Best Windows PC Games for Kids 2020

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Looking for some amazing games to keep your kid(s) occupied while off school? We've rounded up some of the best PC titles they'll likely enjoy when not absorbing information in class. We'll include RPGs, action platformers, open-world, sports games, and more.

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Minecraft (opens in new tab)

★Our Favorite

This wouldn't be a kid's PC games collection if we didn't have Minecraft included. This creative greenhouse allows one to lose countless hours adventuring into the procedurally generated unknown, crafting countless items, taking down enemies and bosses, and even building cities with hundreds of different blocks.

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Honestly, everyone loves Minecraft (opens in new tab) and for a very good reason. There's just so much to do in the game. If you need to buy a PC game that will occupy your kid's time and has no age requirement, you're good to go with Minecraft. The community is also mostly supportive and welcoming, which will serve as a testbed for playing online with others.

My second recommendation goes to Sonic Mania, the 2D successor to Sonic The Hedgehog 3 we've all been waiting for. Most kids these days won't get the chance to play the original trilogy, but Sonic Mania is almost as good with a killer soundtrack. Gotta go fast!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.