Family Game Of The Year 2013

Vote for family video-game of the year to win this family gaming bundle. Celebrate 10th year of Family Game Awards.

Family gaming moves at a different pace to the hit and run pleasures of more avid gamers. Each year we take time to find the best games for each of our six family age groups, and then invite you to vote on the top family games in each category. Previous winners have included a wide range of games and consoles.

As an incentive we have a big family gaming bundle to give to a lucky voter including Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Angry Birds and Beyblade prize.

To vote and enter:

  1. Vote on your top family games in each age group on this page.
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  3. Facebook us to say you’ve voted.

Voting closes on 14th February and winners will be announced via Twitter and Facebook. Follow both to be in with a chance to win.

Infants (3-6 years old)

The best games for toddlers, very-young and pre-school children from 3 to 6 years old. These games work with the basics of play and should easily engage the super young players in our families. Simple and easy controls and bright colours offer entertainment with some educational benefits.

+73Wii Party U (Wii U) – PEGI 3+

+45Cut the Rope 2 (iOS) – PEGI 3+

+42Angry Birds Go! Telepods (iOS, Android) – PEGI 3+

+68Just Dance 2014 (Wii, WiiU, X360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4) – PEGI 3+

+41Game & Wario (Wii U) – PEGI 7+

+291Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – PEGI 3+

Juniors (7 to 11 years old)

The best games for primary school, junior and young children aged from 7 to 11 years old. These games provide experiences that connect with a basic joy of discovery and play. Although still simplistic they engage with a wide range of basic interactions and genres.

+25Tearaway (Vita) – PEGI 3+

+117Lego City Undercover (Wii U, 3DS) – PEGI 7+

+79Disney Infinity (Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – PEGI 7+

+122Skylanders Swap Force (Wii, WiiU, X360, PS3, PS4) – PEGI 7+

+90Rayman Legends (WIi U, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, PC) – PEGI 7+

+197LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Win, WiiU, X360, PS3, 3DS, DS) – PEGI 7+

+56Minecraft (Xbox 360, PS3) – PEGI 7+

Teens (12 to 15 years old)

The best games for secondary, high-school, teenagers, adolescent kids and young-adults aged from 12 to 17 years old. These games provide thrilling experiences that major on brash, stylized protagonists and aim to connect with the teens in our families.

+70Pikmin 3 (Wii U) – PEGI 3+

+95Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS) – PEGI 7+

+146Pokémon X and Y (3DS) – PEGI 7+

+16Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) – PEGI 12+

+24Knack (PS4) – PEGI 12+

+21Jetpack Joy Ride (Vita, PS3, PSP) – PEGI 12+

Students (16 to 17 years old)

The best games for students, studying, college, school and young-adults aged from 16 to 17 years old. These games provide experiences that are great to share in halls, offer multi-player thrills, or demand commitment and dedication to progress.

+61FIFA 14 (Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSVita, 3DS, PSP) – PEGI 3+

+18Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Vita, PS3) – PEGI 3+

+85Fire Emblem (3DS) – PEGI 12+

+107The Wonderful 101 (Wii U) – PEGI 12+

+79Call of Duty Ghosts (Win, X360, PS3, Wii U) – PEGI 16+

Workers (18 and over)

The best games for those with full time jobs 18 years and over. These games provide more of a challenge in both dexterity and problem solving. They are often more about strong single player experiences. Although often longer experiences, they are ideal to switch off with from a long day at the office.

+21Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (PC, Xbox 360) – PEGI 12+

+61Tomb Raider (PS3, 360, PC) – PEGI 18+

+94Bioshock Infinite (PS3, 360, PC) – PEGI 18+

+22Killzone: Mercenary (Vita) – PEGI 18+

+230Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Win, X360, PS3, Wii U) – PEGI 18+

+33Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Win, X360, PS3, Wii U) – PEGI 18+


The best games for parents, mums, dads, carers, aunties and uncles. These games connect with the gamer on a more mature level. Story driven and often open ended, the experiences here provide space to play with complex issues and engage in moral dilemmas.

+214The Last of Us (PS3) – PEGI 18+

+91The Walking Dead: Season Two (PC, Mac, PS3) – PEGI 18+

+25Rain (PS3) – PEGI 12+

+24Thomas Was Alone (PC, Vita, PS3) – PEGI 12+

+24Puppeteer (PS3) – PEGI 12+

+21Guacamelee! (Vita) – PEGI 12+


The best games for grandparents, older, senior individuals. These games provide a slightly slower, although no less challenging experience. Time and consideration are central as interactions require a perfected approach.

+38Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) – PEGI 3+

+294Wii Sports Club Golf (Wii U) – PEGI 3+

+25Tiger Woods 14 (Xbox 360, PS3) – PEGI 3+

+66Flower (Vita, PS4) – PEGI 3+

+13Proteus (Vita) – PEGI 3+

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