GAMES THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU

XBox: The Official Magazine - - OXM INVESTIGAT­ES -

XBOX CAN DO MORE THAN JUST RAISE YOUR GAMER SCORE

Minecraft

This build­ing and ex­plor­ing game not only al­lows play­ers to give their cre­ativ­ity full rein, but it also pro­vides a means of ac­quir­ing and hon­ing so­cial skills in an in­creas­ingly on­line world.

Over­watch

Two ben­e­fits we can think of for this one. Hand-eye co-or­di­na­tion de­vel­op­ment for those twitch re­ac­tions, and the en­cour­age­ment of solid team-play.

Rock Band

One of many gate­ways into learn­ing mu­sic. Muso snobs might scoff, but wail­ing on those plas­tic in­stru­ments feels good, doesn’t it? We know of a cou­ple mu­si­cians who started with Rock­Band.

Over­cooked 2

Co-op games such as this can work won­ders for de­vel­op­ing team­work skills. With both play­ers re­liant on each other to de­liver those food or­ders, it’s crit­i­cal to learn how to com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively.

As­sas­sin’s Creed

The use of real his­tor­i­cal set­tings in the games’ nar­ra­tive in­spires fur­ther in­ter­est in his­tory and world events. It to­tally inspired Drew’s re­cent trip to Venice, although his girl­friend did call him a nerd when he men­tioned that to her.

Just Dance

Don’t just sit there, couch potato. Get up and boo­gie! Who doesn’t love shak­ing their booty and shap­ing card­board boxes to this one. Think about the ben­e­fits to your health and fit­ness lev­els!

Ker­bal Space Pro­gram

It’s not rocket sci­ence. Oh, wait, yes – it is! This is the kind of trial and er­ror learn­ing we love at OXM. We can’t tell you the num­ber of times we’ve crashed and burned while get­ting to grips with its as­tro­physics.

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