We’ve rounded up the best PS4 games and created a guide to the top titles Sony’s console has to offer.
It’s hard to argue the Sony PS4 really is an incredible console, and possibly even Sony’s greatest achievement to date (at least until the PlayStation 5 arrives). To make the most of it though, you need the best PS4 games, and that’s where we come in.
With more apps and features than any other console, the power to show you both incredible gameplay and entertainment thanks to 4K UHD and HDR, and some of the greatest games to ever grace a Sony machine, the PlayStation 4 is an impressive package.
At the end of 2017, it was revealed that more than 73 million users worldwide had bought a PS4, and now we’re almost at the end of 2018 that figure will likely be significantly higher. In comparison, sales of the Xbox One were believed to be around the 30 million mark at the same time – though that hasn’t been officially confirmed.
A huge part of the success of the PS4 has been due to the exclusives Sony has offered.
For example, it’s the only console on the market with the likes of Spider-Man, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Colossus and God of War, all of which are available right now, and games like The Last of Us Part 2, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima that are all expected to be released over the next few years.
Aside from the first-party franchises, don’t forget the fantastic PlayStation 4 games from the likes of EA, Ubisoft and Epic Games that are available too, all of which contribute to a pretty monumental catalogue on the PS4. Whether you’re lording it over your mates with the premium 4K PS4 Pro, or happily fragging away with an original PS4 until the PS5 launches, the PlayStation 4 has a game for everyone.
So, to help you sort out which games are worth your while, we’ve compiled a list of the newest and best PS4 games – a round-up of the very best games on PS4. We’ve done our best to include something from every genre, from AAA down to indie gems and have posted our findings here for you to enjoy.
Should you not find something to binge here today, check back in with us in a few weeks – with every new release we’re updating and revising our choices!
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the latest edition to the epic action RPG franchise. Odyssey is set during the Peloponnesian War and sees you stepping into the sandals of either Alexios or Kassandra as they try to uncover the truth about their history while navigating the turbulent world of Ancient Greece as a mercenary.
Odyssey is a graphically stunning PS4 game which will take you to the heart of Ancient Greece – easily securing it a place in our collection of the best PlayStation 4 games. Just make sure you have the time to play it because there’s over 100 hours of content to enjoy here.
Check out our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review diary for more.
Swinging its way onto our best PS4 games list, Marvel’s Spider-Man is likely the best comic book-based video game in the entire PS4 library by a country mile (sorry, Batman: Return to Arkham).
While Arkham did a great job bringing the brooding caped crusader to life on our home consoles, it failed to provide us any insight about Bruce Wayne’s actual life when he takes off the cowl.
This is different, if only because it shows us two sides of the same hero – the affable Peter Parker and the heroic, self-sacrificing Spider-Man – in the same game. Tie into that the best traversal mechanics since Spider-Man 2 on the PS3, and you have all the markings of a spectacular (and dare we say AMAZING) Spider-Man game.
Don’t miss our full Spider-Man review !
Strange Brigade is an action-packed third-person co-op shooter which enables you to team up with friends online.
Pairing Monty Python-esque humor with mythological creatures, Strange Brigade tasks players with exploring ancient tombs and solving puzzles, while also fending off some supernatural beasties at the same time.
A definite for those who want a fun, action-packed co-op PS4 game which doesn’t take itself too seriously.
After a year away, Assassin’s Creed is back and bigger and better than ever. In Assassin’s Creed Origins you go back to ancient Egypt, before the brotherhood and before the Templars, where you play as the original assassin Bayek.
Assassin’s Creed is a series that was growing increasingly stale, but with Origins the formula has been refreshed with new RPG mechanics, story-driven side quests and a far more free-flowing combat system.
Whether you’re new to the series or a seasoned fan, Assassin’s Creed Origins is absolutely worth playing and really earns its place on our best PlayStation 4 games list.
Read our full review of the game and our tips and tricks guide .
Fortnite Battle Royale has had a meteoric rise since its release in 2017, and it’s not hard to see why. The free-to-play battle royale PS4 game offers players an energetic and enjoyable online multiplayer experience, with a concept that pretty simple to get to grips with: just be the last person standing.
Constant content updates keep Fortnite feeling fresh over a year since its launch so it easily gets a place on the best PlayStation 4 games list.
In Battlefield 1 for the PlayStation 4, DICE takes players back in time to World War One and by doing so completely rejuvenates the once stagnating franchise.
Battlefield 1 ‘s historical setting helps it to stand apart from the rest of the modern military shooters on the market, with all new weapons, vehicles, and level designs that feel fresh and capture the chaos and brutality of war.
The game offers a poignant and entertaining single-player campaign that sets a new standard for first-person shooter. Broken into six sections, each following a different character and front line location, the campaign never feels dull or repetitive.
The single player campaign even feeds neatly into Battlefield 1’s multiplayer mode which, while familiar, also benefits from the much-needed breath of life that the change in setting gives.
Graphically impressive, entertaining, and sometimes touching, Battlefield 1 is a return to form for the series.
