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  • Shigeruken - December 18, 2013 1:08 a.m.

    How about the new Zelda game? I haven't played it myself, but I've always though of them as great games for kids to start out with. They may be rather challenging, but that's part of the fun.
  • talleyXIV - December 18, 2013 5:04 p.m.

    Mmmmmm... Yeah it might be too difficult and it has more violence than most kid games (yes I know it isn't gory at all).
  • ABACADA6494 - December 17, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    Ni No Kuni, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. Throw in the Sly Collection as well. win.
  • TheWebSwinger - December 17, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    Dat Pokemon X/Y image made me LOL...also, wouldn't be a GR UK article without a FIFA game ; )
  • shawksta - December 17, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    Neat list, but your missing Rayman, its both fun for everyone and difficult ijn terms of 2D Platforming and in general. Castle of Illusion over ducktales? Oh Justin :P
  • Child Of Death - December 17, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    No Sonic Lost World?
  • Firepunch - December 17, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    I believe that Dark Souls is a great game for kids. One, I believe that kids these days are too soft and pudgy they need a game like Dark Souls to toughen them up. I gave Dark Souls to my 6 year old niece and the next she had a beard and started breaking trees with her bare hands and doing sick burnouts in her dads car and other TOUGH things. Second I think kids need to learn that life fucking sucks. I want them to learn that when they think they are getting good at the gam- I mean life that life will throw a bed of cha- I mean huge problem at you which your whole being comes into question and while weaklings will give true tough people will strive making the planet a better place. In short buy Dark Souls :).
  • yam - December 17, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    The most friendly game I ever played was shellshock
  • mafyooz - December 17, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    Toy Story 3 is excellent, especially the Woody's Round-up stuff :)
  • teaguehipkiss - December 17, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    Fifa 14 isn't even on Wii U. The Wii edition is the one that comes with the 'Legacy Edition' tag, as does the 3DS version, which you've neglected to mention.
  • Shayz - December 17, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    Almost everything for the 3DS Mario Kart 7 Pokemon 3D land Animal Crossing PS3 (PSN games): flOw/Flower/Journey Super Motherload Beat Hazard
  • Vonter - December 17, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    Pikmin 3 has a christmas level. Not real reason to be on the list, but it has a bit of christmas in it.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - December 17, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    I personally really hate how Skylanders became popular. They are putting goddamn commercials of kids going crazy because they got Skylanders as a christmas present. Those crooks.
  • talleyXIV - December 18, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    They're supposed to be really fun, sure they are ridiculously expensive but hey, kids love em.
  • BladedFalcon - December 17, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    Ducktales remastered is a way better game that castle of Illusion, why is it not on this list? Oh wait, it's a Towell article, of course his nostalgia comes first :P Also, not played the game just yet, but isn't Rayman Legends "E for Everyone"? I could be wrong of course, but I'd think that's also a pretty good games for kids, fun, cartoony, and yes, challenging, which is actually GREAT for kids so that they can grow up knowing what real games are, and not get used to only hand-holding crap that will turn them into the coddled babies a lot of today's videogame critics are.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - December 17, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    It's even more stupid when you factor in that Ducktales is an even older game than Castle of Illusion. Either he loves his specific nostalgia or he think kids would be more appealed by Mickey Mouse than Uncle Scrooge. Rayman Legends in rated E 10 and up, but that shouldn't stop it from being on the list, as some of these games on the list are the same rating.
  • BladedFalcon - December 17, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Well, he's a Sega fanboy, I think castle of Illusion was a genesis game, thus he remembers anything on Sega systems more fondly than on Nintendo ones :P
  • Tranquilbez34 - December 17, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    Disney Infinity is perfect for the parent who refuses to grow up. DuckTales Remastered is perfect for the Parent who wants to share one of his childhood games with his child. Lego Marvel is perfect in every way
  • JMarsella09 - December 17, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    Also, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix.
  • JakePPetersen - December 17, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    Get a double-pack of the Sly Collection and Thieves in Time. Shouldn't cost more than $40 total for 4 of the best platformers out there.

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