The holiday season is fast approaching and your children will soon be hard at work on their holiday gift wish-lists. If your children have a PlayStation 3 and are anything like mine, they’re already thinking about the new games they want to see in the house this winter. Unfortunately, not all are appropriate for children. Here are 5 you might consider allowing to appear under the tree.
Gran Turismo 5
Who doesn’t love fast cars? Even the girls in your house might get into this fast-paced race car game. As you play you’ll have the opportunity to choose from more than 1,000 of the hottest, fastest, and most exotic cars in the world. Customize them, race them, trade them in, or form a collection. You never know what type of car you’ll want to have on hand for the real road or your favorite kart or NASCAR course.
Little Big Planet: Game of the Year Edition
Take Your Little Big Planet experience to the next level with this new release full of incredible enhancements. The newest version features tons of new bonus content, including 18 new levels and some really awesome enhancements to your levels and bonus costumes. Players can enjoy this game alone, with up to 4 people on the same unit, or while connected to thousands of other players via the web. Let Sackboy, the newest character, help you to customize your landscapes and anything else you want to move around. This is one game the entire family can enjoy together.
The Sims 3
Yup! The Sims are still around and the 3rd edition for PlayStation 3 is a must-have for your collection. You’ll enjoy creating your custom world, designing your own character from look to personality, and unlocking some of the newest features in this edition – like karma to create beauty, wealth, and love. Now that’s an interesting concept! You can even decide if your Sims’ will see their dreams come true or not. You now have the power to control more about the life of your Sims characters than ever before.
EA Sports Active 2
Looking for a way to get some of your avid gamers up off the couch a little more often? EA Sports Active 2 features more than 70 different exercises and sports activities designed to raise your heart rate and get you moving. This particular version also features a 9-week conditioning program for those who are serious about getting in shape. Whether you mix and match your own activities or follow a program, you’ll be glad you found a way to put your PlayStation 3 to use making your family a bit healthier.
The Zumba dance craze is going strong and everyone in the house will enjoy moving and grooving to these incredible Latin dance beats. It may look like a game for the girls, but the guys will want to get in on the action, too. You’ll learn Salsa, Cumbia, Mambo, Rumba, and a myriad of other dance steps you can use to dance on your own or competitively with others.
Video game systems don’t need to drag down your household. Find some games the entire family can enjoy together this winter – either mentally through challenge or through physical movement. Your kids won’t even realize you’re spending quality family time together!
Setsuko Shulda loves making her children happy but wants to keep them active at the same time. When she’s not driving the mom-taxi, she’s often using email fax services and online systems to transfer work to her clients from home.