreciation all around the city. You are given timers to reach the intended checkpoints, evading the hustles and bustles of the city. If you get bored with delivering gifts, there’s also the fun and quite challenging Parking Mode to keep you hooked. The controls are easy to master, voice-over is pleasing, levels are quite balanced, and, most importantly, it feels pretty much like Christmas.
Download: Christmas Santa Rush Gift Delivery on Google Play
The protagonist in this story, Barry Steakfries, is one of the most daring guys you’ll ever meet, always prepared to push his limits. If you, too, are up for an endless running — flying, to be precise — quest, make sure to download the app and give Mr. Steakfries a helping hand. To make things even more interesting, the game is now flaunting a Holiday theme, with all of Christmas’ bells and whistles.
Download: Jetpack Joyride on Google Play
Angry Birds 2
A worthy successor to the original Angry Birds game, Angry Birds 2 picks up right where its predecessor left off. The aim is to eliminate the bad piggies, with a bunch of powerful birds in as few attempts as possible. Like Jetpack Joyride, Angry Birds 2 is also celebrating festivities and offers a special loading screen, missions, and more. If you’re not yet convinced, there’s also an option to try the app, through Google Play itself, before downloading.
Download: Angry Birds 2 on Google Play
Christmas Crush Holiday Swapper
While the two former entries simply bring the festive mood through a limited-time update, this beautifully crafted Match-3 game is all about celebrating the spirit of Christmas. The Puzzle Candy Crush-resembling game offers over 1000 levels, guaranteeing hours of Christmas fun.
Download: Christmas Crush Holiday Swapper on Google Play
Like the game listed right above, this too is a classic Match-3 game. However, instead of asking you to match cute candies, it invites you to match a bunch of delicious cookies for the sake of saving Christmas. The game is lightweight, sports impressive graphics, offers smooth gameplay, and even improves your hand-eye coordination. The game also awards you exciting power-ups and there are a whopping 1500 levels to explore.
Download: Christmas Cookie on Google Play
What is your favorite game for the Holiday season?