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The Best PlayStation 4 Kids Games

Gaming is a hobby for everyone but it’s even better for kids considering that it helps enhance their motor skills and other things greatly. Of course, not every game on the market is fit for kids but there are games that are made specifically for them. If you want your kids to have fun without restrictions, then you might want to find games that are fit for them.

The PlayStation 4 is home to countless games and many of them are for kids. Whether you’re looking for a game that’s solely for fun or a game that’s educational, you don’t need to look further. We’ve compiled a selection of the best video games that your kids are definitely

01 Minecraft

What better way to start off this list than with one of the most popular games out there. Since 2010, Minecraft has been the go-to choice for kids. It’s a simple game that can even be used for educational purposes too. There’s a reason why both parents and kids love Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox game that you can play in multiple ways. The Survival Mode focuses on players managing their health and hunger levels as they strive to take out the large Ender Dragon. It’s a challenging part of the game that will put your kids to the test. It’s also playable in multiplayer so you can help guide your kids to beat the game which is a good way to bond. Minecraft’s other mode is Creative. In this mode, your kids can have fun building whatever they want to in the game. Without restrictions of course. This is a very good mode in the game as it allows your kids to explore their imaginative side. This mode is even used by schools to help educate children in a fun and engaging manner. With the right tools, your kids can have fun playing Minecraft while learning! One of the issues some people have with Minecraft is that it’s not as intuitive as other kids’ game out there. There are a lot of mechanics in the game. However, you should see this as an opportunity to help educate your kids more. It teaches them a lot of things. Just make sure to guide them so that they can maximize their time with Minecraft.

Pros

  • Massive and provides endless hours of fun
  • Simple and intuitive
  • Very popular with the kids

Cons

  • Some mechanics are too complex for kids
Minecraft

02 Lego Marvel's Avengers

Who isn’t a fan of Marvel nowadays? If your kid is a big fan of the likes of Tony Stark, Thor, Spider-Man, and many others, the Lego’s take on the earth’s mightiest heroes might just to the trick. The Lego games are famous and beloved for their humorous and fun take on various franchises. In the past, they’ve released Lego Star Wars, Lego Jurassic Park, Lego DC Heroes, and many others. However, their best outing has to be Lego Marvel Avengers. It’s this game for many reasons and that’s because it houses one of the largest rosters of Marvel characters ever. In total, there are 200 characters to unlock in the game. At least 100 of them have never appeared in a Marvel game before so this is a good way to expand your kid’s repertoire of the comics franchise. Of course, they’ll be delighted to know that their favorites from the MCU make an appearance in this light and easy game. The game can be played with up to four players via couch co-op so if your kids are having some friends over, this is a good way to bond with them. As with most Lego games, Avengers focuses on simple combat and puzzle-solving. What makes the game different from others is that it includes a massive open-world that’s rich with popular locations from the comic book franchise. Our main problem with Lego Marvel Avengers is that it’s too simple and easy. It will hand hold your kids through most part of the game. However, if you’re looking for something that’s more fun and less educational, then this game is the perfect game to buy.

Pros

  • 4-player co-op
  • Perfect for Marvel fans
  • Lots of content including 200 characters to unlock

Cons

  • Can be too easy for kids
Lego Marvel's Avengers

03 Fortnite

Who hasn’t heard of Fortnite before? It’s one of the most popular games out there and what’s better is that it’s free-to-play. It’s a battle royale with a fan base that’s unlike any other. It might be time to introduce your kids to this exciting game. In Fortnite, your main goal is to survive and to be the last man or group standing. You get to use a variety of guns and weapons in the game, apart from being able to build structures to protect yourself with. The good news is that although there are guns in the game, the violence is toned down. No blood and guts in this shooter unlike other shooters out there so your kids are perfectly safe. Fortnite is constantly updated with new content so there’s always some new way to enjoy the game. Whether you’re playing with your kids or if they’re playing solo, Fortnite is fun to play. As this is a shooter that relies on base building as well, it can help your child develop their hand-eye coordination and motor skills too! It’s not all fun and games when it comes to Fortnite. It’s also worth noting that Fornite is an online competitive game. That being said, you should be very careful when it comes to who your kids will play with. If not you, make sure that they are playing with their friends. Online gaming can be toxic and it’s not ideal to expose your kids to such environments when all they want to do is to have fun.

Pros

  • Can help increase child's competetiveness
  • Helps with hand-eye coordination and motor skills
  • Simple but challenging

Cons

  • Kids might get matched up with toxic players

04 Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Kids love playing games especially if the main star is a cut and lovable creature. In the case of the PlayStation exclusive, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, the main character couldn’t be any cuter. It’s a sack doll that your kids can customize to their heart’s content. Aside from being a great and fun platformer, Sackboy: A Big Adventure also gives your kids the chance to build and change the game’s world to their own liking. It’s one of the top games on the PlayStation currently and it’s easy to see why Sony is so eager to support the series with new games and content regularly. To put it simply, this game is Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s Super Mario. The game is filled with cute things. Even the enemies your kids will face in the game is adorable. It’s a game that’s made for kids. There’s enough content in the game to keep them busy for weeks. As for difficulty, the game is simple and intuitive but it throws challenges here and there to keep your kids on their toes at all times. Sackboy: A Big Adventure can be played with more than one player so you can join your kids in their session if things get too difficult. Don’t worry about this too much though as the game is fair enough to keep your kids entertained and happy.

