December brings with it some big game releases, some of which we’ve been waiting to get our hands on for years; but with so many titles to tuck into during the holidays, we’ve rounded up the hottest releases hitting store shelves this month:
Empire of Sin
Release date: 1 December 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)
Set during the Prohibition era in Chicago, Empire of Sin is a turn-based strategy game, with a criminal twist. Playing as a crime-boss in the city, you can control your henchmen and women to take over rival businesses and recruit new members to you cause, while defending your own empire from the other bosses.
Release date: 1 December 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
If you’re looking for something a little slower-paced and cerebral, Twin Mirror is an interesting-looking adventure game, where you play as an investigative journalist who has to explore crime scenes, speak with a variety of characters, and piece together the dark past and happenings of his town in Basswood, West Virginia, all while battling his own inner-demons.
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Release date: 3 December 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch | Xbox Series X/S | PS5)
Fans of The Legend of Zelda will love this interesting-spin on Greek mythology and action-adventure mechanics, as Immortals Fenyx Rising is Ubisoft’s shot at the open-world genre where exploration and puzzle-solving plays a key role, along with some addictive hack-‘n-slash combat. The tone of the game is very lighthearted, but there’s clearly a lot to dive into with Fenyx Rising, and we can’t wait to hop in.
Call of the Sea
Release date: 8 December 2020 (Xbox One | Xbox Series X/S | PC)
Set in the 1930s, Call of the Sea is a first-person adventure game where you assume control of Norah, who must explore an island set in the Southern Pacific to find her husband who has gone missing after embarking on an expedition. The game does not feature a combat system, and players progress in the game by solving various puzzles.
Release date: 10 December 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Xbox Series X/S | PS5)
From the team behind the breathtaking adventure that was The Witcher 3, comes a new spin on a cyberpunk future, aptly (and quite descriptively) titled Cyberpunk 2077. The game takes a somewhat similar set-up to The Witcher series, throwing you in a dense, open-world full of missions and things to do; but this time around, you’ll have to battle your way through maniacal robots, augmented humans, and all kinds of weird, futuristic monstrosities. It looks to be incredibly deep with some interesting RPG mechanics, but the gorgeous gunfights and a compelling story are the real attraction here.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
Release date: 11 December 2020 (PC)
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a Medal of Honor game, and the latest title, Above and Beyond, brings the long-running war franchise to VR thanks to the Oculus Rift. The game takes place in Europe during World War II, taking the franchise back to its roots, with the main protagonist is an OSS agent and fighter in the French Resistance. From sabotaging Nazi bases to sneaking onto enemy submarines, you’ll have to turn the tide for the Allies in Above and Beyond.