If you are looking for the best PS4 games, you’ve come to the right place. Not only will we list the best PlayStation 4 games but also include the PS4 games released in 2020, to keep you up to date. Some of these games are also the best online PS4 games, so you can play them with your friends, no matter where they are in the world. Not only do we list games for a mature audience, but also the best PS4 games for kids, so playing games can become a family affair. We will refrain from listing upcoming PS4 games, as they haven't released yet so we don't know how worthy they are to be on the list. Some of the games on this list are popular video games while others you may not have heard off. There are few games available on the console for free, but since the PS4 launched back in 2013, a lot of games are available for the system at affordable prices. Some of these games are best for online gaming and some of them are the best single-player experiences. The PS5 may be around the corner, but the PS4 is still no slouch. It has a library of some of the best games in the world of gaming from Marvel’s Spider-Man to God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn and even Bloodborne to name a few. With games like The Last of Us Part II and the Ghost of Tsushima yet to launch, the PS4 is all set to go with a bang. And with third party support expected to continue for the next few years, your PS4 still has a lot of life left and some great games to enjoy. If you have a 4K TV with HDR support, you may want to consider the PS4 Pro. Not only does it take advantage of the 4K resolution of your TV, but also has a boost mode to run some games better than the base PS4. Without further ado, here is a look at the best games for your PS4. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 27th May 2022, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.
Set during the Mogolian invasion of Japan, Ghost of Tsushima is the tale of Jin Sakai, a Samurai who must change his ways if he wants to rescue the island from the invasion. The game is a third person action adventure game and it is filled with some slick samurai swordplay, intense one-on-one duels and beautiful environments to explore. The game has some puzzles and traversal as well, but the one thing that will keep you coming back for more is the slick fast past combat that makes you feel like a true Ninja!
The last of Us Part 2 is one of the best games available on the PS4. The highlight of the game is the story which goes way beyond the simple theme of what is right and what is wrong. The game is a tale about revenge and one that will linger in your minds long after the credits have rolled. The Last of Us part 2 is a third-person action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world where the world is run over by infected zombies. The game may be a linear single-player adventure but it will take you nearly 30 hours to beat. It has some of the best visuals to hit the PS4 and is one you will revisit again, just because the combat is a lot of fun. You can read our review of the game here.
Considered as a soft reboot, yet keeping Kratos’ past in mind, God of War is one of the best narrative single-player action-adventure games for the PS4. The cherry on the cake is that it is exclusive to the PlayStation 4. The game boasts of some truly impressive technical achievements like a no-cut camera, immersive combat and a vast open-world to explore. The story of the game is simple - a boy and his father are on a journey to scatter the mother's ashes. It is the people you meet along the journey and the plot twists that ensue that make this adventure all the more memorable. God of War is a third-person action-adventure game with some puzzles thrown into the mix. You also have the ability to upgrade your amour and gear adding some light RPG elements to it. The most satisfying experience in God of War is the ability to throw your weapon which is the Axe and call it back with the tap of a button. It has to be the most satisfying experience in gaming. You can read our review of God of War here.
