This Thanksgiving, PlayStation LifeStyle and its sister site GameRevolution say thank you to their favorite games, consoles and developers.
chase down PS5 Games for family celebrations like Thanksgiving can be tricky. Luckily we at PSLS are here to help! The eight games listed below are all family-friendly and guaranteed to keep you entertained during the Thanksgiving 2022 celebrations.
Whether it’s a single player experience that can be enhanced by multiple players sharing puzzle tips and hints, a co-op gameplay where teamwork is key, or a multiplayer battle where family is key and friends become rivals, there’s plenty to play this Thanksgiving!
The Best Family-Friendly PS5 Games Released in 2022
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Experience all nine Skywalker films in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Players will take on the roles of both heroes and villains as they experience the block-like retelling of the adventures of Anakin, Luke and Rey. Additionally, the entire game can be played in local co-op, making it ideal for family play.
Goat Simulator 3
Goat Simulator 3 continues the mayhem with up to three friends in local (or online) co-op. Grab some extra controllers and enjoy split-screen gameplay with multiple goats wreaking havoc in the all-new open world. There will surely be laughter as players attempt to master the game’s insane physics.
MultiVersus takes the Warner Bros. character roster and shuffles it together in a free-to-play fighting game. There’s Tom and Jerry, Wonder Woman, Bugs Bunny, Batman, Marvin the Martian, Arya Stark, The Iron Giant and many more, all waiting to take on WB-inspired stages. Up to four players can battle locally, so grab those extra controllers, hand them out to family and friends, and wrap up Thanksgiving with a tournament.
Sonic still has to go fast in Sonic Frontiers, although this time the blue hedgehog finds himself in a much more open world. This world is filled with short puzzles that require smart thinking, skillful gameplay, or a combination of both. Despite being a single player experience, Sonic Frontiers benefits from having multiple people trying to complete the time trials and puzzles.
While the setting of the apocalypse may seem bleak, Stray’s focus on a cat’s adventure through troubled environments is ultimately charming. Much of the gameplay involves trial and error puzzle action, although there’s the occasional intense chase that an adult may need to take over!
Stray is a short game, making it ideal for those short but sweet Thanksgiving evenings. It’s also included with the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscriptions, making it easier to access.
cult of the Lamb
A game about a cult might not sound “family friendly”, but apart from some fantasy violence, Cult of the Lamb is actually a wholesome village sim crossed with a roguelike dungeon crawler. I can imagine an older player navigating the dungeon experience and then letting the younger player design the village.
Lego brick tales
Lego Bricktales is a visually stunning puzzle game that invites players to explore beautiful Lego dioramas and help the people who inhabit them. Players can get creative with the solutions they create, which requires creativity, while the puzzles often require careful thought. It’s also a chilled experience, which makes Bricktales great for unwinding after an exciting day of partying.
The Jackbox Party Pack 8
Despite being released late last year, The Jackbox Party Pack 8 deserves a mention as it lends itself to being the perfect family-friendly game to play during Thanksgiving or any other family celebration. Up to 10 players can join the fun on-site using just their phone or tablet. Games include: Drawful Animate, The Wheel of Enormous Proportions, Job Job, The Poll Mine, and Weapons Drawn.