Can you recommend me some games for my Mum?

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So it's my Mum's birthday on Saturday and i was going to get her Stacking, a neat looking puzzle game from Double Fine but the computer she has is very basic and can't run it.

It can run her favorite games: Plants vs Zombies and the Lego games. She also likes Lego Rock Raiders and Settlers 6.

Bearing all this in mind I would appreciate suggestions on games she might like.

She likes games which are not hard, strategy based and fun. She will not play any first person/third person games because she can't handle moving around in 3D. Old games are fine as well, probably preferred because the computer isn't great.

My mom plays Diablo, Torchlight, Dragon Age, etc, and PopCap/Pogo games... Hmm.

Have you tried her with a Sim City or Civ game? Those might be fun. Pharaoh/Emperor/Caesar or any Sierra game?

Maybe set up a Steam or GoG account on her computer and go through the lists there, see what she likes.

My mum is addicted to Angry Birds, so maybe that is the way to go.

My mom has kind of that attitude.
She plays nothing but hidden object games and bejeweled clones.

IndomitableSam:
My mom plays Diablo, Torchlight, Dragon Age, etc, and PopCap/Pogo games... Hmm.

Have you tried her with a Sim City or Civ game? Those might be fun. Pharaoh/Emperor/Caesar or any Sierra game?

Maybe set up a Steam or GoG account on her computer and go through the lists there, see what she likes.

I think she would find a Civ game too hard and 'hardcore' she liked Settlers because it was easy!

Yeah, I might just sit her down and see what games she likes the look of.

It sounds like she might enjoy puzzle-platformer Blocks That Matter, if she can run it? If she can run Plants vs Zombies she should be able to run this. Although it does get a fair bit harder as it progresses, it has a reasonable learning curve, and is very cute with simple mechanics.

I can only think of 2 maybe 3 tops:

- Slender.

- Dark Souls.

- Ninja Gaiden.

Also, I'd steer clear of anything like the following:

- Mario kart

- Angry birds

- Minecraft

My mum plays Animal Crossing and Professor Layton.
Too bad that's DS.

She got tendonitis from playing Animal Crossing too aggressively.

Super Smash Bros is fun for everyone. Something split screen and Nintendo usually does the job. As long as it's not Dead Space......I have it on good authority that mothers hate that game

Lol mum. Sorry I always laugh at that. And God of War. XD

In the end I'm going for Rollercoaster tycoon 3, she likes theme park world so this should be just up her street!

No-one made an inappropriate joke about how he has something in his pants that guy's mom could play with, OH WAIT SHE ALREADY HAS baZIIIIIING?

We are being mature today.

But on topic:
I would recommend a game of the "Anno" series. Very deep "build your own empire strategy" game.
E.g. Anno 1404 Gold Edition
http://www.amazon.com/Anno-1404-Gold-Edition-Pc/dp/B005OM6CGU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346454839&sr=8-1&keywords=anno

What about newer point-and-click adventure/puzzle games like Amanita Design's Machinarium or Botanicula? 2D Flash games with great artwork and charming characters. GOG has them at a reasonable price.

ben---neb:
So it's my Mum's birthday on Saturday and i was going to get her Stacking, a neat looking puzzle game from Double Fine but the computer she has is very basic and can't run it.

It can run her favorite games: Plants vs Zombies and the Lego games. She also likes Lego Rock Raiders and Settlers 6.

Bearing all this in mind I would appreciate suggestions on games she might like.

She likes games which are not hard, strategy based and fun. She will not play any first person/third person games because she can't handle moving around in 3D. Old games are fine as well, probably preferred because the computer isn't great.

Sid Meier's Pirates

It's on steam

It's system reqirements are a joke( Windows 98 ,256mb of ram and dx9) so it's less the PvZ or minecraft

and I still find it a fun little time waster

ben---neb:

She likes games which are not hard, strategy based and fun. She will not play any first person/third person games because she can't handle moving around in 3D. Old games are fine as well, probably preferred because the computer isn't great.

