Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas from Mordor, this is Sauron speaking. Even I like to have a few days off from wreaking havoc and instilling terror on the local populace. And there's no better time for me to enjoy some downtime than a cheeky session of Shadow of War or Nioh. They're the perfect huge games to keep folks busy for the entire holidays. Which though, is best?
Day 1 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Assassin's Creed Origins v Nier Automata
Day 2 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - Horizon: Zero Dawn v The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Day 3 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - PUBG v Destiny 2
Day 4 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - Divinity: Original Sin 2 v Total War: Warhammer 2
Day 5 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - Shadow of War v Nioh
Day 6 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Super Mario Odyssey v Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Day 7 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Assassin's Creed Origins v Horizon: Zero Dawn
Day 8 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - PUBG v Divinity: Original Sin 2
12 Games of Christmas 2017 - RESULTS
To add a little pep to proceedings, there is a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti or $400 Steam Credit up for grabs for anyone who gets involved in the voting. Simply use the tool below to enter the GTX 1070 Ti giveaway, and follow the link for the full competition rules.
Round 1: Fight 5 - Middle-Earth: Shadow of War v Nioh
The original Shadow of Mordor was also the first ever 12 Games of Christmas Grand Champion. 2014 was a slightly turgid year, let's be honest, but with Shadow of War, Monolith has done much to make its Orc warlord sim as feature-packed as possible. And besides, the best bit about Shadow of War is that if the recipient still isn't satisfied with their Christmas gift, there are heaps of loot crates to buy as well. It's the never-ending gift.
Meanwhile, there's Nioh, which is probably the least festive thing in existence. If I were unwrapping my presents under the tree though, Nioh would probably be the best gift ever. It's supernatural feudal Japan Dark Souls, which is like a checklist of everything good and right in the world.
Of these two action giants, which do you think would make the best present this Christmas?
Vote for your pick in the poll below, and remember to get involved in the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti giveaway above.
12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Rules and How the Community Voting Works
Get voting below for your winner, and remember to check back tomorrow for Day Six of the 12 Games of Christmas, where two more titles will battle it out to earn a place in the next round. The winner of today's competition will face the winner of tomorrow's competition in the semi-final on the 21st December!