Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Bible Based Video Games

List of Bible Based Video Games


Here's the list of all the Bible video games ever published, along with my rating system for each one. I'm only including games that are based closely on the Scriptures on this page, so if you're looking for a broader range of games, please see my Christian Video Games page.

What Are the Best Bible Based Video Games?

There are quite a few Bible video games that have been published over the year. Here are my favorites. You can read more about them in the alphabetical list below.

  1. Alpha/Omega: The Christian RPG - PC and Android (my game; yes, I'm biased) 
  2. Bible Builder - DOS
  3. The Bible Game - PS2, XBox, Game Boy Advance
  4. Bible Gems - PC
  5. Break-Out the Bible - PC, Mac
  6. Daily Bible Word Search - Browser
  7. The Great Bible Race - PC, Mac
  8. Granny's Bible Dojo - iOS
  9. King Solomon's Word Challenge - PC
  10. Kings of Israel - PC, Mac
  11. Noah's Ark - NES
  12. Reborn Crosswords - Android, iOS
  13. Stained Glass - iOS
  14. Super Bible Trivia - PC
  15. Versed - Android
  16. Word Search Bible + christian - Android

List of Every Bible Based Video Game A-Z


Airship Genesis: Pathway to Jesus (Fair)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: Turning Point for God, 2019

I really enjoy the concept of this game. Your time-traveling spaceship crash lands in Biblical times. Your goal is to find your missing shipmates and the power cells for the ship. Along the way, you and your companions discuss spiritual matters and witness Biblical events. The gameplay, however, is a bit tedious. You're confined to walk on certain paths and have to swipe for the character to take each step. It's supposed to be a puzzle to get around certain objects, but the puzzles aren't challenging at all, even for children.


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Alpha/Omega: The Christian RPG 
This one's my game, so I'll refrain from rating it ;-)
Check out the game page for more info!

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Android
Publisher: BUD Games, 2018

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Bible Adventures (Fair)
Purchase on Amazon or Steam

Platforms: NES, Sega Genesis
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1991

This retro platformer can still be a lot of fun as you play through the stories of Noah's Ark, Baby Moses, and David and Goliath. Just don't expect too much of a challenge.


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Bible Builder (Excellent)
Purchase (if you can find it!)

Platform: DOS
Publisher: Everbright Software, 1992

This is a trivia game that goes beyond the Bible to include classic hymns. You can choose your difficulty level, and when you get the right answers, you'll get a piece of a Bible verse puzzle. When you get enough pieces to name the verse, you win. When you get too many wrong answers, the candle on the left burns down, and you lose.


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Bible Buffet (Poor)
Purchase

Platform: NES
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1993

You play platforming levels in different food-themed areas as well as answer trivia questions in this board game. It's an odd gem in the Christian video game genre, suitable for the true connoisseur.

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The Bible Game (Excellent)
Purchase

 Platforms: Game Boy Advance, PS2, Xbox
Publisher: Crave Entertainment, 2005

This is a fun one to play with your friends. You're competing against up to 3 other players or the computer on a game show and answering trivia questions or playing mini-games for points. There's a lot of variety in the content and the mini-games themselves. The graphics have held up well for a PS2-era game. I'd definitely recommend it as a group game.


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Bible Gems (Excellent)
Platform: PC
Publisher: Planet 316, 2014

This is a well-done computer game that walks you through Genesis as you play. You'll hear a summary of the stories, accompanied by original illustrations before each level. And each level is different, adding variety to the game.

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Bible Grand Slam 2.0 and 3.0 (Fair)
  
Purchase 2.0 or 3.0 on Amazon

Platform: PC
Publisher: Bible Games Company

Answer trivia questions as you make your way around the bases versus teams of various difficulty.


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BibleUP! Bible Riddles (Poor)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Kupina.me, 2016

I was excited about this game but became quickly disappointed once I started playing. You choose a category, then type in your answers. In my playthrough, I was supposed to name 7 things that had to do with Jesus' birth. The nice thing is that it accepted "shepherd" for the answer it was looking for "Flock." But it did not accept quite a few of the answers I thought it would, including "angel," "Mary," "virgin," and "census." You can ask for a hint, but it will cost you coins, and do you know what they want you to do to get more coins? Watch ads. No, thanks. And with no way to know which correct answers will be accepted, I won't spend any more time with this one.


