Kids' Video Games from 2019

Video gaming is rising in popularity for kids of all ages. But with so many violent or mature games on the market, finding things that are both fun and age appropriate can be a struggle. But despite that, there are still tons of excellent games that come out every year, and 2019 was no different. Popular franchises like Pokémon, Zelda, and Mario all saw new releases in 2019. Whether your family has a Nintendo Switch, an Xbox, a PlayStation, or a mobile device, use this list to revisit some excellent older games. And for the newest games out there for kids, head to our list of New Kids' Video Games 2020.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Poster Image
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

age 8+

Great action remake will appeal to multiple generations.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Sayonara Wild Hearts Poster Image
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Sayonara Wild Hearts

age 10+

Fun, stylistic journey to save universe and a broken heart.

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Unleash the Light Poster Image
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Unleash the Light

age 10+

Tale based on TV show shares values of kindness, friendship.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink Poster Image
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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink

age 8+

Fantasy hockey-themed game gets Apple Arcade treatment.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Arise: A Simple Story Poster Image
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Arise: A Simple Story

age 10+

Touching poetic adventure explores time, age, and death.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2019)
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Cat Quest II

age 10+

Simple, fun game has positive message about cooperation.

Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows (2019)
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Sparklite

age 10+

Retro adventure is a fresh mix of nostalgia and challenge.

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Dread Nautical

age 12+

Turn-based action game with some violence, touch choices.

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Yaga

age 12+

Short, folksy fantasy tale with mild combat, player choice.

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Fishing Star World Tour Poster Image
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Fishing Star World Tour

age 8+

Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Superliminal

age 10+

Escaping this lucid dream means thinking outside the box.

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Pokémon Sword/Shield Poster Image
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Pokémon Sword/Shield

age 8+

Easily accessible adventure for series newcomers and vets.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Bee Simulator Poster Image
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Bee Simulator

age 8+

Take flight and "bee" what the hive is buzzing about.

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Disney Tsum Tsum Festival Poster Image
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Disney Tsum Tsum Festival

age 8+

Arcade mini-game collection is best left to little kids.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Poster Image
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Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

age 8+

Solo/co-op puzzler emphasizes speed over strategy.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (2019)
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Vectronom

age 10+

Addictive puzzle platformer moves to its own techno beat.

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows (2019)
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Just Dance 2020

age 10+

Great for dancing, socializing -- but some mature lyrics.

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The Jackbox Party Pack 6 Poster Image
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The Jackbox Party Pack 6

age 12+

Party game promotes social play but has some mature themes.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2019)
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Lego Brawls Poster Image
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Lego Brawls

age 8+

Entertaining fighting game in lighthearted Lego world.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2019)
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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Poster Image
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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King

age 8+

Old Disney games are fun for newcomers and nostalgia fans.

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