From Software’s enigmatic and notoriously challenging Souls titles all hold critical and fan acclaim, but none are as stylistically interesting as the quasi-Industrial era Bloodborne.
It plays like an RPG set indelibly on a hidden difficulty mode with all the helpful text pop-ups removed – which is to say it requires more than a modicum of patience from the player.
But that’s the point: in Bloodborne for the PS4, you get out what you put into it. Victory’s all the more rewarding when you’ve watched your enemy, memorized his attack patterns, struck at the opportune moment and prevailed via the game’s impeccable melee combat.
Crash Bandicoot is one of the classic gaming IPs and a revered figure on the PlayStation platform. We were absolutely delighted, then, when he made his debut in a PlayStation 4 game with the remaster of the N. Sane trilogy.
If you like your nostalgia in big dollops, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy is a remaster well worth picking up. This is the same levels, gameplay, and the iconic music is still there but it’s been given a lovely new lick of paint. At TechRadar we think it’s a great example of the way classic games should be resurrected.
Dark Souls is an iconic series in the gaming world and with this PS4 remaster you have the chance to go back to where it all started in 2011, but with improved visual fidelity and performance – all the better to see those horrific and punishing enemies that are coming relentlessly for your blood.
This is the same original game with all of its DLC, but that’s no bad thing. Dark Souls is a fantastic, must-play title and it’s great to see it as one of the best PS4 games around (in part because the frame rate bump to 60 fps makes it a much smoother and more exhilarating gameplay experience).
Following the surprise 2012 hit Dishonored wasn’t going to be an easy task, but Dishonored 2 has more than lived up to its expectations as one of the best PS4 games we’ve ever had the pleasure to play.
Picking up 15 years after the events of the original, Dishonored 2 takes players back to the Victorian Steampunk city of Dunwall. This time, though, you have the choice of whether or not you want to play as the original title’s protagonist Corvo, or his equally-skilled protegee Emily.
Dishonored 2 doesn’t differ wildly from the first game, but there was nothing wrong with Dishonored in the first place. What we get is a vastly improved and close to perfected take on it.
Anyone who likes their games filled with atmosphere, character, and a bit of wit and intelligence will find Dishonored 2 worth picking up for the PlayStation 4.
You can read our full review here .
FIFA is, for many console owners, a highly anticipated annual event. The latest and arguably greatest instalment in the football sim series has arrived in the form of FIFA 18, and it’s straight into our list of the best PS4 games.
Whether you’re looking to play against others online, build up a management career on your own or play a cinematic story mode that’ll give you an insight into the dramatic life of a premier league footballer, FIFA has a game mode just for you.
The best thing is, there’s always more than enough to throw yourself into and agonize over until the next game rolls around with further incremental improvements to convince you to upgrade.
You can read our full review of FIFA 18 right here and make sure you’re the best on the pitch using our tips and tricks guide.
Since we first compiled this list, we’ve been treated to FIFA 19 too – which we would of course also recommend as one of the best PS4 games out there.
Final Fantasy 12 is one of the most underappreciated and anomalous Final Fantasy games, first released in 2006. With this remake, Square Enix gives players a chance to take a second look at the game, this time running much more smoothly, with fewer obvious faults and cracks.
In The Zodiac Age you’ll find a beautiful game world, fast and exciting combat, and a sweeping storyline that’s an example of the JRPG genre at its best. Whether you’re a fan of Final Fantasy or not, 12 is enough of a series outlier that it’s a good place to dip in and see what you might be missing. It’s a PlayStation 4 exclusive, too.
Not only is it the best sandbox game on the PlayStation 4 platform, GTA V is also the best golf game, the best tennis sim, the undisputed virtual yoga champ, one of the best racers… it’s even a pretty serviceable MMO.
We’re used to scale and scope from Grand Theft Auto, but what Trevor, Franklin, and Michael bring us is a staggeringly well-realised city seen from three entirely different perspectives.
Trevor, the maniacal rampage killer whom we discover to be in all of us when we play a Rockstar game; Franklin, the classic rags-to-riches character with street smarts and the ability to pull off a bandana; and Michael, the troubled criminal with a dysfunctional family and a beer gut to show for his life of violence.
However you play GTA V – a multiplayer muckabout, a story-driven third-person actioner, a flight sim – it reveals itself to be the best game on both this generation and the last. One of the very best PS4 games.
One of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives of 2018, God of War has lived up to the hype. Taking Kratos from Greek to Norse mythology, making him a father, and focusing on narrative as well as completely revamping combat has made God of War a welcome refresh for the franchise.
In our full review, we called God of War “the best game in the series” for many reasons, but the stand-out is that this is a game with heart and it’s not to be missed if you’re interested in the best PS4 games.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is developer Ninja Theory’s first attempt at publishing its own game and it’s quite an achievement. The game follows Senua, a Celtic warrior suffering from psychosis who travels to Hell to rescue her lost lover.
The game uses an interesting mix of binaural audio and innovative visual techniques to communicate Senua’s experience with her psychosis to the player, resulting in a game that’s likely to be quite different from anything else you’ve played recently.
We’ve rounded up the best PS4 games and created a guide to the top titles Sony’s console has to offer.