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HolidayBuyer's Guide
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School holiday games guide

School holidays are upon us once again -- if you want help in keeping your kids occupied (and hopefully out of mischief), then check out our favourite recently released games for children.

School holidays are upon us once again -- if you want help in keeping your kids occupied (and hopefully out of mischief), then check out our favourite recently released games for children.

All of the titles below should provide hours of kid-friendly entertainment, with nary an overtly violent or sexually provocative scene in sight. Plus, they're also great fun to play, which is what your young gamers will most want to know.

CNET.com.au's holiday games guide

  
Nintendogs
Nintendo DS
This simulation is a satisfying virtual pet game with mass appeal that reaches beyond the average gamer.
Click here for the full review.
  
  
Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer
PlayStation 2
With his anime-looks and cute as a button lethal axe, Brave joins the likes of Spyro and Crash at the kid-friendly end of the adventure market.
Click here for the full review.
  
  
Ape Academy
PSP
Ape Academy on the PSP -- yet more proof that Sony wants the PlayStation in all its forms to be your number one stop for monkey gaming.
Click here for the full review.
  
  
Lego Star Wars
PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
These aren't the droids you're looking for. It is, however, the game you're looking for if the thought of seeing Star Wars recreated using Lego is high on your geek to do list.
Click here for the full review.
  
  
Eye Toy: Monkey Mania
PlayStation 2
Eye Toy: Monkey Mania is essentially more of the same standard Eye Toy games, but it adds the attraction of a competitive board game and lots and lots of cartoon monkeys.
Click here for the full review.
  

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