Number 10 in our list is Overcooked Take on a culinary quest with you or with your friends in this fun couch-party game that sizzles with tasty orders and a magical world to explore. Travel kitchen to kitchen with up to four of your friends in a chaotic adventure for that perfect recipe. The game takes place in Onion Kingdom! A land filled with all things edible and cookable. Find out the meaning of Fast-food and eliminate an evil culinary threat that plagues the land. It’s an adorable first entry on our list.
Controls are pretty easy to learn and use; the characters are friendly. This is an ideal select for your kid who loves cooking! So sharpen your knives, prepare your dishes and make sure the food isn’t overcooked! It has a PlayScore of 8.64
In the ninth place is ABZU For ocean lovers, Abzu is the perfect game for you. It’s an exploration-driven adventure down into the lush oceanic depths of a gorgeous world. Take control of a wanderer diving into ancient ruins and meeting aquatic friends along the way.
The name is a combination of two words from classic myth, AB for ocean, and ZU meaning to know. Developed by Giant Squid games, they created a game that will make you fall in love with the ocean. Why else would you buy this game if you don’t love the deep and sea creatures?
Its seamless swimming controls coupled with beautiful visuals are the game’s primary features. If a game about pure exploration excites you, then of course, you might want to pick this up. ABZU receives a PlayScore of 8.64
Ranked number 8 is Tearaway Unfolded If the ocean isn’t for you, then how about you take a page-turning adventure inside Sony’s cute platforming game? From the creators of LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway Unfolded is a paper-filled world with clever level designs, amazing visuals and a heartfelt story. It’s major success lies on the PS4’s DualShock 4 capabilities.
Make full use of the controller… the touchpad and gyro to navigate your character across the Tearaway’s magical paper world. Fulfill his quest as a messenger and unfold mysteries along the path by jumping across pages, defeating monsters and saving your friends along the way. It’s one of PS4’s prized possessions with a PlayScore of 8.68
In the 7th place is FIFA 17 For sports, power up your kid’s love for the field and introduce him to EA’s most ambitious FIFA game to date. Powered by the Frostbite Engine, witness one of the most popular sports game ever. It’s also the first game of the series to include a story mode.
Take the role of Alex Hunter and experience his journey to become the best Football Player in the world. Choices will be similar to Mass Effect’s dialogue wheel and will determine your career progression along the way. If not for choices, then the skills you develop will change the course of his path.
On top of that, EA’s efforts in the game’s visual design, realistic graphics and fluid physics movements make the game sooo fun to play. It has a PlayScore of 8.68
Number 6 is Flower Ahhh, this is the kind of game you’d like to experience on a regular Sunday with a hot cup of milk in hand. Known to be the spiritual successor of Flow, Flower is a good stress reliever from all the violent and hair-tearing games that flood the gaming world.
The goal of the game is simple. Control the wind and collect floating petals in the air. Note that the game has no narrative nor does it have texts; it’s simply powered by visual cues and movements. Even with that kind of premise, the game was a huge success.
It offers a ‘relaxing’ experience to gamers while stimulating a positive feeling whenever they play the game. It won many awards during its year including Best Indie Game and Casual Game of the Year. It has a PlayScore of 8.69
Fifth in the ranking is Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved This multi-directional shooter proves that videogames can still work with classic shooting elements alone.
Without a story or a narrative…and without big budgets. Dimensions Evolved is a free-update to the original game that features 40 new levels, boss battles and gameplay types. Just like any other Geometry Wars game, all you got to is blast off incoming polygonal objects and dominate the leaderboards with your score.
So, rev up those multipliers! For a game that stayed true to its predecessors, Geometry Wars 3 received positive acclaim. The fluid controls and simple gameplay makes it accessible to almost everyone. It gets a PlayScore of 8.69
Fourth in the ranking is The Witness Puzzle lovers will be delighted to know that a game like this exists. The game was created by Jonathan Blow, the man responsible for the indie hit Braid.