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Bible Bingo (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: TWJ enterprise, 2014

Wow, this game is hard! But it's good if you're wanting to brush up on your Scripture memorization. It will give you a quote, and you have to tap the reference. If you miss three, it's game over. The nice thing is that you can go into study mode in which you can see the verses and references to prep for the next game. The only fault I found with this Scripture memorization game was the pop-up ads.


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Bible Crossword (Fair)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Trevor Sinkala, 2014

This crossword puzzle has a variety of questions but could be seen as a little difficult. I would have liked to have seen more hints about where to find the answers. I did appreciate, however, that you can check your answers and see the correct solutions when you're finished with the puzzle.


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Bible Hangman (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: DRY9 Games, 2015

This is a simple game that's fun to play. I was always curious to see what word or phrase the next puzzle would be. And, of course, once you know what it's spelling, you're reminded of the book, person, event, etc. The app runs perfectly with minimal ads, so if you're a fan of Hangman, give it a try!


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BibleMania - Christian Trivia (Fair)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Notion Digital, 2018

This might sound counter-intuitive, but this app is too gamified. You earn points, have lives, and can buy coins that help you answer or skip difficult questions. The questions, however, are very easy, so you won't need most of the game's features if you're familiar with the Bible. If you're not familiar with the Bible, you're probably not going to be playing this game. One nice feature is that you can choose to read the verse that the question is based on after you submit your answer. There's are also a fair number of pop-up ads and an emphasis to watch advertising videos to get in-game perks. Overall, I wasn't impressed and wouldn't recommend spending too much time on this one.


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Bible Quiz (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: idailybread.org, 2017

Wow! This one is for serious Bible students. It will give you a verse (in King James!), and you have to choose which book it's from. It's great if you want a challenge, but this game isn't going to be for everyone. There are ads, but they're unobtrusive at the bottom of the screen.


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Bible Quiz (Poor)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Smart Quiz Apps, 2017

The only good things about this trivia game are that there are two game modes and that it runs well. The game modes are Endless and Timed. The Timed mode should add an element of excitement as you try to answer questions as quickly as possible, but it felt unfair because I could barely read the question and possible answers before my time ran out. The mix of questions also seems unfair as there are some very easy ones mixed in with those that are way too hard. There are also way too many advertisements.


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Bible Quiz - Free Offline Trivia App (Fair)
Platform: Android
Publisher: World of Quiz, 2018

When you start a game in this Christian trivia app, you choose between Old and New Testaments. You must then score enough points in each level to unlock the next set of questions. The problem is that some of the questions are wrong. For example, one question asked me to finish the title of the book, "The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the..." Well, depending on how your Bible names the books, any of the given answers would have been correct. Paul wrote the letter to each of the choices: Romans, Philippians, Colossians, and Galatians. Romans, however, was the only answer the app would accept. I discovered that by using the hint system. If you get stuck, you can pay 10 coins for a hint, and it will take away one of the wrong answers.

I would rate this app higher if I could trust the accuracy of the questions more. I also wasn't a fan of the screen that pops up and tells you your score after every question. It simply delays getting to the next question. It would be better to see your score somewhere in a corner on the question screen.


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Bible Sorting Game (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Trevor Sinkala, 2013

I really like the concept and arrangement of this game. It presents you with words to put in order, according to how they're presented in the Bible. The first level, for instance, has you choose the order in which God created the different elements in Genesis 1 and 2. In the screenshot above, I was putting Jacob's children in order by their birth. It's a simple game, but it's a fun, unique trivia game.


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Bible Trivia: Avatar Edition (Good)
Purchase (this one's pretty rare!)

Platform: Xbox 360
Publisher: DualOpAmp29, 2012

Play by yourself or with up to three other players as you take turns answering multiple choice questions before your time for your turn runs out.


