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Release Date: 03/03/2017
Platforms: Switch and Wii U
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild departs from the previous Zelda formula with the scale and depth of its world. You walk, fly, ride and climb your way through a landscape that varies in climate, terrain, inhabitants and vegetation. Weather and...
Release Date: 19/11/2020
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
Astro's Playroom is a running and jumping game that launched with the PlayStation 5. It not only showcases the PS5's new DualSense controller but offers a loveable adventure with novel interactions and considerable substance.
Release Date: 19/02/2015, updated in 2018
Platforms: Android, Apple TV, Mac, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night and Weather
Descend beautiful mountains, dunes and canyons on a snowboarding journey full of serenity and secrets. All you have to worry about is tapping to jump to avoid chasms, rockfall and other hazards. It’s simple and moreish due to the stunning landscapes...
Release Date: 13/11/2008
Platforms: PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person
Shaun White's Snowboarding is a series of snowboard racing games that focuses on recreating, move for move, the downhill and halfpipe snowbound experience. You race down a mountain landscape steering with intuitive controls and performing point-earning...
Release Date: 12/11/2020
Platforms: PS4 and PS5
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
Sackboy: A Big Adventure is running and jumping game. It's a spinoff of the LittleBigPlanet series and follows Sackboy and three friends as they explore, collect and battle their way through a fantasy world.
Release Date: 18/07/2017, updated in 2018
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an adventure where you explore a world seeking out and collecting magical creatures, known as sprites, to banish an ominous shroud known as the Murk. As you do this, you make your way in the world, farming,...
Release Date: 03/05/2019
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
Jump King is a high stakes jumping game, where you control a character ascending a series of increasingly spread out platforms. You can control how high each jump is by the length of your button press. This enables you to judge difficult and long jumps...
Release Date: Coming soon
Haste Broken Worlds is a super fast racing and reaction game where you guide a running character through a changing landscape. You play by directing your character to avoid running into things, using boosts and gliding to find the best way forward. Like...
Release Date: 14/10/2020, updated in 2021
Platforms: Android, PC, Switch and iOS
Dadish is a pair of tongue-in-cheek running and jumping games that are simple to play. You are Dadish - half Dad and half Radish - who hops his way around enemies to reach the ends of levels in search of his lost children. The cartoon visuals and fun...
Release Date: 14/01/2020
Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox One
Darwin Project is a battle royale game like Fortnite. Player fight to collect resources to survive and upgrade their character. As well as surviving in extreme conditions you track opponents and set traps. In addition to the ten players is...
Release Date: 09/06/2021
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Open World and Pixels
Black Skylands is an adventure game where you pilot an airship through a sprawling open world of floating islands. You play Eva, who's ship has been destroyed and father killed. Your task is to rebuild your home from the deck up, arm and prepare for...
Release Date: 21/05/2021, updated in 2022
Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
Deathloop is a shooting game where you play an assassin stuck in a time loop. You wake on a beach while residents of Blackreef island have gathered for a party that seemingly lasts forever. Your mission is to assassinate 8 guests but at the end of each...
Release Date: 05/03/2021, updated in 2021
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Circuit Superstars is a simple racing game viewed from above. Up to four players control a car and race around a complex track. You can see what's coming which makes it easier but must work with the real car physics to get across the line first. What...
Release Date: 01/10/2011, updated in 2018
Platforms: Switch and Wii
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Go Vacation is a resort exploration game where 50 mini-games can be discovered and played. The mini-golf, skating, surfing, volleyball, car racing, tennis and other games use the Wii and Switch motion-sensitive controllers and are simple fun for...
Release Date: 18/02/2022
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
Horizon Forbidden West is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure where you explore an overgrown landscape with now-crumbling remnants of modern life. The story of Aloy continues as she sets out to investigate a plague terminating from an arcane frontier...
Release Date: 03/02/2022, updated in 2022
Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 3D First-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night, Hand-Made, Open World and Weather
Paradise Marsh is an open-world collecting game where you explore a varied marsh to find insects to put their stars back in the night sky. You wander an endless wetland and collect creatures, skim stones and eat mushrooms as the weather and seasons...
Release Date: 21/03/2018, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS4, PSP, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Grid, Hand-Made and Weather
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a turn-based strategy game where you take command of a squad of soldiers and use your wits and tactics to plan and lead them to battle. You play as Commander Claude Wallace and the soldiers of Squad E and experience a gripping...
Release Date: 28/04/2020, updated in 2021
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
SnowRunner is an off-road driving simulation game that follows up MudRunner. You drive all-terrain vehicles to traverse between locations and complete deliveries. You need to use the vehicle's gears, all-wheel-drive, fuel levels and other features to...
Release Date: 06/11/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay is a running, jumping and exploration game. It expands this platforming action towards a full 3D world, while keeping accessibility focused on younger players.
Release Date: 09/10/2020
Ben 10: Power Trip is an open-world action game where you run, jump and explore to save the day. It's simple platforming and brawling that you can play alone or in split-screen more with another player as Kevin Levin.
Release Date: 25/02/2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
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: 30/01/2019, updated in 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World
Subnautica: Below Zero is an open-world adventure game that follows the original game, Subnautica. You play a scientist on an alien planet searching for clues about the research team that vanished there. What develops is a light...
Release Date: 02/02/2021
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Valheim is a Viking inspired strategy game for up to 10 players. You build, survive, conquer, and explore the world. It's popular because it combines strategy of building your town stronghold with tough adventures and encounters with the enemies of the...
Release Date: 01/05/2021
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Scavengers is a strategy survival game with an emphasis on team work and shooting. Squads of three compete to survive in open worlds with harsh environments, computer enemies and periodic missions. Different characters must use their unique abilities...
Release Date: 07/11/2017
Platforms: PC and PS4
Horizon Frozen Wilds extends the Horizon Zero Dawn post-apocalyptic action adventure where you explore an overgrown landscape with now-crumbling remnants of modern life. The story of Aloy continues as she sets out to investigate a plague terminating...
Release Date: 02/12/2016
Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
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: 09/12/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Unto The End is a cinematic combat-adventure where the fighting is modelled in a read-and-react style. It requires time to master the unusual system but offers many ways to take on foes. Tactics and intelligent decisions are as important for survival as...
Release Date: 30/01/2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Conan Exiles is an online survival game, set in the lands of Conan the Barbarian. Similar to games like Ark or Green Hell, you start with nothing and must use resources you find in the open-world sandbox. On your own or with friends, you build a base...
Release Date: 01/03/2023
Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds
The Day Before is a survival game set in a post-pandemic America where infected humans prowl the streets. With hundreds of other online players, you form teams and vie for equipment as you fight off the infected and eke out a living in the harsh,...
Release Date: 01/01/2016
Jet Set Knights is a co-operative retro action game where you guard a princess from on-marching enemies. It's like other tower defence games, but here you run and jump around the platforms to deal with enemies, along with placing defences. It stands out...
Release Date: 15/11/2011, updated in 2017
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Disneyland Adventures is an approachable little adventure through a Disney park. You explore the well know locations at Disneyland from Main Street to Critter Country and take on quests and challenges with the Disney characters. It originally stood out...
Release Date: 01/01/2005, updated in 2009
Platforms: GameCube, PS2 and Wii
Dora the Explorer video games put you in control of Dora (or Diego) to run, jump and dash your way through lightly themed stories. You play these games on older PlayStation, Wii or DS consoles, that each offer super easy controls and plenty of...