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Toys10 Best Video Games Kids Can Play On the Computerby Bethany Braun-SilvaShop The StoryWorld of Zoo$12.95Nancy Drew$25.13Sonic Mania$20.00Hot Wheels World's Best Driver$19.99LEGO

best computer games for 4 year-olds

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10 Best Video Games Kids Can Play On the Computer

by Bethany Braun-Silva


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World of Zoo

World of Zoo

$12.95

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew

$25.13

Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania

$20.00

Hot Wheels World's Best Driver

Hot Wheels World's Best Driver

$19.99

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

$19.99

Carnival Games VR

Carnival Games VR

$20.00

Sims 4

Sims 4

$39.99

NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20

$60.00

Minecraft

Minecraft

$26.99

Farming Simulator 19

Farming Simulator 19

$34.99Hide Shop Show Shop

10 Best Video Games Kids Can Play On the Computer

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No gaming system? No problem  these 10 PC video games are great for kids of every age.

Gaming has become more popular than ever with kids and with the many different gaming consoles it can be hard to keep up! But if you have a computer, youre covered. In fact, many popular video games are available on PCs and Macs, making it easy for kids to play the latest and greatest video games.

We know parents are more worried about screen time than ever, but many of these games are interactive and educational in addition to being entertaining. In fact, many of these games provide kids with the ability to brush up on their STEM and coding skills, meaning they wont even know they are learning while they are gaming. From Sims to Minecraft weve got all the best PC video games for kids on this list. Theres even a vintage game or two for Mom and Dad!

Weve rounded up the 10 best video games to play on the computer, below, for every interest and skill level, there are even games for the whole family and ones that kids can play virtually with others.

Take a look and get gaming!

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

World of Zoo

1 of 10 Image Credits: GameStop

World of ZooPrice:$12.95Shop Now

Few zoo simulators offer as much room for creativity as this one. As players load their virtual zoos with dozens of different species, the games animal editor allows kids to change not only the colors and fur patterns of their creatures, but the shapes and sizes of ears, noses, tails, paws and more. You want green and yellow striped giraffes? You got it. Once theyve been created, interacting with and caring for the realistically animated animals is simple enough for even young kids to handle. [Also available on Wii]

Nancy Drew

2 of 10 Image Credits: GameStop

Nancy DrewPrice:$25.13Shop Now

Something suspicious is going on at a fancy-pants prep school, and everybodys favorite teen sleuth is going to get to the bottom of it. One of the students really wants to be valedictorian, and is threatening to do away with her high-achieving competition, so Nancy Drew goes undercover. Players will help the girl detective scout out clues, moving from room to room and watching carefully for incriminating slips-of-thumb in text messages. As with the rest of the excellent games in the Nancy Drew PC series, players can get completely immersed in the mystery  and feel pretty darn good about finally catching the culprit.

Sonic Mania

3 of 10 Image Credits: Walmart

Sonic ManiaPrice:$20.00Shop Now

Sonic, Tales and Knuckles are all part of this classic video game that's now available to play on your computer.

Hot Wheels World's Best Driver

4 of 10 Image Credits: GameStop

Hot Wheels World's Best DriverPrice:$19.99Shop Now

Race for the title of "World's Best Driver" in this fun, fast-paced PC game. Each car has its own special power and drivers can take part in special events and races in different locations across the world.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

5 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4Price:$19.99Shop Now

The video game that started the Lego revolution on consoles finally comes to PC. Players can re-enact all the Harry Potter films with cute Lego mini-figure versions of their favorite wizard heroes and villains. The magic combat and dark twists of the saga are made far more palatable to young children by the fact that the cast is made of toy bricks and simply break apart when they die. One of the coolest features has characters using loose Lego bricks to build new items during the course of the game. [Also available on Wii, Xbox 360 & PS3]

Carnival Games VR

6 of 10 Image Credits: GameStop

Carnival Games VRPrice:$20.00Shop Now

Virtual reality at its best. Kids can immerse themselves in their very own carnival and play games, earn tickets for virtual prizes and ride fun rides.

Sims 4

7 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Sims 4Price:$39.99Shop Now

Appropriate for: Younger kids ESRB Rating: E for Everyone MySims arrives on the PC with loads of options. Up to eight players can take part in multiplayer sessions that include modifying each others architecture, playing minigames like hide-and-seek and tag, chatting and using emotes, and dancing. If youre concerned about safety, dont be: EA has included an invite-only multiplayer system, where players must manually add their buddies EA.com login names before they can play together online.

NBA 2K20

8 of 10 Image Credits: GameStop

NBA 2K20Price:$60.00Shop Now

Kids will love the amazing graphics and the ability to play as some of their favorite NBA All Stars. Players can work on their virtual basketball skills with drills used by the actual pros.

Minecraft

9 of 10 Image Credits: Microsoft

MinecraftPrice:$26.99Shop Now

This interactive game teaches kids coding skills and has become quite popular in the past few years. Kids place blocks in certain positions and go on adventures, creating their own world to play alone or with others. Kids can play in Creative Mode and have unlimited resources to build and create, or they can play in Survival Mode, where they have to defend against monsters and dig deep into the world to discover the rarest ores.

Farming Simulator 19

10 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Farming Simulator 19Price:$34.99Shop Now

Farming is oh so popular when it comes to gaming. With this PC game players can drive tractors to expand their farm, plant crops and take care of animals like livestock and pigs.

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