PlayStation 5 was released two years back, and it’s still hard to get a hold of one. While the release of PS5 may have taken the place of PS4, its library of games is still immense. It’s been home to many phenomenal games in its nine years.
PS4 has been the most outstanding achievement of Sony, and it has clearly shown its mark as one of the best gaming consoles of the 21st century. PS4 has enjoyed success both commercially and critically. On top of that, all those exclusive games the console had to give were a great experience.
Not only such exclusive, but the whole experience of this console is excellent. As Sony rectified its mistakes from the PS3 era, this console became one of the best-selling and loved consoles.
The available games on the console are filled with many genres, and someone’s preference is totally up to them. With the PlayStation 5 still out of reach for many of us, let’s look at some of the best PS4 games.
Best PS4 Games
Doom has been the ultimate FPS game of all time. And with its release of Doom in 2016, the same old-school, fast-paced shooter had returned. The Doomguy, with his battle across Mars, Spaceships, and other places, will have to go around shooting, blowing them up, or smashing the hell out of every demon we see.
This modern reboot is everything we could have back in the day. The demon genocide might be cruel, bloody, disgusting, and whatnot, but the most important thing is it’s very satisfying.
This version of the game offers us classic arsenals and other additional features like double-jumping, and abilities upgrades; it’s very fun. Also, the combat is enjoyable, and guess what? Melee kills offer health, and chainsaw kills offer ammo. That’s the reason everyone will be slashing and killing them off for a very long time.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
The 2020 remake of Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most loved JRPGs of all time, at least in current times. This newer approach made the already loved game more than it was. Cloud and his friends battle to protect the world from Sephiroth, and it’s something everyone wants in the bigger console.
Remakes entirely revolve around the same story and in the same place, and in this one, it’s Midgard. It’s a totally different world, really. With improvement in everything like the cast, location, and gameplay, this was really a great game.
Part 2 , titled Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, will be released in the Winter of 2023. Square Enix says that the remake will be a trilogy.
Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls series has to be one of the most popular games on the list, and it’s primarily because of its difficult-grueling-fair gameplay. This role-playing game developed by FromSoftward is the final game in the Dark Souls series and it delivered.
It has a cohesive level and art design. The music this game has in the levels are very unique. The game is a constant uphill fight and it’s very engaging. This fantasy beast provides everything we can ask for.
2016 was a great year for video games, and Titanfall 2 was one of the best FPS to come out that year. From Respawn Entertainment, this game was a mix of fast-paced fps and the battle of giant robots with lots of destruction.
The story of a Militia rifleman and his aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot is remarkable. Behind enemy lines, constant heat throb, navigational, and combat makes this an excellent FPS experience. It indeed gives an adrenaline rush.
Another FPS from the year 2016, this game had it all. The game had the elements from World War I, the destruction it had, and the dynamic weather. Well, it was just incredible. It had the most beautiful graphics, and guess what? That is still remarkable even though some games of 2022 are not that beautiful.
This installment has portions of different stories and does a great job of explaining the terror of war. The campaign was a wholesome experience, and then, there was multiplayer. It was something else.
The multiplayer world of this game was very immersive. With dynamic weather, we had to adapt to the weather changes. The change in weather changed everything in the game. Also, the maps of the games were very engaging. More than that, we could be a soldier, tank drivers, or even a pilot; there was a role for everyone in the chaotic world.
This RPG was the ultimate edition of every Persona game. And this game tells the story of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. The game follows a high school student who fights monsters while socializing with friends and attending classes.
The quest of this game was also something else. It is one of the biggest open-world games. It represents a unique visual style, story arcs, and cutscenes. This game is challenging to defy, discover the power, and fight for the greater good. Breaking free from modern society and its ways is a curve ball this game presents.
Detroit: Become Human
From the developer Quantic Dream, Detroit: Become Human is a story-based game around Detroit. It is in the year 2038, and the world is filled with Androids doing the work for humans. It is an interactive drama game that will give us insights into many things in society.
The game explores Androids and their consciousness. This is a beautiful game that involves the player differently. The choices we make have different consequences, which is the game’s unique aspect. With stunning graphics and complex branching stories, this game is worth playing.
GTA V/ GTA Online
GTA has been Rockstar’s greatest asset, and seems like it will continue being so. The game has been in 3 generations of consoles and is one of the fastest-selling games in the world. The story of the game is something that has to be experienced by everyone at least once. Also, the improved textures, cars, and the first-person mode in the game are a luxury.
Also, the online aspect of the game is something else. The more you play, the more you get sucked into the world of Los Santos. The heists you can take part in, crimes, and other components of the game make this game one of the biggest.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid will have a special place in the hearts of every gamer in the world. While Konami did Kojima dirty, this game had the story’s most significant conclusion. It was the first time for Hideo in the realm of open-world games, but he made it exceptional anyways.
