Viewers vote for favourite family game

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New Super Mario Bros U has been voted the top family game in 2012 by viewers of FGTV Game of the Year. New Super Mario Bros U was closely followed by both Just Dance 4 and Skylanders Giants.

The awards vote on games in each of the following age groups:

  • Infants: New Super Mario Bros U
  • Juniors: Skylanders Giant
  • Teens: LEGO Lord of the Rings
  • Students: Trials Evolution
  • Workers: Halo 4
  • Parents: The Walking Dead
  • Seniors: Professor Layton and Miracle Mask

Here’s how the voting broke down this year:

Vote for Infant Game of Year (3 to 6 yrs)
Kinect Sesame Street TV 9%
Go Vacation 7%
New Super Mario Bros U 43%
Just Dance 4 41%
Vote for Juniors Game of Year (7 to 11 yrs)
Skylanders Giants 53%
LittleBigPlanet Karting 13%
Epic Mickey 2 13%
Wonderbook 20%
Vote for Teen Game of Year (12 to 15 yrs)
Rocksmith 28%
Lego Lord of the Rings 41%
F1 Race Stars 17%
Paper Mario Sticker Star 15%
Vote for Student Game of Year (16 to 17 yrs)
Trials Evolution 36%
Deadlight 0%
Little Big Planet Vita 30%
Xenoblade Chronicles 34%
Vote for Worker Game of Year (18 and over)
Uncharted Golden Abyss 18%
Fez 4%
Need for Speed Most Wanted 20%
Halo 4 57%
Vote for Parent Game of Year
<Papo and Yo 8%
The Walking Dead 54%
Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed 29%
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 8%
Vote for Grandparent Game of the Year
Pinball Arcade 7%
Unfinished Swan 7%
Rhythm Thief 19%
Prof Layton Miracle Mask 67%

Games are selected for the award throughout the year, one in each category in each season. The awards are now looking ahead to 2013 and picking games to be voted on for Spring. The games selected aim to reflect the age-centric nature of FGTV family viewers.

You can browse the winning games over the years by the following age group pages — Infants, Juniors, Teens, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors. Each of these should provide a good starting point for choosing games. Unlike the ESRB or PEGI ratings the games here also reflect how well a person of that age will enjoy the experience as well as how appropriate the content is for them.

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