Roblox

Game image Roblox
Play YouTube video
Buy Roblox now on Amzon

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Rhythm, Role-Playing and Strategy

Released: June 2016. Added to this library 4 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Overview

In this game, amateur game-makers create simple online games that often mimic real-world grown-up scenarios, like working in a pizza restaurant, surviving natural disasters, escaping prison, scuba diving or playing hide-and-seek. The library of games is fast-changing, and specific games mimic the evolving rules of playground games. Playing with other children and the novelty of familiar topics make this game hugely popular. It also offers children a safe way to experience a huge variety of make-believe scenarios online.

Ensure you have selected the “Restricted Mode” in the users settings for younger players. This ensures they can only play games that have been approved by Roblox itself as suitable for a wide audience. You can also specify how they interact with other users in these settings.

  • MeepCity: You play with millions of other MeepCity visitors to chat, enjoy different games, earn coins, or customize your very own estate. It’s bright and fun, and a great way to take a step into an online world with your child.
  • Jailbreak: You orchestrate a robbery or stop the criminals before they get away. The fun is in teaming up with friends and working together to pull off the ultimate heist. The theme may be a bit violent but this is playground hijinks rather than anything more serious.
  • Adopt Me!: In the game you can adopt pets, designing their homes, explore Adoption Island, and care for the animals that you have saved. It’s a nice gentle game, although be warned, it may lead to requests for a real pet of your own.
  • Royale High: Find new friends and places to explore while you dress up in the school-themed world of Royale High. Create beautiful items for the world of Royale High to swap and trade.
  • Murder Mystery 2: At the start of each round you are assigned a role: Innocent or Murderer. You must then use stealth and detection to expose the Murderer and tell the Sheriff. This is a good one for older players who have to know the maps and carefully watch how others behave to spy out the baddie.
  • Work at a Pizza Place: Learn how to manage a pizza shop. Fulfil orders, take money, manage the workers, order supplies. The longer you play, the larger your house becomes and the more pizza you need to make. It’s great seeing children make business decisions and take on the roles they choose for themselves.
  • Welcome to Bloxburg: A virtual world where you live and work. Choose a job, and design your own house and vehicles. It’s a great way for kids to play at being grown-up like they do in the playground.
  • Prison Life: Prison Life is a playful look at what it’s like to be locked up with other people. It was a big hit game that soon earned thousands of dedicated fans. It may be prison, but really it’s about teamwork and friendships.
  • Flee the Facility: Your goal here is to hide or run away from the beast. One player is a killer hunting down survivors, and other players are survivors who are running for their lives, having to collaborate in order to unlock the exits.
  • Super Hero Tycoon : Try a cape on in Super Hero Tycoon where you can become one of the superheroes and build up your base to unspeakable size.

 
This game is good if you want to dip your toe into online games, make video games, nourish youthful ambition, play with people on different systems or play games with learning projects.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Due to the different games varying in style, their duration varies considerably, but the majority of games are conducted in rounds that last no more than 10 minutes.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 100 players online. 1 per screen, typically interacting with up to 100 players in online games. There are user-created games in most genres.

Cross-Play: You can play Roblox with people on different systems: Xbox One, PC, Mac, mobile.

Costs

This game is free to start playing. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

Some Roblox games offer "loot box" style purchases.

In the game you are limited in how many Robux you can buy in one transaction:
  • £0.99 for 80 Robux
  • £4.99 for 400 Robux
  • £9.99 for 800 Robux
But outside the game, you can make larger purchases. Up to £199.99 for 22,500 Robux on Xbox. And up to £23.99 on iOS and £184.99 on Android.

You can also subscribe to get 450 Robux a month as well as discounts on buying more Robux and access to selling and trading items with other subscribed Roblox players. The games generally encourage the spending of Robux to progress as a proportion of the money spent goes to the person who creates the game.

You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox One.

Ratings

This game has received a PEGI 7 because it features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. Not suitable for persons under 7 of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence is very mild and consists of blocky, action-figure and stick-like humanoid characters competing in various child-friendly games. Armed with fists, swords or guns they can hit each other until they fall apart and disappear. Blood and injuries are not depicted. Violence can be found in the following games: Coalesce, Fisticuffs, Heroes, Ripull Minigames, ROBLOX Dodgeball, Skybound II, Super Check Point and TNT Rush. Frightening scenes can occur in the game Stop it, Slender! 2. The aim of the game is to run around darkened locations collection pages. Slender Man can jump out of the darkness and scare you. If you do not look away fast enough you lose the game.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

Roblox games have the following basic settings, individual games offer varying accessibility support:
  • Difficulty: Some games offer difficulty settings, but with so many to choose from, players usually just opt for another game if they get stuck.
  • Reading: While long narrative is rare, you need to read small text on menus and even smaller text to identify other players in the game.
  • Controls: Tablet games offer the option to tap to move, dynamic thumbstick (where ever you touch the screen), static thumbstick (always in the corner). On Xbox, you can view the controller buttons any time by pressing the Menu button, but you can't remap them.
  • Image calibration: You can zoom in and out on tablet and smartphone versions. You can pick different camera modes. On PC you can select "Shift Lock" for a first-person view.
  • Audio calibration:

System settings: Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more.


