PS3 Christmas party games 2008

In our Xbox 360 Christmas games guide last week I went through some casual party games to keep you and your family amused at Christmas time if you own an Xbox 360. Now it’s time to see what Sony’s massive machine has to offer to make Christmas a bit more bearable if you’re bored of Bond films and sprouts.

The most obvious place to start is Sony’s karaoke game SingStar which they’ve migrated over to the PS3. The latest additions are SingStar Volume 3 and the SingStar ABBA add-ons with loads of new tracks to sing along to with those red and blue USB microphones. Although the hardware’s been usurped by Microsoft’s motion sensitive mics which light up, SingStar is still a lot of fun if you’ve got people gathered around who are willing to shamelessly sing in front of others. This new track list includes songs and videos from the likes of Lionel Richie, Leo Sayer, Happy Mondays, David Bowie and Kate Bush. There’s no brand new hits here but they’re all karaoke classics to add to your collection.

If singing’s less your thing then there’s always Little Big Planet. This much-hyped title is now available to buy and is a platformer with a difference in that you can design your own characters and levels and even post them on the PS Network for other people to try out. And of course you can play it with others as you explore some really odd worlds.

And if you fancy proving you’ve got more knowledge than your Gran or even your Grandchildren, Buzz! Quiz TV is a quiz show that’s sure to get everyone giggling round the TV screen (or throwing your Buzz controller at the nearest relative’s face). Featuring Jason Donovan as the quiz show host Buzz, there are a number of general knowledge and specialist music and movie rounds to keep you busy. Each game takes around 30 minutes to play and you’ll get a good few games out of it before you hear some repeat questions.

Well, there’s just some ideas for some PS3 games to keep your family entertained on Christmas day. Next week we’ll be looking at the king of party and casual games – the Wii.

Remember, if you fancy getting any of the games mentioned, make sure you do it through us; use any of the links below for the best prices, and that goes for everything else mentioned in this show as well. Oh, and while you are on Amazon don’t forget to do your Christmas shopping too – you can’t just buy games for yourself!

Get the games now
New: Buy SingStar from Amazon.com
New: Buy SingStar ABBA from Amazon.com
New: Buy SingStar Volume 3 from Amazon.com
New: Buy LittleBigPlanet from Amazon.com
New: Buy Buzz! Quiz TV from Amazon.com

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