Video games aren’t only made for adults, kids should also play video games in their leisure time as video games tend to increase creativity and concentration as well.
However, there are tons of video games out there and most of them contain violence and gore which can be harmful for many young bucks out there and that is why we have curated a list of the 12 Best Video Games For Kids that will give them a good time.
The video games that we’re about to mention in our list today contain little or no violence and we can promise that these games will not affect your child in any negative manner. So without wasting any moment let’s get started.
12 Best Video Games for Kids
1. Rocket League
|Release Date||July 7, 2015|
|Platforms||PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
The first game that we decided to put on our list today is Rocket League and if your kid is a soccer fan then we’re sure that he/she is going to love this game.
Rocket League is basically a soccer game but the players control vehicles instead of soccer athletes. Yes! Players need to use vehicles and take the huge ball which will be present at the center of the arena at the start and score by putting it inside the goalpost of the opponent.
The gameplay is really responsive and smooth where players can drive their vehicles at high speeds use speed boosts and even make their vehicles jump to control the ball.
The visuals on the other hand are impressive and we’re pretty sure that kids are going to enjoy this game with their friends or parents.
2. Mario Kart 8
|Release Date||May 29, 2014|
|Platforms||Nintendo Switch, Wii U|
On number 2 we have Mario Kart 8 and it is a Kart racing game from one of the most loved video game franchises known as Mario.
Players in this game need to control characters from the Mario franchise such as Bowser, Princess, Luigi, etc., and race against other players.
The task is simple and that is to cross the finish line before other players in order to win the race. Players can even slow down their opponents using different abilities and weapons.
The visuals of this game have drastically improved over its predecessors and the gameplay is much more responsive and smooth. Do check out Mario Kart 8 for a fun and exquisite kart racing experience.
|Release Date||November 18, 2011|
|Platforms||PC, Mobile, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS3, PS4, PS5|
If you’ve been keeping up with the information regarding the gaming world, then you must be aware of the game called Minecraft. It is a sandbox game that is also considered one of the most-played video games ever.
Minecraft is in my opinion the perfect game to play with your child on weekends. This game contains a little bit of violence but that really isn’t going to impact your child in a negative manner.
Players in this game need to survive in the vast world of Minecraft and find means and ways to build their kingdoms or houses.
Well if you’re a new player in Minecraft, then this game might be a bit tricky for you, and for that, a beginner’s Minecraft guide will surely be really helpful. Different Types of houses can be built in Minecraft such as Japanese houses, Two-story houses, etc.
4. Forza Horizon 4
|Release Date||September 28, 2018|
|Platforms||Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC|
Forza Horizon 4 is no doubt considered one of the greatest car simulator games of all time and if you’re looking for a good racing game with spectacular visual quality then Forza Horizon 4 is what you should surprise them with.
This staggering racing game is set in a fictionalized open-world environment of Great Britain where players can drive and race using their favorite vehicles.
Players in this game can play both offline and online with the online server supporting up to 72 players. Forza Horizon 4 also features an impressive dynamic weather system that depicts the change of seasons.
The visuals are one of the things that will definitely make you fall in love with this game as they’re really soothing and the gameplay is fast-paced and responsive as well. This is surely one of the best games that you can enjoy with your kid in your free time.
|Release Date||September 1, 2006|
|Platforms||PC, Mobile, Xbox One, Xbox Sries X/S|
On the fifth spot we have Roblox and this game actually grew a lot and gained tons of loyal audience during the pandemic.
Roblox is an online game platform where new game developers can create and play their own games with their friends.
There are tons of great games created by little game developers in Roblox and you can enjoy those games with your kids.
I personally believe that Roblox is a great platform to play games with your kids as the games are mostly cartoon-like and don’t contain violence.
6. Stardew Valley
|Release Date||February 26, 2016|
|Platforms||PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mobile|
Stardew Valley is one of the best relaxing games to play with your child after a tiring day. This game’s storyline starts with the customizable character inheriting his/her grandfather’s farm in a place known as Stardew Valley.
This game is a farming simulator where players need to build up their inherited farm and improve it over time. The gameplay is in 2D and players can grow different types of crops and even sell them later in the game.
The visuals of this game give more of a retro feel and that feels soothing and impressive, Don’t forget to check out Stardew Valley for more impressive and staggering gameplay.
7. Sonic Frontiers
|Release Date||November 8, 2022|
|Platforms||Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
Sonic is a great video game character who is loved by gamers all around the world and this game is the recent installment in the Sonic video game franchise.
Players in this game need to explore the Starfall Islands as Sonic to collect the Chaos Emeralds. This game integrates elements from the previous Sonic game known as Sonic The Hedgedog.
The visuals on the other hand are exquisite and have been upgraded over the previous games in the Sonic franchise. This might be the best game to play until the upcoming Sonic entry, Sonic Superstars, is released.
8. Cut The Rope
Another game on our list is Cut The Rope and it is the first main entry in the Cut The Rope franchise where players need to feed a specific candy to a cute small monster.
You might be thinking that it’s easy but it’s not as the candy is tied to different types of ropes and if you cut down the wrong one, the candy would fall down and you’d lose the level.
There are numerous levels present in the game as well that players will unlock as they progress further into the game. Do check out Cut The Rope for interesting gameplay elements.
9. Untitled Goose Game
|Release Date||September 20, 2019|
|Platforms||Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One|
Untitled Goose Game is a stealth game where players control a Goose that bothers the inhabitants of an English village.
The objective of this game is simple: to bother the inhabitants and players can do that by using the Goose’s different types of abilities.
Untitled Goose’s gameplay is staggering where the Goose can run, jump honk, duck, and even flap its wings. The visuals of this game are cartoon-like and as per our research, this game can surely be played by kids for entertainment.
10. Fall Guys
|Release Date||August 4, 2020|
|Platforms||Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
On number 10 we have Fall Guys and it is one of the best Battle Royale games out there we decided to include this game on our list today as well.
There are several different match modes present in this game such as race, capture the flag, etc. My personal favorite is the race mode where players need to race and reach the finish line. Reaching the finish line can be a strenuous task as there will be many hurdles along the way.
11. Rec Room
|Platforms||Mobile, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
Rec Room is a multiplayer game that consists of a game creation system as well and this game can also be played using a VR headset.
This game consists of several built-in multiplayer games and the games include mostly first-person shooters, battle Royale, sports games, etc.
Players can have an immense amount of fun while playing this game with their friends and family. Do check out Rec Room for more fun content.
12. Super Mario 3D World
|Release||November 21, 2013|
|Platforms||Wii U, Nintendo Switch|
We decided to end our list of the greatest kid’s games with none other than Super Mario 3D World and this might be the best game on our list as the levels in this game are open and extremely friendly.
This game is specially designed from scratch for co-op play and players can have an immense amount of fun enjoying this game with their friends and family.
This was it for our list of the 10 Best Games to enjoy with your kid and we hope you must be aware of which game you will play with your kid next. However, everything is good in moderation and you shouldn’t let your child play video games for too long as it would surely prove to be physically and mentally harmful.
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