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.

  • 9.

    Monopoly Review

    Monopoly

    If the idea of playing a board game seems too last century this virtual edition might be worth a look, but be aware that this is only ever going to be second best. Monopoly is one of the most popular board games around, somehow managing to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii,PlayStation 2,PC

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    Monopoly Streets Review

    Monopoly Streets

    EA hasn't done that bad a job with Monopoly Streets, but I'd personally rather stick with the real thing. As odd as it is to admit, I have a rather personal connection to Monopoly.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii

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    Nintendo Land Review

    Nintendo Land

    As the Wii U's showcase title, designed to demonstrate the new console's touchscreen controller working in tandem with a TV, Nintendo Land does a decent, albeit uneven, job. Wii Sports sold the Wii in seconds. It was the perfect game to convince... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

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    We Love Katamari

    Obsessive fans, like those featured in the game, will lap up what is essentially more of the same, but newcomers should prepare for a game that will almost certainly not be what they are expecting. Katamari Damacy will probably be totally alien to the majority of PAL... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

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    Wii Chess Review

    Wii Chess

    Wii Chess is everything a chess fan could want, but dig a little deeper and it unveils one or two misgivings that suggest a slightly sloppy effort. A chess game for Wii? Well I never. What's shocking is not that this game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

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    Invizimals Review

    Invizimals

    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. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

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    Mario Party 9 Review

    Mario Party 9

    The Wii has always been about bringing people together to play, and Mario Party 9 does that considerably better than I thought it would. Mario Party used to be a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I played the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

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    Magic Made Fun Review

    Magic Made Fun

    Magic Made Fun isn't really a game, but any budding magicians will get a lot of fun out of this DS release. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

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    Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers Review

    Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers

    If you're on the look out for a game to please a speed demon child who might not be able to grasp the complexities of the latest Gran Turismo, Ace Racers should fit the bill perfectly. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2