PlayStation 4 has been labeled as one of the best predecessors of the upcoming PS5. The gaming console itself has proven its versatility and durability and, hence, it has garnered massive profits for Sony. It’s probably not far-fetched to say that it has revolutionized gaming as we know it today. But, to make the most out of your PS4, you need a whole slew of games in your library. May your choices be the adventure games or PSVR games, the choices are endless. If you find yourself struggling to settle down to explore some of the PS4 games, here are the best suggestions you shouldn’t miss.
Similar to games like Fortnite and PUBG, Apex Legends is a competitive squad-based multiplayer battle royale. What differentiates this one from the other two is that its art style is in-between the cartoonish Fortnite and the hyper-realistic PUBG. You can play as different characters, each with their different abilities. Thus, this game is superb for those who like the premise of battle royale games but can’t get behind Fortnite or PUBG.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft has created some of the best PS4 games of all time with their flagship franchise, Assassin’s Creed. One of their upcoming games coming late this year is their new take on the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. If you like Vikings and RPGs, then you should wait for this one to release. It’s sure to be a fun ride, building on the mechanics of previous games.
Beyond Good & Evil 2
The first Beyond Good & Evil came out 15 years ago. The game takes you to a world where all animals are just as evolved as humans are. It was shown to be in development in E3 2017 and 2018, and rumor has it that this game introduces some innovative gameplay. Hence, it has become one of the most anticipated games of the year.
One of the best PS4 exclusives to have ever been released, Bloodborne is a departure from the Souls games that From Software usually creates. It’s set in an industrial punk era and is more fast-paced than other games From Software has made. So if you like rewarding combat and don’t mind a game that’s insanely hard from start to finish with no easy mode, then Bloodborne is the way to go.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
The Modern Warfare series holds a special place in every gamer’s heart. The customization, story, and above all, the gameplay made the first Modern Warfare game unforgettable. It has recently been revived and is currently one of the top PS4 games out there in terms of multiplayer. Its story remains relatively the same with massively upgraded graphics and better gameplay. On top of that, there are also a lot more customization options than before.
Control is one of the recent releases that has gained lots of attention for its fresh gameplay and story. You enter the shoes of Jessie Faden, the director of the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC). The bureau focuses heavily on controlling paranormal activity in the vicinity. Things go awry quick as a paranormal entity known as the Hiss begins taking over. Now, playing as Jessie, you must take matters into your own hands.
The most anticipated game of the year has to be CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. Following up after the massive success of The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk is a first-person RPG set in a dystopian futuristic world. From robots to cyborgs, technology is rampant everywhere. Take on the role of V and choose factions to fight for, and go through stories that you have a huge impact on in this open-world RPG that could be one of the best PS4 games of all time.
Released in late 2019, Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s new game. This one is quite a controversial game. Thus, it isn’t for everybody. Although, if you like adventure and enthralling stories, then Death Stranding is for you. This game is one of the most unique games to have come out in recent times. Pick this one up if you’re looking for something different.
Do you like violence and gore? Are you ready to embark on another adventure to hell and back? Then Doom Eternal is for you. Following up from the first Doom game that was released in 2016, Doom Eternal lets you kill demons and raise hell wherever you go. Adding some new RPG elements to the gameplay of regular Doom, this one refines the formula that we love.
Consider picking up Dreams if you like game creation systems. Developed by Media Molecule as a PS4 exclusive, this game puts you in the shoes of an imp that can create things. Dreams has games within games inside of it, and there are tons of games to explore. You can even make your own. Moreover, the gaming community praises Dreams as one of the most unique games ever to have hit the market.
Dying Light 2
You are in the last great human settlement. Now, as one of the survivors of the human race, you must dive into this unforgiving world. During the day, raiders and looters are scattered throughout the city trying to search for loot. But during the night, zombies swarm everywhere. With upgraded gameplay and better graphics, plunge into the world of Dying Light as you do your best to survive.
Final Fantasy 7: Remake
The 7th entry into the Final Fantasy series is critically acclaimed as one of the best RPGs ever made. Because of this, Square Enix worked hard to release the remastered version of it. And the result? It’s beautiful. As a product of Square Enix’s hard work, the game has tons of content to go through and new areas to explore. Moreover, people say it’s even better than the original FF7, and some even go as far as to say it’s the best PS4 RPG ever.
