Saturday, March 21, 2020

List of Christian Video Games by Genre - Updated 2020

List of Christian Video Games by Genre - Updated 2020

 

Christian Action Video Games


Adam's Venture Trilogy (Good)
Purchase on Amazon or Steam

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One
Publisher: Vertigo Games, 2009-2016

The Adam Venture games are action/puzzle games in the exploration genre.

Adam's Venture: Chronicles (collection of all 3 for PS3)
Adam's Venture: Origins (a remake of the originals for PC, PS4, Xbox One)


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Adventures in Odyssey and the Great Escape (Good)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2005

The gameplay is fairly simple as you play through a series of activities from the perspective of being in a video game. The story is a great illustration of temptation and our need to resist it with God's help.

Watch the trailer!


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Adventures in Odyssey and the Sword of the Spirit (Fair) 
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2008

This game has a decent story and an animated art style that holds up fairly well. It also has a mix of puzzles, roleplaying, and platforming. Unfortunately, the platforming is rather difficult to control, bringing down the overall gameplay experience.


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Armor of God (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Browser
Publisher: Mark Gossage, 2018

Here's a short Christian platformer game you can play right in your browser. Your goal is to collect the Armor of God while avoiding the spikes, making jumps across pits, and landing on moving platforms. It's a fun game that doesn't take too long and will give you a good review of the applicable passage.


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Axys Adventures: Truth Seeker (GoodReview)
Purchase
  
Platform: PC
Publisher: Rebel Planet Creations, 2007

This is one of the best Christian video games in the Action / RPG genre. The graphics leave a little to be desired (it's a few years old), but the story is intriguing, and the gameplay is phenomenal. You're battling monsters with your sword and figuring out puzzles like you would in the best Action RPG games.


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BibleMan: A Fight for the Faith (Good)
Purchase, if you can find it!

Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Covenant Studios, 2005

Based off of the episode of the series, you play as BibleMan and his teammates, defending the city against the Wacky Professor. Is it campy? Yes! That's part of what makes it fun. Also, the cutscenes are from the TV show, which brings back a lot of nostalgia for certain gamers. The only detriment is that gameplay can be a little slow, as you can only defend rather than attack.


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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 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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Bible Smuggler (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Browser
Publisher: Mark Gossage, 2018

In this Christian action game, you have to avoid the watchmen who are trying to prevent you from delivering Bibles to the houses. It's a fun, challenging game, although short because it was made for a game jam. There's no music, just some sound effects, and there's no story. This little game focuses on gameplay only. It's free, so give it a try and see how well you do on your stealthy Bible delivery.


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

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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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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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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FIVE: Champions of Canaan (Fair)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Kingdom Games, 2016

Your mission: infiltrate the arenas to disrupt the sacrifices to Moloch. The gameplay: repetitive. This is mostly a fighting game. The graphics are great, and the ability to upgrade your gear is a plus, but there's not much to the story. If you simply want some quick-paced fun, Champions of Canaan can hit the spot, but there's not enough depth here to play for an extended period.


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FIVE: Guardians of David (Fair)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Kingdom Games, 2015

Play as 5 of David's mighty men as you walk through some of the major events in the famous king's life.


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Guardian Light of the World (Fair)
Also known as GLOW
Purchase on Android or iOS

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: The Sanet Group, 2012

There isn't much Christian content to this game, and it does get a little bloody. You're a knight trying to recover the Ten Commandments for your kingdom (don't ask me how your kingdom got the Ten Commandments). There's a prayer of salvation you can read on the title screen, and the game is set up to say that you're fighting demons in your quest. You also gather Bibles as your powerups. Despite the thin Christian skin on this monster-hacker, my main complaint is that the movement and aiming are difficult to control.


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Guardians of Ancora (Excellent)
Purchase on Amazon or Google Play

Platforms: Android, iOS, Kindle
Publisher: Scripture Union, 2015

This platformer that walks through the stories of the Bible is a very impressive offering for mobile devices.


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Interactive Bible Series (Poor) 
(Screenshots from James and 1 Timothy)

Purchase games in the series

Platforms: PC
Publisher: GraceWorks Interactive, 2005-2010

I want to like these games. I just can't. They're exploration/action games that move too slow and really have very little to do with the books of the Bible they're representing.


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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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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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LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (Good)
Purchase

Platform: Game Boy Advance, PS2
Publisher: Crave Entertainment, 2006

Play as LarryBoy's superhero alter ego in this 3D platformer as you learn to fight temptation. The graphics are nice and clean for this title, and the story and gameplay are entertaining enough to still please a modern gamer.


