Enjoy family gaming with these 10 Best Xbox 360 Family Games! These game picks are very enjoyable and you will not feel guilty for ignoring the kids! The majority of these great games can be purchased at budget prices, and each will provide hours of family fun.
Just do not get mad when your ego is bruised because you got powned by your 6 year old in Sega Superstars Tennis or Viva Pinata. . . You have been warned!
- Lego Rock Band : Now the entire family can enjoy the road to rock stardom! Contains some old favorites as well as some current hits, this game has tunes the whole family will love. Feature's Rock n 'Roll challenges such as: Defeating a giant robot, destroying a skyscraper, or storm summoning; all using the power of rock! Also features customization for your whole band. Climb the ladder to success by approaching better equipment, vehicles, and furniture for the rock bands hangout. Has an easier skill level for the youngsters. * Note-This game requires a guitar peripheral
- Viva Pinata : Create a living garden! Influence and control the environment in order to create your own unique pet paradise! The contents you choose to create your world's environment will determine which pinata species will be attracted to live there; as each has there own special requirements. Plant tree's and plants, use ornaments, and build structures in order to create the prefect pinata paradise. You will need to bond with and understand each unique personality type in order for them to live in and thrive in your community. Excellent choice for a night of family gaming! Rated: Everyone
- Lego Indiana Jones + Kung Fu Panda (2 Game Set): Kung Fu Panda -Master the unique kung fu fighting styles and abilities of Po, Shifu, and the "Furious Five". Level up in order to collect achievements and upgrades with special moves. Earn upgrades to build Po's agility, speed, and strength. Lot's of fun for sure! Lego Indiana Jones -The adventure of the Indiana Jones films with the fun of Lego's. You can relive moments from the movies such as escaping from the snake pit! Unlock familiar favorite characters and create new one's with all unique features. Use Indy's whip to activate levers, attack, swing across chasms, and more. Play with friends or family members to battle enemies and escape from sticky situations.
- Microsoft Children's Miracle Network Games Bundle (includes 3 games!): Viva Pinata Party Animals , Sonic The Hedgehog , and Shrek The Third . An incredible value, TON'S of fun for the kid's and family alike, great for parties too. Very popular games, especially for ages 3-10. Each game is individually packed, so they make great stocking stuffers! And 100% of Microsoft's net proceeds from this Family Games pack go to support local children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
- Sega Superstars Tennis : Features 16 of Sega's most popular characters such as Nights, Sonic, Ai Ai, and more! Hours of family gaming fun with (up to) 4 player multiplayer games, tournaments, and even unlockable special events. My kids and I love playing this game together on family gaming night, and so will yours! Notable kids favorites are such things as each playable character has a special "superstar ability" which unlocks temporarily to give a winning edge and guaranteed laughs. Also there are a choice of 10 different courts to play on, such as: Sonic's lush Green Hill Zone, Ulala's Space Channel 5 world, carnival, House of the Dead: Mansion, and others. There are even 4 tournament modes for unlocking extra bonus content. Also of note: The soundtrack consists of classical Sega songs reproduced in full Dolby Digital 5. 1, and my daughters LOVE the music! This game is sure to bring your family hours of racket smashing fun!
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 : Experience your favorite Harry Potter movie moments through the video game! Explore classic movie settings including Hogwartscastle, Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade. LEGO Hogwarts castle is an incredible, 3-D environment and the most detailed LEGO game location ever created. Be a wizard and play as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger or any one of over 100 possible character options. Learn magic by attaching magic classes, learning to cast spells, mixing potions, flying around on broomsticks, and completing special tasks to earn points. Even features multiplayer co-op, so your team can play through Harry's first 4 years at Hogwart's together both online and off.
- Cars -Pretty simple, and simply FUN! All the same voice players from the movie are featured in the game. Rip roaring racing fun playing as your favorite Cars character while helping Lightning McQueen capture the cherished Piston Cup Championship! Have fun racing through and teasing up the town of Radiator Springs for hours on end. Probably more for the 4-10 year old crowd, I had fun helping the kids play this so we could see the cut scenes.
- Lego Indiana Jones 2-The Adventure Continues : Features the wit and non-stop action of Indiana Jones mixed with the fun and creativeness of Lego's! This second installation follows the escapades of Dr. Jones' from the jungles of South America to the Peruvian Ruins and beyond. This game provides a truly amazing and unique gaming experience as it not only allows the player to create their own custom levels, but it allows players to combine these levels with those already part of the game, a TRULY CUSTOMIZED gaming experience like no other! Provided new Kingdom of the Crystal Skull playable characters such as Mutt Williams, and use special abilities such as Oxley's Crystal Skull Power. All new levels with all new vehicles, such as planes, boats and mine carts! Even Indie's whip has new powers, such as grabbing the bad guys and throwing them over his shoulder. It is even helpful for solving puzzles as well! 2 player co-op encourages parents to experience the fun as well.
- SpongeBob's Truth or Square : A funny game about (what else?) The laughable hijinks that occur when Spongebob loses Mr Krabs top secret Krabby Patty recipe! In a fit of desperation from losing the formula, Spongebob joins force with Plankton to fight to retrieve the formula, although Plankton wants the formula for himself. Together they utilize Plankton's memory machine to jog Spongebob's memory and hopefully find the secret Krabby Patty formula in time for the Krusty Krab's Eleventh Seventh anniversary. Levels are based upon different episodes from the cartoon. Great looking all new levels, excellent multiplayer game play, and wonderfully skill level levels make this game a winner for the whole family!
- LEGO Batman : Fight on the side of good as Batman or Robin; or evil as Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze or one of 8 other super villians. Will you fight to save Gotham City or to destroy it? The choice is yours! The villains have escaped Arkham Asylum. Fight your way across rooftops and through sewers with new moves, special superhero power-suits (the magnetic suit was my kids favorite), and unique weapons for each playable character. Build your own Lego versions of the Batmobile, Batboat, and even the Batwing. Designed for standard two player drop-in / out cooperative play, the game feature's 18 different levels through 3 different story arcs. You and your kids are sure to want to play this game together again and again, as you will have a blast like we did!
I really hope you and your family have as much fun with your family gaming as we have playing these great games. we have played 7 of these titles together and the other 3 picks (# 1, 4, and 6) have been added because of recommendations by personal friends and / or family members who have actually played them.