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Top Ten Games For Kid

Top Ten Games For Kid

It used to be that kid’s games were easily categorized. They had quirky mascot characters, were usually plat former style games, and had bright and light-hearted settings. While many of these elements remain in the kid’s games of today, there’s a much wider variety of games styles for kids to enjoy. The great thing about kid’s games is that the game play can usually be enjoyed by gamers of all ages. Here are ten of the best games and series of games for kids, and kids at heart.

Animal Crossing – Animal Crossing is a brilliant virtual life simulator in which players can build up and decorate their houses, meet and befriend the local citizens, and perform a wide variety of unique side games. The graphics and setting are relaxing and ambient, making this a great game for children, and players of all ages.

Pokemon – Pokemon is all about battling, which may concern parents at first glance, but is done so in a very light-hearted and even comedic style. The fantasy settings are all colourful and cheerful, and the stories are simple, enjoyable fare. Children have loved the Pokemon franchise for many years, and many have even stuck with it as they’ve grown up, still as entranced by the game play and adorable Pokemon as ever.

Zelda – Zelda provides a great mix of action and puzzle, wrapped around stories of heroism and sacrifice. The games stimulate players, testing both their reflexes and their brains to solve long, twisting dungeons, forcing them to utilizing their tools effectively. Inspiring music and beautiful graphics round out the package in this world renowned series.

Mario – Gaming’s icon, Mario has always delivered some of the best game play available for its time, featuring secrets, action, and fun. The series hasn’t missed a beat in its transition to 3-D, nor have the older games lost any of their appeal, as evidenced by the sales of the re-released remakes on Nintendo’s handheld gaming systems, and in the Wii Store.

Harry Potter – Being based on the world’s best selling series of all-time, and one aimed at children (at least to start with), Harry Potter is naturally suited for younger gamers, and all fans of the series. The games put the player in the shows of any of the main heroes of the tale, Ron, Hermione, or Harry himself, and often involve delving into the detailed mythos of the world, solving puzzles, and battling enemies.

Backyard Sports – If you feel your child is playing too many games, what better way to get them interested in sports than with the Backyard Sports series of games, which take real pro athletes, shrink them down, and plop adorable, super-deformed heads on their comparatively puny shoulders. These sports simulations offer easy to learn play mechanics, introducing the rules and methods of play of the different sports in an easily digestible format to a potential legion of future fans and players.

Wii Play – Like Backyard Sports, Wii Play, as well as Wii Sports, are a great way to get children physically active, forcing them up off the couch and into the game. By requiring sweeping motions of Wii-mote, players often have a blast, and find themselves exhausted afterward. Wii Play is a great combination of game and exercise, that feels completely fulfilling and rewarding in a way that few other games can.

Little Big Planet – One of the more charming and creative games to come along in some time, and perfectly suited for younger gamers. Players must develop their character and use its skills to interact with the landscape in many different ways, overcoming obstacles and puzzles along the way. A great online component means players can journey to other player’s planets as well, and have them visit their own planet.

Guitar Hero – Great fun for gamers of all ages, requiring blistering reflexes and a refined sense of rhythm, while also introducing gamers to classic songs of the past and present. Guitar Hero has inspired more people than ever to pick up a guitar and embrace music and the power it holds than ever before.

Hasbro Family Games Night – A collection of some of the greatest Hasbro board games is a great way to bring the family together for a night of fun, and this is exactly what Family Games Night does. Featuring Connect4, Sorry!, Boggle, Yahtzee, and Battleship, any night spent with this game promises to be a night of fun.