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    • elsmore1
    • By elsmore1 3rd Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    Football game for children
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 5:38 PM
    Football game for children 3rd Feb 18 at 5:38 PM
    Hi My son is 8 and I am looking to get him a football based PC game such as PES rather than football manager. Is this game suitable? I would look at an older version first for about £10 rather than buy the latest.

    Any advice appreciated.
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 3rd Feb 18, 8:39 PM
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    PES has a pegi rating of 3 years old so should be fine content wise for your son - although I believe there are online features so you may want to disable/supervise those if possible.

    As for under £10....cdkeys have pes 2017 for £5.49. Link here if you want it:
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    • Bigphil1474
    • By Bigphil1474 5th Feb 18, 7:56 AM
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    I'd suggest an older version of FIFA if he's a football fan. Fifa has the licenses for clubs and players. Even the older versions will have players he recognises, and the clubs obviously. PES has very few club licenses so some clubs are known by different names, especially non city named teams e.g. Arsenal = North London, Everton = Merseyside Blue. You can faff about and change the names but it is a real faff. A lot of the players have their names changed too. I'd suggest Fifa 16 or 17, although the last good version of Fifa was 14 (imo). The menu's and appearance are better in Fifa although the action is probably slightly better in PES - not much in it though.
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    • By donnajunkie 6th Feb 18, 11:36 PM
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    Pes and fifa are both suitable for kids. I would ask which they prefer as you wouldnt want to get one only for them to say they wish you got the other. Also get the most recent version you can thats at an acceptable price for you. If on pc ensure your pc can run it. The back of the games box will tell you the minimum system requirements.
    • Lagamorph
    • By Lagamorph 8th Feb 18, 11:58 AM
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    To be honest I wouldn't say that Fifa is suitable for children anymore.
    It's filled to the brim with real money gambling now and is essentially a themed casino game at this point that has already caused multiple adult players to run up thousands of pounds in debt, and resulted in several huge credit card bills for unsuspecting parents who've left a credit card linked to an Xbox Live/PSN account.
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    • By Chickabiddybex 8th Feb 18, 1:54 PM
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    Only if they have a card attached to their Playstation account and I don't see why a child would.
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    • Bigphil1474
    • By Bigphil1474 9th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
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    There's no need to ever link a credit card to a PS account for anyone - buy vouchers from the supermarket or online - it's usually cheaper too, and no risk.
    • Lagamorph
    • By Lagamorph 12th Feb 18, 8:29 AM
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    It's not unusual at all for parents to end up leaving a credit card linked to an Xbox Live/PSN account without even realising it after making a single purchase and not noticing the "Remember my card details" option. There's been a few instances of this reported previously.

    Fortunately action is starting to be taken against lootbox gambling, so in future Fifa could very well end up with an 18 rating because of it's inclusion of gambling.
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    • By DCFC79 12th Feb 18, 9:01 PM
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    To be honest I wouldn't say that Fifa is suitable for children anymore.
    It's filled to the brim with real money gambling now and is essentially a themed casino game at this point that has already caused multiple adult players to run up thousands of pounds in debt, and resulted in several huge credit card bills for unsuspecting parents who've left a credit card linked to an Xbox Live/PSN account.
    Originally posted by Lagamorph
    If the parents were to put certain measures to prevent the huge bills it would be fine.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 19th Feb 18, 1:43 PM
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    My 6 year old plays Fifa on his Nintendo DS and Wii.. very happy with those. He can't read well enough to play the career modes!
    • nkkingston
    • By nkkingston 20th Feb 18, 4:39 PM
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    My other half got into Football manager when he was about 8 (or ChampMan, as it was known back then!). It may seem dry, but some kids really love the hard core statistical stuff; they're just sponges for facts at that age. Really good for geography and maths, too. If you're thinking about PES, keep an eye out for games theme around international tournaments (we have the last Euros one) since there'll be less pressure to upgrade to the new season and the licensing issue isn't so obvious.
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 20th Feb 18, 4:42 PM
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    I'd suggest an older version of FIFA if he's a football fan. Fifa has the licenses for clubs and players. Even the older versions will have players he recognises, and the clubs obviously. PES has very few club licenses so some clubs are known by different names, especially non city named teams e.g. Arsenal = North London, Everton = Merseyside Blue. You can faff about and change the names but it is a real faff. A lot of the players have their names changed too. I'd suggest Fifa 16 or 17, although the last good version of Fifa was 14 (imo). The menu's and appearance are better in Fifa although the action is probably slightly better in PES - not much in it though.
    Originally posted by Bigphil1474
    I remember an old 90s football game I had, possibly on the original play station didn't have the player or club licenses, one club was called something like Manchester Devils & had Ryan Griggs!!
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