Finding computer games for kids these days seems to be impossible, the market is saturated with computer games full of blood and violence. Another common problem is that the games are too complex for children aged between six and fourteen. Here are some tips which you may find useful when looking for computer games for kids:
Do some research before you head to the shops: Many people forget this step, they fall into the trap of heading to the game shop under-prepared and get talked into buying the latest/greatest new game on the market. It most cases this game will be inappropriate for your children. One of the better sites to do game research on is GameSpot.com. This site has detailed listings of all games current out along with ratings and reviews. This should definitely be your first step when trying to find computer games for kids.
Don’t limit yourself to the new games: There is no need to spend $100 on a new computer game when you could buy a game that is 1-2 years of for half that price! The classic games are classic because they were and probably still are really fun. Another important point to make here is that new computer games usually require relatively new computer hardware to run. Many people forget this, only to find out on Christmas day that their computer doesn’t meet the hardware requirements of the game. You will usually not have this problem with the older games.
Try some online game services: There are many sites on the internet which have over 500 games that are perfect for children. Action games, puzzle games and even education games. These sites usually require a membership fee, but are well worth it. All you have to do is sign up and down the games you want for your kids.