Top E rated video games for kids

Here’s my latest list on the top selling and top rated video games, especially games that are appropriate for kids – all with an ESRB rating of E or E 10+.

Top selling E rated video games:

  1. Sid Meier’s Civilization V, PC
  2. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force Collector’s Edition Bundle, DS
  3. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, DS
  4. New Super Mario Bros, wii
  5. New Super Mario Bros, DS
  6. Madden NFL 11, PS3, Xbox
  7. Just Dance, wii
  8. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, PSP
  9. WipeOut, wii
  10. Lego Rock Band, Xbox

Top selling video game consoles and accessories:

  1. Xbox 360 250GB Halo Reach Console Bundle
  2. Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures
  3. Playstation Move Starter Bundle
  4. Playstation Move Controller
  5. Playstation Move Navigation Controller
  6. Xbox 360 Live 1600 Points
  7. PlayStation 3 160GB
  8. Xbox 360 250GB Console
  9. Wii Sports Resort Console Bundle, Black
  10. Xbox 360 12 Month Live Gold Card

Top rated games:

  1. Super Mario Galaxy 2, wii (released 5/23/10) – 10
  2. NHL 11, PS3/Xbox (released 9/7/10) – 9.0
  3. Plants vs. Zombies, Xbox (released 9/8/10) – 8.5
  4. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, DS (released 9/12/10) – 8.5
  5. Metroid: Other M, wii (released 8/31/10) – 8.5
  6. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (released 7/11/10) – 8.5
  7. Tales of Monkey Island, PS3 (released 6/15/10) – 8.5
  8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, wii/Xbox 360/PS3 (released 6/8/10) – 8.5
  9. Bit. Trip Runner, wii Ware (released  5/17/10) – 8.5
  10. Picross 3D, DS (released 5/3/10) – 8.5

Most gamers are probably playing Halo:Reach, which was just released, but my kids are still too young to be playing M rated games.  There are some good E rated games just released, most notably, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Metroid: Other M.  If you don’t have an Xbox or an iPod Touch, you can also check out Plants vs. Zombies online, at Popcap games.  Our review of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is here.

If your child is stuck in a game, and doesn’t know what to do to get to the next level, or complete a quest, check out the FAQs at one of my favorite sites –  GameFAQs was purchased a while ago by, which is a great place to get information on video games for any platform, including:  ratings, reviews, previews, and release dates.  (Note:  My lists are based on topselling stats from, and top rated stats from

My last list, from July 2010 can be found here.


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  1. 1

    […] In the next week or so, I’ll be updating my What’s Hot:  E rated video games for kids list.  One early game sure to make the list is Kirby’s Epic Yarn – here’s a […]

  2. 2

    when it comes to video games, i enjoy playing those that have very nice graphics and story like Plantz and Zombies ::,

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