Play IJI, Hyper Princess Pitch and Hero Core will be just enough for her. Here is a trailer for just HPP:

Other recomendations are: Noitu Love 2, The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky and Irusu Syndrome

Just waiting for the Cooking Mama joke....

Dwarfs!? is a fun dwarf sim. It's a lot simpler than dwarf fortress and has low system requirements. It's a bit like lemmings. I love it. http://store.steampowered.com/app/35480/

Here's a video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXAoJbCYVqs

The guy playing it did the voice over work for awesome dwarf after the creators heard his dwarf voice.

My mum doesn't play ANY games at all. Thinking about it though she would probably love creating and furnishing houses in Sims

ben---neb:
In the end I'm going for Rollercoaster tycoon 3, she likes theme park world so this should be just up her street!

It was a bit of a computer-crusher at the time, just a warning.

If it runs, though, fantastic choice!

Defense Grid: The awakening if the computer can run it.

Frozen Synapse
World of Goo
Creeper World
Avadon: The black fortress
Terraria
Dungeon Keeper 2
Master of Magic
Edit: Atom zombie smasher

Street Fighter III: Third Strike.

Or, if she can't get into fighting games, Street Fighter III: Third Strike.

Any Tycoon games, or The Sims perhaps?

I would go for the Monkey Island series. They're great games, and hilarious to boot.

What about adventure games like Monkey Island 1/2/3, Longest Journey, Quest for Glory, Gabriel Knight series, Beneath a Steel Sky, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, Sanitarium, Blade Runner, Sam & Max Hit the Road , I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream...

ben---neb:
So it's my Mum's birthday on Saturday and i was going to get her Stacking, a neat looking puzzle game from Double Fine but the computer she has is very basic and can't run it.

It can run her favorite games: Plants vs Zombies and the Lego games. She also likes Lego Rock Raiders and Settlers 6.

Bearing all this in mind I would appreciate suggestions on games she might like.

She likes games which are not hard, strategy based and fun. She will not play any first person/third person games because she can't handle moving around in 3D. Old games are fine as well, probably preferred because the computer isn't great.

Hm, if she doesn't mind artsy or narrative-based games, how about Bastion or Braid?

Some old school Lucasarts adventures are called for here. Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle?

Also, Chip's Challenge

ThePenguinKnight:
Any Tycoon games, or The Sims perhaps?

id recomend the sims 3.. without any expansions. easier than the previous games to get into for new commers

Look around on GOG. There's bound to be something there to tickle her fancy, and it's all but guaranteed that 90% of the games there will run on her PC, however bad it is.

I would definitely recommend Skylanders: Spyros Adventure. i picked it up recently because I needed something kinda on the easy side to play with my GF. A very worthwhile purchase although you can eat through alot of money with it lol.

If you have a wii I recommend the Trauma series. They're pretty addictive and my friends who dislike gaming even found them enjoyable :)

My Mum's been a fan of Bejeweled, Cubis, and Zuma, lately.

She also beat Castle Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake back in the day. So I recommend all those games.

She kinda lost interest in FPS games with the progression of multiple layered/leveled maps. Aiming up and down kinda ruined it for her I think. PC auto aim FTW!

can't help you I'm afraid. My mom doesn't even use the computer, let alone play computer games.

Lilani:

ben---neb:
So it's my Mum's birthday on Saturday and i was going to get her Stacking, a neat looking puzzle game from Double Fine but the computer she has is very basic and can't run it.

It can run her favorite games: Plants vs Zombies and the Lego games. She also likes Lego Rock Raiders and Settlers 6.

Bearing all this in mind I would appreciate suggestions on games she might like.

She likes games which are not hard, strategy based and fun. She will not play any first person/third person games because she can't handle moving around in 3D. Old games are fine as well, probably preferred because the computer isn't great.

Hm, if she doesn't mind artsy or narrative-based games, how about Bastion or Braid?

I thought of that but Braid is too 'out there' for her and Bastion is too combat heavy. She did enjoy Super Mario Bros for the DS but even then I had to do the hard jumps for her!

If you have a Kinect & Xbox, I bought my mom Zumba fitness for her birthday and half of the time she's on the xbox more than I am. /shrugs.

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