Family Gamer Association (FGA) picks the cream of the Spring games for Infants, Juniors, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors. Not only can these winners use the FGA seal of approval but they are taken forward to be voted on by our readers for the Association's Family Game of the Year 2009.
Spring 09 Infant Award http://www.familygamer.co.uk/familyguide_ds_diegodinosaur.htm
Go Go Diego: Dinosaur Adventure Wii - The sensible design combined with the engaging levels and children's voice work all combine to make this another excellent game for infant gamers from the Dora and Diego team.
Spring 09 Junior Award http://www.familygamer.co.uk/family_wii_worldofgoo.htm
World of Goo Wii - The ingeniously simple premise of building with living blobs of goo, combine with the fiendish level design and excellent story telling to make this a truly magical experience for Junior gamers in particular.
Spring 09 Student Award http://www.familygamer.co.uk/family_ds_peggle.htm
Peggle Dual Shot DS - Peggle manages to escape from being a simple random affair of firing balls at pegs and creates a game that is as skilful and in depth as any puzzle game on the DS. Once you are hooked this will keep to locked in of hours. Ideal to entertain between (or during) lectures.
Spring 09 Worker Award http://www.familygamer.co.uk/family_360_streetfighteriv.htm
Street FighterIV PS3/360 - Street Fighter is the game that started the fighting genre. And here in a return to old style game play married with state of the art hand drawn visuals we find a game so engaging and beautiful we played until our hands hurt. Perfect for easing those aches and pains after a long day at work.
Spring 09 Parent Award http://www.familygamer.co.uk/familylist_360_fable2.htm
Fable 2 360 - We may be a little late to the Fable party but with Know Hole Island and See the Future expending the experience we have been captivated by just how meaningful a game this is. Never before has a videogame created such a sense of consequence to each and every choice. Proper ethically engaged gaming fun.
Spring 09 Senior Award http://www.familygamer.co.uk/family_ps3_flower.htm
Flower PS3 - Themarvelous premise of controlling a game just by tilting sets the laid back tone for Flower. What's more of a surprise is how ephemeral and spine tingling it is to float on the wind through gorgeous landscapes, and on through the game's pictorially told story.
About the FGA Awards
The Association of Family Gamers is pround to sponsor the Family Gamer Age awards - the only game awards for specific age groups. Out of the hundreds of games that come through our door each month, these few games stood head and shoulders above the rest.
Four times a year, Spring (May), Summer (August), Autumn (November) and Winter (February) we pick the best crop of the season's games. Then once a year our readers vote on these games to decide which is the overall winner for the year in each age category.