New Kids' Video Games 2021

It's a new year, and with it comes a large number of new games. Here, you'll be able to stay on top of the latest and greatest new releases with our list of the top kid-friendly video games of 2021. These new games for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC are fun, exciting, and appropriate for kids and tweens. Check back often, because we'll be updating this list every week with the newest and upcoming games at the top. And for more great new games for older kids, try our list of New Teen Video Games 2021.

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Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

age 8+

Portable device brings set of adventures to new audiences.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2021)
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Loop Hero

age 10+

Unexpectedly addictive adventure is a diamond in the rough.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows (2021)
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Asteroids: Recharged

age 8+

Nostalgic remake is fun but still shows its age.

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Lego Star Wars: Castaways

age 10+

Galactic adventure packs lots of brick-busting play.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Century: Age of Ashes

age 10+

A fun, frantic, and free dragon-riding shooter.

Platforms: Windows (2021)
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Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition

age 6+

Simple life sim offers great set of kid-friendly activities.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2021)
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Solar Ash

age 8+

Slick, fast gameplay tripped up by repetition, simplicity.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows (2021)
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Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

age 10+

Nostalgic monster raising limited by clunky play, controls.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows (2021)
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Chorus

age 10+

Thrilling space dogfights with inspiring tale of redemption.

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Galaga Wars+

age 8+

Average yet challenging take on an '80s classic.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

age 8+

Fun brain teasers best in short bursts only.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2021)
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MXGP 2021: The Official Motocross Videogame

age 10+

Serious dirt bike racer refines off-road course format.

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Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story

age 10+

Rhythm runner may lead kids toward League of Legends.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows (2021)
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NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition

age 10+

Better than its predecessor, this basketball game shines.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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Jurassic World Evolution 2

age 10+

Intricate theme park sim is closely tied to the films.

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Kingdom: Two Crowns - Norse Lands

age 8+

Strategic side-scroller teaches time, resource management.

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NERF Legends

age 10+

NERF shooter lacks any punch.

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Unpacking

age 9+

Heartwarming game tells a story through its puzzles.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One (2021)
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Next Space Rebels

age 10+

Wacky rocket simulator has some preachy activist messages.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

age 8+

Classic titles get a visual upgrade, simpler monster play.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2021)
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