With the summer holidays having magically come upon us sooner than expected, suddenly the kids are at home all the time and though there’ll be plenty of activities, play dates with friends and whatnot, some days it’s just going to be rainy and miserable outside and you will be in need of things to do!
Well, we all know that kid’s live in a digital age and many of them are big gaming fans, so to celebrate the release of the new 250GB Xbox console, here are my top picks for kids Xbox games.
The lego franchise works really well in the gaming world and kids will love this version of Rock Band, which sees you take control of a lego style rock band and rock out to awesome songs. Make your own bands and play along with classics like Kung Fu Fighting, for younger kids there’s a super easy mode, so they won’t feel left out.
The super popular Ben 10 cartoon makes an excellent backdrop for this game which sees our hero Ben failing to stop an alien invasion, before going back in time to save the day! Ben 10 fans will love that they get to play as all ten of Ben’s different alien personas but kids don’t have to be a Ben 10 fan to play the game – the action and adventure will appeal to all
Kids love SpongeBob Squarepants, the energetic yellow sea sponge who has crazy adventures with his friends under the sea in Bikini Bottom. The games are just as popular as the TV show and rightly so, this latest addition sees SpongeBob taking a trip down memory lane – but it’s infested with robots.
For older kids who want a more active experience, the latest offering from Tony Hawk, skateboarding superstar, is perfect. The game employs a unique controller, which is shaped like a skateboard, which kids then use to make their character perform the skateboarding moves. It’s a little pricey, but there’s plenty of gameplay and is great for when you have large groups of teenagers sat around looking for something to do!
Harry Potter is a great story for kids of all ages, but the official games have been met with some trepidation and the gameplay isn’t great. The lego version on the other hand brings together the right mix of storyline, charms, spells and adventure which will see you reliving Harry, Ron and Hermione’s first four years at Hogwarts. This has got loads of replayability and kids can discover new areas like Gringotts bank, explore Hogwarts and discover hidden treasure.