Video game releases tend to slow down in December, but there were still plenty of ones to love. Here are our favorite games from December.


Steep

It’s been ages since we got a big winter sports sim, and Steep scratched that itch nicely.

You can get the game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


Hearthstone Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

We enjoyed the distinct style and mood of Heathstone’s latest expansion.

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You can get the expansion for PC.


The Last Guardian

We thought it would never come out, but then it did come out, and you can watch Trico poop. We loved this beautiful tale of camaraderie between two unlikely companions.

You can get the game for PS4.


Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

This game was an unexpected stealth gem where the most fun comes from making your characters work together.

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You can get the game for PC, Mac, and Linux.


Frog Fractions 2

After a two-year goose chase, Frog Fractions 2 finally appeared inside another game. We found Frog Fractions 2 the perfect culmination to its lead-up.

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You can get the game by purchasing Glittermitten Grove for PC.


Super Mario Run

This mobile game feels like a Mario game, and it’s great for gaming in short doses.

You can get the game for iOS, with an Android build coming in the future.


The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

The first two episodes of Season 3 of Telltale’s episodic zombie feelings game is tense, solid, and off to a great start.

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You can get the game for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile.


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

The fourth installment in this series has gorgeous visuals, rich music, and varied, silky gameplay.

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You can get the game for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS Vita, and PC.


Astroneer

This early access survival game will kill you in all the best ways.

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You can get the game on PC and Xbox One.


Forza Blizzard Mountain Expansion

Forza Horizon 3's wintry expansion is almost too real.

You can get the expansion for PC and Xbox One.


One Shot

This indie game knew our names, somehow.

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You can get the game for PC.


Let It Die

This free game is fun but clunky.

You can get the game on PS4.

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