Whether you are into your gaming and know your PS4 from your Amiga or if you’re just another in a long line of Dad’s being pestered by their kids for the latest Zelda – it can be easy to be left out of the loop. Games come out so fast, and it seems like a sequel is released every other day.
Fear not though! We’ve got a good list of the games to look out for this year, and we’ll keep it suitable for your family. Nothing on this list is going to be rated over 15+ (because we know some of you have got a few teenagers now). Also, if you need to update your equipment, head over to Armchair Empire and read up on the newest computer tech to ensure you can run this year’s roster of games.
Let’s get started with a game that has just been released on a console that has just come out. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now on Nintendo Switch and is a fantastical family-friendly game. It’s open world and allows your kids (or yourself) to get creative and enjoy an action-packed world in a beautiful environment. The Nintendo Switch is also super portable, which makes this a great game to grab for the family on the move.While we are on the subject of Nintendo, a new Super Mario game will debut this winter on the Nintendo Switch that could be the true successor to the 3D Platforming world of Super Mario 64. It will be set in New York City and it will clearly be pretty fun!
If you gamed in the past you might remember the fun of Crash Bandicoot and Banjo-Kazooie! That’s been brought into 2017 life through Yooka-Laylee, actually made by the folks behind Banjo-Kazooie. It’s wacky, it involves jumping and collecting shiny things. If you prefer to stick to the classics, Crash Bandicoot is also being remastered for the Playstation 4 so be sure to grab that if you loved the originals. Yooka-Laylee is out in April and Crash is expected nearer to the summer.
Destiny 2 is out in the fall for those who love a Sci-fi adventure that is still friendly to families. It’s going to be super cinematic, super memorable and of course, super social. It’s also easy and simple to play – unlike some of the more forgiving gaming options. Another space shooter to look forward to is Star Wars Battlefront 2. Star Wars is back in vogue thanks to the success of The Force Awakens and Rogue One and Star Wars Battlefront 2 will release just in time for Episode 8 – The Last Jedi, so keep an eye out for Star Wars Battlefront 2 to feature vehicles from the new trilogy of films.
Like Star Wars, we’re also in the age of the Superhero and two massive Superhero games will make their bow this year. Sony’s custom Spiderman effort looks to revamp the amazing Spiderman 2 game from all those years back. An untitled Avengers game will look to bring the big Marvel Heroes to the console world as well.