Best games: Our Recommendations for Families

Got a houseful of gamers? Our editors help you choose the best PC games, plus games for the Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and many other platforms. Our "best games" lists are full of challenging, fun, and age-appropriate picks.
Mario Sports Superstars Game Poster Image
Offer kids excitement without the violence.
Auditorium: The Online Experience Game Poster Image
When the wacky idea wins.
Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! Game Poster Image
The very best in kids' apps, games, and websites.
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Jake and the Never Land Pirates Game Poster Image
Handheld gaming can be fun as well as educational.
Just Dance: Disney Party Game Poster Image
Grooving to the beat makes for tons of gaming fun.
Emphatical Piratical Music Poster Image
Ahoy, young mateys! Sail over to these tempting titles for jolly pirate fun.
LocoRoco 2 Game Poster Image
Some portable PlayStation games we recommend.
Disney Magical World Game Poster Image
Play 3D games without special glasses.
Carnival Island Game Poster Image
Check out our favorite PlayStation 3 games.
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Game Poster Image
Some truly awesome examples of hands-free gaming.
Flick Kick Field Goal App Poster Image
Score big wins with sports fans with these faves.
Carnival Island Game Poster Image
Some of the best of Move's motion-sensitive titles.
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup Game Poster Image
A magical collection of wizardly fun.
Barbie Fashion Show Game Poster Image
Pique creativity and business smarts with fashion games.
Peanuts: It's the Big Game, Charlie Brown! Game Poster Image
Batter up with these home-run games for kids.
Mario Kart 8 Game Poster Image
Our favorite adventurer continues his amazing escapades.
Toontown Online Game Poster Image
You may not know what an MMOG is, but your kid does.
Imagine Artist Game Poster Image
Positive games that help girls explore.
Dora Puppy Game Poster Image
Downloadable puzzles, platformers, sims, and more.
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Game Poster Image
These games will keep kids happy and safe.