Father’s Day is this Sunday, just in case you needed that reminder, and some fathers just so happen to be gamers.
I thought it would be good to make a list of games for dads that might just be the perfect choice for what to get him this Father’s Day. Of course, every dad is different. No dad is the same. However, these games (to me) seem to exude the dad-est energy. If you’ve got a gamer dad, why not have a look?
So join me, children of fathers, for a trip down Daddery Lane (sorry) as we look at some Father’s Day gift ideas for the average gamer dad.
For the cleaning father
PowerWash Simulator, out of all the games on this list, is easily the dad game. It’s a game where you go around power-washing stuff until it’s squeaky clean. Dads love this stuff. It’s an important part of their life.
Gran Turismo 7
For the driving father
Gran Turismo 7 is a dad game in my eyes because my dad loves it. If your dad is a Top Gear dad, he’ll enjoy Gran Turismo 7. You drive around in cool cars and go vroom vroom. Dads love to go vroom vroom.
Gran Turismo 7 is available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5:
- PS4: Amazon Australia ($79) | Dick Smith ($69) | eBay ($79)
- PS5: Amazon Australia ($79) | Dick Smith ($89) | eBay ($79)
For the history buff father
Dads love Sid Meier’s Civilisation, and the most recent game of the series is a goodie. If your dad has an interest in historical figures and strategy games, this will probably become his new favourite if he hasn’t gotten on it yet.
For the rabid metal father
DOOM Eternal is an essential play for any gamer dad that just wants to go absolutely nuts. The fast-paced boomer shooter will have your father letting out all his rage into yucky-looking baddies, which may distract him from telling you to clean your room for the fifth time today.
The Last of Us: Part 1
For the father father
While it’s not out just yet, The Last of Us: Part 1 is out on Friday so you can be sure that your dad hasn’t played this one yet. It’s a ground-up remake of the original game, using the newer technology that Naughty Dog has. Not only is it one of the best dad-like games, but the graphics will have your dad going, “Wow!” It’s also about a dad! Combo!!
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
For the Step-Dad Who Stepped Up
When I suggested recommending Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury as a good Switch game for your dad, my coworker Zac Kelly agreed and sent me this shirt as his reasoning behind it. And it’s all true. Super Mario 3D World is a great game for the whole family, but Bowser’s Fury is a tale of Mario having to take the son of his enemy under his wing after his enemy goes into a little goofy mode. Strong stepdad energy.
For the Cooking Dada
While Cooking Mama may not be a game that caters to many dads (that’s not to say that they cannot play it, I love the thought of a Cooking Mama dad), Cooking Simulator is easily a game for the cooking father. It’s a more realistic look at the average cooking game while also allowing for chaos. Dads love chaos.
Cursed To Golf
For the golfing father
I believe that dads love a challenge, and they also love golf, so Cursed To Golf is a perfect game for the golfing dad. Not only is it a golf-like game, but it’s also a huge pain in the ass. I love this game, it’s a whole lot of fun. I’m sure your golfing dad will love it too.
Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015
For the showering father
If you buy Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015, it would be funny. That’s all. It would be a funny goof. He would either laugh with you, or not be able to look you in the eye ever again. A goofy trick for a funny Father’s Day prank.
Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 is available for PC.
Are you a gaming father? What’s a game that a child of yours has bought you that you enjoyed, and recommend to other gamer dads? Or, on the other hand, have you ever bought your dad a game that he ended up becoming obsessed with? Let us know!
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