2Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has no violence, allows for player creativity, is set on an idyllic island, and is filled with cute and cuddly characters. It’s just about the most ideal game for kids there is on Nintendo Switch. Heck, the most danger you’ll ever face while playing New Horizons is a wasp attack. And that’s nothing a bit of medicine won’t fix.

There are many reasons why we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Animal Crossing: New Horizons for young players. The fact it’s completely free of violence and danger is one of them, sure. But more than that, it encourages useful skills, like budgeting, and time management. Set in real time, there’s only ever so much you can do in one day. It also encourages kindness, by letting players help out their neighbours, or simply chat to them. If you want to be sure children are playing a safe game, then you can’t go wrong here.

Read our review of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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