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Light Rangers: Mending the Maniac Madness (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2005

The Light Rangers receive their mission from their mastermind Sunday School teacher and need to save the children of Angeltown from various sinful attitudes caused by the Maniac Brainiac. It's a great game with a good story, fun animation, and plenty of platforming action. There's also just the right amount of Christian teaching. As a bonus, you can play a Christian trivia game.


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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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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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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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Onesimus: A Quest for Freedom (Good)
Purchase

Platform: DOS
Publisher: Ark Multimedia Publishing, 1992

Play as runaway slave Onesimus referenced in the book of Philemon in this platformer. The sound effects and music are very rockin', and the game is fairly challenging. You'll find Bible verses in the levels, but other than that, there's not much real Christian content in this game.


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The Pilgrim's Progress (GoodReview)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Scott Cawthorn, 2011

This is a fun game with simple but clean graphics telling the classic Paul Bunyan allegory in an RPG style. It's a good one for engaging action and your spiritual mind at the same time.


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Sight's Adventure (Poor)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Brandon's Gaming Company, 2018

What is going on in this game?! The amateur art style would be charming if I could understand the story. You start walking around your town with no objective of where to go. Along the way, you meet friends and collect different neckties that give you different abilities. At certain points, you have to answer a trivia question based on a Bible verse. I feel like there's the beginnings of something worth playing here, but for now, it's all just a bit too random.


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Spiritual Warfare (Fair)
Purchase

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

Use the Armor of God and the Fruit of the Spirit to battle (convert) souls. This game has a good premise but lacks a story to hook the player, relying solely on the theme and gameplay.


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Sunday Funday: The Ride (Poor)
Purchase

Platform: NES
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, 1995

Ride your skateboard and dodge bullies on your way to Sunday School. While Christian-themed, there isn't much content to this one.


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Timothy and Titus (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: White Knight Games, 2006

This is a great (but short) action game in which you control Timothy and Titus seeking to recover Pauls stolen letters. Now, who would want Paul's letters to be lost? That's right, there are enemies to fight in this game, but it's a fairly non-violent game with the human enemies converting to Christianity when you defeat them.





Christian Card Video Games


Mt. Doubt: christian solitaire game (Poor)
Platforms: Android
Publisher: kingdomgames, 2018

I feel like this game has potential, but it's not really playable yet. The graphics, sound, game interface are all very nice, but it's confusing to get started. When I finally understood what was happening, I realized that there was no strategy to the game. It all depends on the luck of the draw. You need to draw the right cards to match the Pray, Learn, Fellowship, and Serve points needed to overcome each doubt/temptation. Your points reset after each doubt, so you have to start over.

I could be missing something, but that's what I go out of my trial run with the game. I'd like to encourage the developer to keep working on it as I think this could be a very neat app.


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Redemption: Victory at Hebron (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Brethren Entertainment, 2003

This trading card video game was a real find for me! With a story and 3D exploration to go with it, this is the perfect game for anyone who enjoys card battling. The game still looks and runs great today.





Christian Hidden Object Video Games


Hidden Object - Psalms (Poor)
Platforms: Android
Publisher: Difference Games, 2017

There's a Bible verse on the screen and an instrumental melody of an old hymn, but I can't see the point of the objects you're supposed to find. They don't seem to have anything to do with the verse. Plus, every time you complete a level, there's an annoying pop-up ad. You also need to pay to unlock new levels. It might be worth it if the levels were challenging, but they're not. I can't recommend this game for anything more than the artwork.




Christian Jigsaw Puzzle Video Games


Bible Puzzle Game (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: BetterAppz, 2016

This game is good if you want to build up to a challenge. Each puzzle is divided into more pieces as you progress. The classical artwork is also a plus for the app. It looks like a slide puzzle, but it's not. You simply drag and drop the pieces where you want them to go. You can see the picture you're trying to create by pressing the Peek button three times per puzzle. The downside is that you can't choose which puzzle you want to do until you unlock it by progressing through the levels in the order the game sets for you.


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Christian Jigsaw Puzzle (Good)  
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Kaya, 2016

I like this app because there's a wide variety of images to choose from and you can control how many pieces to break your puzzle into, from as low as 9 pieces to as high as 64. You also get 5 hints to help you if you get stuck. There are some ads, but they're easy enough to ignore.


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Christian Puzzle Game (Excellent)  
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Fun Apps and Games by SCHACH, 2015

I recommend this jigsaw puzzle game because 1) you can choose how many pieces you break your puzzle into, ranging from 9 to 100, 2) you can unlock new puzzles by watching an ad or waiting for a day to unlock it, and 3) there are a decent number of puzzles in a variety of styles.


