Tis’ the season for blockbuster gaming. That shopping frenzy and cash draining part of the year when it all piles onto us. But don’t feel overwhelmed by the shear number of games releasing. Let the rootshed.com do some of the work for you. Below is a list of 10games, showing when the game is coming out or when it is releasing. All games on the list come out before the Holiday season is over.
So parents and hardcore gamers a like can use this list to see what is available before heading out to do your game shopping. All games below will have the rating attached to them as well as a brief description attached to M rated games that will help parents compare what they are looking at for their kids gifts.
Holiday Top Ten Wii U Games
- New Super Mario Bros. U (Nov. 18) Rated E for Everyone. – All around great game for every age and a challenge even for the best gamer.
- Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (Nov. 18) Rated M for Mature -depicts modern and futuristic warfare.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is Mature for war simulated violence and because playing online is a varied experience. Adults play these games as well as kids parents. Keep that in mind when gauging whether or not you think your child is ready to play these games online. Or at least do everyone the favor of explaining they should not engage adults in these games. Kids need to know how to mute other players in games. Its an easy feature that can prevent them from interfering or overhearing conversations not meant for them. Online is where the adult content really gets real.
3. Assassins Creed 3 (Nov. 18) Rated M for Mature – depicts violent action from the US Revolutionary War. Features real US historical locations and events with stylistic embellishments.
- Mass Effect 3 (Nov. 18) Rated M for Mature. – Mature rating is for sexual themes, violent depictions of science fiction fighting, and intense storyline.
- Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. ( Nov. 18) Rated E for Everyone
- Lego City Undercover (Dec. 31) Rating pending -open world Lego game with a variety of game play types.
- Skylanders Giants Wii U (Nov. 18) Rated E for Everyone – The toy collecting Skylanders series in its newest form.
- Scribblenauts Unlimited (Nov. 13) – “Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world where you can help the game’s hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges” see Gamespot.com coverage of the game.
- Fifa 13 (Nov. 18) Rated E for Everyone – unlike Pro Evolution Soccer, Fifa 13 has a difficulty level for all gamers. You can make the game very easy or intensely hard. This makes the title very good at offering a challenge appropriate for a wider range of playing styles and ages of gamers.
- ZombiU (Nov. 18) Rated M for Mature. Watch the attached video for an idea of what the game play will be.
If you have young teens. New Mario Bros. U, Skylanders Giants, Fifa 13, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Epic Mickey 2 are your best bets.
This holiday season is jam-packed with a lot of choices. So there are plenty of titles to choose from at launch time.
Over the coming days, there will be a series of new articles for the original Wii , owners of the PS Vita handheld, and 3DS owners. I will provide you the top games lists for each system with the ratings and release dates. Feel free to print out this list and take it with you to the store. It’s important for kids and parents to discuss their gaming habits and the games that they might be picking up. Don’t be shy, get involved, that means parents and kids. Share in the discussion before making the decision to buy a game.
The XBOX 360 edition of this series is already available at this link. http://rootshed.com/article/parent-friendly-xbox-360-game-buyers-guide-for-the-holidays?cid=db_articles
The PS3 edition is available at this link:
Disclaimer: (This is not necessarily a list of the best games in order of how good they are. It is a list of which games will sell well this time of year, compared to rating, release date, and what is appropriate for different gamers. So hardcore gamers are likely to have a different list of what they see are top 10 in order of how they see them as fans of a series. This is not a list to incite an argument or claim a game is not as good because of where it falls on this top ten.)