Ben 10 Games
By Pamela Kim
Updated September 22, 2017
"Ben 10" is an animated TV series produced by the Cartoon Network. The show debuted in 2005 and was followed by "Ben 10: Alien Force" in 2008. The series recount the adventures of Ben Tennyson, a boy who discovers an alien pod in the woods. The series has spawned a number of video games, which are available for consoles and online.
The "Ben 10" console games combine action game play with platforming elements and puzzle-solving. Each game offers a unique storyline and features new locations to explore. You play as Ben and a number of alien heroes from the show. Two players can battle their way through the levels together. In "Protector of the Earth," you can face off against your friends in battle mode.
"Ben 10: Protector of the Earth"
"Protector of the Earth" is a video game based on the original TV series. The game was released in 2007 for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Wii and DS. The website Metacritic, which compiles ratings from noteworthy reviewers, said the different versions of the game received an average score of 62 out of a possible 100.
In the game, Ben discovers that his alien powers have been stolen and are being used to power robots threatening Earth. The robots are located in different parts of the world and Ben must find and defeat them in order to regain his powers.
"Ben 10: Alien Force"
"Alien Force" is based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. The game was released in 2008 for the PS2, PSP, Wii and DS. It received an average review score of 50 on Metacritic.
In "Alien Force," Earth is once again in danger and Ben sets out to save the day. Some bosses are only available in specific versions of the game. For example, Techadon and DNAlien Wildvine appear only on the DS, while Vulkanus is unique to the Wii, PS2 and PSP.
"Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks"
"Vilgax Attacks" is the second game in the "Ben 10: Alien Force" series. It was developed for the PS2, PSP, Wii, DS and Xbox 360 and is scheduled to be released on Oct. 27, 2009. Vilgax, Ben's arch-nemesis has been systematically conquering the entire galaxy, one planet at a time. Of course, it's up to Ben to stop him and he'll pilot an upgradeable spaceship to do it. For the first time in the video game series, players will be able to access all of Ben's alien forms from the television show.
Cartoon Network offers more than a dozen Flash-based "Ben 10" games that can be played in your web browser. Play pinball, solve puzzles, swim underwater or create your own alien hero to share with friends. You can build your own "Ben 10: Alien Force" game, share it online and check out the creations of other fans. All of the online games are free.
Pamela Kim has been a freelance writer since 2007. She was a full-time contributor in the video games vertical at Mahalo.com and wrote about game news, reviews and walkthroughs. In early 2009, Pamela joined the team at Demand Studios, where she continues to express her passion for video games and technology.