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Bible Trivia Christian Quiz (Poor)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Quizzoulicious, 2018

I like the variety of questions in this game and the fact that there is an Endless and Timed mode to give you a choice of whether you want the extra challenge of racing against the clock or not, but there are way too many ads in this app to be enjoyable. I couldn't even click to start my first game before a video ad for another app started playing.


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Bible Trivia Game Free (Poor)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: Salem New Media, 2011

The one good point of this app is that whether you answer correctly or incorrectly, you can read the Bible reference to refresh your memory. On the downside, the questions are very difficult overall. Second, you only get to answer two or three questions before another pops up. Some you can exit out of right way, but others, you have to watch before you can close them. You can pay to not see the ads, but I would recommend skipping this one altogether.


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Bible Trivia Christian Quiz (Fair)
Platform: Android
Publisher: idailybread.org, 2018

I like that there are three difficulty levels and various achievements to earn. The questions are fair, and when you get a wrong answer, it highlights the right one so that you can learn from your mistake if you're so inclined. Still, there's not much to this game, and there are too many ads for my taste.


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Bible Trivia Quiz Free Bible Guide (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Christian Resources- Bible Truth, 2013

This is a simple trivia game. The only choice you make is how many questions you want to answer. Then, you have a timer for each question. At the end, it tells you how many questions you answered correctly in what amount of time. There's a good range of questions, so it's certainly worth playing if you enjoy trivia games. It also tells you the correct answer and the Scripture reference if you answer incorrectly. The best part about this app is that there are no ads. The "Free Bible Guide" part comes in when you have the option to give them your contact information and have them send you a printed guide about how to study the Bible. I didn't opt to do so, but from the topics covered, the guide does sound like it would be useful.


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Bible Trivia Wheel - Bible Quiz Game (Fair)

Platform: Android
Publisher: DS Software, 2017

The presentation of this game isn't bad, but the focus on getting points is ridiculously distracting. It feels like you're only answering questions about a third of the time. The rest of the time, you're watching the wheel spin or your points add up, or dealing with a pop-up of some sort. Yes, you can skip all of those things, but that just makes the game too clicky. Over all, my opinion is that it doesn't put user experience first.


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Bible Verse Quiz (Bible Game) (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: PetProject, 2017

This app has all the makings of a great Scripture reading game. It presents you with a verse in which there is one word missing. You tap on the letters below to fill in the missing word. You're reviewing Scripture as you test your knowledge. If you don't know the missing word, you can use the hint system, where you can choose to fill in a letter, remove unnecessary letters from your pool, or solve the puzzle. You'll also see the Scripture reference, so you can look up the answer on your own. The only problem is that there's a pop-up ad every few verses. It would also be nice if the supplied letters were in alphabetical order instead of randomly placed.


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Bible Word Cross (Fair)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: WePlay Games, 2018

Swipe the letters to make all the words that fit in the crossword grid. The letters then fill in Bible verses. It would be better, however, if the words had something to do with the Bible verse. It's also too easy of a game, so I lost interest fairly quickly.


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Bible Word Puzzle (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: idailybread.org, 2018

This is a mobile game in which you rearrange letters to form all the possible words while reading Bible verses and answering trivia questions. It's a good combination of activities that becomes increasingly challenging as you play.


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Bible Word Puzzle - Free Bible Story Game (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: idailybread.org, 2019

This is an upgrade of the original Bible Word Puzzle from idailybread.org. As you complete each set of puzzles, you get an animated picture of the major stories of the Bible and have the opportunity to read a selection of Scripture. You can also answer trivia questions for extra points. I found the game to be fun and addictive. Some of the phrasing shows that it was written by a non-native English speaker, but there are no problems understanding the game. The one detractor is that the words you're making in the puzzle don't seem to have anything to do with the Bible story.


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Bible Word Search (Good)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: Christian Games, 2019

This word search app allows you to choose from 8 grid sizes, ranging from 5 x 5 to 18 x 18. You can also challenge yourself by choosing to play a timed game, or you can leave the timer off. If you get stuck, you can use a hint (doesn't cost anything) to see the first letter of one of the words you're looking for.

