Top 12 PlayStation Games For Kids. Supported on PS5 and PS4

Top 12 PlayStation games for kids. Playable on PS4 & PS5

PlayStation has been around since 1994, and there are tons of fun PlayStation games for kids that they will love to play. We have gathered a list of top PlayStation games for your kids, ranging from educational games to action-packed adventures; these games are perfect for kids who want to have fun while playing games.

Here are the top 12 PlayStation games for kids that you should check out.

  • Rocket League
  • Gang Beasts
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Minecraft 
  • ABZU
  • Rayman Legends
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Journey

Initially, all the games mentioned above were launched on the PS4, but you can play all of the games mentioned above on a PS5 as well, thanks to the PS5’s backward compatibility. Let’s look into the details of these games so that you can make a quick decision about which one to pick first and play with your entire family too.

List of Top 12 PlayStation games for kids:

12) Rocket League

ESRB Rating: Everyone 

Rocket League

Rocket League is an action sports video game developed and published by Psyonix. It was released worldwide on PlayStation 4 on July 7, 2015. The game has quickly become the gamer’s favorite since its release.

In Rocket League, you use your vehicle to drive into a ball while scoring goals against other teams to win matches. Players must control the steering wheel, jump, and rocket boost simultaneously as they race through different maps to hit the ball and score a goal.

There are two modes available; online multiplayer mode, which allows up to eight players to compete at once, and local split-screen mode and have lots of fun. Rocket League also doesn’t require you to have a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online; you only need an active internet connection.

For each round in the game, the goal is to score goals by launching a ball into the opposing team’s goal using rockets attached to the player’s car.

Rocket league certainly lives up to its name, and you and your kids have a lot of fun playing this game, where the cars can fly.

11) Gang Beasts

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts is an action-packed beat-em-up multiplayer game and published by British indie studio Boneloaf. It was released on PlayStation 4 in December 2017. In Gang Beasts, players fight against each other to win. The game features a variety of characters, each with its unique skills and attributes. As soon as you start playing the game, you will notice that all the characters are wobbly, having ragdoll physics.

In Gang Beasts, you can also work together to defeat your opponents. You can punch, kick, throw, and jump your way through 8 different levels. You can also use environmental hazards to defeat your opponents, such as fire or throwing them from a height.

10) LEGO Harry Potter Collection

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

LEGO Harry Potter Collection

LEGO Harry Potter Collection is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released worldwide in October 2016 for PlayStation 4. The game is based on the famous Harry Potter film series.

The game features Harry, Ron, and Hermione as main playable characters, each of whom has unique abilities and skills. The player controls the character throughout the story and can use magic to solve puzzles and fight enemies.

This game will be great if you love Lego or Harry Potter movies. You’ll enjoy exploring all the locations featured in the movie franchise.

9) Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a platformer video game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. It was released worldwide for PlayStation in June 2017. The game is a remake of the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy.

The game is set in the fictional universe of the Crash Bandicoot franchise, where players control Crash. This genetically engineered marsupial uses its powers such as fruit bazooka, crash dash, death tornado spin to defeat enemies and play through levels, collecting various items.

8) Spyro Reignited Trilogy

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a platform game developed by Toys For Bob and published by Activision. It was released in November 2018 for PlayStation 4. The game is a remake of the three original Spyro games.

In the game, you control Spyro, the dragon who must destroy the Dark Gems around the various Dragon Realms planted by a former Dragon Elder.

The gameplay mechanics are too smooth, and it’s a breeze to move Spyro around the lush, beautiful environment. The controls are intuitive, and the gameplay controls make it easy for you to play the game offering you hours of fun.

You can deep dive into the world of dragons with Spyro, and your kids will love the adventure. 

7) Little Big Planet 3

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Little Big Planet 3 PS4

Little Big Planet 3 is a platformer video game developed by Sumo Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 in December 2014.

You can play Sackboy, Big Toggle, Little Toggle, OddSock, and Swoop. You will be able to explore different worlds, solve puzzles, collect stars, and defeat bosses.

With Little Big Planet 3’s creation mode, you can create your levels, characters, power-ups, tools, etc. With the ability to explore worlds created by other players worldwide, the game offers no shortage of levels. You will never run out of options with this game, and it can keep you and your kids entertained for quite a while.

