Video games are often thought to be power fantasies about shooting. While many offer this experience, there are a growing number that look at other sources of power. In particular, the power our parents hold over us and the power we hope to grant to our children.
The games in this list offer a chance to step into the shoes of a child or a parent and navigate the stormy waters of journeying to adulthood and independence. They offer a new way to look at attachment, aspirations and the inevitability of disappointment and disagreement with those who know us best.
This list includes 18 games from the last 11 years, with 881 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to make peace with your parents (or children). We break them down into the following areas: