Battle of the Games – Christmas 2013

Christmas is just around the corner and with the release of the new Sony PS4 it looks a lot like Santa’s going to carrying a hot new console down the chimney too. The time of year is hot with game releases.

Call of Duty

Call of Duty

With so many games catering for different gamers, from family-friendly games to play this festive season, to classic platformers, first person shooters, it’s really a prime time of year for the release of new titles.

As far as the sales charts are concerned, it’s a close race to the number one spot, with three games in particular hoping to grab the bestseller title.

So which games are jostling for the number one place on the Christmas charts? 2013 looks to have three main contenders.


EA’s releases are becoming a standard feature at this time of year and 2013 sees the release of their latest football offering: FIFA 2014. The hugely anticipate games has already has already received rave reviews from fans, as the latest instalment appears to have finely-tuned animation and control changes, meaning this is arguably the best FIFA game yet.

Other changes include a sharper and more user-friendly interface as well as the much needed tweaks needed in Career mode to keep gameplay flowing.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

The latest of the hugely successful Call of Duty games has already received rave reviews. The newest instalment of the successful war game franchise has a straightforward storyline where America comes under attack from the South American nations.

This latest game has a whole host of changes that fans will love, especially where the multiplayer games are concerned. Call of Duty looks set to beat its rivals with odds of 1/5 according to Ladbrokes.


The massively popular offering from Rockstar Games looks set to be in with a chance of hitting the sales charts this Christmas. The latest game has already been received with acclaim by fans of the series, possibly owing to its array of diverse missions from the usual driving and shooting to flying a plane and playing tennis.

Expectations were high for a game that was roughly five years in the making, and the latest instalment allows a lot more freedom than its predecessors. While the plot might be a little thin for some diehard fans, the character development certainly exceeds previous games in the series.