Forget the tie. He has enough ties. And cufflinks. Yes, and golf balls. This year, get your dad what he really wants for Father’s Day: great games he can play all year long!
Here are a few suggestions, hand-picked by our own dads and dad-to-bes...
Does Dad have an Xbox 360 yet? With a Kinect? No? Well, then you may want to consider getting him one of these! Not only does it play the hottest games, but it also serves up digital movies, music, and on-demand TV shows. This is pretty much the jackpot of all Father’s Day gifts!
Xbox 360 has more ways to play!
· Biggest blockbusters and exclusives
· Kinect games make you the controller
· Play Kinect and controller games online with friends
· Keep games fresh with new levels, storylines, characters, songs, maps, and workouts
Gears of War: Judgment
Fight to save the city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy, in a campaign that gets back to basics and captures the true essence of “Gears” combat. More action-packed than ever before!
This fresh reimagining of the classic action-adventure franchise explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft. Guide her through her first harrowing adventure, to emerge as a hardened survivor.
Hours of action for any level of sports fan or gamer! Enjoy the authentic baseball environment of MLB® Today, featuring real life commentary and statistics, and develop your winning players and teams!
Hunter’s Trophy 2
Experience all the excitement of the hunt in Australia! From buffalo to dingo, track 25 different prey species. Complete 30 hunting plans, and even play as your hunting dog during tracking phases!
Imagine it, build it! Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition lets you create from the comfort of your sofa, and even join family and friends online or in split-screen, as you explore, build and conquer!
Knights vs. Vikings! Harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!
LEGO Batman 2
Legends Unite! The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous DC super heroes to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker.
The Walking Dead
Play as a convicted criminal who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead.
See why this episodic thriller took top honors in 2012!
If your Pop is more of a PC player, how about one of these dad-worthy, downloadable diversions from xbox.com?
Batman Arkham City
No escape from Arkham City, the sprawling super-prison in the heart of Gotham City, home to its most infamous villains. With the lives of the innocent at stake, only one man can save them... The Batman.
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing
The ultimate driving experience for fans of the legendary Ferrari. Detailed physics underpin a huge variety of challenges, set throughout the history of this landmark automotive brand!
Behold the beauty of a primitive world pulsing with life, and face the might of nature. Control the destiny of a tribe as it struggles to survive, and help it recover the Ancestors’ lost power!
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Engage in combat across the globe, dodge skyscrapers, and turn your enemies into fiery supersonic debris. Never before has aerial combat been so fast and in-your-face!
Of course, if your Dad prefers cards and crosswords to cars and combat, you’ll find potential presents a-plenty at MSN Games...
Guide your agile amphibian to victory in the sequel to the ribbeting ballistic classic!
Governor of Poker 2
Head to the wild west for more tournaments, enemies, and cities to conquer!
Soccer Cup Solitaire
Shoot to score with fast-paced card-matching action! Choose from more than 50 world-class teams, chain together passing combos, and secure a victory!
Solve over 100 puzzles from major newspapers. Choose from seven categories and multiple difficulty levels. Print out puzzles or play on your PC.
Does Dad have a Windows Phone? Stock up on games-to-go in the Windows Phone Marketplace!
Dad's busy lifestyle. Simply faster.
· Windows Phone has over 70,000+ high quality, certified apps.
· Sharing photos in seconds is easy with pocket-to-picture-to-post.
· Live Tiles bring instant updates to the Start Screen with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter built-in.
· Edit Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint on the go.
Dodge and destroy your way through 15 unique stage routes that branch according to your skill, this is bullet hell in the palm of your hand!
Need for Speed Undercover Race through Head-to-Head action, Highway Battle and Cop Takeout modes, at the wheels of some of the most awesome automobiles imaginable.
The Thinking Man’s Tower Defense returns! Use your creativity building mazes for the creeps to navigate across obstacle-laden open levels.
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
All hands on deck for an exciting high-seas adventure! Cap’n one of 27 customizable ships and a motley crew of seafaring bandits.
Throw fireballs and draw firewalls! Protect castles by blasting invading hordes of monsters with ferocious flaming spells.
Annihilate invaders with a wall of firepower in this insane arcade shooter.