Here is a great game. I say this because it was a game that we purchased for our one daughter at age 8 for her birthday because we also bought her a PS2. We wanted a game that was somewhat adventurous and easy to understand.
I must say this was just the game we wanted. Sometimes she came to her father and I to help her as she would get stuck at times. And well We ended up getting right into this game. It was perfect because it was a game that ended up getting the whole family involved. Before we new it our other daughter was playing it too. We were kinda up set once we finished the game because we all had fun with this game. Definilty for ages 8-10 if you ask me. But all in all was a fun game for the whole family. States that it is for ages 10+.
Perfect for a gift when you really don't know what else to get.
Update On May 03, 2008: I wanted to add the title of this game because I forgot and I received a message asking what the name was. I wasn't thinking that if someone is unfamilar with video games, then they wouldn't reconize this game. Therefore the name of the game is Ice Age 2 the Meltdown.