A cross-generation game available for the PS4 and the PS5, Spider-Man: Miles Morales follows the story of Miles soon after he gets his new spider abilities. This is a coming of age story for Miles and he comes to grips with the idea that “with great power comes great responsibility.” The game takes place in the same city of New York as the first Spider-man game but this time around, the focus is on Harlem and Miles battles new foes. He also has some new abilities that enhance the combat in the game. Visually the game is a step up from its predecessor, especially when you consider the visual fidelity of a snow-covered New York City.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a game developed by Guerrilla games; a Sony first-party studio known for the Killzone franchise. Departing from the FPS genre was a big risk and it paid off quite well. Horizon: Zero Dawn is a single-player narrative experience. It is a third-person action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world where robotic machines roam the lands. These machines are in the form of animals like dinosaurs and you have a bow and arrow to take down these mechanical creatures. It may sound overwhelming, but the gameplay is one to keep you hooked. Since its release in 2017, Horizon: Zero Dawn was a PS4 exclusive, but will now come to the PC as well. The game has a vast and diverse open world to explore, side quests to embark on and secrets to uncover. If you are looking for an open-world post-apocalyptic adventure to embark upon, then this is definitely a must-have game. You can read our review of Horizon Zero Dawn here.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is developed by Insomniac Games, the masterminds behind the Ratchet and Clank franchise and also the underrated game Sunset Overdrive. You don the role of the web-slinger in this adventure, but it isn't an origin story. Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for a few years now and the story of the game revolves around a new villain, Mr Negative. It also brings the sinister 6 into the picture and you have a bunch of famous Spider-Man baddies to encounter. One of the best things about the game is the web-swinging throughout New York City. It feels, natural, fluid and above all, is a lot of fun. The game also has an interesting set of side quests that you can take on. The story of the game is quite unique and not a retelling of any Spider-Man tale we’ve heard so far. If you are looking to play a fun-filled adventure that will appeal to kids and young adults alike, then this is the game for you. You can read our review of Marvel’s Spider-Man here.
Five years in the making, Final Fantasy VII remake is the remake of one of the best games on the PS1 designed from the ground up for the PS4. The game is a JRPG (Japanese Role-Playing Game) with action elements thrown into the mix. The best thing about the Final Fantasy VII remake is its visuals. The game looks absolutely stunning with detailed character models and lunch environments. The battles in the game feel over the top as well. The biggest highlight of the game is its story which brings deep lore, an engaging plot and an intriguing protagonist. If you played the original game, then know that the story has been changed a bit to keep you hooked. For the rest, you don't need to have played a Final Fantasy game to know the story. This is an independent story. You can read our Final Fantasy VII remake review here.
Naughty Dogs’ The Last of Us Part II may be the most anticipated game of 2020 but Uncharted 4 is the developers PS4 exclusive masterpiece that you can play right now. The game takes treasure hunting protagonist, Nathan Drake on a swashbuckling treasure hunting adventure. This is a cinematic third-person action-adventure game with set-piece moments, interesting puzzles and a story that can put Indiana Jones to shame. Not to mention the fact that it looks as good as any action-adventure movie with lush locations to explore and bad guys to take down in style. You don't have to play the previous games in the franchise to enjoy this one, but it helps add to the lore and backstory. The game is a third-person action game exclusive to the PS4 and while it does not have an open world to explore, there are large open areas with hidden secrets. You can read our review of Uncharted 4 here.
The Witcher series may be getting a lot of attention for its Netflix adaptation, but it is the games that take the story to a whole new level. The Wither games are set after the events of the popular books and the Wild Hunt is the third entry in the game series. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an Open World Action RPG with a heavy emphasis on narration and choices. Each choice you make has an effect on the story and you can change the outcome of events based on your actions. The Witcher 3 has a vast open-world to explore, brings with it an interesting cast of characters and has immersive gameplay. The game will take you weeks to finish ensuring it has a really long-life span as well. You can read our review of The Witcher 3: Wild hunt here.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla puts in the shoes of a Viking Evor as the Vikings expand their reach into England. True to the franchise’s legacy, you will visit some historic locations in England and interact with historic characters. If you enjoy playing games for days and weeks on end, then this is definitely one to consider as it has nearly a hundred hours worth of gameplay. The game also introduces a new upgrade tree letting you unlock new abilities as you progress. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also has a new raiding mechanic letting you acquire wealth and resources to upgrade your settlement.
Another remake on this list Resident Evil 3 is a remake of one of the best horror games on the PS1. The campaign may be short, but this game is scary enough to make you sleep with the lights on for a long time. It is a third-person adventure where you see the story from two perspectives. The game has taken some creative liberties to bring the game up to speed in 2020, but the overarching story stays true to the original game. The game is filled with interesting jump scares some head-scratching puzzles and a nemesis that chases you and keeps you at the edge of your seat. If you have an HDR-capable TV, you will definitely enjoy the visuals this game has to offer. You can read our review of Resident Evil 3 remake here.
