The PlayStation 4 (simply called PS4) is Sony’s current gaming console, being the successor of the PS3.
It is quite powerful and have a large game library with exclusive AAA titles, such as the Uncharted series, God of War series, and Gran Turismo Sport.
If you have this magnificent console, I know that you want to know the best PS4 games of all time.
Most of you will recognize some of the games mentioned on this list.
#100. Life is Strange
During her time as an art-school student, a young girl named Max discovers that she has the ability to manipulate time.
This narrative-driven adventure game puts players in the shoes of Max, exploring her school and the nearby town of Arcadia Bay.
In addition to using her time-powers to solve puzzles and explore the environment, Max must make difficult moral decisions throughout the game.
These decisions have a lasting effect on how the story plays out, providing branching story paths.
The surprisingly twisted story, relaxing music, and cool superpowers make this one unforgettable adventure.
#99. Danganronpa 1-2 Reload
Trapped by a crazed mascot, a group of high-school students has only one means of escape; murdering another student and getting away with it.
This compilation contains the first two Danganropa games, Danganropa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganropa 2: Goodbye Despair.
In both games, players spend time exploring their surroundings, listening to the dialogue, and gathering information.
They must then use these clues during court-room style trial scenes, where all the characters gather to try and solve the most recent murder.
With excellent characters, a dark and interesting premised, and great visuals, this is one anime-inspired story you don’t want to miss.
#98. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
The Ys franchise has come a very long way since the original, but even the latest iteration in the franchise has managed to keep up, with a world brimming with interesting characters and a story that wraps up just how you would hope.
Not exactly your typical JRPG affair, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA plays more like an action hack-and-slash, rather than an RPG, but instead of doing away with that system, it manages to keep the two together in harmony.
Environments themselves are great big, expansive landscapes, and can at times be somewhat daunting, considering the challenges ahead.
Then of course, what good JRPG would be lacking a decent story; certainly not this one that has you roped in from the very start.
#97. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
The Definitive Edition of the rebooted Tomb Raider series simply brings everything and more you could ever want from an open-world 3rd person, action game; with the character of Lara Croft to help you along.
For the first time in a long time, this latest Tomb Raider focuses on the “birth” of Lara Croft, before she became the ultimate action-hero that we know her for today.
Shipwrecked and stranded on an island known for being particularly dangerous, Lara is going to need to learn how to survive quickly before it becomes too late.
With an engaging story from start to finish and solid gameplay that you won’t be getting bored of anytime soon, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a title that is not to be missed.
#96. XCOM 2
After an alien species invades and conquers Earth, a resistance force of soldiers known as the XCOM attempt to eradicate the cosmic enemies.
This sequel delivers more great XCOM action, including tense strategic battles, permanent battle consequences, and loads of combat options.
During turn-based battles, players give out orders to a variety of human allies, completing objectives and slaying all nearby aliens.
In addition to managing their squad and base, players must keep an eye out for injuries, as death is permanent and irreversible.
However, four difficulty options offer varying levels of challenge for both newcomers and veterans.
#95. Yakuza 0
Focusing on the lives of fictional Yakuza members, Yakuza 0 brings the player back to where it all began, before some of the main characters became the high-ranking members of the clan that they are today.
Sega somehow manages to pull it out of the bag once again with their Yakuza series, this time in the form of a prequel.
This prequel follows the lives of some of the main characters in the Yakuza franchise and brought some insight into their comings and goings that we never got to know previously.
Gameplay is still that classic beat-em up action, but that’s exactly what you should come to expect from Yakuza by now, and that’s what makes Yakuza 0 such a solid PS4 entry.
DOOM seems to be a pretty self-explanatory title for a game, because the world in which we used to know is now practically doomed and it’s up to you to kill pretty much everything in sight!
DOOM is an absolutely gory mess that doesn’t hide away from the idea.
At times the story might have something to say but considering that you’re playing as Doom Guy—a man who quite literally could not care any less—there’s not much to worry about.
With gorgeous visuals and settings, a myriad of fun, destructive weapons to choose from, all with a modern gameplay feel, DOOM is an FPS fans dream.
#93. 428: Shibuya Scramble
Five characters who are all seemingly connected must search the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo to discover the truth behind a recent kidnapping case.
This excellent visual-novel adventure blends various genres to provide an engaging and interesting story.
Players control five unique characters, searching for clues and making decisions.
There are over 80 different endings in the game, so your choices have a major impact on how the story plays out.
With dozens of hours of content, you’ll have to play through this game over and over to see every possible scene.
