New Video Game Releases in Week 52 of December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Gaming! Here’s the list of new video game releases in week 52 of December 25, 2023. With this being the last week of the year, when everyone’s on holiday, there really aren’t any most popular video games released this week. Time to catch up on that backlog during the holiday! 😀

A couple of new games in this 5th and final December 2023 week. Remember, often the new video game releases this week will have a demo / prologue available for you to try before you buy.

The new video game releases this week are:

Monday December 25, 2023 Game Releases

  • DunJumb – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Frostbiter (PC)
  • Frozen Friday Night: The Eve (PC)
  • Pocket Quest (Switch)
  • Randy Blaster 3D (PC)
  • Repurpose (PC, Mac)
  • Sealed Gate (PC) — Note: Free-to-play.
  • Space Papers: Planet’s Border (Switch)
  • Unwelcome (PC)
  • VIRTUE (PC, PC VR-supported, Mac, Linux / Steam Deck) — Note: Free-to-play.
  • VR Painting: Space (PC VR)
  • Watcher of the Abyss (PC)
Randy Blaster 3D – Twitch Team Survival New Mode – Trailer

Tuesday December 26, 2023 Game Releases

  • Divine Journey: The Life of Jesus (PC)
  • Duskbound (PC, Mac) — Note: Free-to-play.
  • NONOTOWN: Nonogram Logic Puzzle (PC)
  • Perfect Chess (PC)
  • Scream or Die – Virtual Circus (PC)
  • Ultimate Speed Run (PC)

Wednesday December 27, 2023 Game Releases

  • Changeling Tale (PC, Mac, Linux / Steam Deck) — Note: Mature-rated title.
  • Melia Keys In… Quantum Decade (PC, Mac, Linux / Steam Deck)

Thursday December 28, 2023 Game Releases

  • Contraption Maker – Incredible Puzzles Pack DLC (PC, Mac, Linux / Steam Deck)
  • Gash (PC)
  • Is This Gay? (PC)
  • Magicians Dead: Force of the Soul (PS4) — Note: Japanese release.
  • Metal Mind (Xbox Series X, Xbox One)
  • Peasant Royale (PC)
  • Pinball M (Switch)
  • Sweet Dreams (PC)
Pinball M – Announcement Trailer – Get ready to tilt into terror!

Friday December 29, 2023 Game Releases

  • Ancient Spirits: Columbus’ Legacy (PC)
  • Chico and the Magic Orchards DX (Switch)
  • House of Jigsaw: The Art of Still Life DLC (PC)
  • Lost in Nowhere (PC)
  • Pet Rock Duty (PC)
  • Pixelment TD (PC)
  • Pteranodon 2: Primal Island (PC)
Chico and the Magic Orchards DX – Nintendo Switch Trailer

Saturday December 30, 2023 Game Releases

  • Arsenal Online (PC, Linux / Steam Deck) — Note: Free-to-play.
  • Cross Impact – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Dimension Shift (PC)

Sunday December 31, 2023 Game Releases

  • Nothing

Free PC / Mac / Linux / Steam Deck Games in December 2023

  • Epic Games Store: [from 21st] The annual free DAILY Mystery Game Promotion is on-going through Christmas 2023!
  • Amazon Prime Gaming: Kombinera, Aground, SeaOrama: World of Shipping, Akka Arrh, Deathloop, Orten was the Case, Caverns of Mars: Recharged + Last month’s games: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut, Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery, Invincible Presents: Atom Eve, Black Widow: Recharged, Centipede: Recharged, Evan’s Remains, RAGE 2 – Deluxe Edition, DOOM 3, The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos, Super Adventure Hand, The Extorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia, Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters – Deluxe Edition, Golden Light, GRUNND + and 31 more SNK retro games from prior months like The King of Fighters 2003, The Last Blade & Metal Slug games.
  • Good Old Games: Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage, Flashout 3D: Enhanced Edition, Gravewood High, Bullet Runner: The First Slaughter, Bloody Hell, The Feast, Yu Crossing Animals, Kao the Kangaroo – Yooka Laylee X Kao the Kangaroo DLC & other DLC’s + the GOG Free Games Collection.
  • Steam: Temtem: Showdown, Phantom Galaxies, Stranger Z, Telo, Manquin, Planet S, Minute, The Paper Trials, Farlight 84, Hardest Game Ever, The Riflemen, Lavalamp, Soccer Kids Alpha, BloodDome Classic, Spiritle, Apeiron.
  • Apple Arcade (iOS, Mac, Apple TV): Sonic Dream Team, Disney Dreamlight Valley: Arcade Edition, Puzzle & Dragons Story, Turmoil+.
This Month on Prime Gaming | November 2023

