The holidays are upon us, and that means everything gets a touch of Christmas theming, from the same old Christmas songs on the radio, to the neighbor’s same inflatable reindeer they put up every year. If you’re feeling like you need a little more winter in your life, here’s a list of some great online games that feature winter-themed gameplay!
Winter Clash 3D
Winter Clash 3D is a third-person arena shooter, and is part of the Clash 3D series of which there have been several titles, including Airport Clash 3D, Sniper Clash 3D, and Farm Clash 3D, plus others. Winter Clash 3D has a Christmas theme, where one team plays as Santa Clauses, and the other team as evil elves – each team must attempt to capture snowmen, while shooting the heck out of each other. It’s all very Christmas-y.
Paper.IO and its sequel Paper.IO 2 are unique snake-like games where you must create looping trails to expand your territory boundaries. It’s a fairly simple yet addicting game concept, and with the pale-blue-and-white background, it almost looks like your little square character is skiing or ice-skating.
Snake-based IO games like Slither.IO are very popular browser games, and Santa Snake is a fun winter-themed spin on that popular snake genre. It’s basically Slither.IO, but all of the snakes have cute Christmas-themed skins, like Santa Claus hats and reindeer headbands.
Moto X3M 4 Winter
The Moto X3M series is a well-received stunt trial-bike browser game, where players navigate a motorcycle through obstacle courses and are scored on time to completion. Moto X3M 4 Winter is much of the same gameplay, but features snowy winter and holiday themed levels. You can play Moto X3M 4 Winter and plenty of other winter-themed games on CrazyGames.
Far Cry 4
The Far Cry series is known for its vast, open world gameplay and sandbox-style approach to the first-person shooter genre. Far Cry 4 is set in the fictional country of Kyrat in the Himalayas, and there are plenty of snow-peaked mountains to explore (and get into firefights with enemies). One of the most heart-pumping missions involves racing down a snowy mountain on a snowmobile while escaping a helicopter in pursuit.
Just Cause 3
Similar to Far Cry, the Just Cause series is focused on open-world shooter gameplay. However, A core element of Just Cause is causing destruction and mayhem, performing insane stunts, and driving a ton of vehicles, from cars and motorcycles to helicopters and fighter jets.
The game world has several different climates including lush rainforests and dry deserts, but also some gorgeous snowy mountains that you can explore.
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars Battlefront IIis basically a Star Wars themed version of EA Dice’s Battlefield series. It’s a first-person shooter with huge maps, tons of vehicles, and numerous unique game modes such as Ewok Hunt, and StarFighter Assault.
Some of the maps are located on the fictional planets of Hoth and Rhen Var, which are both arctic ice planets, and the amazing graphics really give a sense of huge battles happening in the middle of these frozen wastelands.
The older PC gaming generation may recognize this game as being part of the Windows Entertainment Pack 3 back in 1991, but it’s been adapted for browsers. SkiFree is a freestyle skiing game, where you earn points for navigating obstacles and performing tricks, but it’s probably most remembered for the abominable snowman that chases you down the mountain after a successful course run.