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Games to Watch Out For This December

Games To Watch Out For This December

Merry December, everyone!

No, we’re not sure how it’s the last month of 2022 already, either. The world is in full-blown Christmas/holidays mode, and we’re just not ready for it yet. Alas, Christmas does not wait for nobody, and so we best catch up.

Before we can think about Christmas though, December still has some hefty game releases to throw at us, including two rather big titles that have landed today. There’s a healthy mix of big and small releases, and we’ve highlighted the best of them below. If you’re looking for something to spend your time with over the Christmas break, hopefully one of these will do the trick.

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns

  • 2nd December
  • PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

From the makers of XCOM, Marvel’s Midnight Suns combines turn-based strategy with superhero adventure… with a bit of Slay the Spire-inspired card combat thrown in for good measure. The result is perhaps one of the best superhero games to date, and we loved every minute we’ve spent with this. You can read more in our review.

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The Callisto Protocol

  • 2nd December
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

A visceral space-horror game headed up by the original creators of Dead Space, we’ve high hopes for The Callisto Protocol. It follows protagonist Jacob Lee as he fights to escape from Black Iron Prison: a high-security facility on one of Jupiter’s Moons. But to complicate matters, his inmates are transforming into monsters. Less than ideal. You’ll have to wait until next week for our thoughts on this, but other reviews are already out there.

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Kukoos: Lost Pets

  • 6th December
  • PS4, Switch, PC

If cute 3D platformers are your jam, then Kukoos: Lost Pets is worth keeping your eye on when it launches on 6th December. Players will explore a variety of colourful worlds, collecting coins and solving puzzles all while trying to save pets that have been turned bad by an experiment that went wrong. There’s a free demo on Steam if you fancy trying it out.

Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent

  • 9th December
  • PS4, Switch, PC

If JRPGs are your bag, then you might want to keep an eye out for Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent, landing on Switch, PlayStation and PC next week. Build a team of school students all with unique abilities perfect for slaying monsters, and head out to save the world. There’s a unique combat system here and plenty of loot to pick up along the way. We’ll have a review closer to launch.

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Dragon Quest Treasures

  • 9th December
  • Switch

Switch-owning fans of the Dragon Quest franchise might want to pay attention, because Dragon Quest Treasures is just around the corner. Play as brother and sister duo Erik and Mia as they embark on a treasure-hunting journey across the world of Draconia. Make new friends, fight off monstrous threats, and build a team of friendly monsters to fight alongside you. We’ll have more on this next week.

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  • 12th December
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

If you enjoyed games like Submerged and The PathlessWavetale might be for you. Explore a beautiful submerged city by riding the waves, discover secrets and save people from terrifying sea monsters. There’s a free demo available on Steam if you want to try it out – and we’ll have more thoughts on it closer to release.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion


  • 13th December
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

This remaster of Crisis Core offers up a prequel story to Final Fantasy VII, telling the story of Zack, a SOLDIER operative. You can expect remastered HD visuals, fully voiced dialogue and a new soundtrack arrangement. And so, whether you’re familiar with the original or not, this is one worth keeping your eye on.

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High on Life

  • 13th December
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

From the creators of Rick & MortyHigh on Life is a comedic, zany first person shooter about taking down an alien cartel. Think talking weapons, relentless humour and ridiculous action. We’re very excited to get our hands on this one. And it’ll be on Game Pass day one.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen

  • 14th December
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S

We’ve likely all played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt multiple times on multiple formats already. But this month sees the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game, complete with next-gen updates. And so what better excuse to go spend some more time with Geralt and pals? If you’re somehow yet to play The Witcher 3 at all, now is the time.


  • 15th December
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

We previewed Blacktail way back in 2021, and found it to be an intriguing but challenging adventure with gorgeous visuals. A year later, we’re excited to jump back in and see how the game has evolved into its final form. If you get a kick out of folklore, dark storytelling and killing stuff with a bow and arrow, this is one worth checking out.

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