What are the best kids games on PS5? Many video games target a more mature audience, but there are just as many aimed at children. The good news is that there are lots of fantastic family-friendly experiences on PS5 that can be enjoyed at all ages.
Whether you're looking for something simple to engage the little ones or a game that kids and grown-ups can enjoy together, there are lots of options and so much variety. In fact, the PS5 itself comes with the brilliant Astro's Playroom pre-installed, and that's a perfect kid-friendly game to start you off. Beyond that, Sony has produced charming, colourful adventures like Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
That's just the tip of the iceberg; other child-friendly games that spring to mind are Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Fall Guys, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. There are many options to go for — even just in the realm of indie games, we have stuff like Human Fall Flat, Bugsnax, and Overcooked: All You Can Eat.
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Without further ado, here are the best kids games on PS5, chosen by our readers.
15. Fortnite (PS5)
The most popular game on the planet is also totally free to play. Fortnite needs no introduction — it's a kid-friendly multiplayer shooter that brought battle royale to the forefront. It keeps people playing with its simple but engaging gameplay, and ever-evolving playlists and modes ensure there's almost always something new to try. Beyond the core game, what's even more impressive is Fortnite's usage as a digital venue; movie nights, concerts, and more have been held inside, playing to a virtual audience of millions. A cultural phenomenon, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.
14. Among Us (PS5)
Among Us probably doesn't need much of an introduction. Exploding in popularity on PC when popular streamers played it together on Twitch, the game eventually made its way to PS5, and there's clearly a reason it resonated. You either play as a crew mate, peacefully completing maintenance tasks aboard large spaceships, or an impostor, who must get away with killing off as many other players as possible. Regular meetings are called to try and determine who might be guilty of the murders, making this a simple but compelling game of deception and deduction. Best played with a group of friends, this is an ingenious, endlessly replayable party game.
13. Bugsnax (PS5)
Bugsnax might have won people over with a catchy theme song, but it's far more than just that. It lures you in with its whimsical style and silly concept, and then quickly subverts expectations with surprisingly emotional story beats. Your main tasks in the game are to catch the titular creatures and find out what happened to the leader of an expedition to the island. Figuring out how to capture each Bugsnak is fun, collecting them is addictive, and learning more about the colourful cast will keep you engaged. It's a unique flavour combo, but it works.
If you've ever owned a toy car or two, Hot Wheels Unleashed will hold some appeal. Coming from Milestone, the studio known for its motorbike racing titles like MotoGP and RIDE, this game sees the Italian team go in a brand new direction. This is a colourful arcade racer, pitting those die-cast vehicles against each other on that famous bright orange track across various settings. The handling is excellent and provides some surprisingly competitive and gratifying racing, while the courses are treacherous, winding things that see you driving on the ceiling and through the air. The game is impressively robust too, with a big campaign, split-screen and online multiplayer, a full track editor, and hundreds of cars to collect. If you're a fan of Hot Wheels, or just arcade racing games generally, this is worth checking out.
OlliOlli World is the third entry in Roll7's side-scrolling skateboarding series, and it takes things in a brilliant new direction. The gameplay is about the same, tasking you with pulling off tricks with the left stick as you speed through each level. However, the addictive, score-chasing core that keeps you hooked is wrapped in new layers that make it far more appealing. A cel-shaded look is complemented by a chilled out soundtrack and an eclectic range of characters, making for far more pleasant presentation. Full customisation gives you much more control of your skater's look, and asynchronous multiplayer gives you a practically limitless supply of stages to master. A compulsive and fun-loving take on the extreme sport.