Content devider

Similar Games

The following games address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play after Roblox, and also offer a range of alternatives for different age ratings.

Just Die Already

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Simulation

Players: You can play this with 4 players online.

Costs: Free-to-start.

Just Die Already is a sandbox game where you play a retiree in a near future where people aren’t having any children and pensions funds are drying up. It's an intentionally absurd set-up of old people fending for themselves in a world that wants them...


Scrap Mechanic

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Open World and Simulation

Duration: Between 12 hours and 14 hours to complete.

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 5 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost.

Scrap Mechanic is an open world-building game. You collect materials that are used to design machines, vehicles and buildings. You start at the site of a crashed spaceship, with just a few items and must hunt for supplies, fuel and food in order to...


Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Fighting and Sports

Duration: Between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round.

Players: You can play this with 60 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a whacky obstacle race where up to 60 people compete to get to the end of the course and advance to the next round. Drawing on TV shows like Takeshi's Castle, Wipeout or It's a Knock Out you have to control top-heavy...


Super Mario Maker (Series)

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action, Creative and Platform

Duration: Between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost.

Super Mario Maker is a game-making system. It’s simpler than tools like Dreams or Roblox, but still offers a huge array of ways to create running and jumping platform games that can then be shared online. You can play hundreds of games that other...


Lego Super Mario

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Physically Active and Platform

Duration: Between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Players: This is a single player game.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game 'loot box' purchases.

Lego Super Mario is a running and jumping game you play in the real world with an electronic Mario toy. A series of Lego sets provide special bricks that the Mario toy can detect. The timer starts as you move the toy through the level and trigger...


Totally Reliable Delivery Service

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Open World, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Duration: Between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.

Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a package delivery game, where you use different means to get parcels to their rightful owners in the time limit.


Levelhead

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative and Platform

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

Costs: Purchase cost.

Levelhead is a game making game where you construct levels to train a delivery robot. The simple drag and drop level design develops into as complex a level maker as you want. Create simple running and jumping levels or something huge, puzzling and...


Splatoon (Series)

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action and Shooting

Duration: Between 8 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.

Splatoon on the Wii U and Splatoon 2 on the Switch are games where you shoot ink rather than bullets in this deeply skilled combat game. As well as taking out opponents, teams work together to cover the arena with their colour of ink. This not only...


Screencheat

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting and Strategy

Duration: Between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

Costs: Purchase cost.

Screencheat pits four players against each other in a shooting battle on one system but keeps the violence low by making the players invisible. You win by peeking at other players’ portion of the screen to figure out where they are as you hunt them...


Portal Knights

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Duration: Between 27 hours and 29 hours to complete.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.

Portal Knights is an adventure set in a Minecraft-like world, but that focuses much more on role-play and characters. You still have the exploration and building elements, but also more story and monsters to take down.


Blankos Block Party

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Creative and Open World

Duration: Between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round.

Players: You can play this with 60 players online.

Costs: Free-to-start. Season pass and in-game purchases.

Blankos Block Party is an online game where you collect and create custom characters based on toy figurines. Along with the built-in modes of racing, platforming and shooting, you can also plug and play your own levels in a similar fashion how [link to...


Minecraft

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Platform and Shooting

Duration: Between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.

Although Minecraft – where players place blocks to build structures, sculpt the landscape and create adventures – is the best-selling game of all time, some of the best aspects of it are little known. Along with the exploration, building and...


Lego Dimensions

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Duration: Between 13 hours and 20 hours to complete.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.

Lego Dimensions is like other Lego games but uses real Lego sets to unlock content like Skylanders. Although it’s not being updated any longer, its interactive cooperative brick format offers a novel way to play...


Worms Rumble

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform and Shooting

Duration: Between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round.

Players: You can play this with 32 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.

Worms Rumble is a multiplayer game where 32 worm characters try and shoot each other. It takes the usual turn-based Worms formula in a real time direction complete with a battle royale mode like Fortnite.


