Despite what your 11 year old might tell you in his letter to Santa, Grand Theft Auto 5 probably is not the best gift you can give to a child. With the computer game industry booming it can be hard to know what the best options are when you’re purchasing for a young one. Obviously, you want something that’s suitable, but you don’t be forking out your cash for some sort of half-baked pong knockoff.
This article takes you through a list of the five best computer games for kids. Follow the advice, then head to the Warner Bros website and pick out an appropriate, yet entertaining game for your child. This way you avoid the awkward conversation where you have to explain to your child what that red substance spilling out of Sub-Zero’s chest is when they’re playing Mortal Kombat.
Lego Game Series
You can’t go wrong with games from the Lego series. Delivering chunks of block-sized fun combined with humour and great, puzzle solving challenges; Lego games are perfect for the young and young at heart. Lego has a range of licences so you can find a Lego game to cater for any tastes. Titles include Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Lego Chima: Laval’s Journey and Lego Harry Potter Years 1—4.
This very unique game series is the perfect tool to unlock your child’s creativity. Scribblenauts has players solving puzzles with images they’ve drawn themselves. A unique experience for any gamer, this game really puts your child’s problem solving abilities to the test and gets them thinking outside the box to come up with solutions. You can’t say that about the new Call of Duty game!
Game Party 3
Available for the Nintendo Wii, Game Party 3 brings families closer together with a range of exciting, motion controller fun. This is the perfect game to share with less experienced gamers and makes a great party activity or the perfect way to spend the afternoon. Enjoy the various motion control challenges and test your mettle.
Midway Arcade Origins
It’s time to take your kids back to a simpler time and give them an introduction to some of the classic titles from your youth. Midway Arcade Origins features a range of iconic computer games including Joust, Defender and Gauntlet. Relive your youth and bond with your children as you play these games that will never go out of style.
Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp
Older kids will love solving mysteries with Scooby Doo and the gang in Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp. Scooby Doo has been a favourite character for generations and you’ll enjoy introducing your kids to Fred, Wilma, Daphne and Shaggy, helping them use clues to uncover mysteries and develop their powers of deduction.
What do you think about our list? Do you have any additional suggestions you think we should have included? Is there anything you wouldn’t have put on the list? Leave any comments, suggestions or questions in the section below.