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Good games for an 8 year old relatively new to games?

#1Red_JesterPosted 10/27/2011 7:38:38 PM(edited)
He can't figure out FPS games just yet, so I'm looking for something a little easier to get into. Violence isn't really an issue.

So far, I've come up with:

Any LEGO game, Toy Story 3, Marvel: UA (Maybe) and Sonic All Stars Racing.

Oh, and I'll be sure to bring up Kinect with his family, but I don't know if they'll have the money to drop on that.
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#2Hucast9Posted 10/27/2011 7:42:36 PM
Maybe Blue Dragon on normal difficulty.
#3ninja rabbitPosted 10/27/2011 7:42:50 PM
TMNT: generous checkpoints, fairly straightforward, and unlimited lives

Sonic's Sega Genesis Collection: lots of games that are fairly simple to get into like the Sonic games
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#4electrolyzerPosted 10/27/2011 7:45:51 PM(edited)
Violence isn't an issue? Okay, cool.

Grand Theft Auto IV
Gears of War Trilogy
Mortal Kombat
Kane and Lynch 2
Dead Rising
Viva Pinata


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#5Hucast9Posted 10/27/2011 7:45:35 PM
Project Gotham Racing 4 should be simple. Best racer i've played this gen too. Only $10 brand new.
#6Frisco557Posted 10/27/2011 7:55:50 PM
Hucast9 posted...
Project Gotham Racing 4 should be simple. Best racer i've played this gen too. Only $10 brand new.

This. It's very easy to pick up and play, but isn't ridiculously dull and lacking in content like most kiddy racers like Mario Kart.
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#7PrealienkingPosted 10/27/2011 8:00:16 PM
The Orange Box and Portal 2

Six very fun games.
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#8DarkStar643Posted 10/27/2011 8:04:49 PM
start them out on snes games then work your way up.
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#9sonicteam2k1Posted 10/27/2011 8:10:36 PM
Virtua Fighter 5

Ninja Gaiden II

Dark Souls
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#10xReturnerxPosted 10/27/2011 8:19:18 PM
DarkVandal posted...
He can't figure out FPS games just yet, so I'm looking for something a little easier to get into. Violence isn't really an issue.

So far, I've come up with:

Any LEGO game, Toy Story 3, Marvel: UA (Maybe) and Sonic All Stars Racing.

Oh, and I'll be sure to bring up Kinect with his family, but I don't know if they'll have the money to drop on that.


I think the LEGO games are really great for kids, there easy, fun and there is no fail state. Also they are co-op so any parent or sibling can play with them.
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