Any PS3 Games for Young Kids ???

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#1 Posted by kvkmak1 (4 posts) -

Was looking at the PS3 games in the store the other day. Almost all are rated T or M. Even Sonic and Star Wars Lego are rated E 10+. The only thing I saw rated E were a few sports games-- football, golf, tennis.

I was thing about getting a PS3 as a blu-ray player with extra stuff to do. I would want some games my 6yo won't have to wait five years to be able to play.

#2 Posted by ZahrimThoth (299 posts) -

Ratchet & Clank, Sonic and Lego Star Wars are only rated 10+ for comic mischief.

The PS3 is really for mature gamers, Sony has always had this demographic. Besides the 3 titles above, the only "Everyone" games you'll find for the system are sports titles and the Golden Compass game.

You can look on www.gamestop.com and select Playstation 3 at the top of the page, then shop by ESRB ratings on the left.

Good luck!

#3 Posted by chex81 (3661 posts) -

im pretty sure most developers in 2007 figured most people still have PS2's and since PS3 can play PS2 games those could be bought for kids...For you, I would suggest buying the 80 GB PS3 so you can pick up Ps2 games for the time being, until the developers decide to stop making them for Ps2.

#4 Posted by The_G00se (760 posts) -

Was looking at the PS3 games in the store the other day. Almost all are rated T or M. Even Sonic and Star Wars Lego are rated E 10+. The only thing I saw rated E were a few sports games-- football, golf, tennis.

I was thing about getting a PS3 as a blu-ray player with extra stuff to do. I would want some games my 6yo won't have to wait five years to be able to play.

kvkmak1

My kids love the Star Wars lego games and I downloaded Loco Roco for my daughter. She likes it a lot and she's 4.

#5 Posted by ThisCurse (1258 posts) -
My 7 year old loves Kane and Lynch:Deadmen. He has all the dialouge memorized and recites in it real time while blasting throught the game. Aw man, the kids just a joy to watch!
#6 Posted by aznfool07 (3552 posts) -
Some of the games on PSN that are cheap and kid friendly.
#7 Posted by jocaju (851 posts) -
You may not find a lot of games in discs, but through PSN you can buy games like Crash, Loco Roco, Every day shooter (wich is not rated M or T), bowling,Blast factor, some puzzle games, Ice skate(I think that is the name of the game), if you have Playstation eye they have like 2 games that use the camera instead of controllers and many more. Do a little research on what's available on PSN and you'll find many fun games suitable to kids.
#8 Posted by ShaolinSun (160 posts) -

rachet & clank

marvel alliance

is all can think of right now

#9 Posted by GnR-SLaSh (3021 posts) -

Little Big Planet would appeal to a young kid a lot..

That's not to say it doesn't appeal to the older generation though because it just looks plain awesome..

#10 Posted by grathan (200 posts) -

The online store has some neat kids games. I'd reccommend these for age 6

Lemmings

Calling all Cars

Super Rub a Dub

LocoRoco

Qbert

Toy Home

#11 Posted by csadhoo (1462 posts) -
I think Surf's Up came out on PS3
#12 Posted by RodJR (169 posts) -
u should buy him The Darkness..its the most kid friendly game out....dnt mind all the gore and 2 monster eating peoples heart out..lol...
#13 Posted by T-Machine99 (1848 posts) -

u should buy him The Darkness..its the most kid friendly game out....dnt mind all the gore and 2 monster eating peoples heart out..lol...RodJR

lol that game scared the crap out of me the first time I ever played it.

#14 Posted by TJsimulation (1982 posts) -

Ridge Racer 7 is rated E for everyone, but the announcer does let out a "damn" every so often, and your kid probably won't be used to the drifting mechanics. I'd say look around in the PS3 archives here and search for only E rated games, check out the content, etc. You can also use the website called CommonSense. I think the address is www.commonsense.com

EDIT: That address works but the actual address is http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

#15 Posted by WongB (1701 posts) -

Ratchet and Clank and Star Wars would be recommended. My younger cousins love Lego Starwars.

Also some of the downloadable games off the PSN should be kid friendly. Stuff like Super Stardust...maybe, flow, Rubber Duckies game, and some PS Eye games.

#16 Posted by KittensWithBeer (782 posts) -
When I was 6 I was playing M games. Also, what the hells wrong with T games? They rarely contain anything unsuitable for younger kids. It's mostly just violence with no blood.
#17 Posted by TJsimulation (1982 posts) -

Key word Violence. Personally I'd probably stop my kid from playing T games if he wasn't close to the appropriate age...or if not then I'd teach them that doing these things in real life is wrong.

As for an M rated game...better to wait IMO. Doesn't mean the kid will be corrupted of course, but I'd rather not be another parent blaming games for the reason my kid did something bad or blame the ESRB because "I didn't know the game had (this and this) in it, the ratings need to be reworked, etc etc".

#18 Posted by Krigon (5591 posts) -
Singstar :)
#19 Posted by RMANPOWER (2734 posts) -

Singstar :)Krigon

I could just hear them on the mic "LALALALALA"

LMAO@ The Darkness comment that was funny

#20 Posted by Denji (12757 posts) -
PS3 wasn't really meant for kids in the first place. Most of your PS3 owners are 18-40. I would suggest getting your kids a Wii and play some Wii or Gamecube games. Though, some PSN games are rated E, E games seem to be a rare thing with a mature driven console. It's just how it is.
#21 Posted by CommanderTy (2285 posts) -

Ratchet & Clank, Sonic and Lego Star Wars are only rated 10+ for comic mischief.

The PS3 is really for mature gamers, Sony has always had this demographic. Besides the 3 titles above, the only "Everyone" games you'll find for the system are sports titles and the Golden Compass game.

You can look on www.gamestop.com and select Playstation 3 at the top of the page, then shop by ESRB ratings on the left.

Good luck!

ZahrimThoth
also you may not consider it but Uncharted is a great game my lil sister plays and shes 7
#22 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
There is a few downloadable games on PSN that are kid friendly and the number of these games keep growing almost once a month now, although PSN get's a update once a week. If you happen to have a friend that has a PS3 that will show you what PSN has to offer then you may be very well pleased at some of the offerings that's there. There isn't that many if any games targeted to youngsters in retail stores.
#23 Posted by Generic_Dude (11707 posts) -

E+10 is suitable for most kids. Lego Star Wars is rated E+10 because it has blasters and light sabers in it, which are used against Lego characters that fall apart upon being hit. Not very violent, I'd say. I'd very much recommend that game for kids. You can play drop-in drop-out co-op with your kid too, if you're inclined to monitor what they do, or just for a father/mother-son/daughter activity. Lego Star Wars is probably the best game on the console you can get for kids.

Ratchet and Clank looks pretty tame, but I haven't played it all the way through and I'm not especially familiar with the series.