Games can sometimes be a tricky thing to get your head around, especially if you don't play them yourself. But the benefits are huge. Games can help young children to read; encourage teamwork and co-ooperation amongst the whole family; and teach valuable problem solving skills.
Not to mention the fact they can be a great deal of fun, too. If you know which games are right for your family.
That's why we created the Parent's Guide to Games, a one stop shop where families can find everything they need to get started.
We have in-depth guides to setting up parental controls across all consoles, so you can restrict the games (and online features) your children can have access to, giving you peace of mind that they'll be safe when they're exploring their favourite games. We have a guide to age ratings, telling you all you need to know about the PEGI system, and how it works. We have hints and tips articles, showing you how to get the most out of games as a family.
And, we have the all important parents' guides - a collection of quick, at a glance guides that tell you everything you could ever need to know about a game, from what the story is and how you play, to how tricky it is, how much reading is involved, and examples of any mature content.
Parental Controls: How To
Latest Parent's Guides
Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One
Genre: Point & Click (Visual Novel)
Platforms: Xbox One
Genre: Life Simulation
Genre: Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
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