Video Games for Teens: Our Top 5 Picks of Each Console
By Arianne Mae Granada
With the pandemic forcing us to stay cooped up inside, adults and teens alike have reached for their gaming consoles for some sense of escape. This caused the gaming industry to witness massive growth during the past two years.
Video games have always been part of a teen’s life — but not all video games are created equal. Some are tailored to certain gaming consoles to provide your teens with a more unique experience. Whether your teen has developed an interest in world-building games or he/she gravitates towards fantasy action adventures, there will always be a video game suited for your teen gamer’s taste and platform.
Spare them the video game talk and don’t even sweat about the research because we’ve rounded up our top picks of video games for teens.
#1 Sony PlayStation Video Games
Game title: Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Available in: PS4 and PS5
Age restrictions: 13 and up
Game description: Inspired by the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, this action-adventure game is about teenager Miles Morales following the footsteps of his mentor, Peter Parker, into becoming his very own Spider-Man. With trouble underway in his hometown, Harlem, it’s up to you (or your teen, rather) to save the neighbourhood! Spider-Man: Miles Morales is another fine addition to the plethora of superhero games that are making a resurgence in the past few years. This one is guaranteed to tickle that web-swinging itch.
#2 Xbox Series X Video Games
Game title: Halo Infinite
Age restrictions: 13 and up
Game description: The latest installment in Master Chief’s saga has been nothing short of mind-blowing. Taking place well after the events of Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Infinite aims to end the informal “Reclaimer Trilogy” in style. Halo Infinite has brought back nostalgia adorned with all the newest bells and whistles. Open world Halo? Yes, please.
#3 Nintendo Switch Games
Game title: Ring Fit Adventure
Age restrictions: 7 and up
Game description: Work up a sweat while traversing various dungeons to defeat the bodybuilding dragon named Dragaux. This exercise role-playing game makes use of real physical activities using a Ring-Con Accessory that senses the player’s movements. Think it’s time for your teen to get moving? This game may just be it.
#4 PC Games
Game title: The Sims 4
Age restrictions: 12 and up
Game description: This timeless classic has only gotten better over the years. With multiple crossovers like Starwars and other DLCs, the latest installment of the Sims series is a must-buy for every bonafide PC gamer even after eight years since its release.
#5 Mobile Games
Game title: Clash Royale
Age restrictions: 10 and up
Game description: Get your teen to master strategies when they try to outsmart their enemies in this real-time multiplayer game. Aside from the matches taking place in an online battle arena, Clash Royale also makes use of collectible card games and tower defence. This is the easiest to access among the games we’ve listed because it’s free-to-play and readily available in Google Play and App Store.