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5 Best Kids Games on PlayStation Plus (July 2024)

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Blasting away at enemies with a beamed weapon in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Seeing gaming through the wonder of a child's eyes is something magical. Games designed for children often offer experiences that are remarkable, regardless of age. That said, there are plenty of titles aimed at kids with phenomenal stories and stunning mechanics for them to enjoy. Through PlayStation Plus, players can enjoy a plethora of these titles, making it a great option for those families gaming on a budget. That said, here are our picks for the 5 Best Kids Games on PlayStation Plus

5. Moving Out 2

Moving Out 2 - Launch Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

First up on our list today, we have Moving Out 2. This game not only encourages players to use their brains to solve productivity problems but is a blast to boot. Exploring the world of Packmore alongside friends and family feels fantastic. The cooperative element that Moving Out 2 brings to the table is undoubtedly one of its highlights. The game's cartoonish art style also makes it stand out and be incredibly vibrant and fun for kids as well, which is wonderful. This makes for a fantastic presentation that allows the game to be rather inviting for all.

The delightful, if sometimes comedic, challenges this game offers are not only a great way to pass the time but also a great way to bond with others. Whether it is sharing laughs about a particular level or event in the game or simply enjoying each other's company, this game does a great job of encouraging both. With tons of skins to collect and many ways to play, Moving Out 2 is without a doubt one of the best kids games available as part of the PlayStation Plus library.

4. Tinykin

Tinykin - Coming August 30 | PS5 & PS4 Games

We are rolling right along into our next entry. Here, we have TinykinTinykin takes the DNA of games such as the Pikmin franchise and brings a delightfully fantastical spin on it. For fans of 3D platformers with plenty of heart and nuance, as well as simplistic titles that you can enjoy alongside the entire family, this game is a great recommendation. As players progress throughout the game, they will be able to capture and utilize different Tinykin for an assortment of tasks. This makes collecting these creatures feel rewarding and is tied directly to many of the game's systems.

In addition, the game features a wealth of wonderful characters to meet. This not only deepens the player's journey as they progress but also magnificently presents the game's world. One of the game's greatest aspects is its traversal mechanics that make getting around the game's inventive levels a blast. Players are able to use their beloved soapboard in order to move swiftly from point A to point B, drastically cutting down on dead time in the game. So, if you are looking for a well-polished kids game to enjoy for family or friends, check out Tinykin.

3. Carto

Carto - Announcement Trailer | PS4

We are staying somewhat in the same vein for our next entry in terms of artful adventures. Here, we have Carto. The beautifully stylized and crafted world of Carto is very inviting from an aesthetic standpoint. The game features not only phenomenal puzzle mechanics that allow the player to bend the world to their wishes but also an artful way of depicting this. Players can shape levels in order to create solutions to their problems. With a well-presented story and a fantastic sense of wonder, this game manages to capture what the best of what makes kids games great.

In addition, the story is rather concise and can be completed quickly. This makes it great for players who either don't have countless hours to devote to gaming or want to enjoy a solid, succinct experience. The different biomes presented in the game also manage to shape each of the player's journeys as well. Each region is accompanied by its own weather, music, and more to make it stand out. If you are looking for a fabulous fantasy title to enjoy, check out Carto.

2. FAR: Changing Tides

FAR: Changing Tides - Gameplay Reveal Trailer | PS5, PS4

Our next entry is one that takes a turn for the emotional and more atmospheric. Here, we have FAR: Changing Tides. This game not only manages to have a distinct art style that stands out but also a remarkable narrative that sticks with the player. That said, the narrative of the game is presented in such a way that it can be enjoyed by a multitude of different people. In search of answers, players will set out to unknown waters. Here, they will find the beauty and mystery of it all along the way. This is coupled with phenomenal sound design in order to make the experience as immersive as possible.

Over time, the player will slowly build a connection to not only the game's main character but also their ship. The narrative of the game may be a bit deeper and more profound.  That said, it is still a fantastic ride from start to finish. Gameplay-wise, the game features sailing gameplay that allows players to face the dangers of the sea while also enjoying its beauty and majesty. So, if you are looking for a seafaring title that is also one of the best games for kids on PlayStation Plus, give FAR: Changing Tides a try.

1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Launch Trailer I PS5

For the final entry on our list, here we have Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The Ratchet & Clank franchise is one that has become one of the most beloved and well-recognized amongst the action-platformers. This is for good reason, too. The game features a wide array of weapons, plenty of enemy variety, as well as stunning level design. This, when coupled with the game's impeccable presentation, makes it one of the most easily enjoyable titles on our list today. Also, the game's quirky and comical style makes it a delight for players of all ages.

Whether it is the game's combat or characters you enjoy, there is plenty to love here. The ability to traverse wholly new worlds in a way that feels fresh and innovative is also phenomenal, to say the least. While it doesn't necessarily reinvent the wheel, this title pushes the beloved franchise forward, which is marvelous to see. If you are someone who enjoys action-platformers or simply incredibly fun games, then this is one of the games on PlayStation Plus you can't afford to miss.

So, what’s your take? Will you be introducing any of the above five games to your household this month? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.