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How to make Video Gaming Safe for your children

I enjoy playing video games and have long thought that there were great benefits to playing them. Video games have been proven to help you mentally, to help you relax, to increase manual dexterity and reflexes, to connect you socially to other people and many other positives. But when it comes to our children, safety has to take precedence.

There is no doubt in my mind that unfiltered, the internet and the world of media and entertainment can be potentially very dangerous, especially where any online social component is available.

That’s why it’s absolutely critical that any parent understands the media – including video games – that their children are involved with. For parents who have no interest or history with video games, this can be a really daunting task.

These simple tips should help any parent with making video gaming safe for their children.

5 Tips to Make Video Gaming Safe for your Children

5 Tips which will help you make video games safe for the whole family to play.

Research the game thoroughly before allowing your children to access it.

Don’t just go out and buy the video game your child has been asking for, even if it sounds like an innocent game. Every game has plenty of information available on it online, from it’s age rating, to content, to reviews. It’s worth spending a good few hours reading about the content of the game and deciding if it’s suitable. Even if something doesn’t have an age rating, it may have some adult themes that you’re uncomfortable with or that you think will be bad for your son or daughter.

When researching make sure you also look at any online features of the game, and what safety options can be put in place.

Do not allow unmonitored social connections.

5 Tips which will help you make video games like fortnite safe for children.

A great deal of games these days have an online or social element where you can connect or communicate with other players. Even if they don’t, your son or daughter may choose to connect with people through a massive amount of communication platforms, whether the gaming platform itself, to third party apps such as Discord, to social media like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Explain what the dangers are of these social connections to your children, set rules and boundaries and then monitor them. In a game like Fortnite for example, your child will be matched with up to a hundred other random people, who could be anyone, anywhere – you obviously don’t want them chatting to complete strangers!

A good rule is that they can only add to their friends list and play games with people that they know personally, for example school friends or family. This allows them to play with some people online, but not strangers. Children shouldn’t be allowed to play with unknown adults on the internet, and sometimes a game will have voice chat on by default. You’ll hopefully have found this out during your research period, and you’ll want to go into the settings and disable it if so.

Explain why your kids shouldn’t be chatting to strangers online and ask them to tell you if anyone adds them to their friends list that they don’t know, or if they get any unsolicited emails or messages. Make sure they realize that you’ll never get mad at them and you just want to help.

You’ll also want to be aware of how to block and mute players on every platform and game that’s played. Keeping yourself educated is key to protecting your kids – but don’t worry too much, every game these days has social protection tools and is easy to use. If you find you’re struggling to figure out how to do something, I guarantee someone has made a tutorial for it on YouTube!

Set realistic limits and explain why they’re needed.

I personally hate blanket bans. Telling someone “You’re not allowed to play Grant Theft Auto” and then just refusing to speak about it is going to make them want to do it more. Explaining why – it’s a mature video game, it deals with sexual topics, there’s a lot of violence and it would give you nightmares and make you unhappy – gives them something to think about. Furthermore, let them know that it’s not forever. “You can’t play this game now, but when you turn 18, you can make your own decisions and decide whether to play it.” Respect their agency and the fact that they will one day grow up and make their own mind up about things. By being open to that you’ll make it a lot easier on yourself right now.

Setting other limits is important as well. These might include things like video games can only be played for one hour on a school night, and only after homework or chores have been done. This is a realistic compromise that also incentivizes getting homework out of the way!

Play Games in a Family Space

Have the gaming consoles or PC in a family space, for example, the living room. If kids are off in their bedroom with the door almost closed, you can’t see what they’re doing, hear what they’re doing or be involved in any way. Now once they’re into the teenage years you do have to give them an element of privacy, but certainly for younger children, gaming should be a family activity and happen in a family space. This will allow you to be part of the process and to keep an eye on things.

I’ll be honest, I think there are way too many kids with an Xbox or PlayStation in their bedroom – and I was one of them. It isolated me and kept me separate from my family on an activity that really, they could have joined in on.

Play it with them.

5 Tips which will help you make video games like fortnite safe for children.

If you’re not a gamer you’re probably shaking your head a little and thinking that’s a weird suggestion, but the fact is anyone can enjoy video games. They’re not made for kids, they’re made for anyone from five year olds up to ninety-five year olds. I’m thirty six years old and I love video games as much as when I was a child. There is something out there for everyone.

