As the year comes to a close, everyone hopes to nab that one game they’ve been wanting for the holidays. Whether it be through Black Friday sales or Cyber Monday deals, plenty of games released this year that would perfectly fill any stocking. Let’s not forget, however, that December also has its share of new releases right around the corner. Will they have you rushing to the nearest retailer to throw your cash at the register? That’s up for you to decide. Sure, this month’s line-up may not compare to previous entries, but that doesn’t mean you might not find some hidden gems. With that said, here are five great games coming out this December 2019.
1. Halo Reach (Master Chief Collection)
After a long absence, Halo Reach will finally be joining the series’ other anthology titles and enter the Master Chief Collection. On top of that, it seems that both Reach and the rest of the collection will be coming to PC as well, with the former entering the platform first. Afterwards, each title will release individually in chronological order. Of course, Reach is the only entry with a known release date, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the rest of the collection dates appeared soon. Halo Reach comes to the Master Chief Collection for PC and Xbox One on December 3rd.
2. Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 5
The final chapter of the five-part story known as Life Is Strange 2 will soon conclude. Known for their strong, narrative-driven games, DONTNOD Entertainment tells a deep and emotional tale with every episode. With many questions left by Episode 4, we anxiously wait to see how the journey between brothers Sean and Daniel will end. If you haven’t played any of the previous episodes, you can purchase all of them now and get all caught up for the epic finale. Prepare for what is to come in this last instalment of a beautiful plot when Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 5 releases for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on December 3rd.
3. Alien: Isolation
Since its release in 2014, Alien: Isolation has brought horror to gamers on multiple platforms. Now, the game based on the infamous movie franchise will make its debut on a Nintendo platform. All the terrorizing gameplay will make it into the new port, along with all DLC packs. If you want a game that will have you on the edge of your seat, cautiously trying to avoid a creature that could devour you, then this is your game. Yes, you do have some methods of defence, but ultimately you’ll just want to run to survive. Watch out for the Xenomorph when Alien: Isolation releases for the Nintendo Switch on December 5th.
4. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
If you love mech games and didn’t get your fill from Daemon X Machina, then you’re in luck. After its initial announcement in 2016 and several delays, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will finally grace us with its presence. This title brings the tactical battles that the series is known for and mixes in a standalone story that anyone can enjoy. Not only that, but this new entry includes co-op play that allows friends to unleash robotic fury! Live your Mech dreams when MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries releases for PC on December 10th.
Do you like weird games? Are you the type of gamer that sees a game like Katamari Damacy and thinks “That is the perfect game for me!” Well, prepare for a good time, because Wattam releases this December 2019! Headed by developer Keita Takahashi, this physics-based game has you control a lonely character named Mayor as you interact with the strange world around you. From the simple yet strange character designs to the unusual gameplay of shaking hands and stacking other characters atop each other, this game exemplifies quirky and bizarre to its finest. Explore the unique world of Wattam when it releases for PC and PS4 on December 17th.
What games are you looking forward to this December 2019? Let us know in the comments below! For more from us, check out our article on the top ten PlayStation exclusives of all time, or have a look at our Override: Mech City Brawl review.