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Top Five Video Games for Father and Son to Play

If you don’t think of dads as gamers, it’s probably because the dads you grew up with didn’t play video games. However, things have changed. A whole generation that was raised playing video games is now old enough for children. Gamer dads are everywhere, but it can be confusing to choose the right games for your kids when you want to share your hobby. We’re here to help. If you’re looking for a dad and son game, check out our list below.


If your son is too young to play with a controller, you can still spend time together exploring letters in Metamorphabet. Unlike many games for young kids, it’s not annoying, and it doesn’t constantly try to sell you extra content. Even better, it is so simple that even a 1-year old can play it. You will see animations and creative words appear as you play each letter. It’s a great way that dads can help their sons learn alphabets and even get an edge on spelling and talking.

Super Mario 3D World

super marioSuper Mario 3D World for Wii U is the perfect multiplayer game for you and your child if he’s old enough to use a controller. Nintendo’s Mario games have shown that they can pack their games with charm. Four players can simultaneously run, jump and climb their way through the game. Don’t be surprised to see things get chaotic, even with two. Each level offers its unique surprises, and some secrets that only the most keen players will uncover. 

Peggle 2

Popcap, the creator of classics like Plants Vs. Zombies or Bejeweled has released a great pinball-style game called Peggle 2 for Xbox One and PS4. It’s a very simple and fun game that you can play with your kid. Your goal is to eliminate all orange pins from the screen before you run out of balls. It’s a simple concept that kids of all ages can understand. With multiplayer mode, you’re in for a great time, whether your son is five or 15.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

gamingIf you have a teenage boy and you are okay with him hearing bad words and using guns to turn enemies into Swiss Cheese, then Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 might be a good option. Your son may already be playing this game, so it might make sense to meet him there. You can play a game like this together with your son and show him how to behave online. It’s not acceptable to use offensive language or be mean to other players.

Keep it professional and take as many headshots possible. If you game poorly, you can show and teach your son how to accept defeat with grace.

Halo 5: Guardians

This series is slightly more healthy than the other shooter games. Halo 5: Guardians is great for any age, regardless of whether you’re playing with your son. The gameplay has never felt more enjoyable — which is remarkable considering the series has always been an innovator in first-person shooter controls. There are also two very fun multiplayer modes which is suitable for you and your son. Warzone, which allows two teams of 12 players to start on opposing sides of the map, is the best. Each player tries to take control of a central base, while fighting Covenant forces. If your son likes shooters, this is a great one to play with him.