The PlayStation 4 console was a unique versatile game console, offering a wide range of games targetting gamers of all ages. The console’s huge library was more than capable of delivering the absolute best family games. From sports games to puzzle games, there are plenty of options for everyone.
Today we are here to offer you our best games to enjoy which can keep the entire family entertained for hours, so stick with us as we introduce you to a list of the best family games on the system.
Dreams is the perfect family game on this list, instead of one game you get a full-blown game creation system. The player can create his own game including racing games, sports games, shooters, shmups, and many more. In addition, you can choose from hundreds of games created by users from all over the globe.
The game includes a variety of tools to create your own levels, as well as a wide range of assets that can be used to customize a level. The player can also collaborate with other players to create levels together and share their creations with the community. Dreams also feature a unique single-player campaign where players can learn the basics of creation through a fun and engaging story. Overall, the game offers a unique experience, especially with the young audience.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 continue the legacy of the previous game, perfecting the old formula and adding new gameplay mechanics. Just like in the previous game, the player takes the role of a builder who is tasked with rebuilding the world of Alefgard by gathering material, DQ Builders 2 offers a well-put mix of action RPG and sandbox-building elements.
The game features a huge variety of crafting materials such as stone, wood, and ores. The game also features a variety of NPCs, monsters, and bosses that the Builder must face off against in order to progress. The Builder can also recruit villagers to help them in their journey, and equip them with weapons and armor. On the whole, the game is well worth it if you’re aiming to spend some casual and relaxing time with your family.
Everybody’s Golf is your casual golf game, following the long-running series on the mighty PlayStation the game mark the eighth installment of the series. The game features a new full-blown graphic engine taking advantage of the powerful PlayStation 4 hardware, offering the same fun gameplay as the old titles with updated graphics.
Players can play golf on various courses, using a wide range of characters and clubs to take on their opponents. The game also features a number of customization options, such as customizing the character’s appearance, choosing the type of golf ball they use, and selecting a special ability to use in their golf shots. On the whole, the game is the definitive way to enjoy a golf game on the system offering a very fun and casual experience, especially with company.
Human Fall Flat is a unique Puzzle Platformer game that has a huge emphasis on physics. The player controls a little blobby human being which can be very hard to control and move. The objective on each level is to move objects helping you to traverse the environment, solve puzzles, unlock doors, and many more.
What makes this game unique is the layout of the controls. In addition to the typical movement controls, the player has full control of both arms. Depending on the direction you look at the screen you can move the hands of the player forward, upwards, and right and left. This unique control layout makes the simplest thing in other games very hard to achieve offering a laugh-out-loud experience, especially with friends.
Sackboy A Big Adventure is a love letter to classic 3d platformers, this little gem will bring joy and laughter to your family and friends. As anticipated you control little Sackboy as he ventures into a new adventure. The game is set in the same world as the previous LittleBigPlanet games, the player control Sackboy as he travels across a variety of levels defeating monsters while trying to save the CraftWorld from the villainous Vex.
Unlike the previous games in the series, the game offers full-blown 3d platforming elements similar to titles like Super Mario 3D World, and Super Mario 64. The level’s layout is simple enough, the main goal on each level is to move from point A to point B while avoiding obstacles, defeating monsters, and jumping from one platform to the other. This might sound simple and it is. The game doesn’t try to hide that it is family oriented and targeted especially toward the young audience. Overall, this is a family game to the core if you want to enjoy a warm evening of gaming with your kids, nieces, and nephews this is totally worth it.
Moving Out is a brilliant party game that is better enjoyed with family and friends. The main premise of the game is pretty simple, the player needs to move out the house furniture and bring it back to the moving-out truck. Obviously, you can play solo but the couch co-op is where the game shine.
Up to four players can play at the same time sharing the same screen, while the game premise seems simple the challenge lay in the unique object that you move. For example, a specific item requires a certain number of players to be able to lift it, while other objects are weirdly shaped which makes it hard to move them out of room doors. Of course, this is not all that the game offer since it delivers more challenging aspects as you progress through the game levels. Overall, this is another perfect party game, that can be enjoyed either with your friends or during a family reunion.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 offers a unique mix of NBA Street playstyle, and NBA Jam graphic style. The game proffers a trimmed version of Basketball where the player competes in a 2vs2 miniature basketball match. But that’s not all of it the player can use all sorts of crazy moves just like the classic NBA Streets games, the player can fill up a gauge to gain superhuman movements, dunk, and dribble.
The game offers a full-blown single-player mode where the player can compete for a full season unlocking several NBA stars. But that’s not all, the game offers an amazing co-op system where the player can enjoy the game with friends online or locally, or even go against each other. Overall, this sequel is well worth it for veteran NBA Jam fans or even people who are looking for a great multiplayer sport arcade game.