#92. Resident Evil 4
While searching for the President’s kidnapped daughter Ashley, special agent Leon Kennedy discovers a horrific cult that has been plagued by a grotesque virus.
With limited supplies, Leon must fight for both his and Ashley’s life.
Fans of both action and horror games should definitely check out this awesome entry in the Resident Evil franchise, which popularized the over-the-shoulder perspective used in most modern shooting games.
Like other games in the series, Resident Evil 4 tasks players with surviving against terrifying enemies as they solve various environmental puzzles and progress through the story.
This updated version also contains some cool bonuses, including mini-games, new story content, and more.
Pyre is another fantastic game from the same minds that created Bastion and Transistor.
Their latest party-based RPG keeps things simple, colourful, and absolutely stunning!
As a player, you are tasked with leading your band of exiles to freedom, a task that is wrought with trials and tribulations, but that’s half of the fun.
Almost considered a weird combination of action and strategy, the gameplay in Pyre requires both strategy and good reflexes to get the job done.
Once the beautiful campaign has been bested, you can take to the online against strangers or friends and test out your preferred team, to see just how good you’ve become.
#90. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
After being falsely accused of murder, a young adventurer must clear their name during an epic and storied war.
This expansion to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn adds in a huge chunk of new content, including new zones, three new character classes, and flying mounts.
Players explore Hydaelyn, a massive world with an endless supply of quests, characters, and activities.
A higher overall player level encourages you to gain more experience and continue to upgrade your character, unlocking new skills and bonuses.
The most dedicated guilds can even unlock airships, which allow you to explore floating islands and engage in high-level boss fights.
After her uncle is captured by an evil snake named Sarffog, a tiny mouse named Quill sets out to save him.
This PlayStation VR game puts players into a magical book full of fantasy and life.
Controlling Quill, players must navigate various areas, defeating enemies and solving puzzles along the way.
To solve some puzzles, you’ll have to view the world from various perspectives, finding secrets and hidden scrolls.
The combination of vibrant fantasy visuals and a lighthearted tone makes this a positive and endearing journey.
#88. Destiny: The Taken King
Destiny: The Taken King was a great expansion to the game that expanded upon the dark and terrifying Taken, all the while allowing you to explore their wretched tombs.
The Taken King brought to life a new section for Destiny, giving players plenty of new lore to enjoy and read up on, all the while gaining a shed-load of new content.
Plenty of new weapons, areas, and bosses were added to the game and the FPS-MMO hybrid just became about 20% bigger.
For any Destiny fan, The Taken King gave you everything you could ever want out of a new expansion, and more!
#87. Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
Originally, FF14 Online was a bit of a mess, but with A Realm Reborn reboot, it quickly became one of the best and most expansive MMORPG’s on the market; even rivalling World of Warcraft in some ways.
Final Fantasy XIV Online took everything that they got right from their first MMO, Final Fantasy XI and improved on it completely.
All of the landscapes and general locations look absolutely stunning, and despite being on consoles, the controls worked phenomenally.
This is one of the best MMORPG’s we’ve had in quite some time, and how they managed to pull it off so well on consoles continues to elude to this very day, marking the game as one excellent MMORPG.
#86. NBA 2K17
Experience every aspect of basketball with fully licensed NBA teams, including some historical team rosters and extensive modes of play.
The 2K Sports series is long running, and 2K17 was a great year for basketball.
This game features a staggering amount of modes, such as “MyCareer”, “MyGM”, “MyLeague”, and more.
Players can enjoy full seasons of regulation basketball, manage teams and make trades, and create custom athletes.
Many of these features carry over into online multiplayer modes, such as fully custom team rosters and career statistics.
#85. Sonic Mania Plus
Speed through colorful and vibrant worlds in this modern throwback to the classic Sega Genesis series!
With gorgeous pixel-art and impeccable gameplay, this modern entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series brings on heavy doses of nostalgia.
In this enhanced version of Sonic Mania, players can enjoy two brand new characters, competitive multiplayer, and much more.
New level designs shake up the experience for veteran players, while new mini-games and other assorted additions make it an even better package for newcomers.
#84. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
A huge installment in the Final Fantasy franchise, this entry makes some big changes the established formula.
This is a remaster of the PS2 version of Final Fantasy XII, featuring fully remastered graphics and performance.
This game also introduced new elements of gameplay such as an explorable open world, changes to the battle system, and new hunting missions.
The story is lengthy and complex, with a large cast of characters that embark on massive fantasy adventures.
#83. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Blast through waves of neon enemies in this hectic and challenging shape-based shooter.
Fans of fast-paced action and tricky movement will love this insanely tough sequel.
