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#1 WCMC13

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:08 PM

Hey everyone - just wondering if any of you parents out there had any recommendations for xbox games I could play with my 5 year old daughter?

 

She's got little hands so having a steering wheel has been handy as she loves just driving from point A to B in Forza 2 & 3 following the GPS line. She's been giving Trials Fusion a go to but that has led to her getting a bit too frustrated.

Fruit ninja is the other one she loves and we have Kinect Sports but she hasn't got so into that. 

 

Pretty open to suggestions! Been thinking about minecraft but not sure if that's a bit too open ended / complex? Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 YobboNZ

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:11 PM

Goat simulator. All my kids, 3,7 and 11 all love playing that.
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#3 mvon007

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:20 PM

So it is good for prime number ages? Should work perfectly lol :D
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#4 WCMC13

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:23 PM

haha - nice spotting mvon! 

Cheers - Yobbo, I'll give that a go - downloaded it when it was GWG awhile back but I couldn't stand it for more than 10 mins haha


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:12 AM

Minecraft? I want to see if my 5YO sister can learn how to play it.

She wanted to play Tomb Raider the other day and insisted, I kicked her out of the room in a very nice way after letting her run around with Lara for a few minutes.

Will follow this thread.
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#6 Moeggo

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 11:22 AM

Start her on some BF1 so she can squad up with us!


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

One suggestion though, setup another account and hope they aren't smart enough to switch it to the other to access your games.
My 7 year old decided to play the Southpark game during the school holidays.
Luckily, she realised the error of her ways quickly.
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#8 Moeggo

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:23 PM

You can setup underage profile/GT for kids. However I found out the hard way that they are restricted to games up to PG (from memory)? And there is no way to unlock it so they can play higher rated games until they have their 15/16th birthday. My sons brought Star Wars Battlefront and it was an no go because of this.

 

In the end I had to setup an new GT for them but sticking in my birthday instead of theirs. Then made custom settings for the account so they couldn't add random people to their friends list and everything had to be checked by my wife or myself.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

My 3 year old enjoyed Yooka Laylee and Slime Rancher despite both being far too complex for his tiny hands.
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#10 WCMC13

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:43 PM

Start her on some BF1 so she can squad up with us!


Haha I thinks she's already a little too competitive!
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:37 PM

I've been playing the lego games with our 6yo. Almost finished Star Wars still have pirate of the Cantabrians thanks to gwg.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:54 PM

Grand Theft Auto 5, then she can join the other thousands of under 18 'kids' in the game. ;)

 

I second Minecraft though. If she's creative it will be a great game.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

My 7 year old daughter enjoys Garden Warfare 2, every now and then. There are 'girl' characters which she loves. Isn't very good solo, however tries, and she enjoys playing it with me, which I consider a win. She also enjoys Beach Buggy Racing sometimes... I have to give her at least half a lap head start, but we enjoy the time together. Minecraft is another favourite as well.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:14 PM

You can setup underage profile/GT for kids. However I found out the hard way that they are restricted to games up to PG (from memory)? And there is no way to unlock it so they can play higher rated games until they have their 15/16th birthday. My sons brought Star Wars Battlefront and it was an no go because of this.

In the end I had to setup an new GT for them but sticking in my birthday instead of theirs. Then made custom settings for the account so they couldn't add random people to their friends list and everything had to be checked by my wife or myself.


I have children accounts for my kids and have linked them to myself as parent. Allows me to restrict higher rates games if I choose or allow them to play once or always as I deem appropriate. You may want to check their family settings as I have been able to allow them to play games like battlefront. Once they age out at 18, they can be be separated out so not restricted by family settings.
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#15 ChieftaiNZ

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

LEGO Games.

 

The answer is always LEGO games.

 

LEGO games are awesome for everyone.


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#16 WCMC13

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions! Will probably take a look at minecraft and some of the lego games. 


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:42 AM

Definitely the Lego Star wars games, pretty awesome for any age tbh 


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#18 WCMC13

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:36 AM

I've been trying to get her into Star Wars but she just refuses. We were in the warehouse the other week and she wanted to me to buy her some Lego. She was asking for a $50-60 Friends ones. She telling me how much she loves Lego. I told her not today but then I walked past a $300 Millennium Falcon and said "Well if you really want some Lego today I'll buy this one" and got a very quick "No thanks Dad" back. Dunno what I would have done if she called my bluff...


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#19 sassydot

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:46 AM

I've not played them, but maybe also check out the keflings games, viva pinata (backwards compatible) and zoo tycoon


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

Perhaps some of the titles in the Rare Replay Collection? I haven't played most of them but they seem pretty kid-friendly.


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