The best PS4 games you can play, from God of War to Spider-Man and everything in between
As the PS4 enters its true twilight years, let’s take a look back at the best PS4 games to launch on the console. Known for sporting some truly excellent PS4 exclusives. as well as top notch cross-platform releases of course, there are so many games here that are worth your time.
Although there are still some excellent upcoming PS4 games. we’ve not included the likes of Elden Ring or Horizon Forbidden West. because they are best experienced on the latest generation of hardware if you’re able to do that.
But, what’s great is that all of these are also playable on PS5. some coming with snazzy graphical and performance upgrades for free. Plus, if you’ve missed out on any of them, there are so many of the top PS4 games available as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection too. which is an exclusive library of titles available to PS5 owners as part of their PS Plus subscription. A lot of these games will also soon be included for free as part of new PS Plus membership tiers, with the Extra and PS Plus Premium games libraries.
30. Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls, the series that spawned a hundred imitators thanks to its emphasis on difficult-but-fair gameplay. came to a close with Dark Souls 3, but what a way to go out. Featuring a variety of awe-inspiring locales (some grotesque, some majestic). the same finely-tuned combat fans had come to expect. a new emphasis on speed and versatility inspired by FromSoftware’s own Bloodborne. Dark Souls 3 is a wonderful encapsulation of the series as a whole; not as scattered as Dark Souls 2, not as rough around the edges as the original. If you’ve been curious about the Souls games, this is where you should start.
29. Death Stranding
Death Stranding released to huge fanfare this year. whether you enjoy Hideo Kojima’s strange stories or can find satisfaction in its ‘walking simulator on energy drinks’ gameplay. it’s a game that will define the tail-end of the PS4 generation. You play as Sam Porter Bridges, a post-apocalyptic delivery man in a world populated by survivors. Timefall rain showers – which age and ultimately destroy anything they touch – and Beached Things, or BTs – spirits of the dead unable to pass on. There’s also Mules, bandits driven mad by a lust for packages, nightmarish villains Cliff and Higgs, and BB, your Bridge Baby who helps you avoid the BTs. Kojima has filled the game with celebrities too, with Norman Reedus as Sam, Margaret Qualley as Mama, and an embarrassment of cameos from his contacts book. You may not always love it, but you’ll never have played anything like it either.
28. Final Fantasy 15
Four adrenaline-driven teens embark on the journey of a lifetime, but this ain’t no Road Trip(opens in new tab). The RPG tale of Prince Noctis and his merry band straddles fantasy and reality with almost balletic grace. throwing in titanic monsters and classic missions alongside conversations about the weather. visuals that just sing “America”. Final Fantasy 15’s story is bonkers and its final destination a genuine surprise. but it’s still a winding, delight-strewn road that Square converts are duty-bound to travel – with sufficient appeal in its blockbuster battles and eclectic quest mix to suck in Fantasy novices, too.
27. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
Doubling down on all the intelligence, uncompromising emotional grit. giddy, brutal Nazi killing that made its predecessor such a special game, Wolfenstein 2 has an even lesser tolerance for messing about. Transposing BJ Blazkowicz’s intensely personal war to an alternative ’60s America twisted into an ugly parody of itself by Nazi rule. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus brings the same aggressive focus on combat and character, alongside a newfound relevance and indignation. Not that it’s all seriousness and soul-searching. Wolfenstein’s kinetic, high-risk, high-reward combat is even better tuned up, with customizable dual-wielding laying on even more strategic carnage, just as hatchets and exo abilities blow up the stealth. Brainy, brawny, big, brash, and beautiful, MachineGames’ new wave of Wolfenstein remains some of the smartest and most unique FPS around.