Video games: It’s almost Christmas, here are 8 game ideas for children aged 3 to 10 –

From Frank Fischbach
Published on 2 Dec 23 at 11:29 am View my news Follow Le Courrier Vendéen

There’s no reason why the same people should always have fun! Assassin’s Creed, call of Duty, Spider Man 2, Forza Motorsport… This year 2023the big ones had many Video gamesjust for her, to eat!

And that Toddlers in all this? When video game publishers take into account that children generally have their first contact with a controller around the age of 3 (the famous PEGI 3 on the packaging), the latter are not omitted.

And for future little computer geeks, there is a selection of titles here for children ages 3-10who can earn their place in Santa’s sack…

1 – The Smurfs 2: The Prisoner of the Green Stone

The Smurfs, heroes from a comic book and an animated series that have been adapted into video games countless times, are back on the console The Smurfs 2: The Prisoner of the Green Stonea game by Osome Studio for Microids.

A 3D adventure platform game. In a sense, a “Ratchet & Clank” for the little ones!

The Smurfs accidentally break the Green Stone, releasing the evil Stolas, the scourge of a new order determined to reign in terror and sow chaos.

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Four Smurfs (Storm, Glasses Smurf, Builder Smurf and Beta Smurf) go on an adventure to recover the stone fragments. And even have to team up with Gargamel, their long-time enemy, to carry out their mission!

What we like about this new game “The Smurfs” is a successful artistic direction, a varied journey into different worlds, pleasant mechanics to learn and an atmosphere worthy of the best platform games.

On the other hand, the game presents a lot Difficulty peaksand levels that are too long, which may put off younger children… But if mom or dad are around to help, everything should go well.

The Smurfs 2: The Prisoner of the Green Stone, by Osome Studio for Microids, on PS4/PS5, XBox One and Series X/S, Switch. From 7 years. Price: €39.99.

2 – Dino Ranch: Rescue Mission

Inspired by the TV series of the same name (aired on Gulli), Dino Ranch: Rescue Mission is an adventure game/mini-game developed by Redox Interactive and published by Microids. There we find the little ones’ favorite farm and the three heroes Jon, Min and Migueland their dinosaurs, lightning the bird of prey, Shamrock the brontosaurus and tango the Triceratops.

With its very accessible language and its very simple mini-games (if you are over 6 years old, failure is almost impossible), the game was designed for the series’ target audience: 3-6 year olds. And at an age where little ones love dinosaurs, the game is just the thing!

Visually quite pretty, with a beautiful and cute atmosphere and its fun mini-games, it’s a real eye-catcher the ideal candidate For Introduce young children to video games ! However, after 6 years, the lack of challenge and overly childish side can seem off-putting (but still amusing).

Dino Ranch: Rescue Mission, by Microids, on Nintendo Switch, ages 3+. Price: €39.99.

3 – Paw Patrol World: Paw Patrol

Any self-respecting parent has probably heard of puppies. Chase, Ruben, Marcus, Zuma, Stella or Rocky!

When the residents of the Great Valley need help, they set off on a mission with their machines under the orders of their young human master Ryder. They are there Paw Patrolchildren’s favorite super dogs!

Paw Patrol World: Paw Patrol is a 3D adventure game, in the open world ! Objects to collect, missions to complete, the ability to personalize your puppy or vehicle and switch from one puppy to another with a simple press of a button…

We like the freedom of action, the numerous missions and the general atmosphere that immerses you in the spirit of the series. This VF game (featuring voices from the series) is a title that will delight young Paw Patrol fans. Finally the little ones have an open world worthy of the name, just for them!

Paw Patrol World: La Pat’Patrouille, by 3DClouds, published by Outright Games, distributed by Bandai-Namco, on PS4/PS5, XBox One and Series X/S, Switch and PC. From 3 years, price €39.99.

4 – Sisters 2: Network Stars

Do you know Wendy and Marinethe two sisters, invented by Wilhelm (William Maury), comic book heroines The sisters published by Bamboo? Series, which is also available as an animated series, broadcast on Gulli. After a first video game in 2021, Balio Studios and Microids are back with Sisters 2: Network Stars.

