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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 Students (16 to 17 yrs)
The best games for students, studying, college, school and young-adults aged from 16 to 17 years old. These games provide experiences that are great to share in halls, offer multiplayer thrills, or demand commitment and dedication to progress.

Trials Evolution
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Trials Evolution: A motorbike racing game with a difference. Trials combines the head scratching of puzzles with real world physics to make a hugely addictive motor sport game that is ideal for Students to while away the long nights.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Spring 2012
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Deadlight
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Deadlight: A reimagining of both the classic Prince of Persia platforming and the zombie genre. Players explore a stylised world and must take care not to charge in all guns blazing for fear of awakening other enemies. A thinking student's Resident Evil.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2012
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Little Big Planet Vita
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Little Big Planet Vita: LittleBigPlanet's creative homemade world travels with you in your pocket. Not only is the touch screen a better interface for designing but together with the tilt and rear-touch features platforming is more tactile than ever!
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2012
- Platform: Vita version(s)

Xenoblade Chronicles
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Xenoblade Chronicles: A surprising and engaging adventure on the Wii. This rare core-centric game is ideal for older players looking for some role play action. Championing the content of graphics rubric of Nintendo, Xenoblade proves that there is more to the Twighlight of the Wii than Mario games. Perfect Student fodder.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2012
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Little Big Planet 2
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Little Big Planet 2: A perfect mix of game creator and multiplayer fun make this an ideal choice for student gamers. Late night multiplayer antics, or perhaps the blossoming of a game development career.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2011
- Platform: PS3 Move version(s)

Conduit 2
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Conduit 2: A rare hard-core shooting game on the Wii, that looks every bit as good as Halo. Although enemy AI aren't quite a match for 360/PS3 console experiences, Conduit 2 is a high water mark with excellent Wii-mote controls for student shooter fans.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Summer 2011
- Platform: Wii MotionPlus version(s)

Zelda Skyward Sword
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Zelda Skyward Sword: A perfect student adventure game. Oceans to do and excellent use of the MotionPlus Wii controller add-on. With a more emotional, full of sexual tension, this is also one of the more mature outings for Zelda and Link.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2011
- Platform: Wii MotionPlus version(s)

Tumble
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Tumble: The accuracy and depth perception of the Move control makes this Jenga stacking puzzle game perfect for students. Multiplayer alone is worth the price of entrance, as players take it in turns to stack blocks and earn points.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2011
- Platform: PS3 Move version(s)

Super Mario Galaxy 2
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Super Mario Galaxy 2: Builds on the classic Mario platforming, and the first Galaxy game, to offer an almost endless supply of bite-sized platforming nuggets. Perfect for students with evenings to kill, add in MotionPlus for more intuitive controls. Very nearly perfect.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2010
- Platform: Wii MotionPlus version(s)

Infinite Space
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Infinite Space: A genuinely in depth space exploration game for the DS. Perfect to play between lectures or longer evening sessions. The sheer amount of content stands this head and shoulders above other DS games.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Summer 2010
- Platform: DS version(s)

Monster Hunter Tri
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Monster Hunter Tri: The classic exploration and loot collecting game comes to the Wii. Perfect for Students with time to invest in an awe inspiring world filled with creatures to track, attack and kill. MotionPlus adds some optional accuracy to all this and is well worth using.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2010
- Platform: Wii MotionPlus version(s)

Sports Champions
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Sports Champions: The PlayStation 3's Wii-Sports type game. But with the Move control's accuracy and depth perception this is one for student gamers. Table tennis and archery stand out in multiplayer contests, but it's honing skills in the single player that offers the best value here.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2010
- Platform: PS3 Move version(s)

Skate 2
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Skate 2: Skate 2 refine's the original games "flick-it" controls. The left stick controls the board and the right stick the skater's body. It's an intuitive scheme that rewards instincts and practice. Ideal for student skaters.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2009
- Platform: 360 PS3 version(s)

Grand Slam Tennis
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Grand Slam Tennis: A combination of cartoon tennis stars, real grand slam locations and the one-to-one tennis controls make this the perfect tennis game. With MotionPlus adding even more accuracy this is ideal for multiplayer fun in student halls.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Summer 2009
- Platform: Wii MotionPlus version(s)

Disaster: Day of Crisis
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Disaster: Day of Crisis: An unusually adrenaline led shooting game on the Wii. A combination of third person exploring, stop-action events and on-rails shooting make this varied and compelling. The production values and staging in the end mark this out as a winning formula.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2009
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Left 4 Dead 2
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Left 4 Dead 2: It's Left 4 Dead 2's multiplayer that will attract student players. Both online and local split screen you need to master the different zombie and player types to perform well here. Perfect for long nights after college.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2009
- Platform: 360 PS3 version(s)

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift: The biggest brashest off road racing game makes this high on most student lists. Add in the four player split screen mode that still manages to include nine computer controlled cars and you have an unequalled experience.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Winter 2008
- Platform: PS3 PSP version(s)

Halo 3
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UK US
Halo 3: Nothing recreates the moment of two players combat encounter like Halo. Halo 3 then fleshes this out into the full experience. Student friendly co-op or more open online play, Halo 3 has it all.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Winter 2007
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Halo 2
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Halo 2: The epitome of a multiplayer game. Halo 2 breaks new ground with Xbox Live features and matchmaking that make it easy and enjoyable to play with others locally or online. Perfect for communal Halls of Residence sessions, or when back home with the family between terms.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: 2004
- Platform: Xbox version(s)

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