It’s that time of year when the elves are super busy up at the North Pole, getting ready for Christmas. So if your little one is asking for a shiny new game console this year, or Santa always brings a new video game to your house, then here are The Best New Video Games for Kids for Christmas 2018.
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1. FIFA 19
As expected, FIFA19 is better than ever, offering an enhanced game play experience, new kick-off mode and a new active touch system giving you more control of the ball.
The game also features new dynamic tactics so you can easily customise your play in advance of the game or during play.
Available on: PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows PC & Nintendo Switch.
The FIFA games are always popular with soccer fans and if your kids haven’t yet gotten their hands on the 2019 version of the game, then this will definitely be a winner on Christmas day.
2. Just Dance 2019
Just Dance® 2019, the latest instalment of the #1 Music Videogame Franchise Of All Time*, has arrived.
Age: 3+ yrs
Available on:Nintendo Switch™, Wii U™, Wii™, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Just Dance 2019 is more accessible and customisable than ever. With the new intuitive interface, Just Dance 2019 picks up on players’ dance habits and suggests specific content they might enjoy. There’s a pre-made playlist or recommendation for every mood and moment, allowing players to easily customise their Just Dance parties.
Kids Mode is also back and tailored for the youngest players to enjoy 8 new kid-friendly choreographies and various curated songs, and calorie-trackers can stay on top of their progress with the return of Sweat Mode.
Up to six players can play at the same time using a Joy-Con™ controller on Nintendo Switch™ or by using the free Just Dance Controller App (available for iOS and Android) that allows your smartphone to track and score dance moves on Xbox One and PS4 without any additional accessories.
Players can unleash their inner dancer with the Just Dance 2019 track list, and you can get access to over 400 more with a free one-month trial of Just Dance® Unlimited, the dance-on-demand streaming service**, included with every copy.
3. Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a new action-adventure game where you assemble a custom starship mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear and skills on the fly. Travel the star system to unite the galaxy against villainous destructive forces.
Age: 7+ yrs
Available on: Nintendo Switch, PS4, XBox One.
Adventure awaits around every turn. Mix and match pilots, hulls, wings, and weapons to build the starship of your dreams with an unprecedented level of customisation and creativity. Changes to your physical starship are instantly reflected in your gameplay experience, allowing you to immediately jump into the battle.
4. Tetris Effect
Tetris Effect is the latest version in the long running Tetris puzzle game franchise. This game will take you on a journey from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space and everywhere in between.
With enhanced visual and sound effects, it is a feast for the senses. New features include a new ‘Zone’ where players can enter to get out of a tricky situation, new modes of play which speed up or slow down play as you go, new grading system.
Age: 10+ yrs
Available on: PS4 & PS VR
With Over 30 different stages and amazing graphics this will keep you and the kids entertained for months!
5. ASTRO BOT – Rescue Mission
ASTRO BOT – Rescue Mission is designed exclusively for the Play Station VR. As the name suggests, ASTRO the captain Bot has to rescue his crew from the outer reaches of space. You will have to travel through 20 levels and rescue 8 crew members at each level.
The VR technology enhances game play as you can move your body to get a view around a corner to discover danger or secret paths. You are not alone on your rescue mission, your Dualshock 4 controller offers cool gadgets to help you out. Can you defeat the enemies and rescue your crew?
Age: 12+ yrs
Available on: PS VR
After the initial 20 levels of play the game offers a further 26 extra challenge level to test even the most dexterous of players.
6. Scribblenauts Mega Pack
Scribblenauts Mega Pack combines two games in one Scribblenauts Unlimited and Unmasked DC comics adventure. It includes new levels, characters, objects and locations and has an updated two player mode.
Age: 10+ yrs
Available on: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Scribblenauts Mega Pack games encourage players to think about inventive words and ways to help in different scenarios. Classic puzzle games with cartoon graphics.
7. LEGO DC Super Villains
LEGO DC Super Villains brings to life villains and super heroes from DC Comics to do battle against each other. In a twist to usual games, you are now the villain and are in battle again the superheroes.
Age: 10+ yrs
Available on: PS4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One, Microsoft Windows
LEGO DC Super villains is a fantastic interactive gaming experience for young fans of DC Comics.
8. Super Mario Party
Mario Party is a collection of 80 mini games from the Mario Party series for Nintendo Switch. Test your memory, speed and luck against your friends with a variety of multiplayer mini-games. You can have 4 players and play is both online and offline. And can invite friends who also have a switch, to join you in Toads Rec Room for dual screen play.
Age: 8+ yrs
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Mario is always a winner with kids, and this latest version won’t disappoint on Christmas morning.
Over to you! Have you any other new video games for kids on Santa lists for Christmas 2018 that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments below.