It’s a testament to the quality of the PlayStation 4’s vast library that it’s incredibly difficult to narrow down a list of the best PS4 games. As one of the best-selling consoles of all time, it’s no surprise that Sony’s eighth-generation platform boasts a stacked back catalog of AAA big hitters, indie darlings, remasters, remakes, and more.

To keep this list of the best PS4 games as brief as possible, we’re narrowing it down to our top 10. And all of our top 10 PS4 game picks are console exclusives (PC not included). We’ve also left out PlayStation VR games like Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Rage Infinity and Tetris Effect. If you have a PSVR, do yourself a favor and check them out.

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As a bonus, we’ve put together a quick list of other incredible games that aren’t PS4 exclusives at the bottom of this article.

Best PS4 Games:

  1. bloodborne
  2. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  3. God of war
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. the last guardian
  1. the last of us part 2
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  3. person 5 royal
  4. shadow of great man
  5. Unknown 4: A Thief’s End

This list of the best games on PS4 will be updated as new games launch.


1. blood borne

Sony Computer Entertainment

The first and (in this writer’s opinion) best PS4 exclusive you can buy, Bloodborne is a masterpiece. It comes from the team behind the notoriously challenging Dark Souls series.

Bloodborne sticks with Soul’s series core action RPG gameplay and steep difficulty curve, while sacrificing serious fantasy for a gothic horror setting. Its vicious combat, intriguing lore, and brutal boss fights make for a nightmare enjoyment like no other.

Be afraid of old blood.


2. Final Fantasy VII Remake

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After more than a decade of teases and numerous delays, the long-awaited remake of Square Enix’s PS1 classic is finally here. Well, the first part anyway.

Final Fantasy VII Remake takes the first third of the seminal Japanese RPG and updates it for a modern audience. Cutting-edge visuals, a new, real-time version of Final Fantasy VII’s turn-based combat, and a slew of other changes breathe new life into the steampunk world of Midgar. Now, if only we could hear something, anythingAbout Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2…


3. God of War

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God of War (2018) is a part-sequel and part-reboot of the hack-and-slash franchise, which stars Kratos aka The Ghost of Sparta aka The Angry Man in Gaming Too Introduces The World, Beasts and Gods of Norse Mythology.

Despite switching to third person, God of War retains the frenetic fighting of its predecessors, while effortlessly adopting a more story-driven approach. After being murdered on his way through the Greek pantheon, Kratos’ newfound status as the single parent of his son (the boy!) forces him to face the consequences of his anger-fueled past.

A true modern epic and a fresh, surprisingly mature new chapter for a series that will surely continue on PS5.


4. Horizon Zero Dawn

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After more than a decade of mediocre shooters with pseudo-space Nazis, the Killzone team finally delivered an open-world sci-fi game that cemented itself as a PlayStation franchise for the future.

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Horizon Zero Dawn features bleeding-edge visuals, a star turn from the always excellent Ashley Burch as red-haired hero Alloy, and a compelling story and setting that combines Old World equipment and elements of Aboriginal culture with futuristic technology. is. Robot dinosaurs too. do i need to continue?


5. The Last Guardian

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Originally intended to launch on PS3, The Last Guardian survived years of development hell before eventually landing on PS4. It was well worth the wait.

The spiritual successor to Echo and Shadow of the Colossus (more on that later), The Last Guardian is a beautiful and poignant puzzle platformer. The game follows the growing relationship between a young kidnapped boy and a giant cat-dog-griffin-thing – brought to life with surprisingly realistic AI – as they team up to escape a dangerously mysterious prison.

Despite some weird puzzles, sometimes awkward controls, and troubling technical issues, there’s still nothing quite like The Last Guardian on any other platform.


6. The Last of Us Part 2

How do you follow up with The Last of Us, a generation-defining masterpiece that sits down with the gaming industry’s greats, about one of the best games of all time?

Acclaimed developer Naughty Dog faced an uphill task with The Last of Us Part 2. However, the end result is a bravura gaming experience full of emotional gut-punch that lives on far more than the series’ legacy.

The Last of Us Part 2 follows fellow-protagonist Ellie on a revenge-fueled journey through post-apocalyptic Seattle in an elaborate story that centers around the fallout from the first game’s violent ending.

