Wii Sports Club Wins Family Game of Year

The winner of Family Game of the Year has been unveiled in a special awards episode of Family Gamer TV.

With over 3300 families voting for their favourite video-games, the overall winner of 2013 Family Game of Year, is Wii Sports Club Golf with 291 votes.

The awards, that are in their ninth year, choose a range of games in seven age group categories based on the PEGI system, and then ask families to vote on which is top for each demographic.

Here are the winners in each age category:

  • Infants: Super Mario 3D World with 286 votes
  • Juniors:  LEGO Marvel Super Heroes with 195 votes
  • Teens: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds with 236 votes
  • Students: Animal Crossing: New Leaf with 196 votes
  • Workers: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag with 225 votes
  • Parents: The Last of Us with 208 votes
  • Grandparents: Wii Sports Club Golf with  291 votes

As you can see from the voting above, it was a close run thing this year with five different games getting over 200 votes each.

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Family Gamer Awards Voting Full Details

Infants (3 to 6 years old)
71 Wii Party U (Wii U)
43 Cut the Rope 2 (iOS)
40 Angry Birds Go! Telepods (iOS, Android)
66 Just Dance 2014 (Wii, WiiU, X360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
39 Game & Wario (Wii U)
286 Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
Juniors (7 to 11 years old)
114 Lego City Undercover (Wii U, 3DS)
78 Disney Infinity (Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
117 Skylanders Swap Force (Wii, WiiU, X360, PS3, PS4)
90 Rayman Legends (WIi U, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, PC)
195 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Win, WiiU, X360, PS3, 3DS, DS)
18 Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time (iOS, Android)
54 Minecraft (Xbox 360, PS3)
Teens (12 to 15 years old)
70 Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
93 Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
145 Pokémon X and Y (3DS)
236 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
16 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) – PEGI 12
24 Knack (PS4) – PEGI 12
20 Jetpack Joy Ride (Vita, PS3, PSP) – PEGI 12
Students (16 to 17 years old)
59  FIFA 14 (Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSVita, 3DS, PSP)
18 Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Vita, PS3)
196 Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
85 Fire Emblem (3DS) – PEGI 12
107 The Wonderful 101 (Wii U) – PEGI 12
77 Call of Duty Ghosts (Win, X360, PS3, Wii U) – PEGI 16
Workers (18 and over)
20 Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (PC, Xbox 360) – PEGI 12
58 Tomb Raider (PS3, 360, PC) – PEGI 18
93 Bioshock Infinite (PS3, 360, PC) – PEGI 18
21 Killzone: Mercenary (Vita) – PEGI 18
225 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Win, X360, PS3, Wii U) – PEGI 18
32 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Win, X360, PS3, Wii U) – PEGI 18
208 The Last of Us (PS3) – PEGI 18
89 The Walking Dead: Season Two (PC, Mac, PS3) – PEGI 18
24 Rain (PS3) – PEGI 12
23 Thomas Was Alone (PC, Vita, PS3) – PEGI 12
23 Puppeteer (PS3) – PEGI 12
20 Guacamelee! (Vita) – PEGI 12
36 Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
291 Wii Sports Club Golf (Wii U)
24 Tiger Woods 14 (Xbox 360, PS3)
65 Flower (Vita, PS4)
13 Proteus (Vita)