Summer's here, and with summer vacation comes the summer sun and summer fun. There's no better time to get up and go outdoors to enjoy yourself. Unless, of course, the dads and grads on your shopping list are looking to spend a little quality time indoors playing video games on their favorite computer or video game system. Don't worry; we've got you covered. GameSpot's 2010 Dads and Grads Gift Guide has all the major games on all the major video game platforms picked out and ready to go for you. Use the quick list below to jump to any game you're interested in or browse the image galleries for each video game platform for a more in-depth look at each game.
i don't think that old men should play with games like alice in wonderland.They can play with BAD COMPANY.
I'm a dad (well over fifty) who plays computer games and occasionally the xbox 360, and the wii. I started playing back in days of pong. My wife plays puzzle games and both kids play games. The dog and cat not so much. Somehow we still have a social life outside of gaming. I still manage to go to work everyday, take care of kids, mow the yard, fix the car, and make my own sandwiches. For us, video games are a form of entertainment. Nothing more nothing less. I'm no match against my son with an xbox 360 controller in my hand but at least my head hasn't exploded.
Dads should spend more time taking care of kids, going to work, and demanding women to make sandwiches then playing videogames.
I think that if i give my dad a video game, he would hit me in the face and tell me to do something with my life
My dad grew up like...20 years before games were invented. And is still the "you need to get out and get fresh air" type of old person. (No disrespect in the "Old peson" thing. He's my dad after all) I'll just take a gamble and see how he likes God of War 3.
my pops still plays mario golf on nes. if i handed him a controller with more than 2 buttons his bald head might explode.
My dad is waiting for Gran Turismo 5 and F1 2010. Mostly Gran Turismo 5. Keeps asking me when I'm about to go buy a new game, Dad: "not Gran Turismo 5?!" Me: "It's not out yet!!!" Dad: "I know (laughs)"
I'm a dad of 2 and I've been playing games now for about 30 years. I have all main consoles, and have owned every console since the 16-bit days, handhelds included. I currently playing Blur, Alpha Protocol, Red Dead Redemption, BFBC 2 amongst others. Unfortunately, I won't be seeing one of my daughters next week due to her living with my ex, but she bought me Super Mario Galaxy 2, which I played last night and is a s good as I expected it to be.
My dad is one of those that thinks the CD-drive is a cup holder for coffee or for a beer can He do however like Car/Airplane simulators...i wonder what his reactions would be like if i gave him Alice in Wonderland (ROF fockin L)
@IrishBulldog93 Putting a woman on the track!!! Oh my god, this never occured to me, you surely are an evil genius. Now you put the thought in my head, I guess I have to try it, damn you, you evil genius.......
@lookin_boy: Really? Are you that attention-starved? You have less than no idea what you're talking about. Try playing either of the games just once for 30 seconds. Your ignorance is physically painful.
no way... if i want to gift a game to my dad, he will smash my 360 on my head,lol. its better for me to enjoy games alone and play some of them in co-op mode with my friend. but my mom realy like uncharted 2 and story line and when i finished it, she force me to play all the cutscences of the game for her and say whats happend in some cutscences, it was realy hard,lol.
oh ye cause my "grad" would love skinning animals in red dead !! oh and my dad was just reminding me how to unlock the secret achievement for putin a woman on the track !! and dont even get me started wit god of war 3
this list is stupid, why not just go to metacritic and pull the top rated games this year for each platform. No effort was put into this. besides if dad plays games he can go out and buy them himself. and honestly im a hardcore gamer and if got a game as a present for grad either highschool or college i would have been like wtf? grad presents should be a bit better...car, watch, vacation, expensive pen, maybe a console or something. or the old standby: money.
Alice in Wonderland is a poor "dads and grads" selection, although it is still better than Pokémon. I just don't see why on earth you wouldn't put Layton down instead. Meanwhile, other than Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2, I disagree with widely recommending most of these games. God of War III is excellent (but you need to have played the first two beforehand), Dissidia has been pretty divisive from what I've seen and is really only appealing if you've played at least 6 Final Fantasy titles, and I'm not going to even begin to describe how limited the appeal is for Bayonetta, No More Heroes 2, Monster Hunter Tri, and FIFA.