Five Games You Probably Shouldn’t Buy Your Dad For Father’s Day

If Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge isn’t available for purchase, here are some games you should steer clear of buying this Father’s Day. There’s also a few alternative that would make the perfect gift. [divider] [/divider]

MADDEN-NFL-16Don’t be that son or daughter that purchases your dad last year’s hottest sporting title for half the price. Whilst it’ll be incredibly similar to this year’s iteration, it’ll be missing the latest features, updated teams and will just genuinely show him that your love for him isn’t as strong as it used to be. Madden 17 (REVIEW) came out last week and with FIFA 17 and NBA 2k17 being only just a few weeks away, nothing says I love you more than the latest sporting title.[divider] [/divider]

TEDDY-TOGETHERWhilst being Nintendo’s biggest release over the last few months, complete with a huge marketing budget and TV spots to boot, the game isn’t half bad, but it’s definitely aimed at kids. As tempting as it would be to buy it for yourself, and palm it off as a Father’s Day present, there are a number of great 3DS titles that would probably be much better suited. For instance, Metroid: Federation Force (REVIEW ROUND-UP) launches just in time (this Saturday) and it’s actually not too bad.[divider] [/divider]

MIGHTY-NO.-9Retro games are always a fantastic gift on special occasions like this. Mighty No 9 is the game that was said to be a reinvention of the old-school Mega Man games. Whilst this appealed to many gamers in the lead up to release and was easily one of the most hyped games of 2016, it failed to meet its mark and it’s definitely not all that good. For a retro fix, definitely go with the Mega Man Legacy Collection which features six quality Mega Man games in one.[divider] [/divider]

GHOSTBUSTERSAnother game that might be appealing based on the name alone. The original Ghostbusters released in 1984, and is still one of the most iconic movies of all time. The franchise was rebooted earlier this year with a movie (which wasn’t half bad), and a game (which actually had nothing to do with either movies) and it absolutely sucks. It lacks direction and as much as I tried to like it, I couldn’t. Want to get your dad a game based on a franchise that he might already be into? Go with Batman Arkham Knight (REVIEW) or LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (REVIEW) which are both great games.[divider] [/divider]

FARMING-SIMULATOR-2017Look, whilst it’s tempting based on name alone, and it might be endearing to get your father something that represents his weekend activities, just don’t do it. There’s a number of games on this list as well as a number of great games that you could purchase which would delight him all the same.[divider] [/divider]