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Top Video Games to Play or Gift During the Christmas Season: 'Overwatch', 'Uncharted 4', and More

Update Date: Dec 24, 2016 06:00 AM EST

The holidays are here and that gives most people more time to spend with their loved ones or catch up on some much needed alone time. Some of the top video games to play or give as a gift during the Christmas holidays can be found below.

Top releases for 2016. Among the top releases for 2016, the highest rated and most anticipated among the list include: Overwatch, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2, and the Last Guardian. These are the top 5 games of 2016 according to GameSpot.

#1 Overwatch. Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter. However, it becomes a different experience every time you play the game thanks to the large player character selection players can choose.

The game is straightforward and easy to learn. It requires no additional investment in time and resources on the part of the player to immediately enjoy playing the game.

#2 Uncharted 4. The game follows the story of Nathan Drake's fourth installment. Although the game may take several days or weeks to finish, the game is worth playing because it has a fantastic story.

#3 Titanfall 2.
Similar to its predecessor, the game is a first-person shooter that revolves around momentum. It features a single player campaign and multiplayer modes.

The game was only released in October of this year but it was already able to win "Best Online Multiplayer" for the Game Critics Awards 2016. It was also nominated for "Best Show" and "Best Action Game."

#4 Dishonored 2.
Dishonored 2 is an action-adventure stealth role-playing game. Players can choose to play as either Corvo Attano (Dishonored 1's protagonist) or Emily and they can opt to either play stealthily or not.

The game was awarded as the "Best Xbox One Game" by IGN. In addition, it also received the following nominations: "Best PlayStation 4 Game", "Game of the Show", "Best Trailer", "Best Action Game", and "Best PC Game."

#5 The Last Guardian.
The game is another action-adventure video game exclusive to the PlayStation 4 console. The non-player character Trico is easily one of the most believable characters ever to be represented in a video game.

The gameplay is a third-person adventure game. The player needs to navigate his way around passageways and solve puzzles with Trico offering clues to help the player move forward.

The games above are among the top-rated video games of 2016. The games will definitely be a hit among both the casual and avid gamer.

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