You can play with your children and you can enjoy it! Playing games with your kids will help your bonds grow strong, teach you about the game so you chat about it to them and understand them if they talk about any concerns, and hopefully give your reflexes a bit of a work out too. One of the safest ways of controlling any kind of media use is enjoying it as an entire family. You could even have a pizza and gaming night, I guarantee you’ll have fun too.

You might think this all sounds like a lot of work. First you have to do all that research, then figure out the social aspects and understand any safety protections, then you have to monitor them playing the game and probably have umpteen million fights over “just 5 more minutes please!” but it’s worth it.

Video games are part of modern life now. Children will be talking about them at school and playing them at their friends house. Teaching children to play video games responsibly and to enjoy playing them with family is the safest way to protect them, and the most fun for everyone involved.

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292 Comments

  • Reply Amy SIMPSON March 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

    My fave game is Mario Karts

  • Reply James Lockwood March 6, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Favourite game is Baldur’s Gate!

  • Reply Emma Morgan March 6, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Favourite game so far is the Whitcher

  • Reply Shannon Williams March 6, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Me and son loves playing Super Mario bros

  • Reply Martina Pichova March 6, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I love Minecraft – you can be very creative playing it.

  • Reply Piratechar March 6, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Favourite video game has to be Crash Bandicoot!

  • Reply Amandeep Sibia March 6, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Any of the Uncharted series.

  • Reply Safi March 6, 2019 at 11:11 am

    My current favourite is Far Cry 5.

  • Reply Rob Hutchinson March 6, 2019 at 11:18 am

    At the moment, my favourite video game is GTA V.

  • Reply natalie bates March 6, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Crash Bandicoot

  • Reply Kerrie-ann Fitzpatrick March 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

    My 6YO is constantly asking for an XBOX for his birthday and it terrifies me, this will hopefully help settle my nerves. I used to love crash bandicoot as a kid, hopefully my son will too!!

  • Reply Margaret Dixon March 6, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Mario

  • Reply Jackie Dawson March 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I love the Tomb Raider games

  • Reply iain maciver March 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    call of duty

  • Reply Karen Langridge March 6, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    I really love the Sims even though its pretty much real life haha! Just a lot quicker x

  • Reply ADEINNE TONNER March 6, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    My favourite video game has to be mario kart 8 on the nintendo switch

  • Reply Georgina Prince March 6, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Mine has to be the sims x

  • Reply Ree J March 6, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Haven’t played many. Of the few I have would say Street Fighter.

  • Reply Nicola Rupawala March 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Crash bandicoot

  • Reply Lindsey Stuart March 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    I am really enjoying Grand theft auto.

  • Reply Margaret Clarkson March 6, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Super Mario

  • Reply Andrew Ricketts March 6, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    My favourite game is GTA V

  • Reply Helen M March 6, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Call of Duty

  • Reply Annabel Greaves March 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I love Mario Kart

  • Reply Lydia March 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    animal crossing, I used to play it while my son napped on me!

  • Reply Christina Palmer March 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    My Grandson and I love Super Mario Bros

  • Reply Katie March 6, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    The Sims

  • Reply Ian March 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Fifa

  • Reply Simon penfold March 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Fortnite

  • Reply Mark Milsom March 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    It’s always been Mario Bros !!….. simple & entertaining !!

  • Reply Ken March 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The favourite at the minute in our house is Hotel Transylvania 3.

  • Reply janine atkin March 6, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    i love all the mario games

  • Reply Ross Hanney March 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    My favourite game is Final Fantasy VII. Awesome story!

  • Reply KEV C March 6, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I liked Manic Miner 🙂

  • Reply Paula turner March 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Bioshock or final fantasy XV

  • Reply Daniel Pitt March 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Silent Hill

  • Reply Brad Start March 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Tomb Raider

  • Reply Danielle Sedgebeer March 6, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Super Mario!!

  • Reply John Prendergast March 6, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    red dead redemption 2

  • Reply Sarah Evans March 7, 2019 at 12:15 am

    I’m torn between Mario Kart and Crash Bandicoot
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  • Reply Sean Eccles March 7, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Gta V for me my kids love hello neighbour minecraft or roblox

  • Reply Angela treadway March 7, 2019 at 9:57 am

    tomb raider x

  • Reply Alison Maas March 7, 2019 at 11:38 am

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for the Nintendo Switch – it’s amazing!

