Little Big Planet 3
This game will not only bring about the return of Sackboy, but will also introduce three new characters to the series. Creativity is the name of the game here, as players will be able to create and share an unlimited number of unique levels that only their little imaginations could dream up.
Super Mario World 3D (Nintendo Wii U)
Sure Super Mario 3D World might ostensibly be just another platformer starring everyone’s favourite Italian tradesman, but there are so many ideas, innovations and moments that it’s almost worth splashing out on a console just to play it.
A puzzle game rooted in physics, Amazing Alex challenges children with organizing materials to reach each level’s goal. Children who play the game will set an object in motion, creating a domino effect with other on-screen items. Children will be tasked to understand the relationships among objects, driving them to exercise their Focus, Planning and Flexibility skills, as they utilize a host of different strategies during play.
Holding a 90 Metacritic rating on both the PS4 and Xbox One is Rayman Legends, an updated take on the classic Ubisoft franchise. Rayman Legends is arguably the best platformer currently available on the new group of consoles, and brings four-player co-op to the franchise for the first time ever. Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are all making their way through an enchanted forest in a whimsical tale that will have your child laughing for its entirety.
Its cutesy nature and intuitive Kinect control system make it an absolute winner with even the youngest onlookers. There’s no real game as such, or indeed a narrative. But looking after your chosen feline – or bear cub, a recent addition – proves compelling and the visuals are mesmerising. Throw in some mini-games and pet customisation and you have a winner for animal loving kids.