Nonviolent Video Games

Violence doesn't have to be part of video games for kids. Here's a list of games in which violence isn't the focus. Kids can have fun learning, dancing, solving puzzles, playing sports, and more.

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Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Learn tricks, make friends, and shop with a virtual puppy.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
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Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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Great first video game adventure for young princess lovers.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2012)
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Popular dance game with a Magic Kingdom twist -- for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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This deep sea dive is teeming with fish and education.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2012)
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Pokemon drawing app teaches techniques; great instruction.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Fun, cheap puzzle game promotes logic and puzzle creation.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Great puzzler puts kids’ strategy skills to the test.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Smart, pretty puzzler may get kids thinking about science.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
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The focus is on looks, but business strategy makes the game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Active game more about dancing than exercise routines.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Fun and active dancing game for groups, now with story mode.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Poetic experience is less a game than an interactive story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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