  • Reply chloe b March 7, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time

  • Reply Emily Hutchinson March 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    It’s a tie between the Fable series and Mario Kart

  • Reply Julie Jones March 7, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    We loved Mario Kart as it was a great game for all the family to play at the same time

  • Reply Susan B March 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Minecraft was my favourite for a while but I need a new challenge now.

  • Reply Isabell Whitenstall March 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Mario Kart is my favourite game

  • Reply Amy Butler March 7, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Our favourite game is Super Mario Bros

  • Reply Rhia Drew March 7, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Sonic 3 & Knuckles on the SEGA Mega Drive!

  • Reply stephen lossnitzer March 8, 2019 at 12:16 am

    final fantasy 8

  • Reply Christine Taylor March 8, 2019 at 10:53 am

    We love Mario Party as it has lots of fun little games that we can compete against each other in x

  • Reply David Simpson March 8, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Sonic the hedgehog

  • Reply Catherine Bullas March 8, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Grand theft auto.

  • Reply GEOFF WICKENS March 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    TOMB RAIDER

  • Reply Karen Von kriegsheim March 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I love Lego dimensions

  • Reply Wayne Roberts March 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Crash Bandicoot

  • Reply Claire sen March 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Another vote for Crash Bandicoot! I just love it, it’s so addictive! I am quite partial to a bit of Fallout aswell though!

  • Reply Bethany Westley March 9, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Definitely Crash Bandicoot

  • Reply nolene oneill March 9, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Super Mario Kart good family fun!

  • Reply Rhiannon Hodge March 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Gran Turismo

  • Reply Jo March 10, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Our favourite is Super Mario Bros, we have a couple of Mario games and it was the first video game we showed the boys. They loved it straightaway and it’s their favourite – but if they play 2 players they argue and bicker

  • Reply Louise O'Melia March 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Playing Mario Party with my kids

  • Reply Jo m welsh March 10, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I used to love final fantasy and crash bandicot

  • Reply Caroline Tinsley March 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve been playing video games for nearly 40 years, so picking a favourite is tough! Recently I enjoyed Witcher 3 the most, I became so absorbed in the world!

  • Reply James McLaughlin March 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Road Rash 2

  • Reply Brian March 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Mario kart

  • Reply Fay March 10, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    For me it is the Silent Hill series, I’ve always loved horrors & I remember playing the original when I was about 18

  • Reply Michelle Smith March 10, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    The Sims

  • Reply Gemma Hendry March 10, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    skyrim

  • Reply Kay Broomfield March 10, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I love Plants vs Zombies 2

  • Reply Fraser Cameron March 10, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    The Witcher 3

  • Reply SianiD March 11, 2019 at 3:23 am

    My favourite would be The Sims, closely followed by MArio Kart.

  • Reply Rebecca Somerfield March 11, 2019 at 5:46 am

    My favourite has to be fable

  • Reply barbara daniels March 11, 2019 at 6:20 am

    it would have to be the classic pacman

  • Reply Rachael Sexey March 11, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Sonic the Hedgehog ❣

  • Reply Mandy Walle March 11, 2019 at 9:27 am

    My fav game at the moment is Crash Bandicoot

  • Reply Ruth Harwood March 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

    My eldest son and I love playing Spyro – it reminds us of when it was just us two when he was a child!

  • Reply sarah mcvicar March 11, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Classic sonic the hedgehog

  • Reply Susan Laing March 11, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Has to be classic Mario keep going back to the older versions they just hold nostalgia for me

  • Reply Anne Richards March 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Mario Karts, I usually come last but its great fun to play with my boys

  • Reply Kericka March 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    FORTNITE! With my kids 😀

  • Reply Linda Ford March 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Classic Super Mario Bros, a great family game!

  • Reply charlotte isobelle March 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    We love mario kart at the min! Mario has always been a fave though!

  • Reply Sophie Foulds March 11, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The Sims has always been my favourite <3

  • Reply Alica March 11, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I am currently addicted to Fallout 76 lol

  • Reply kiya johnson March 11, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    My favourite game is resident evil!