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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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God and Jesus Jigsaw Puzzle (Good)  
Play for free!
  
Platform: Android
Publisher: Kaya, 2015

This is another jigsaw puzzle from Kaya with lots of classical images to choose from and the choice to go from 9 to 100 pieces. You can also close the app and pick up right where you left off, which is a nice touch that some apps don't include. There are ads, but they're not too invasive. You can also watch ads to unlock new puzzles, which seems fair to the developer. They need to make an income somehow!


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God and Jesus Jigsaw Puzzles (Good)  
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: help7daysapps, 2018

This is a high-quality jigsaw puzzle game. The only downside is that you can't choose which puzzle you want to do until you unlock it by completing the puzzles that come before it. You can't even see the images that are coming up! And speaking of seeing the images, you can't refer back to the picture that you're trying to complete. Nor can you save your progress mid-puzzle.


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Jesus Bible Jigsaw Puzzles (Poor)
Play for free!

Platforms: Android
Publisher: KidsPlayApps, 2016

This game does have some good things going for it. You can choose to play a 12-piece or 30-piece puzzle, for instance, and it has fun music. The images that the developer chose are also varied and artistic. But there are only 12 puzzles to choose from, and if you choose a 30-piece puzzle, it will only show you 8 pieces at a time. Plus, you have to exit the puzzle to see the image you're trying to make again. Altogether, I wouldn't recommend this game.


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Jigsaw Puzzle - Jesus Jigsaw Christian Games (Fair)
Play for free!

Platforms: Android
Publisher: Mmit Racing & Puzzles, 2018

I like the music. I like that you can play in three different modes (Classic, Switch, and Slider). You can also choose how large to make your puzzle (from 3x3 to 7x7) and whether you want to challenge yourself with a timer or a move limit. The drawbacks are the popup ads, the fact that pieces overlap each other when you choose a large puzzle, and that you can't choose which puzzle to do. Also, you only get to look at the image for a few seconds before it breaks into its pieces.


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Puzzle Jesus Christ (Fair)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Kaliash Dabhi, 2019

This is a sliding puzzle. You have to move the tiles around to get them in the correct order. You can choose to make your puzzle different sizes (from 3x3 up to 6x6). You start with one image and unlock others as you complete each stage. This is a very simple puzzle app that I would rate higher if it weren't for the high number of ads you have to watch. Basically, every time you press a button, a new ad pops up.


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Puzzles of the Bible - Jigsaw Games (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Quizzes Divertidos YA!, 2019

In this jigsaw puzzle game, you can choose the size of your puzzle (from 16 to 160 pieces) and sort the edged pieces to one side automatically. You can also always pull up the image you're putting together for reference. Unfortunately, there's no way to save your progress if you need to close the app. You'll also get the random pop-up ad that you need to watch before you can continue with the game.





Christian Movement and Music Video Games


Dance Praise and Dance Praise 2 (ExcellentReview)

Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2005, 2007

This game uses dance pads and popular Christian music tracks. Get your exercise and worship on at the same time! Plus, there are plenty of expansion packs that work with both games.


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Guitar Praise (Excellent)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2008

Play along to some familiar Christian songs, both old anew! You can also get an expansion pack to add more tracks.


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JamBand (Excellent) 
Purchase
Platforms: PC
Publisher: Cloud 9 Games, 2009

With this "Rock Band" style game, you can have two instruments and two singers playing at a time. You can also play solo or versus mode, and there's a good variety of 40 popular songs to play. The only downside is that this game never had any expansion packs.


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Praise Champion and Praise Champion 2 (Excellent)
Previously released as Heavenly Harmony
Purchase
Purchase

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

If you enjoy singing, you'll enjoy these games. With over 40 songs each and the ability to play with up to 4 people, it should provide a lot of fun for a long time. Each game comes with a microphone and includes a variety of songs. There are also mini-games to help you hone your vocal skills, and you can unlock outfits for your avatar to wear and different venues to sing at.


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VeggieTales Dance, Dance, Dance (Excellent)
Purchase
  
Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2006

Dance to all your favorite VeggieTales songs! This game comes with its own dance pad and a CD to play on any computer.





Christian Puzzle Video Games


Adventures in Odyssey and the Sword of the Spirit (Fair) 
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2008

This game has a decent story and an animated art style that holds up fairly well. It also has a mix of puzzles, roleplaying, and platforming. Unfortunately, the platforming is rather difficult to control, bringing down the overall gameplay experience.


