113 Games that have got snow in them
Snow is white and cold and it falls from the sky in the form of flakes. It is often associated with Christmas. Also, many games feature snow. To celebrate Christmas and snow and games, here is a Christmas gallery featuring 113 games with snow in them.
This is a recreation of that famous James Bond moment with the chase and the snowmobiles and the guns.
Don’t go assuming the developers have overcooked the footprint effect. Traditional football arenas were the origin of the phrase “pitch black”. This is a lie.
True fact (that is also a lie): Low ambient temperatures have a calming sedative effect on the avian brain, hence the fact there are only two angry birds here.
Scientists once put an ape on skis. It went wrong, and many people died.
Berets. Not advisable as a cold weather protective garment, but oh so fashionable
Assassin's Creed III
Not the best snowflake impression we’ve ever seen
Avatar Snowball Fight
If Quake III had a slippy-slidey ice world, it would be absolutely nothing like this.
Mario’s snowmen were so nice. Banjo’s were utter bastards. Snowbastards, they should call them.
Batman: Arkham City
Cold winter air. Brilliant for cooling one’s armpits after a long night fighting crime.
Snow-based crime-fighting was easier in the ’90s. It only attacked from two directions.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
The best camouflage to wear in the snow is white camouflage.
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Blind snowmen have a more acute sense of smell and can smell carrots much better than sighted snowmen.
In ‘Girlfriend Mode’ the snow is replaced with pretty flowers and nice shoes.
Faint it may be, but that snow is actually a densely-layered, hard-hitting metaphor for man’s inherent fear of a godless universe. Just ask Jonathon Blow.
This snow is just snow.
The real reason Rudolph’s nose is red is because he keeps flying into buildings on account of him being completely cross-eyed.
Burnout 3: Takedown
This snow is made even cooler by the fact it’s draped across what looks suspiciously like the three peaks of Big Mountain from SSX 3. No, we didn’t notice at first either.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Soap’s mum was adamant that he would wear the embarrassing new scarf she had knitted him. He had to get away.
Don’t let his endearing cherubic looks fool you. That snowman is a sleeper agent and in a minute he’s going to blow the igloo sky high.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Gabriel gazed wistfully out across the frozen waters. The poignant truth hit him like an icicle to the heart. He was in a really, really boring screenshot.
Not as good as Boogie NiGHTS.
CJ's Elephant Antics
In cold weather an elephant’s trunk can shrink by up to 10%. The size of its ears, however, remain consistent.
Colin McRae Rally 2005
High gear, low speed. Textbook snow driving. Well he’s got it half-right anyway. It’s a start…
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
It was Christmas Eve, and that meant only one thing. The whole town rushed to the mountains for the traditional eating of the giant festive omelette.
The penguins were attacking, but Crash didn’t mind. He knew he had a long and successful career ahead of him as a much-loved video game mascot, and life was good. Crash was an idiot.
Croc gazed happily at the shimmering facets of the crystal in front of him. He knew he had a long and successful career ahead of him as a much-loved video game mascot…
Laura’s left leg had been stuck in the snow for days, and now her right one had completely frozen up.
Dead or Alive 2
The real winner here is hypothermia.
Click, click, click, click, click. SNOW. Click, click, click. Click, click, click, click, click.
Not sure why ‘dirt’ takes precedent over the other surfaces in the game. Asphalt or Snow 3 works just as well, right?
Donald Duck in the Lucky Dime Caper
Granted, it looks more like custard on top of a past-its-sell-by-date Christmas pudding, but that is indeed snow in the background.
Donkey Kong Country
This snowstorm is hardly a barrel of laughs.
Dragon Quest VIII
Not pictured here is the winter wonderland that made us think of this area in the first place.
A snowman in a sort of lava-filled hell. Oh, the irony. HAHAHAHAHA!
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Hands up if your tiny zombie balls have long frozen off.
Just like one of those Christmas cards your nan would get you. The ones that come in a pack of 200 – every one the same.
Fable: The Journey
Sad horse is sad.
What’s colder than this scene? Lucas Kane’s participation in gaming’s first and last necrophilia antics later in the game. Eugh.
Who’s the coolest goalkeeper ever? Peter Schmei-cicle. Yes. Peter ‘Schmei’-‘cicle’. Because icicles.
Final Fantasy VII
Peter Schmei-cicle. We’re still laughing.
Wow, this snowball fight escalated at an alarming rate.
No Mr Bond, I expect you to snow.
Can you spot the tiny snow elf on his pogo stick? Look closer.
Too cold for tea bagging.
Horace Goes Skiing
Horace Goes Skiing used an early version of the facial animation technology later seen in LA Noire.
James Pond 2: Codename Robocod
Protagonist James Pond is a mudskipper, which is a type of amphibious fish.
Joe Danger: The Movie
In addition to video games, snow is also a common weather type evident in many movies.
This snow might make you cry happy tears.
Just Cause 2
“…and if you look out of the right window, you’ll notice that we’re 15,000ft in the air and about to be dropped to our doom. Thanks for choosing Star Bus Tours”.
Cinder was as surprised as anyone when the Glacius ‘statue’ came to life and walloped him in his fiery chops.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
There’s a French film called ‘Des Chiens dans la Neige’, which means ‘Dogs in the Snow’. The English title of the film was changed to ‘Wolves in the Snow’. This is not a picture of that film, but it is a picture of a wolf in snow.
