Fanatical Gift Guide - Best family friendly PC games to buy this Christmas
Treat your friends and loved ones to these feel-good, entertaining PC titles
Christmas is a time for coming together to be with friends and family to create happy memories and share stories, raise a glass for good health, and hand out some gifts of course!
Whether it's a quiet night in on Christmas Eve, sweating off that large dinner on Christmas Day, or partying into the New Year, we've brought together our top pick of family friendly PC games that would be a perfect gift for loved ones and fellow gamers over the festive Holiday season.
It's the space narwhal fighting game that has rocked the internet, and now you can join the fun!
STARWHAL sees you flop it out with up to four players in a retro, epic narwhal battle from deep dark corners of space, with heart-piercing action that is furious and unrelenting. You'll have access to over 90 costumes, 25 arenas, and four game modes to duke it out with friends or AI players.
You can even have a 'whale' of a time in solo mode, with 32 single-player Obstacle and Target challenges featuring leaderboards, ghost replays, and achievements.
But don't just listen to us, IGN said that "STARWHAL is one of the best multiplayer games of the year, chaotic and intensely competitive".
The Post Office hasn't got anything on these furry friends!
Why not bring some feathered fun to your next gaming session with KeyWe, the co-operative puzzle game where you’ll play as Jeff and Debra - two tiny kiwi birds that have to jump, flap, peck and use their butts to get every single message delivered on time.
If you want, you can also play this wonderful puzzler with a friend. Just work together and be the best possible kiwi birds you can be and you’ll be fine. You can even customize your kiwis to make them as unique as possible.
Take on the role of a postal-working kiwi bird and partner up with a friend to type out telegrams, send urgent messages, ship packages and keep the mail flowing. Control both kiwi birds on a single controller to venture out on a solo mail service adventure.
Navigate post office desks and shipping rooms to become a master of the mail service. Encounter hazards caused by wintery weather, autumnal thunderstorms and more on the way to becoming postal pros.
Better still, you can change the color of your kiwi’s feathers and unlock new accessories - because kiwi birds look cute in little hats!
Human: Fall Flat
An ever-expanding world where Bob and his friends - Bob, Bob, and probably Bob - attempt to escape to the great outdoors for a woodland adventure of a lifetime. Human: Fall Flat sees you climb, zipline, and swing through the canopies, or ride the roiling rapids through verdant vegetation.
Grab up to seven friends and have your teambuilding skills pushed to the limit in Lumber!
This hilarious, physics-based platformer features 19 great levels, each dream level provides a new environment to navigate - from mansions, castles, and Aztec adventures to snowy mountains, eerie nightscapes, and industrial locations. Enjoy multiple routes through each level and perfectly playful puzzles ensure exploration and ingenuity are rewarded.
Your Human/Bob is yours to customize. With outfits from builder to chef, skydiver, miner, astronaut, and ninja.
Choose your head, upper and lower body, and get creative with the colors!
There's even more to discover via the Human: Fall Flat Workshop, a fantastic unique tool that, used alongside Unity, enables players to build their own Human: Fall Flat content and share it with others around the world.
Not interested in building levels, lobbies, or skins yourself? You can also download and explore other people's creations directly from Steam.
Override: Mech City Brawl
No gears, no glory! in Override: Mech City Brawl, you'll control gigantic fighting robots and duke it out across fantastic cityscapes in this 3D mech-based brawler action. Enjoy epic and explosive battles with anime-inspired mechs in local and online versus game modes, party co-op with two to four players, and a single-player campaign.
Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style. Once you've geared up, it's time to pilot one of 12 outrageous mechs of epic, skyscraper-sized proportions, each with diverse fighting styles and unique skills.
Destroy 3D arenas modeled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico. You can also pick up the Super Charged Mega Edition includes Season Pass, delivering four extra mechs and 16 new skins post-launch, as well as instant access to 12 legendary skins normally unlocked in the standard edition!
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
When two legends reunite for the ultimate puzzle match, you're in for a treat. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 sees Japan’s beloved puzzle game series, Puyo Puyo, and the world-renowned Tetris game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun!
Engage in up to four-player online and local play, including competitive Puzzle Leagues and the new online co-op Boss Raid mode. Select from a large cast of new and returning characters including the recently announced additions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Lidelle, Ms. Accord, The Ocean Prince, and many more!
Navigate a new overworld map in Adventure Mode and follow the all-new story adventure as the characters traverse the merged worlds to rescue their pals from a dark corruption. Increase your character’s HP, MP, Attack, Defense, and Recovery to strengthen them for Skill Battle mode.
Test your might in the robust Skill Battle mode where powerful character skills can change the landscape of your match, from recovering HP to changing the color of Puyos to erasing Lines, and more. Choose carefully to create a team with complementary skills, equip strong Item Cards, and watch your HP and MP in battle!
They call it the 'Friendship Destroyer' but they never said anything about family, it's just a bit of fun!
Knight Squad is an insane chaotic arena game for up to eight players, where you'll take on current friends and future 'frenemies' in any of the incredibly fun game modes, ranging from Last Man Standing to Medieval soccer. All of that using only weapons from the middle age, and laser guns… and miniguns.
A bunch of levels are available for each game mode. Struggling for enough players to fill in the spots? No worries. Bots will jump in. Select their difficulty depending on the amount of challenge you'd like and you're ready to go.
Grab your weapon of choice - sword, bow and arrows, crossbow, bombs, laser gun and more - and play against other players around the world to compare your skills and compete for medieval supremacy. Take on the very difficult challenge levels and make your way to the top of the leaderboard!
Fling to the Finish
Get to the end, in comical style! Fling to the Finish is a co-operative party game that relies on communicating with your partner or dooming yourselves forever.
You’ll experience the game in which you’re attached to a friend through rope and it’s up to you to dodge obstacles. Be careful, your rope will become entangled in everything without careful communication, but if you're careful you can use the rope to quickly swing around and throw your partner to beat your opponent!
Play online with friends and prove to them that you have the best communication skills possible through a series of unique maps and races that are specifically designed to give you the greatest challenge possible. Avoid asteroids, giant casinos and more while your opponent uses lasers, weights and plungers to slow you down.
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