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As most of you know by now, I am a huge gamer. I love every aspect of it. I enjoy buckling down, putting on some headphones, and taking some “mommy time” to immerse myself in another world. I also enjoy getting the whole family together and playing fun and lighthearted video games. We own a Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PS4 – so clearly we love a wide variety of games. Ubisoft has been one of my favorite gaming companies for quite some time now. No matter what type of gamer you are (hardcore, fun loving, family, or single player), you can never go wrong with an Ubisoft game! Here are a few that I recommend – and be sure to watch for future FanGirl Friday posts where I will get in to more detailed reviews of my favorites.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
I have been a big fan of the Assassin’s Creed games since they came out. They are one of my favorite types of games. I have yet to open this one up and play it, but I plan to take many of my husband’s holiday vacation days, and spend them playing this game while he watches the girls – don’t judge! It is one of that games that you just can’t put down and I am preparing for that.
Game Synopsis: London, 1868. The Industrial Revolution unleashes an incredible age of invention, transforming the lives of millions with technologies once thought impossible. Opportunities created during this period have people rushing to London to engage in this new world, a world no longer controlled by kings, emperors, politicians, or religion, but by a new common denominator: money. Not everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of this boom, however. Despite fueling the engine of the British Empire, workers’ lives are little more than legalized slavery while the top few percent profit from their labor. Living poor and dying young, the lower class unite in protest as a new kind of family, gangs, who turn to a life in the underworld in their struggle to survive. A struggle, until watchful Assassins come to their side and re-ignite an age-old conflict involving London’s leaders that will echo throughout modern history, from the underground up. Purchase here. Available for PS4 and Xbox One.
Rainbow 6 Siege
My husband has been waiting for this game since he heard it was coming out. He loves the Rainbow 6 series. Seriously, he will be MIA for days when a new one comes out. I really enjoy playing this series as well. It is a lot of fun for older gamers (not young kids) and one of my favorite “shooter” type games. I love all of the options you have in this game, and as I play it more, I will be sure to get a fuller review up for you! But for now, I highly recommend it!
Game Synopsis: Rainbow Six Siege is an intense, new approach to the first-person shooter experience. Choose from a variety of unique Counter-Terrorist Operators and master their abilities as you lead your team through tense, thrilling, and destructive team-based combat. Purchase here. Available for PS4 and Xbox One.
Just Dance 2016
My girls love to dance so of course, I was really interested in getting this game for them. I figured it was one that they would be able to play by themselves, for the most part, and be really proud of themselves for it. I was shocked by how much fun they have playing this game! They would dance for hours and hours if I let them! As a mom, I am pleased with the song choices as well, so that my young girls can enjoy playing!
Game Synopsis: Introducing Just Dance® 2016 – the newest game from the top-selling franchise – with a brand-new way to play! All you need is your smartphone and the Just Dance Controller App to play Just Dance 2016 on a next-gen console, no extra accessories needed. Bust a move to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars and feel the beat in “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor – Just Dance 2016 features an amazing tracklist with visuals that are more creative and breathtaking than ever before. Join over 100MM players and dance to your favorite songs – available now! Purchase here. Available for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4.
Just Dance Disney Party 2
As I said above, my girls love to dance. They have been taking dance for the past two years and I strongly feel it is something they will continue to do for many years. They are always dancing around the house. And they love Disney, of course (you probably know what a big Disney family we are if you read my blog regularly), so this was a huge hit for them! They have already spent hours dancing along to their favorite songs. My 3 year old is starting to get the hang of it, but I was super impressed by my 4 year old! She has moves!
Game Synopsis: Just Dance and Disney are back together, bringing the greatest dance game for the whole family with music from the hottest Disney Channel shows, in Just Dance: Disney Party 2! Dance like the stars from the most popular Disney Channel shows and movies. With a great selection of family favorite songs, fun dances, and kid-friendly gameplay, children of all ages can dance along with family and friends. Purchase here. Available for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4.
Hasbro Family Fun Pack
I love having friends and family over to play games. This is one game that is so much fun – for just the 4 of us – and for when friends come over. We have game nights a lot and we usually pull out the board games, but now we don’t have to! I know that several of my friends who have come over and played this game now plan to get it for themselves. There is nothing like these fun Hasbro games – and getting to play them up on the TV makes it that much more entertaining – plus, no one can cheat (which my 4 year old is very good at doing)!
Game Synopsis: Hasbro Family Fun Pack is a brand-new compilation of endless fun. Family game nights have been reinvented, providing hours of entertainment with four classic titles. With modern twists and exciting new ways to play, your favorite Hasbro games have never been more enjoyable! Games included are: Monopoly Plus, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, and Scrabble. Purchase here. Available for PS4 and Xbox One.
Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets
My family LOVES the show Gravity Falls. It is a show that my daughters get engaged in – and it keeps my husband and I interested because it is an AMAZING story line. We were sad to hear earlier this month that Gravity Falls is indeed, coming to an end. But at least now we can keep it alive with this game. The Nintendo 3DS is a system that my girls enjoy playing with, and they are really good at it. So of course, they wanted to try this game out as soon as they saw it. My husband has been itching for it as well, so he was thrilled to see it arrive. We have spent several nights on the couch, huddled around our 3DS as we play this game. It is great for anyone who is a fan of the show, and honestly, I think even if you know nothing about it!
Game Synopsis: Only YOU can solve the mystery of Gravity Falls, exclusively on Nintendo 3DS! A crisis has engulfed the Gnome kingdom! Playing as Mabel and Dipper, you must help Jeff the gnome retrieve the ancient Gnome Gemulets to restore the forest’s magic! Equipped with enchanted gnome weapons, fight off strange new creatures, defeat monstrous bosses, and solve puzzles in new and mysterious areas of Gravity Falls. Meet characters like Soos, Grunkle Stan, Old Man McGucket, and others along the way in this fun action-packed game for all ages. Purchase here. Available for Nintendo 3Ds.
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