Best online games for Christmas
Say goodbye to 2021. Source: Ed Jones / AFP

It’s the festive season! The cold wind blows and snow glides down, covering everything in sight — including entire campuses — in white. For some, it can be far too chilly, where the only sane thing to do is to stay home a sipping hot chocolate next to a hearth. For others, the weather remains the same sweltering heat, where only air conditioners can give the faintest impression of winter.

Wherever you are and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, universally there’s nothing more satisfying than to celebrate the end of the year, especially saying goodbye to the nightmare that is 2021.

So why not spend this time of the year with five of the best online games for Christmas to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

Sims 4 Seasons

What better way to spend the holidays than to spend it virtually. Well, it’s mainly because of the whole COVID situation that we shouldn’t meet physically. Still, bring your friends and celebrate the winter festivities with one of the best online games for Christmas: Sims 4 Seasons.

The Sims 4 is a creative playground that allow players to create characters (Sims) and build homes for them. Sims 4 Seasons adds weather to your Sims’ lives to tell new stories, enjoy seasonal activities and celebrate heartfelt holidays. Make the most out of the weather all year round, from crisp snowfalls to sweltering heat – every world is affected by seasons in unique ways. Create a winter story with ice skating and gather friends and family to celebrate holidays complete with traditions, gifts and special guests.

Price Sims 4 + Sims 4 Season DLC on Steam: US$39.99+ US$39.99 = US$80

Price Sims 4 + Sims 4 Season DLC with EA Play: US$4.99 a month

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2021 Event 

Annually Overwatch celebrates Christmas with seasonal skins and events that bring players together to enjoy the festivities that they bring. Bring your friends along and have a merry old time playing the limited-time event on one of the best online games for Christmas out there.

Overwatch is a 2016 team-based multiplayer first-person shooter game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Described as a “hero shooter,” Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a large roster of characters, known as “heroes” with unique abilities.

Price on US$19.99

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Snowball Fight Event

Although this event has not been announced yet, leaks have shown that it will be coming to Rainbow Six Siege this Christmas. Look forward to battle against the enemy with your friends and decimate them with snowballs with Siege’s 2021 Christmas event.

That’s not all. You can master the art of destruction and gadgetry in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. What’s more, you’ll face intense close quarters combat, high lethality, tactical decision making, team play and explosive action within every moment. Experience a new era of fierce firefights and expert strategy born from the rich legacy of past Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six games.

Price on Steam: US$19.99


Although not exactly Christmassy, SnowRunner’s snowy terrain gives the lovely feel of winter. Play solo or join up to three friends to drive powerful vehicles and overcome extreme open environments as you complete dozens of challenging missions.

Price on Steam: US$19.49

Project Winter

Forget the Christmas spirit of kindness and gift giving. In Project Winter, an eight person multiplayer game, you’ll need to deceive to survive. Communication and teamwork are essential as you gather  resources, repair structures, and brave the wilderness together.

Price on Steam: US$19.99

We hope that these five best online games for Christmas will help bring the festive feeling to you guys. Remember, the prices of these games will be discounted during winter sale, so keep an eye out! You could even buy it for your friends to spread the Christmas spirit of giving.

Merry Christmas everyone!