There is a pop-up ad after you complete each puzzle, but since this isn't a super-spiritual app, the ads aren't a big problem. The only real complaint I found for this one is that while every word is from the Bible, many of them are very obscure. I feel like the words in a Christian puzzle should remind you of a spiritual truth or an edifying story, not merely random names. Another plus would be to have all of the words for a puzzle come from one Bible passage.


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Bible Word Search - Free Word Find Puzzle Fun (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Agents of Tech, 2017

I like the variety of game modes in this app. You can play the standard word search game, opt to look for one word at a time, or play the timed version if you really want to challenge yourself. You can also choose which size your board is. In the above screenshot, I'm playing a standard game on a large grid. It's a fun, well-put-together game. My only complaint is that some of the words are too generic to remind you of anything in the Bible.


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Bible Word Search Puzzle Game (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Divine Trinity Apps, 2018

This is a fun word search game in which all of the words you're looking for will remind you of something in the Bible. There are three difficulty levels to play on, so you can set yourself for the challenge you want. There are also over 700 puzzles, enough for you to stay busy for quite a while. The ads at the bottom aren't too invasive, and the music isn't bad, either, so if you like word searches, give this one a try. It's free!


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Break-Out the Bible (Excellent)
Purchase from Amazon, the publisher's website, or itch

Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: DivineGames, 2002

Bounce the ball into the pieces to score points and reveal the Bible verse and graphic. There are three difficulty modes that determine the speed of the ball and plenty of levels to provide for extended gameplay.

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Christian Word Search (Fair)  
Play for free!
 Platform: Android
Publisher: Divine Trinity Apps, 2016

I like that there are different sizes of grids to choose from. You can select anywhere from a 6 x 5-letter grid to a 16 x 16-letter grid. The only reason I'm docking this game is that you can't see all of the words you're looking for at once. You have to scroll to see all of the words, and that's not very convenient to the player.
  

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Daily Bible Jigsaw (Good)  
Play for free on FacebookAndroid, or iOS!
Platform: Brower (Facebook), Android, iOS
Publisher: Planet 316, 2017

This is a simple jigsaw puzzle game with limited appeal and limited game time. What I mean is that all of the puzzles are of the "cute" variety, are easy to complete, and only offer one puzzle per day. That being said, that might be great for some people. Personally, I would like more variety in the picture styles. What I do like about the game is that it presents each puzzle with a Bible verse and allows you to save the pictures and share them.


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Daily Bible Word Search (Excellent)
Play for free on FacebookAndroid, or iOS!
Platform: Brower (Facebook), Android, iOS
Publisher: Planet 316, 2018

Here's another daily game by Planet 316. While it's still a pretty simple game, I like this one a little more because it's more than a game. After you solve the short puzzle for the day, it provides you with a brief devotional to read.

  
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Defender of the Faith: The Adventures of David (Fair)
Purchase (another rare one!)
 Platform: DOS
Publisher: Solid Rock Software, 1992

Fight your way through the stories of David's life in this combat-heavy game. You'll get a review of the Shepherd-King's life, but you might also get frustrated with the controls as you try to survive the enemies coming at you.


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Do You Know Who I Am? (Good)
Purchase

Platforms: PC
Publisher: Bible Games Company

This multiplayer quiz game awards you more points if you can guess the Biblical person with fewer clues.


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Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land (Good)
Purchase

Platforms: DOS, NES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1991

This is a fun but repetitive dungeon crawler game shooting Ws (the Word) at enemies and barriers as you defeat Pharaoh's magicians and collect manna to advance to the next level. To continue, you have to answer multiple choice trivia questions about the Biblical story. Between each level, you'll see a scene from Moses' life.

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The Great Bible Race (Excellent)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Great Bible Race, 2014

This quiz game includes difficulty levels, multiplayer, and various game modes to let you answer a variety of questions or hone in on specific topics. In Race Mode, there's the added challenge of the timer. Besides the classic Church Edition, you can also purchase the African American edition, which adds a little color to the game's artwork.


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Granny's Bible Dojo (Excellent)
Purchase
Platform: iOS
Publisher: InsideOut Studies, 2014

This is a great game for learning the books of the Bible. Granny will present the books in a jumbled order, and you have to crack the boards in order. When you crack one, another will appear behind it. You'll also hear Granny's instructions and encouragement, so that adds some humor to the game.


