Check out 12 video games that are great gifts for the festive holidays
We know keeping your youngsters entertained can be hard, especially when so many options exist. Yet, many simply don’t hold young people’s attention for long before they find something else to do! Well, we’ve got one great way you can keep them amused over the holidays… video games! Whether they’re into action-packed racing, embarking on awesome adventures, or exploring open-world games, there is something exciting and engaging for every member of the family. Some are even multi-player games, so stock up on tasty snacks, get comfy and enjoy bonding with your kids in some friendly competition. Here’s a list of some of our games that they can safely play and enjoy the wonderful world of gaming.
Ooh, Bratz! Cue the nostalgia and share memories with your kids, playing as one of the original Bratz Pack – Yasmin, Cloe, Jade, and Sasha and embark on a globe-trotting adventure to become the world’s best fashion reporter. Go back to where it all started in Stilesville, then blaze a trail chasing the biggest style stories and helping new friends. This game is full of Bratitude!
The PAW Patrol are on their fastest mission yet – To win the Pup Cup! Where no track is too big, no racer too small! Race around Adventure Bay, Jake’s Snowboarding Resort, and the Jungle as the PAW Patrol pups. If your family loves these friendly canines, this could be a PAWsome multi-player racing game for them.
Maybe you want to ignite your little one’s imagination by becoming Peppa Pig’s new friend. All they have to do is create and dress their character, then ring Peppa’s doorbell, to begin a story that’s all up to them. From the Beach to the Museum and even Potato City, every playtime will be a new experience with their friend Peppa Pig. They can continue the fun aboard Captain Hog’s boat in My Friend Peppa Pig: Pirate Adventures DLC. Set sail, explore new locations such as Molly Mole’s underground burrow or visit Belinda Bear’s house!
Earth Pony, Sunny wants to make Equestria a better place by saving the Maretime Bay Day. A forgotten celebration of friendship and magic, but some pony is out to spoil the celebration – they’re stealing cakes, letting bunnies loose, and even spoiling Pipp’s paintings! Play as Sunny and use her magic to put on fashion shows, find the cutest animals, fly with the Pegasi, and more. Hitch, Zipp, Izzy, and Pipp will be there to lend Sunny a helping hoof. They’ll help her learn new pony skills and earn amazing accessories including clothing, purses, and magic abilities. And when your little ponies have saved Maretime Bay, they can enjoy minigames like Pipp Pipp Parade, Hitch’s Bunny Herding, or Zipp’s Flight School.
In this fun puzzle game, your little ones can play as their beloved B.B. doll and bring the L.O.L. doll store to life, as they create fierce dolls to deliver to fans around the world. They can travel to five awesome cities, showcasing their talents across 30 stages that they will display in fabulous fashion shows and music concerts. Whilst they are on tour, they can team up with family or friends with same-screen co-op play for up to four players. No matter your age, there’s just enough challenge to bring out the fierce L.O.L. Surprise! doll-maker in you! If your kid can’t get enough of these dolls, then join them on Vacay in the DLC.
Does your child have the rhythm to make the crowd go wild? Then JoJo Siwa’s Worldwide Party may be the one for them. They can step into her iconic dance shoe and choose bright, bold outfits straight from her wardrobe. As they run through the levels, they can bop to JoJo’s top hits including D.R.E.A.M, Hold the Drama, and it’s Time to Celebrate! All they have to do is run, jump, and unlock awesome vehicles including Spaceships and even a Roller Coaster Cart to help get JoJo to the party.
Let your kids unleash their inner dragon and fly beyond the Hidden World, on this fiery adventure to rescue Thunder’s family and save the dragon kingdoms! They’ll feel the wind against their scales as they soar and dive through unexplored realms. The future of the Night Lights, and all dragon kind, is depending on them. Do you think they can handle it?
Are you a Trekkie trying to find ways for your young Ensigns to discover this intergalactic universe? Or maybe they already have and want other ways to enjoy it. Well, this video game inspired by the popular animated tv series could be a good fit. When the Protostar’s malfunctioning transporter scatters the crew across three alien planets, they must play as Dal and Gwyn using their wits and skills to overcome ingenious puzzles, endure hostile environments, and battle deadly robot armies to rescue Jankom Pog, Rok-Tahk, Zero, and Murf. It’s their time to Boldly Go!
If your kids are fans of the DC Universe then this is their chance to suit up as super-dogs Krypto and Ace and soar through the streets of Metropolis, smashing the evil bots, whilst protecting their animal friends and finding a new home for them. Join these caped canines and save Metropolis from a new and looming threat.
In this fun and musical video game, your little ones can enter the world of CoComelon and Play with JJ and his friends and family. It is great for little hands with touchscreen controls and accessible buttons, so they can enjoy it on their own. Help them learn in fun ways with catchy songs like Yes Yes Vegetables and Wheels on the Bus. They’ll also get to build their very own CoComelon sticker collection along the way. So, schedule a playdate for them and JJ, there’s so much to explore and sing about.
PEGI: 3 | ESRB: E
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Grab your spy gear and get ready to ride to victory in Fast & Furious Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R! Your moment has come to join Tony Toretto as a Spy Racer in a racing tournament across the world – from LA to the Sahara Desert and beyond. Or maybe your stealth racers want to take on an arctic challenge in the DLC. Who’ll be the best Spy Racer and battle against the resurgent criminal racing organization, SH1FT3R?
In this creepy but fun adventure, your kids can explore classic fairy tale worlds with their favourite characters from the film! They can play as Drac or Mavis, travelling through unique worlds with their spooky spin on stories including Little Red Riding Hood, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. If they enjoy adventure games this could be an amusing yet jumpy quest. Drac and Mavis are Count-ing on them to save the day!
We hope this list helps you bring some fun and memorable moments with friends and family over the festive season. To find out more about our current and upcoming games check out our page.