The six best games to play with family this 2015 holiday season

6. Just Dance 2016

Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4

The seventh installment of the Just Dance series brings a few new features to the game, making it an ideal way for families to completely embarrass themselves in front of each other.

If you’ve never played a Just Dance game before, they basically involve players selecting a song from a list and following the motions of the on-screen dancer(s). By using the various consoles’ motion controller accessories (PlayStation Camera, PlayStation Move, Kinect, Wii Remotes), players get judged on how accurately they followed the moves.

Along with the standard competitive Dance Party mode, the latest iteration brings the ability to play cooperatively with other players to reach those high scores. There’s also the World Video Challenge, where players can compete with people across the world in a pre-recorded environment. And the new Showtime feature for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U brings a karaoke element to the game – and every family loves karaoke, right?

But the best feature of the game is the ability to use your smartphone as a controller, which means you can have six players join in the fun. Most of the tracks in the game are pretty recent, but there are few from yesteryear that your grandparents will no doubt enjoy.

Published Nov. 24th 2015

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