Half-Life Alyx is set between the events of the first and second Half-Life games. This entry puts you in the shoes of Alyx Vance, the leader of a resistance force trying to fight off the Combine and preserve humanity. This is one of the few PS4 VR games that are focused on the story and features innovative gameplay with many puzzles for you to solve. Give it a try if you have a VR headset.
Ghost of Tsushima
One of the new PS4 games coming out this year is none other than the Ghost of Tsushima. It is a third-person open-world stealth game. Ghost of Tsushima revolves around Jin Sakai, one of the last samurai on Tsushima Island trying to fend off the Mongol invasion. Along with its stealth, there’s lots of action in this one, and you can even use a grappling hook to traverse across the world.
God of War
God of War is one of the best exclusives of 2018. After the events of the previous God of War games, Kratos is now living in peace and raising a son. Taking a departure from Greek mythology and going to Norse mythology, God of War is a fresh take on the series. Also, this game is often called the best of the series for its revolutionized combat and heartwarming story.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is set in a hauntingly beautiful “post post-apocalyptic” land of forests, deserts, and snowy mountains. You play as Aloy, an orphaned girl that lives just outside a forest tribe with an adoptive father. There is a deep lore and incredible cinematic cutscenes to complement the action-packed gameplay.
If the thrilling story won’t keep you playing, then the gameplay will. There’s so much to do in Horizon Zero Dawn, and it is a solid start to a new franchise. After all, who wouldn’t want to run amok in a futuristic world with jungles and robot dinosaurs?
In Marvel’s Avengers, you can play as Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America. Many see this as another fanservice game that’s just going to flop, but it’s not. The gameplay is solid and has some depth, and there looks to be content that can entertain players for quite a while. Although these aren’t the Avengers from the MCU, it’s still worth a shot.
Watching Spider-Man is great, but how about feeling like Spider-Man, too? In this new game from Insomniac Games, that is part of the appeal. Have you ever wanted to fly through buildings and defeat bad guys? Or have you ever generally just said “Oh, to be Peter Parker”? Then this is the game for you.
The high quality graphics and the beautiful game score makes this game a cinematic masterpiece. Plus, the voice acting is top-notch. It almost feels like a Marvel movie in itself. Live your dreams of becoming a superhero with this epic game.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
The Metal Gear Solid series is praised as one of the best game franchises ever made. Its last story release, the Phantom Pain, is also praised as the best entry to the series in terms of gameplay. It features two open-world maps that you can explore and tons of customization options. Moreover, it sports an extensive storyline spanning over 50 chapters and a unique feature allowing you to turn enemies into allies.
Battle your way through an all-new action-adventure title, influenced by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe. Play with up to four friends or alone and do quests and go on fun adventures. Though you’re no longer in first-person mode, you fight with a Diablo-type camera as a Minecraft observer. Journey to defeat the evil Arch-Illager and gain epic loot on the way.
Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter used to always be on consoles and hand-held devices, but its latest release landed it on the PS4. Hunt monsters, craft better equipment, and then fight even bigger monsters as you go on the endless grind to godhood. Above all, you use everything at your disposal and utilize traps to get better weapons and armor.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Journey once more to the wild west in the world of Red Dead Redemption as you play as Arthur Morgan, a gunslinger in a notorious gang. Go through the story where you struggle to change the wild west for the better, and discover side missions to keep you busy for days. This is a big game with an abundance of content for you to go through. You’ll find yourself having played the whole night, only noticing it when it’s already morning.
Resident Evil 3 Remake
The Resident Evil 2 Remake was certainly something that took gamers by storm. And soon, we’ll have the third game in the series being remade. With an exciting story and ominous atmosphere, this remake will surely have you at the edge of your seat every second you play. Additionally, it has jaw-dropping graphics and difficult puzzles for you to solve, as well as zombies to run from.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Another Souls-like game, Sekiro is hailed by the gaming community as one of, if not the, best samurai game ever made. Innovating on the mechanics that previous games From Software has produced, this entry makes combat more punishing than ever before. However, if you master the gameplay, then success becomes extremely rewarding, as this is one of the most challenging games ever made.
The Last of Us 2
The release of The Last of Us 2 has fans raving and screaming about it. Whether or not you’re a fan, you’ve probably noticed the fanfare going on about this game. The Last of Us 2 is the sequel to one of the most riveting and heart-wrenching games anyone has ever played. In The Last of Us 2, you play as Ellie as you loot through abandoned establishments in an apocalyptic wasteland. Ellie seeks revenge on Abby, who kills her father-figure Joel in the beginning of the game.
