The 10 Best Kids Xbox One Games

Updated January 06, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

10 Best Kids Xbox One Games
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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you own an Xbox One and you're having trouble finding fun and family-friendly games for your child, look no further. For every shooter and slasher that Microsoft's newest console has available, there are also a bevy of creative games that are appropriate for those of any age. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best kids xbox one game on Amazon.

10. Transformers Devastation

With comic book-inspired visuals, five playable autobots, and a number of the series' original actors providing audio, Transformers Devastation is sure to captivate any fan of the movie. It is a great gift for kids of any skill level, with five difficulty settings.
  • original music by vince dicola
  • fluid animations
  • storyline isn't very long
Brand Activision
Model 77120
Weight 12 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

9. Unravel Digital Code

Unravel Digital Code introduces the adorable Yarny, whose thread, fittingly, unravels as he traverses forward through a unique world filled with physics-based puzzles. Its visuals are meant to evoke the scenery of Northern Scandinavia.
  • download is less than 1gb
  • immersive and non-narrated story
  • gameplay can be repetitive
Brand Electronic Arts
Model CMX-00033
Weight pending
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

8. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes offers an original superhero story in the Marvel universe, featuring acclaimed characters such as Iron Man, the Hulk, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. Its playful graphics and moderate difficulty make it a great option for kids around age 10 and older.
  • can create your own superheroes
  • includes many obscure characters
  • no online multiplayer mode
Brand Warner Bros
Model LEGO Marvel Super Heroe
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

7. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Based on a popular mobile game sharing the same name, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 improves upon many of the flaws of its console predecessor. Allowing players to play from either side, there are 14 character classes and over 100 characters to choose from.
  • even fun for non-shooter fans
  • features 12 memorable maps
  • requires xbox live to play
Brand Electronic Arts
Model 36886
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Rayman Legends

Rayman is an iconic gaming figure to old and new gamers alike so, thankfully, Rayman Legends doesn't disappoint. With entertaining gameplay, seamless 4-player co-op, a music-based mode, and online challenges, this game never leaves kids feeling bored.
  • exclusive xbox character costumes
  • extremely vibrant graphics
  • might be too difficult for some kids
Brand Ubisoft
Model 53903
Weight 0.3 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Child of Light

Child of Light features a captive red-headed child protagonist who must complete a journey in order to regain her freedom. With linear gameplay, along with RPG elements and a co-op mode, it is strangely addictive and sure to please children.
  • relatable characters for children
  • fictitious and real locales
  • a very cathartic game
Brand Ubisoft
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Just Dance 2017

Featuring the biggest artists, from Ariana Grande to The Weeknd, Just Dance 2017 and its 40-plus tracks are sure to get your kids moving. Requiring no more than an Xbox, the game, and a smartphone app, the game allows a whole family to play simultaneously.
  • promotes exercise in a fun manner
  • score-based arcade feel
  • fun for people of all ages
Brand Ubisoft
Model UBP50402031
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Minecraft Xbox

Sure to become a child's favorite title, Minecraft Xbox is a simple, yet deceptively complex, game. Block building is the name of the game, & there are countless randomly-generated worlds to explore. Its Creative & Survival modes provide engaging challenges to any gamer.
  • can play with up to 8 players
  • can import old worlds from xbox 360
  • has an exclusive versus battle mode
Brand Microsoft
Model 44Z-00001
Weight 2.9 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is an update to Ori's original 2014 independent release. Critically-acclaimed and an Xbox One exclusive, players control the titular Ori, a spirit guardian, as he tries to escape the clutches of the evil Kuro.
  • includes behind the scenes footage
  • familiar 2d side-scrolling
  • gameplay requires critical thinking
Brand Microsoft
Model 5VD-00001
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Skylanders: Imaginators

Skylanders: Imaginators combines actual toys with diverse and engaging gameplay, making for an extremely unique and addicting experience. The game's Imaginite Creation Crystals allow players to create their own Skylanders for the first time, adding a totally new element.
  • 10 different battle class options
  • a portal and 2 skylanders
  • accepts previous version figures
Brand Activision
Model 87889
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 06, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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