I don’t remember directly what I listened to when I was very young, but my parents remember Caillou, Teletubbies very well… these screaming, noisy shows that drive anyone who is not part of the target audience crazy. Video games offer the same dilemma: parents who want to spend time with their children often feel like they have to decide between games that interest them… and appropriate games by their children.
Finding suitable games for all ages is sometimes a complicated challenge. Games that interest adults and games that interest children are rarely the same. However, that doesn’t mean these games don’t exist!
In this article, we present 5 games to play with your children that are as much fun for you as for your child! The games we’ve unearthed for you don’t require as many reflexes as shooters like Fortnite (from scratch!), but remain complex enough to keep players of all ages focused and engaged in the experience.
Minecraft is the Lego of the new generation. I used to play it when I was 15, I still play it and I will play it for years to come.
Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox game: players are launched into a randomly generated world and can explore the world, find materials, build structures, and more. It is a creative cycle that stimulates both children and adults. It’s very easy — and I speak from experience — to waste hours and hours with this game. In addition, it is very easy to start a game with others. Minecraft encourages creativity, regardless of age.
Interested? Check out our article about Minecraft.
Portal 2 is included here for several reasons: it’s one of the best puzzle games of all time, among others, but it’s also because its co-op mode is excellent and underrated. Play as two adorable robots in this puzzle game that is both enjoyable and difficult to solve together. A way for you and your child to work your brains. It is also a game that will test your child on his understanding of three-dimensional space.
Untitled Goose Game
A game that is played alone or in pairs in cooperation, and that remains pleasant to play with spectators, Untitled Goose Game allows you to take control of an evil and mischievous goose that disturbs the inhabitants of quiet English village by stealing objects from them and causing trouble. A fun and light little puzzle game, Untitled Goose Game offers laughter in large quantities.
Split Screen is not considered responsible in the event that your children maliciously try to move innocuous objects around the house because of this recommendation. However, we recommend that you keep an eye on your shovels and flower pots.
Overcooked 1 and 2
Do you like to cook with your child? Would you like it to be even more chaotic? We have a game for you! Overcooked is a cooperative game where players have to cook dishes. You need to bring the ingredients to the right stations, prepare them as requested in the recipe and assemble everything in the requested time. The challenges of the game are becoming more and more complex and so are the levels: have you ever tried cooking on trucks? Or in a volcano? These are challenges of this kind that Overcooked offers!
Chaotic fun for you and your young people.
Interested? Check out our article about Overcooked 2.
Note that a version of the game featuring Overcooked 1 and 2, named Overcooked! All You Can Eat has been released and offers many improvements. We recommend this version. It is available on all consoles and PCs.
Rocket League is soccer, but with cars. What more could you ask for, with a concept like that?
Rocket League is a fun multiplayer game that you can play with your child. If you are not comfortable facing Internet users, it is possible to play against robots, which are less difficult to defeat. You can play on the same platform and dazzle your child when your car makes backflips to push the ball.
Interested? Check out our article about Rocket League.
And many more!
Are there other games you enjoy playing with the little people in your life? Share the games you love to play with your kids in the comments!