First rule of playing video games with your kids is to ignore all age ratings. Second rule of playing video games with your kids is to ignore all age ratings. Third rule of playing video games with your kids is to ignore all age ratings.
I don’t have an X-Box, but I did introduce my daughter to GTA on the play station which she enjoyed a lot – open world, lots to do and very forgiving.
Fifa is also a good shout because you can play against each other, fighting games are good for the same reason. At first you may need to let him win from time to time so that he’s not too disheartened, but it won’t be long before he’s handing you your head on a plate.
I had many, many happy hours playing Hearthstone with my son. It’s a free on line card game – but not available on consoles, we mainly played it on a tablet.
Most important thing is to find a game you both enjoy and remember – ignore the age ratings!