Lego Harry Potter
Another strange candidate, Lego Harry Potter, especially during the period of year 3, creates a winter wonderland that looks like nothing else in gaming. The playful word of Lego games have a tendency to build a beauty and aesthetic all their own. As you travel through Hogsmead, preparing to face down your old enemy Malfoy, make sure to take a moment to look and the brick by brick holiday cheer.
The video game based on the legendary John Carpenter film from 20 years before, The Thing takes place in Antarctica. Locked in the midst of this psychological horror experience, you can take a moment from the rusted, dingy hideout to take a stroll around the wonderful white of a chilling Antarctica.
Picking up as Booker, you have o work your way through the beautiful city of Columbia hanging high in the air. Taking a step away from the underwater world of Rapture, Bioshock Infinite brings about a new setting, and some well needed frigid temperatures.
Beyond the layers of fantasy and whimsy you will find the Fable 2 DLC, referred to as Snowglobe. In this piece of extra content you deal with the tragic, ghostly remains of past residents of Snowglobe Village set against the endless winter around them.
This greatly loved rally racer is one of the best examples of proper winter season implementation in a racing game. Aside from the stunning visuals of snow layered streets, the presence of snow slightly hit the physics of the game.
Resident Evil 6
Returning to one of the most successful horror franchises of all time you find yourself burdened by the winter frost. Making the battle against Umbrella Corp and their creations even more challenging, the beautifully designed snow even plays against you as you progress. Good luck finding all those hard drives.
Returning to one of the most famous espionage universes of all time, 007 Legends wraps a list of fan favorite characters in a new story. Eventually moving to the Swiss Alps, the work of a spy gets a little chilling.
The Sims 2: Seasons
The Sims are loved for the level of control that they give to the player. The only way to turn this up a level was in The Sims 2: Seasons. In this installment obviously adds drastic seasonal changes to add a layer of gameplay. The full immersion of The Sims coupled with a heavy snowfall is a mixture for successful holiday gameplay.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series
It is no surprise that Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series has found its way on to a list about something pertaining to aesthetics. The silky, water-paint style used in this Telltale series are visually stunning to say the least; the northern end of Westeros is no exception.
This artistic adventure game has developed a reputation for awe inspiring art direction and visuals. Nowhere is this more clear than the Path through the Snow. Just take a look for yourself.