Best Kids Games on PC

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 9:36 am

These games are SuperParent approved!

With so many games available for PC, it can be hard to know where to begin! If your kids are interested in playing games on PC, our list highlights some of the best kid-friendly games they can play on the platform right now.

Our list barely scratches the surface of all of the amazing experiences kids and teens can have on PC, but these are some great options to start with!

Before we begin, keep in mind that each PC game has its own technical requirements. We recommend checking these requirements before making a purchase to ensure your system can run each game.

Make sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll update our list with even more great, kid-friendly PC games in the future!

Slime Rancher
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

Slime Rancher was originally released way back in 2016, but the game is just as fun to play now as it was years ago. In Slime Rancher, players become a rancher named Beatrix LeBeau, who takes over a slime ranch in the “Far, Far Range.” Players will be able to collect, feed, and breed a variety of slimes, like Pink Slimes, Tabby Slimes (they look like cats), and Phosphor Slimes (they glow), among many others. As players take care of their slimes, the creatures will generate “Plorts,” which can be sold to make in-game money. The more players progress, the larger their ranch can become, the more slimes they can care for, and the more Plorts they can generate. Slime Rancher is one of our favorite family-friendly games here at SuperParent, and we really can’t recommend this one enough.

Stardew Valley
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

This farming simulation game allows players to grow crops, raise animals, go fishing, explore the mines, build relationships with the town’s residents, and even get married. As players work to grow their farm into a bustling operation, they can collect a wide variety of resources that they can sell, use in crafting, or even give to the town’s residents as gifts (or to complete their requests). Plus, the game supports multiplayer gameplay so up to four people can work on the farm together. Stardew Valley is a tremendously fun game, but it also runs the risk of being a bit too enjoyable, which may be a problem for kids or teens who have trouble regulating their screen time (we have tips to help with that).

Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

Spyro Reginited Trilogy contains updated versions of the first three Spyro games that were released on the original PlayStation: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Each game is full of colorful and varied platforming levels, which challenge players to help a small purple dragon named Spyro defeat enemies and collect treasures. If you played these games when you were younger, you’ll notice a major difference in the Reignited Trilogy right off the bat: the in-game worlds have been updated with new, modern graphics that give the game a fresh look, while retaining the gameplay we knew from way back when. You can learn more about Spyro Reignited Trilogy in our review.

Planet Coaster
Rated E for Everyone

Planet Coaster is a wonderful amusement park simulation game that allows players to construct their own theme parks. You can place each and every ride and decoration (this includes the option to build new roller coasters piece by piece), lay path tiles to allow your guests to move around, hire and manage staff, construct shops, restrooms, and other facilities, and much more as you work to build the amusement parks of your dreams. The game includes pre-built scenarios with specific goals to complete, as well as a sandbox mode that allows you to do whatever you want, whenever you want, with the game’s tools. While Planet Coaster is rated E for Everyone, the gameplay may be a bit too complex for the youngest players in the family.

Katamari Damacy Reroll
Rated E for Everyone

Katamari Damacy Reroll is a remastered version of the original Katamari Damacy, which was released on PlayStation 2 in 2004. Katamari Damacy Reroll asks you to help the Dashing Prince roll up everything in sight using a sticky ball known as a katamari, in order to turn those items into stars and constellations in the night sky. The Katamari Damacy games are colorful, wacky, and simply amazing, and we definitely recommend checking this one out.

Dragon Quest Builders 2
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

Dragon Quest Builders 2 challenges players to save the world from an evil cult that has “outlawed the building, cooking, and creation of all things.” You’ll become a master builder and can explore the in-game world, collecting materials that you can use to create new things. (The world is made of blocks, so it feels kind of like Minecraft.) Dragon Quest Builders 2 features a single-player story mode, as well as a sandbox mode that lets you play with up to four others online to create anything your imagination can dream up. Even though this is the second Dragon Quest Builders game, you don’t need to play the first one to enjoy this experience.

de Blob / de Blob 2
Rated E for Everyone / E10+ for Everyone 10+

The de Blob games are colorful platformers that challenge players to restore life to a black and white world that has been stripped of its color by the nefarious INKT Corporation. De Blob himself is a rolling ball of paint, so players need to make de Blob touch various objects (buildings, billboards, trees, and more) to paint them and complete quests. While both games share this same basic premise, de Blob 2 also contains side-scrolling platforming levels that give you more variety in things to do.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page
Rated E for Everyone

Lost Words: Beyond the Page is one of the most touching and emotional games SuperParent has played. This narrative adventure game takes place in the journal of a young girl named Izzy. Izzy is an aspiring writer who is drafting a fantasy story in her journal, but she’s also dealing with a difficult and emotional situation in her real-world life, which she writes about in journal entries. The gameplay in Lost Words: Beyond the Page is split into two areas: the fantasy world of Estoria where Izzy’s fictional story is set, and the pages of Izzy’s journal. Both areas offer side-scrolling platforming gameplay that focuses on using words to interact with the environment.

While Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a pretty short experience (around four hours), it’s deeply moving and absolutely worth playing. At the same time, parents should know that even though the game is rated E for Everyone, the story deals with mature, emotional topics, such as loss and grief, so we encourage families (both adults and children) to play the game together so parents can help younger players if they have questions about the game’s themes. You can learn more about Lost Words: Beyond the Page and watch a gameplay video in our SuperParent First Look.

Untitled Goose Game
Rated E for Everyone

In this clever little puzzle game, you play as a mischievous goose who must complete objectives in different environments around town before moving on to the next area. For instance, you start near a backyard garden that’s being maintained by a groundskeeper. In this early area, you’re asked to complete tasks such as stealing the groundskeeper’s keys or throwing his rake into the nearby lake. You’ll need to use strategic thinking and problem solving (and maybe even some goose honking) to figure out how to complete each task. Plus, Untitled Goose Game supports two-player multiplayer so two players can team up to complete puzzles (and honk at people) together.

The Wild at Heart
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

The Wild at Heart is an adventure and puzzle game that’s similar to Pikmin. It follows two young kids, Wake and Kirby, on an adventure through a magical hidden world within the forest behind Wake’s house. Players will meet a variety of Spritelings on their adventure, which they can command to perform actions, like removing obstacles from the path or even attacking enemies. There are multiple varieties of Spritelings to befriend, and each one has different abilities or perks. Players will also be able to collect lots of resources as they play, which they can use for crafting and more. You can learn more about The Wild at Heart in our SuperParent First Look.

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