Kids are like sponges when it comes to learning and gaining information. That being said, if your kid is immediately exposed to very violent games that include very graphical content, that’s not good at all. Kids need to have a proper space for themselves and play the games that are still family-friendly at some point. I know that many of you out there have or will have the kid(s) and they will love playing PC, so it’s smart to take note of these games. Even I played a majority of them! So, if you are ready, the list of best kid games for PC is below.
Don’t listen to the naysayers, Minecraft is a great game for your children. It’s here to bring the best in your kid by evoking its sense of exploration, space, and survival. In Minecraft, your only mission is to survive by building various encampments using in-game chunks. The whole game has that childish feeling on the outside, but as you play it more and more, you can see that the game is very mature. The graphics are cartoonish and they are tailored to the kids, and although there are killing and hunting, they won’t see much blood and gore. If your kids love exploration and surviving, then Minecraft is a good way to go.
2. American Truck Simulator
American Truck Simulator might not be a straightforward kid game, but this relaxing game will help your kid take a rest from school days. As its name says, it’s a simulation PC game in which you are a truck driver that needs to deliver goods from point A to point B. That may sound boring, but with its solid visuals and music that you can listen while driving, you’ll feel like a badass truck boy! This game is super duper cheap and I recommend you get it for your kid. If you are a dad, feel free to jump in and teach your kid how to drive.
3. Rocket League
Rocket League is a game from your dreams. Playing a football using nothing more than your car is so fun, that you’ll gonna want it over and over again! It’s a very addictive game, and if you buy it, your kid can play multiplayer mode and show ’em who is the best. Fast-paced gameplay combined with some cool animations and visuals make this game fun as hell! Just don’t blame me when your kid starts kicking some butt, and even yours! Please, don’t cry; it’s just a game!
4. The Sims 4
The Sims 4 is usually played by females, but I know a lot of my male friends that enjoy it. Even if you aren’t a kid, The Sims 4 is going to provide you with lots of fun. This game is about building your own family and house and taking care of certain factors. These include the appearance, relationships between the family members, social life, and much more. In The Sims 4, you can basically create your real-life family, if not 100% visually identical, at least 90% identical in behavior.
5. FIFA 18
FIFA 18 is the best football simulation on our precious planet! I mean, who doesn’t love kicking a ball? And I’m not talking about women here, they only like football players, and that’s a strong motivation to play football. Jokes aside, your kid can very much enjoy FIFA 18 with his friends or alone, and you can buy yourself a gamepad and jump straight in. But, be careful as FIFA 18 is an extremely addictive game, so don’t let it ruin your kid’s marks.
6. Plants Vs. Zombies
When the game has that cartoonish artwork and user-friendly look, you can guess that it’s for kids. Now, this fact isn’t true sometimes, but Plants Vs. Zombies is luckily a kid game. This tower defense PC game is very intense as your Plants need to be saved from Zombies, so you, as a plant are doing everything in your power to save your beloved friends. The game is developed by PopCap Games which is known for some great and intuitive games, and EA is here to bring that final polish to a whole effort. Don’t underestimate this game; go grab it now!
7. Forza Horizon 3
Racing games were often very fun for me as a kid and now as a grown-up person. Whether you have a son or daughter, I’m sure that they’ll like Forza Horizon 3. The reason I chose this game is that there aren’t police chases and the game doesn’t promote violence. this means that you can still enjoy the in-game open world and drive some fast and luxurious cars. I bet your kids will be amazed by the game, but make sure to buy them a great PC, otherwise, they won’t be able to play it properly.
8. Cities: Skylines
Cities: Skylines is a relaxing city-building game for your kids. Now, the question is how old is the kid? Because the game isn’t that simple and requires some knowledge and skills in order to play it. Building a city isn’t an overnight job and you won’t be able to do it if you don’t put an effort. Luckily, Cities: Skylines is here to bring you that phenomenal sense of excitement when you build something that’s only YOURS and enjoy. If your kid can learn how to play this game, then I’m very happy. Give the kids some challenge and they’ll grow into a strong, independent person.
Another title developer by EA’s influence is Spore. I don’t know if you heard about this game, and if you didn’t, you should check it out. Spore puts an emphasis on a laid-down tempo of gameplay and it follows a very interesting concept. The player begins a game with an organism that he’ll follow from the moment he was born to the moment he dies. So, you’ll begin as a tiny little organism and when you grow up, you can control various factors like social status and relationship with other living beings. It’s a lot of fun for the patient and smart players.