Given the emphasis of the game is more on creation, kids can enhance and explore their creative side by playing this game and having fun at the same time.

6) Minecraft

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+


Minecraft is a sandbox game that lets you build anything you want. Mojang Studios developed Minecraft. It was released in September 2014 for PlayStation 4. Players can create their worlds using blocks that they find or buy.

The game’s primary mechanic is building constructions out of various blocks, which can be placed on top of each other or combined into larger structures. Players use resources to create their worlds and build upon existing ones. You can also fight monsters, craft weapons and armor from materials found in-game, grow crops to feed yourselves, and even ride horses.

Minecraft has been sold 200 million times across all platforms since its release. It can be played via local multiplayer using split-screen mode or online multiplayer using a networked connection.


ESRB Rating: Everyone


ABZU is an adventure video game developed by Giant Squid Studios and published by 505 Games. It was released for PlayStation 4 along with other platforms in August 2016.

You follow the story of a diver who explores the ocean and restores life using sonar calls. You can also explore underwater environments, including caves, ruins, and open waters.

ABZU is a single-player game, and the music is also carefully chosen to best match the mood and the feel of the level that is being played. It is a game that we recommend you and your kids play at least once.

4) Rayman Legends

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends is an action platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. It was released on PlayStation 4 along with other platforms in February 2014. Rayman Legends is a sequel to the 2011 video game Rayman Origins and features gameplay elements such as local cooperative multiplayer & online leaderboards.

Rayman Legends contains several worlds full of challenges and secrets to discover. Each world offers different types of gameplay, ranging from puzzle-based stages to boss battles. In the game, you can play Rayman, Globox, Teensies, and many other characters.

If you are looking for a fantastic platformer, then Rayman Legends is an excellent choice with incredible music and also offers a local co-op mode.

3) Ratchet and Clank

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet and Clank is an action-adventure video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game features Ratchet and Clank as playable characters. It also features various weapons, vehicles, and enemies, including the titular “ratchet,” a weapon that can fire bolts of electricity. You can also use a jetpack to fly across the screen and use the environment to your advantage.

The games follow the adventures of Ratchet and his sidekick Clank. Together, they fight against evil forces and try to save the galaxy. You will be playing as Ratchet for most of the story and as Clank for some missions. The games feature numerous gadgets and weapons that the characters use to defeat enemies. These items range from simple tools to advanced weaponry such as rocket launchers.

Given the fantastic storyline and fabulous collection of weapons to defeat your enemies, Ratchet and Clank is a fantastic game for you and your kids. 

2) Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Fusion and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released worldwide in June 2016 on PlayStation 4 as well as other platforms.

The game is based on the 2015 film of the same name and follows Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and Kylo Ren with some superb voice acting which makes you feel closer to the movie itself. This game has been created specifically for children, but it’s not just any ordinary kid-friendly Lego game; it includes all the things we love about LEGO games like collecting items, unlocking achievements, etc.

You can play as a single-player or a local co-op mode with your friends and family and complete various objectives while fighting off waves of enemy droids, space battles, racing through planets, exploring environments, and much more., making it perfect game for kids.

Be sure to pick this one if you and your kids are Star Wars fans. May the Force be with you.  

1) Journey

ESRB Rating: Everyone 


The Journey is an action-adventure video game developed by Thatgamecompany and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 in March 2012. Upon release, the game received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its art style, soundtrack, gameplay, and story.

You take control of a character wearing robes traveling across a desert landscape towards a distant mountain range. As the Journey progresses, the protagonist encounters obstacles such as storms and deadly predators. You also progress through the game by solving environmental puzzles. 

The soothing music of the game calms you down and touches your soul at each level. You will get more and more involved in the game as you progress through the Journey.

The Journey is a spiritually enthralling game that has to be experienced to know about its beauty. We strongly recommend this game, and you will be glad you picked this game for your kids, and you will enjoy this game yourself too.

Note: You may also require a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online multiplayer mode on some of the games. You can read about PlayStation Plus at All-New PlayStation Plus: Which tier is best for you? In our other article, we have also listed What is the best age for buying a PlayStation for kids?

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