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Adventures in Odyssey and the Treasure of the Incas (Excellent)
Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2005

Get ready for a treasure hunt as you try to solve the mystery of Eugene's missing parents. You play as Eugene, Connie, and Whit in this puzzle game. There are also plenty of animated cutscenes and the great voice acting fans of the series love to help move the story forward.


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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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aMazing Bible (Excellent)
Purchase
Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2009

This is a different sort of game that has you moving a red and blue ball simultaneously through different mazes as you walk through the Bible. Each maze is different, and you can do different things to get through them, so you won't get bored easily. It's a fun challenge and a review of major portions of the Bible at the same.


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Christian Memory Game (Good)  
Play for free!
 Platform: Android
Publisher: Foundation Mir, 2012

This game presents a good variety with 3 difficulty modes (which determines how many cards on the board) and three themes: Jesus, saints, or symbols. I would say that the saints theme isn't of much interest, though, unless you know who is being depicted in the pictures.


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Christian Puzzle - Bible Game (Good)   
Play for free!


Platform: Android
Publisher: iDailybread, 2017

This is a game in which you slide the tiles around until you get them all lined up correctly to complete the Bible verse and picture. It's a good learning game because you constantly have to study the verse to put it in the right order. There's no sound or music to this game, though, which would make it even more engaging.


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The Game of the Bible (Good)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: GrupoAlamar, 2017

This is a simple kind of game that will have you thinking. You have to match tiles from one side of the screen to the other, but you can only do so if they're not surrounded. There are multiple ways to solve each puzzle, and they get more difficult as you progress in the game. With 125 levels, this app will keep you plenty busy. Plus, it's attractive and has pleasant sound effects and music. The only downside is that an ad will play after you complete each puzzle.


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Heaven: The Game (Good) 
Also known as Journey to Heaven
Purchase on Amazon on the company website
Platforms: PC
Publisher: Genesis Works, 2009

This is a beautiful game that, unfortunately (but understandably), has received a lot of hate. You play Joshua, an astronaut, who is taken to Heaven after your ship malfunctions. There, you solve puzzles as you progress deeper and deeper into the landscape of Heaven. It is a very Biblically based game. The problem is that your guide shows a little too much cleavage. But one could argue that in Heaven, we'll all be pure of mind and able to appreciate the beauty of the female form as God created it. Either way, it's definitely worth playing through if you can get past this one visual issue.


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Keys of the Kingdom (Good)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Inspired Games, 2011

This is a fun one for those who like movement puzzles. You solve the puzzle by blowing up blocks and moving the key to the lock. Sounds simple, but it does make you think. It also displays a new Bible verse every time you defeat a puzzle. The verses are the real Keys of the Kingdom.


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Nacah (Poor) and Isles of Derek (Fair)
Purchase
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Bible Games Company, 2001 and 2003

This is an exploratory puzzle game that doesn't quite hit the mark when it comes to gameplay, though the second game is notably better than the first.


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Pangolin's Puzzle (GoodReview)
Purchase on Android or iOS

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Hero Factor Games, 2018

This is a story-based series of challenging logic puzzles, perfect for when you want to exercise your deduction skills.


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Praise Block  (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: New Genius, LLC, 2015

In this movement puzzle game, you need to get the block that says "You" through the opening on the other side of the board. But there are other words blocking your way. These are the attitudes or sins that can get in our way of praising God.

The key for the puzzle is that you can only move horizontal blocks from side to side and vertical blocks up and down. You earn points based on how many moves it takes you to solve the puzzle, and each one gets a little more difficult. It's a fairly addictive game, and though there are a lot of pop-up ads, you can close them as soon as they show up.


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Through the Shadows: The Darkness Revealed (Good)
Platforms: PC
Publisher: True Light Games, 2014

This is a mysterious, immersive, first-person puzzler/visual novel that finds you all alone in a world seeking to find the truth. This is the first of what was to be a series of games that didn't continue, so, as the creator described it, you can think of it as the first novel in a series. It's still worth playing, but don't expect a completely tidy ending.


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The Tomb of Moses (Good)
Platform: PC
Publisher: Vidia Entertainment, 2009

This is a puzzle game with still-decent 3D graphics. Archaeologist Professor Fog has gone missing, and it's your job to go find him. Though not quite true to the Biblical understanding of where Moses is buried, the game still gives valuable information about the Exodus story and the man whom God used to accomplish it.





Christian RPG Video Games


Advent (Good)
Platforms: PC
Publisher: Omega Games, 2015

This is an amateur game made with RPG Maker, but I found it well worth playing this story-driven adventure. You'll play a party of heroes looking to find the truth about the Creator's prophecies and, hopefully, end a war. In the meantime, you'll level up your skills and gear and explore a wide landscape with lots of people to chat with. If you like RPGs, try this one. It's free. It does have magic in it, though, so it might not be suitable for all Christians.


