ByMarlon McDonald, writer at Creators.co
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Marlon McDonald

If you've decided on getting your hands on a PS4 for the family or a loved one, or a game to introduce a youngling to the art form, there is a wealth of excellent titles that will keep you all enthralled for hours. But for your ease, here are a few of the best family friendly available now to consider gifting to an excitable individual, or individuals.


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Flower

  • Developer: Thatgamecompany
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 3 | ESRB - E

Little ones not used to using a controller just yet? Well that's no bother with thatgamecompany's . The cult classic title uses the DS4's gyroscope so you can tilt and move the controller in order to get the gust of flower petals swirling around the game's beautiful vistas in no time. This is a truly lovely and relaxing game.

LittleBigPlanet 3

[PlayStation]
[PlayStation]
  • Developer: Sumo Digital
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 7 | ESRB - E

The LBP series has always been home to some of PlayStation's wackiest platformers, and amps up the fun tenfold. You can create your own levels, kit your heroes out in loads of fun costumes and you can even make your own power-ups.

And now with three extra cutesy characters to play as, each with their own super special abilities, LBP3 could be a perfect bonding experience for you and the kids.

Tearaway Unfolded

[Media Molecule]
[Media Molecule]
  • Developer: Media Molecule
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 7 | ESRB - E

One of the most inventive platformers on the , is all about eliciting creativity and imagination, besides being incredibly cute. Use the DS4's plethora of functions to manipulate your fully customizable messenger through beautiful papercraft levels. Tilt, roll and brush away to your heart's content!

Peggle 2

[Popcap]
[Popcap]
  • Developer: PopCap Games
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 3 | ESRB - E

One of the most addictively fun puzzle games on consoles right now, is as silly as it is challenging. Easy to pick up, but challenging to master, the game's seemingly never ending run of levels and kooky characters will have the whole family guffawing with glee.

Ratchet & Clank

[Insomniac Games]
[Insomniac Games]
  • Developer: Insomniac Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 7 | ESRB - E

A return to form for PlayStation's legendary heroes, 's arrival on PS4 is easily one of the best looking games on the platform—not to mention hilarious and action-packed. Based on an animated feature based on the gaming franchise, I apologize in advance if this is all your little ones want to play and watch for the foreseeable future.

Minecraft: PS4 Edition

[PlayStation]
[PlayStation]
  • Developer: Mojang
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 7 | ESRB - E

The legendary is now, pretty much, available on every single device you may, or may not, own. Barring smartfridges. One of the greatest console ports available today, Minecraft PS4 Edition brings with it changes to the HUD making crafting and the overall experience much easier for newcomers. Amongst other new modes such as Battle and Tumble mini-games.

Rayman Legends

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 7 | ESRB - E10+

The most recent in a long line of exceptional titles on PlayStation, takes the limbless badass and his treasure trove of crazy sidekicks around the most evocative levels the UbiArt engine can muster.

With loads of modes like the excellent Kung Foot (where you play a kind of 2v2 soccer) levels from Rayman Origins thrown in for good measure and musical stages, this game will keep the whole family entertained for hours on end and is the definitive addition to a wonderful series of games.

Just Dance 2016

[Ubisoft]
[Ubisoft]
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 3 | ESRB - E10+

From Hatsune Miku to The Black Eyed Peas, Just Dance 2016 has the moves like Jagger and a song for all different flavors. Utilizing a smartphone or device to pick up all the slides, splits and moonwalks the game can handle, this'll be a great way of getting your little ones practising their agility and hand-eye-coordination! And, of course, giving 'em a little exercise until Just Dance 2017 backflips onto your porch step.

Lego Dimensions

[TT Games/Warner Bros.]
[TT Games/Warner Bros.]
  • Developer: TT Games
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Age Rating: PEGI - 7 | ESRB - E10+

And what better way is there to get kids interacting with Lego than how we all used to play Lego as whippersnappers: throw everything into one pot and go with it. Lego Dimensions is an intimidating sandbox full of famous characters from across, practically, everyone's favorite IPs, like DC's Finest to Doctor Who, The Lord of the Rings and many more. Better yet, the base game even comes with Lego. How's that for breaking down walls?

What's the best kids game you and your family have played?

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