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And so with a tear in the eye, we wave goodbye to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Alexios/Kasandra, it was nice knowing you but Dutch Van Der Linde has put you out of your misery. Red Dead Redemption 2 has booked a place in the semis, but who will it face? It's time for the next round as MonHun World takes on Far Cry 5.

How the community voting works

Each day at 17:00 GMT two titles will battle each other. 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 three-way final to decide the ultimate game this Christmas. 

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. 

Round 1: Fight 4 - Monster Hunter World vs Far Cry 5

After yesterday's titanic tussle we're not letting up. It's the battle of the co-op action games as Monster Hunter World takes on Far Cry 5.

Monster Hunter World is the bestselling game Capcom has ever released, and with good reason. A series that's often been guilty of being of obtuse and archaic, MonHun World breathed fresh life into the formula, reinvigorating monster hunting for the modern age. It's all the fun of an MMO raid condensed into half-hour chunks, tasking teams of up to four players with tracking and slaying some of the largest beasts imaginable. Nothing quite beats that feel of carving up your kill either, taking its horns to fashion a new helmet and its armour plating for some natty new leggings. PETA would probably have a coronary if it knew what was going on here.

And in the other corner we have Far Cry 5, the sleeping giant. One of the biggest sales successes of the year, it appears nothing can stop Far Cry from its path to world domination. The rural US setting seemed to strike a chord with a lot of folks, and there are few co-op shooters out there that can quite match the level and regularity of Far Cry 5's explosive insanity.

Two behemoths are duking it out, but only one can make it through to the semi-finals alive.

Get voting below for your winner, and remember to check back tomorrow for Day Five 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 yesterday's face-off in the semi-final on 17th December!

12 Games Of Christmas 2018 Day 1 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 v Battlefield V

12 Games Of Christmas 2018 Day 2 - God of War vs Spider-Man

12 Games Of Christmas 2018 Day 3 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey vs Red Dead Redemption 2

This is a blind poll. All votes are revealed when the poll closes
Poll closed: 16:00 Dec-14-2018