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Safe Video Games for Children

Updated on March 11, 2016

Whats Safe?

If you are like me you have no idea what is out there, let alone what is really safe.

My sons love video games.

Their opinions diifer about what games are"cool" and which ones are not.

Of course they both think that the games I do not let them, play are the best.......

I m going to try to look at video games that are suitable for children. Children 10 and under.

There is so many games , several different types of consoles and sometimes the ratings don't always help.

Please post yours link to help all the parent out there who have no idea what is safe for there younger child to play.


Mindcraft - My sons are addicted it annoying but I play it too....

Most Popular Video Games for Kids

1. Minecraft

Minecraft would have to be the ultimate video game for kids! Its success with children, parents, schools, teachers, and everyone inbetween has been beyond incredible. Kids can create and explore their very own world where the only limit is their imagination. With players around the globe building and creating together, Minecraft ticks every box; it’s educational, social, creative and an endless source of fun.

Ages: Everyone

2. Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Created to immerse children in a stunning world of visual effects and powerful music, Disney Fantasia is an incredible journey into sight, sound and movement. Harnessing the power of Kinect, players use natural gesture-based motion to direct and control action on the screen, meaning that the game is not only amazingly engaging, it is also very active and physical.

Ages: Everyone

3. Zoo Tycoon

I think it’s safe to say that we have all wanted to work in a zoo at some stage in our lives (I still do!). Zoo Tycoon makes this a reality for young players who can design, build and manage their very own zoo. The perfect game for all animal lovers, your child can have face to face interactions with their animals, adopt, care, and even release animals into the wild.

Ages: Everyone

4. Just Dance 2015

With a star studded lineup that looks like the guest list for the Grammys, Just Dance 2015 will blow the minds of any music/dance lover. Easily one of the most popular video games for kids over the past few years, Just Dance encourages your child to get active and perfect their dance moves, choreographed to all of theirfavorite songs. They can compete against their past performances and even challenge friends anywhere in the world to beat their score. This games does also require Kinect.

Ages: 10+

5. Angry Birds: Star Wars

What started as an amusing iPhone app has now exploded into one of the biggest games of all time. Angry Birds: Star Wars is, as you might have expected, the unlikely partnering of feathers and the force. Available on pretty much every platform imaginable, the game keeps the familiar Angry Birds gameplay, bringing it to the big screen in true Star Wars style.

Ages: 10+

6. Farming Simulator 2016

It may sound like an unlikely video game for kids, but Farming Simulator 15 (and the original Farming Simulator) is one of the biggest hits there has been in the simulation genre. Not just for kids from the country, Farming Simulator allows players to grow a giant working farm by tending to crops, harvesting produce, and selling goods. A surprisingly addictive and strategic game!

Ages: Everyone

7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

It may not be at the educational end of the spectrum, but if you want the hottest video game on the shelves, then LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is the one to get. The LEGO franchise has been hugely successful with its high quality gameplay and impressive graphics, all set in exciting LEGO worlds. In Marvel Super Heroes, players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they take on a mission to save the Earth.

Ages: 10+

8. Child of Light

Child of Light is one of the most beautiful and highly acclaimed video games for kids there is. With stunningly detailed and gorgeously illustrated graphics, Aurora the lead female character embarks on a quest to recapture the three sources of light and restore the kingdom of Lemuria. The perfect choice for any child that is absorbed by a fun, visual and playful storyline.

Ages: 10+

9. Portal 2

Portal 2 has been around for a while but it has not lost even a fraction of what made it such a huge hit. Stillone of the best puzzle games ever created, Portal has players jumping through futuristic gateways to progress from level to level. Requiring a thoughtful and imaginative mind, Portal is a great option if you are looking for a fun, brain-stretching puzzle game to entertain and challenge your kids for hours.

Ages: 10+

What do me and my Kids Like.............

Own: My Kids love this game. They play it for hours. What I like about it is that they can go do their own thing and the screen splits. There is less fighting and more fun.

Own: My kids really like this game. There is a lot of sword fighting and lego guys falling apart. The screen splits and they can do their own thing without fighting.

Rented: We kept it for 3 days. The boys protested when I had to return it. They had a lot of fun and did not fight. The five year old wants to own it.

Rented: It is a 2 player game and they said it was confusing. They liked it though and played it. My oldest the 10 year old would like to own it but the 5 year old did not care either way.

Rented: the boys loved it. They played it for hours. They did get bored after the second day. They still ask me to buy it so they can play it just not all the time.

Own: My kids really like this game Especially the 5 year old. They can both play together or apart. Like the other Lego games there is fighting and the characters fall apart but it is funny and harmless. They like the canteena area because they can become anyone they want.

Own: Rated E 10+ My Older son who is 10 loves this game it is less dark and scary than its predecessor. But there is a lot of fighting and strange creatures. Watch you younger children.

THESE ARE ONLY SOME WE HAVE PLAYED A LOT MORE ON THE PC AND PLAY STATIONS AND SOME OF THE OLDER NINTENDO MACHINES. We also have some that are rated T for teen for the hunter in our family.

CHECK THIS OUTAmazons Top 20 Video Games of 2012

New Video Games - Super Mario Brothers

New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad ... and your Mii character! Now's your chance to step inside the Mushroom Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play. Up to five players can jump into the fun, with up to four people using Wii Remote controllers and one on the Wii U GamePad. The experience is different, depending on which controller is used.

Release Date: November 18, 2012

E for Everyone: Comic Mischief

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Lego Lord of the RIngs

Release Date: November 16 , 2012

Gamers can relive Peter Jackson's version of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy (albeit with small plastic blocks and vintage Traveller's Tales humor) as they join Frodo, Aragorn, and the rest of the Fellowship in LEGO The Lord of the Rings.

Paper Mario

Nintendo s classic Paper Mario franchise gets a fresh 3D look in its hand-held debut. Stickers are the backbone of Mario s newest adventure in which players use stickers found in the game to not only win battles but to solve puzzles .

Release Date: November 11, 2012

Rated - E for Everyone

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Intelligent Systems

Wii Older Version: Super Paper Mario Nintendo Wii (1 Player; Nintendo Selects)

Xbox 360 - Angry Birds

Angry Birds Trilogy bundles the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio.

Lego City

Release Date 12/31/2012

System:Wii U

No. of Players:1 playe

Category: Action, Adventure


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      OffgamersLLC 4 years ago

      Nice post! Thanks for sharing.