(PRWEB) November 10, 2009
With many of today's videogames aimed at over 15s choosing a suitable game for under 12s can be challenging. Not only with different age ratings systems in use, but the general assumption that one size fits all because it's a game, and pixels aren't real. Which leaves a conundrum: his friend plays it, he wants it, I want to buy him a gift he will be thrilled with for Christmas and not have to trade-it in on Boxing Day.
Game Stock has put together a list of the top five best videogames to buy for children Christmas 2009 on consoles: DS, PS3,Wii and Xbox360. Our top 5 recommendations take into consideration the actual age ratings of games specifically for under 12s. GameStock.co.uk/WiiU,
Games are far more than just running and gunning through levels with button bashing ruling high-score leader boards. Co-operative game playing is one with strategies of highly intelligent players, learned from hours of dedicated study - which can't be scorned at for the occasional word or scene endured along the way. Puzzle games provide hours of educational gameplay. Music games complete with a full set of plastic band instruments have gained great accolade for there durability and overall value for money, yet the lyrics in the songs of Guitar Hero (questionably one of the best Music games) meant the game had a higher age rating (12+). Many game publishers seem reluctant to ensure the games they sell are suitable for under 12s.
Without a doubt the best games children want to play this year at Christmas fall in to two categories: Over 12 and over18+. Modern Warfare 2, DJ Hero, Lips Number One Hits, Scribblenauts, Tekken 6, Uncharted 2, even Batman Arkham Asylum based on the original comic book philosophy has an over 15 age certification.
It's no surprise the Internet is the cheapest place to buy games. Unless you do enjoy long queues and traipsing in-and-out of many shops comparing the cheapest price (or more usually trying to find in stock availability), then remember your over priced favourite shop will be expecting to see much of your wallet this Christmas.
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