Best PS4 Games in 2022: Top PlayStation games ranked

The best Family-friendly

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Many of the most popular games tend to be rated T or M for teenagers and adults, but what if you want a family-friendly game your kids can enjoy? There are still a lot of great options to choose from on PlayStation 4. The best part is that these games aren't even necessarily for kids. Plenty of adults can have fun in them as well.

Minecraft

Like Skyrim, Minecraft is on just about every platform imaginable. It's fun for all ages, and it's a perfect creative outlet for children to use simple building blocks and make elaborate creations. It isn't the best-selling video game of all time for nothing. There's no limit to what you can build or do in Minecraft. Someone was even able to boot up Windows 95 in it and play the original DOOM thanks to a mod on PC.

With a nearly endless amount of user-created content at your fingertips, you'll never grow tired of it, and your kids certainly won't either. Speaking as someone who's had Minecraft for around eight years, you'll always find something to do. Minecraft on PS4 even has worlds large enough to take up several maps so you can explore on to your heart's content.

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Minecraft

The sky's the limit in Minecraft because if you can think it, you can build it. Let your imagination run wild and build futuristic cityscapes, medieval towns, or just a regular old house. The choice is all yours.

Overcooked! 2

Overcooked! 2 is another fun one for families because it supports up to a four-player co-op. Players must work together to prepare, cook, serve, and wash dishes in increasingly ludicrous restaurants and situations. As you can imagine, mistakes are bound to happen as the room devolves into chaos. Aside from the chaos and clock ticking away in the corner, a constant reminder that you'll never have enough time left, it's really fun.

Five free downloadable content packs feature 27 additional levels. You'll need to navigate moving objects, level transitions, environmental hazards, and a lot more to serve up dishes. If you can't get a group together in one place for couch co-op, take it online with its new online multiplayer mode.

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Overcooked! 2

Play solo or team up with a group of friends and take on some wacky cooking challenges in Overcooked! 2. It's a great family-friendly game for parents and their children to play together.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Developed Toys for Bob did a fantastic job at remaking the first three Spyro games in the franchise. Despite not having the source code available to the studio, every level is a perfect recreation of the original. In total, over 100 levels were remade, though Toys for Bob also made a few changes and tweaks to modernize the gameplay and standardize certain features of all their games.

As a 3D platformer, it can get a little tough, as games were, but it's not so difficult that children can't play it. Even disregarding the nostalgia play here, Spyro is a fun game. Plus, Spyro is a dragon. It doesn't get much cooler than that.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Everybody's favorite purple dragon is back and better than ever in this remake. While the games have been graphically overhauled, the levels and gameplay remain the same from their original releases, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Before Spyro was remade, Activision tasked Vicarious Visions to remake Crash Bandicoot. The N. Sane Trilogy includes the first game, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped. Vicarious Visions faithfully recreated the first three games in the franchise with updated graphics and even used Naughty Dog's original level geometry to do so.

Because the gameplay was built from scratch, it plays a lot better than its original counterpart. But for any older fans out there, don't worry. It still offers a challenge.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Activision kicked off its remake spree with Crash Bandicoot, bundling up remakes of the first three games in the series. With Crash 4 recently announced and due out sometime this spring, it's the perfect time to play the series.

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

You can't go wrong with LEGO. There are dozens of LEGO video games out there, ranging from licensed properties like Harry Potter and Star Wars to LEGO's own original IP. As you can guess by the title, this game follows the same story as the movie it's based on.

Because there are just so many LEGO games, I wouldn't necessarily recommend one over the other. If you have children who love superheroes, you're probably better off getting them a Marvel or DC LEGO game. Or maybe take them to a galaxy far, far away in LEGO Star Wars. Regardless, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame is great for all ages, whatever their interest may be.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

There are a ton of LEGO games out there, and it's hard to pick just one. Honestly, you'll probably have a fun time with any of them. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, in particular, is great for children.

Fall Guys

Fall Guys is a bit like Wipeout. Dozens of players compete in increasingly difficult obstacle courses until only one remains. While some are races, others involve staying atop moving platforms the longest or scoring the most points in a team game. Since it was released, Fall Guys received several seasons of themed content like Medieval Knockout, Winter Knockout, and Jungle Adventure.

It's the perfect game to play with family and friends, but it's also fun to play with total strangers. Many people who aren't normally into multiplayer games have had a blast with Fall Guys, so it seems to have found that perfect balance somehow. With more seasons incoming, you'll want to get in on the fun.

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Fall Guys

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has made itself known as a "platform battle royale." Family members and friends with competitive streaks should feel right at home here.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.