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.

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee/Pikachu! Game Poster Image
Updated role-playing classic is fun, if a bit too easy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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Fitness Boxing Game Poster Image
Rhythmic fitness game packs a strong punch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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Katamari Damacy Reroll Game Poster Image
Classic puzzler remastered to roll up fun on new system.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble Game Poster Image
Fun troll-themed expansion adds new cards and strategies.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Book of Demons Game Poster Image
Modern take on classic dungeon crawling gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Poster Image
Cartoonish brawler is largest one yet, and incredibly fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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MapleStory 2 Game Poster Image
Tons of fun, free role-playing in redesigned adventure.
Platforms: Windows
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Bendy and the Ink Machine Game Poster Image
Freaky first-person adventure full of animated jump scares.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Paladins: Champions of the Realm Game Poster Image
Colorful multiplayer arena offers frenetic team fun.
Platforms: Windows
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Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Game Poster Image
Music game sees teens supporting and encouraging each other.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita
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Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Game Poster Image
Rhythm game explores its teen characters' insecurities.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita
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Ride 3 Game Poster Image
Fun, realistic motorcycle racer tests your driving skills.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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The Sims 4: Get Famous Game Poster Image
Substantial add-on boosts focus on fame and consumerism.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch) Game Poster Image
Educational world simulator is a perfect fit for Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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Squishies Game Poster Image
Bright VR puzzler has cute characters, inspires creativity.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
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Star Control: Origins Game Poster Image
Fun arcade space adventure weighed down by empty adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Surviving Mars: Space Race Game Poster Image
Mars colonization gets competitive in strategy expansion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Game Poster Image
Anthology of classic adventures that stand the test of time.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Attentat 1942 Game Poster Image
WWII history brought to life in visually striking tale.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! Game Poster Image
Move to the (repetitive) beat and leave the drum behind.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Tetris Effect Game Poster Image
Classic puzzle gameplay remixed with VR, engaging effects.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
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Ultra Space Battle Brawl Game Poster Image
Mashup of arcade classic gameplay quickly gets repetitive.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Crayola Scoot Game Poster Image
Scooter game with kid-friendly action, shallow gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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Gal Metal Game Poster Image
Interesting, cluttered music game forces rhythmic precision.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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Just Dance 2019 Game Poster Image
Catchy beat, but too many moves you've seen before.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
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Astro Bot: Rescue Mission Game Poster Image
Adorable platformer adventure raises the VR gaming bar.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
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The Jackbox Party Pack 5 Game Poster Image
Odd, wacky party game features user-generated content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Luigi's Mansion Game Poster Image
Classic ghost-busting adventure comes back to life on 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
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NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Game Poster Image
All-ages arcade slam dunk for basketball fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Lego DC Super-Villains Game Poster Image
Sometimes the best good guys for the job are the bad guys.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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My Memory of Us Game Poster Image
Charming, challenging, slow-paced action promotes teamwork.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Starlink: Battle for Atlas Game Poster Image
Epic space voyage with a potentially large price tag.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Golf Club 2019 Featuring the PGA Tour Game Poster Image
Authentic golf sim with course designer promotes creativity.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Game Poster Image
Polished soccer sim improves visuals, leaves gameplay alone.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Magic the Gathering: Arena Game Poster Image
Collectible card action appeals to beginners and vets alike.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Super Mario Party Game Poster Image
Brand-new party filled with fun and laughs for all.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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The Low Road Game Poster Image
Quirky adventure misses the mark with morally gray gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Distance Game Poster Image
Dizzying sci-fi racer filled with gravity-defying fun.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Linux, Mac, Oculus Rift, Windows
(2018)
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Danger Mouse: The Danger Games Game Poster Image
Simple, fun endless runner has console/mobile competition.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Mega Man 11 Game Poster Image
Classic side-scrolling action with mild robot destruction.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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FIFA 19 Game Poster Image
Ad-heavy Champions league play shoots and scores.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Forza Horizon 4 Game Poster Image
Engaging racer burns rubber with challenging opponents.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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NBA 2K19 Game Poster Image
Basketball sim boosts content, but old issues still remain.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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NHL 19 Game Poster Image
NHL 19 shoots and scores with great pond and arena play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Scribblenauts Mega Pack Game Poster Image
Entertaining puzzlers bring loads of fun with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Game Poster Image
Stingy, hard card game adaptation has high learning curve.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Donut County Game Poster Image
Short, fun adventure tale about a raccoon and his sinkhole.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Vehicle Kit Game Poster Image
Creative vehicle kit adds large new world to explore.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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NBA Live 19 Game Poster Image
Street ball is great, but court play still shoots airballs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Two Point Hospital Game Poster Image
Fun and a dose of crude humor are prescribed in this sim.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps/White Dog Squad Game Poster Image
Yo-kai spin-off adds more ghostly action to fun franchise.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
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The King's Bird Game Poster Image
