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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey its my brothers Birthday next week and I want to get him some games but he is 12 and my mom said no M or R rated games any ideas?

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What's he like to play?

What genre of games?


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no M games kek, I played cs: source when I was in middle school.

Terraria is a fun game, Halo? mabye

Endless Space 2, Civ 5/6 (whichever one is the latest)

Kerbal Space Program if he's really big braind,

What games does he play rn?


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Minecraft


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celeste (fineprint: story deals with depression and anxiety but as 12 yo he won't care about it he'll probably just skip through the texts anyway so should be safe to play)

 

 

ori and the blind forest :

 

 

 

 

cave story+ 

 

 

 

Trine 1, 2 ...

 

 

 

Jamestown - scroller with plane and shooting continuously

 

 

Sine mora - similar but sideways instead of from the above

 

 

 

8bitboy

 

 

torchlight 1 and 2 - simple hack and slash diablo like etc but cartoony so kinda safe for 12y olds if they aren't bored quickly

 

 

Puzzle quest - connect 3 of a kind style of game with some simple story

 

 

If you can be patient to play with him, Heroes of Might and Magic series could be great.

 

Find some racing games like Need for Speed if he's into that

 

 

Maybe Spelunky if he's into Minecraft ... and there was another game, Terraria

 

 

 

 

Maybe Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 4 if the parents don't object to shooters

At least they have some story and he has to make choices and skills and shit it's not just braindead shooters.

 

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9 minutes ago, mariushm said:

 

Try slime rancher, stardew valley, undertale, astroneer, a hat in time

 

I know this is rated M, however there is no harsh sexual content, gore or cursing in it- try Skyrim. It's massive and can give a HUGE amount of hours of gameplay 


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Also if he likes such games, maybe see  Transport Tycoon - OpenTTD is free : https://www.openttd.org/

Or other tycoon type of games ... rollercoaster tycoon etc

 

Maybe if he likes real time strategy see something like age of empires... i used to play Dune 2000 and COmmand and Conquer Red Alert and Warcraft (not the MMO game) when I was at that age... but such games are difficult to run on modern hardware.

 

If he's the kind that may like point and click / puzzle / adventure games... Syberia - https://store.steampowered.com/app/46500/Syberia/ -  is a wonderful game, same for the 2nd in the series... 3 is kinda meh.  Not quite sure he's gonna joy the story at 12 years old though, or be patient enough to solve puzzles.

 

Also loved the original The Longest Journey : https://store.steampowered.com/app/6310/The_Longest_Journey/  but he may get stuck at some puzzles (a few are really weird and not so intuitive but searching walkthroughs/guides gives you answers)

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

To answer the question hes reasonably bright and likes all games really. RN he plays Rocket League, Fortnite, CSGO (our mom doesnt know its M) and Portal

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1 hour ago, ForLocks said:

Hey its my brothers Birthday next week and I want to get him some games but he is 12 and my mom said no M or R rated games any ideas? hes reasonably bright and likes all games really. RN he plays Rocket League, Fortnite, CSGO (our mom doesnt know its M) and Portal.

Seems any competitive game would suffice. I would introduce him to the free game market. Paladins, Dota 2, League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Warframe, Brawlhalla, Smite, Path of Exile, etc, etc. All of those are completely free and there's hundreds more on the market. If he likes Portal a lot, then Minecraft should be a must buy for him. And it's only $1.00 - $2.00 online. And any Half-Life game would be something he'd most likely be into as well. Best to wait for the sale price on it though and any game you think he might want.

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A steam gift card, fortnite v bucks I think they’re called

itunes card

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maybe a perriferal 


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RaceDriver Grid2 is a fun game(also cheap) that runs well on Lowend hardware but looks brilliant (maxed out) on midrange hardware and beyond.

 

Kid friendly.

Some old easier to run games are also quite fun and engaging.


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Subnautica is good.  Underwater survival game with building mechanics.  No swearing (or dialog for the most part).  Mild violence involving large undersea critters trying to eat you.  Don't watch the review with your mother or brother in the room.

 

 

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railroad tycoon 2 … simcity 2013 …… simple 2d shooter/platformer ( because of his pc )  some fighting game kung fu strike the warriors rise or one finger deathpunch … you might have some fun yourself 2 ;) 

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10 hours ago, ForLocks said:

He doesn't have the best PC (Pentium G5400 and GTX 760)

Everything I recommended can run on a potato and should be exactly what to shoot for first.

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Little Fighter 2 (prefer 1.9 more for no ads)

its free , open source, local (4 players on one PC)or internet multiplayer

still good 2D graphics at 1999 standards and doesnt look bad & most potato pentium III runs well

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