These days it is the rare family household that does not contain at least one video gaming console, often even more. And while the older kids may have fun with games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto these are not exactly titles that are advisable for the younger gamer to play.
Fortunately there are a lot of great boys games for kids (as well as games just for girls and then those that will appeal to both genders) available for all the major consoles. Here are just a few of them.
Rango – Rango is a new animated movie from Paramount Pictures that stars Johnny Depp as Rango, a chameleon who accidentally ends up the Sheriff of a Wild West town. This great boys game for kids follows the storyline of the movie and lets kids take on many of the same challenges that Rango has to face. This is an exciting colorful game that will appeal to younger kids of both sexes but maybe especially to boys with a love of cowboys and reptiles. Rango is available for the Nintndo Wii, the Sony PS3, the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo DS.
ModNation Racers – Mod Nation Racers is another great boys game for kids and adults. Before you ever get on the racetrack you have to build not only your own car but your own driver as well. You can even customize your own tarck. Many of the people we know who have played this game with their kids (or at least they say the kids are getting to play) spend so much time creating their own characters and cars that they barely ever make it to actually racing but it is staill an awful lot of fun for everyone. The only downside is that the title is only available for the PS3 or the Sony PSP.
Toy Story 3 The Video Game – Another great boys game for kids that will appeal to girls as well is the video game that accompanied the hit 2010 movie Toy Story 3. If you and your kids like the Toy Story movie series, you will enjoy this game and if you choose to buy the PS3 version (it is also available for the Wii, the Xbox 360, the PSPS and the Nintendo DS) and have one of the new Move controllers there is extra downloadable content that actually allows you to interact with various characters directly in some fun bonus mini games
LEGO Batman – This really is a great boys game for kids as it has all the elements you could need for a ton of fun – a video game that features Lego and Superheroes. Lego Batman is latest in a series of Lego video games that encourage players to build their own virtual Lego creations and then take them on an adventure, in this case across Gotham. Other Lego video games include the Star Wars Trilogy send Indiana Jones. All of the titles in the series are available for PS2 and PS3, X Box 360, The PSP and the DS, the Wii and there is even a PC playable version.