PC games to appeal to a 12 year old?
July 11, 2006 5:37 PM Subscribe
My little brother wants some new pc games to play, any suggestions?
posted by jacalata to Computers & Internet (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He's almost 12, and he has a Windows XP system that isn't special, but should handle most games. He's hassling Mum to let him use his life savings on a PS2, because there's 'no good games to play on a PC'. He's played and enjoyed stuff like Age of Empires, Baldur's Gate and Sims 2, but basically he's convinced that the only 'fun' games are all M, like GTA and Fallout. What are some good games rated less than M, or some M-rated games that might be ok? (Violence is more likely to get parental approval than sex or GTA-style law-breaking). Should he be ok for Fallout now? I never finished it. He doesn't have much money, so games that just keep being fun would be cool.
A secondary issue (possibly the main one, really) is that he wants to be able to play multiplayer stuff with friends. There is a second computer available, but it's running Windows 98 (and not yet networked - should be fixed soon). What are some multiplayer games that would work across these two, in the same category as before?
I'm going down to visit the family today, so I'll try and clear up any questions later on.