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I have a 20 month old son that is showing an interest in gaming.  He likes to sit and watch me play, sometimes with a controller in his hand pretending to control my character.  I've let him control an actual game a few times as well, which he loves. He understands the concept of using the controller to manipulate a character on screen.  Of course, at 20 months old, he can't really navigate around obstacles or do anything but wait for enemies to kill his character.  So, I'd like to find a game that has some wide open spaces (so he won't just end up stuck in a corner every 5 seconds) that are free of or low on enemies.  Anyone have any suggestions?

I don't need the whole game to fit this criteria.  I just need an area or two, that is easy to access from the menu, in any game, where a little kid can move a character around the screen for a couple minutes.  His attention span is maybe 5 minutes, and I can help him some.  I'd just like him to get the experience of playing the game on his own as much as possible.  He'd probably prefer something bright and colorful, but that's not a requirement.  

I have XBone, PS4, Switch, and Wii U setup right now.  I also have easy access to an X360.  So, any game for any of those would be great.  Bonus points if the game you suggest is cheap.  Super extra double bonus points if it's on Gamepass.  

Thanks!



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My 2yo nephew (almost 3yo) very much enjoys my WiiU games, Mario 3D world and MK8 mostly. Keeps repeating the levels he loves and can handle.



Well the freeroam in Simpsons Hit and Run has no enemies in it really, big wide open so he could just run around that. Will run on your 360 I'm sure. Depends if you mind him probably seeing cartoon characters getting run over or not.

Kind of an old game but it's just what came to mind for wide open and no enemies.



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If you want a game where they can just wander with minimal impediment my 4 year old has been playing that Lego Cities game which is kind of like a Lego GTA. Never seen him lose so I assume it's pretty impossible and he just wanders around.



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Barkley said:

Well the freeroam in Simpsons Hit and Run has no enemies in it really, big wide open so he could just run around that. Will run on your 360 I'm sure. Depends if you mind him probably seeing cartoon characters getting run over or not.

Kind of an old game but it's just what came to mind for wide open and no enemies.

Well, considering that he has watched me taking a chainsaw to demons straight out of hell in Doom Eternal, I'm thinking cartoon characters being hit by cars ain't such a big deal.

As I type that comment though, it did occur to me that he is starting to show emotion when bad things are happening to characters in TV shows.  Maybe I will have to pay a little attention in this regard....



Minecraft?

Or alternatively any Lego game could work pretty well.



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Minecraft? Just start the game in creative mode, build your son his playground then let him play. Seems like the best choice for what your looking for?.



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Expecting someone who isn't 2yo yet to navigate a 3D world is a bit much.



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