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Heaven Quest (Good) 
A rare find!

Platforms: PC
Publisher: Top Meadow, 1998

This multi-player board game walks you through some of the major stories of the Bible as you answer trivia questions. There are various difficulty levels to choose from and a special ending for each of the 4 avatars you can choose.

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Holy Bible Quiz - Test Your Christian Faith Trivia (Fair)
Play for free!
Platforms: Android
Publisher: Interlock Purity Ltd, 2017

The questions in this trivia app are good, but it's lacking a lot of the functionality of other free quiz games you can play. First, there's no way to see the Scripture the question was taken from. You can narrow down your choices, but that doesn't help your learning much.

The only goal of the game is to get the highest score, and you can keep playing until you answer incorrectly three times. There are also a lot of pop-up ads that break up your gameplay without warning. I do appreciate the rotating artwork displayed behind the questions, but it would be better if the art went with the question. The text itself could also use a little polish with spaces inserted after commas.


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Jesus Christ RPG (Good, DLC Review)
Free to play, with DLCs to purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Wholetone Games, 2013

Play a variety of characters as you walk through the life of Christ, battling demons and Pharisees. It's a little strange to have Jesus "leveling up" to learn new miracles, but I understand doing it for the sake of the game. I also appreciate all the humor in the game.


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Joshua & the Battle of Jericho (Good)
Purchase

Platforms: NES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1992

Control Joshua as you race against the clock to collect enough resources to exit each level. Joshua uses his horn to defeat enemies. At the end of each level, you also need to answer multiple choice questions on the story of Joshua.


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A Journey Towards Jesus (Good)
Platforms: Android
Publisher: Kupina.me, 2015

This trivia game gets high marks for including a story. You are accompanying a young man named Eliab to find Jesus so that he can ask Him to heal his sister. The quiz questions are fairly easy, and there are also some word scrambles and other simple puzzles mixed in for variety.


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The Journey of Jesus: The Calling (Fair)
Platform: Brower (Facebook)
Publisher: Lightside Games, 2012

This game is available only on Facebook. You'll play as a witness to the life of Christ and interact with people of the day, including Romans, Pharisees, and Jewish believers and nonbelievers, playing through real-life scenarios and helping to minister to them as you see fit. The one complaint I have about the game is that it makes you do mundane activities, such as chopping wood or clearing thornbushes to be able to get close enough to the Biblical scene. Still, for free, it's worth playing around in, even if you decide not to finish it.

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King James Bible (Fair)
Purchase (if you can find it!)

Platform: Game Boy
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1994

Read or search the Bible or play either word search or a version of hangman in which you try to keep your sheep safe. It's a simple game, but it's well done.


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King of Kings: The Early Years (Good)
Purchase

Platform: NES
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1991

This is a three-in-one game of playing the Wise Men as they collect their gifts and head to Bethlehem, the Holy Family as they flee to Egypt, and Joseph and Mary as they search for the Boy Jesus at the Temple. You have to avoid traps and enemies while answering trivia questions for points. You'll also see a scene from the early years of Jesus' life at appropriate points in the game.

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King Solomon's Trivia Challenge 1 and 2, Solomon Says: Anything Goes (Good)
Purchase

Purchase
Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Cloud 9/Left Behind Games, 2005, 2011, 2012

Play against the computer or against other players in this game show trivia competition. Solomon is your host, and you can set the difficulty to an appropriate level. Solomon Says is the original game, with the King Solomon's Trivia Challenge games being the editions that Left Behind Games published after they purchased Cloud 9.


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King Solomon's Word Challenge (Excellent)
Platform: PC
Publisher: Planet 316, 2014

This is a cool 3-in-1 game, with Word Twist, Word Find, and Sling Words. In all three game modes, you're filling in the missing words of a Bible verse, which adds a lot of value to the game. As you complete the levels, you earn resources to build the Temple and can actually see your workers making progress on a fairly detailed animated rendition, which is a nice touch.

