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!

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FIFA Soccer 10 Game Poster Image
Add your photo to player in nearly perfect soccer sim
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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Civilization 4 Game Poster Image
Strategy game for tweens & up spans world history.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
(2006)
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Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3 Game Poster Image
Balance board adds new dimension to popular dance franchise.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Game Poster Image
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Madden NFL 10 Game Poster Image
Excellent football game for players of all ages, skills.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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Scribblenauts Game Poster Image
Unique puzzles wow with ability to write objects into game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Spore Game Poster Image
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Game Poster Image
Compelling mystery full of devilishly fun logic puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Age of Empires II: Age of Kings Game Poster Image
Strategy is key in tough real-time strategy game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2002)
(2002)
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Okami (Wii) Game Poster Image
A revival of a great teen paint-to-play adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
(2008)
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