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Video Games Parents Googled in January 2021

30/01/2021 / 2 years ago / Author: Andy Robertson

Here are the games that parents and carers are Googling to find out more about this week. With thousands of parents using the site every day, we have a unique view of what is topping the concerns and interest of family conversation.

This week we saw searches including "Is Rust okay for kids", "Adopt Me parents guide", "Rust age rating", "Adopt Me PEGI rating", and "What age players Rust". These searches brought the parent or carer to our pages where, hopefully, they found the information they needed.

The games bubbling up in this list usually come from children watching people online play the games on services like Twitch or YouTube and then asking parents if they can get them too. They also appear here when games have become popular because their friends have been playing them.

Top Googled Games This Month

It's a good idea to see if your children have heard of these games. Not only might it spark some interesting conversation about video game ratings, but it's also a good way to find appropriate games to play together.

Amanda The Adventurer

Release Date: 15/05/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Amanda The Adventurer is a found footage horror game where you watch tapes from your attic and discover a scary story. What starts looking like a kid's TV show soon starts acting strangely with distorted messages and the game playing itself.

Pizza Tower

Release Date: 26/01/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Pizza Tower is a fast-paced running and jumping game where you play an overweight yet agile Italian, reminiscent of the whacky-yet-appealing Wario Land games. You traverse each level on a mission to destroy the Pizza Tower that threatens to undermine...

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Release Date: 10/05/2023

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the latest in the long series of Zelda adventure games. As well as exploring Hyrule you can also take to the skies in an expanded world full of secrets. The game stands out for how heavily it leans into...

Lego 2K Drive

Release Date: 19/05/2023

Out Now: PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Lego 2K Drive is an open-world racing game made out of Lego. There are races, as you'd expect, but you can also freely explore each of the worlds, collect parts and upgrade your cars. It stands out for updating the popular Lego destruction and...


Release Date: 29/10/2020

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Teardown is a strategic game where you plan and execute a heist in fully destructible environments. Your objective is to claim the key cards that are hidden around the map. However taking one triggers the alarm, giving you only sixty seconds before...

Minecraft Legends

Release Date: 18/04/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks and Pixels

Minecraft Legends is an action-strategy game where you lead troops into battle to defend the Minecraft over-world. You unite the characters of Minecraft to defend their land by constructing forts, fighting enemies with swords...


Release Date: 22/09/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

SpiderHeck is a chaotic fighting game where a weaponised spider tries to take down opponents. You sling webs, shoot and slash at enemies, while frantically jumping about the dangerous arenas to land the decisive blow for victory. It's a strange concept,...


Release Date: 03/09/2020

Out Now: PC

Components: 3D First-Person

Ultrakill is a fast very violent retro shooting game. It's like the games that created this genre, Quake, Doom and the more recent Devil May Cry. You must use quick reactions to move and shoot before you yourself are shot. You can find weapons to help,...

Find Age Appropriate Games

If these games are rated to old for the age of your children, you can click on the entries above and scroll down to find similar experiences ordered by age rating. Also, because we have been tracking the most popular games over a longer period, the following list offers some good suggestions. They are games that have remained of interest for families over some time.

If you want more game suggestions you can browse the Lists of games or use the Search to pick the age, system and cost of a game that would suit your family. We also keep an up to the minute report of the most Popular games on the site.
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