10. Angry Birds Star Wars 2
To avoid angry kids throwing rocks at me for not including this game, I decide it’s time to mention Angry Birds Star Wars 2. Angry Birds series isn’t that varied when it comes to the gameplay. You shoot some pigs by ejecting the desired bird, then you destroy some part of the level and when all of those green ugly pigs are dead, you win. The same principle is applied here, but Star Wars 2 includes some new birds to shoot with and there’s that cool bird that can slash with its Star Wars-inspired lightsaber.
11. Civilization 5
Civilization 5 is not similar to city-building games by any means! This game is about creating your unique civilization and progress through the time. However, many stuff needs to be taken care of, and you’ll most likely need to put some effort in order to be the best you can be. Civilization 5 is a great game for your kid to learn something about how the human race survived for so long and how to build a stable and peaceful community. Civilization 5 is only for patient gamers with lots of time, and the kids are the perfect example for this.
12. NBA 2K17
Basketball is amongst the most popular sports on the planet alongside football (soccer). So we have this game about basketball called NBA 2K17. Is it really worth it? If you ask me, yes. Kids love basketball nowadays and if they can play with their favorite NBA star or create their own player, they’ll be happier than ever! NBA 2K17 looks amazing and plays beautifully and smoothly, which is a winning combination for the enjoyment of your kid.
13. Monopoly Plus
Monopoly Plus takes all you love about real-life Monopoly and raise it to a level so high, that you can’t even see it! Published and developed by Ubisoft, Monopoly Plus immediately grabs you around your neck and pulls you into its fun and entertaining world. It’s a classic board game, where you can build and buy your own stuff as well as watch those amazing animations in the game. Monopoly Plus now lets you actually SEE what you’ve done and not just know about it from the text you’ve read. Simply amazing game.
14. Portal 2
I can’t describe you how Portal 2 is important PC game for kids. It’s very fun, good-looking and offers amazing voice acting by the not-so-numerous characters in the game. Everything in this game is calculated perfectly and the puzzles offer a very balanced mix of challenge and fun. However, don’t take this game for granted. It will still confuse you and make you pull your hair if you don’t think better when playing.
15. City Car Driving
City Car Driving is a relaxing driving game for your kids to learn the basics of driving a car. In this game, you won’t participate in high-speed police chases, nor you will ram the other vehicles in rage and fury. Forget about that for a second and let’s drive as it’s required to drive. Respect the rules and nobody gets hurt. The good thing here is that default camera is in the cockpit of a car, offering you a very immersive experience from start to finish, so your kids can enjoy to the fullest.
16. Trackmania Turbo
Trackmania Turbo is a racing game for all audiences. It’s a colorful game full of humor that will make you laugh as you play it. But, this game is very hard and there are slight chances that you will not finish it. Driving a super-fast car across the large maps including sharp turns, rollercoasters, uphills, downhills and other less user-friendly stuff isn’t simple, but it’s damn satisfying.
17. Ultimate Fishing Simulator
If you are a kid, I bet your dad likes fishing, and if he doesn’t… well, teach him how to fish with this game! Fishing is a very relaxing activity and promotes calmness of mind and enjoyment. Sitting there with your rod as you wait for fish can be really fun, and the game perfectly encapsulates that feeling. Fishing was never this fun and when you finally get that piece of fish into your boat, it’s priceless! It’s among the best fishing simulators you can buy on Steam.
Firewatch is an Indie game that focuses on storytelling rather than action-packed gameplay. This game is more mature than it seems at first look and it tells a compelling story about a guy named Henry that accepted the job of a fire lookout in 1989. Your only companion here is Delilah and some strange things start to happen to you and her. Firewatch offers an amazing environment to explore and indulge in very interesting conversations between the two protagonists in order to unravel the mystery of this forest. This game isn’t for kids only, but for those that want thrilling experience and relaxation after a hard day of work.
19. Farming Simulator 17
Simulation games are the non-stressful type of games that your kids can play anytime they want. Farming Simulator 17 will probably get the attention from the younger audience as kids love building their own stuff and be responsible for it. You’ll surely like to have your own farm and harvest the plants you want and be a successful farmer. Well, you can do that here. Also, there are plenty of other tools at your disposal and you even have your own John Deer tractor which is awesome. Expect a very relaxing experience from Farming Simulator 17 and that’s all you need for a perfect afternoon after a heavy school day.
20. Trials Fusion
Trials Fusion takes advantage of its 2D presentation to bring you the best motorcycle racing game. It’s very similar to Trackmania Turbo in terms of how challenging it is, requiring you to go through very dangerous terrain and obstacles to beat the race. It also includes various tricks that you can perform on your motorbike, so you’ll feel like a true master. But, don’t try this at home, kids! However, be sure to enjoy the game and be the fastest guy on the planet!