  • Reply Carol Thomas March 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I still love the Sonic games. My adult youngsters are gamers so I couldn’t begin to guess there faves. I do know I buy steam vouchers at Christmas for them too

  • Reply AndiG March 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    WE love Mario Kart

  • Reply Suzanne Sendell March 11, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Sonic the hedgehog

  • Reply Jodie W March 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Super Mario is our fave

  • Reply Michael Boothby March 11, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    lego batman

  • Reply Mary Heald March 11, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Sonic the hedgehog

  • Reply Zoey H March 12, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Ratchett and clank is all time fave

  • Reply Alexandra Johnson March 12, 2019 at 8:52 am

    all time favorite is ocarina of time but my top 3 would also include skyrim and diablo 2

  • Reply Jason Paterson March 12, 2019 at 9:03 am

    My Favourite to play with my son is Skate 3 (we have to turn the sound down though as it’s a bit sweary!)

  • Reply Francis Hardaker March 12, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Favourite game is Final Fantasy 7 \m/

  • Reply Julie Howarth March 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

    My favourite is the Tomb Raider games

  • Reply Charlotte Bell March 12, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Skyrim!

  • Reply Amanda Baggott March 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Mario Kart – great fun for the whole family!

  • Reply Michael Hutchinson March 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    FIFA

  • Reply Kristyn Harris March 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Its got to be Super Mario Bros

  • Reply James Travis March 12, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    FIFA, I buy it every year on release without fail

  • Reply Laura Burton March 12, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Street Fighter 2 – a classic

  • Reply Gemma Holland March 12, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I love Super Mario Bros.

  • Reply Sonny March 12, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Inside – great puzzler!

  • Reply Rebecca Morris March 13, 2019 at 6:18 am

    My favourite game is WWE with my son

  • Reply Cindy S March 13, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing as I can play it with my son.

  • Reply kimberley ryan March 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    my favourite is World of Warcraft

  • Reply Kathryn Davies March 13, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Super Mario Bros

  • Reply Emma Walton March 13, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Sonic the Hedgehog, Prince of Persia and Simon the Sorcerer

  • Reply Hazel Rea March 13, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    My favourite video game of all time is Alex Kidd in Miracle World. It was the first game I played with my son and we didn’t have a clue how to play it but we had a great time together learning.

  • Reply MIKE March 13, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Call of Duty

  • Reply Lee March 13, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    My favourite game is Mario Karts.

  • Reply Sally C March 13, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Crash Bandicoot

  • Reply Gwen B March 13, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    I love The Sims.

  • Reply Adam March 13, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Assassins Creed

  • Reply Carl March 13, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Fifa 19

  • Reply samantha bennett March 14, 2019 at 1:24 am

    got to be burnout smashing up cars its been my all time fave

  • Reply Samantha March 14, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Finished Red Dead Redemption 2 recently, that was cool, though didn’t like it once it swapped character!

    Currently playing Pillars of Eternity and Stellaris – enjoying both.

  • Reply Sandra Jo Siddall March 14, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I love playing GTA V – Love driving games!!

  • Reply Jane H Shaw March 15, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I love sonic the hedgehog thanks

  • Reply Debbie Jayne Davies March 15, 2019 at 10:31 am

    I have always loved super mario i used to play it with my children 30 years ago and now i play it with my grandchildren.

  • Reply Emma Howard March 15, 2019 at 11:11 am

    I used the love The Sims, but my kids are Fortnite mad!

  • Reply Elizabeth Smith March 15, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    minecraft is unrivalled in my eyes

  • Reply Sarah Hutt March 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    crash bandicoot is my favourite game

  • Reply Lorna Lyons March 16, 2019 at 8:05 am

    I love sonic

  • Reply Caroline March 16, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I love Mario games especially Mario Kart!

  • Reply Mike P March 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Call of Duty

  • Reply Melanie Pennie March 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Love ‘Resident Evil’ games !

  • Reply Janine Phillips March 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    My fave is Crash Bandicoot

  • Reply Marie Rungapadiachy March 16, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I love Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I prefer games with adventure in them.

  • Reply Simon Tinsley March 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    It has to be the original, the best: Outrun

  • Reply Rebecca Phillips March 16, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Spyro!

  • Reply Rennene Hartland March 17, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Mine is Mario Cart

  • Reply Solange March 17, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Mario Kart

  • Reply Trevor Linvell March 17, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Star Wars battlefront

  • Reply Jamie Edwards March 17, 2019 at 6:32 am

    The legend of Zelda for me! Hubby and I are mainly PC gamers now and my eldest has just started getting interested 🙂

  • Reply richard field March 17, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Fifa 18

  • Reply Ray Becker March 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

    COH

  • Reply Geoff Hibbert March 17, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Uncharted

  • Reply Derek Wilson March 17, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Used to be Sonic The Hedgehog when I was younger. No idea if it’s still available!

