Image 255 Find games for children, teenagers and young adults. Every game is presented for parents and carers to understand, to empower informed choice through understanding. It is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending, privacy and online safety in the Taming Gaming book.

Image 230Featured Games

Each week we feature games. These are favourite Editor’s Choice picks by our family video game experts as well as Sponsored games from publishers we are working with.

Game image Bake n SwitchSponsored

Bake 'n Switch

PEGI Rating 3+ for Bake n SwitchESRB Rating EVERYONE for Bake n Switch
Game image Tracks The Train Set GameSponsored

Tracks The Train Set Game

PEGI Rating 3+ for Tracks The Train Set GameESRB Rating EVERYONE for Tracks The Train Set Game
Game image Thousand ThreadsEditor's Choice

Thousand Threads

Game image A Short HikeEditor's Choice

A Short Hike

PEGI Rating 3+ for A Short HikeESRB Rating EVERYONE for A Short Hike
 

Image 231What We're Playing

We have 789 games in our suggestions library to date. Each one has been hand-picked and tested with multiple families over long periods of time. We add and update games in the library through our continued testing with families. Here is what we've been testing recently:

 
 

Image 229Most Liked Games

Well, not exactly yours. We can’t read your mind (yet). But these are the games that have been voted as the most popular by readers such as yourself clicking the heart icon in the top left of the game image or beneath it on the game pages. You can view the most liked games this week, this month or all time, but here are your top 12:

 

Image 233New Releases

The following games have just come out. While we continue to add games new and old to the database, these are the ones the press will be reviewing and talking about right now:

 

Image 232Accessibility Search

The database includes details information about accessibility settings and inclusive design features. You can view our progress with documenting accessibility and search for games with specific features. Here are the latest games to have had accessibility information recorded:

 

Image 230Find Amazing Games

This video game library is organised around a huge long list of lists. These are the different types of games that families or groups have asked me for over the years. You can also search for a specific game, or check through all the games in the library arranged by PEGI rating. Here are the lastest lists we've added:

Your First Video Game

These games are perfect if you’ve never played one before, opening the door to the gaming world for non-gaming parents and carers. They are short, straightforward and easy to understand, so you don’t need to commit hours to learn to play them, and they are played on technology you probably already have in your pocket or in your home. They address mature themes such as love, hope, power, homelessness and even traffic planning by inviting you to interact and play a part in these worlds and stories.

We've found that it's not just parents who have enjoyed the way these games let them in on the world of gaming, but grandparents, uncles and aunts. In fact it's a great list for anyone who's never played a game and wants to know what all the fuss is about.
 

Free With PlayStation Plus Collection

These games are free on PlayStation 5 when you subscribe to PlayStation Plus. This subscription also enables you to play games online, offers two free games each month and grants discounts on games, add-ons and pre-orders. PlayStation Plus also enables you to backup your progress to the cloud.
  • PlayStation Plus costs £6.99/month
With PlayStation Plus you can also share your games in more ways with friends and family:
  • Screen Share – Let's someone in another place watch your game on their PlayStation. PlayStation Plus is not required for either party
  • Pass the Controller – Let's someone in another place take turns on a game you own, without owning the game themselves. PlayStation Plus is required for the host, but not for the guest
  • Playing Together – Let's you play local co-op or split screen games with someone in another place who has a PlayStation. PlayStation Plus is required for both players
 

Play The Seasons: Fall Into Autumn Tales

Video games create spaces for us to go and play. These spaces are sometimes an escape from the real world. Equally, games can help us revel and celebrate the real world.

Inspired by an article written by Keith Stuart about autumnal games, this is a list of games that are played while the leaves are falling.

These games offer, rather than escapism, unique ways to appreciate the season we are living in. They are an exercise in the present moment, where we find writ large, the joys of harvesting apples, warm fires, crisp walks and the breathing in before the long dark of winter.

Here are our lists of games that invite you into different seasons:
  • Play The Seasons: Soak In Summer Sun
  • Play The Seasons: Fall Into Autumn Tales
  • Play The Seasons: Wrap Up For Winter
  • Play The Seasons: New Life Of Spring
 




Image 242 Image 243 Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.

The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

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