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Best Playstation 4 games for an 8 year old

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One of the biggest problems when it comes to buying games for children is knowing whether your child will actually be able to cope with it. While the rating on the box gives you an idea about the content, it doesn't actually tell you anything about a game's complexity - so a text heavy strategy game can still have a 3+ rating on the box. In contrast, we give each game an "Ability Level" rating based on its difficulty, complexity and reading, known as EPALs, or Everybody Plays Ability Level (more info). By choosing an age above, you can filter our database by age, to find games you can be sure your child will be able to enjoy.
Mature Content

Knowing your child will be able to handle a game is great - but if it's full of swearing, violence, or sex, you still may not want your child playing it. This filter lets you set the absolute maximum level of Mature Content you'd be happy with.

Games in Green will contain, at the absolute most, very little, very mild swearing and cartoon, non-realistic violence; those in Orange may feature more frequent swearing, blood, and realistic impacts from weapons; while Red games may feature strong swearing, bloody violence, or explicit sex.
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World of Final Fantasy

PS4, PSVita
World of Final Fantasy Review: Monster Mash
Square Enix's chibi monster-stacking role-playing adventure lives up to the hype

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarStar
Read our full World of Final Fantasy Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full World of Final Fantasy Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

PS4, PC
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review
Indie dev's cutesy farming-come-adventure game is definitely worth a look

Genre(s): Adventure

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Cars 3: Driven to Win

PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
Cars 3: Driven to Win Review: Back on track
The team that brought us Disney Infinity rise from the ashes with a great new racer

Genre(s): Racing (Arcade)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Cars 3: Driven to Win Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Cars 3: Driven to Win Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

LocoRoco Remastered

PS4
LocoRoco Remastered Review
Sony's tilty turny blob-themed PSP platformer makes a return

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

Yooka-Laylee

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U
Yooka-Laylee Review: Old School Rare-vival
An old-fashioned platforming romp from the team behind Banjo-Kazooie? That's a recipe for a modern classic

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Yooka-Laylee Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Yooka-Laylee Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Dragon Quest Builders

PS4, PSVita
Dragon Quest Builders Review: We Built This City On Rock and Coal
Minecraft + Dragon Quest = one awesome adventure

Genre(s): Adventure

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Dragon Quest Builders Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Dragon Quest Builders Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Xbox 360, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC, PSVita
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
We return to a galaxy far, far away, in one of the best LEGO adventures ever.

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire

PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii U
Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire Play Set Review
Relive the events of Star Wars Episodes IV-VI (i.e. the good films), from blowing up the Death Star to taking part in the Battle of Hoth, in this great expansion pack for Disney Infinity 3.0.
Note: This game is an add-on for Disney Infinity 3.0, and requires it to run

Genre(s): Action (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Skylanders SuperChargers

PS4, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Skylanders Superchargers Review: Supercharged with love
The Skylanders take to the road, sea and sky in their latest figure-collecting adventure

Genre(s): Action (3D), Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Skylanders SuperChargers Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Skylanders SuperChargers Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Tearaway Unfolded

PS4
Tearaway Unfolded Review: Playstation Paper Chase
This charming papercraft platform adventure tells the tale of one little envelope's amazing delivery - and lets you craft your own decorations for the world using the touchpad.

Genre(s): Adventure

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Tearaway Unfolded Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Tearaway Unfolded Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Little Big Planet 3

PS4, PS3
Little Big Planet 3 Review: Tan shoes, pink shoelaces
A great story, a powerful level editor, and four player platforming fun combine in this family friendly, creativity fuelled adventure.

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Little Big Planet 3 Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Little Big Planet 3 Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

LEGO The Hobbit

Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC
LEGO The Hobbit Review
Middle Earth gets a bricky make-over as family friendly co-op fun visits Hobbiton

Genre(s): Adventure, Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full LEGO The Hobbit Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full LEGO The Hobbit Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

The Lego Movie Video Game

Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, PS3, PS4
The LEGO Movie Videogame Review
It's not like a great co-op film tie-in's gonna come out of nowhere - my gosssssh. Everything is awesome has never been more appropriate.

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full The Lego Movie Video Game Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full The Lego Movie Video Game Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, PC
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Review
Assemble your Avengers! (And Fantastic Four, X-Men and, er, Rocket Raccoon), in this supercharged co-op LEGO adventure

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Knack II

PS4
Knack 2 Review
Sony show they've got the 'Knack' when it comes to platforming fun

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarEmpty star
Read our full Knack II Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Knack II Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Everybody's Golf

PS4
Everybody's Golf Review: Four player fun
Get ready to tee off in the Playstation 4's family-friendly golf game

Genre(s): Sports (Golf/Mini golf)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarEmpty star
Read our full Everybody's Golf Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 2
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Everybody's Golf Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Unbox

PS4, PC, Xbox One
Unbox: Newbie's Adventure Review - Box of tricks
Box-centric platformer brings quirky fun to consoles

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarEmpty star
Read our full Unbox Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Unbox Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Puyo Puyo Tetris

PS4, Switch
Puyo Puyo Tetris Review: Puzzle mix and match
Cute and colourful puzzling fun in this Puyo Pop and Tetris mash-up

Genre(s): Puzzle (Falling Blocks)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarEmpty star
Read our full Puyo Puyo Tetris Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 2
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Puyo Puyo Tetris Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

LEGO City Undercover

PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Review: LEGO City Undercover - Co-op, chases, and crazy disguises
Bring baddies to justice as Chase McCain in this upgraded LEGO cop drama

Genre(s): Adventure

Our Score: StarStarStarStarEmpty star
Read our full LEGO City Undercover Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full LEGO City Undercover Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info

Monster Jam: Crush It!

PS4, Xbox One
Monster Jam: Crush It! Review: Platforming in a monster truck is easier than it looks
Less about crushing, more about control, Monster Jam: Crush It! is a madcap surprise

Genre(s): Racing (Arcade)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarEmpty star
Read our full Monster Jam: Crush It! Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 2
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Monster Jam: Crush It! Parental Review

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Price correct as of 22:42, Friday 20th of October 2017, may not include postage. More info
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