  • Reply Phil Boyle March 17, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Crash Bandicoot.

  • Reply vera Bahounkova March 17, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Resident Evil 4

  • Reply claire griffiths March 17, 2019 at 10:48 am

    mario kart

  • Reply Stevey H March 17, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Thta would be Assassins Creed!

  • Reply Collette Mackey March 17, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Any Nintendo game and watch from 1980-1991

  • Reply jo liddement March 17, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I like the Lego games and Star Wars Battlefront is also enjoyable.

  • Reply gemma middleton March 17, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I love Mario-Kart, still to this day it is my favourite.

  • Reply Rebecca Lovell March 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Minecraft

  • Reply Caroline Shepherd March 17, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    My favourite is Legend of Zelda.

  • Reply Laura C March 17, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Call of Duty

  • Reply Philip O'Neill March 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Resident Evil 2

  • Reply Jessica Powell March 17, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    My all time favourites are FFVII and Shenmue… both have kept me in remake hell for years, lol.

  • Reply Laura pugh March 17, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    super Mario galaxy for the wii

  • Reply Sheri Darby March 17, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Call Of Duty

  • Reply Ruth Carson-Byrne March 17, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Tomb Raider

  • Reply Sheila Reeves (CakeReev) March 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I’m a huge Mario fan, love Mario Kart, Mario Galaxy

  • Reply Heli L March 17, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I love the good old-fashioned Crash Bandicoot. My kids LOVE Fortnite.

  • Reply Ali Duke March 17, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I love Mario Kart as it is something the family can play together.

  • Reply Angela L Paull March 17, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I love Crash Bandicoot but my son is all about Minecraft!

  • Reply Ann Marie Gould March 17, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    my favourite game is the Sims or Mario Kart

  • Reply Nikki Phipps March 17, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Oh I do love Mario Kart!
    Thank you for running such an awesome giveaway xx

  • Reply Simon Collinge March 18, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Mario Kart

  • Reply michelle o'neill March 18, 2019 at 6:34 am

    my hubby and me love to play Mario Party

  • Reply Abby may March 18, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I love mario. My daughter is 7 and desperately wants a games console but I’ve been holding back as I have seen such negative things in the news. However your article has some great points and I will definitely consider saving for one now. Xx

  • Reply Corinne Wright March 18, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Mario Kart has to be my favourite game!

  • Reply Charlotte Cauldwell March 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Mario kart

  • Reply KENNETH JACKSON March 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Tomb Raider games

  • Reply paul jackson March 18, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Echo the Dolphin

  • Reply sue mcdermott March 18, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Mario Kart

  • Reply TRUDEE HARTLEY March 18, 2019 at 9:41 am

    FIFA as a family of football fans we love Football Games

  • Reply Stef Acaster March 18, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Super Mario

  • Reply jackie curran March 18, 2019 at 10:16 am

    mario kart

  • Reply Sandra Fortune March 18, 2019 at 10:45 am

    All the Super Mario games

  • Reply Sarah Morris March 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Crash bandicoot

  • Reply LEE HARDY March 18, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Tomb Raider games

  • Reply Dawn Underwood March 18, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Any Tomb Raider game

  • Reply tricia bingham March 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Super Mario

  • Reply Claire Lacey March 18, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Fortnite seems to be the game of choice in our house at the moment.

  • Reply Lynn Neal March 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Mario Kart

  • Reply Stacey Craig March 18, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Rayman

  • Reply John Williams March 18, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Elite

  • Reply Roz Walker-Smith March 18, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Mine craft

  • Reply Naomi Williams March 18, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    My favourite game is Tomb Raider – good action and strategy combined

  • Reply Duncan Campbell March 18, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Plants vs Zombies – Tower Defence gaming at its finest, the standard bearer of the genre, truly unbeatable amongst its peers!

  • Reply Jen Harper March 18, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Tekken 3

  • Reply Caron Twyman March 18, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I quite like Bully. My kids like Minecraft.

  • Reply Jennifer Rhymer March 18, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    All the Crash Bandicoot games including CTR

  • Reply Kim Neville March 18, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I like Super Mario

  • Reply CAROL PATRICK March 18, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    We love playing Super Mario Bros, great fun is always guaranteed. It would be a lovely treat to win.

