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Two games can't really get more diametrically opposed than Civilization VI and Firewatch. One is a game about conquering the world through any means necessary, the other is a hyper-localized tale of one man's summer job as a park ranger in Wyoming. For our next 12 Games of Christmas battle it's a bit like telling an apple to fight an orange, but if Celebrity Deathmatch could do daft things like that, so can we. It's our last semi-final, pitting Firewatch v Civ 6, which is the better game? Get your vote in below and tweet your support to be in with a chance of winning a game. 

12 Games of Christmas Rules

In celebration of the most festive time of the year, we thought there was no better way to salute some of 2016's goliath's in gaming than a good old-fashioned bar-brawl. A battle Royale filled with broken noses and bloodied brows, red is the colour of Christmas after all. 12 of this year's most memorable titles will be going head to head in a series of knockout rounds over the next 9 days, and in the words of Highlander, there can be only one.

On top of that, to add the brandy to the Christmas pudding, we'll also be giving one winner a game of their choice from the 12 entries on December 24th. Perfect for a spot of gaming in the holidays. All you have to do to win a copy of that game is tweet your support for any game in the 12 Games of Christmas, using the links provided in each article, and we'll pick a winner out of all of the tweets after the final bout. Multiple tweets for different games will count as additional entries to the competition. Tweeting is separate from the poll and does not count as a vote in the 12 Games of Christmas.

How the community voting works

Each day at 18:00 GMT two titles will battle each other with the victor being decided the next day at 17:00 GMT. Whichever title receives the most votes in the poll wins, and will then go through to the next round. 12 games in total will be battling away, and the first six rounds will take place from today and over the next five days - one battle per day. The six games that win will make it through to the semi-finals, where three further 1v1 fights will take place. The winners of these three battles will then make it to the *cough* three-way final to decide the ultimate game this Christmas.

The winner of this knockout competition is Game Debate's favourite choice of game to be played this Christmas, who will triumphantly reign over us all the way into next year.

Each bout will last 23 hours, and the winner is whichever game receives the most votes in the poll, which can be found towards the bottom of each article.
Tweet to be in with a chance to win a copy of the overall tournament winner on Christmas Eve.

Vote in our poll at the bottom to help determine this round's winner.

FirewatchCivilization VI


In last 12 Games semi-final, you voted Civilization VI as the better game than Firewatch. 

If you fancy checking out the mayhem that came before why not try:

Day 1 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - Watch Dogs 2 vs. Tom Clancy's: The Division

Day 2 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - Tyranny vs. Darkest Dungeon

Day 3 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare vs. Battlefield 1

Day 4 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - DOOM vs. Titanfall 2

Day 5 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - Stardew Valley vs. Firewatch

Day 6 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - Civ VI v Total War Warhammer - Free Game Giveaway

Day 7 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - Tyranny v Watch Dogs 2 - Free Game Giveaway

Day 8 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2016 - Battlefield 1 v DOOM - Free Game Giveaway

This is a blind poll. All votes are revealed when the poll closes
Poll closed: 17:00 Dec-22-2016