The best kid-friendly PS4 games

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So your kiddos are old enough to know that their controllers aren't actually on while you let them pretend to play. Now what? You probably don't want them playing your Overwatch game just so you can hear your heart audibly break when they plummet your score, so it's time to get them some fun PlayStation 4 games of their own! Heck, even if you don't have children, these games are still pretty fun for adults!

★ Featured favorite

Minecraft




Consider adding Minecraft to your PlayStation library as fun for the whole family. Although it's a single-player game, there's a multiple save option available so everyone can have their own world to create. If your kids are old enough to creatively build their own world, but not quite old enough to battle the Enderman and zombies, you can always set the mode to "Peaceful" so that they'll be left alone to build. Minecraft might be low on the graphics scale, but the creators seem to always be adding new content like donkeys, horses, and botanical magic. Get the creative juices flowing!

$25 at Amazon

My first platformer

Crash Bandicoot N. Trilogy




A lot of us remember what it was like to rip the plastic off of our brand new Crash Bandicoot game for the original PlayStation. After school we all spent hours on end beating the levels, looking for the secret floors, and trying to collect all of the gem shards. Get your kids collecting all of those delicious Wumpa fruits to gain lives and spin their way to the top! You can even make it a family adventure and show them all the neat tricks you remember!

$35 at Amazon

The purple dragon is back

Spyro Reigniated Trilogy




If you enjoyed Spyro when you were younger, it may be time to pass that enjoyment onto your own children. Activision has remastered the first three games in the Spyro trilogy and modernized its graphics to better suit today's technology. The Reignited Trilogy is the perfect way to play these classic games.

$30 at Amazon

LEGO fun!

LEGO Worlds




Any of the LEGO games are perfect for all ages. The stories and objectives are easy enough for your children to follow along with and fun enough for you to want to plug in your own controller to play. That means this game isn't just a perfect reward system for your child to earn time playing for their good grades; it's also a great bonding experience.

$15 at Amazon

Dance away some energy

Just Dance 2019




Just Dance is perfect for getting some quiet time for yourself because the kids are entertained. You'll also feel good knowing that they're actually up and moving too. All of the fun and wacky rave style graphics are sure to get this party bumping. The multiplayer option makes this game great for when they have friends over as well.

$25 at Amazon

My second platformer

Rayman Legends




This side-scrolling platform game is sure to grab the attention of anyone. Your goal is to get to the finish line on the other side of the map, while also saving fury friends from impending doom. Not only does it have updated gameplay and graphics, but not much can get you more pumped than running from bad guys to the tune of Black Betty by Ram Jam.

$16 at Amazon

Cook up some fun

Overcooked! 2




Overcooked will always be on my list of some of the most fun family games to play when you're looking for time to kill on game night. With only three control buttons, this is a game that is super easy to get the hang of. Although the levels do get increasingly hard (even for a group of adults), the amount of fun you'll have will triumph over any defeat. Although only four people can control characters on the screen, a fourth (or even fifth) person is always handy for calling out the orders from the top of the screen to help the process go by easier.

$30 at Amazon


There are a ton of awesome games for PS4 that your kids will absolutely love. Now it's up to you to choose the one that's right for your particular child. If you just can't decide, you might want to go with Minecraft. Just about every kid in the world loves it, so it's kind of a no-brainer.



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