The best gaming presents for dad

I think it’s fair to say that the dads among us are the real un-sung heroes of the family (dubiously good start so far…). With this in mind, I would like to propose a couple of games that will fit neatly in to his busy days, by providing instant satisfaction even if he has only a few moments to spare.

First – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This game is quite a big deal, causing millions of gamers around the globe to queue up at midnight, armed only with a flask of Bovril and an umbrella, to get their hands on one of the best first person shooters ever made.

This game is the final piece of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series and takes you through the streets of London, Paris and New York, with fantastic visuals and edge-of-the-seat action.

The beauty of this game for the ‘Modern’ Dad (see what I did there), is the opportunity to reward those small moments of ‘Dad-time’ with a quick burst of frantic online multiplayer, for which Modern Warfare is most famous for. Re-designed killstreaks, better perks and brand new game modes all contribute to a deeply satisfying experience.

Secondly, no father should be without a sports game therefore my second suggestion is FIFA 12. EA rarely fail to deliver a brilliantly crafted sports game and FIFA 12 has everything you could want.

Further jiggery-pokery to the control systems and gameplay (or the ‘Player impact engine’ as the boffins say), has delivered a whole new aesthetic to the franchise. Dribbling is more accurately controlled, defensive play is more tactical and your team mates are more intuitive.

There are tons of features and game modes to get involved with but the real appeal, for me anyway, is that you can have a quick ‘do’ whilst the wife is getting ready without her realising you’re not doing your jobs. Back of the net!

Posted by Luke on 12 December 2011
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