Free Mobile Games in December 2023

  • Apple Arcade (iOS, Mac, Apple TV): Sonic Dream Team (exclusive!), Disney Dreamlight Valley: Arcade Edition, Puzzle & Dragons Story, Turmoil+.
  • Netflix Games (iOS, Android, Tablets): Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (includes Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), Football Manager 2024 Mobile, Storyteller, Word Trails, Bloons TD 6, Farming Simulator 23, Oxenfree, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, Netflix Stories: Love is Blind + Sonic Prime Dash, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, Tomb Raider Reloaded, Death’s Door, Dead Cells, Twelve Minutes, Immortality, World of Goo Remastered, Terra Nil, Cut The Rope Daily, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, Poinpy, The Queen’s Gambit Chess, Before Your Eyes, Shatter Remastered, Laya’s Horizon, Lucky Luna, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, Asphalt Xtreme, Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales, Shadow and Bone: Enter the Fold, Narcos: Cartel Wars Unlimited, Transformers Forged to Fight, SpongeBob: Get Cooking, Into the Breach, Valiant Hearts: Coming Home, Spiritfarer, Teeter (Up) Remastered, Dust & Neon, Moonlighter, Desta: The Memories Between, Reigns: Three Kingdoms, Into the Dead 2: Unleashed, Relic Hunters: Rebels, Rival Pirates, Dragon up, Highwater, Kentucky Route Zero, Raji: An Ancient Epic, Scriptic: Crime Stories, This is a True Story, Bowling Ballers, Shooting Hoops, Skies of Chaos, Arcanium: Rise of Akhan, Card Blast, Exploding Kittens, Vikings: Valhalla, Dominoes Cafe, Mahjong Solitaire, Solitaire, Wonderputt Forever, CoComelon: Play with JJ, Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade, Heads Up!, Nailed It! Baking Bash, Ghost Detective, Knittens, Krispee Street, Puzzle Gods, Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix & Kill, Wild Things: Animal Adventures, Dungeon Boss: Respawned, Dungeon Dwarves, Mighty Quest Rogue Palace, Cats & Soup, Country Friends, Flutter Butterflies, Too Hot to Handle: Love Is a Game, Too Hot To Handle 2, Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt, Vineyard Valley. [68+ games in total]
  • Netflix Games (iOS, Android, Tablets) in 2024: [Jan 4th] Money Heist: Ultimate Choice, [April 30th] Braid: Anniversary Edition + Rebel Moon Part 3 (2024 Video Game), Squid Game (2024 Video Game), Hades, Monument Valley 1 & 2, Sonic Mania Plus, Cozy Grove: Camp Spirit, Game Dev Tycoon, FashionVerse, Chicken Run: Eggstraction, The Dragon Prince: Xadia, Dumb Ways to Survive, Harmonium: The Musical, Katana Zero, Netflix Stories: Virgin River, Paper Trail, The Rise Of The Golden Idol. [90 more games in development at Netflix]
Come Play With Us | New Games Coming in 2024 | Netflix

Free Xbox Series X | S / Xbox One Games in December 2023

  • Xbox Game Pass: [1st] SteamWorld Build, Spirit of the North – Enhanced Edition, Remnant II, Remnant: From The Ashes, Teamfight Tactics: Remix Rumble DLC [5th] Rise of the Tomb Raider, While the Iron’s Hot, Clone Drone in the Danger Zone, World War Z: Aftermath, Fallout 76: Atlantic City – Boardwalk Paradise DLC [7th] Goat Simulator 3, [8th] Against the Storm (PC) [12th] Tin Hearts, [14th] Far Cry 6.
  • Leaving Game Pass on the 15th: Chained Echoes, Opus Magnum, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator, Rubber Bandits.
  • Xbox Game Pass Core (formerly Games with Gold): Chivalry II, Totally Reliable Delivery Service + Among Us, Astroneer, Celeste, Dead Cells, Descenders, Dishonored 2, DOOM Eternal – Standard Edition, Fable Anniversary, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Firewatch, Forza Horizon 4 – Standard Edition, Gang Beasts, Gears 5 – Game of the Year Edition, Golf with your Friends, Grounded, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Human Fall Flat, INSIDE, LIMBO, Ori & the Will of the Wisps, Overcooked! 2, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, Powerwash Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Slay the Spire, Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition, Stardew Valley, State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, Superliminal, The Elder Scrolls Online, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Unpacking, Vampire Survivors. [38 games, will be updated 2-3 times a year]
ALL These Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass In December 2023

Free PlayStation 5 / 4 Games in December 2023

  • PlayStation Plus Essential: Lego 2K Drive (PS4, PS5), Powerwash Simulator including free Tomb Raider Special Pack & Final Fantasy VII Midgar Special Pack DLCs (PS4, PS5), Sable (PS5).
  • PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium: [19th] Grand Theft Auto V, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Moto GP23, Metal: Hellsinger, Salt and Sacrifice, Moonscars, Mega Man 11 (PS4-only), Gigabash, Grime, Tinykin, Prodeus, Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut, Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition (available on both PS5 & PS4 unless otherwise indicated).
  • PlayStation Plus Premium’s PlayStation Classics: [19th] Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4), Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (PS4), Thrillville (PSP), Thrillville: Off the Rails (PS2), Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (PS1).
PlayStation Plus Essential – December 2023 (PS+) Free Games
PlayStation Plus Extra & Premium Games – December 2023

Free Switch Games in December 2023

  • Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack: [8th] Jet Force Gemini (N64), 1080° Snowboarding (N64), Harvest Moon 64 (N64), [for Christmas?] GoldenEye 007 (N64).
  • Future Nintendo Switch Online games: F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (GBA), Golden Sun (GBA).
Nintendo 64 – December 2023 Game Updates | Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
Nintendo of Japan reveals Jet Force Gemini and GoldenEye 007 coming to Nintendo Online soon

Note: You need to claim each free weekly / monthly featured game ASAP in order to add it to your game system’s account before it disappears.

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What video games will you be playing this week? Any of these?