What are the best PS4 games for kids?

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    #1Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends
    Rayman Legends is a platforming game by Ubisoft. The game is about Rayman and Globox enter new realms by entering a collection of paintings. Players can also play as the Teensies and princesses by rescuing them.
    Games

    Amazon, Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U

    Check price

    Walter Simmons
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "The controls are pretty straightforward and can easily be learnt by my son. That's why I recommend this as one of the best ps4 game for kids. If I must say, the challenges are entertaining too as it can be enjoyed by the whole family. "
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    #2Little Big Planet 3

    Little Big Planet 3

    Developed by Sumo Digital, the Little Big Planet 3 is a puzzle game released in 2014. The adventure game was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PS3 and PS4. It follows four main characters Swoop, Sackboy, and two more.

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Joan Fields
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "Not a 3rd grader but I love this for my younger cousin. First, I recommend this to parents who would like to hone their children's creativity in a very fun way. Secondly, I find this so cute! LOL Sacky is the man!"
  3. 20

    #3Lego Worlds

    Lego Worlds
    Lego Worlds is an open world video game available for Windows computers, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It was developed by TT Games, Traveller's Tales and was published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Melissa Taylor
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "My biggest fear as a first time mother is for my daughter to eat her toys. So instead of letting her play with some tactile lego set, I just let her enjoy lego worlds. Yes, it's virtual but it's safer. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Dear parents, contrary to the popular belief that gaming only yields negative effects, did you know that playing video games actually have amazing cognitive effects? Well, kids nowadays are a lot more tech-savvy than when their parents were at their age. Thanks to technological advancement, parents have a lot of ways to keep them busy for a longer period of time--one way is letting their kids play consoles.

According to research, one of the fundamental changes in a kid's development is his body coordination. When one is playing, the totality of his body is moving, including all his senses. For instance, kids games for PS4 consoles require a simultaneous movement of the eyes and the hand, as well as his audial sense. Moreover, since these games fall under different genres, more often than not, they improve the problem-solving skills of the kid. The real-time strategy and decision-making process hone his skills. And of course, since kids learn more through visual and aural aids, text-based and graphical games require them to read, process, and understand the words and the environment of the game while all other factors are present. We know that a lot of parents are concerned with possible addictive behaviors from their kids, so we also advise parents to let them enjoy everything in moderation and within their supervision.

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    #4Ratchet & Clank

    Ratchet & Clank
    Ratchet & Clank is a 3D third platformer shooter and is a remastered edition of the original Ratchet & Clank. It was released for PlayStation 2 and was re-released in 2016 for PlayStation 4.
    Games

    PlayStation 4

    $14.99

    Paul Barrett
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I've been a fan of the Ratchet and Clank series since Future Tools of Destruction. These games are so fun and imaginative, and this one continues that legacy. While somewhat of a remake it offers enough original content for people who've played it to get a new experience and it looks fantastic in 4K on the PS4 Pro."
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    #5LEGO Marvel's Avengers

    LEGO Marvel's Avengers

    LEGO Marvel's Avengers is a LEGO-themed action adventure game for Windows and Mac computers, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It was published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and was released on January 26, 2016.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Jose Rios
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Boy, there's just something about these lego games that is just so much fun! I like that they're clean, intuitive, and the graphics get the job done without being overly flashy. They're great for kids but I think they're pretty fun too!"
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    #6Awesomenauts Assemble!

    Awesomenauts Assemble!

    Awesomenauts Assemble! is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) fitted into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer and developed by Dutch video game development company Ronimo Games.

     

    Games

    PlayStation 4 , Xbox One

    $9.99

    Diane Keller
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I have a child and I believe that this game would be great for him to play with friends! It doesn't have real guns and killing humans like majority of the games are right now. Parents are looking for games like this. I enjoy that this is a multiplayer game because there aren't a lot out here. "
  4. 11

    #7Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    José Hurtado
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Minecraft is a game-changer. Minecraft set the bar in open world and continues to dominate. This is a great game for kids and it works wonders on PS4."
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    #8Skylanders: Imaginators

    Skylanders: Imaginators

    Skylanders: Imaginators is a toys-to-life action 3D platformer video game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision. Players use the power of imagination to create their own Skylanders and battle in an adventure to save Skylands.