Beautifully fluid platform jumper with artistic flair.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Little Dragons Café Game Poster Image
Fantasy cooking adventure that's full of flavor.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Madden NFL 19 Game Poster Image
New season of football tackles fun, improved gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Russian Subway Dogs Game Poster Image
Fun retro action game mixes pixels, politics, and fast play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Game Poster Image
Light cartoon adventure based on show limited by tech flaws.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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F1 2018 Game Poster Image
Detailed racing sim targets driving pros with complex play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Overcooked! 2 Game Poster Image
Culinary chaos makes for a buffet of food-themed fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Path of Motus Game Poster Image
Adventure tackles bullying with positivity and mild combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Game Poster Image
Action compilation has lots of play, some weak episodes.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Go Vacation Game Poster Image
Virtual vacation takes some work before enjoying mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure Game Poster Image
Donkey Kong conquers strategy world in an amazing expansion.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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WarioWare Gold Game Poster Image
Great fast-paced 300 mini-game collection tests reflexes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
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20XX Game Poster Image
Fun, fast-paced sci-fi action has tricky random levels.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Impulsion Game Poster Image
Hard, repetitive puzzler requires sharp reflexes.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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The Spectrum Retreat Game Poster Image
Challenging first-person puzzler has an emotional story.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Lumines Remastered Game Poster Image
Classic puzzle game buzzes with new immersive play feature.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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MXGP Pro Game Poster Image
Motocross game kicks up dirt for serious race fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Mario Tennis Aces Game Poster Image
Fun, safe, often surprisingly challenging tennis sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Jurassic World Evolution Game Poster Image
Deep theme park simulation has deadly exhibits.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Game Poster Image
Ink-splattered single-player mystery for Splatoon fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Unravel Two Game Poster Image
Beautiful puzzle adventure promotes positivity, teamwork.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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MotoGP 18 Game Poster Image
Challenging racer made for motorcycle fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sega Genesis Classics Game Poster Image
Nostalgic 16-bit game buffet has something for everyone.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Game Poster Image
Fast, fun puzzler's only real flaw is fishy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Moonlighter Game Poster Image
Tough action-adventure/sales sim tests skills, patience.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Ikaruga Game Poster Image
Challenging top-down aerial shooter rewards perseverance.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Super Mega Baseball 2 Game Poster Image
Entertaining cartoon baseball knocks it out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Trailblazers Game Poster Image
Paint tracks a shade of fun in colorful, team-based racer.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Puppet Fever Game Poster Image
Puppet-themed party game delivers family friendly VR fun.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
(2018)
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BAFL - Brakes Are for Losers Game Poster Image
Simple arcade racer with cartoony crashes fun for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit Game Poster Image
Unique making experience melds crafting with video games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Ghost of a Tale Game Poster Image
Heartfelt stealth adventure has lots of challenge, charm.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Dead in Vinland Game Poster Image
Great Viking tale of perseverance, survival; mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Masters of Anima Game Poster Image
Lighthearted fantasy game summons fun while saving world.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Chuchel Game Poster Image
Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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MLB The Show 18 Game Poster Image
Great baseball sim just misses knocking it out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Detective Pikachu Game Poster Image
Fresh Pokémon perspective perfect for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Game Poster Image
Fantasy RPG with mild violence, good role models, messages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Kirby Star Allies Game Poster Image
Fun, colorful platformer promotes friendship, teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Surviving Mars Game Poster Image
Optimistic but realistic, challenging sci-fi city builder.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
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Celeste Game Poster Image
Charming, challenging platformer with excellent heroine.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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A Case of Distrust Game Poster Image
Stylish Jazz Age mystery with engaging story, heroine.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Frantics Game Poster Image
Simple, safe party game requires mobile devices for play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Scribblenauts Showdown Game Poster Image
Departure for vocabulary-building series gets repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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Gravel Game Poster Image
Fun arcade-style off-road racing game for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Into the Breach Game Poster Image
Deceptively complex strategy game vs. bugs rewards failure.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Blasters of the Universe Game Poster Image
Fast, fun VR action lets you dodge virtual bullets.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Moss Game Poster Image
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Brass Tactics Game Poster Image
VR strategy delivers fun, accessible robotic combat.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
(2018)
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Octogeddon Game Poster Image
Fun, absurd arcade game unleashes squid fury on the world!
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame Game Poster Image
Fast-paced dirt bike racer has unrealistic jumps, play.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Aegis Defenders Game Poster Image
Complex but highly rewarding adventure focused on teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Railway Empire Game Poster Image
All aboard solid simulation of the rise of the rails.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
(2018)
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Candleman: The Complete Journey Game Poster Image
Poetic platformer fun for all ages, has delightful play.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Full Metal Furies Game Poster Image
Throwback arcade-action game packs in co-op fun.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Lost Sphear Game Poster Image
Old-school adventure with mild violence, good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes Game Poster Image
Fun adaptation of action-packed kids' cartoon.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Kirby: Battle Royale Game Poster Image
Average party fight game "knocks out" cartoon characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
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InnerSpace Game Poster Image
Pretty exploration game restrained by subtle, aimless play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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