Friday 14 August 2020

TOP 10 Xbox One Kids Games

10. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Nickelodeon’s answer to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros series, this enjoyable fighting game sees Spongebob, Ren & Stimpy, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more battling it out across 20 themed levels with each character bringing their own innovative fighting style and moves to the table. With multiplayer support for up to 4 players, this one will surely become a sleepover stable for young gamers.

9. Team Sonic Racing

Refining and advancing the kart racing genre, Team Sonic Racing is a fun and inventive game that encourages team cooperation. Taking the ‘it’s not about winning, it’s about taking part’ logic, the game focuses on rewarding players for helping teammates and boosting their chances of winning rather than taking all the glory for themselves. The game teaches valuable lessons and boasts fun, colourful visuals, making it a great game for younger players.

8. Crash Bandicoot 4 - It's About Time

Amusingly subtitled “It’s About Time”, this highly anticipated return to form for the beloved bandicoot is easily one of the finest platformers on the Xbox One. With new gameplay features and mechanics including the ability to harness the power of Quantum Masks which can alter levels, overcome obstacles and more. Stunningly beautiful, simple to play and packed with all the traits that make the games so celebrated, this entry in the Crash Bandicoot saga is a must-have.

7. Yooka-Laylee

The bright colours, simple character design and silly humour of Yooka-Laylee make this throwback platformer an essential title for young gamers. As the titular chameleon and bat duo, players explore a variety of richly designed worlds to stop a nefarious villain – but the game really comes into its own with cooperative multiplayer and a host of minigames for up to four, making the game a key part of family games nights! 

6. Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy as they use their unique sets of skills to thwart Plankton’s evil plans to rule Bikini Bottom in this faithful remake of one of the best SpongeBob games ever made! With polished gameplay and wonderful, colourful visuals, this nostalgic adventure is perfect for younger players thanks to its simplistic and unchallenging gameplay. This one is an absolute must for fans of the absorbent, yellow and porous hero.

5. Minecraft Dungeons

This wonderful action-adventure spin-off inspired by classic dungeon crawlers takes the charming visuals of Minecraft and throws them into a new genre, and the results are wonderful. With co-op support for up to four players as well as a solo mode, this Diablo-Esque romp is a wonderful game. The game is simplistic in design and execution, making it the perfect game for younger players to enjoy.

4. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

The Spyro: Reignited Trilogy collects the first three games in the beloved family series, remastered to an incredible standard by a team that is clearly very passionate for the franchise. The wonderful, colourful and varied worlds on offer in this faithful recreation of the iconic trilogy feature evolving gameplay and charming humour, making for a wonderful set of adventures for younger players.

3. Lego City Undercover

The Lego games are nothing short of legendary, boasting some of the most simplistic and entertaining gameplay you can find. Lego City Undercover puts players into the shoes of agent Chase McCain, as he fights to dismantle a criminal gang in Lego City. With tongue-in-cheek humour and plenty of fun exploration, characters to unlock and collectables to find, this is an endlessly enjoyable game for all ages.

2. Super Lucky’s Tale

A charming throwback to the classic 3D platformers of the N64 era, Super Lucky’s Tale is a cheerful and simplistic adventure. Packed with colourful visuals, you control Lucky, a cute little fox that must stop the villainous Jinx from stealing the ancient Book of Ages. It’s a joyful and clean romp that serves as a solid introduction to platformer gaming – and one that parents might nostalgically enjoy too!

1. Minecraft

This beloved game allows players to use their creativity to build and explore their wildest fantasies, making for one of the most pleasing and entertaining games available on the console. With single-player, local split-screen and online available, the game is also a valuable social tool for youngsters and encourages teamwork as players build, explore and play together. A must-own for younger players!

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