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The Family Gamer Awards FGA suggests ideal games for different family age-groups: Infants, Juniors, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors.

These awards complement PEGI's age-appropriate ratings by suggesting games each age group will enjoy. Rather than warning families about which games are inappropriate, we suggest which games each age group will get the most out of.

The games awarded for infants for example, not only contain appropriate content for 3 year olds but are also easy enough for them to play and enjoy.

Games for Teens (12 to 15 yrs)
The best games for secondary, high-school, teenagers, adolescent kids and young-adults aged from 12 to 17 years old. These games provide thrilling experiences that major on brash, loud protagonists and aim to connect with the teens in our families.

Rocksmith
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Rocksmith: Takes the guitar based gaming to a new level. You use a real guitar to play the game and learn real chords and notes as you go. The perfect balance of play and creativity.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2012
- Platform: 360 PS3 version(s)

Gravity Rush
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Gravity Rush: An innovative platform game for PS Vita where you get around by changing the in-game world's gravity. With a console game feel and excellent use of the PS Vita's dual stick controls this feels like a real step up for portable gaming.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2012
- Platform: Vita version(s)

Lego Lord of the Rings
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Lego Lord of the Rings: Lego Lord of the Rings offers a massive exploreable middle earth alongside the usual linear levels. A step towards the upcoming GTA style Lego City Undercover that ticks all the role play boxes of the books and films. Perfect for Teen Tolkien (or Lego) fans.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Autumn 2012
- Platform: 3DS Wii Vita DS 360 PS3 version(s)

F1 Race Stars
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F1 Race Stars: A cross between real F1 and kart racing not a million miles away from Blur. Fully licensed racers in caricature form keep the focus on cornering and braking rather than power-ups and battling. Although it is PEGI 3+ it is really one for the slightly older and more competitive racer.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2012
- Platform: 360 PS3 version(s)

Paper Mario Sticker Star
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Paper Mario Sticker Star: Although it may seem like just another Mario game on the 3DS, this role-play meets platforming Mario is the perfect mix of storytelling and action. Players work through a paper craft world collecting stickers and attacking enemies. Perfect for family gamers young and old, ideal for teens.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2012
- Platform: 3DS version(s)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars: Well balanced strategy from the creator of Laser Squad and XCOM/UFO. This is the most fully featured 3DS launch game (along with Super Street Fighter IV) and it oozes quality. Perfect for whiling away between lectures.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2011
- Platform: 3DS version(s)

The Gunstringer
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The Gunstringer: A game that really plays to Kinect's theatrics. Control a marionette with one hand and shoot with the other, this game turns the living room into a stage. The quality and creativity more than make up for the slightly short play time. A great play with mates game.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2011
- Platform: Kinect 360 version(s)

Child of Eden
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Child of Eden: The combination of music movement and shooting creates an experience perfect for teen and student players. Whether on the more recent PS3 Move release or breakthrough 360 Kinect version, Child of Eden is a rare combination of motion controls and hardcore gameplay.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2011
- Platform: 360 Kinect PS3 Move version(s)

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics
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Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics: Teens shouldn't overlook the cartoony look as this addition to the Mario and Sonic sports games not only builds on previous outings but adds some great four player competitive games.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Winter 2011
- Platform: Wii version(s)

New Super Mario Brothers
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New Super Mario Brothers: While others may balk at another 2D Mario platformer, gamers and students will rise to the multiplayer challenge that offers some of the best secrets to discover and expert techniques to perfect. For them it's perfection.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Spring 2010
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Split/Second
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Split/Second: Exuberant high octane racing where the track is as much an enemy as the other drivers. A single minded return to arcade racing is ideal for students singleplayer or split screen.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2010
- Platform: 360 PS3 PC version(s)

Just Dance 2
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Just Dance 2: A dance game this well executed is no fluke - detailed understanding of the audience and perfect technical execution make this a stand out experience the students (and the whole family) on the Wii.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2010
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Gran Turismo 5
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Gran Turismo 5: It took a while to arrive, but the sheer adrenalin of the experience makes it something that students will love. You need all that spare time if you are going to even scratch the surface of this monstrous racing experience.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2010
- Platform: PS3 version(s)

Mario Charged Football
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Mario Charged Football: One of the best multiplayer games on the Wii that combines the tactics football, physical attacks of hockey with a range of Nintendo characters with unique abilities. It's the level of depth here that takes this game beyond young gamers to those looking for more of a challenge.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2009
- Platform: Wii Gamecube version(s)

Wii-Sports Resort
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Wii-Sports Resort: The simplicity and fidelity of control make this simply the best sports game on the Wii. Golf here gives even Tiger Woods a run for its money. Table Tennis is the most direct racket game to grace a console. Archery creates a nail biting fine tuned challenge to rival any adrenalin sport.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Game of the Year
- Date: Summer 2009
- Platform: Wii MotionPlus version(s)

Little King's Story
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Little King's Story: This is a finely balanced real time strategy for the Wii. Student gamers shouldn't be put off the cartoony visuals, this is a really hard core challenge. One that will last for as long as many 360/PS3 games.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2009
- Platform: Wii version(s)

DJ Hero
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DJ Hero: Surprising us all with quality and fun - and by trumping the established Guitar based games. The quality and attention to detail in both the record deck controller and soundtrack show the pedigree of all involved.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2009
- Platform: Wii 360 PS3 version(s)

Super Smash Brothers Brawl
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Super Smash Brothers Brawl: The initial simplicity and button mashing soon gives way to obsessively learning different characters and power ups as this game proves itself again in a new generation.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2008
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Little Big Planet
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Little Big Planet: The rag-doll physics and kids TV visuals make this the ideal place to hang out with student friends. Add in some mischievous intent from up to three other players and it becomes a hysterical prank filled festival of fun.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2008
- Platform: PS3 PSP version(s)

Castle Crashers
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Castle Crashers: The sheer inventiveness of this four player romp through olden times makes it great to play with friends. Brawling action gives way to levelling up and item collection as is befitting of any student friendly title.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2008
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Sing Star
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Sing Star: Carefree Student types will love singing their hearts out. Well built microphones, great play lists and the pitch based scoring make this ideal for parties.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2007
- Platform: PS3 version(s)

Guitar Hero
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Guitar Hero: The happiness created from strapping on a fake plastic guitar and strumming along to your favourite band is more than you would expect. Although Rock Band provides the most streamlined experience Guitar Hero's peripherals are more highly thought of as they are better made.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2007
- Platform: PS3 360 Wii PS2 version(s)

Mario Galaxy
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Mario Galaxy: Mario returns in his ingenious form. Every one of the levels provides a unique experience as rich and dense as those Mario games of old.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2007
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Tetris DS
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Tetris DS: Student gamers will relish getting to grips with T-spins and back-to-back achievements, not to mention Tetris DS's innovations and power ups. But more than this it is the super competitive online ladder play that makes this a perfect match for student gamers.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: 2006
- Platform: DS version(s)

Rebelstar Tactical Commander
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Rebelstar Tactical Commander: A detailed turn based strategy game where resources and landscape must be made best use of to gain the upper hand. Following on from games like Laser Squad and XCOM Enemy Unknown, this offers a compelling experience that will tax even the most able of student's grey matter.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: 2005
- Platform: DS GBA version(s)

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