It’s all in the game

Dec 9 • Featured, Uncategorized • 903 Views • 3 Comments on It’s all in the game

As kids get bigger, you find that computer games start to feature heavily on their Christmas lists. And that's fine by me. It's not just they keep them entertained while the grown-ups sit through the festive helpings of EastEnders and Corrie . Or that they're great for hand/eye co ordination and problem solving. But they're also incredibly easy to wrap!

So I asked Ben, six and Harriet, 13 to choose their favourite games from the selection on offer this Christmas. Here they are:

Disney Pixar's Up, available on DS and Wii. Suitable for 3 plus. 'I loved the film and the game is really good too, but I had to get my sister to help me with some of it.' Ben


World of Zoo, available on DS, Wii and PC. Suitable for 3 plus. 'This game gives you the chance to get up close to adorable animals and take care of them all day long. Me and my little brother played on it for ages, washing, feeding and grooming our zoo animals.' Harriet

SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth Or Square, available on Wii, NDS, PSP and XBox. Suitable for 3 plus. 'Spongebob is my favourite TV character, and I think the game is really funny.' Ben


The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack, available on PC/Mac. Suitable for 12 plus. 'This is a fantastic extension to the Sims 3 game, bacause you are given the oppurtunity to take your Sims families on holiday, to places like Egypt, France and China, whilst there you can do lots of fun missions, like exploring tombs, summoning mummies and hunting for treasure.' Harriet

Lego Indiana Jones 2, available on XBox 360, NDS, Wii, PS3. Suitable for 7 plus. 'This is brilliant – you can build your own levels and share them with your friends and there's lots of exciting action sequences. I haven't seen all the films but it doesn't matter.' Harriet

All the games are available from play.com, and if you shop at any KidStart retailer today, you could win a £100 Play voucher!

written by Liz Jarvis

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3 Responses to It’s all in the game

  1. Rosie Scribble says:

    I have just bought UP for the DS Lite my daughter is getting for Christmas. Very pleased to see it listed here!

  2. Sam says:

    I’ve just bought Indiana 2 on DS for my son for Christmas – he has the original on playstation and DS and absolutely loves it.

  3. Sarah says:

    All in the game….? True dat.

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