In this new one Party game (a genre that gives you mini-games to compete against your friends, like Mario Party), Marine and Wendy must complete mini-events to become stars on the most popular social network among teenagers: Sister Tok !

We like the ability to play up to 4, or 16, characters from the series using the voices from the TV series. On the other hand, let’s quickly go through the 24 mini-tests. But if you have more than one person, your lifespan increases significantly.

Sisters 2: Network Stars, by Balio Studios for Microids, on PS4 and PS5, XBox One and Series X/S, PC, Switch. Ages 7 and up at the recommended price of €39.99.

5 – Baby Shark: Singing and swimming party

Who doesn’t know the famous baby shark? Developed by South Korean educational entertainment company Pinkfong, 3-6 year olds’ favorite shark has more than 13 billion views on YouTube with his clip Baby shark. For the first time, Baby Shark and his family are coming to console and PC.

Developed by Outright Games and published by Bandai-Namco, Baby Shark: Singing and Swimming Party is a Music game. It revolves around two phases of gameplay. The first is to press the buttons that appear on the screen at the right time, the second is to progress through a 3D level by collecting objects and avoiding enemies.

In French, playable for up to 4 people and with lots of levels to overcome, this addictive title is a must for the little ones!

Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party, from Outright Games for Bandai-Namco, on PS4/PS5, Switch, XBox One and Series X/S and PC. From 3 years, observed price: €39.99.

6 – Dolphin Spirit: Ocean Mission

That’s undoubtedly the most environmentally friendly our selection. In Dolphin Spirit: Ocean MissionYou play as Pava (a girl) or Avi (a boy), who arrives on vacation on the Polynesian island with their grandfather Mauripoa. A storm has just passed and the sea is plagued by pollution.

The game is divided into two parts: underwater exploration, where you will be accompanied by Keanu the dolphin, and island exploration.

In both cases, you’ll have to collect trash, photograph wildlife, help injured or poisoned animals… and solve puzzles related to the spirits of the oceans.

We liked the unique atmosphere of this title. Without being moralistic, he explains ecology to children in simple terms. The game isn’t very complicated, but once you beat it, you’ll go on a few underwater trips with Keanu just for fun. In other words, it’s a little Our favorite

Dolphin Spirit: Ocean Mission, by Magic Pockets, for Microids, on PS4/PS5 and Switch. Ages 3 and up at the recommended price of €29.99.

7 – Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged

Is it necessary to draw a drawing yourself? After a first episode that had its small success on consoles two years ago, the famous one small cars from Mattel remind us of their miniature circuits!

On the program is an incredible collection of miniatures, a jumble of tracks, a lengthy story mode and lots of fun from Italian racing game specialist Milestone!

Although the game is visually very beautiful, it also shines with its exemplary gameplay, its very rich content and its indestructible lifespan thanks to its multiplayer mode or its circuit creator.

Children will be thrilled to find it more than 140 vehiclesthe same ones you can find in the toy section of your favorite store or in your very real collection.

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is a very good racing game. And if we dared, we would even say that it is so the perfect “Gran Turismo” or “Forza” for children! Unfortunately, we all know how it will turn out: we give it to the little ones for Christmas, but it’s Dad who spends sleepless nights over it!

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged by Milestone for PS5/PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. From 3 years. Price: €49.99.

8- Dinosaurs: Dino Camp Mission

The final title in our selection is a toy derivative developed by Wild River Games. The game Dinosaurs: Mission Dino Camp takes us into a world in which children’s figures from the German brand Schleich and especially those from the series dinosaurcame to life.

As a member of Team Dino, the young player embarks on an adventure deep in the jungle to find and save the legendary giant creatures. They need to be cared for and cured with plants and medicines. We will be able to encounter creatures such as the Brontosaurus, the Velociraptor and the mighty T-Rex…

Visually, the game isn’t one of the prettiest and it clearly lacks rhythm. However, due to its accessibility, low price and the presence of children’s favorite “monsters”, it deserves its place in this ranking.

This is clearly not the best game in the selection, but children will like it. So at this price you can complete the hood.

Dinosaurs: Mission Dino Camp, from Wild River Games, on PlayStation, XBox and Switch consoles. From 7 years. Observed price: €29.99.

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