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Did you get an Xbox during the holidays for yourself or your kids? Looking for some games to play? Ubisoft has several games that we tried out over the holidays. My kids played all the games and helped me with these reviews.
Just Dance 2015 for Xbox 360
Just Dance 2015 is a fun family game. It’s rated E for 10 and up. My 10 year-old daughter and her friend spent most of winter break playing the game.
All of the Just Dance games are similar where you choose songs to dance to and you follow along with the dancers on the screen. The closer you are to their actions, the more points you receive.
Each year, the games are updated with the latest songs. My daughter liked the 2015 version as much as the earlier versions. She liked having new songs to challenge her. She plays the games so much she was awesome at all the songs and beat me every time.
If you are looking for a game to get your kids moving (or to get you moving), the Just Dance 2015 game will do that. I always get an awesome workout from these games. I will tell my kids I’ll play with them for 15 minutes and an hour later, we are still playing.
Available now on Wii, Wii U, Kinect for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue for Xbox 360
In this Assassin’s Creed Rogue game, you play as the villains where in the others, you play as the good guys. The story shows you sometimes the good guys do not bad things and become the bad guys. This change in the game, made this story one of the best that Assassin’s Creed has delivered.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue is rated M and does have mature themes. Having said that, my 12-year-old played the game with his older brother who is 18.
Both of my sons loved the game. My older son has played through it completely and said it was one of the best of the more recent Assassin Creed games because of the story. He said you do not need to play the previous games, but it would help with the story.
Available now on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Far Cry 4 for Xbox One
Far Cry 4 is the fourth in the Far Cry series. It is an open world action adventure game where you play as Ajay Ghale. He comes to a world that is in a civil war so he can scatter his mother’s ashes. He ends up in the middle of the war and you, as Ajay, get to stop an evil dictator.
Far Cry gives you the chance to drive cars, fly helicopters, shoot stuff, blow stuff up and make some choices as to what mission you take next.
Far Cry 4 is also rated M and my 18-year-old son recommends at least 14 or 15 and up. We didn’t allow my 12-year-old son play Far Cry because there is some nudity, drugs and it’s very graphic in its violence.
My son enjoyed playing the game. He finished the story part of the game and the game play was better than Far Cry 3. You do not need to play the earlier games to play this one.
Available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Note to Parents: For any games you are considering for your kids, I recommend you play first so you can make the choice yourself. The recommendations I’m making about ages is what we have chosen to do in our family, but it may be different for you.
Disclosure: As an UbiStar, I receive games in exchange for review. My kids played these games and helped me with each of the reviews. All opinions are those of my kids or mine. No other compensation was received.