Best Video Games of the Decade (2000-2009): Top 10 for Preteens and Young Teens

Looking for the best video games for your preteens and young teens? We've got the last 10 years covered. Our editors have handpicked the top video games for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, DS, and more with an eye toward memorable, age-appropriate gameplay. Ready, set, play!

Browse Best Video Games of the Decade (2000-2009): Top 10 for Preteens and Young Teens

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Add your photo to player in nearly perfect soccer sim
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
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Strategy game for tweens & up spans world history.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
Balance board adds new dimension to popular dance franchise.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Excellent football game for players of all ages, skills.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
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Unique puzzles wow with ability to write objects into game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
Compelling mystery full of devilishly fun logic puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Strategy is key in tough real-time strategy game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2002)
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A revival of a great teen paint-to-play adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)

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