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Great PC games for young children

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Wegason, Jan 2, 2020.

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  1. Wegason

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    Hi all,

    My two young chiildren, 7 and 4, have both enjoyed playing Overcooked and I'm looking for recommendations for other games that would be good for them to play, co-operative games favoured!

    Anyone got any solid recommendations?

    Particularly looking for games that are easy to pick up for them with simple controls.

    If you have a controller recommendation, see my thread here
     
  2. Quartz

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    The Lego games seem an obvious choice for the older child.
     
  3. HKZonda

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    Tools Up!, Trine series
     
  4. Gray2233

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  5. theone8181

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    My kids like sonic, although the 3 year old is not that good. They also like the earth defence games as shooting big bugs is cool.
     
  6. l0z

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    Overcooked is brilliant. My 5 year old loves co-op Gauntlet (2014). Also Tricky Towers, Rocket League, Minecraft, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong.
     
  7. Wegason

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  8. Wegason

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    What controller does your 3 year old use?
     
  9. HRL

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    Untitled Goose Game.

    Very simple premise but your kids will probably enjoy it.

    £5.99 on the Epic store with one of their £10 off purchases over £15 vouchers.
     
  10. garsands

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    Roblox
     
  11. Gray2233

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    If you're after a gamepad, you can actually get mini-xbox controllers if you shop around, they're about 50-60% the size of a normal one.

    Great for younger kids.

    No worries, hope it helps!
     
  12. mattydoughts

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    Minecraft for sure, who doesn't like it.

    Maybe Speedrunners, usually pick it up cheap on the Steam Sales.
     
  13. Gimpymoo

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    If you get Minecraft, get the JAVA one.

    Bedrock (Xbox/Windows Store edition) is stuffed with ads for DLC.

    JAVA is pure Minecraft, the way it is meant to be played.
     
  14. Lartyconshayo

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    These aren't necessarily co-op but fun for younger ones and adults with story type stuff:

    Botanicula
    Lumino City
    Gris
    Wandersong
     
  15. BlizzardX

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    My 3y and 6y old love the Lego games, have got most of them and completed quite a few. They both play using Xbox one controllers, although the 3y sometimes struggles as she has smaller hands than her brother. The CO-OP function is great for them..
     
  16. theone8181

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    I've just been letting them use the normal PS4 ones, but they are a bit big. Theres a new lego star wars game coming out, might be worth getting that for them.
     
  17. JJimmyJ

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    Deffo get the lego ones. Maybe the original star wars collection, think it's a lot easier for youngsters as there's no free roam, it's pretty much all mission based. The later games open up the world but I find it can be a bit harder for my 6yr old as he'd rather just do the stories.
    My 3yr old joins in and is slowly getting used to xbox controller
     
  18. Rifte

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    My son (now 10) has been PC gaming since he was around 4 or 5.

    He started with the Lego games (Lego Batman 2 if my memory serves), and till about a year ago we used to get every new lego game and coop them together.

    After I got him his own PC he progressed onto Minecraft (he even got the hand of installing a few mods himself).

    Now he is starting to work on a few Sim Cityesque games.....Parkasaurus etc.

    He pays Brawlhalla local coop with his friends, and on a Sunday we both do Destiny 2.

    In short, plenty of options.
     
  19. mattydoughts

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    Riverbond is a great game for local co-op with children (up to 4 players I think). It's free on the Game Pass as well if you have it.

    Minecraft storymode is not to everyone's taste but can be fun.
     
  20. krooton

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    Viva Pinata can be had super cheap these days.