12 Games Of Christmas 2018 Grand Final - Kingdom Come v Red Dead 2 v God of War

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Dec 19, 2018 5:00 PM
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Here it is, the biggie. The Grand Final of the 12 Games of Christmas. Nine weak games have crumbled over the past nine days, leaving three fighters standing. PC favourite Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the plucky underdog in the Grand Final, flanked by the intimidating Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War. Ding, ding, ding, gloves off.

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. 

Grand Final - Kingdom Come: Deliverance v Red Dead Redemption 2 v God of War

This one could be a bloodbath. There's a vocal contingent of Red Dead 2 naysayers out there who definitely have a chance to make their voices heard in this three-way final. I suspect Kingdom Come: Deliverance is going to need all the help it can get if it wants to tackle these two brutes.

God of War has had probably the easiest run through to the final, brushing aside Spider-Man and Battlefield V like leaves in the breeze. It bodes well for the final, although having the monstrous RDR2 as its competitor certainly does it. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game with weaknesses and drawbacks though, so it may not be the dead cert fight some are expecting.

This is your last chance to vote, and this time it's for your winner!

 

Get voting below for your winner, and remember to check back tomorrow for the winner's announcement!

Our favourite comments:

I never got on with kcd, I might go back and try it again one day but imo red dead and gow were much more enjoyable. And my final vote has to go to Kratos..sorry Arthur!

I think this may be a surprising result though with alot of people voting based on 'I don't have a console'.

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16:30 Dec-20-2018

God of war won and Kingdom Come did quite well, hell yeah XD

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09:05 Dec-21-2018

This was the closest poll I've seen in a long time.

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13:14 Dec-21-2018

absolutely.

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12:40 Dec-20-2018

how kingdom come went so far in the voting?

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13:07 Dec-20-2018

Even I'm a little baffled by it.

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13:12 Dec-20-2018

Well, I can tell you it's doing pretty well in the final ;)

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09:05 Dec-21-2018

Voted for God Of War tho. ;)

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13:14 Dec-21-2018

It actually is on PC XD

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17:00 Dec-21-2018

If you count the fake YT videos about GOW 4 then yes.
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14:09 Dec-20-2018

The game wasn´t that bad actualy. Other than trash sneak system and occasional bugs (atleast for me) it was fun to play. The graphics were also realy nice. Yes the voice acting wasn´t great but cmon the game wasn´t from a big game studio

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14:28 Dec-20-2018

the game has optimisation issues, my 1080ti was struggling a lot with it, assasin creed or battlefield deserved to get to the final, it is strange that moderators decided to pitch god of war against bf5 at an early stage

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15:10 Dec-20-2018

Have you got an SSD? I don't at home and performance sucked which I think was down to that as it works okay-ish with an SSD

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15:22 Dec-20-2018

Which version of the game was it having optimisation issues on ?

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15:53 Dec-20-2018

I had trouble around launch myself, has it changed a lot since then?

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09:29 Dec-20-2018

Arhtur Morgan Be Praised !!!

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09:12 Dec-20-2018

Wow, this is definitely the closest vote we've ever had...

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10:12 Dec-20-2018

Currently got 16 votes separating 1st and last place

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09:10 Dec-20-2018

I never got on with kcd, I might go back and try it again one day but imo red dead and gow were much more enjoyable. And my final vote has to go to Kratos..sorry Arthur!


I think this may be a surprising result though with alot of people voting based on 'I don't have a console'.

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09:24 Dec-20-2018

Scandalous why people who don't own consoles would like either of two console-only games for Christmas. The discs make for great holiday time decoration pieces.

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10:40 Dec-20-2018

all my point was that it's going to be biased you sarcastic tit

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Hehehe. Sorry sorry. I just thought the comment was asking for it. I'm such a tit I even made the mistake of saying 'would' instead of 'wouldn't'. I thought it was a decent attempt at sarcasm no ? 3 people don't agree :(

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14:36 Dec-20-2018

I don't understand how there's 'bias' here though. The question is what game we'd like for Christmas. Not what's the better game. People who don't own consoles will most probably vote accordingly. That's more of a consequence of circumstance than bias, no ?

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00:03 Dec-20-2018

The only game for people like me who don't own a console - KCD. It'll probably lose though :(

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Same. I'd love the other two, but ain't got a console...

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03:27 Dec-20-2018

LOL And to top it off I get a dislike/downvote for ? (not owning a console ?) Talk about a double whammy lol :P

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21:51 Dec-19-2018

I've played them all, KCD personally my favourite and I can't wait for whenever an expansion comes our way .

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12:12 Dec-20-2018

There are 2 expansions that came out for the game + free updates like tournament, probably gonna be another expansion and thats it, i really hope they would do something special for the next game

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13:38 Dec-20-2018

i cant wait for mod support and fingers crossed modders will remember this game by then

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21:00 Dec-19-2018

Well I already have KCD & RDR2 so I would technically rather get GoW. As far as what is the best I would have to vote for RDR2. GoW could be better, but I haven't played it yet.


PS GoW was on sale so I got it. We'll see if it is best.

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20:41 Dec-19-2018

All three are amazing games which defined 2018 and will make us remember it fondly for many more years to come! My vote goes to RDR2 but it's really hard.

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19:09 Dec-19-2018

played kingdom come deliverance and god of war didnt touched RDR2 might in near future my vote goes for God of War such a incredible game. :)

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19:08 Dec-19-2018

Have I been voting wrongly? I thought it was my opinion on the best game ahahah

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09:21 Dec-20-2018

Yea, this poll is weird.

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11:40 Dec-20-2018

well, its a vote for what game would you like for Christmas, which means you need to have the required platform as a pre-requisite :X

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18:01 Dec-19-2018

I use a PC.
Why would I want to receive a PS4 game?
Kingdom Come Deliverance is only logical option!

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19:28 Dec-19-2018

Same! But what I'm supposed to do already have the kingdom one?

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RDR2 might come to PC so I may as well vote for that.

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God of war

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RDR2 is just an amazing experience! Gotta go with that.

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God of War for me.

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Same.

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