GTA V launched back in 2013 and is still one of the bestselling games in 2020. That should be a testament to the quality the game brings. GTA V is an open-world action game where you see the story play out through three different perspectives. The game has a diverse set of missions for you to encounter and has a story that will keep you hooked until the end. The gunplay has been improved when compared to previous GTA games and it feels a lot better. Not to mention the online mode where you can join up with friends for missions and have a blast.
Considered one of the best Star Wars games ever made, Jedi: Fallen order puts you in the shoes of a young padawan who is afraid to reveal his force powers after Order 66 has been issued. The game is a third-person action-adventure game with different planets to explore. The combat is a lot like Dark Souls and it is challenging. Thankfully, you can choose a difficulty that suits your playstyle. The game also gives you a number of force abilities to master making you truly feel like a powerful Jedi. The game is a single-player story adventure only, but one that you can keep revisiting simply because the game is a lot of fun. You can read our review of the game here.
If you are looking for the best FPS game to play on your PS4, then you don't need to look beyond Doom Eternal. The game is a fast-paced first-person action game where you have one single objective - kill the demons. With a wide arsenal of weapons at your disposal and a large library of upgrades and abilities, the gameplay remains fresh throughout the journey. Not to mention the fact that new demons are introduced as you progress making this one game you will truly enjoy. The sound and the visuals of the game are truly immersive and the game is long, taking you a whole weekend of nothing but playing this to get it done. The lore of the game is expanded and Doom fans will definitely enjoy this game. You can read our review of Doom Eternal here.
If there is one game that will take you back to the old west it is Red Dead Redemption 2. This game is as good a realistic simulation as can be. From riding your horse to robbing trains and even using dynamite to blow things up, RDR2 has one of the best stories. The best part about the game is that you can leave the story quests aside for days and indulge in activities like horse races, don the role of a bounty hunter, play poker, rob trains, and a whole lot more. People have spent hundreds of hours in the game and they are still finding new things to do.
Bloodborne is a role-playing game that truly redefines the word tough. Set in an ancient city called Yharnam, Bloodborne takes you to a world where you encounter madness, darkness and death at every single corner. Come face to face with nightmarish creatures and dangerous mobs as you navigate your way through this creepy world with nothing but your own wits to save you. The gameplay falls under the strategic action combat category, requiring players to use an arsenal of weapons like knives and guns to take down the intelligent and surprisingly adaptable creatures that inhabit the city. If you find the right chalices, you can even make your way through exceedingly horrifying dungeons and underground networks while combating monsters, traps and beasts to get your share of the rewards that are hidden all over. The high-resolution graphics help make the world look incredibly realistic even when you’re standing in front of a mutated abomination that’s ready to rip your face off.
If you are looking to play a horror game that will keep you up at night, then Resident Evil VII is the one for you. It changes the tried and tested third-person perspective in favour of a first-person perspective to immerse you in the horror. The game has some truly scary moments including the standard jump scares. It puts you in tense situations like locking you in a room with a mad man while you figure out how to escape. The game is a reminder of why the Resident Evil franchise is the best when it comes to horror games.
Assassins Creed Odyssey takes place in ancient Greece. Not only do you get to meet some historic characters in Greece but also get to partake in some of history’s greatest events and also visit some well-known historic monuments. The game’s story is a mix of Greek history and mythology. Players will visit settlements large and small and can undertake a number of quests. Some are vital to the story, others just give you an opportunity to explore the world.
The final game in the Metal Gear franchise from the mastermind, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a stealth action-adventure game. It has vast open areas for you to explore and tells a deep and engaging story which may seem complicated to newcomers But fans of the franchise are enthralled by the tale. The game has a plethora of ways in which a mission can be tackled. You can go guns blazing if you like or deploy a stealthy approach. Gamers also rescue companions in the game like a sniper named Quiet, a dog named DD to name a few. The protagonist in the game, Naked Snake also has a bionic arm that can be upgraded for use in combat. Players can also strengthen their army by recruiting soldiers they encounter on the battlefield.