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The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance (Excellent)
Play for free on Android or iOS, or purchase for PC and Mac
Platform: PC, Mac, Android, iOS
Publisher: Scarlet City Studios, 2016

Wow! This is an impressive game, and I certainly hope Scarlet City continues the series. Right now, you can play through the first 3 episodes in which you help the Scarlet Man (Jesus) restore The Great Engineer (God the Father) to the throne of this steampunk kingdom. The graphics are great, the gameplay is great, and there is plenty of allegorical content referencing Biblical stories. This is a must-play game for any Christian gamer.


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

Platforms: PC, Android
Publisher: BUD Games, 2018


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Destiny Game (Excellent)
Also known as Game of Destiny
Purchase

Platforms: iOS
Publisher: Battle Gear, LLC, 2014

This is a fun board game to play with your children or as a preteen. There can be up to five players, and you take turns going around the board making real-life decisions. You earn money and Eternal Fruit, which is a way of showing how our choices have consequences.


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FIVE: Guardians of David (Fair)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Kingdom Games, 2015

Play as 5 of David's mighty men as you walk through some of the major events in the famous king's life.


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Flood: The Prequel 
I also worked on this game. Check out the game page!
Purchase on Steam or Itch.io!

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Publisher: God Inspired Games, 2019


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Forgiveness: Chapters 1-3 (Fair)
Purchase

Platforms: PC
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

This is a very retro-style RPG but has all the classic elements of story, turn-based battles, leveling up, and loot. You play as Jimmy and the friends he gathers in this very Chrisitan adventure. The highlight of the game for me was the battle system, which wasn't very challenging, but it does allow you to aim, and if the enemies are lined up right, you can hit two at once. Still, there are too random many battles to enjoy this combat mechanic for very long. The story itself is fairly interesting if a bit tongue-in-cheek.


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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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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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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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NIMCOR3 (PoorReview)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Erik Pineda, 2018

This is an RPG Maker game that would be good for the hardcore Christian audience with a few gameplay tweaks.


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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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Soldier of God  (Poor but Promising)
Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: M633 Games, 2019

Methinks this developer published too soon. Soldier of God has the building blocks of a great game, complete with smooth controls, nice graphics, and relevant teaching, but the world feels very empty at this point. You can fight demons in the field and take on quests, but combat consists of running into the enemy, and you don't get a choice of how to interact with an NPC. I'm going to keep my eye on this game for future updates. A couple of things I'd like to see is either smaller maps or more people, and a choice of what to say when you see someone. That way, you'd be able to practice how you might help someone.


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That Dragon, Cancer (Excellent)
Purchase on SteamAndroid, or iOS
Platform: PC, Mac, Android, iOS
Publisher: Numinous Games, 2016

While not really a game, this interactive experience will encourage you as you walk through the life of Joel's parents, hearing real conversations that they had during the course of their young son's illness and eventual death.


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To Light: Ex Umbra (ExcellentReview)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Branch Games, 2019

This is a well-written, story-driven RPG Maker game with the option to either limit the battle mode or enjoy the strategy of combat.


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Visions Alpha (FairReview)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Tiny Zoo, 2012

This game is all about immersion and daily life in the 2nd century.





Christian Matching Video Games


Bible Crush (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: AC Company, 2017

This is a game that has developed over several iterations. The first release used images of Jesus, the Bible, the Ichthus fish, etc. and gave you random verses to read after you completed the level. This newest edition is a little more pop-culture friendly, using fruit and plants instead of Christian images, but includes a trivia question at the end of the level. Overall, it's very light where the Christian content is concerned, but the gameplay is fun, and the app is well done.


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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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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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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.





Christian Shooter Video Games


Attack of the Sunday School Zombies (Fair)
Purchase

Platforms: PC 
Publisher: Sunday Software

There are 8 zombies attending church this morning, and one of them is the pastor! They aren't real zombies, though. They're just all in church with the wrong attitude, and you have to shoot chocolate donuts at them so that you can share some Scripture and advice with them. I love the concept, but the game is very short and is more lesson than gameplay. Still, the insights are valuable, so if you're up for paying the rather high download cost, it's worth a playthrough.


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Catechumen (Excellent)
Purchase

Platforms: PC 
Publisher: N'Lightning Software, 2000

In this first-person shooter set during the time of Christian persecution under Emperor Marcus Aurelius, you play as a young Christian seeking to rescue your mentor from demon-possessed Roman soldiers. The game is light on story, but it has great gameplay, and the graphics still look pretty good. One plus is that when you defeat a human enemy, they don't die but rather kneel and pray in repentance.


