Top 10 blockbuster video games this Christmas

Video games are expected to be flying off the shelves once again this Christmas. And while 2016 has been a great year for gaming – with hit titles seemingly  being released every other month – a top 10 blockbuster list was not an easy feat.

However, we’ve sifted through our favourites from the year and included some of the most promising titles coming out around the Christmas season so you and your loved ones can game the hols away.

1. Overwatch
In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes of with unique abilities banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world… But will you emerge successful?

This bright and colourful team-based multiplayer first-person shooter is jam-packed with fun cosmetic character customisations and memorable maps, and is guaranteed to keep you and your friends entertained for hours.

Released for PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC.
Suitable for 12-year-olds and over.
RRP: £32

2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty is back with its 13th instalment in the series. The first-person shooter features a campaign which returns to the gritty, large-scale war roots as well as a fast-paced multiplayer and a brand new ‘Zombies’ mode.

This game’s exciting new campaign also flaunts a brand new setting: space, where players can visit different planets, satellites and asteroids in the solar system.

Released for PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC.
Suitable for 18-year-olds and over.
RRP: £49

3. Battlefield 1
Described as ‘one of the most realistic shooters of the modern era’, Battlefield 1 is set in the midst of World War One. The campaign takes players on an emotional journey, controlling multiple soldiers as they fight for their lives and their countries, while its exhilarating multiplayer mode reminds players of the real horrors of war.

Released for PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC.
Suitable for 18-year-olds and over.
RRP: £42

4. Forza Horizon 3
You’re in charge of the exciting ‘Horizon Festival’, so it’s up to you to customise everything – from your car to the friends that you race with.

Players get the chance to explore the beautiful country of Australia is over 350 of the world’s greatest cars while enjoying a strong soundtrack of music, and the freedom of the open road.
Released for Xbox One.

Suitable for 3-year-olds and over.
RRP: £44.99

5. Dishonored 2
Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2 – the next chapter in the mesmerising Dishonored saga. Play your way in a world where mysticism and magical powers collides with weapons and gadgets.

Will you make your way through the game using pure stealth, or alternatively make use of the Dishonored 2’s brutal and bloody combat system?

It’s up to you, but be warned – the game will be moulded around your decisions.
Released for PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC.
Suitable for 18-year-olds and over.
RRP: £40

6. Final Fantasy XV
This breath-taking title takes place on Eos, a planet similar to modern-day Earth. Most of the world’s countries are under the dominion of the evil empire of Niflheim, so protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum goes on a noble quest to retake his homeland and its magical crystal after it is seized. The game features an open-world environment and an addictive action-based battle system.