Across a variety of modes, players reduce enemies to cosmic dust, gaining score multipliers and weapon upgrades.
A standalone cooperative mode is available for both online and local multiplayer, letting your friends jump in the action too.
#82. MLB The Show 16
Live the baseball dream with fully licensed MLB teams across a variety of new and creative modes.
This baseball game shakes things up from the norm, giving the player several interesting modes to play.
There’s “Conquest Mode”, in which you have to recruit fans and capture territories of other popular MLB teams.
There’s a “Battle Royale” mode, where you draft your best team and face off against other players online.
In addition to new modes, there have been improvements to camera control and overall look and feel.
#81. Ratchet & Clank
Both a reboot of the original franchise and a movie tie-in, this Sony exclusive tells the story of a furry creature and his robotic pal.
Since the PlayStation 2 days, Ratchet & Clank has been a great source of action entertainment.
This game is a reimagining of the original game, and although it contains some reused environments, everything has been brought up to modern expectations.
The action is consistently entertaining, giving players ridiculously powerful (and wacky) weapons to blast away foes.
This, combined with amazing graphics, gives players a nonstop thrill ride of explosions and platforming.
There’s even a gun that changes people into sheep, and one that forces all enemies to start dancing.
#80. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
After his kingdom is overrun by attackers from within, a young king named Evan must explore the surrounding land to start anew.
This awesome sequel combines turn-based combat, an awesome story, and a unique visual design to create an unforgettable adventure.
Playing as Evan, you’ll amass a party of comrades, explore various towns and dungeons, and progress through the lengthy story.
As you grow your new kingdom, you’ll unlock new gear and weapons, adding extra damage and stats.
The visual style is reminiscent of several classic Japanese animated films, providing joyous and colorful visuals.
#79. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
Cursed with terrible visuals and impending madness, a mysterious hero known as the Watcher explores the land of Eora searching for a cure.
Players are allotted a huge amount of freedom in this sprawling RPG with tons of customization.
This version of Pillars of Eternity also contains the two-part expansion, The White March.
Across both experiences, players are encouraged to find unique ways to complete quests, including stealth, combat, and dialogue.
#78. Beat Saber
Armed with two sabers, you’ll slash through floating blocks to the beat in this heart-pumping rhythm game for the PlayStation VR!
This addictive PSVR title is great for fans of Star Wars, getting a workout, and improving your hand-eye coordination.
Through a mixture of original and licensed songs, players must slash their sabers up and down, creating a fast-paced offensive dance.
There’s also a great variety of game modes, including solo play, party play, a level editor, and practice mode.
#77. OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
Skate for your life in a series of dangerous and exciting obstacle courses that will put your skateboarding skills to the test.
This game is great due to its cool pixel art visuals and reflex-intensive gameplay.
Unlike other skateboarding games, OlliOlli2 is all about speed and tricks.
You start at the top of a downhill course, hopping down stairs and grinding on railings to avoid taking a tumble.
Each stage has a variety of challenges to complete, some of which will require nearly perfect execution.
#76. Wipeout: Omega Collection
This collection delivers high speed sci-fi racing, compiling content from previous Wipeout games while also adding new features.
Few racing games pull off the sense of speed and adrenaline quite like Wipeout.
This collection is a remaster of two previous Wipeout games, with graphical updates to match modern expectations.
A bevvy of new features have been added, including online play, and even full virtual reality immersion thanks to the PlayStation VR headset.
#75. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Combining open world action with The Lord of the Rings, this game delivers an experience that is both cinematic and exciting.
Fans of The Lord of the Rings will absolutely love this game thanks to its excellent representation of the source material.
Utilizing the “nemesis system”, players will form rivalries with enemy orcs.
Certain orcs will remember your previous battles, and make comments on them, adding a touch of personality.
The combat is fast and tight, and exploring the vast realm of Mordor is fun due to controls similar to Assassin’s Creed.
#74. MLB The Show 19
This PlayStation exclusive sports title contains fresh new modes and amazing graphics to deliver an unprecedented baseball package.
This entry in the MLB The Show franchise lets players choose from a roster of their favorite Major League Baseball teams and compete in a variety of fun modes.
In addition to classic modes like Franchise and Road to the Show, this entry contains plenty of new content as well.
Players can relive historical baseball matches in Moments mode, while March to October mode gives players a customized narrative involving their favorite team.
#73. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Heralded as one of the best sports simulation games ever made, this soccer game gives players a staggering amount of teams and modes to play with.
Between this game and FIFA, the world of soccer has some great gaming to dig into.
Pro Evolution stands out between the two, mostly due to the impressive roster of different leagues.
