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These are the games we've picked from new releases this month, because they are of particular interest to families. You can read more about how we hand-pick games for a few reasons:

  • Importance: They are important for parents to know about, perhaps because of some unexpected content.
  • Popularity: They are really popular with children, who will be asking to play them.
  • Significance: They offer an unusual experience we think families will love.

This list includes 2528 games from the last 88 years, with 39,004 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play the latest games.

DetailsList Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3 to PEGI 18
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB MATURE 17+
Australian Ratings: G to R 18+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Battle, Brain Game, Collecting, Communication, Creative, Dexterity, Fighting, Narrative, Physically Active, Platform, Point-and-Click, Push-Your-Luck, Puzzle, Race, Rhythm, Role-Play, Roll-And-Write, Sequencing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Stealth, Strategy, Traversal and World Building
Total Likes: 39,004
 

Mineko's Night Market

Release Date: 26/09/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Hand-Made and Weather

Mineko's Night Market is a narrative-driven adventure where you help a village at the base of Mount Fugu thrive. You explore the Japanese-inspired world, collecting items and completing tasks to make items to sell at the market. It stands out for its...

Tanks, But No Tanks

Release Date: 25/09/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Tanks, But No Tanks is a simple traversal and shooting tank battle game. You play against up to four other people or computer-controlled opponents, each trying to outwit the other while controlling movement and aiming separately. It stands out for the...

Super Adventure Hand

Release Date: 21/09/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Cartoon

Super Adventure Hand is an adventure game where you are an anthropomorphic hand traversing levels that challenge your finger-based movement. It plays a little like other action platform games, but here your movement and interactions must contend with...

Party Animals

Release Date: 20/09/2023

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Party Animals is a fighting game where wobbly animal characters go toe-to-toe. Like Gang Beasts, the novelty is in the game physics that recreates realistic movement and impact with a cartoon rag-doll feel.

Lies of P

Release Date: 19/09/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

Lies of P is a fighting game where you try to survive in a dark twist on the Pinnochio story. You explore a gothic steam-powered world, fighting off enemies with well-timed moves and choosing whether to tell the truth or lie in ways that alter the...

Wandering Sword

Release Date: 15/09/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Wandering Sword is a combat-focused role-play game where you traverse ancient China with a band of swordsmen to master the highest forms of martial arts. You explore the countryside, towns and cities to bond with townspeople and recruit warriors to help...

The Crew Motorfest

Release Date: 14/09/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Day and Night, Open World and Weather

The Crew Motorfest is an open-world racing and exploration game. It's a sequel that takes 2018's The Crew 2 to a Hawaiian island you traverse with cars, trucks, boats, and planes. It stands out for the many ways to explore the...

Gunbrella

Release Date: 13/09/2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Gunbrella is a retro running, jumping and shooting game set in a world dependent on a rapidly diminishing natural resource. You play a gruff woodsman on a quest for revenge, armed with the mysterious Gunbrella that shoots, glides and lets you interact...

Land Above Sea Below

Release Date: 13/09/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Blocks

Land Above Sea Below is a calm landscape-building puzzle game where you raise an island out of the sea to keep the flora and fauna above water. You work to increase your island’s area and height by placing tiles one after one.

Nour: Play With Your Food

Release Date: 12/09/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC and PS5

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

Nour: Play With Your Food is an experimental music game where you create different dishes and plates of food. Unusually, the focus is on sound rather than just visuals. As you add ingredients and food elements they each add sounds.

Fae Farm

Release Date: 08/09/2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Fae Farm is a simulation game where you build a farmstead, harvest your crops, and go adventuring. It's an increasingly common set-up for a game. Here though, you use magical spells to grow your plants, defeat enemies and interact with a varied cast of...

Starfield

Release Date: 06/09/2023

Out Now: PC and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Starfield is a role-play adventure where you explore the galaxy and forge your own Dungeons & Dragons space story. You can travel to thousands of unique worlds, interact with characters, and fight enemies with guns and lasers. Ambition on this scale can...

Chants of Sennaar

Release Date: 05/09/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Chants of Sennaar is a traversal and translation puzzle where you play a traveller called to reunite the Peoples of the Tower who are unable to communicate with each other. Play involves exploring the cell-shaded world to decipher the glyph-based...

How 2 Escape

Release Date: 31/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

How 2 Escape is a communication puzzle game where you have to reach the front of a dangerous train to pull the emergency brake. You search for hints and codes in each carriage while the clock counts down. The twist is that to succeed you must share...

Goodbye Volcano High

Release Date: 29/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Goodbye Volcano High is a high school coming-of-age adventure set in a world of anthropomorphic dinosaur characters. You play as band members, non-binary Fang and best friend Trish as they navigate the last days of high school. It's a mix of making...

Sea of Stars

Release Date: 29/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Open World and Pixels

Sea of Stars is an adventure role-play game about two children of the solstice. It combines turn-based combat, storytelling, exploration and interactions with the environment all in a pixel art style. Unusual for a role-play game, Sea of Stars also...

Under the Waves

Release Date: 29/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Under the Waves is a narrative adventure where you survey the ocean depths to find leaking pipes and make repairs. As you do you also discover a story of a grieving man retreating into himself. It creates a universally familiar story by mirroring the...

Block Buster Billy

Release Date: 28/08/2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Grid and Pixels

Block Buster Billy is a puzzle game about positioning blocks that join together when they make valid maths formulas. Play involves pushing the blocks to not only satisfy the rules of maths but also form shapes that are useful to progress the level's...