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Kings of Israel (Excellent)
Purchase
  
Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Funhill Games, 2015

Play as the prophets trying to rid Israel of idolatry before the nation is overthrown by the Assyrians! This is a fun game that will get you into and thinking about the time of the kings and prophets in Israel's history. There's also a lot of variety and strategy involved, making it a very solid game. If you like the game, check out the original board game version.


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Learning the Bible (Good)
Play for free!
Platforms: Android
Publisher: The city of the apps, 2015

This is a fairly simple trivia app, but I like it. It gives you the opportunity to choose which book and chapter of the Bible you want it to quiz you on. Then, you can read the chapter before you start to answer. If you get stuck, you can look at the text again. There are also two modes, a test in which you answer questions and see your results right away, or Exam Mode in which you answer a series of questions and see your score afterward. Exam Mode is also timed, but it's a very generous time limit. The only detraction from this game is that it's been translated from another language into English, so some of the phrasing can be a little awkward.


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MightyNoah Adventure Game (Good)
Play for free!

Platforms: Android
Publisher: Doroncreations Inc, 2018

This is a pretty fun reaction game. You swipe the ark left and right to avoid dangers and collect coins, health, and shields. The scenery and obstacles and varied and look great. The music adds to the sense of adventure. When the durability of your ark gets too low, you can either pay coins to restore it and keep going, or answer three trivia questions to keep going. You can also watch an ad, but there is no invasive advertising. I don't think this is a game that will keep your attention for long, but it's fun to try out and see how far you can get floating on the waters of the flood.


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Moses Freedom Fighter (Fair)
Play for free on Android or iOS!

Platforms: Android, iOS
Publisher: Ayotree, 2016

This is a variety game with each of the seven levels representing a different event in Moses' life with a different style of gameplay. You'll experience everything from platforming to Tetris to boxing to aiming to gem-matching. The game is generally is well-done for a collection of mini-games.


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My Place with Jesus (Poor)
Platforms: Android
Publisher: It Is Written, 2018

This game has appealing graphics, but the wording of the teaching goes high above children's heads. There are other things to do, but the meat of the gameplay consists of filling in missing words in the Bible verses.

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NIV Bible & the 20 Lost Levels of Joshua (Fair)
Purchase (a rare find!)

Platform: Game Boy
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1996

Read or search the Bible or play a short version of the dungeon crawler, Joshua & the Battle of Jericho reviewed above.


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Noah's Ark (Excellent)
Purchase (this one's pretty difficult to find!)

Platform: NES
Publisher: Konami, 1992

Play as Noah gathering the animals across all seven continents. This is a very loose rendition of the story, though, as Noah changes form with different power-ups and even fights some rather interesting bosses.


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Noah's Ark: Dash N' Splash (Poor, Review)
Purchase on AndroidiOS, and the Microsoft Store
   
Platform: PC, Android, iOS
Publisher: JustinTime Studios, 2019

This 3D game shows good effort but needs a little more work. You play an intrepid Noah, getting ready for the Flood. You’ll meet his family as well as others in the world as you gather materials, solve puzzles, and explore the landscape.

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Noah's Elephant in the Room (Good)

Play for free on Android or iOS!
   
Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Salvation's Story, 2017

Ride Noah's elephant through the Ark, avoiding Noah's sons, who are trying to ruin his good time. If you want to a boost, you can memorize Bible verses and upgrade your elephant. It's a fun game to play around with, but don't expect it to keep your attention for long. Thankfully, it doesn't have to since it's free to play.

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Paul's Mission (Fair)
Platform: Android
Publisher: LH Games, 2017

In this RPG Maker game (the same engine I used to make Alpha/Omega), you play as Paul and experience some of his story. The townspeople quiz you on Bible knowledge, and you fight wild animals on your way from town to town. There are items to purchase and upgrades to make, but the whole game is rather simple and uses a lot of the default settings of the game engine. It didn't keep my interest for very long.

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Play the Bible Ultimate Verses (Fair)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: RD Games, 2016

This game isn't very challenging, but it is fun to play for a while. All you have to do is cover each letter of a word with the same color of tile, and you earn points. Powerups allow you to clear words more quickly. I like that you're reading the Bible verse as you play, and you get to test your memory after each level by filling in missing words. It's also fully voice acted, which is a nice touch. The one downside is that you have to give the company your email address or log in with Facebook, which feels a little shady. I can't think of a legitimate reason they need my information to play a free app.