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Eternal War: Shadows of Light (ExcellentReview)
Download for free!

Platform: PC
Publisher: Two Guys Software, 2003

This first-person shooter focuses on spiritual warfare and has a great storyline.


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Ominous Horizons: A Paladin's Calling (ExcellentReview)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: N'Lightning Software, 2001

This first-person medieval shooter RPG is simply fantastic. Granted, it's a few years old now, so the graphics are a little simple, but it's still fun. You're battling demons and Satan's horde to recover pages of Scripture so that it can be printed for the first time.


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Rionon: The Search for the Stone Statue (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Disintegration Games, 2014

No, it's not the most technologically advanced game, but the story is very intriguing. You start out on the side of the pagans, looking for your country's stone statue that the Christians supposedly stole. Maybe if you could recover the statue, life in Rionon will turn prosperous again? The gameplay is great, and the whole package is a lot of fun, despite the slightly outdated graphics and development shortcuts.


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Saints of Virtue (Fair)
Platform: PC
Publisher: Cactus Game Design, 1999

Enter the mind and heart of a young man battling the temptations of the world! Unfortunately, while this game is built on a neat concept, the gameplay is somewhat lacking. The enemies don't present much of a challenge, and the game is fairly short. Still, it's worth playing through once if you're looking for a clean first-person shooter. Your weapon is the Sword of the Spirit, which shoots energy bolts.


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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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The War in Heaven (Fair)
Platform: PC
Publisher: ValuSoft, 1999

This is a fun game to play if you're just looking to slash some enemies. You will pick up pieces of the armor of God to buff you, and you get a little teaching when you do, along with the story setup at the beginning of each level. But mostly, it's you hacking your way through the maps. The gameplay isn't particularly challenging, though, so there's not much replay value. The graphics are still decent considering the time it was released.

One interesting facet of this game is that you can play from a Fallen Angel's perspective, which can raise some questions about what their motives are and were.





Christian Simulation Video Games


Buddy Quest  (Good)


Play for free on Android or iOS!

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc., 2015

This is a town-building sim with the Group Publishing "Buddies." You build your town, invite buddies to move in, and play mini-games. It's all pretty engaging, but you do have the normal wait times for things to build. Of course, you can hurry things up, but that's when the in-app purchases come in. The graphics are cute, and the gameplay in the mini-games is surprisingly smooth.

As you play, you'll also see Real Hero Quests coming up. They relate to what you're doing in the game but require you to do something in real life to pass the quest. The first one, which I'm showing above, requires you to do some cleanup around your house after you cleaned up the town plot. The best part of this, though, is that parents can pair set it up so that they have to mark off when their child has completed the Real Life Quest rather than the player advancing automatically. It adds some control and accountability to the game.


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Sheep Master  (Good)
Play for free on Android or iOS!

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Sunland Entertainment Studios, 2016

This is a well-done farm-building/defense game. With enemies ranging from wild animals to a sorceress who wants to take your sheep for sacrifice, you'll have your hands full trying to defend your flock! There's also a light but definite Christian subtext to the game.





Christian Strategy Video Games


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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Left Behind Series (GoodReview)
Purchase Eternal Forces or Tribulation Forces

Purchase Rise of the Antichrist or World at War
  
Platform: PC
Publisher: Inspired Media Entertainment and LB Games, 2006-2011

These are cool strategy games that use spiritual weapons as you fight against the Anti-Christ and his forces. You run missions and establish safehouses for the underground church. The graphics are well done, and there's potential for a lot of repeat gameplay. You can also play online with other players. 

The second game, Tribulation Forces, is more of an update and expansion of Eternal Forces. Rise of the Antichrist and World at War are true sequels.


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Redemption: Victory at Hebron (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Brethren Entertainment, 2003

This trading card video game was a real find for me! With a story and 3D exploration to go with it, this is the perfect game for anyone who enjoys card battling. The game still looks and runs great today.





Christian Trivia Video Games


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 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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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 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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BibleMania - Christian Trivia (Fair)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Notion Digital, 2018

This might sound counterintuitive, 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 (Excellent)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Christian Games, 2019

There's a lot to like about this game. First, you can decide which category to answer questions from, including Basic Questions (easy mode), or to mix them all together. Then, you can challenge yourself with a game that allows you to get three wrong answers only or set it the game to 5 minutes. Once you unlock it, you can play for an endless amount of time. If you need a hint, you can use the stick of dynamite to blow two wrong answers off the screen. But if you do get a wrong answer, the game will show which is the right answer and give you the option to see the Bible verse it's taken from.