  • Reply Victoria Prince March 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Any of the Pokemon games! I couldn’t pick one clear favourite – not least as most of them are very similar game play

  • Reply Darren Bourne March 18, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    We love Roadblocks.

  • Reply Claire Nelson March 18, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I always loved the Legend of Zelda

  • Reply Jillanne David March 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Mario Kart is fun for everyone no matter their skill level

  • Reply Carol Phile March 18, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    My favourite ever is Starship Titanic

  • Reply becci cleary March 18, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Yoshi’s Island on the SNES

  • Reply Teresa sheldon March 18, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    My favourite game has to be tomb raider while William loves any thing game with super Mario bros in

  • Reply Tom York March 18, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Gran turismo

  • Reply Adrian Bold March 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    My favourite game is GTA V

  • Reply Sarah Gray March 18, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    I love the Lego games. 🙂

  • Reply Lydia Houghton March 18, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Zelda

  • Reply Philip Stone March 18, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    GTA 5

  • Reply Peter Cusack March 19, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Cuckie Egg 😀

  • Reply Tammy Neal March 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Mario kart

  • Reply jules Eley March 21, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Sonic The Hedgehog

  • Reply sharon catterall March 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    my fav game is resident evil

  • Reply Jodie Cook March 22, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I love the uncharted series, so much fun and I enjoy the puzzles.

  • Reply Emily Seldon March 23, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Sims

  • Reply Alix Boswell March 24, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    The Sims

  • Reply Claire Woods March 24, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Tetris

  • Reply David John Taylor March 25, 2019 at 3:53 am

    My favourite game is Super Mario Galaxy.

  • Reply Sarah Hughes March 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    My favourite video game has to be Spyro, I loved it as a child and still do now.

  • Reply Jemma Dwyer March 28, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    far cry 3

  • Reply Sarah Blackwell-Hughes March 29, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    The Sims

  • Reply Xoseal March 29, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Deus Ex

  • Reply Christopher Michael March 31, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Sonic The Hedgehog

  • Reply Xisco March 31, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Reply betsy ferguson April 1, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    fortnite is very popular with my grandkids at the moment – but, i still enjoy dr roboniks bean machine – to me, it is addictive x

  • Reply Victoria Easton April 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Super Mario Bros, this is why I would love a new game system!

  • Reply Emma Bradshaw April 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I don’t play them but my children love Minecraft!

  • Reply Jessica Barber April 1, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I love Ratchet and Clank!

  • Reply Susan Smith April 1, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Mario Kart

  • Reply Ines Aveiro April 2, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Assassin’s Creed

  • Reply Carly Belsey April 2, 2019 at 4:59 am

    It has always been Super Mario Bros – I used to play this as a child and still love it now on my son’s Nintendo DS lol. I also love Mario Kart

  • Reply Samantha Buntain April 2, 2019 at 5:02 am

    My favourite game is Super Mario 64 I loved it as a child and still love it x

  • Reply A S,Edinburgh April 2, 2019 at 8:39 am

    My favourite is Sonic the Hedgehog, probably for nostalgic reasons as much as anything!

  • Reply Gaynor Vincent April 2, 2019 at 8:46 am

    We really enjoyed the Mario OLympics game

  • Reply Clare Davies April 2, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Mario for n64 was my fav growing up.. my son loves a retro game so plays this with me still.. Mario odyssey was fab for the switch
    I used to love spyro and that has had a new reboot too!
    But my son has recently played red dead redemption and I got rather emotionally invested in that too!! Haha x

  • Reply michelle henderson April 2, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    The classic PAC MAN

  • Reply Sarah Watton April 2, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I was always a Mario Kart addict!

  • Reply Emma Gwinnell April 2, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Lego Harry Potter!

  • Reply Anna Campbell April 2, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    fave game is tomb raider

  • Reply Sam Parkes April 2, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I love playing Spyro, my daughters favourite tho is Fortnite.

  • Reply Gareth Owens April 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Minecraft

  • Reply Sylvia Paul April 2, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Lego Harry Potter

  • Reply Ellen Stafford April 2, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Shenmue which was on the Dreamcast!

  • Reply Roisin M April 3, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Tomb Raider

  • Reply Sarah Ann Roberts April 3, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Definitely Mario Kart l can play that for hours! I drive the kids mad lol

  • Reply sarah grainger April 3, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Its a bit of an old classic pc video game called Monkey Island… I used to love it x

  • Reply joanne casey April 3, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Mario Kart

  • Reply Caroline Blaza April 3, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I have always liked the Tomb Raider games. Love pretending to be Lara Croft!

