Best Xbox Series X/S Games for Kids

Microsoft unveiled two systems in November 2020: the Xbox Series X, and the smaller Series S. While both can play the latest titles, the Series S was designed to be all-digital -- without a disc drive -- while the Series X was designed to be the most powerful game console ever made. Both benefited from Microsoft's dedication to backwards compatibility, meaning any game bought for any Microsoft console can be played on either machine. Below, we've gathered the best titles for the Series X and S, so you can always see the standouts. If you're into older Xbox games, check out Best Xbox One Games for Kids, or look for other systems, such as Best PS5 Games for Kids and Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids.

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Tetris Effect: Connected

age 8+

Family-friendly puzzler gets new multiplayer modes.

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Call of the Sea

age 10+

Colorful mystery features straightforward solutions.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S (2020)
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DIRT 5

age 10+

Engaging game breaks its rally racing mold for tracks.

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Just Dance 2021

age 10+

Fan favorite rhythm game keeps the dance party going.

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NBA 2K21 Next-Gen

age 10+

Vastly improved game limited by tech issues, grinding play.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S (2020)
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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

age 10+

Quirky puzzle crossover is back for another round.

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Ride 4

age 10+

Motorcycle racer for skilled riders only.

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Grounded

age 13+

Size matters in this backyard survival adventure.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S (2020)
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Immortals Fenyx Rising

age 13+

Adventure stresses being true to yourself, helping others.

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Marvel's Avengers

age 13+

Epic adventure lets players live their superhero dreams.

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ScourgeBringer

age 13+

Pixelated post-apocalyptic action offers steep challenge.

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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

age 16+

Viking epic is the best entry in Assassin's Creed series.

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Tell Me Why

age 16+

Emotionally charged story invites dialogue and reflection.

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows (2020)
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