Top Family Games of All Time
Family is for life, not just for Christmas. They're usually ever present in your life in some way or another, be it your mum moaning about keeping your room tidy, your daughter playing her music too loud, or your pet Pomeranian doing a poo on the lounge carpet. For most of us Family is the biggest part of our life.
So, what better way to share an experience with a family member or two than with a fun video game. LEGO has got the family game genre well under its blocky thumb, pumping out new games like no tomorrow, but somehow still managing to hit the nail on the head. Pick up a LEGO game and you'll get easy to access gameplay, genuine laughs, and importantly dead simple single-screen multiplayer. To make things a sure fire winner, LEGO has joined forces with the likes of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Marvel, Star Wars and DC, which are combinations fans simply can't resist.
Pinball Dreaming is fun to play and a worthy addition to any Pinball Dream fan's collection, but it’s not quite the refinement of the series that we were all hoping for.
Invizimals is a fun game that has enough novelty value for gamers to look past its flaws. Not for adults, but kids will enjoy the mix of real world and virtual world gameplay.
Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll might be marketed as a game to play using the Wii Balance Board, but it's a much better game when played using standard Wii Remote controls.
The Wii has always been about bringing people together to play, and Mario Party 9 does that considerably better than I thought it would.
With simple controls and an easy to understand premise, anyone can turn their hand to it with ease, then partake in some truly stressful yet fun multiplayer cooking action.
As something to entertain the whole family every now and again, Jungle Party is brilliant, and that's not something you can say that often about a video game.
If you fancy singing along to some classic tunes or have grown tired of the tracks included on previous releases, SingStar Legends is an essential purchase.
WarioWare Smooth Moves delivers spades of crazy fun from the moment you pick up the Wii-mote and it's a game that should be in every Wii owner's collection.
It may not have any longevity beyond the times you boot it up to show off to friends as a curio of you new PS3, but at a budget price it is an undeniably unique and enchanting piece of software.
Don't buy Buzz! The Mega Quiz if you're not planning to play with friends as you'll miss out on the game's core game mode, but social gamers should lap this up.