Release Date: 03/12/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a mythical adventure game where you play Fenyx, exploring the huge open world, solving puzzles and fighting evil fantasy creatures. Fenyx is a newly winged demigod, who was prophesied to be the one to save the Greek Gods' home...
Release Date: 29/08/2017
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a chess-like strategy game where you control cartoon rabbits (the Rabbids) and Nintendo characters in turn-based battles with fantastical weapons through four different worlds.
Release Date: 17/11/2009, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Web, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Dancing in front of each other isn’t something we often do in families. Just Dance is released with new songs and features each year. It gets parents, carers, children and even grandparents off the couch and dancing along with the on-screen moves....
Release Date: 10/11/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the twelfth game in the Assassins Creed Series, an open world action-adventure that takes place over several main story quests as well as many optional side missions.
Release Date: 25/02/2021
Riders Republic is an extreme sports game. You can mountain bike, ski, snowboard, fly in a wingsuit and rocket-suit. This builds on other spots games with tens of online players competing at once in each event.
Release Date: 11/08/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Hyper Scape is an online shooting game where players battle to be the last man standing. It's unusual because it integrates a feature that allows viewers of matches (on Twitch) to affect the game.
Release Date: 09/11/2015, updated in 2019
Platforms: GameCube, Mac, PC, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Tomb Raider is a longstanding series that has been rebooted in recent years. This means it not only gets a fresh coat of paint like a re-release but is built from the ground up. All the games feature Lara Croft as the titular hero. She shoots, runs,...
Release Date: 29/10/2020
Watch Dogs: Legion is an adventure game, the third instalment in the Watch Dogs series. It's set in a fictionalised future dystopian London. You play hackers in group DedSec seeking to clear their name for bombings in the city.
Release Date: 15/11/2011, updated in 2013
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Rayman Origins is platform game where you run, jump, swing and attack your way through fantasy cartoon levels. It stands out because of the strong characters and variety of different enemies ranging in difficulty.
Release Date: 25/06/2014, updated in 2018
Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Valiant Hearts is an adventure game set during World War I. You play four characters who help a young German soldier find his love in a story about survival, sacrifice and friendship. This is achieved by solving puzzles and interacting with various...
Release Date: 29/07/2013, updated in 2017
Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Rayman Legends is a platform game, the sequel to Rayman Origins, where you get sucked into a painting that takes you to a fantasy world with all sorts of creative running and jumping challenges.
Release Date: 16/10/2018
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Starlink is a space exploration and battle game. But unlike Elite, or No Man's Sky the focus is on arcade fun and quirky characters and Pixar-style storytelling for younger players.
Release Date: 27/07/2011, updated in 2011
Platforms: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
From Dust is a strategy game. You play as an all powerful God of a primitive people. The land is ancient but devoid of humans. Unusually, you control the landscape rather than the people, moving land and water and lava to give villagers pathways to...
Release Date: 02/12/2016
Steep is an extreme winter sports game set in a fully explorable Alps. You can ski, snowboard, paraglide or wingsuit (fly) down various mountains, with alternate pathways to explore and create. You gain experience points from performing tricks and...
Release Date: 15/11/2016
Watch Dogs 2 is a futuristic adventure game where you explore a city and use technology to foil your enemies. It's the second game in the series and set in a fictionalised San Francisco Bay Area. You explore the city on foot or in vehicles that you can...
Release Date: 07/03/2012, updated in 2013
Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds
I Am Alive is an action adventure in a post apocalyptic future where an event has reduced cities to rubble. You traverse the country to find your wife and child. It draws on end of humanity fiction like The Road, and stands out for its commitment to...
Release Date: 26/02/2019, updated in 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Trials Rising is a four-player side-on motorbike racing game controlled by pressing ‘accelerate’ or ‘brake’ and using the stick to shift the weight of their riders’ bodies. The game emulates real-world physics, so you have to balance your...
Release Date: 10/09/2018, updated in 2021
Discovery Tour is a special mode that uses the worlds created for the main Assassin’s Creed games to offer an educational exploration experience. It is available both as a free part of the original games and as a...
Release Date: 08/10/2019, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, PC and iOS
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Rabbids Coding is an educational game where you use simple blocks of code to move a Rabbid and make it perform actions. It's designed as a simple way for younger children to begin to interact with code and understand how games work.
Release Date: 25/05/2022, updated in 2022
Roller Champions is a roller-skating sports game. It's a full-contact battle where you complete laps to score points while keeping opponents at bay. While it may sound a little goofy, considerable skill is required to manoeuvre your player and gain...
Release Date: 20/10/2022
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is a strategy game where you control Ubisoft's Rabbids (cartoon rabbits) and Nintendo's Mario team in turn-based battles. It expands upon the previous game by adding a wider...
Release Date: 21/12/1998, updated in 2017
Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
The South Park games are based on the sitcom of the same name, and the most notable recent games, South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured but Whole are role-playing games where you explore the South Park world and gather a team to...
Release Date: 27/05/2014
Platforms: PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Watch Dogs an open world adventure. It's the first instalment in the Watch Dogs series. You navigate and explore the world on foot or in a variety of vehicles. The novelty is the futuristic setting that highlights the use (and misuse) of social media to...