The Best Barbie Games for the PC

Save pets, design clothes, and solve puzzles with Barbie


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Many little girls love to play with Barbie dolls while they're growing up and there are plenty of games on the computer that introduce children to new ways to play with Barbie. Many of the Barbie games are centered around an adventure and solving a mystery, but some Barbie games focus on dressing Barbie and putting on makeup. 

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'Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp'

"Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp" is the fourth game in the Barbie Horse Adventures series. 

In this free-form game, players tame, feed, groom, and train horses. They travel over the island, participate in horse races, buy clothes and play dress-up.

In this quest-based gameplay, players guide the horse along the trails and solve puzzles along the way.

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'Barbie and Her Sisters: Puppy Rescue'

In "Barbie and Her Sisters: Puppy Rescue," players meet Barbie's sisters: Stacie, Chelsea, and Skipper. Together, they solve clues and rescue lost puppies. Players give rescued puppies checkups, groom them, and teach them tricks.

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'Barbie as the Island Princess'

"Barbie as the Island Princess" is a video game based on the movie of the same name. This game is a collection of 28 exciting minigames that keep children excited and engaged. Players interact as Rosella, the island princess, with Barbie and animals on the island. One or two players can play the game at a time as well. 

Games include flower collecting, dancing, dress designing and star gazing, among others. Footage from the movie is included in the game.

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'Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye for Style'

In "Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye for Style," players dress Barbie for the runway by choosing garment styles, colors, and textures. Players then get to customize the outfits with accessories. It's a perfect game for children that want to simulate a trip to Paris Fashion Week! Players of this game get to design outfits and accessories for their own fashion line. There are 10 missions to complete in three different studios.

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'Barbie as Rapunzel'

In "Barbie as Rapunzel," players must find gems from the Prince's crown that are scattered throughout a castle. Barbie needs to decorate the rooms and collect all the gems to help the Prince get his castle back. The game is great for children aged 5 to 8.

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'Barbie Pet Rescue'

In "Barbie Pet Rescue," players aged 5 to 12 are on the search for pets to rescue. The Barbie game requires the player to figure out the best way to rescue an animal and to nurture the animal with Barbie's help after it is rescued. Animals include kittens, puppies, and bunnies. An on-screen cursor shows pets up close and how they react when the player pets and feeds them. This game has been a perennial favorite since its release in 2000.