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Dr. Rosenrosen
02-03-03, 08:55 AM
Over Christmas, my father-in-law happened to visit one of his grandkids where he played Madden 2003 on the PS2. He was so hooked, he went out and bought a PS2, and Madden 2003!

We mentioned that we'd get him a game or two for the PS2. I'm pretty sure we'll get Tiger Woods 2003 (he's a golf nut), but does anyone have some recommendations for a game that would be appropriate for a 60-year-old? Assume: not much violence, fairly straightforward gameplay. And that Vice City is the last game we'd ever get for him. :)

jw2299
02-03-03, 09:00 AM
How about a light RPG like ICO or Okage?

I'd also recommend a puzzle game, but I don't know of any good one for PS2.

darkside
02-03-03, 09:03 AM
60 and gaming. :thumbsup:

Tiger is a good choice. If he likes other sports think about NBA 2K3 or NHL 2K3. Gran Turismo 3 is a great racing game and almost everyone likes racing cars.

Trigger
02-03-03, 09:33 AM
I don't know the man, but as good as Ico is, I don't think he'd dig it. Something along the lines of a Nascar game or Gran Tourismo. Other than that - he'll most likely be most into games like Madden - sports games. Hockey, Golf, Soccer, basketball, soccer. :/ If my dad was still alive, he'd like Nascar and probably a golf game.

edit: OH and bass fishing. :)

Captain Harlock
02-03-03, 10:40 AM
You might want to try a baseball game too. Or possibley even a boxing game like Knockout Kings 2002. He might get a kick out of playing as Ali.

Dr. Rosenrosen
02-03-03, 02:02 PM
Many thanks for all the advice! I think racing or fishing may fit the bill, but boxing is a possibility. Thanks again.

Decker
02-03-03, 02:19 PM
My father in law is mid-50s and he loves to play my copies of ATV Offroad Fury (an easy, arcadey racer), Gran Tourismo 3 and especially Hot Shot Golf 3. He dismissed HSG3 saying "I don't like golf", but later in the trip spent hours playing it and demolished all my high scores :mad:
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 is a wonderful game and a whole lot easier to master than GT3. Besides what middle aged man hasn't wanted to blow past the police is a hot ferrari or porsche?