    Games

    PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Xbox 360

    $74.99

    Alan Gray
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "Skylanders is a very fun and imaginative game for kids that features fantastical characters such as Spyro the dragon and his allies. The game is unique in that it also features physical toys and figures that can be purchased in stores that enhance the gameplay when scanned, granting extra characters and appearance changes. It is not too challenging an experience, but it is enough to engage children and immerse them in a fun world."
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    #9LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a Lego-themed action-adventure game published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Feral Interactive. It's compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOs and Android devices, and Windows and Mac computers.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Donald Mason
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a Lego game made for the PS4. It's got great reviews on steam and has a pretty good price as well. Like most Lego games, this one is very fun to play. The graphics and everything else is top-notch."
  7. 7

    #10Just Dance 2017

    Just Dance 2017

    Just Dance 2017 is a dance game that features the hottest hits of the year. Shake your hips & wave your hands with the Just Dance Controller App - if you have a smartphone, you don't need a camera. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Madison Perry
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "Love, love, LOVE this game! Talk about a fun way to get in a good workout for the whole family. This game is a great way to bond with the family and is so much fun. The dance moves aren't outrageous and the song choices are great to sing along to and are all family friendly. This is definitely a must for kids and the family!"
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    #11Overcooked

    Overcooked
    Overcooked is a cooking simulation game by Ghost Town Games and Team 17. Hosting one to four players, they have to prepare meals within a time limit while navigating through stage obstacles.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    $16.99

    Sanvi Kadam
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This is a great game to pull out when the party is slowing down. Guaranteed to bring you closer to your friends, or make you hate them, lol. This game was suggested to me on reddit for good couples bonding games, sometimes you get frustrated with each other but its great when you complete tasks. It can get a little loud when you are all trying to tell each other what to do. Its just as fun watching others play as it is participating!"
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    #12Unravel

    Unravel

    Unravel is a physics-based puzzle platformer video game developed by the Swedish company, featuring Yarny, a character made from a single thread of yarn who must embark on a larger than life adventure.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Billy Stanley
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "Anyone who owns a Playstation 4 will need to get their hands on Unravel, an amazing game where you are introduced to the character Yarny. There are so many puzzles that will be sure to challenge you in a very fun way! It is no mistake that Unravel is such a popular game! Join the millions of others and begin your Unravel adventure today!"
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    #13Rocket League

    Rocket League

    Rocket League, a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is a multiplayer football game that involves cars. Released in 2015, the football racing game was developed and published by Psyonix, Inc.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Angela Stanley
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I do not think that I would personally purchase this app, however for the gamer who is not shy in spending $11.99 for a game app, it would be in their league. I do not have a use for this app nor a Playstation Plus membership as required. This would not be a good fit for me, but may be for very serious gamers. I am not sure how many "kids" would spend that much for an app."
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    #14Rock Band 4

    Rock Band 4

    Rock Band 4 is a music/rhythm video game developed and published by Harmonix. Show off your skills and play alone or with friends in this fun game, with more than 1500 tracks available to play. (Requires the use of music gaming controllers or a USB microphone).

    Games

    Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $59.99

    Karen Tucker
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Between all of those and the seven games released for Activision’s Guitar Hero series in the same time period (not counting Band Hero), it’s no wonder it’s been half a decade between proper releases."
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    #15Don't Starve Together

    Don't Starve Together
    Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $14.99

    Wei Xie
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "not really for kids because this is a survival game, you need to manage resources and all, too complicated. I mean if I would be asked to recommend some ps4 games for kids, I would say Minecraft. "
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    #16Just Dance 2018

    Just Dance 2018

    Just Dance 2018 is the new dance rhythm video game from the popular Ubisoft franchise where you can demonstrate your dance skills with more than 40 songs. 