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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 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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Captain Bible: Dome of Darkness  (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: DOS
Publisher: Bridgestone Multimedia Group, 1994

Fight the devil's evil robots with the Sword of the Spirit and the Shield of Faith! Gather Bible verses. Become the Bible Corps champion sent to rescue the city from the lies of the enemy! The robots, cybers, will try to tell you lies about the faith. You'll then have the opportunity to choose a Bible verse that tells the truth. When you select the right verse, you defeat the robot blocking your way.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.





Christian Word Video Games


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 Crossword Puzzle (Fair)
Platform: Android
Publisher: iDailybread.org, 2018

This isn't a crossword puzzle in the traditional sense. The only clues you get are the letters and the spaces in the puzzle. It's a fun game to play for a few minutes as you test yourself to see if you can combine the letters correctly to fill in the puzzle, but I don't think it's an app you'll want to spend a lot of time on. I did enjoy the pleasant music and the fact that I didn't see any invasive ads.


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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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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: Daily Bread, 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)
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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)
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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)
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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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Christian Word Search (Fair)  
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 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 Word Search (Excellent)
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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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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 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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Reborn Crosswords (Excellent)
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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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Unwind (GoodReview)

Play for free!
Platform: Browser
Publisher: Christ Gaming, 2017

Spell words and use the power-ups to clear the board!


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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.





Christian Video Games for Young Kids


Axel 1 and 2 (Good)
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 Platform: PC
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

Axel the robot wants to start an arcade in the church, and you get to play these mini-games! Each game has 16 or 17 game modes that you can play solo or against any player. While not the best graphics, the mini-games are fun, and I appreciate the variety of each volume. It should make a good past time for kids and families.


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Bible Memory Game (Fair)

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Platform: Android
Publisher: i-stih, 2016

This matching game has a couple of things going for it. First, it tells an abbreviated version of the Biblical story before each set of puzzles. Second, the original artwork is very appealing to a young audience. I also appreciate the challenge of the timer. One detraction from the game is that the pictures aren't labeled, so it's easy to tell what who some of the people being depicted are, but you're left to guess who the others are. It would be better if so many stories weren't mixed in to one puzzle. Adam, for instance, could be in a puzzle with Noah.


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Bible Memory Game Children (Fair)
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Platform: Android
Publisher: RDB Mobile, 2015

This matching game works well enough, but I wouldn't recommend it for children. Some of the terminology isn't very kid-friendly. What child uses the words fidelity or longsuffering? The number of cards on the board also makes it difficult for small ones. Finally, the art on the cards consists of a few different styles, detracting from the overall look of the game.


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Bounce  (Fair)
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 Platform: PC
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

This is a fun pinball-type game with all the Breakthrough Gaming characters, though the mechanic does get a little repetitive after a few levels. It's good to play a couple of levels at a time, though, and there is brief Christian teaching throughout.


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Buzby: Breakin' All the Rules  (Good)
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Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2005

This is an edutainment game with a variety of activities for early elementary kids. Kids can practice spelling, math, coordination, and others while experiencing the story of the arrogant "King of the Bees" and learning some very practical Christian teaching.


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Camping the Bug-A-Boo Way (Excellent)
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2006

Based on the series by Max Lucado, this is a very educational game for young children with Christian teaching woven into the gameplay.


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Charlie the Church Mouse 3D Adventures (Excellent)

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Platforms: PC
Publisher: Left Behind Games, 2015

This massively underrated game combines both 3D platforming and educational mini-games, all while telling 9 Bible stories.


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Charlie Church Mouse 
Preschool, Kindergarten, and Early Elementary (Excellent)
(Also known as Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures)
Platforms: PC
Publisher: Inspired Media, Left Behind Games, 2005

These games came out in a number of editions. They were even briefly called Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures 1, 2, and 3. No matter which edition you buy, the games are essentially the same within their different volumes.

Each of these games tells 6 Bible stories along with offering educational mini-games. The graphics are still up to par with today's standards, and the games are fun and engaging for young kids. Because they include different Bible stories and activities within such a close age range, it would definitely be worth buying all three and letting your kids explore each one.

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Preschool Bible stories: Creation, Noah’s Ark, Jonah, 3 Wisemen, Parable of the Lost Coin, Fishes and Loaves

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Kindergarten Bible stories: Elisha & the Jars of Oil, Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall, The Story of Queen Esther, The Birth of a Savior, The Prodigal Son, Zaccheus & the Big Tree

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Early Elementary Bible stories: Walls of Jericho, Ruth, David & Goliath, Daniel, Pearl of Great Price, Paul’s Journey to Rome.


