With over 300 games to choose from on Xbox Game Pass, it can be difficult to know what to play.
This decision is even more difficult when trying to find a game that is suitable for children. A game that looks cute and cuddly, looking at the cover it could actually be a horror game in disguise (see: Five nights at Freddy’s), and something else that looks bold, cartoonish, and colorful might contain more swear words than your seven-year-old hearing is comfortable with (Hello, battle toads).
But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some of the best games for kids on Xbox Game Pass. If you are a Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can play any of these games at no additional cost. We’ve played and enjoyed them all ourselves, and better yet, they’re suitable for players of all ages.
So click through to see our picks of the best Xbox Game Pass games for kids.
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1. Disney Dreamlight Valley
If your child is a Disney fan, games for kids really can’t get any better. Disney Dreamlight Valley is a sandbox adventure game that immerses players in the magical world of Dreamlight Valley. Dozens of Disney franchises collide in a world that you grow and shape. You have to farm, search and decorate, but you also have to complete quests, meet your new neighbors and search for secrets in the world around you. It’s perfectly wholesome fun, and even as adults, we enjoyed sinking into it for dozens of hours.
Read our review of Disney Dreamlight Valley
tinykin is a new addition to Xbox Game Pass, but it’s undoubtedly one of the best games for kids currently on the service. In it, you take on the role of a tiny spaceman who has crash-landed in a human’s house. You’ll explore living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms – all transformed into a fantastical, oversized world where kitchen cabinets become secret meeting places and matchboxes become beds. You will never look at the space under your sofa the same way.
tinykin is a mix of platformer and adventure in which players use an army of Tinykin to complete tasks: these little creatures that follow you can explode objects that block your path, carry heavy objects, complete electric currents and much more.
Read our review of tinykin
3. Disneyland Adventures
We love Disneyland Adventuresand if your child is a fan of Disney, then they will. Disneyland Adventures is essentially a recreation of Disneyland. There are rides, attractions, shopping streets, Disney characters and even a giant enchanted castle.
As a game, it’s an open world where players can do whatever they want. There are Tasks to complete, but just as much fun to wander around, meet characters and take in the sights. You can even ride the rides if you want! You can dress your character in any kid’s costume, collect autographs and just enjoy the fun without queuing at Disneyland.
4. ForzaHorizon 4
ForzaHorizon 5 is probably not the first game that comes to mind when thinking of Xbox Game Pass games for kids. But honestly, this is one of the funniest, most family-friendly games out there – especially if your kids are into cars. There is something incredible about this freedom ForzaHorizon 5 gives its players; You can ride where you want, how you want and compete in events in any order. This freedom is particularly welcome for younger players.
Even for the youngest kids just learning to hold an Xbox controller for the first time, ForzaHorizon 5 is perfect. Just let them get the hang of it by driving a car through the massive open world. Then, as they get a little older, they can take part in races and events – and with fully customizable difficulty settings, it can be made as easy as they like. It’s beautiful, it’s fun, and there are literally hundreds of cars.
Read our review of ForzaHorizon 5
5. Ben 10: Power Trip
A 3D platform adventure game set in the world of popular cartoons ben 10 – could a game for children become even more perfect? Of course, the lure of Ben 10: Power Trip will be stronger if your kid is a fan of the series at all. But even if they’re not that familiar, this is a light-hearted and fun experience for all ages.
This is essentially an open-world adventure game that offers players the freedom to explore, engage with side content, and progress through the story at their own pace. There’s a mix of exploration and combat, both of which are fun thanks to Ben’s growing skills that improve as you play. If you are looking for a fun game suitable for younger players, Ben 10: Power Trip is one of the best games for kids in Xbox Game Pass.
Read our review of Ben 10: Power Trip
Minecraft is a very obvious choice. Chances are, if you have a child over the age of six, they already know more about it Minecraft than you. Hell, they might know more about it Minecraft as we! This long-running sandbox game has been popular with younger players for years – so much so that it’s even been used as a teaching tool in schools. It’s all about creating your own world around you; Carve blocks, build houses, explore and create whatever you want. If your child likes to get creative, then it’s pretty much a certificate that they’ll enjoy spending time doing it Minecraft.
7. Golf with your friends
Golf with your friends is a pretty descriptive title for this game; it pretty much does what it says it does. With it you can play golf with your friends. But not just any Golf; this is not a boring simulation game. It’s packed with fun mini-golf courses, making it perfect for younger players.
You can play Golf with your friends Solo if you want, compete against the computer. But it’s more fun when you play with friends or family in local multiplayer. It’s an ideal game for younger siblings to play together – as long as they can handle some friendly competition! There’s a huge range of courses to choose from, and games can be made more interesting by adding modifiers to the mix, such as: B. a haunted house level with ghosts and floating furniture. Multiple modes are also available, such as B. Hockey Golf that turns your ball into a hockey puck.
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8. New Super Lucky’s Tale
Bright, bold, colorful and starring the most adorable fox; just a look at New Super Lucky’s Tale tells you this is the perfect Xbox Game Pass game for kids. You wouldn’t go wrong. This 3D platformer is not only cute as a button, it’s also tons of fun for gamers of all ages.
In it, players take control of the eponymous Lucky, a fox on a journey to recover the missing pages of the Book of Ages. You see, the evil Kitty Litter stole them and put Lucky and his friends in danger. To get her back, Lucky has to make his way through a series of levels set in different worlds. All sorts of platform challenges await him; From open 3D levels where you can move freely to side-scrolling 2.5D levels, a huge variety of challenges await players.
Little touches like the ability to dress up Lucky in a range of fun outfits make this a hit with younger players. But the gameplay itself is something that kids and adults alike can enjoy. We love it and we’re confident kids will too.
Read our review of New Super Lucky’s Tale
9. Overcooked! 2
Overcooked! 2 is the perfect multiplayer game for family members who like to work together. This is not your typical cooking simulator game. Of course, players will have to work together to serve food to their customers, but you will work under very bizarre conditions. Maybe your kitchen is inside a hot air balloon, or maybe it’s split in two with a busy road running down the middle. in the Overcooked! 2players must work together and coordinate to overcome obstacles and prepare meals quickly and effectively.
It’s messy but a lot of fun and a great game for teaching younger players how to work together and cope under stressful conditions. With a fun cast of characters and a bright, eye-catching graphic style, this is a game designed for younger players – but it’s one the whole family can take part in. If you’re looking for something fun for siblings to play in co-op, Overcooked! 2 is one of the best Xbox Game Pass games for kids.
Read our review of Overcooked! 2
10. Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
When it comes to the best kids games on Xbox Game Pass, you can’t get much better Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure. A 3D adventure game that takes place in six popular Disney Pixar worlds: Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Up, Cars, Toy Story and Find Dory. Each world has its own story that allows players to take control of their favorite Pixar characters and explore their worlds.
Even as adults, we got a huge kick from it Hurry up. But this is absolutely designed for younger players, with some adventure and platforming challenges even the youngest players can handle. It also looks fantastic; It’s easy to imagine that while you’re playing, you’re actually part of a Pixar movie. Needless to say, your child is a Disney Pixar fan Hurry up is worth playing.
Read our review of Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
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