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Assistance multiplayer games provide a cooperative experience where players of different abilities can collaborate. Some examples, such as Mario Galaxy or Modern Warfare Reflex on the Wii, enable a more experienced player to jump in and help the less experienced. This also works in reverse, where the expert player controls the main flow of the game and the novice plays a supporting role, such as in Viva Pinata on the 360, something that make these games ideal for families.

Here are my Skylanders Swap Force let's play videos collected together in one place... watch now

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Lego Lord of the Rings is the latest fun-filled take on a movie franchise to be re-enacted by Lego minifigs in this multi-platform romp across the entire trilogy... read now

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To get another perspective on the 3DS XL, we talk to the Mum of a family of gamers. Fresh back from holiday experiences with the 3DS, we show her the new hardware and gauge her reaction to the look and feel, practicalities and lack of charger with the new device, alongside the new design's impact on helping younger players with tricky moments in games... watch now

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Dragon's Dogma is a new roleplaying adventure from Capcom. It enables you to train and trade AI team-mates and feels a little bit like Pokemon for grown-ups... read now

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 adds to the list of the Vita's early titles. Solid gameplay and entertainment promise to make this a popular choice... read now

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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes offers a return to the carefree cartoon world of a fun Lego licence not constrained by a movie tie-in... read now

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The Adventures of Tintin is a surprisingly enjoyable romp through the movie's highlights but also demonstrates how much more fun can be had when tie-in constraints are released... read now

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Journey promises to revolutionise the experience of playing with others it hits the Playstation 3 in 2012, while providing an epic quest through wistful and striking vistas... read now

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 provides another chance to get excited about the finale of the gripping franchise. Possibly the Lego finale has me even more excited than the movie... read now

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Driver San Francisco Wii offers more ways to play together than any other Wii game. Assistance, co-operative, and split-screen play are joined by novel DS integration to make this a genuinely stand out game for families... read now

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Miffy's World offers a surprisingly involved adventure consisting of bite sized portions. Although Wii-mote pointing threatens to derail younger players, a clever parent assist mode ensures they stay on track... read now

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Little King's Story Wii invites you to fill its board with architecture and armies. Although fuelled by different mechanics, there was still a strange familiarity to the feel of it - to this old board gamer at least... read now

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii builds not only on Mario's years of platforming success but on the first games critical acclaim. It adds Yoshi, Mario's rideable dinosaur friend, and offers more options for a second player who can now help bring items to the first player as well as stun enemies and collect Starbits... read now

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a technical marvel bursting with innovation and creativity. What shouldn't work somehow comes coherently to life in the hands of a team at the top of their game... read now

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Mario Galaxy 2 is the sequel to easily the best Wii platform game to date. Mario Galaxy took the basic platforming 3D premise from Mario 64 and created hundreds of spherical worlds to explore. The same premise returns in Mario Galaxy 2 but with the triumphal return of Yoshi - Mario's friend-steed. This looks to be a Nintendo Wii game for both the hardcore and casual players... read now

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Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom continues 2K's tradition of excellently balance platform games for kids. Like previous Dora and Diego games on the Nintendo Wii it delivers super easy controls, and plenty of excitement, all in a genuine platform game experience that's wrapped up with great child voice acting... read now

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Monkey Ball Step and Roll brings pure tilt-table fun back to the Wii. Rather than jump and boss novelties of Monkey Ball Banana Blitz, Step and Roll focuses on improving the controls and offering a quality experience. It's good to see this game that started as a Nintendo exclusive returning in style... read now

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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare comes to the Wii with a Reflex moniker. Once you adjust to the Wii-mote controls there beats a great game. But, as usual, I'm all about the multiplayer, and for Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex this comes in both online and campaign modes... read now

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Endless Ocean 2: Treasures Of The Deep is an alternative RPG as well as casual underwater thrill. The follow up to Endless Ocean: Blue World ads some drama while keep the basic laid back premisce the same... read now

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare arrives on the Nintendo Wii as Modern Warfare Reflex. The best selling shooter on 360 and PS3 turns into this masterful port on the Wii from the team at Treyarch. The full experience from the big Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation consoles has been squeezed into the diminutive Wii. Grab the nuanced aiming of the Wii-mote and choose from the familiar arsenal of weaponry as you fight through a twisting story with sophisticated technology and firepower. Add the online Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support for multiplayer modes and this is an impressive package... read now

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