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Children's Bible Puzzles for Kids & Toddlers (Excellent)  
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Platform: Android
Publisher: NutBolt Games, 2018

I'm very impressed with this game. Younger kids can enjoy a couple of different puzzle types and "spot the difference" game while older kids can play the variety of trivia games. The music is also very upbeat and catchy. The one problem I have with the app is that there a lot of ads that pop up when switching from screen to screen.


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Flo: Return of the Water Beetles  (Good)
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 Platform: PC
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2005

The Water Beetles band is coming back into town, and Flo is their number one fan. Help her and the Friends get ready with 5 educational games, including matching, sequencing, and, of course, making music.


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Jonah: A VeggieTales Game  (Good)
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 Platform: PC
Publisher: Big Idea, 2002

The graphics are great, the voice acting is on par with the cartoon, and following the storyline of the movie, you'll learn the (VeggieTales version) story of Jonah. The game is composed of mini-games, though, which might be a nice touch of variety for some people but lacks a cohesion of gameplay for me. I don't think many children will mind that, though!


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Match 1 and 2  (Good)
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Platform: PC
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

I like the different categories these games offer: a couple of Bible-based, lots of different educational games, or just fun. There's also a story mode to each game in which the hosts, Nit and Kit or Zippy, learn a valuable Christian lesson. Within the match games themselves, you can play with someone else on Turn Mode or increase the challenge in Timed Mode.


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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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Nik & Kit 1 and 2  (Fair)
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Platform: PC, Kindle
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

This very retro-style platformer has you trying to find your stolen Bible. The games are well-done if you like the style, but I'd like to see more of a story in the game.



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Noah's Ark: 2 by 2  (Excellent)
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Platform: Kindle
Publisher: Truth Gaming LLC, 2013

This memory match game presents the story of Noah's Ark with the challenge of a timer to complete the round. You can also use power-ups to help you get a peek at the cards and complete the round faster.


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The Noah's Ark Game  (Good)
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Platform: Android
Publisher: The city of apps, 2016

The theme of the map is Noah's Ark, and the player gathers two of each animal in this memory game, but the ties to Noah's Ark end there. There's no teaching in this game. It's simply level after level of matching animals. And with that, it does quite well. There is a lot of variety in the animals as well as how many cards are on the board, so the challenge does increase the further you go.


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Noah's Bunny Problem  (Fair)
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Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Salvation's Story, 2015

This game is well-done for a simple app, but it favors humor more than content. Your goal is to keep the rabbits from kissing and making more rabbits, while also keeping the existing rabbits from falling off the Ark. As an added bonus, you can dress Noah in different outfits, such as this Santa outfit (which, yes, is problematic for some Christians).


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Park the Ark  (Good)
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Platform: Kindle
Publisher: Truth Gaming LLC, 2015

Kids will tilt their device to steer the Ark into the correct sight words. They'll learn their words and the story of Noah's Ark at the same time. The gameplay isn't very exciting or challenging, though, so kids might not stick with it for very long. Fortunately, it's free, so it's worth letting them play with as long as interest lasts.


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The Story of Noah's Ark  (Good)
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Platform: Nintendo DS
Publisher: SouthPeak Games, 2011

Listen to the story of and play a variety of mini and educational games based on Noah's Ark.


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VeggieTales Dance, Dance, Dance (Excellent)
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2006

Dance to all your favorite VeggieTales songs! This game comes with its own dance pad and a CD to play on any computer.


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VeggieTales: The Mystery of Veggie Island (Fair)
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 Platform: PC
Publisher: Big Idea, 2002

The cartoon graphics and gameplay hold up well, considering the game's from 2002. It relies completely on mini-games, however, without much of a story.


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Zippy the Circle (Fair)
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Platforms: PC, Kindle
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

This is a cute, fun story-based game with Christian principles. It's not particularly challenging to progress in the game, but it does offer you a challenge if you want to get the most points that you can. Children do need to be able to read to play this game, though, as it's not voice-acted.



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ZJ the Ball 1 and 2 (Good)
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Platforms: PC, Kindle
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2005, 2006

These platformer games are simple but fun. They have an evangelistic message too, as ZJ and his friend Axel the Robot share the Good News with others.



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Zoey's Pinball Game (Good)
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Platforms: PC
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

God teaches Zoey a lesson about being a sore loser when He puts her inside of her pinball game. It's a short but fun game and definitely has a Christian message for kids.







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