There are so many games I could recommend, as video games are so broad now that I could spend months and months trying to compile them the best I can. I want to at least make a list of video games I feel comfortable recommending to a parent, child, adult, Christian and non-Christian that they will enjoy and also receive something from.
Video games are fun, entertaining, and can teach us many lessons. Just like reading a book, watching a movie or TV show, where you can walk away thinking about a certain scene or line of dialogue and applying it to your life. So many times, even unconsciously, we are influenced by what we watch, listen and play yet we don’t realize it. As a follower of Christ, God is first in my life and I want to please Him by obeying His will. To do so as a gamer can be a little complicated, but over the years I’ve been able to navigate this world and want to help others do the same. Hopefully, this list will show you some games that you can check out without being uneasy about the content.
1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Let me give a little bit of reasoning behind why I chose these games. I will select games from all consoles, even PC or handheld. It is not the “definitive” list of games that I believe should be played, but it’s a simple guide for those who are new to the genre or confused where to start. I will also choose the entire video games series that I know to have nothing to worry about, or at least mention the titles that I feel are the best ones.
When you see a *, that means I placed a link to an article that related to the game.
I list each game under its system. Sometimes the game can be found on various consoles, but I will list it only under one of them. Feel free to search the name of the game online and you will find it wherever games are sold! Or just ask me and I can help you out.
If you have any recommendations I am open to them. Let me know in the comments or via email.
Chrono Trigger (best version!)
Nintendo (Wii, Wii U, Switch, 3DS)
Octopath Traveler (Switch)
Chrono Cross (only in PlayStation Online Store),