1. Minecraft (Creative Mode)
Minecraft Survival mode might be a little too difficult for kids under 8 years old. However creative mode is great for girls and boys 5 years and older. The controls take some practice to get used to, but in no time your child will likely be building houses in this amazing block building sandbox game. My daughter has been playing off and on for about a year now. She now has a pretty developed world full of houses, swimming pools, roller coasters, farm with animals, and creeper pits (Zombie cages lol). Minecraft is great for anyone who wants to create awesome things out of virtual blocks. I ranked this game #1 because kids might eventually get bored with other games on this list, Minecraft seems like one of those types of games that they always come back to from time to time, even after you thought they were done with it for a while.
2. Little Big Planet 3
The Little Big Planet 3 official campaign levels are difficult for kids and even adults. However the community levels are a blast for boys or girls of any age, and there are thousands of them. My daughter used to have me search up community themed levels such as “Barbie”, “Kindergarden”, “Baby”, and “Monster High”, to my amazement there were a good amount of levels based on those searches. Not only are the levels pretty much limitless, but collecting skins to create different characters and stickers to stamp on walls is also fun to do. Playing alone is great, but it’s even better played local Co Op with up to 4 players or online. If you have small children in the house Little Big Planet 3 is a great option.
3. Just Dance
You can’t go wrong with the Just Dance series on the PS4. The majority of girls that love to dance, move, and listen to pop music, will love these games. Just Dance games are packed with the best and latest pop songs available. After your daughter creates a profile she can dance solo, try to defeat high scores, level up, unlock new songs, or she might want to dance against other players at home or online
Overcooked is a crazy co op cooking game. It’s funnest when played on teams with friends or family, with four players. Playing through the single player game to unlock new characters and levels is also fun. Working as a team with the chef, you and other players must prepare, cook, and serve food as fast as possible. It’s very frantic and addicting, knowing time is almost up and you are far behind. Overall it’s an easy game to control and play, but hard to master :D. Check this one out if your daughter is into cooking games or you want to play a family game together.
5. Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends is an amazing up to 4 players 2D platform game. You can choose from a variety of cool male and female characters to play as. By defeating levels and collecting fire flys, you will unlock new levels and even more characters. In later levels it becomes very challenging, so playing with experienced players is a must for novice gamers. I played this one with my daughter and son a lot. Me and my son (Age 11) are much more experienced with these types of games, so we lead the way charging through levels. Every time my daughter got hit, she turned into a bubble and we were there to pop her, so she was having fun the whole time also, knowing even if she made mistakes she could still play without dying and starting over.