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

Release Date: 24/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS4, PS5, PSP, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is a fighting game where you create your own robot suits and then take them into battle. It's from the makers of Elden Ring but has more of a combat focus and without an open world. Fights are fast-paced and exuberant,...

Blasphemous II

Release Date: 24/08/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Blasphemous II is a running, jumping and fighting game set in the same horrific world as the first game. The follow-up focuses on quality over quirkiness which makes the exploration and combat smoother but a little more derivative. There's more...

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Release Date: 18/08/2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a city adventure and parkour jumping game. Drawing on Jet Set Radio, you play self-styled crews equipped with personal booster packs and graffiti aspirations. Your aim is to get your tags and art all over each neighbourhood.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Release Date: 18/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an online stealth action based on the film of the same name. In detailed arenas based on locations from the film, you play either the notorious Slaughter family hunting down victims, or an innocent trying to escape.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

Release Date: 17/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is a stealth strategy game set in a fantasy golden age of piracy. You play by controlling a crew of pirates with different abilities, on a ghost ship with a living soul.

En Garde

Release Date: 16/08/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

En Garde is a swashbuckling fighting game where the focus is on the poise and grace of fencing. You use your foil to parry, riposte and lunge through a world of enemies. It stands out not only for the unusual sporting sword fights but for how you must...

Stories of Blossom

Release Date: 16/08/2023

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Stories of Blossom is a narrative point-and-click game where you play Clara as her grandfather tells her stories. In each story, you take on a different character and go on adventures as you solve puzzles.

Moving Out 2

Release Date: 15/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead

Moving Out 2 is an action-puzzle game where you play a removal company and move furniture and belongings in and out of houses. Although this starts simply you soon find objects that are awkward shapes or need two people to lift. It stands out for the...

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Release Date: 10/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is a tongue-in-cheek narrative game set in a world where Greek Gods live among us. You play by talking to (and singing with) people and deciding who you can trust. It stands out not only for the branching narrative...

Sven - Completely Screwed

Release Date: 10/08/2023

Out Now: PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Sven - Completely Screwed is a tongue-in-cheek lewd action-sequencing game, where you play a sex-obsessed ram who wants sex with every sheep in the field. Play involves working through the flock in the most efficient order, to ensure they all maximise...

Videoverse

Release Date: 07/08/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Videoverse is a narrative game about a fictional gaming network and the friendships that were forged there. You play by guiding conversations and visiting the gaming bulletin board each day. It stands out for bottling the play and interactions that make...

Sushi For Robots

Release Date: 03/08/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Sushi For Robots is a brain game about serving sushi-obsessed robots with the right-shaped food. You place sushi on the conveyor belt so it gets to the right-shaped robots. You can also put down stickers to change the behaviour of your dishes and please...

Paquerette Down the Bunburrows

Release Date: 02/08/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Paquerette Down the Bunburrows is a puzzle game where a little girl tries to herd rabbits in order to catch them. Play is a simple case of moving around the maze to corner the bunnies. They only move when you do but each has their own intelligence you...

Tren (Dreams)

Release Date: 01/08/2023

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Tren is a traversal-puzzle game set in a hand-crafted world as a wooden train, sailing boats and helicopters. You control points, shunt trucks around, operate cranes and generally move cargo from one location to the next. Like an escape room with toy...

Venba

Release Date: 31/07/2023

Out Now: PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Venba is a narrative-cooking game about an Indian mother who emigrated to Canada in the 1980s. You cook various traditional Indian dishes and restore the lost recipes which were damaged in the move to Canada. As you talk to your mother's family you...

Dark and Darker

Release Date: 28/07/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Dark and Darker is a last-team-standing online fighting game where teams race to explore an ancient citadel with a band of friends. Play involves moving through the dark caverns to find treasures, battle monsters and stay ahead of the other...

Disney Illusion Island

Release Date: 28/07/2023

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Disney Illusion Island is a running and jumping game where you play Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald in an original adventure. As you explore, you use their unique abilities to traverse water, land and air. It's Cuphead meets Rayman but with the charm,...

Pikmin 4

Release Date: 21/07/2023

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Day and Night

Pikmin 4 is the latest in a series of puzzle games where you direct hordes of titular plant-like creatures to navigate garden locations. Different colour Pikmins have different abilities so the challenge is to get enough of the right ones to destroy...

Let's Revolution

Release Date: 19/07/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Board, Cards, Cartoon and Grid

Let's Revolution is a puzzle adventure where you work to stop a narcissistic King from ruining your world. Play is like Mine Sweeper where you get numerical clues on one tile about what's on its neighbours. Here though, you use this information for...

My Friendly Neighborhood

Release Date: 18/07/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

My Friendly Neighborhood is an adventure horror game where you investigate the strange set of a kid's TV show. Play involves traversing each of the different areas, solving puzzles and shooting the puppets that attack you. Unlike Rainbow Friends, this...

Roto Force

Release Date: 18/07/2023

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Roto Force is a shooting game where you battle enemies as a slug who is permanently attached to the inside wall of each box-like level. As you frantically dash through the stages the whole room twists and turns accordingly, meaning not only do you...

Viewfinder

Release Date: 18/07/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Viewfinder is a puzzle adventure game where your camera doesn't just take pictures but reshapes the fabric of reality around you. By taking and holding up pictures you create new ways to traverse the world and solve environmental puzzles.

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