Does Father’s Day make you think of barbecues in the backyard? Playing catch in the park? Well, if you have a modern dad, you should really be thinking of racking up headshots and one-upping each other’s high scores.
We thought we’d share the manliest, most fatherly videogames you can score for your dad in time for Father’s Day. Luckily, we’ve also got an amazing GameStop coupon for $10 off $89.99+ in-stock orders before June 17, 2012. Just redeem coupon code MANEKINEKO at checkout.
There is barely anything manlier than a Call of Duty game. You might have heard that Modern Warfare 3 broke some truly outrageous sales records. That sure is a lot of dads blowing things up online. Isn’t it time your dad became one of them?
You play as Batman. In an open-world game. And you get to fight Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face and The Riddler. What else needs to be said? This is a particularly fitting game for any dad who has used Halloween as an excuse to put on a cape and cowl.
The Max Payne games have all been testosterone concentrated into a videogame disc, and number 3 is no exception. For the dad who likes a little (or a lot) of grit with their gaming.
Consider this open-world crime epic a grown-up version of playing dress up. What father wouldn’t want to throw on a fedora and pretend to be a hardboiled detective? The game is a total feast for the eyes, too.
The Uncharted games have a very broad appeal, so even if dad isn’t much of a gamer, he (and maybe even mom) will want to watch you play. With charismatic characters, awesome action set-pieces and near-flawless visuals, the whole family will have their eyes glued to the screen.
Bonus: Super Mario Land 3D
Hey, why wouldn’t we include Mario? He’s not only one of the manliest videogame characters around, he’s arguably the first. He rocks a ‘stache, he beats up dinosaurs and he’s saved the princess countless times.
Does your dad ever play videogames? If so, what’s his favorite?