It Takes Two is a revolutionary co-op game that offers one of the most diverse and amazing gameplay mechanics to date. The game follows the story of two married couples who are on the verge of a divorce. After their daughter discovers the news she tries to patch up their relationship by imitating her parents with dolls. Weirdly the couple finds themselves turned into small dolls, which forces them to work together to find a way to turn back to their human body.
The main premise of the game is obviously co-op, you can’t play this game without a second player either locally or online. The gameplay offers a good mixture of game genres presented during each level, the amount of ideas put into this game is literally crazy. One minute you’ll find yourself skiing on a snowy field, the other you’ll find yourself platforming through sections of cubic toys or even driving a plane while the other player fights a squirrel street fighter style (yeah I’m not kidding). Honestly ramming about this game doesn’t give it its justice since playing the game is the real deal to know what I mean, this is definitely worth it, especially with family members.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat takes a simple idea to perfection offering a chaotic yet fun game. The game throws the player back in time to sharpen his cooking skills getting ready for a monster apocalypse. The goal during each stage is simple, the player must complete as many food orders as possible during the given time limits.
The player has two chefs to control, switching back and forth between them or you can handle the second controller to another person to take on the role of the sous-chef. Each order served reward the player with money, and as fast as you deliver the orders you’ll get more stars at the finish of the stage. Earning these stars is crucial since they are necessary to open up new areas and levels. Further up in the game, the levels get more complex with different environments, a splitting kitchen, and moving platforms that prevent you from getting to your object easily. On the whole, this collection is a must-play as it offers a simple gameplay layout even for nongamers, which makes it a go during a family night.
Brothers A Tale Of Two Sons is an outstanding puzzle platformer game that can be played both solo and co-op. The game follows two brothers, Naia and Naiee, as they embark on a journey to find a cure for their ailing father.
The game is set in a fantasy world and is played out in a series of puzzles and platforming levels. The brothers must work together to solve the various puzzles, which range from physical obstacles to environmental puzzles. Along the way, they must also battle various monsters and overcome various traps. Solo or co_op this game is well worth it, especially around the young audience.
Stray is a unique indie adventure game that took the world by storm. The game is set in a world of cats, where the player takes on the role of a stray cat, exploring the environment and completing various quests. The game features a large, open-world environment to explore, populated with various cats and NPCs, who the player can interact with.
The player is free to explore the environment and complete various quests, such as gathering materials, helping others, and fighting enemies. The player can also customize their cat’s appearance and abilities, such as their fur color, eye color, and skills.
Tearaway Unfolded is a remake of an amazing 3d platforming game that unfortunately sunk with the Ps Vita failure. The developers made sure to save the game and port it back to the mighty Playstation 4 changing some of the main game mechanics while sticking to the same formula with enhanced graphics. The game takes place in a colorful world made entirely of paper, the main character of the game is tasked with delivering a message to you the player as he ventures into the mysterious and colorful world of Tearaway. Just like the original game the game is seen from a third-person perspective where the goal of each stage is to move from point A to point B.
While this might seem simple at first sight the game offers some amazing details encouraging the player to interact with the environment to reach his goal. For example, the player can move a platform in front of the character to reach the upper areas, or even blow a gust of wind to unfold a path between two gaps. This can be done easily by interacting with the PS4 unique touchpad on the controller, the game has a huge emphasis on the touchpad since it is a crucial mechanic in the game that can be used to solve puzzles and cut off papers creating new items. Overall, the game is my go-to if I want some kid-friendly relaxing time, kids in the family will definitely enjoy this little gem, or even adults if they want a break from the serious world of adult gaming.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remake version of Crash Team Racing released by Activision in 2019. The game follows the same basic premise as the original game, with players taking control of one of the characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe in a kart race on various tracks.
The game features a variety of characters from the series, including Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, Dr. Neo Cortex, Tiny Tiger, and Dingodile. Players can choose from a variety of karts, each with its own set of stats, and equip them with various upgrades and power-ups to improve performance. The game also features a variety of game modes, including Grand Prix, Time Trial, Adventure, Battle Mode, and more. The overall feel and gameplay are very family-friendly holding this game a well-earned seat on this list.
Unravel 1 and 2 are puzzle-platform video games. Both games feature the main character Yarny, a small creature made of yarn that must traverse the environment by using its yarn to solve puzzles and progress.
Yarny must travel across the beautiful Scandinavian countryside, interacting with the environment and uncovering secrets. Both games feature vibrant visuals, a soothing soundtrack, and a unique combination of puzzle-platforming and exploration. The puzzles range from simple physics-based problems to more complex logic-based challenges, and the game encourages creative solutions. Overall, the two games are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing and rewarding experience.