5.Don’t Starve is a relatively new indie survival game that came out this year. Players of Minecraft or Terraria will be somewhat familiar with the concepts of gathering and crafting the items needed to survive. When night falls, a campfire is essential to survive all of the monsters in the dark. Campfires are also necessary during the winter season to avoid freezing to death. What else could get people in a wonderful and wintery mood than maliciously destroying the landscape in a desperate struggle to survive?
If burning through the countryside isn’t your cup of tea, then why not try out Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games? Both of these iconic figures competing against each other in everyone’s favorite sports. This game can be a fun distraction and good sports themed alternative to Mario Party for your friends or family to play. While the motion controls do become tiresome after awhile, this series is a welcome alternative than watching the Olympics.
So after a few cold and blustery experiences, Far Cry 3 is a wonderful vacation away from the snow and ice. This game features many tropical islands to explore and many pirates to eliminate. The environments are beautifully rendered, and will truly have you feeling as if you has taken a thrill-seeking vacation. Just try to forget about having to hunt and violently skin animals to improve your gear.
The recent smash-hit by Rockstar is undoubtedly one of the best games to play this winter. With the opening taking place in North Yankton (parody of Canada), the chilly and wintery opening is soon replaced with the luxurious Vinewood hills and desolate Sandy Shores. While players will spend the majority of their time in San Andreas, the brief trips up north will remind you just how nice a trip to Rockstar’s state would be.
Bethesda’s Skyrim is their crowning achievement in The Elder Scrolls franchise. The northern land of the Nords is dominated by snowy mountains and icy caves. Frozen tundras also populate the landscape. The only areas free from the grasp of winter are the southern lands by the city of Riften, where the trees appear to be in eternal autumn. Nothing is as immersive as the first snowstorm you get caught in. You can almost feel the snowflakes surrounding you, and nothing captures the spirit of winter any better.