If you want to avoid giving Grand Theft Auto 5 to a pleading child this Christmas, congratulations. Not only are you a good, law-abiding citizen, you're also a mature and responsible adult. It is an 18 for a reason, after all. So what's the alternative? If said child has a Nintendo Wii U console, then LEGO City Undercover is a brilliant substitute.
Not only is it completely non-violent (they're just LEGO men and women, after all), it has helicopters, cars and bikes to commandeer as you strive to put criminals behind bars where they belong. With a massive world to explore and 60 hours of gameplay needed to see everything the game has to offer, this is a wonderful gem of a game that deserves more credit than it's getting. As an added bonus, it's also full of funny references that only grown-ups will get, including nods to The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption and countless cop shows. Marvellous.
Check out our full LEGO City Undercover review.