Top E rated video games for kids

I’m a bit overdue, but here are my latest lists on the top selling and top rated video games that are appropriate for kids – all with an ESRB rating of E or E 10+.  This time I sorted by console, to make it easier for you.

Top selling E rated video games

Wii

  1. Just Dance 2
  2. Zumba Fitness
  3. Mario Kart with Wheel
  4. Micheal Jackson The Experience
  5. Country Dance
  6. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board
  7. Just Dance Kids
  8. New Super Mario Bros
  9. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  10. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  11. Just Dance
  12. Disney’s Epic Mickey Collector’s Edition
  13. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  14. FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus, Black
  15. Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  16. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  17. LEGO Harry Potter:  Years 1-4
  18. uDraw Studio Game and Tablet
  19. Wii Sports Resort
  20. WipeOut
  21. Lego Batman
  22. Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition
  23. Mario Sports Mix

3DS

  1. Pilotwings Resort

DS

  1. Pokemon White
  2. Pokemon Black
  3. Radiant Historia
  4. New Super Mario Bros
  5. Super Scribblenauts
  6. Plants Vs. Zombies
  7. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  8. Mario Kart
  9. Squinkies
  10. LEGO Harry Potter:  Years 1-4
  11. Crayola Treasure Adventure
  12. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

PS3

  1. Portal 2
  2. 3D Dot Game Heroes
  3. Gran Turismo 5
  4. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 The Masters
  5. MLB 11: The Show
  6. LittleBigPlanet 2
  7. LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year Edition
  8. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time
  9. NBA 2K11

PSP

  1. Final Fantasy IV The Complete Collection

Xbox

  1. Portal 2
  2. Kinectimals
  3. Kinect Sports
  4. Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures
  5. Your Shape Fitness Evolved
  6. NBA 2K11
  7. Major League Baseball 2K11
  8. Michael Jackson The Experience
  9. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 The Masters

PC

  1. Portal 2
  2. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition, PC

Top selling consoles

  1. Xbox 360 4GB Console
  2. PlayStation 3 160 GB
  3. Wii Hardware Bundle, Black
  4. PSP 3000 Core Pack, Black
  5. Nintendo 3DS Black
  6. Nintendo 3DS Aqua Blue
  7. Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect
  8. Wii Hardware Bundle, White
  9. Nintendo DS lite Cobalt/Black
  10. Nintendo DSi XL Midnight Blue

Top rated video games

(Ratings are in parenthesis after the game title – for example Super Mario Galaxy 2 was rated 10.)

Wii

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (10)

Super Mario Galaxy (9.5)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (9.5)

Warioware: Smooth Moves (9.1)

Paper Mario (9.0)
Okami (9.0)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (9.0)
World of Goo (9.0)
The Beatles: Rock Band (9.0)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (9.0)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (8.9)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (8.9)

Super Paper Mario (8.8)

Fluidity (8.5)
Donkey Kong Country Returns (8.5)
Kirby’s Epic Yarn (8.5)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (8.5)
Bit.Trip Runner (8.5)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (8.5)
Mario Kart Wii (8.5)
Punch-Out!! (8.5)
Boom Blox Bash Party (8.5)
NHL 2K10 (8.5)

3DS

Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends; Toy Poodle & New Friends; Golden Retriever & New Friends (7.5)

Rayman 3D (7.0)
Ridge Racer 3D (7.0)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (7.0)

Pilotwings Resort (6.5)

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (6.0)

DS

Mario Kart DS (9.2)
Advance Wars: Dual Strike (9.2)

Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends; Chihuahua and Friends; Labrador and Friends (9.1)
Yoshi’s Island (9.1)

New Super Mario Bros (9.0)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (9.0)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (9.0)
Final Fantasy IV (9.0)
Big Bang Mini (9.0)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (9.0)
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (9.0)

Elite Beat Agents (8.9)

Kirby: Canvas Curse (8.6)

