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Fathers Day Gaming 2023: The Best Video Games for Dads To Play!

On this Father’s Day, what better way to spend the day than a gaming session with the family? With a wide array of video games across all genres, from high-tension adventure titles to more laid-back strategy games, there's something for every dad out there. Let's dive in and explore some of the best video games that can make this Father's Day unforgettable!


God of War (2018)

An action-adventure game like no other, 'God of War' (2018) revolves around the bond between a father and his son. This iteration of the series brings an emotional depth to the characters of Kratos, the ex-God of War, and his son, Atreus. The player guides Kratos through a beautifully constructed Norse mythology-based world, with Atreus often by his side. Throughout their journey, the duo face countless foes, but it's the evolving relationship between the stoic father and his inquisitive son that truly makes this game stand out. The intricacies of fatherhood and the lessons imparted are central to the narrative, making it an excellent choice for Father’s Day.



Microsoft Flight Simulator

For the dads who enjoy the thrill of flying or have always dreamt of being pilots, 'Microsoft Flight Simulator' is a game that’s hard to overlook. This game offers an immersive experience with its stunning graphics and incredibly realistic mechanics. It enables players to fly a wide range of aircraft across the world, exploring breathtaking sceneries and cityscapes from the cockpit. Whether it's a short trip from New York to Washington or a long-haul flight across continents, the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment this game offers are second to none.



Civilization Series

When it comes to strategy games, the 'Civilization' series is a must-play. These games provide a unique blend of historical context with strategic gameplay. As a player, your goal is to lead your civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age, navigating various challenges and conflicts along the way. It's a game that requires patience, strategic planning, and a love for history, making it a great choice for dads who enjoy complex and thought-provoking games.



Age of Empires

Another fantastic strategy game, 'Age of Empires' allows you to build and expand your empire, conquering your enemies and mastering the resources around you. Each game in the series covers a particular period in history, from the Stone Age to the Classical Period. The meticulous attention to detail and strategic depth of 'Age of Empires' makes it a top pick for any gaming dad who enjoys a dose of history with his gaming.



Sim City

Who wouldn’t enjoy the power to build and manage their own city? 'SimCity' is a city-building and management simulation game that puts you in the mayor's seat, tasking you with planning and developing a city from scratch while dealing with everything from infrastructure to natural disasters. It's a game that tests your management and strategy skills, and the satisfaction of seeing your city flourish is highly rewarding.



The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

In the realm of fantasy role-playing games, 'Tears of the Kingdom' is an intriguing choice for Father’s Day gaming. The game stands out for its immersive storyline, distinctive art style, and complex character development. In 'Tears of the Kingdom', you traverse through a beautifully crafted world on a mission to reclaim your kingdom. You, as the player, have the power to make key decisions that impact the game’s narrative, adding a unique depth to the gameplay. The mix of strategy, real-time combat, and intricate puzzles makes the game a thrilling experience that's hard to put down.

What makes this game particularly great for Father's Day is the themes of leadership, responsibility, and resilience that it explores. It’s not just about reclaiming a kingdom, it's about the journey of growth and the lessons learned along the way. Much like the role of a father, the player must guide, protect, and make tough decisions for the welfare of their kingdom... Plus, in my case, my son and I play together and see who can create the craziest machines using the Ultra-Hand ability.



The Last of Us Series

Rounding out the list, we have the highly-acclaimed 'The Last of Us' series. These action-adventure games deliver a compelling narrative focused on the relationship between the protagonists, Joel and Ellie, akin to a father-daughter dynamic in a post-apocalyptic world. The survival element, combined with the emotional storyline, provides an engrossing experience that's perfect for Father's Day.


This Father's Day, immerse yourself in these incredible gaming worlds. Whether you’re playing alone, with your children, or even with your own father, these games offer a fantastic opportunity to engage, bond, and create shared memories.


~Smash

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