Family friendly games can be hard to find, especially with so many violent and adult themed ones around. DESIblitz explores 5 family friendly video games.
Games don't have to be violent to be fun
Buying family friendly video games is always a daunting task.
You never really know what is the best out there since reviews are very biased, and on top of that most video games just seem to be getting more violent and adult themed every year.
As a result, finding the right game for all of the family to enjoy together becomes quite difficult.
On the one hand, you want something suitable for the little ones, but on the other hand, you want a game that everyone can play without getting bored.
DESIblitz has compiled a list of fun video games that have been made with all ages in mind.
Angry Birds is definitely a game that people of all ages can enjoy together. With the basic premise of catapulting birds, this mobile game took the world by storm.
It boasts the bet selling app in history, with an incredible 1 billion downloads and counting.
With Angry Birds merchandise creeping into all walks of life and even comics and films being made about them, this franchise is certainly a popular one.
The gameplay is easy enough for even the smallest of children to follow, and technical enough for the older people to still find it interesting.
This game has managed to find a balance that is quite challenging, which makes it well and truly suitable for all of the family.
Cooking Mama is one of those games we all laugh at, but when facing reality, this game was a hit on the Nintendo DS for a reason.
Everyone has that part of them that enjoys games like this, although many will deny it until they’re blue in the face.
It’s simply a cookery simulation mini game, where players are tasked with certain recipes that they need to master.
The game is both educational and fun, as it is also good for actually teaching everyone how to cook basic meals, and kids will surely find enjoyment in it. Don’t listen to the skeptics and try this out.
Mario Kart is one of those games that is an experience for people of all ages. For those on the younger side, it’s a fun game which can get competitive very quickly.
Kids can spend hours racing against their siblings and friends, trying to conquer one another.
On the other hand, if you’re on the older side, this game may destroy your relationships and friendship.
Yes it can get VERY competitive, but you’ll still enjoy it as much (if not even more) than the younger ones. As you battle it out for first place and avoid every obstacle.
Minecraft wasn’t a game that was made with kids in mind, but it has surely become one that kids love.
Whether it’s due to the amazing amount of YouTube channels dedicated to watching people play the game, or even word of mouth, this game resonates with the younger generation.
This blocky game may seem weird and confusing at first, but the ability to create and destroy your own world is something that appeals to people of all ages.
Now for the younger ones, you may have to restrict them from the multiplayer option, as the other players on their mics may be very inappropriate.
But once you’ve taken that precaution, have fun with it.
Whether it’s building new world, or escaping from those terrifying green block zombies, this game has lots of activities that people of all ages can appreciate.
Just Dance 2016 Wii
Yes, you read that one right, a dance game. Because let’s face it, dancing is fun for everyone, whether you actually have moves or not this game will be an experience.
The game is also easy on the eye, with stunning visuals alongside the fact that the gameplay is easy to follow. Which makes it a fun game for all the family.
Plus making a fool out of yourself for the sole purpose of scoring points, to the latest hits like ‘Uptown Funk’ and ‘All About That Base’ can be very fun.
There’s also a competitive element in the game itself, as deep down inside we all want to win and be the best at whatever game we play.
Buying games for the family shouldn’t be so difficult, there are many games out there that certainly appeal to everyone.
So don’t let the violence out there deter you, go out there and have fun playing games with all of your family.
Images courtesy of Angry Birds Official Facebook, Cooking Mama Official Facebook, Minecraft Official Facebook, Super Mario Official Facebook and Just Dance Official Facebook
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