GAME rounds up a selection of the best family-friendly titles to enjoy with friends and loved ones.
Start the partyFeaturing over 40 songs across a wide range of genres, from today hottest hits to classic tracks, Just Dance 3 (X360 requires Kinect, PS3 requires Move, Wii) marks the debut of the massively popular dance series on Xbox 360 and PS3, as well as its return to Wii. Perfect to play at parties with friends, at home with the family or as part of an active lifestyle, it introduces a number of new features including a four player dance crew mode offering everyone their moment in the spotlight with a specific choreography.
Sporting feastKinect Sports: Season Two (X360 requires Kinect) takes family game nights to the next level with six new sports to jump into and enjoy. Featuring tennis, baseball, golf, darts, American football and skiing, with unique challenges and activities for each set across multiple difficulty levels, there something here for everyone, from casual players to top athletes and hardcore sports fans. It also takes full advantage of the revolutionary Kinect technology latest exciting features such as in-game voice commands and enhanced tracking for precise full-body motion control, helping transform your living room into a fun-filled sports arena.
Disney dream worldDisney Universe (X360, PS3, Wii) offers a non-stop action ride through a series of worlds inspired by family Disney and Disney Pixar films, from family favourites like Aladdin and The Lion King to Pirates of the Caribbean and Monsters Inc. Players will suit-up as iconic characters and embark on adventures to power up their hero, explore magical worlds, battle adversaries and master challenging puzzles in order to save the universe with up to three friends online. Offering fresh environments, new challenges and different gameplay styles at every turn, it also features plenty of slapstick humour that will appeal to all ages.
Toys meet gamesSkylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS) combines the worlds of toys and games to create a whole new genre of interactive entertainment. Using the Portal of Power and the toys supplied with the game, players can bring real-world action figures to life in a virtual world full of adventure, beaming them into Skyland to explore mysterious environments, collect treasures and battle evil forces. The toys also work from console to console, allowing players to take them to a friend house to play co-operatively or in battles against each other.
Get in the gameNintendo Blue Wii Console with Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games delivers maximum multiplayer fun with the minimum of fuss. Wireless and motion-sensitive, the Wii Remote controller offers an intuitive, natural way to play games, allowing you to use everyday motions to place you at centre of the experience. As the Olympic games hit London, you can swing, shake and jump your way to victory across a variety of mini-games set around famous landmarks, competing alone or head to head in classic events such as the 100 metre sprint, aquatics, table tennis, football, show jumping and canoeing.