There are extensive online options, as well as a massively popular team management mode.
This mode revolves around unlocking player cards and using them to form your dream team.
#72. Rogue Legacy
Generation after generation of warriors attempt to overtake a dangerous castle in this sidescrolling adventure.
This game popularized the “rogue-like” genre by creating an entirely new gaming experience.
When you die in Rogue Legacy, your character dies permanently.
Using gold and experience that you’ve collected during your run, you unlock permanent upgrades for your next character.
With each character death, you can select another character.
Characters have unique abilities and weapons, which changes your approach when fighting enemies and exploring the randomly changing castle.
#71. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
Taking place in a fictional region of Europa in World War II, this tactical game matches political intrigue with exciting character stories.
Both fantastical and historical at the same time, this game has a unique visual look and style.
You control battle units with different abilities, attempting to complete objectives in military-style combat situations.
Like Fire Emblem, you have complete control over an entire army, but can also tweak individual units movement.
There are several different types of units, which make for a good amount of strategy.
#70. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Treasure hunter Nathan Drake and his crew embark on a three-game-long adventure, exploring the most dangerous of locations.
This is one of PlayStation’s best exclusive properties, and this collection wraps the first three games into one neat package.
Playing as the witty but cocky Nathan Drake, you will climb, shoot, and drive your way through countless exciting scenarios.
Each game focuses on a specific lost relic and the ensuing adventure surrounding it.
With deep characters, an emotional storyline, and amazing cinematic detail, the Uncharted series is one you shouldn’t miss.
#69. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Experience intense one-on-one brawls in this refined and enhanced version of Street Fighter V.
This updated entry in the Street Fighter franchise packs together the original game, twelve downloadable characters, two new game modes, and loads of other enhancements.
Players can now fight in various single-player modes, including Arcade Mode and Extra Battle Mode.
The total roster of characters has expanded to almost 30, containing fighters of all styles and personalities.
Each character also has a brand new V-Trigger move, allowing them to pull off an awesome finishing combo.
#68. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
This expansion for the devilishly hard Bloodborne adds in new characters, weapons, bosses, and locations to explore.
Known for both its crushingly hard difficulty and beautifully violent art, this DLC adds a hefty amount of content onto the original game.
The DLC takes place in a horrifying realm where dead monster hunters are sent; a sort of afterlife with no end.
Players must uncover the secrets of this area, taking down giant bosses and upgrading their character to new levels of power.
#67. Dragon Ball FighterZ
After resurrecting some iconic villains to help out, the evil Android 21 attempts to gain ultimate power by manipulating some of the Earth’s strongest fighters.
This fighting game provides incredibly quick team-battles with flashy graphics that look indistinguishable from the Dragon Ball Z cartoon.
Players can duke it out in a variety of local and online multiplayer modes, or enjoy the lengthy and content-rich story mode.
Before each fight, you’ll choose 3 fighters from a roster of almost 25, forming your dream Dragon Ball team.
The huge amount of team arrangements and variety in fighting styles offer a lot of strategies.
With tons of unlockable content and an addictive gameplay formula, this is one fighting game you won’t be able to put down.
#66. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
This game combines colorful graphics with beat ’em up gameplay, set in a time of war that has ravaged the land.
This is a remaster of the original Odin Sphere game, a title that was praised for its interesting mechanics and style.
It mixes roleplaying elements with standard action gameplay, playing out in a sidescrolling style.
There’s a healthy chunk of magic as well, as players are able to build up power to unleash devastating spells.
#65. Apex Legends
Drop headfirst into an epic battle royale where unique characters known as Legends fight for victory in last-man-standing matches.
In this fast-paced shooter, squads of three players drop onto a high-tech island, scavenging for gear and weapons as they eliminate other players.
The game is set in the same world as the Titanfall franchise and borrows gameplay features like wall-running, sliding, and gunplay from Titanfall 2 as well.
There’s a great cast of unique “Legends” to choose from, each with an awesome kit of abilities and weapons.
#64. Resident Evil 7: biohazard
A man goes searching for his missing wife in the swampy south of Louisiana, uncovering unspeakable horrors along the way.
This game was a huge change for the Resident Evil series by completing changing the player perspective.
Unlike other games in the franchise, this entry plays from a first person perspective.
Players investigate a creepy house and the surrounding property, completing environmental puzzles and trying to survive.
It’s one of the most violent games in recent memory, and also one of the scariest.
Despite the visual overhaul, it also harkens back to the old-school era of the series, using similar mechanics.
#63. Dishonored 2
Two assassins working for a royal family attempt to take back the throne when a war between two factions breaks out in their home city.