Naughty Dog adds something completely new to the game when, halfway through, you then play as Abby. This puts you in the shoes of the person Ellie has been hating, placing Abby in a different light. Never has a game polarized its fanbase as quickly as The Last of Us did. But whether you agree with the plot or not, you can’t deny that it has excellent gameplay and graphics you’ll never forget.
The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds is a sci-fi RPG game with western elements mixed in. In this retro-futuristic, almost steampunk gem, you are on a quest to revive hibernating colonists. Set in a community that comprises the entirety of the solar system, you can’t help but be reminded of classic sci-fi shows like Firefly. In this first-person RPG, you play as an unfrozen colonist making your way around the world for the first time.
The game is set in an alternate history wherein corporations are the driving force of the universe. It’s an interesting take on antitrust laws and corporate dystopias, with everything ruled over by “The Board.” You should definitely check it out if you want a futuristic action-adventure game.
The Witcher 3
Few can rival the storytelling that The Witcher 3 offers. Although released in 2015, this entry is still one of the best PS4 games of all time. It has an immersive open-world and has good combat and side quests. Thus, it is critically acclaimed by gamers worldwide and is universally loved. If you want to sink much of your time getting into a fantasy world and love RPGs, then by all means get this game.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Naughty Dog has a reputation for creating cinematic video games. And Uncharted 4 is no exception. In this riveting installment, we follow Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher as they are trying to throw in the towel and retire from treasure hunting. That all changes, however, when Nate’s brother turns up with a new mission.
The game comes with intricate world-building, allowing you to explore and collect hidden clues and access conversation for stories. Not to mention, the scenes are filled with intense action scenes that will keep you on your feet.
Watch Dogs Legion
After the hype of the second Watch Dogs game that capitalized on improved gameplay and graphics, we now have an upcoming sequel in Watch Dogs Legion. Set in a fictionalized London, you explore an open world rife with opportunities for hacking. Besides that, you can play as multiple characters who can be recruited throughout the story and play with your friends in multiplayer.
Yakuza 0 takes you to 1980s Japan where being in gangs and gang fights are normal. Fight through Osaka and Tokyo as Kiryu and Majima, junior Yakuza who struggle in their daily lives. Kiryu finds himself in a heap of trouble as his simple debt collection goes horribly wrong, causing him to become a Yakuza. Furthermore, the game has good combat and features a nice open-world.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Yakuza 6 is an intense action-adventure game layered on top of a heartwarming tale about family. In the game, you get to play as Kazuma Kiryu, the protagonist of all the Yakuza games. This time, Kiryu gets out of jail to find out that his adoptive daughter Haruka died protecting her son. It’s up to Kiryu to find out who the child’s father is, and why so many people are after him.
Like Uncharted, Yakuza 6 plays out like a movie. The cinematic cutscenes add a certain flair, bringing the virtual Tokyo world to life. The graphics have greatly improved from the previous iterations of the game. Not to mention, it still carries that silly fun undertone that we know and love.
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
Revenant Kingdom, the thrilling sequel to the first Ni no Kuni, is an action-packed fantasy adventure you’ll surely love. It follows the story of Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, the soon-to-be king of Ding Dong Dell. The young king-to-be aims to unite all of the kingdoms in this magical world. Evan’s youthful ambition is the heart of this game, making it all the more magical.
Stardew Valley is one of the best farming sims you’ll ever play. But did you know that this intricate game was built from the hands of only one man? This now staple of gaming culture was created by Eric Barone, taking inspiration from another staple farming sim, Harvest Moon.
In the game, you play as the sole heir to your grandfather’s farm. This indie PS4 game, once the project of one amateur developer, has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon beloved by many.
Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice
Don’t be fooled by it’s AAA graphics. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an indie game based on Norse mythology. In the game, Senua explores the vast world in order to bring back the soul of her dead lover. The in-game acting is incredible, bringing to life an intricate fantasy world like no other. This melancholy and haunting game is definitely something you don’t want to miss out on.
Build Your Library
There are tons of good PS4 games that you should pick up. Build your gaming library and experience games like you never have before. Though we say these are the best PS4 games on the market, ultimately you decide which are the best for you. So, pick some games and enjoy yourself.