The typical gamer stereotype has changed massively in the last couple of decades. Gone are the days where gamers were just teenage boys, now people of all shapes, genders and sizes are gamers. New parents of today have probably grown up gaming, as the last three decades saw a massive rise in gaming and a huge improvement in graphical and storytelling power. So, it wouldn’t be surprising that you’d want your little girl to have an early introduction to video games.
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A lot of video games these days are loud, violent and even harrowing in their narrative. Unfortunately, this means they’re far from suitable for girls under 10 years old! Luckily for all you parents, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best PS4 games for girls under 10 years old.
This crazy cooking game is a high-stakes couch co-op bonanza, where you and up to 3 other players must frantically cook perfect meals! With a variety of quirky kitchens and nail-biting time limits, your little girl must get all of the orders out to save the Onion Kingdom.
A fun, chaotic game that can be played with friends provides the perfect sleepover entertainment, as well as a brilliant way to bond with your little princess. So, get those hats on and get ready dish out those meals in Overcooked!
A bright, loud and colorful game, Yooka-Laylee lets you take control of a green lizard (Yooka) and a bat with a rather big nose (Laylee). Traverse five giant worlds as you collect all the Pagies you can find to defeat the corporate creep Capital B.
Full of a variety of puzzles, creatures, and enemies, take this bizarre yet dynamic duo across the five worlds and save the day. This game is a perfect modernization of the platformers we used to play in our heyday, and your little girl is sure to love it.
8. Minecraft (PlayStation 4 Edition)
If your little girl likes to combine imaginative adventure with creativity (that doesn’t ruin your walls!), then Minecraft is the game for them.
A simple-looking game overflowing with imagination, Minecraft lets your mind go wild as you strive to create anything your heart desires with just blocks. Whether she wants to dig down into the earth or erect the biggest castle in all the land, anything is possible in Minecraft.
Flower allows you to escape to a minimal, dream-like world and leave the chaos behind. While simple in premise, the stunning visuals and incredible color that Flower brings to the screen will mesmerize your little girl, and may even inspire the more artistic side of her.
Carry beautiful flower petals across the landscapes and watch them take on a life of their own. Fly over lush fields and enjoy the soothing colors that Flower has to offer. If you have an old PS Vita lying around, this game also pairs as a fantastic on-the-go game for the little ones in the back of the car.
From the creators of Flower comes another dreamlike world which took the world by storm, and is renowned as one of the best indie titles ever. Traverse stunning minimal deserts and ruins as you piece together the mysteries of the world surrounding you. The goal; reach the mountaintop and uncover the legends the lost civilization has to offer.
With basic controls, a simple objective and a beautiful look, Journey is a perfect game to give to your little girl.
Children have a naturally occurring inquisitive nature, something we all strive to keep as we grow up in the world. Abzû panders to that inquisitive nature and provides an otherworldly experience of what lives in the waters below.
Take control of a diver as you swim through ancient ruins, discovering long-lost secrets and encountering beautiful sea creatures along the way. As you explore the ocean’s depths, you’ll run into a wide range of fish to learn about and admire.
4. Just Dance 2018
Kids are full of energy, and keeping them still for more than five seconds can become a battle of the ages! So, why not tire them out before their bedtime or an important, quiet, event.
Just Dance 2018 is the perfect game to get your little diva up and moving, in a way that doesn’t make you trip up everywhere you turn. Filled with the latest and greatest hits, and more than 300 songs, there’s sure to be one of their favorites to shake their thing to.
3. Tearaway Unfolded
Tearaway Unfolded is a game made entirely of paper - digital paper, that is. Play as Atoi as you help her make a very important delivery. Using the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller in the most imaginative ways, you’ll need to hurl objects into hard to reach places, blow gusts of wind to unveil hidden areas and shine a light in scary places.
Tearaway Unfolded’s fun doesn’t end on the console, as you continue the creativity in the companion app. Put yourself into the game and create your own fancy designs to use in-game.
2. LEGO Harry Potter Collection
Harry Potter was the franchise to beat in the 00s, and you’ll probably have a soft spot for it. Whether you own the full boxset or endless merchandise, getting your little girl into this world of magic is a must on most people’s list.
Let your little girl discover all the best moments from the franchise through the world of LEGO. The LEGO Harry Potter Collection follows the famed trio, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as they embark on their adventure through the world of wizards and witchcraft.
1. LEGO Worlds
LEGO Worlds is a game in the same vein as Minecraft, but instead of blocks, you have LEGO bricks! Taking the charm of the LEGO video game franchise, LEGO Worlds takes you on an adventure where your imagination is your limit.
Let your little girl go wild in the LEGO-verse, as she deconstructs and reconstructs a world of never-ending LEGO possibilities.