Common Sense Selections: Video Games

The Common Sense seal program recognizes outstanding media with an official seal for quality and impact. Common Sense Selections include age-appropriate movies, TV series/specials, and games that have the potential to spark family conversations, entertain families of all kinds, and make a positive, lasting impact. Honoring the best new video games for families to enjoy playing together, this inaugural list of video game Selections features titles with engaging gameplay, fun multiplayer matches, and great experiences for friends and family. See other Common Sense Selection winners.

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Gigantosaurus

age 5+

Charming, smile-worthy adventure for young players.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

age 7+

The island life is idyllic in this latest adventure sim.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Beyond Blue

age 8+

Lovely undersea adventure with strong conservation message.

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Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

age 8+

Collection of classics promotes friendly social experiences.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Dragon Quest Builders 2

age 8+

Terrific building game with positive messages and teamwork.

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Box
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land

age 8+

Nintendo's puffy hero soars in friendly adventure.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2022)
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Moving Out

age 8+

Fun co-op sim is appropriate for all ages, skill levels.

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Paper Mario: The Origami King

age 8+

Highly enjoyable adventure folds up fun for all players.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Stonefly

age 8+

Gripping exploration pilots mech-focused adventure.

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars

age 8+

Fantastic must-have collection of classic Mario games.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

age 8+

Kid-friendly classic gets fun add-ons for a new generation.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2021)
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Wonderbox: The Adventure Maker

age 8+

Ambitious adventure title lets you create, share games.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2021)
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The Last Campfire

age 9+

Utterly charming, brilliantly made puzzle game.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Discovery Tour: Viking Age Poster Image
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Discovery Tour: Viking Age

age 10+

Stunning interactive look at the Viking Age fine for tweens.

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Cris Tales

age 10+

Saving the world is only a matter of time in quirky tale.

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Dreams

age 10+

Extraordinary collection of powerful content-creation tools.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (2020)
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Game Builder Garage

age 10+

Get tools to make your own games in stellar design package.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2021)
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Gran Turismo 7

age 10+

Racing game takes checkered flag for car fans, enthusiasts.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 (2022)
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Ikenfell

age 10+

Indie tactical tale has a diverse cast of strong characters.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

age 10+

Highly enjoyable, ambitious adventure game mashup.

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