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Viventis
12-11-05, 04:28 PM
I have three young girls at home, two third graders and a first grader. Any good PC games, like "Animal Crossing" or "Zelda" out there to buy for Christmas. Thanks.

Zelda_fan
12-11-05, 04:31 PM
Hate to say it, but if you want game for girls the PC is not the way to go. Most of those games are designed with adults in mind.

Nintendo DS is the way to go for kids. Get them Nintendo Dogs, they will love that. And like you said, Animal Crossing DS would be a good choice too. Especially with wifi. They could build their own towns and visit each other. "Mario Kart" and "Mario & Luigi partners in time" are other good choices, but they might be a little too difficult for someone in first grade.

Riptide
12-11-05, 04:38 PM
http://www.playfirst.com/

jAkUp
12-11-05, 04:39 PM
There is alot of PC Games designed for small children. Even moreso than console I believe.

Most families with small children have a PC. Most families with small children do not have a console.

I'm sorry I don't have any recommendations... The 3 Musketeers is a side scroller that looks pretty cool though ;)

Capt. Picard
12-11-05, 04:40 PM
Isn't there suppose to be Barbie PC games out there. It does excist, I think.

Or download some old Sierra Quests. There will be a gap on there education if they are not exposed to those Sierra Quests. AHH, the good old days ...

Knot3D
12-11-05, 04:43 PM
Quake 4 ? (xmasgrin)

Capt. Picard
12-11-05, 04:48 PM
Quake 4 ? (xmasgrin)

So daddy can play too.(xmastong) (xmasgrin)

Viventis
12-11-05, 06:18 PM
Quake 4 ? (xmasgrin)

Actually, one of the third graders is becoming quite good in BF2 single player. She can get top score on "Easy", but still has a little trouble on medium. The other third grader likes the games on "Cartoonnetwork.com." The first grader likes educational game titles and Barbie / horsie games.

We have a Gamecube and the girls spend more time than I'll let them on "Animal Crossing." I was thinking that there just HAD to be comparable games for the PC. There are a ton of garbage PC games for young kids. All with graphics and sound I saw on my 286sx twenty years ago. Even the Disney titles are pretty lame. So where are the mind blowing graphics for kids? Any programmers want to use the HL2 engine to develope a children's title? It will outsell most "adult" games.

ew2x4
12-11-05, 06:45 PM
shockwave.com

Bad_Boy
12-11-05, 06:54 PM
I say FEAR, but thats just me.



Hey! There was a little girl in the game. why not? (snowlol)

agentkay
12-11-05, 07:01 PM
Maybe Sims for the 3rd graders? Girls seem to love Sims but the ones I know who do, are a little older. lol How could I forget it, Spongebob is a pretty decent game if they like him of course.

NAZCA M12
12-12-05, 03:39 AM
Well, if they're interested in detective stories with puzzles and stuff they might want to have a look at the Nancy Drew games.

Parts
12-12-05, 04:57 AM
Browse away.

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/categories/products/deptpage.asp?web_dept=pc+games&web_sub_dept=Family

minus all the poker and casino games, unless you want your daughters to get into that (xmastong)

TierMann
12-12-05, 05:39 AM
I was playing Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego back then.
You just need to find a 286 and the floppies :).

There are tons of games though in those links above that could be good...
Madagascar, Shark Tale, Chicken Shoot :P.

karkrash81
12-12-05, 11:07 AM
Rollercoaster Tycoon...my little brothers and sisters love that game!

It's like crack for kids!! I swear (xmasgrin)

Viventis
12-12-05, 01:10 PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions so far. I wonder why no one has made an Animal Crossing clone for the PC?

shaun12345
12-12-05, 03:07 PM
manhunt...


no but really games like the sims, and rollercoaster tycoon like karkrash mentioned are great for young people, (adults alike I guess). My sister is hooked on the sims and rollercoaster tycoon. Even though you might think im joking the GTA games are simple and fun to play, which my sister loves to play as well. Btw my sister is 11 years old.

Gaco
12-12-05, 03:09 PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions so far. I wonder why no one has made an Animal Crossing clone for the PC?

Copyright- and licens business, nothing else. Nintendo doesn't want to let all their exclusive Nintendo games and franchise to be available for the PC for business =/

I know it's a little old, but the Heroes of Might and Magic series had me wonderfully entertainted when I was a kid, but I don't know if it's a game for everybody

Otherwise I'd think that Lego: Star Wars could be of interest, you should look into that ;)
You should also check out Lionhead's new game "The Movies", though I don't remember the rating for the game (it's not violent, I'm just not sure how advanced it is) (xmasmile)

[BANDIT]
12-12-05, 03:16 PM
Maybe 3DSexVilla? :D

crainger
12-12-05, 08:02 PM
Hmmm, when my sister was that age she enjoyed the NFS series. I assume she would have loved The Sims if it were out at that time. Duck City is a good one. Monoliths Claw would be good too (If you can actually find it and get it running on a modern machine). Above all else I'll add a vote for The Carmen Sandiego series, though the older games from the mid 90's are far better than recent revisions if you can find them.

Acid Rain
12-12-05, 08:19 PM
I have three young girls at home, two third graders and a first grader. Any good PC games, like "Animal Crossing" or "Zelda" out there to buy for Christmas. Thanks.Get em' into Chronicles of Riddick. That will help flesh out their vocabularies. (xmastong)

Try Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue. http://cube.ign.com/objects/743/743601.html

j0j081
12-13-05, 09:33 AM
Zoo Tycoon 2 but it depends how old they are.