This lengthy sequel is far more structurally messed up today than its predecessor. But it’s far more ambitious with its storytelling techniques and broad themes. It improves upon the brutal combat and tense stealth gameplay of the original in every way, as well as introducing new human enemies and new fungus-infested creatures.

If you haven’t played The Last of Us, start with excellent remastered version for PS4 before moving on to the sequel.


7. Marvel’s Spider-Man

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Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man does to Webslinger what the Batman Arkham series did to the Caped Crusader.

While Spider-Man on PS4 suffers from some open-world-itis with boring quests and collectibles, it’s hard to complain when swinging through New York feels so good.

No doubt the first in a series, Spider-Man PS4 also does a great job introducing Peter Parker as a character and unique but faithful take on the iconic members of Spider-Man’s gallery of rogues.


8. Persona 5 Royal

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Easily one of the most stylish games ever made, Persona 5 Royale is a Japanese RPG with a rebellious twist.

Persona 5 Royal puts you in a school uniform and sneakers from the Phantom Thieves – a ragtag retinue of teens with the ability to jump into the cognitive world and change the hearts of greedy and corrupt boomers.

The “Royal” version improves upon the original Persona 5 with new content, characters, and gameplay tweaks that make the 80-100 hour psychedelic ride even more thrilling.


9. Shadow of the Emperor

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Shadow of the Colossus is arguably an excellent remake of Team Echo’s momentous achievement. This is a rare remake that is faithful to the original while improving in every way.

This epic sees you travel across a desolate, picturesque land in search of the Colossi to Slay. To say that encounters with these giant beasts are memorable doesn’t take a majestic battle of puzzle solving, strategy and endurance of any kind of justice.


10. Unknown 4: Thief’s End

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The final and best main entry in Sony’s biggest blockbuster franchise started off with a bang. Despite settling into retirement, veteran adventurer Nathan Drake takes one last job to set the score and save his brother.

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Fresh from The Last of Us, Uncharted 4 saw Naughty Dog take on a far more mature role in the action-adventure series, squeezing a lot of subtle character work in between bombastic shootouts.

be sure to check out Unknown: The Lost Legacy Too. This short spin-off builds on the semi-open-world structure of Uncharted 4’s best chapter and brings back series favorite Chloe as a playable character.


Best PS4 Games: Non-Exclusive

With a library as huge as the PS4, we can’t ignore some other amazing non-exclusive games. Here are the best ones you should check out:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – As the 22nd title in the long-running series, AC: Valhalla represents the best that Ubisoft has been able to put together. This time, you’ll take the reins as Ivor the Viking.
  • Danganronpa 1.2 Reload – The PS4 has a surprisingly deep selection of visual novel games. the first two Danganronpa games, as well Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Super niche, but totally superb.
  • Dark Souls Trilogy – OG Classic remastered, a divisive sophistication, and a fan-pleasing finale. Bloodborne fans shouldn’t miss FromSoftware’s challenging trilogy or shinobi-themed spin-offs, Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice.
  • Apocalypse – The perfect reboot of the demon-killing shooter series. its sequel doom eternal It’s also worth a look, although the 2016 game is a bit tighter.
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – A hardcore traditional Japanese RPG with classic turn-based combat, a seemingly endless supply of quests, and a memorable cast of lovable quirky characters.
  • Jedi: Fallen Order – Sometimes you just have to let your inner Jedi explode, and this AAA title is the perfect way to do that. It mixes gritty combat, tricky puzzles, and more.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Hideo Kojima’s last Metal Gear outing was a mixed bag overall, but the open-world stealth gameplay remains the pinnacle of the series. check out death stranding For more Kojima weirdness.
  • Near: Automata — Platinum Games’ survivalist action RPG won’t be for everyone, but if you like puzzler games and hack-and-slash combat you’ll have 2B Foolish to skip it.
  • overwatch — Blizzard Entertainment’s hero shooter revived the online FPS genre a few years back and continues going strong today. If you are more interested in Battle Royale game then you have found fortnite, Apex Legends, and pubg.
  • red dead redemption 2 — The sequel to Rockstar is a centuries-long Western Journey. Of course, if you want a more open world…