Awesome Games for Boys

Not all boys' games are created equal -- some have much better role models than others. With teen boys averaging 56 minutes per day playing video games, you want to make sure they've got good stuff to play, right? We've collected some of our favorites here that let gamers (both boys and girls) see what it's like to be everything from a fireman to an animal rescuer to a superhero to a puzzle master.

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Bob the Builder: Can-Do Zoo Game Poster Image
Help zoo animals in educational downloadable game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
(2008)
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Bob the Builder: Bob Builds a Park CD-ROM Game Poster Image
Bob builds a nice mix of activities.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
(2003)
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Go Diego Go: Safari Rescue Game Poster Image
Preschoolers get their own "wild" Wii game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
(2008)
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Go Diego Go: Wolf Pup Rescue Game Poster Image
Preschoolers rescue animals with Dora and Diego.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
(2006)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Jake and the Never Land Pirates Game Poster Image
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2012)
(2012)
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Jake Power: Fireman Game Poster Image
Great action game for little kids who revere firemen.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
(2009)
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Jake Power: Policeman Game Poster Image
Fun, accessible action game for young children.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
(2009)
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Gary Gadget: Building Cars Game Poster Image
Inventive kids turn junk into jalopies.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2006)
(2006)
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FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Poster Image
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
(2014)
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Madden NFL 16 Game Poster Image
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Wreck-It Ralph Game Poster Image
Movie-based platformer misses opportunity to be great.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
(2012)
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Ben 10 Omniverse Game Poster Image
TV-based action game with puzzles, some fantasy battles.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Unravel Game Poster Image
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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King's Quest Game Poster Image
Funny, surprising adventure with beautiful graphics.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Ratchet & Clank Game Poster Image
Cartoonish action with mild violence for (almost) all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
(2016)
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Scribblenauts Unlimited Game Poster Image
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
(2012)
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Stacking Game Poster Image
Brilliant, thoughtful puzzler has a little violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Planet Crashers Game Poster Image
Enjoyable role-playing game encourages the use of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
(2012)
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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Game Poster Image
Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
(2012)
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The Amazing Spider-Man Game Poster Image
Web-slinging comic book adventure has some violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Dragon Quest Heroes: The World’s Tree Woe and the Blight Below Game Poster Image
Deep, fun, gratifying action RPG with cartoonish violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
(2015)
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Game Poster Image
Moderately violent courtroom drama with positive role model.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
(2014)
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