For most, the PS4 is the superior console. Whether or not you agree with that opinion, it’s hard to deny that Sony’s platform has been home to some of the most immersive, compelling and successful games to date. With the introduction of the PS4 Pro and Playstation VR, the system shows no sign of slowing down, and their recent line up at 2018’s E3 definitely supports that notion. But, for those of you with a PS4 who need something to satisfy their gaming needs while they wait for The Last of Us Part 2 and Death Stranding to come out, whenever that’ll be, we’ve put together a list of our favourites; games that if you haven’t already played, you should probably get on doing that. Here’s our picks for the top 10 best games for PS4.
10 The Last of Us Remastered Normally, The Last of Us would be a game that tops any ‘best of’ list. But considering the game initially came out for the PS3, but was beautifully remastered for the release of the PS4, we were a little torn about where to place it on our list. The Last of Us remains one of the best video games of all time, and is one of the best-selling PS3 game of all time.
It’s swept up multiple game awards, including Game of the Year from many a publication, making it one of the most awarded games in history. The Last of Us doesn’t only amaze with its graphics, gameplay mechanics and sound design, but it also up-ed the anty when it proved to be one of the most well developed games from a narrative standpoint; an absolute rollercoaster ride of emotion, all while combining stealth and melee combat to try to stay alive. The game’s sequel, which recently made major headlines when it’s latest trailer was revealed at this year’s E3, is one of the most highly anticipated video games of this decade, and based on what we’ve seen, we’re sure it’ll break records and top lists of its own. 9 Bloodborne Many consider Bloodborne to be the first really powerful Playstation exclusives.
An action RPG from FromSoftware, the same company who brought you Dark Souls, Bloodborne is notorious for being high in difficulty as well, but oh so rewarding. It’s living, breathing interconnected world is grim, its atmosphere is immersive, and its plot had critics and fans praising it. Its combat is fast past, combined with a risk-and-reward Rally system with allows you to recover portions of lost health by striking an enemy within a small window of time. And the monsters- well, they’re as horrific as they come, and you can’t help but love them. 8 Overwatch Blizzard has done it again, this time giving us a multiplayer game set in a rich world that has captivated millions. At the 2016 Golden Joystick awards, it swept up several titles, including best original game, best multiplayer, best competitive game, best gaming moment and best PC game.
But it’s also stellar on PS4, and features a handful of diverse modes that each serve up a unique gameplay experience. It’s not just the gameplay that has people flocking to Overwatch either; it’s the colourful cast of characters, and the fact that Blizzard has been incredibly mindful of ensuring representation in the game, featuring characters of all ethnicities and sexualities, and even one who has autism. 7 Night in the Woods This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning at least one indie game. And Night in the Woods does best what many indie games these days attempt to tackle; themes that generally aren’t a part of mainstream video game storytelling.
Night in the Woods follows a cat named Mae and her animal pals, all while dealing with issues concerning mental health. Its combination of its cartoony natures meets serious, emotional content matter concerning self-worth has struck a powerful note with players, making it a perfect game for adults struggling with similar struggles. 6 Nier: Automata Nier: Automata may have finally gotten a release for the Xbox One this summer, but the game initially debuted for the PS4 back in early 2017. An action RPG, it’s a title that not only packs a punch, but also inspires a lot of thought. You play as a combat android in a post-apocalyptic world, all while exploring the themes of free will, morality and human nature. It’s been praised for its use of a mixture of gameplay genres, along with the way it uses the video game medium to tell its story in an impressive way.
The game also has no direct narrative connection between itself and other titles in the series, making it fairly accessible for those unfamiliar with Nier to get pulled into the game. 5 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Uncharted 4 was the last chapter of Nathan Drake’s saga of adventures, and oh boy did it deliver. Not only visually, but from a storytelling perspective too. But more on that in a sec. Visually, the game is the best title in the series yet; from the large action sequences, to the small tiny details, the vast and exotic locales you explore and fight your way through have made for Drake’s most immersive adventure yet.
The character development in this game also makes for a fulfilling finale for Nathan Drake, exploring his past, questioning his future, and allowing players to get to know him and his supporting cast a little better. 4 The Witcher 3 Another series finale, CD Projekt RED outdid themselves with the Witcher 3. Well, sort of. It was a goodbye to Geralt, the main protagonist of the series, and rumours have been circulating for a while that a 4th Witcher game may be in the works. That being said, Projekt RED has had their hands full with Cyberpunk 2077, so who knows. As for the Witcher 3, the game is arguably one of the best console RPGs to date. Praised for its mission creativity and it’s entertaining characters, the game offers a complex story that doesn’t compromise the game’s open word, and a combat system that is wonderfully fluid, once you get the hang of it.
3 Horizon Zero Dawn Another beautiful open world RPG, Horizon Zero Dawn follows the story of a young woman named Aloy, a hunter who ventures through a post-apocalyptic land ruled by robots. A refreshing new IP, the game’s world allows players to seamlessly explore forests, jungles, deserts and snowy mountain regions, all stunning locations filled with deadly robotic opponents that Aloy can kill in a variety of ways; trap them, shoot them with arrows, blow them up, or toss a spear at them. You can craft mechanical components, use parkour and zip lines to get around rougher terrain, and interact with a variety of NPCs and side missions. Another game praised for its narrative, critics have applauded it’s near perfect story and Aloy’s character, along with the voice performance of Ashly Burch. 2 GTA V GTA V is another game that was initially released for the PS4. But unlike The Last of Us, GTA V has managed to live on in popularity with the introduction of GTA Online. It remains one of the most played video games to date. Whether you’re playing the story mode and causing mayhem with Michael, Trevor and Franklin, or if you’re goofing around with your pals on heists and whatnot, the game is not only considered by some to be the most profitable entertainment product of all time, but it also broke records, generating more than 800 million in worldwide revenue within 24 hours of its release.
Needless to say, it’s a game whose continued success has made it go down in video game history, and is definitely a must play for every gamer. 1 God of War The latest in the God of War series impressed a lot of people. For starters, it diverted from the franchise’s previous ways, adding more RPG elements to the typically hack and slash genre its previous titles boasted. Kratos’ character had come a long way too; gone are the days where Kratos is criticized for being two dimensional. His emotional story arc alongside his son Atreus has quickly made for one of the most interesting and compelling narratives to come out recent Ps4 games. The now open world provides it’s Norse setting with a lot of complexity for players to explore, and the parts of the original games we loved (the puzzles and the violent combat) and still ever so present.
Overhauling the series was exactly what God of War needed, and it’s become better for it. There we have it friends! What are your top picks for Ps4 games? Would you order these any differently? Let us know your thoughts in those comments below! If you dug this video, please show us some love and hit those like and subscribe buttons! And be sure to take a look at the playlist we currently have flashing on your screen for more gaming videos.
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