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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 Workers (18 and over)
The best games for those with full time jobs, workers, 9-to-5-ers, employed hard-core gamers 18 years and over. These games provide more of a challenge in both dexterity and problem solving. They are often more about strong single player experiences that hard working hard core gamers. Although these are often longer experiences that are also ideal to switch off and chill out after a long day at the office.

Uncharted Golden Abyss
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Uncharted Golden Abyss: Although not as polished as the PS3 games, this portable version of Uncharted it hugely enjoyable and impressive. Played on the commute or on breaks at work it offers a deep story and motion controlled shooting mechanics that are better than the PS3 controls -- although you might look a little odd waving the PS Vita around in public.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2012
- Platform: Vita version(s)

Alan Wake American Nightmare
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Alan Wake American Nightmare: Alan Wake's American Nightmare takes the self-absorbed author out of the woods and into the desert in an action-oriented mini-sequel. In a similar vein the original this not only delivers spine tingling horror, but also a narrative to engage the intellect as well. Ideal for unwinding after a stressful day at work.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2012
- Platform: 360 XBLA version(s)

Fez
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Fez: Fez uses dimensions to stretch the player's platforming ability. But it is the slow unfolding story the game tells that is most unexpected here. One for workers to ponder on the morning commute.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2012
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Need for Speed Most Wanted
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Need for Speed Most Wanted: Criterion, of Burnout fame, return with their second Need for Speed game and continue the high octane spills and thrills that make this racer ideal for the working gamer.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2012
- Platform: 360 PS3 version(s)

Halo 4
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UK US
Halo 4: Halo is back and in fine shape. A combination of a great new trilogy story line and the multiplayer make this ideal fun after a day at the office.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Winter 2012
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Okamiden
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Okamiden: An original portable version of the classic Wii PS2 game Okami. Not only does this squeeze the same whimsical gameplay and writing into the diminutive DS, but it also looks stunning. Play it on the 3DS for smoother graphics, or on the DS for longer battery, either way a very commute friendly experience.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2011
- Platform: DS version(s)

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
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Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time: The classic Zelda game reborn, but more importantly a console Zelda experience on a commute friendly handheld. The level of graphical reworking, addition of new controls and tips system make this a standout re-release of the definitive Zelda videogame from the 90s.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2011
- Platform: 3DS version(s)

Skyrim
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Skyrim: It's the size and scale of this adventure that makes it a great fit for workers. A large amount of disposable playtime spent here delivers an experience that not only lets you progress your own way but also presents endless reasons to keep playing.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Autumn 2011
- Platform: 360 PS3 PC version(s)

Super Mario 3D Land
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Super Mario 3D Land: Mario returns to its 2D feel while retaining a fresh 3D perspective. The simple addictive nature draws from Mario Galaxy and Super Mario World to create a perfect commuting or after work 3DS game.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2011
- Platform: 3DS version(s)

Mass Effect 2
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Mass Effect 2: This epic space opera offers those with time too plumb its depths an experience unequalled elsewhere. Branching, diverse yet focused and compelling. This second chapter in the trilogy is ideal to ease those work-a-day blues.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2010
- Platform: 360 PS3 PC version(s)

Demon's Souls
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Demon's Souls: A masterpiece of a game that is also a tough master. Invest time in it after work and you'll find a compelling experience that transports you far away from office life.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2010
- Platform: PS3 version(s)

Halo Reach
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Halo Reach: A triumphant final chapter, with so much content and variety it has something for everyone. This definitive Halo experience will keep weekends and workday evenings full of competitive fun.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Autumn 2010
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Fable III
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Fable III: Fable III pulsates with life beneath its action adventure facade. For those with time to invest this is an experience with the ability to create a hundred joyful game play moments.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2010
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Street Fighter 4
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UK US
Street Fighter 4: Street Fighter is the game that started the fighting genre. And here in a return to old style game play married with state of the art hand drawn visuals we find a game so engaging and beautiful we played until our hands hurt. Perfect for easing those aches and pains after a long day at work.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2009
- Platform: 360 3DS PS3 version(s)

