Kids' Video Games from 2018

Although 2018 was the year of Fortnite, tons of other excellent video games for kids were released during the year. There were the expected updates like FIFA 19, NBA 2K19, and Just Dance 2019, as well as some new games that captured players' attention, like Moss, Lego DC Super-Villains, and Let's Go, Eevee!/Pikachu. Relive your old favorites with this list of all the kid-friendly video games we reviewed in 2018. And for the latest hits, check out our list of New Kids' Video Games 2019.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee/Pikachu! Poster Image
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Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee/Pikachu!

age 9+

Updated role-playing classic is fun, if a bit too easy.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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Fitness Boxing

age 10+

Rhythmic fitness game packs a strong punch.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Katamari Damacy Reroll Poster Image
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Katamari Damacy Reroll

age 8+

Classic puzzler remastered to roll up fun on new system.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble

age 13+

Fun troll-themed expansion adds new cards and strategies.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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Book of Demons

age 9+

Modern take on classic dungeon crawling gameplay.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

age 12+

Cartoonish brawler is largest one yet, and incredibly fun.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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MapleStory 2

age 8+

Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.

Platforms: Windows (2018)
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Bendy and the Ink Machine

age 12+

Freaky first-person adventure full of animated jump scares.

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Paladins: Champions of the Realm

age 13+

Colorful multiplayer arena offers frenetic team fun.

Platforms: Windows (2018)
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Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

age 12+

Music game sees teens supporting and encouraging each other.

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Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

age 12+

Rhythm game explores its teen characters' insecurities.

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Ride 3

age 11+

Fun, realistic motorcycle racer tests your driving skills.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2018)
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The Sims 4: Get Famous

age 12+

Substantial add-on boosts focus on fame and consumerism.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch)

age 10+

Educational world simulator is a perfect fit for Switch.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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Squishies

age 10+

Bright VR puzzler has cute characters, inspires creativity.

Platforms: PlayStation VR (2018)
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Star Control: Origins

age 10+

Fun arcade space adventure weighed down by empty adventure.

Platforms: Windows (2018)
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Surviving Mars: Space Race Poster Image
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Surviving Mars: Space Race

age 10+

Mars colonization gets competitive in strategy expansion.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2018)
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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

age 8+

Anthology of classic adventures that stand the test of time.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One (2018)
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Attentat 1942

age 10+

WWII history brought to life in visually striking tale.

Platforms: Windows (2017)
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Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!

age 10+

Move to the (repetitive) beat and leave the drum behind.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (2018)
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