  • Reply Thomas Perry April 3, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Kingdom Hearts is my fave

  • Reply Emma Hussain April 3, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Tomb raider

  • Reply Rachell Lynch April 3, 2019 at 8:16 am

    My favourite game is super Mario

  • Reply Paul Ballantine April 3, 2019 at 8:50 am

    My favourite was Donkey Kong

  • Reply Tracy Hanley April 3, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Ratchet and clank

  • Reply Alice Colling April 3, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Grand theft auto

  • Reply Suzanne Jackson April 3, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Knights of the Old Republic

  • Reply tammi nutting April 3, 2019 at 11:05 am

    crash bandicoot

  • Reply Jodi hill April 3, 2019 at 11:11 am

    My favourite video game of all time definitely has to be Alex Kidd in miracle world, so many memories of playing it with my little sister when we were younger, we recently downloaded it on my sons wii u & he loves it too…. never actually completed it though lol

  • Reply paula cheadle April 3, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Super Mario Bros

  • Reply Barry April 3, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Fallout

  • Reply Jeanette Leighton April 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I really enjoyed Mario kart with my children

  • Reply Denise Walton April 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Sonic the hedgehog is my favourite

  • Reply Harry Truss April 3, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Reply Julie Edwards April 3, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Ratchet and Clank is a huge family favourite in our house

  • Reply Danielle Graves April 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I love Crash Bandicoot although the remastered version is harder than I remember the original ever being

  • Reply Jacqueline Roberts April 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Love a game of Fifa with my boys

  • Reply Leanne Perrett April 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    i love world of warcraft and assasins creed

  • Reply laura pyper April 3, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Super Mario bros

  • Reply Gemma Clark April 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Retro games like mario or sonic

  • Reply Richard Saunders April 3, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    plants vs zombies, the original one. I still love playing it from time time – best learning curve on a game i’ve played and a great sense of humour

  • Reply Janine H April 3, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    The Sims. A game I’ve always loved to play

  • Reply Pauline Burroughs April 3, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I haven’t played any for a while but I used to love playing Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Reply Kellie Collister April 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Muppets Party Cruise

  • Reply Grace April 3, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    The sims

  • Reply Nicola Tait April 3, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Mario Kart

  • Reply Nikki Easton April 3, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Crash bandicoot is my favourite. Hours of fun.

  • Reply Jade P April 3, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Mario Kart!

  • Reply Stephanie Crimes April 3, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    My favourite game is a real oldie! Golden Ax Warrior!!

  • Reply Sarah Robinson April 3, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Mario kart

  • Reply Pia S April 3, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I love playing Lego Dimensions with my 3 kids x

  • Reply Amy Stevens April 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I love Mario Kart ♥️

  • Reply Anna Brown April 3, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Super Mario Bros

  • Reply Kate m jones April 3, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Crash bandicoot has always been my favourite game!

  • Reply Kate Davies April 3, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Borderlands

  • Reply Scott Fallon April 3, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    My favourite is Sonic the hedgehog

  • Reply Sian Buckingham April 3, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Oh, it’s too hard to choose just one! I loved Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon when I was little, so happy to see the remakes! Same with the Resident Evils! Fingers crossed for more amazing remakes coming our way!

  • Reply Dean T April 3, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Fave game , there are many it changes but has to be Lemmings as an all time fave

  • Reply Laura Findlay April 3, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Minecraft x

  • Reply Margaret Dixon April 3, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Jak and Daxter

  • Reply SUNITA VERMA April 3, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Oh its most definitely fortnite in my household…i do love it 🙂

  • Reply Oksana Fitzgerald April 3, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I love Minecraft

  • Reply Deborah Clarke April 3, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    My favourite of all time has to be Street Fighter! I loved that back in the day .

  • Reply Keeley Shaw April 3, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Spyro the Dragon

  • Reply joanne cox April 3, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Minecraft

  • Reply Sarah Addey April 3, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Super Mario

  • Reply Abbie Webb April 3, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I used to enjoy Rayman

  • Reply Sabrina Baldock April 3, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Forza Horizon 4

  • Reply Robyn Clarke April 3, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Minecraft, I love how creative it is

  • Reply Emma Fox April 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Mario kart is my favourite game

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