The first round is done and dusted. Six games are now in the rearview mirror, while six gaming giants remain. It's Assassin's Creed Origins v Horizon: Zero Dawn in the first 12 Games of Christmas Semi-Final.

Day 1 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Assassin's Creed Origins v Nier Automata
Day 2 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - Horizon: Zero Dawn v The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Day 3 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - PUBG v Destiny 2
Day 4 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - Divinity: Original Sin 2 v Total War: Warhammer 2
Day 5 - 12 Games Of Christmas 2017 - Shadow of War v Nioh
Day 6 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Super Mario Odyssey v Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Day 7 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Assassin's Creed Origins v Horizon: Zero Dawn
Day 8 - 12 Games of Christmas 2017 - PUBG v Divinity: Original Sin 2
12 Games of Christmas 2017 - RESULTS

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Round 2: Fight 1 - Assassin's Creed Origins v Horizon: Zero Dawn

Assassin's Creed Origins pulled off a sensational victory in the first round, killing off the Global Game Awards 2017 Game of the Year, Nier Automata, throwing this contest wide open in the process. It's easy to see why so many of you thought AC: Origins would make a fantastic Christmas gift though. Bayek's adventure was a return to form for Ubisoft's series, representative of all the great work Ubisoft has done in the last couple of years to recover from the AC Unity & The Crew slump which saw it fade from grace. 

Meanwhile, there's Horizon: Zero Dawn. Sony's PS4 exclusive toppled the mighty Zelda: Breath of the Wild like it was nothing but a puny Strider. It was a hard-fought victory, setting up a tough battle with Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Of these two open-world action greats, which would make the finest gift this holiday season, AC: Origins or Horizon: Zero Dawn?

Vote for your pick in the poll below, and remember to get involved in the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti giveaway above. 

12 Games of Christmas 2017 - Rules and How the Community Voting Works

Get voting below for your winner, and remember to check back tomorrow for Day Six of the 12 Games of Christmas, where two more titles will battle it out to earn a place in the next round. The winner of today's competition will face the winner of tomorrow's competition in the semi-final on the 21st December!

This is a blind poll. All votes are revealed when the poll closes
Poll closed: 16:00 Dec-20-2017