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.

Browse Games for Boys

Help zoo animals in educational downloadable game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
Bob builds a nice mix of activities.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
Preschoolers get their own "wild" Wii game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
Preschoolers rescue animals with Dora and Diego.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2012)
Great action game for little kids who revere firemen.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Fun, accessible action game for young children.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Inventive kids turn junk into jalopies.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2006)
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Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
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One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Movie-based platformer misses opportunity to be great.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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TV-based action game with puzzles, some fantasy battles.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Funny, surprising adventure with beautiful graphics.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Cartoonish action with mild violence for (almost) all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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Brilliant, thoughtful puzzler has a little violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
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Enjoyable role-playing game encourages the use of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Web-slinging comic book adventure has some violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
Deep, fun, gratifying action RPG with cartoonish violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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Moderately violent courtroom drama with positive role model.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)