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You can aid the happiness of your brain by taking on activities that generate key experiences and chemicals:
Release Date: 25/04/2020
Out Now: Switch
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night, Open World, Persistant World and Weather
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a role-play collecting game where you live on a small island teeming with life. Insects, fish, trees, vegetation and fossils are represented with cute cartoon visuals. Rather than the scale or grandeur of other game...
Release Date: 28/08/2018
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person
Rocket League is a sports action game where you drive futuristic cars to score goals with an oversized football. It's a game that sounds ridiculous but is actually a huge amount of fun to play and requires a lot of expertise. What's not obvious from the...
Release Date: 27/10/2016
Out Now: Android and iOS
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead
PinOut is an action pinball game played against the clock in a Tron-like world. You use your flippers to work up through an endless series of tables, collecting time to stay alive. It stands out not only for the endless pinball challenge but the...
Release Date: 31/07/2014, updated in 2016
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
Lovely Planet is a shooting game which focuses on athletic flow and accuracy rather than headshots and gore. You jump and shoot your way through five worlds full of treacherous enemies with your trusty pop-gun. It's an unusual, almost balletic, shooting...
Release Date: 17/10/2023
Out Now: PC
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
Mosa Lina is a platform brain game where you are granted three random abilities to complete each self-contained level. You can always walk and jump around the level, but this is aided (and sometimes hindered) by the selected abilities at your disposal...
Release Date: 05/11/2021
Out Now: PC, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
Forza Horizon 5 is a fast-paced racing game where you drive all manner of different vehicles in races and across the vast open landscape. Building on Forza Horizon 4, this fifth entry to the series is set in Mexico,...
Release Date: 29/09/2021
Out Now: Android, PC, Web and iOS
Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon
Shell Shockers is an online shooting game where you play as an armed egg. It has the usual array of guns but here you aim to crack rather than kill the other players. You play the game in a web browser, it's fast to start and simple to play with a focus...
Release Date: 20/09/2019
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
Tetris is a longstanding puzzle game where you make horizontal lines by placing differently shaped tiles in a well. It's simple and fun, but as the pieces speed up it gets increasingly difficult.
Release Date: 26/01/2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On and Grid
Please, Touch The Artwork is a puzzle game that tells a story with real abstract paintings. Unconventionally it asks, what would happen if we did touch the artwork in museums? The answer is revealed over three stories each focusing on a different...
Release Date: 13/02/2020
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
I Wanna Maker is a running and jumping game where you create unique levels and share them with other players. With over 1000 levels to play, all made by different people across the world, it offers a fresh platforming challenge with a wide range of...
Release Date: 15/05/2018, updated in 2021
Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Splitter Critters is a puzzle game where you cut up the world to connect platforms and get to the exit. You split and rearrange each level so you can avoid deadly lasers and create floating swimming pools to guide alien critters back to their spaceship.
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: PC
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
Olliefrog Toad Skater is a skateboarding sports adventure where you play a cute frog or toad pulling stunts at their local skatepark. You play by rolling, ollie-ing, grinding, and kickflipping to score points and explore the world.
Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Paper Animal RPG is a simple adventure game in a colourful world. You create a band of animal heroes to fight enemies and collect equipment and power-ups.
Release Date: 02/12/2006, updated in 2011
Out Now: Wii
Wii Play is a collection of multi-player party games originally designed for the Nintendo Wii and its motion controller.
Release Date: 04/09/2020
Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch
Pro Gymnast Simulator is a game about gymnastics, parkour, and obstacle courses. You control a gymnast who can achieve amazing feats, however you have to pull them off by controlling your limbs and body directly. The result is a game that's unusual to...
Release Date: 28/09/2023
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
EA Sports FC 24 is a sports game designed to simulate the players, tactics and crescendo moments of top-flight football. Play involves picking players and setting tactics before controlling each of your team in turn on the pitch. Its simulation is...
Release Date: 30/05/2022, updated in 2024
I Commissioned Some Bees is a puzzle game series where you search original artwork to find bees hidden in them. There are many bees in every picture, so you can normally find one in a couple of seconds, although finding all of them can be challenging...
Release Date: 26/03/2021
Out Now: Android, PC and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon
Pureya is an action game about collecting marbles. However, the type of game you are playing changes every 10 seconds so the challenge is as much about quickly adjusting to the new format as much as pressing buttons really quickly. It's a game that...
Release Date: 25/05/2023
Summer Trip Cruise is a traversal game where you guide a cruise ship on sightseeing missions. Play is like a fairground boat game where you steer left or right with the wheel/rudder and throttle. It stands out for the simple controls and forward...
Release Date: 04/08/2022
Turbo Golf Racing is an online car game where you race to hit an oversized golf ball into a hole at the end of each circuit. Your car is rocket powered and needs to be manoeuvred to hit the ball through hoops and boosts to get to the finishing hole...
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made
Zoe Begone is a fast-action shooting game set in a cartoon world where you battle the animator for a bit of peace and quiet. To play you run around the level, shooting enemies and dodging the hundreds of bullets they shoot back. It stands out for its...
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
RunMan Turbo is a traversal game where you race through a brightly coloured world. You play by bouncing, sliding, jumping, tumbling and running as fast as you can over obstacles and towards a finishing line. It is a game of instinct, where you must...
Release Date: 06/03/2014
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person
Smash Hit is a surreal adventure where you shoot balls to smash the stylised world in harmony with the music. The challenge comes from your limited supply of balls, that must be topped up by hitting key objects. It stands out for offering a meditative...