Rather than rating games in different genres, our list focuses on six different age groups. The games here may not be seen anywhere else, because they only stand out when put in the hands of gamers of a certain age – or stage of life.
Once we had made our short list for the year we opened voting for the best in each category, and overall winner. We didn’t only have a surprise by the amount of interest and votes, but by the winners.
Mirror’s Edge for instance is typically seen as a hardcore gamer’s game, but it easily got the most votes from our mums, dads and grandparents. The full run down for each category is as follows:
- Infants: Family Ski Wii (aka Wii Ski)
- Juniors: Mario and Sonic at the Olympics Wii
- Students: Super Smash Brothers Brawl Wii
- Workers: Mirror’s Edge PS3
- Parents: Sing Star PS3
- Seniors: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue PS3
So as the year draws to a close, there you have our family picks. And we turn to start thinking about the next 12 months and prepare nominations for next year.
(note: this post originally appeared in Paul’s other blog site, Game People)