    Games

    Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

    $59.99

    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is a great kids game no matter which platform you pick it up on. It's got great pop songs (with cleaner lyrics) and lots of potential for exercise. The multiplayer means that even adults can get in on the action and get a workout. Just make sure you have the needed peripherals before buying."
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    #17Journey

    Journey

    Journey is an adventure video game developed by thatgamecompany and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. This multi-award winning game was first released in 2012 for the PS3, and was later re-released in 2015 for the PS4.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

    $14.99

    Ronald Ellis
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "I think this ps4 kids game got my younger brother hooked bcos of its stunning visual. You know how kids are attracted to colorful images. The soundtrack too is compelling. Cheers!"
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    #18The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a new storied party game from the Jackbox Party franchise, with new mini-games as "Fibbage", "Survive the Internet", "Monster Seeking Monster", "Brackteering"and "Civic Doodle".

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $24.99

    Xie Fu
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "this is for ages 12+ not really for elementary kids. unfiltered/uncensored user-generated content from a number of sources (user-to-user interactions and media sharing via social media and networks"
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    #19Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

    The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a platformer video game collection developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. Relive the best moments of the Sony's mascot with graphics and soundtrack completely remastered.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows

    $39.99

    Kenneth Tran
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "this is just an amazing game set. i have this actually at home and my son LOVES this game series "
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    #20Tricky Towers

    Tricky Towers

    Tricky Towers is a multiplayer physics-based action puzzle tower building game developed and published by WeirdBeard Games. Throw bricks and build a structure before your opponents.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Araceli Olvera
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Tricky Towers is a great game for kids and adults alike. I like playing it with my kids and they seem to really enjoy it. "
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    #21Rogue Legacy

    Rogue Legacy
    Rogue Legacy is a roguelike metroidvania video game developed and published by Cellar Door Games. Released in 2013, this game can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, Windows PC, macOS, Linux, and Xbox One.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Linux

    $14.99

    Peter Lucas
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I was looking a long time for a game for my kids. They love this one and it teaches them a lot along the way."
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    #22SingStar

    SingStar

    SingStar is a competitive singing/music video game developed by London Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. You can use your existing Singstar Microphones or download the Singstar Mic App. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jason Richards
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This is not even a game. This is just a karaoke app for both kids and adults. I would like to see a real game that is designed only for kids."
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    #23Rabbids Invasion: the Interactive TV Show

    Rabbids Invasion: the Interactive TV Show

    Rabbids Invasion is an interactive game developed by Ubisoft. It is based on the hit animated cartoon on Nickelodeon also produced by Ubisoft, combining existing television episodes with a series of mini challenges. PS Camera and Kinect required.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Wayne Santos
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Rabbids Invasion is a quirky and fun console game based on the hit Nickelodeon show. If your kids are a fan of the show then they'll love playing this game with friends or family. I think it's a cute companion game to a fun kids television franchise."
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    #24The Playroom VR

    The Playroom VR

    The Playroom is a casual video game that is a collection of six exciting augmented reality mini-games. This is the perfect way to explore and discover all the magic of virtual reality. PS VR & PS Camera Required.

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    Free

    Ashley Miller
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Super fun game with really cute characters! You can play up to six games which is why I will give it a 4.5 instead of a 5 because I wish they would have added more games. The content looks great through VR and provides a great experience."
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    #25Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition

    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition

    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition is an action-adventure sandbox video game developed by Avalanche Software and published by Disney Interactive Studios. Conquer a game universe where you have the freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and action adventures featuring the all-new Marvel Super Heroes. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    Check price

    Cheryl Douglas
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "This is great for kids who are into Marvel. It has an interactive toy box set where it is used during gameplay. The graphics are nice as well. "
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    #26LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an action-adventure game by Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros. Players explore the Marvel Universe and take the role of its characters. It can be played on PC and Mac, and on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $19.99

    Timothy Myers
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "I wanted Lucas, my son, to experiece the retro gaming experience I once had at the arcade when I was his age so I let him play this marvel-inspired since he also watched avengers wih me last time. I will yet to let him try out other kids games for ps4 soon. "

Summary

Best What are the best PS4 games for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Rayman LegendsGames 21 Paid
2Little Big Planet 3Games 21 Paid
3Lego WorldsGames 20 Paid
4Ratchet & ClankGames 19 Paid
5LEGO Marvel's AvengersGames 17 Paid
6Awesomenauts Assemble!Games 16 Paid
7MinecraftGames 11 Paid
8Skylanders: ImaginatorsGames 10 Paid
9LEGO Marvel Super HeroesGames 10 Paid
10Just Dance 2017Games 7 Paid
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