Gaming has become a staple within the community and in entertainment as a whole. But as the first gaming generation becomes parents, they are probably coming to realize that not all video games are child-friendly!
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If you want your little boy to have a try at gaming, or, if your little guy is tired of not getting a go on the PS4, finding the right games can be frustrating. Lucky for you, we at TheGamer have put together a helpful list of the 10 best PS4 games for boys under 10 years old.
10. Minecraft (PlayStation 4 Edition)
Minecraft is a game about blocks, crafting, and adventure. Children have the wildest imaginations, so what better game to give your 10-year-old than Minecraft? A game where your imagination is your only limit, you may even find yourself joining in on the fun!
In Minecraft, you can do almost anything and everything, your creativity is your limit. Dig down into the Earth to find rare resources. Build shelter from what comes out at night, be it a humble abode or towering castle. Put block upon block to create the most ambitious creations and let your mind go wild.
9. Sonic Forces
A classic character, one you probably grew up playing yourself, why wouldn’t you want your little guy to fall in love with Sonic and his gang too?
Today, unless you’re a highly stylised indie, a born again classic or a roguelike, 2D side scrolling games aren’t that hot right now. This is especially true with kids, considering the amount of beautifully animated games and movies that dominate the market today.
Sonic Forces brings Sonic to a fully realized 3D world, where Dr. Eggman reigns thanks to a powerful villain named Infinite. Help Sonic build an army and reclaim the world.
8. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Most people, never mind just children, are into superheroes these days. Marvel dominates the superhero world with TV shows and movies left, right, and centre, so we’d be surprised if your little guy wasn’t some kind of fan.
Whether they dress up as Spider-Man or Iron Man for Halloween, birthdays or every day, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes lets you play as your favourite character in the Marvel legoverse.
Unite with other heroes in an attempt to stop Loki and other villains from destroying the world in this fun and light superhero game.
To buy LEGO Marvel Super Heroes visit the PlayStation store here.
7. LEGO Jurassic World
A classic franchise, Jurassic Park is probably something you’re going to want to introduce your little guy to. However, those films aren’t exactly child friendly, and despite the awe-inspiring story, they can be pretty terrifying.
If you want to get your little guy onto the dinosaur bandwagon at an early age, LEGO Jurassic World is the perfect in-between before they get old enough to watch the movies.
Full of stories from Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World you can relive the thrill of the movies in a more child-friendly matter.
To buy LEGO Jurassic World visit the PlayStation store here.
6. Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends is a big, bright and colourful adventure which is sure to amuse and entertain the little ones for hours... depending on their bedtime, of course.
Fight off a wide variety of enemies to save the day and go through the most imaginative levels as your progress through the game. From battling dragons to jumping in time with music, there’s always something new to do in Rayman Legends.
This game can be played with up to 4 players, so your son and his friends, or maybe even you, can join in on the fun.
To buy Rayman Legends visit the PlayStation store here.
5. LEGO Worlds
If your kids love Minecraft, they’ll most likely love LEGO Worlds too. Instead of blocks, you have LEGO bricks, and on top of that, this game possesses that charm the LEGO video game franchise never fails to deliver.
A procedurally-generated world built from the ground up (and below) of LEGO, it’s your world to construct, deconstruct and go wild with. With customizable characters and creatures, your little guy can let his imagination run free with this creative game.
To buy LEGO Worlds visit the PlayStation store here.
4. Rocket League
This game combines two very popular themes that most children love, toy cars and ball games. What more could you ask for? How about a bit of competition between your boy and his friends.
Rocket League is insane football, with cars that can leap into the air... oh, and the ball is huge. This will mostly likely be right up your little guy’s alley, and you’ll end up having to limit his time on the PS4!
This game can also be played with friends, which means he can play with his friends or obliterate you in a heated family match.
To buy Rocket League visit the PlayStation store here.
3. Ratchet and Clank
Ratchet and Clank follows the unexpected friendship between Ratchet, the furry Lombax mechanic and Clank, a rebellious sentry robot. Reimagined from the PlayStation classic, Ratchet and Clank brings all new gameplay to the table.
Save the galaxy and defeat all new bosses across all new levels. Stunning visuals built for the PS4 hardware ramps up this classic duo to today’s standards of graphical prowess. Another classic reimagined, this game could be the perfect introduction to your childhood favourites for your little one.
To buy Ratchet and Clank visit the PlayStation store here.
2. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
Keeping with the theme of the classics, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy remasters the three original PlayStation classics from the ground up. Your favourite low-poly marsupial has had a bit of an upgrade, completely redesigned. The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is the definitive form of gaming nostalgia.
You probably played the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy as a gamer child, and now you can have your little guy rage through all the same levels in glorious remastered graphics. The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy includes Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
To buy Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy visit the PlayStation store here.
1. Little Big Planet 3
A staple PlayStation game, Little Big Planet took the world by storm when it first released. Little Big Planet 3 is the latest instalment in the franchise taking you on an adventure with Sackboy and his friends.
Use Sackboy’s unique abilities to unravel the mystery of planet Bunkum, providing almost endless creative gameplay for your little guy.
If you have a creative one in your midst, this game, similar to Minecraft and LEGO Worlds, allows for the creative mind to run wild. Play and create with the LittleBigPlanet Community and share your imaginative levels with the world.
To buy Crash Little Big Planet 3 visit the PlayStation store here.