Remember that old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? Well, the best Xbox games for kids take this adage very seriously and hence offer everything to make little ones go gaga over them! They feature age appropriate themes with fun, action, humor and brain teasers combined together in good measure.
You will learn how to think, plan, act or create, take decisions and control your movements which can be entertaining and at the same time, educational too.
Here is a list of such games which will keep you engrossed for hours!
#11. Lego Batman
The story revolves around a big breakout from the Arkham Asylum. Batman along with Robin has to battle powerful enemies like The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman and many more. In the story mode of this game, you can either assume the role of the superhero or one of the lowlife villains, as per your wish. There are perks for both! So gear up to protect Gotham City from the evil which is now free, or wield your power as a bad guy and spread terror.
Fun to know
- As Batman, experience dashing through sewers and jumping across rooftops, as you chase criminals across myriad locations.
- Utilize various potent vehicles to fight your adversaries in the air, or on the land and sea. You get to pick from the advanced fruits of science, such as the Batmobile, Batboat and Batwing.
- As you progress through the game and collect Lego pieces in each level, you will receive different power-suits which can enhance your abilities.
- In the freeplay mode, you get to replay any level with any characters that you have unlocked. Explore areas that were hidden before, to find extra rewards or bonus content.
- Lego Batman has been crafted for a standard 2-player drop-in or drop-out cooperative play.
#10. Happy Feet 2
If you have watched the Academy Award winning movie, there is no way you will want to miss the game. Welcome to a fun and musical adventure where Mumble journeys across the snow-laden Antarctica with Ramon, to prevent their tribe of penguins from succumbing to extinction.
Fun to know
- You can hire other penguins to participate in your adventure.
- In order to complete levels, feel free to employ the special powers of Bo, Atticus and Erik.
- The game comes with the original music by Ozomatli, the Grammy winning artist.
Looking for educational games for Xbox 360? Then don’t miss out on Minecraft, which is nothing short of a gaming phenomenon. Let imagination be your only limit in this game. Build your very own worlds, and explore and conquer with buddies or by yourself. Only ensure that you have a shelter before the night falls, because this is when the monsters come out!
Fun to know
- The advanced crafting interface of the game lets you build faster and more easily.
- With the tutorial mode of the game, you can learn the basics and then master new skills faster than ever.
- Experience the thrill of Minecraft with friends. Xbox Live can be combined with local split screen for a maximum of 8 players.
- The end-game battle with the Ender Dragon is an added bonus.
For both seasoned and new players, Sonic Generations promises to offer a unique definitive gaming experience. The universe finds itself in utter turmoil when a strange power creates ‘time holes’ and takes Sonic along with his friends, back in time. There, Sonic comes across a younger, classic version of himself and some other familiar characters.
Now the new and old Sonics must join their powers to vanquish foes, rescue their friends and find out who the evil mastermind is, behind the scenes. All levels of this game are offered in stunning HD and can be played on 3D televisions.
Fun to know
- You can play as both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic for a holistic experience. As Classic Sonic, you can master his well-known moves like Spin Dash and Spin Attack. Or you can use the Modern Sonic’s “Sonic Boost” for speeding through various environments, along specially designed tracks.
- Each iconic environment of the game is re-imagined, recreated, and revisited to provide breathtaking effects.
- When you complete each level by freeing Sonic’s friends from captivity, you can go back and accept more challenges with their help.
- Enjoy battling with some of the most villainous bosses and rivals from Sonic’s past.
- The menu system is highly interactive and lets you uncover hidden treasures and favorite characters as the game moves forward.
If the idea of racing gets you super excited, then join the team of Hot Wheels now! It comprises of drivers who are in a competition with each other to win the title of “World’s Best Driver”. Also, the team is further divided into 4 different disciplines namely, Super Fast, Outrageous, High Tech and Powerful. You get to participate in more than 70 exhilarating events in 4 Hot Wheels Test Facility locations around the globe.
Fun to know
- Experience the rush of adrenaline as you drive across exotic and awe-inspiring landscapes and courses. It may be somewhere in the Andes, or on the top of a Shanghai skyscraper, or on top of a South Pacific aircraft carrier!
- Pick from 24 customizable vehicles which include some timeless designs, such as the Ripper, the Boneshaker and the Twin Mill.
- Relish the ease and addictive attraction of the intuitive arcade gameplay design. You have to master the skills of each discipline before you can emerge as the winner.
- The Hot Wheels Test Facility is ideal for honing your expertise before you enter the circuit.
- Mind-blowing graphics and advanced physics simulations augment the appeal of this game.
The adorable and enthralling characters of the famous movie are all here for you to play with. In the story, Andy is all set to leave for his college, and Buzz, Woody and the other toys don’t know what their future holds for them.
One day, they suddenly find themselves in a room filled with unruly toddlers who are dying to get their hands on the toys. Hell breaks loose as they try to escape and make sure that no toy is left behind. So get ready to help this heroic gang in their adventure, and let your imagination do the rest!
Fun to know
- You are greeted by an open world and non-linear gameplay where you have to fulfill missions to reap rewards and access customization options.
- Feel free to buy new toys from the toy catalogue, to alter or add novel ways of playing.
- Add new buildings and personalize their looks with options for paints, textures, accessories, landscaping and much more.
- You can also modify the appearance of the townsfolk by making changes to their outfits, hats and hairstyles.
- Enjoy the thrill of racing through levels in different vehicles.
- If you introduce Deluxe Playsets into the Toy Box mode, then new characters, customizations and toys will be added.
Among the best Xbox 360 games for toddlers, this one definitely deserves a mention. It is a third person action-adventure game where you join the quirky undersea gang for some fun and challenging times.
In the original story, Sheldon J. Plankton was always trying to steal Krusty Krab’s secret formula. And now, he has again planned to build a mechanized army to disturb the placid waters of Bikini Bottom.
So you, along with SpongeBob and his pals, have to foil Plankton’s wicked endeavors and keep the precious Krabby Patty formula safe. The game brings you tons of exploration, fights, humor and scope to solve puzzles.