Everyone loves a good console game. It’s an extension of the family, and it can be a great way to carve out some quality time for the family to bond together or keep bored kids entertained. There are tons of games out there for the Xbox One, Playstation, Nintendo Wii and Switch.
With so many choices, it can be easy to be spoiled for choice. Here are 7 super fun games where you can create a family gaming experience that’s relaxing, fun, and educational.
Wii Sports (Nintendo Wii)
Get active with the fam this weekend with Wii Sports. Enjoy the fun of playing sports such as Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Baseball, Boxing indoors away from the hot sun while still having the same amount of fun.
It’s also a great way to teach the kids the basics of these games and let them learn something new. They can also learn the spirit of competition and how to lose gracefully if they’re beaten by their sibling.
It is not just for kids; adults can also enjoy these games too. It is a good way to stay active and have fun at the same time.
Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo Switch)
Mario Party Superstars brings classic board games to life with four player cooperative multiplayer and competitive PvP multiplayer. In addition to the classic game modes and maps from previous Mario Party titles, Super Mario Party includes several new and exciting game modes, including a new Battle minigame, where players can build their own decks and compete against each other.
The competitive PvP mode pits two players against each other in a series of board games, where they battle to complete objectives and defeat the other player.
Whether you play with family on the couch or with friends across the world, you can still enjoy the cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes in Super Mario Party with up to eight players.
Overcooked 2 (Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One)
Work together with the fam in a series of frantic kitchen-themed levels. Whether it’s overcoming the challenge of a burning kitchen, or the impossible task of serving an army, Overcooked will have you dashing about to whip up some meals at breakneck speed.
You can help each other out or compete to see who can finish the level first.
The fun doesn’t stop when you beat a level either: race against each other to clear the kitchen even faster, or cause as much havoc as possible in the background while others take on the challenge in the foreground.
This is definitely a game for all ages to enjoy.
FIFA 22 (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S)
Whether it’s the challenge of beating your bro with your favourite team or getting in some father-son bonding, FIFA fans in the family can play together in the latest edition of the football series.
Enjoy fast-paced action and new levels of competition with each other or team up to play against others from around the world.
New in this edition are powered up goalkeepers, explosive sprint feature of players, new attacking tactics that may be the deciding factor between win or loss, and the incorporation of real-world physics into the football’s motion.
If you’ve got the latest consoles – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia – you get to experience the game that much more realistically with Electronic Arts’ HyperMotion gameplay technology.
Mario kart 8 deluxe (Nintendo Switch, Wii)
A classic game for all times, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is even bigger and better.
With 42 characters, karts, 48 tracks, and modes than any other game in the series, this latest instalment adds a wealth of fresh new content. Enjoy fast-paced action and new levels of competition by racing as any character you’ve unlocked.
Getting the Booster Course Pass will unlock even more exciting courses to race on, with 8 courses released in 6 phases until end 2023.
Then, race with your family members or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. You can play up to 4 players and even share your progress with the StreetPass. Play with up to 12 players if you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership.
Sonic Colors (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One)
Step into the world of Sonic the Hedgehog with Sonic Colors. Your goal in Sonic Colors is to collect as many rings as you can in each level. But be careful, as enemies are trying to do the same! You have to use the special powers of each character to defeat the enemies, and try to avoid touching the dangerous stones. If you run out of time or get hit by an enemy, you lose a life.
The game can be played in single-player or multiplayer mode with family members. One person controls Sonic and the others can either watch or assist by passing items, providing hints, and other forms of encouragement. This way, even young children can take part in the fun.
Stardew Valley (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
A farming game, Stardew Valley is where you take over your grandfather’s old farm plot and work your magic to transform it into a thriving farm filled with plenty of animals and flourishing crops.
While you do so, you can explore the land in the game, learn how to make items, decorate your home and fish. Kind of like in The Sims, you can also befriend other residents in town, and even find someone to take as a partner!
The best part is, it’s not just for a single player. You can play with up to four players on the same screen in local multiplayer mode.
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