Editors’ Picks: Holiday Video Games

New blockbuster video game sequels out just in time for the holidays.
We’ve spent way too much time playing these (especially The Sims 2!)


NHL 2005 (EA Sports)

Holiday Video Games - EA NHL 2005
For PS2, Xbox, GameCube and PC

Moving even further towards realistic hockey, EA Sports’ NHL 2005 improves on last year’s efforts by utilizing new features like “Total Player Awareness” and “Face-off Playbook.” Nice graphics and smooth animations help round out a pretty solid hockey game.

The Sims 2 (EA)

Holiday Video Games - SIMS 2
For PC

Everyone’s favourite reality-showon- your-PC returns with a bang by meeting pretty much all the expectations the original set with its success. With more scenarios and more interesting characters to interact with, The Sims 2 offers a great deal to gamers of all stripes.

Zoo Tycoon 2 (Microsoft)

Holiday Video Games - SIMS 2
For PC 

Being a zookeeper isn’t easy, and Zoo Tycoon 2 looks to continue the same trend of the original by making things more challenging this time around. Animal lovers will enjoy new options to better the lives of their beloved creatures.

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