Five Video Games The Whole Family Can Enjoy
Perhaps you’ve always been an avid gamer – or maybe this is the first time you’ve been tempted. Getting the whole fam together around a console might be a regular thing – or you could’ve suddenly found there’s a whole lot more time to spend together these days!
Whichever the case, there’s something pretty special about finding a title that tickles the fancy of young and old alike – and there’s a few out there that will bring family game nights into a whole new dimension! So without further ado, check out our picks to play when the whole gang is gathered…
ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS
Right as we were told to stay inside, the latest in this social sim series invited us to explore a whole new world – they do say timing is everything! It’s not hard to see why it’s quickly become a firm favourite, either; from its fully customisable options and impressive graphics to its uncomplicated gameplay and whimsical appeal, it’s the ideal escape the whole family can enjoy!
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past three decades, then this one probably won’t need any introduction; it’s only the world’s most popular sports sim! The latest update isn’t without loads of new features, of course – most notably, the introduction of the street-style VOLTA Football mode – but still; when it comes to good old fashioned family competition, it’s as good as it gets!
MARIO KART 8 DELUXE
The most rad racing game in history, the plumber and his buddies have been skidding and speeding across our screens for decades – and it’s no less fun now than it was when they first appeared! The appeal is just as potent as ever, too; action-packed gameplay, simple controls, and a never ending stream of fun and games. Prepare for turtle shells and banana skins to send you into a nostalgia-fuelled spin!
The greatest thing about a sandbox game is that it takes the form of whoever is playing; whether it’s a grown-up looking to construct utopia or a kid looking to kill some time. That’s never been more true than with this world-building wonder – because while online gamers might be Twitch-streaming their marathon efforts, its expansive gameplay and extraordinary variety means anyone can dip in and out to have some fun!
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC
Cooking meals together has likely been a feature of the past month or two – but it’s never been quite like this! A multi-player game built on cooperation and coordination, it sees players team up to work in some outlandish restaurants, preparing and serving dishes until the whole thing gets to be too much. How long will that take? That might depend on how well your family can work together!
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