Trailmakers

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Creative, Open World and Racing

Duration: Between 12 hours and 16 hours to complete.

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 4 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.

In Trailmakers, you explore an open world in vehicles you have made from Lego-like blocks. Build a car, a plane, a boat or a combination of these, a carplaneboat. The game's physics encourage players to imaginatively combine propulsion, floatation,...


Dreams

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Genres: Creative

Duration: Between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

Costs: Purchase cost.

Anyone can learn how to create their own video games, music, animations and art in Dreams. Everything is controlled with accessible menus and interactions via the PlayStation 4 controller. This makes it easy to dive in and create something simple. Then,...


Superhot

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Duration: Between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Players: This is a single player game.

Costs: Purchase cost.

Superhot is a shooting game with a twist. Time only moves forward (bullets, enemies, damage) when you move your character. This is still a violent game, in fact, in slow motion, it feels more violent.


Overwatch

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting

Duration: Between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.

Players: You can play this with 12 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game 'loot box' purchases.

Overwatch is a shooting game but with the focus on teamwork and skill rather than violence. Along with games like Rocket League it has professional e-sports competitions where players compete for prizes.


Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Series)

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Duration: Between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online.

Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases.

Call of Duty and Modern Warfare are games that recreate the adrenaline of being in a warzone. The games have walked the line between glamorising this kind of heroic violence and recreating the horror of the experience. Either way, these are games...


Roblox is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Roblox in the following lists:

Nourish Youthful Ambition In 7-12 Year-Olds

As children get older, they develop stronger ideas of what they want to play. Friends at school and YouTube stars create popular gaming fads for the latest titles. These are a lot of fun, but children’s choices can end up being narrowed down to big-budget or on-trend games. The games suggested here go beyond the usual suspects. While offering age-appropriate alternatives to older-rated games, they are still exuberant, intriguing and create raucous gaming fun that fires the imagination of children aged 7 to 12 years old.
 

Video Game Projects with Checkpoint Kids Magazine

These are games featured in Checkpoint Kids magazine, where there are creative and learning projects that expand the play in educational directions.

Checkpoint Kids is a magazine about video games for kids by kids. In each issue you’ll find activities, challenges and tasks to complete to help you and your kids understand the importance of gaming.

Checkpoint Kids has teamed up with schools across the country to help them identify gaming as a tool for literacy, creativity and social connection. Working with these schools the magazine is in a unique position provide informative supported by teachers teaching core subjects.

To access Checkpoint Kids activities download the magazine on any mobile device, tablet or access it through your browser, create a free log-in for PocketMags:
 

Play With People On Different Systems

Most online games only work if the person you are wanting to play against has the same system that you have, console, PC or smartphone. There are, however, a growing library of games that offer what is often called cross-play. This lets you play with people on different systems.

These games are a good way to extend the list of friends and family that you can play with. It also makes it less critical which system you have in your home, even if your friends have a different one.
 

First Steps Into Online Video Games

One of the most exciting aspects of modern video games is playing with other people online. It's a big step from playing something like Mario Kart with family and friends in the same room to going online to play with people you don't know.

The games in this list offer small steps to go from local play to online play. Some games, like Roblox are designed for young players with lots of special safety settings. Other games, like Sky, are designed to lead players into co-operating with each other with in-game purchases you give away, and interactions that start limited and expand as you gain experience. Then there are co-operative games like Ibb and Obb where you work together and communicate with gestures on the screen.

You can use Family Settings and Parental Controls on your system to limit how your child interacts with other players online. As well as finding the right games to get them started, it's also important that you play with them and keep game screens in shared family spaces so you can see what they are doing.
 

Make Your Own Video Games

It can seem like making a video-games is only possible with a degree and lots of complicated equipment. The games on this list let you design and share your own levels just using your controller and tools like Scratch.

Image 174You can unleash your creativity with these games that enable you to make your own games. Start with something familiar and try making your own levels in Mario Maker or get to grips with building in Minecraft. Build your confidence and creativity and soon you’ll be creating more complicated games in Dreams or LittleBigPlanet.

We put this list together with the help of the brilliant National Videogame Museum, (NVM). The World's First Fully-Playable Cultural Centre Dedicated to Games. If you want more information about making your own videogames, the NVM has free resources to get you started.
 
Content devider
 
Ask About Games LogoThanks for using our resource. We are editorially independant, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. It is supported by the Get Smart About PLAY campaign from AskAboutGames.com. For more advice and guidance on video games, also check out my Taming Gaming book.




Email a correction for Roblox.