Professor Layon and the Unwound Future (8.5)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (8.5)
Picross 3D (8.5)
Pokemon Diamond (8.5)
Pokemon Pearl (8.5)
Meteos (8.5)
Henry Hatsworth (8.5)
GRID (8.5)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (8.5)
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (8.5)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution (8.5)
Dragon Quest V (8.5)
Age of Empires: Mythologies (8.5)
Chrono Trigger (8.5)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (8.5)
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (8.5)
Alice in Wonderland (8.5)

Dark Void Zero (8.0)
Monster Tale (8.0)
Radiant Historia (8.0)
Plants vs. Zombies (8.0)
Sonic Colors (8.0)
Mario vs. DK: mini-Land Mayhem (8.0)
Scribblenauts (8.0)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (8.0)
Pokemon Platinum (8.0)
Warioware DIY (8.0)
Pokemon HeartGold (8.0)
Pokemon SoulSilver (8.0)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (8.0)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (8.0)

PS3

Braid (9.5)

Top Spin 4 (9.0)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (9.0)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DS (9.0)
NHL 11 (9.0)
Burnout Paradise (9.0)
LittleBigPlanet (9.0)
Rock Band (9.0)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution (9.0)
The Beatles: Rockband (9.0)
Comet Crash (9.0)
FIFA Soccer 10 (9.0)
DIFA Soccer 11 (9.0)

Flight Control HD (8.5)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (8.5)
Zen Pinball (8.5)
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (8.5)
Guitar Hero 5 (8.5)
NHL 10 (8.5)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (8.5)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (8.5)
Tales of Monkey Island (8.5)

Xbox

Braid (9.5)
Forza Motorsport 3 (9.5)

Forza Motorsport 2 (9.2)

Top Spin 4 (9.0)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (9.0)
Rock Band 3 (9.0)
FIFA Soccer 11 (9.0)
Burnout Paradise (9.0)
Rock Band (9.0)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (9.0)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution (9.0)
NHL 11 (9.0)
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (9.0)
The Beatles: Rock Band (9.0)
FIFA Soccer 10 (9.0)

Guitar Hero II (8.9)

Project Gotham Racing 3 (8.8)
Burnout Revenge (8.8)

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (8.5)
Pinball FX 2 (8.5)
NHL 10 (8.5)
Guitar Hero 5 (8.5)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (8.5)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (8.5)

E rated video games – new releases coming soon!

Wii

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (release date TBA 2011)
  2. LEGO Pirates of the Carribean (release date 5/10/11)
  3. NASCAR 2011: The Game (release date 5/24/11)
  4. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (release date 5/7/2011)
  5. Virtual Tennis 4 (release date 5/10/11)

3DS

  1. The Legend of Zelda:  Ocarina of Time 3D (release date June 18, 2011)
  2. Super Mario Land (release date TBA 2011)
  3. Star Fox 64 3D (release date TBA)
  4. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (release date TBA)
  5. Paper Mario 3D (release date TBA)

DS

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! WC 2011 (release date 5/10/11)
  2. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (release date 6/7/11)
  3. LEGO Pirates of the Carribean (release date 5/10/11)
  4. Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (release TBA)
  5. Thor: God of Thunder (release date 5/3/11) (note: wii game is rated T)
  6. Professor Layton and The Devil Flute (release date TBA)

Sorry, there weren’t any E rated releases coming soon for the PS3 or Xbox that I could see, only rated T or M.  Games I’m most excited about are Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the wii, and all the up and coming games for the 3DS – that just might make me go out and buy one:  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario, and Paper Mario.  If they are done well (and released by the holiday season?), I’d expect Nintendo’s 3DS sales to really climb.

Sources

My list of top esrb rated E / E 10+ video games for kids from November 2010 can be found here.  For help with games, faqs, and walkthroughs – www.gamefaqs.com.  For in-depth reviews, ratings, previews, and release dates – www.gamespot.com.  (Note: sales rankings are from Amazon.com, ratings are from www.gamespot.com.)

BTW, just in case you’re wondering, top T rated game is Rift, top M rated game is Mortal Kombat.

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