Best PS4 Kids Games of September 2018
It’s not easy to find fighting games that could also be considered one of the best PS4 kids games as they are usually rife with extreme violence. However it’s not impossible. After spending some time over on Steam and Switch, cutting its teeth, Brawlout has expanded the, well, Brawl over to PlayStation 4 as well.
Unlike other fighters which can be over the top with gratuitous violence, Brawlout keeps the combat whimsical and light. Playable characters include a luchador-like frog and a brawling Ape, along with a cast of other anthropomoric characters and heroes from popular indie games such as Yooka-Laylee, Guacamelee, and Hyper Light Drifter.
Gameplay wise, Brawlout is very reminiscent of Super Smash Brothers. You play from a 2D perspective, and the object is to damage your opponent enough so that you can knock them off the stage. You can block, dodge roll, and use special abilities to accomplish that goal.
If anything, Brawlout has received criticism for being too similar to Super Smash Brothers, but not as good. However, it still has its own unique charm, and unless you own a Switch and plan on picking up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate later this year, there aren’t a lot of games quite like it on PlayStation 4 that even exist, let alone are also accessible to young children. So with that said, definitely give Brawlout a shot if you’re looking for a fighting game that won’t put you off with extreme violence or crude language, which is why, despite some flaws, it still cracks our list of the best PS4 kids games for September 2018.