Virtual Pet Games

Not quite ready to add a real furry friend to your family? Your kids can get plenty of practice caring for critters of all shapes and sizes by playing these virtual pet games. Whether you have a Nintendo DS, a Wii, or a PC at home, there's something here for your little would-be pet owner. And at least virtual pets can't leave messes on the floor!

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Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
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The perfect virtual pet game for preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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Puppy simulation game to train your own rescue pet.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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A fabulous virtual puppy simulation.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2005)
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Rabbit care game not entirely accurate, but extremely cute.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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Adopt and care for young kittens in cute virtual pet game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Horsing around is fun, but pet sim needs more fine tuning.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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Adopt a puppy and kitten together for twice the fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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Novel game+toy concept makes for unique virtual pet romp.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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Fab lion cub pet sim with treasure hunt theme for Kinect.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
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New content adds hours more fun to kid-friendly Kinect game.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Super pet sim adds cats, 3D, and other new features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Inexpensive pet sim game is surprisingly sophisticated.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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An excellent aquarium simulation game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Windows
(2006)
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