Pros

  • Fun and intuitive
  • Filled with cute and adorable characters
  • Wide range of customization options

Cons

  • Some platforming segments can be hard for kids
Sackboy: A Big Adventure

05 Crash Bandicoot: N'Sane Trilogy

If you’re a gamer yourself, then you’re probably aware of the iconic 2000s gaming icon, Crash Bandicoot. The series made a resurgence in the last decade. The best way to introduce your kids to this icon is with the Crash Bandicoot: N’Sane Trilogy. For a cheap price, you’re going to get a total of three amazing action-adventure games on the PlayStation 4. These are all tried and tested classics on the PlayStation. The games have been updated with a new development engine so that the physics and the visuals perfectly fit today’s gaming standards. The result is an amazing game that your kids are bound to fall in love with. In all Crash Bandicoot games in this remaster, you control the wild and crazy marsupial – Crash. Your kids will go through various stages with lots of challenges all in a journey to save the day. While the gameplay itself is simple and intuitive, there will be some levels in the game that are sure to provide a decent challenge to your kids. Even you might find the game challenging at times. The best part about this collection is that you’re buying 3 games basically. All-in-all, your kids are looking at around 30 hours or so of pure fun. If you’ve played the game in the past, then it would be fun if you’re to watch your kids help guide them through the levels in the game. It’s a fun and enjoyable title that’s perfect for your kids. Make sure to guide them if some levels get too challenging.

Pros

  • Three games in one amazing package
  • A classic that your kids are bound to love
  • Simple and intuitive gameplay

Cons

  • Some levels are too challenging
Crash Bandicoot: N'Sane Trilogy

06 Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

From one childhood classic to another – we’ve got Spyro! If you’ve played any of the games from this series before, then you’re probably more than eager to introduce your kids to this feisty blue dragon. He’s got spunk and he’s not all roar, your kids are going to enjoy this collection of the first three games in the series. Spyro: The Reignited Trilogy gives you the first three games. All of which are developed and remade to run perfectly on the PlayStation 4. It’s one of the best PS4 kids games out there because it’s a lot of content all in one package. You get to see how the series evolved from one game to the next when playing this collection and your kids will appreciate the journey too. In Spyro, you control a young but talented dragon as he goes on adventures to help save the world. Spyro can charge at enemies, he can fun, he can fly, but most importantly, he can breathe fire to take down anyone in his way. Spyro is a lovable mascot that your kids are bound to fall in love with so it’s worth giving this game a shot. All three games in the series feature large and expansive worlds to explore with many collectibles to try and collect. Your kids are going to spend a lot of time exploring every nook and cranny in the game just so get every upgrade for Spyro. If we’re to say one downside to this game, it’s that there’s no multiplayer content but you can still guide your kids if you know the game.

Pros

  • A fun and exciting 3D platformer
  • A great package for a cheap price
  • Hours of gameplay waiting for your kids

Cons

  • No multiplayer
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

07 Overcooked!

This might seem odd but yes, cooking can be a fun kids game if it’s executed properly. With that, we introduce Overcooked! If you’re going to get this game, make sure to get the Overcooked! + Overcooked! 2 collection for an amazing package with loads of fun waiting. In Overcooked! Players are placed in the role of budding chefs. The goal is simple, to satisfy customers in a busy restaurant. Simple enough? It is but that’s until the game drops you into weird and out-of-this-world kitchens such as a magical castle, river rapids, hot air balloons, and so much more. The challenge can ramp up to high levels and the game requires a lot of concentration to beat. The game can be played with up to four players. What this means is that you, your kids, and everyone in the family can play and enjoy the game. Overcooked! is all about communication and coordination. This can be a good way to get your kids to see the value of teamwork. Just make sure to come prepared as the game can get really challenging. Despite it’s cute aesthetic, Overcooked! is a tough game. It’s filled with many challenging levels that even adults might have a hard time figuring out. However, if you coordinate with your family well, all of these levels will feel like a breeze. Challenging as it may be, don’t forget to have fun.

Pros

  • Lots of level variety between two games
  • Four player cooperative mode
  • Helps teach kids teamwork

Cons

  • Can be too challenging at times
Overcooked!

08 Stardew Valley

Teaching your kids the value of managing time and assets at an early age is very important if you want them to be successful in life. When it comes to video games, remember that it’s not always about fun. It can be a learning experience for everyone as well. Stardew Valley puts players in the role of a person that’s been given a farm as an inheritance. The goal of the game is to make the farm thrive and to befriend every person in Stardew Valley. It’s a relaxing game that throws challenges at you from time to time. The game features a lot of mechanics which involve managing the farm, fishing, and even socializing with citizens in the game. It’s a kid’s game but there are a lot of things that might make Stardew Valley challenging for your child. For instance, managing your farm during winter can be quite a challenge for new players. We highly suggest playing with your kids in the game as a multiplayer option is available. It can be a learning experience for both of you and it’s a great way to bond with them of course. Once your kid gets the hang of the mechanics in the game, they’ll be able to fully enjoy it. Don’t let the small difficulty spike discourage your kid. Stardew Valley is a well-beloved gem within the gaming community.

Pros

  • Simple and fun
  • Teaches kids management skills
  • Relaxing

Cons

  • Kids might need help with getting to know the game
Stardew Valley

Jonas

Jan 26, 2022

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