Top 5 Fun PC Games For Kids

Kids are precious and we generally want the best for them as they are growing up. This means that we like to monitor the media a child takes in closely. Sadly, a lot of parents may be a little more out of touch with the gaming world meaning, picking a child-friendly game can quickly become confusing. This list collects some of the most beloved and child-friendly gaming environments you can find in the pc world.

Minecraft

Minecraft is a game kind of similar to Legos. Your kid’s main goal is to build the world of their imagination around them. It’s a simple system that any child can quickly master and does not come with complicated controls. The game features square shaped blocks you can connect together to form a structure. It has other objects such as stairs or little items for them to place but mostly keeps to a cube shaped world. This keeps the building system simple enough to be used by everybody. The game is also one of the few that supports couch co-op meaning you can buy another controller and play along with your child old school style.

If you have an older kid there is also a survival mode they can play in. Survival mode adds an extra challenge to the game by introducing a food and health system. This means your kid will have to keep themselves stocked up on meals to keep going. Additionally, they will have to learn about the enemies in the game, while learning to craft better items in order to take them down. Minecraft also features a sort of story to it where your child will make their way to the Ender to take on the Ender Dragon boss. This gives them a sort of goal instead of just freely playing around. The best part of this game is there won’t be any legos to clean up afterward!

Yooka Laylee

Yooka Laylee is a charming puzzle platforming adventures for humans of all ages. This game features some of the basics of video games. You see an item and have to figure out how to get to it, which usually involves a lot of jumping. This keeps the game simple while still challenging at the same time to keep players from losing interest quickly. The point of the game is also to collect as much stuff as you can. This will encourage children to compete with their friends to see who has collected the most items in the game. Collecting items can breed a healthy bit of competition in any kid being introduced to gaming.

The game itself has several great features to it. For starters the main duo is very comedy driven, giving the whole game a humorous overtone. Secondly, all the characters are talking animals and objects making the world a very fantasy driven atmosphere. Levels also feature several different types of challenges like racing or playing a retro game to earn the game’s currency paiges. This gives your kids a variety of things to do in order to keep their interest for longer amounts of time. If you want to play with them you can go into a mini game mode which also features couch co-op.

Scribblenauts Unlimited

This game falls under the learning category as much as it does the game category. Scribblenauts is a game all about using wordplay to influence the world around you. The story features a character named Maxwell who has a magic notebook. Anything he writes in this notebook will materialize in the real world. The whole goal of the game is to go around solving people’s problems by figuring out what object would best fix their situation. This means that there’s quite a bit of creativity involved at times and your child can use their imagination to help the quest givers out.

The fun really comes in when you realize just how many words you can materialize into the Scribblenauts world. The game contains 1,000s of objects and even has an online mode where players can create their own. While I do suggest monitoring online interactions this can help add hours more of fun to the game. If your child is still in elementary school this game is really great at helping them build their vocabulary and get more into spelling. You can even use it with younger kids to give them a jump start in school without making them cringe at your suggestions of learning.

Scribblenauts Unmasked

Generally, I try to stay away from listing more than one game from the same series. Scribblenauts, however just had to make me break that rule with unmasked. This game brings in the DC universe along with all of their fun gadgets to Maxwell’s notepad. This means you get to explore the world of the DC universe and help out the characters with their missions. You can also spawn in the heroes and villains themselves to create epic battles within levels that get pretty entertaining at times.

Plants Vs. Zombies

Don’t pay too much attention to the zombie part, they are anything but scary in this game. Basically, you have been overrun by zombies and you have to use plants to combat them from overrunning things. That’s right you are letting your kids make an army of plants to do battle for them. That sounds pretty cool so far right, they get to have a somewhat violent game that pretty much no adult could take as anything to mature. The gameplay features tons of different plants and zombie types for your kids to learn about meaning they will be busy for hours on end.

So, where does the learning part come in you ask? This is a strategy game meaning your kids will have to judge zombie movements and plan accordingly. This will cause them to have to learn to properly strategize their resources to get the results they truly want. This is a great way to teach your kids to plan out their purchases and how different decisions can affect the outcome of a game.

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Jessica has been working with the gaming industry for about two years now. She enjoys playing quirky Japanese games and learning about the newest trivia in the industry. When not working with games you may find her chilling with her naked cat Prince Noko... he's pretty cool we guess.
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