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Play the Jesus Bible Trivia Challenge Quiz Game  (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: RD Games, 2018

Despite the awkward name, this trivia app is a cut above some of the others. You spin a dial to land on a category for each question. If you don't know an answer or want reinforcement, you can click to see the passage of Scripture referenced in the question. You're also on a time for each question, so that adds to the challenge, and the sound effects and animations make the game more addicting than most trivia games.


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Reborn Crosswords (Excellent)
Reborn CROSSwords icon
Play for free on iOS or Android!

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Reborn Entertainment, 2012

While there won't be any new puzzles, you can still play the archive with this app. You can also create your own puzzles to share with others on your website.


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Scripture Solitaire (Excellent)

Platform: PC
Publisher: GraceWorks Interactive, 2003

This is an interesting game in which you have to match parts of the verses instead of values on the cards. There are also seven modes of solitaire to explore, so the game doesn't get boring. Memorize Scripture and play a challenging game at the same time!

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Stained Glass (Excellent)
Platform: iOS
Publisher: Lightside Games, 2015

This match 3 game adds beautiful artwork and fully voiced Bible story narrations. I particularly enjoy the paraphrased Bible stories that the characters tell you. They're imaginative and add a fresh perspective to the Biblical text without crossing the line into too much speculation.


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Superbook Games (GoodReview)

Platform: Brower
Publisher: CBN

21 mini-games based on the Bible and Superbook characters. Read our recommendations for which are the best to play.


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Super 3D Noah's Ark (GoodReview)
Purchase on Amazon or Steam

Platform: DOS, PC, Super Nintendo
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1994

This is a first-person shooter, but you're using food to put irate animals back to sleep as they ride the waves on Noah's Ark.


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Super Bible Trivia (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Planet 316, 2014

There are a lot of Christian trivia games, but this one stands out for its mini-games. Like some of the other trivia games above, this one uses a game show theme that you can play solo or versus other players. The mini-games are fun because they include things like Timeline, Who Am I?, and Name that Book, which I found particularly enjoyable.

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True or False? (Bible Quiz) (Fair)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Christian Games, 2019

This app runs well and looks nice, but there are a couple of detractors for me. One is the fact that when you start the game and complete a level (every 10 questions), you get a pop-up ad. The other downside is that the questions are much too easy. If you're interested in playing this game, you probably already have a working knowledge of the Bible, and this game won't challenge you. It will, however, remind you of what you already know and would be a good review if it weren't for the ad interruptions. After every question, you can read the Bible verse the question is based on.


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Versed (Bible verse game) (Excellent)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: A Sling and a Stone LLC, 2011

Oohhh, I like that you can play different game modes (Reference, Verse, Fill in the Blank, and Books of the Bible) on three difficulty settings. In Reference, you read the chapter and verse and choose which of the four written texts match it. Verse is just the opposite. You read the text and choose the reference. In Fill in the Blank, you choose which order the words go into the blanks. The spacing in this mode is off, but it doesn't take too much away from the gameplay. The Books of the Bible game has you arranging the books in order that they appear.

Versed is a different kind of trivia game that lends well to learning Scripture. Plus, you can't lose this game. If you answer incorrectly, it tells you to try again. Going above and beyond what I've seen most apps do, Versed allows you to choose which translation of the Bible to use: NIV, ESV, NLT, KJV, or NASB. Plus, there are no ads. It's a completely free game with nothing to buy and no interruptions. The only thing I wish this app had is some music and sound effects.


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Word Search Bible + christian  (Excellent)
Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: XLsoft, 2016

I'm not sure why "christian" isn't capitalized in the title of this game, but it's a great app to play. There are three difficulty levels, and you can choose a category. For my first game, I chose King David, so all the words in the puzzle related to David's life. You can also click on each word to see some background on it and where it appears in the Bible, which is a fantastic addition to the game. When you finish each level, there are quiz questions about the category, another nice touch that makes this game about more than finding words. There are ads, but they're unobtrusive down at the bottom of the screen.


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