The Witness comes up with a simple goal, you are in an island filled with natural and man-made objects. Your quest is to explore its labyrinthine world, find clues and solve the game’s absurd number of puzzles, around 400 of them to find and decipher. Aside from its puzzles, the game is dripping with atmosphere.
It received widespread acclaim due to game’s sound design, arts and visuals. Players feel like they’re in a whole new world to venture uncover deeper mysteries. The game has been nominated for multiple awards including Game Of The Year. The Witness has a PlayScore of 8.71
Ranked number 3 is NBA 2K17 Of course, when ball is life, 2K’s basketball game is an obvious choice for kids. This not only features a wide roster of iconic NBA players, it also comes with the most modern basketball simulation in the world of videogames. What’s amazing in every 2K NBA game is it’s career mode.
Create your own customizable character and help him become the best player of all time. Simulate events, create your own team, or just enjoy the life of an actual NBA player. 2K doesn’t stop there, the game releases annually and it promises to get better with every game. Hopefully, that proves true once 2K18 arrives. It receives a PlayScore of 8.78
Second in the ranking is Shovel Knight Rekindle your love for 8-bit retro style platformers, share it with your kids and let them enjoy the simplistic, sometime frustrating, of it. Yacht Club Games made us very happy when they created a game so charming, and at the same time nostalgic.
Shovel Knight is a side-scrolling platformer that lets you control a Knight with… you guessed it… a shovel. Save your beloved from an evil enchantress that lives in a towering castle filled with monsters and mayhem. Dig your way through various levels, and don’t just use your shovel for plowing!
The game received critical acclaim for its 8-bit visuals, soundtrack and a gameplay so retro that it brings back players to the days of Nintendo’s classic systems. Itlso has two additional DLC’s: Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment. It gets a PlayScore of 8.95
Here are the runners-up before we reveal the number one: 11. N++. This platformer from Metanet Software continues to create a playground for parkour in its most minimalist way.
With over a hundred stages and upbeat funky music, this game deserves a PlayScore of 8.63
DiRT Rally. Codemasters entry to its racing franchise puts the dirt on the high road with high stakes and solid visual presentation. Test your driving skills with over multiple racetracks and feel the thrill of high-reward gameplay. It receives a PlayScore of 8.58 Sound Shapes. An adorable rhythm-platformer that takes inspiration from games like Patapon and LocoRoco.
Take control of a blob that runs, slides, and jumps to the beat of the music. Listen, enjoy or even create your own musical experience. A PlayScore of 8.52 MLB The Show ‘16. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime in videogame form. Enjoy its all new franchise modes, and other new modes such as Conquest and Battle Mode.
So batter up with a PlayScore of 8.50.
F1 2016. After years of disappointing releases, the series is finally back!
This is probably the finest and coolest racing game released in 2016. And with this as the foundation, it’s now safer to hope for better F1 titles in the future. It has a PlayScore of 8.40.
Madden NFL 16. EA Sports continues to improve on their Madden franchise. 16 comes with the new mode Draft Champions; along with tons of changes and improvements on both offensive and defensive plays. It receives a PlayScore of 8.38 Pac-Man Championship Edition 2.
Nope. Pac-Man is alive and well. This is a re-writing of the arcade classic. Gameplay is so much fun, with good music and visuals. It has a PlayScore of 8.37
Super Stardust Ultra. A definitive edition of a twin-stick shooter released years ago on the PS3. You are humanity’s last hope. Fight and blast alien attackers before they destroy your world.
It has a PlayScore of 8.37
And the best family-friendly game on the PS4 is Journey You know what they say, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Thatgamecompany’s award winning title makes a pioneering leap towards the future of Indie Game Development. Take control of a silent protagonist exploring a world filled with sand, ancient ruins and magical carpets. You’re not alone, this silent pilgrimage allows you to team up with a partner online. However, you can’t talk.
The only way to communicate is by using the musical chimes provided by the game. It’s a fun puzzle experience between both players, and highly rewarding if done right. It has won numerous awards including Best Game Design, Visual Arts, Music, etc. It also became the fastest selling game during its time. This makes it the best Kid-friendly game on the PS4 with a PlayScore of 9.29