With the warm glow of 2017's festive period in the past, and the sometimes bleak evenings of January already upon us, video games can provide a great way to bring your family together as you return from a winter trip out, or scramble to keep spirits high after the weather cancels an event.
To help you choose the best games for your family, we've poured through the data of the official UK games all-format charts covering the previous week – charts which cover console, PC and handheld – and grouped the best selling games of each PEGI age rating. Over December a lot of new gaming systems will have made their way into many homes. And the January sales sprung into life as early as Christmas morning for some online retailers. So the charts this week likely reflect what's been popular with proud new console and PC owners picking the very best from their new machines' existing libraries, and bargain hunters' favourites available at reduced prices.
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)
Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One)
Rocket League: Collectors' Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (PS4)
The Sims 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
Need For Speed Payback (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Star Wars: Battlefront II (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds (Xbox One)
WWE 2K18 (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Call of Duty: WWII (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Grand Theft Auto V (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