This game offers free creativity. It also has one of the best prologues and soundtracks. This has to be one game where you have multiple ways to complete the objectives. Also, the drops in the middle of the mission are something else. Its weapon development system and recruitment system are also very much talked about.
Neir: Automata is a hack-and-slash RPG game unlike any other. It is an action-based game, with a gameplay hour of more than 30 hours. It takes place in a dystopian future world. The world and the characters in the game give different meanings to how the game is played.
The game is a roller coaster. Combat is the main point of the game. There are also other features like fishing and hunting available which makes the mechanics of the game more beautiful. The gameplay is fantastic with a sensical story behind every significant character in the game, and the game is also known for its infamous amount of endings.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
In 2015, when this game was released, the world was in shambles. It was a massive RPG filled with lots of fantasy elements and great graphics, and everyone had to have it. Still today, The Witcher 3 is comparable with modern games.
The game brings back our favorite character, Geralt into the diverse and challenging world with lots of new beasts to slay. CD Projekt Red’s fantasy world stretches the game into a big continent also, with a gameplay time of more than 60 hours, it’s just worth it.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a PS4 exclusive game from 2017. Developed by Guerrilla Games, it is a role-playing game that follows a skilled hunter Aloy as the main protagonist. In a land inhabited by giant mechanical beings, it is a society formed away from the world we know.
Horizon is an open-world game with gigantic bosses. The story of this game is an emotional journey that will reveal many mysteries of the world and technologies. The arsenal we have in this game is also exciting. The world is filled with various things that we can explore. These elements all made this game very beautiful.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted 4 is the last game in the Uncharted series. It is set 3 years after the events of Uncharted 3, and Drake has left the world of fortune hunting. From Naughty Dog, the game has become a great piece of detail. This Indiana-Jones-style game comes face to face with the human problems and responsibilities of an adult.
This is a blockbuster game with great storytelling. It has a 15-hour story experience with beautiful graphics. Naughty Dog has extended the terrain, the way we hang off on a ledge, all those parkour, everything in this game was great. In this game, they hunt for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure, and Sam and Drake embark on a journey to find Libertalia. This game is a proper sendoff to the trip of a thief.
Ghost of Tsushima
The samurai warriors defending the coast of Japan from the fearsome Mongol Empire. What a story to relive. Set in 13th-century Japan, this is a story where you go from a Samurai to a ghost. The game gives us so many things to do in the game it’s hard to stray our minds off it.
Sucker Punch’s latest game is a story exploring Japanese culture, the concept of honor, and the theme of Japan. The combat of this game is a blend of everything. It has light attacks to deal damage, heavy attacks to deal more damage quickly, and certain types of attacks to break guards and others.
In the end, Jin’s story is packed with visual spectacle and excellent combat. Also, the gameplay of 40 to 50 hours is something to experience. Ghost of Tsushima was a great contender for Game of the Year.
Red Dead Redemption 2
The latest entry of Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2, is an epic story set in the heart of America. This glorious open-world game is filled with so many things we can only hope for. This is one of the best games Rockstar has ever made. This game revolves around Arthur Morgan in the ending era of Wild West in America.
This game’s story. Well, it is one of the most beautiful stories we’ve ever experienced. It’s a glorious game with the most realistic weather, morning mist, sunrise, sunset, and whatnot. Also, the multiplayer aspect of the play sets us in 1899 American soil and gives us a whole new online experience.
Marvel’s Spiderman is all about a work of art. It is one of the most immersive and joyful games on PS4. It has beautiful graphics, swinging mechanics, the web shooter, physics, and everything else, too, it’s just an incredible game, we are New York’s web-slinger who is a master in fighting crimes in the city.
The story of the game is also very engaging. It has portrayed human emotions and has done a great job. The way Peter struggles to balance his personal life and his superhero work is awesome to see, often making us feel bad for him.
The swinging in the game is very addicting. The story of this game has our hearts. Also the humor of Spider-Man is something the developers have not missed. This modern game revolving around the comic book and its villains is just great.
God Of War
Wow, this game was something else. After the wrath of Kratos against the gods of Olympus, he now lives in the land of Norse Mythology with his son. This is a fresh start for him and a way to atone for what he has done in the past. This is a semi-open-world game, which still features horrific and bloody combat.
This game has by far one of the greatest stories and combat. It follows Norse Mythology, and with a new weapon The Leviathan Axe, we embark on an important journey. This is a fun game to play which will pull the player into the world of Gods. This highly anticipated game featured everything we could ask for and has to be the best game in PS4 to ever exist.