Here at AskAboutGames HQ, today's we're surrounded by gloom, rain and mist. As much as it's a tempting time to book an expensive holiday, video games offer us – and your family – a rather more affordable bit of escapism. And it being Monday, the new official UK all-format video game charts have just been revealed.
To help you choose great games for your family, we've gone through those charts covering the previous week and gathered the best selling games of each by their PEGI age rating. This time of year is typically a little quieter in terms of game releases. The Christmas release window is behind us, and 2018's retail and publishing calendar is yet to gear up to full speed. So it's a time for the biggest fish to rub shoulders at the top of the charts. Indeed, aside from the sensationally popular newcomer PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds, every other game in the top ten is from a giant franchise, with Grand Theft Auto V returning to number one well over four years after it's release. It's a game that simply refuses to stop selling.
Slightly more appropriate for the family that games, Super Mario, FIFA, Mario Kart and Zelda are all still thriving near the top of the charts.
It's worth noting that the ratings below denote content that is appropriate in theme and tone. They don't always indicate the ability or age required to necessarily get the most from the game. A three-years-plus rated football management game, for example, won't contain content that would be disturbing for a four-year old, but it may be too complex for a youngster of that age.
FIFA 18 (PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (PS4)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
The Sims 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
Need For Speed Payback (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds (Xbox One)
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
WWE 2K18 (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Call of Duty: WWII (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4, Xbox One)
Data is taken from the Ukie Games Charts 'Top 40 Full-Price Entertainment SOFTWARE' compiled by GfK Chart Track