Lego Harry Potter
Hogsmeade Village – home to a pub that nobody can drink in, and thick snow.
Lego Lord of the Rings
Real snow is made of frozen water, not plastic.
Lego Star Wars II
The planet Hoth is made entirely of snow. Consequently, the use of un-licensed barbecues is strictly prohibited by order of the Empire.
We knew a man who dabbled in user-generated snow. He’s in prison now.
The LocoRocos leap with joy, completely oblivious to the fact the Santa shape is trapped in the chimney and the fire below has melted most of his lower body.
Evolution survival 101 – blend in with your surroundings. Mother Nature really did a number on these orange-assed beasts.
As pretty as it looks, this screenshot is actually historically inaccurate – the snow umbrella wasn’t invented until 1974.
Mario Kart 64
White has always traditionally been the preferred colour of Mario Kart’s snow tracks.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Actual hedgehogs hibernate during winter so it’s unlikely this would happen in real life
If he’s so mega how come he’s such a terrible shot?
“Hello love. We’ve come about the frozen pipe.”
You could say that this is a ‘PRIME’ example of snow.
The previous joke does not amuse square pig.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Never mind a demon blade, what he really needs in weather like this is a practical pair of demon welly boots.
MX vs. ATV: Alive
Motorbikes can be a great way to get around.
New Super Mario Bros. U
The first high definition Nintendo snow.
These graphics are experiencing blizzard conditions.
Pen Pen Tri-Icelon
Unlike Peter Schmei-cicle, ‘Tri-Icelon’ is a completely terrible pun.
Phantasy Star Zero
Zero refers to the number of graphics that won’t hurt your eyeballs.
Some monsters, like the Yeti for example, are traditionally said to live in snow-type environments.
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
Looking at the visual clues in this picture, we conclude the season is winter.
Pro Evolution Soccer 5
This is what snow looks like when there isn’t very much of it.
Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
This snow is Sony exclusive.
Red Dead Redemption
It’s the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine technology that makes this snow look better than snow in other open-world games.
Resident Evil 6
Zombies eat brains, not snow.
Not all of Resistance 3′s ideas are borrowed from Half-Life 2. For starters it definitely has more snow.
Rhythm Heaven Fever
Just an Inuit chilling with his seals.
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day a great big blobby monster appeared and ate all the bowls of brown food.
It’s depressing to think that snowmen see the beauty of winter through black eyes of coal.
To be consistent, we suppose the snow in this case should be spelled ‘sno’.
Secret of Mana
Is the dog jumping over a hole, or is it his shadow? Maybe that’s the secret.
Sega Rally Revo
Mud and snow makes for very hazardous conditions. These drivers should exercise caution.
Sensible World of Soccer
You may notice the complete lack of snow in this screenshot. This is because someone inexplicably mistook pale green for snow when gathering images for this feature.
Thanks to the very groundbreaking ‘Magic Weather System’, snow falling from the in-game sky was actually one of Shenmue’s most exciting moments.
Even more Christmassy thanks to the two ‘elfs’. Hahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa *gunshot*
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
This hill does actually look quite silent. And snowy.
The Sims 2: Seasons
The kid in the pink is obviously distraught about the whole ‘snowmen seeing the beauty of winter through coal black eyes’ thing.
Ski-doo Snowmobile Challenge
This was an easy one to find a screenshot for because they all had snow in them.
The weather in Skyrim today is snow with patchy fog and dragons.
PSOne snow looks like squashed Minecraft.
Hopefully these children are being supervised by a responsible adult.
Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing
Just imagine if Ryo was saying “Look! Snow!” That would be really great.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
As previously stated, actual hedgehogs hibernate during winter so it’s unlikely this would happen in real life.
If Spyro was ever buried alive by an avalanche, he could breathe fire to melt the snow and escape. This is just one advantage of being a dragon.
Without the snow it’s just boarding.
Most snowboarding type games feature snow of some kind.
Star Wars: Episode One Racer
The Force is probably strong with this snow.
Super Mario 64
Mario! On a penguin! In the snow! Brilliant!
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario! Rolling a giant snowball! In the snow! Brilliant!
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
If Han Solo was captioning this picture he would probably say something like ‘And I thought this snow smelt bad on the outside’.
A great film. Lots of snow. The game was OK. It also featured lots of snow.
This level pays homage to the Dam level in GoldenEye on N64. Thanks to the advancement of graphic technology, there is much more snow in the TimeSplitters level.
ToeJam & Earl 3: Mission to Earth
And judging by those clouds it looks like there’s more snow on the way.
Possibly the best narrative-driven snow in gaming.
Virtua Fighter 5
A snowball fight without the snowballs is just a fight.
Skiing is a popular sport in places where there are mountains and snow.
When you’re flying past it at over a million mph, snow just looks like a white blur.
World of Warcraft
Made by Blizzard.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Refer to previous caption.
This is the last one. We’re going to go and get drunk now. We suggest anyone who clicked through the entire gallery does the same to celebrate their achievement.
Wow. That was a lot of snow. Absolutely loads of it. What other games that have got snow in them did we forget? We’re sure there are lots. Please tell us about them in the comments and we’ll update the feature for next Christmas so there will be even more pictures of games that have got snow in them for you to look at.
If this has given you an appetite for snow, please allow us to recommend this informative article called Facts About The Ice World
, or alternatively the very seasonal Top 7… Winter Wonderlands feature.
By Matt Cundy