Shadow Complex
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Shadow Complex: A brash Gears of War styles platform game that follows the lines of Metroid and Castlevania. It's the joy in the delivery that turns this into an experience players return to again and again.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2009
- Platform: 360 XBLA version(s)

Dead Space Extraction
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Dead Space Extraction: A brash Gears of War styles platform game that follows the lines of Metroid and Castlevania. It's the joy in the delivery that turns this into an experience players return to again and again. (Now also released with Dead Space 2 on PS3.)
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2009
- Platform: Wii PS3 version(s)

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: Many missed the excellent first game, but Naughty Dog come back with a truly worthy sequel. A combination of highly tuned controls, compelling characters and great gunplay make this a ride worth seeing to the end - and back again.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Winter 2009
- Platform: PS3 version(s)

Resident Evil 4
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Resident Evil 4: For fright friendly student play there is no equally the intensity and streamlined experience of this game. Widely received as the best Gamecube game, the Wii version improves the aiming controls and reduces the price. (To be released in Resident Evil HD pack on 360/PS3.)
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2008
- Platform: Wii PS2 PS3 360 version(s)

Gears of War
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UK US
Gears of War: Big, scary, harsh and bloody this is the cream of the violent 360 shooting games. The sheer intensity of the ride is just what those work-a-day blues ordered.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Summer 2008
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Far Cry 2
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UK US
Far Cry 2: The sense of place generated by the acting, scenery and action make this a memorable experience. The game soon opens out into a goliath of a masterpiece lasting a good 40 hours.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Autumn 2008
- Platform: 360 PS3 PC version(s)

Grand Theft Auto IV
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UK US
Grand Theft Auto IV: Although maligned for juvenile violence and cheap sexuality there is more to this than meets the eye. Played with an enquiring mind and you will find as many questions raised here as by other heavyweight inner city experiences like the TV show The Wire.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2008
- Platform: 360 PS3 PC version(s)

Crackdown
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UK US
Crackdown: The open world of futuristic gangsters was compelling on its own terms. However, the introduction of two player co-op was the stroke of genius that made this the perfect playground.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Spring 2007
- Platform: 360 version(s)

Advance Wars Days of Ruin
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Advance Wars Days of Ruin: A pixel perfect turn based strategy game with a perfect balance of restraint and flexibility. Like chess on steroids this is a great way to soak up those travelling hours on the train or bus.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Winner
- Date: Summer 2007
- Platform: DS version(s)

God of War
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God of War: Loud brash brawling action. Although only single player, a great game to watch or play. The visual pinnacle of the PS2 game library.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Autumn 2007
- Platform: PS3 PS2 version(s)

Call of Duty 4 (Reflex)
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UK US
Call of Duty 4 (Reflex): The single player game's staging and sense of pace outdoes most other first person shooting games. Those looking for a peak of what wartime simulation will love spending time in this modern setting.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: Winter 2007
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Legend of Zelda Twighlight Princess
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UK US
Legend of Zelda Twighlight Princess: It is the scale of Zelda that makes it so enjoyable to play. Twighlight Princess introduces a magical world, already familiar to players of the previous games, in which to play. You progress through a series of dungeons with a new weapon or gadget near the entrance that leads to a variety of puzzles. The adventuring spirit it captures and the sheer amount of time and effort to complete it make this ideal for student gamers.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Game of the Year
- Date: 2006
- Platform: Wii version(s)

Burnout Dominator
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UK US
Burnout Dominator: Like Burnout Legends on PSP this fits the big screen combat racing to a portable system perfectly. It may not have the brash showy-ness of other Burnout games, but this restrained release goes on giving long after others are spent. Perfect for those long commutes to work.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: 2005
- Platform: PSP version(s)

Half Life 2
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UK US
Half Life 2: It is the writing and compelling world of Half Life 2 that will reel you in after work. As the plot unfolds you find yourself in a precarious situation, running for your life.
Family Gamer Award Details
- Award: Age Group Runner Up
- Date: 2004
- Platform: PC PS3 360 version(s)

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