Best PS4 Games for Kids

The PlayStation 4 has tons of games, and many of them are geared for older players. But what if you have a lot of younger gamers in your household? If you have a PS4 and are looking for the best games for kids, we've got you covered. From sports titles such as Madden NFL 18 and FIFA 18 to building games such as Lego Dimensions to quirky adventures such as Unravel and A Boy and His Blob, these editors' picks offer kids of all ages plenty of wholesome fun. And for more great options, check out our list of Nonviolent Games for PS4 or the Best PS3 Games for Sony fans.

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Pix the Cat Game Poster Image
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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A Boy and His Blob (2016) Game Poster Image
Heartwarming tale of friendship, teamwork, and hugs.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Amplitude Game Poster Image
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
(2016)
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Everybody's Golf Game Poster Image
All-ages golf sim encourages friendly competitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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FIFA 18 Game Poster Image
Fantastic, gorgeous soccer sim has great play enhancements.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Game Poster Image
Brilliant and beautiful arcade shooter with online play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Gravel Game Poster Image
Fun arcade-style off-road racing game for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Infinite Minigolf Game Poster Image
Big fun to be had, made in this mini-sized golf game.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Poster Image
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
(2014)
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Madden NFL 18 Game Poster Image
Football series kicks off new story, multiplayer modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Mega Man Legacy Collection Game Poster Image
Collection of challenging classic games is fun for everyone.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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MLB The Show 18 Game Poster Image
Great baseball sim just misses knocking it out of the park.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
(2018)
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Game Poster Image
Fantastic soccer game kicks in new modes, control features.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Redout: Lightspeed Edition Game Poster Image
Amusing fast-paced racer for futuristic speed demons.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
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Skylanders: Trap Team Game Poster Image
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Tearaway Unfolded Game Poster Image
Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
(2015)
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Unravel Game Poster Image
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Celeste Game Poster Image
Charming, challenging platformer with excellent heroine.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Child of Light Game Poster Image
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Game Poster Image
Fabulous collection of classic, still engaging action games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Defense Grid 2 Game Poster Image
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Disney Infinity 3.0: Disney Pixar's Inside Out Play Set Game Poster Image
Great emotional platformer, but lacks free-exploration fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Disney Infinity: Star Wars Starter Pack (3.0 Edition) Game Poster Image
Third take on creative/adventure title shines bright.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Gran Turismo Sport Game Poster Image
Authentic racing game with intense in-game advertising.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Journey Game Poster Image
Beautiful adventure less a game than interactive poetry.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2012)
(2012)
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Just Dance 2018 Game Poster Image
Familiar but fun dance routine with a few new steps.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Knack 2 Game Poster Image
Fun, cartoony action game for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Last Day of June Game Poster Image
Painterly adventure game explores love, loss, sacrifice.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Lego Dimensions Game Poster Image
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Game Poster Image
Epic Lego-Marvel team-up that spans all of space, time.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 Game Poster Image
Mild combat, compelling story in new, improved sequel.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Lost Sphear Game Poster Image
Old-school adventure with mild violence, good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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MotoGP 17 Game Poster Image
Tough but deep motorcycle racer appeals to racing fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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MXGP 3: The Official Motocross Video Game Game Poster Image
Solid motocross game for serious race fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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NBA 2K18 Game Poster Image
Basketball game embraces online play, huge product promos.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Nex Machina Game Poster Image
Unrelenting, addictive old-school shooter tests reflexes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Game Poster Image
Fantasy RPG with mild violence, good role models, messages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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NHL 18 Game Poster Image
New hockey installment bangs boards with new modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Game Poster Image
Weird cartoonish multiplayer shooter grows fun for all ages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Project CARS 2 Game Poster Image
Realistic racer depicts authentic crashes, but not injuries.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Pyre Game Poster Image
Kooky sports adventure is surprisingly engaging, fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Shooty Fruity Game Poster Image
Amusing, super-fun VR shooter juices, pulps its targets.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2017)
(2017)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Skylanders SuperChargers Game Poster Image
Fun (and expensive) fantasy action game with cartoon combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Sparc Game Poster Image
Virtual dodgeball is full of electrifying fun.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2017)
(2017)
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SteamWorld Dig 2 Game Poster Image
Spelunking adventure proves surprisingly complex.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor Game Poster Image
Rhythm-based adventure that's got a quirky beat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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The Swapper Game Poster Image
Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
(2014)
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The Witness Game Poster Image
Brilliant puzzle game is challenging but deeply rewarding.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
(2016)
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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Game Poster Image
Short, enjoyable journey of heroes grudgingly fighting evil.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Aegis Defenders Game Poster Image
Complex but highly rewarding adventure focused on teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Aven Colony Game Poster Image
Off-world city-builder rewards patience with deep gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Blasters of the Universe Game Poster Image
Fast, fun VR action lets you dodge virtual bullets.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2018)
(2018)
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Burnout Paradise Remastered Game Poster Image
Harsh crashes dominate in intense, exciting racer.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Hand of Fate 2 Game Poster Image
Approachable RPG has cool presentation, fussy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Moss Game Poster Image
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
(2018)
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The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Game Poster Image
Hilarious, at times confusing party pack can thrill players.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Transformers: Devastation Game Poster Image
Fun, attractive, short but shockingly deep cartoon brawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Trials Fusion Game Poster Image
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Destiny 2 Game Poster Image
Online shooter promotes social play, has violent combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Game Poster Image
Monster collection brings mystery, fun in new adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2016)
(2016)
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Poster Image
Super-powered brawler brings fun, lots of deep gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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EA Sports UFC 3 Game Poster Image
Violent sim of digital sport best for hard-core fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Elite Dangerous Game Poster Image
Incredibly deep, flexible space adventure; tricky controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Final Fantasy XV Game Poster Image
Epic tale has deep gameplay and characters, loads of combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Fortnite Game Poster Image
Battle it out or use strategy in fantastic action game.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Gundam Versus Game Poster Image
Fun robotic brawler adds larger multiplayer combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Game Poster Image
Expansion offers new map, missions, intense robot combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Knowledge Is Power Game Poster Image
Amusing, funny trivia game fuses console with mobile.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Magicka 2 Game Poster Image
Bring along some friends for spell-slinging fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Game Poster Image
OK superhero plot still delivers a KO fighting punch.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Need for Speed Game Poster Image
Fun fast-paced driving game glorifies illegal street racing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Nidhogg 2 Game Poster Image
Vivid multiplayer game provides hours of surreal action.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) Game Poster Image
Beautiful, mysterious, haunting tale gets new life on PS4.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
(2018)
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Sprint Vector Game Poster Image
Thrilling VR joyride puts players in a futuristic game show.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2018)
(2018)
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Star Wars: Battlefront II Game Poster Image
Epic sci-fi shooter returns to a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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The Escapists 2 Game Poster Image
Prison escape strategy sim returns with a breakout hit.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition Game Poster Image
Classic fast-paced action, combat against mythical monsters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Game Poster Image
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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WWE 2K18 Game Poster Image
Heavyweight fighter packed with characters, customization.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Game Poster Image
Extremely tough strategy game with lots of bloody combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Game Poster Image
Classic but repetitive RPG with comic book flair.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Game Poster Image
An impressive upgrade to the notoriously tough action RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Disgaea 5 Complete Game Poster Image
Strategy adventure bursts at seams with loads of gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Mulaka Game Poster Image
Artistic adventure based on a rich cultural mythology.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy Game Poster Image
Great remastered fighting compilation; some violent combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Game Poster Image
Arcade enhancements turn brawler into a perfect KO.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Game Poster Image
Set sail with this fantastic fantasy shipwreck adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Monster Hunter: World Game Poster Image
Fresh take on epic battle between man and beast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Game Poster Image
Brutal strategy game is gory, tough, yet hard to put down.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Sine Mora Ex Game Poster Image
Mature action game's topics, time controls redefine genre.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Game Poster Image
Hilarious action games with frequent firefights, some blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
(2015)
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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Game Poster Image
Cutesy horror game can be alternately tense, vague.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Mutant Football League Game Poster Image
Frenzied football fun on a violent, trap-filled gridiron.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Game Poster Image
Homage to classic adventures brings fantasy to consoles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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That's You Game Poster Image
Fun, mature social trivia has some repetitive questions.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series Game Poster Image
The Dark Knight returns for an epic but violent new chapter.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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