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Role-Playing Games (RPGs) for Kids

Give kids a chance to inhabit another person -- either human, animal, or supernatural -- and you never know what kind of imaginative play you'll unleash. These are some of our favorite role-playing games for kids of all ages.

Browse Role-Playing Games (RPGs) for Kids

AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Cute & varied gameplay makes this a gaming feast.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, wildly imaginative romp with cartoony combat.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Cute role-playing adventure with farming at its core.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fulfilling mystery has spooky sleuthing & puzzles.
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Platforms: Windows
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Great graphics, great story, great sequel. Tweens.
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Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fascinating, dark but compelling action RPG game.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rich role-playing game with a powerful plot.
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Platforms: PSP
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Civ sim about being a king is terrific, but a bit lewd.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun Facebook role-playing romp with superhero combat.
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Platforms: Facebook
(2012)

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