Great Gifts for Gamers This Christmas–Family Friendly!

My husband LOVES playing video games.  We currently have a PS3 and a Wii, and he has another PS3 to use when he’s on the road.  Excessive?  I think so, but my husband would disagree. 

Up until now, we haven’t really had many games suitable for the whole family, but now that Little Miss is four we decided that we should get some games that she would enjoy as well.  Here are some games that are perfect for enjoying with the entire family!

Cars 2 Video Game

This game is definitely fun for the entire family!  Join CHROME (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage) and train to perform maneuvers only Cars characters can do, such as backwards driving, air tricks, sidestepping to avoid obstacles, two wheel driving and more.  Choose your favorite Cars character and enjoy racing against your friends or completing missions. 

I like it because Little Miss can race around the track and it doesn’t time out for her or make her die completely, so she doesn’t get frustrated.  My husband loves doing the CHROME training and learning all of the tricks, then doing the missions.  We even got to try out the 3D capabilities after Little Miss went to bed, and they were very cool!  This is a wonderful game that people with lots of different skill levels can enjoy!

Disney Universe:

Another great game for the whole family!  In this game you suit up as your favorite Disney character and go on adventures in different worlds to rescue characters, collect gold, and solve puzzles.  It’s fairly simple to just rescue the character and move to the next level, but there are a lot of extras on each level that make the game more challenging.  You can team up with up to four players, so the whole family can participate! 

Little Miss enjoyed this game as well.  We try to find things for her to do that she’ll find fun while we’re playing, like collecting gold coins.  She also seems to enjoy just randomly running around!  The basic controls are fairly simple, so I think she’ll catch on and actually be able to play before too long.  They also have “mini-games” within the game.  These concentrate on doing just one thing (collecting gold, killing bad guys), so this was a little easier for her. 

I really enjoyed this game too.  I don’t play a lot of video games, and a lot of them frustrate me, but this one was fun!  As you collect gold, you get to unlock new characters and levels, which is fun.  I think my husband probably thought this one was a little easy for him, but he still really enjoyed it! 

Power Rangers Samurai:

We aren’t the target audience for this game, but I think if your child likes the Power Rangers they will really enjoy it.  Power Rangers Samurai is an Action-Adventure game for Nintendo Wii in which the popular Power Ranger franchise makes a return. Using your skills as one of several Power Rangers and an impressive array of martial arts skills and weapons defeat an slew of enemies that have bled over into your world from the Netherworld. Features include: easy-to-use Wii Remote specific controls, team-based battles as Ranger and the ability to merge with other Power Rangers to form the giant Samurai Megazord and go into battle.

In this game the players are Power Rangers and use their powers to defeat villains.  There is a story line that goes through the game, so as you go through each level you unlock more of the story.  I can totally see a child dressing up like a power ranger and having a lot of fun with this game!  The only downside I can see is that only two people can play at once. 

BUY IT:  You can buy these games at Amazon (click the pictures above), or at most brick and mortar stores. 

WIN IT:  One lucky US reader can win Power Rangers Samurai for Nintendo DS!  I’m mailing this one out, so hopefully it will get there in time for Christmas! 


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  1. Cynthia C says:

    I don’t play video games, but my nephew likes Mario Kart

  2. I don’t play, but my kids like them all. Haven’t found one they don’t like.

  3. Stacey Paller says:

    I love all of the old school Mario games. They’re the only ones I can beat my kids at … lol

  4. Sharon Schoepe says:

    Our current favorite is Mario Kart Racing

  5. We love any of the Mario Bros. games
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  6. ten coupons says:

    my current fav is the zumba party2 for wii.

  7. My favorite is Mario Kart

  8. My all time favorite video game is JAWS on the NES.

  9. cars would be it for sure

  10. mary fallon says:

    bowling on teh wii

  11. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite video game is City Folk for DS.


  12. Susan Smith says:

    My son likes Mario Kart Racing

  13. my son wanted kirby and pokemon this year
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  14. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I like call of duty
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  15. Angela Cisco says:

    My favorite game is Wii fit

  16. Jody Sisson says:

    Call Of Duty

  17. I love Mario Party 8 for Wii.

  18. Juli Guthrie says:

    Favorite video game: Just Dance 3!

  19. My favorite is Super Mario Bros.

  20. Tetris is my favorite.

  21. pridelandmama says:

    I love the original mario bros games.

  22. The kids want Skylanders this year. –

  23. i love you dont know jack!

  24. We were just playing mario kart! 🙂

  25. Corey Olomon says:

    My son loves all the Mario games.

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