From beginning to end, this game is all about choice.
You can choose to play as one of two characters; Emily or Corvo (the original game’s protagonist).
Both have different abilities that you will use to hunt down enemies and complete objectives in open ended missions.
Although the game is built to be played stealthily, players can often succeed using their own logic, thanks to the numerous outcomes of each mission.
As you grow in power, you gain new supernatural abilities, allowing you to pull off some impressive room-clearing kill techniques.
#62. Devil May Cry 5
When the Demon King Urizen invades the human realm and threatens to destroy the world, a group of powerful heroes takes the fight to him.
This entry in the long-running Devil May Cry series is arguably the best game in the franchise, offering a great experience for both veterans and newcomers.
The game contains over 20 missions, 3 playable characters, and tons of unlockable challenges and difficulty levels.
Combat is hectic and full of options, allowing skilled players to pull off incredibly cool combos.
Great graphics and an intense soundtrack make this an action-packed thrill ride that must be played.
#61. Sonic Mania
The Sonic franchise heads back to its roots, using the power of modern consoles to recreate a game that is both new and familiar.
It’s no secret, the Sonic franchise struggled in its leap from the original Sega Genesis to current console generations.
This time around, developer SEGA avoided trying to make any big changes, instead focusing on returning to the series’ roots.
This game plays just like the Sonic games of old, blasting characters through gorgeous environments at high speeds.
At times, it feels like an expertly crafted roller coaster ride.
The game’s pixel-art visual style is stunning, and adds a nostalgic boost to an already fantastic game.
#60. Rocket League
Teams of rocket-powered cars face off in a game of soccer with an over-sized ball, resulting in an engaging and silly experience.
This game is amazing for competitive play with friends locally or online.
You can customize your very own miniature car, decking it out with various customization items you gain during the game.
You and your team compete in a variety of modes, ranging from traditional games like soccer and hockey to experimental game types.
The game is easy to pick up but hard to master, making it an excellent experience that becomes more fun the more you play it.
#59. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
The Dark Souls story continues, giving us beautiful visuals and telling a symbolic story through the inspired environments.
Like other games made by developer From Software, the second Dark Souls game is incredibly difficult.
Playing as an inexperienced warrior, you take on massive bosses and intimidating foes, slowly growing in power.
This version of the game also revamps a lot of content, including visual quality, enemy AI, and more.
It also includes all of the extra content for the original game, which provides players with even more locations to explore and bosses to best.
#58. Velocity 2X
Combining side scrolling action with vertical shoot ’em up gameplay, this sequel improves on its sci-fi predecessor in more ways than one.
Although the story isn’t much to write home about, the gameplay of Velocity 2X is.
The game plays like arcade games of the past, giving players a fast and tense experience that is as varied as it is exciting.
The game switches between two distinct forms of play; running through levels as a female protagonist and controlling a futuristic spaceship.
These two forms of play combine to create a cohesive experience that is sure to satisfy any player with the skill to play it.
#57. TowerFall Ascension
Practice your archery skills to beat your friends in this chaotic multiplayer arena game!
If you’re looking for a great party game, this updated version of TowerFall is one of the best.
The simplistic controls make it easy to pick up and play, while the variety of game modes are great for quick sessions.
You can battle your friends on a variety of maps in classic multiplayer, try to survive against waves of enemies in the cooperative Quest mode, or collect power-ups and beat your high score in Trials mode.
#56. F1 2017
With a lengthy career mode and ultra-realistic graphics and mechanics, this is the defacto experience for Formula One fans.
The sport of F1 racing is often bogged down with tons of rules and regulations, and this simulation emulates those restrictions perfectly.
It also mixes up the roster of real-life drivers and their cars with some retro throwback vehicles.
Although there aren’t many new tracks to play, the existing courses have seen a major graphical overhaul, resulting in the best looking game in the series thus far.
For fans of the actual sport, this game offers unmatched realism that is sure to please.
#55. Injustice 2
A huge roster of DC Universe comic characters battle in classic fighting game style, using their powers to create an amazing experience with an exceptional amount of modes.
This sequel makes incredibly improvements upon the original game, adding a plethora of characters and modes for players of all types.
Single player offerings include a lengthy story mode with branching paths, and a constantly changing challenge mode.
There are also plenty of modes for competitive online players, including standard fights, King of the Hill, and custom guild matches.
The game is constantly being updated with new fighters, pulling interesting characters from properties like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and notable horror films like Alien.
#54. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The story of BJ Blazkowicz continues in this alternate look at history.
What if Hitler had won World War II and taken control of the United States?
This game answers that question, giving players a look through the eyes of a vengeful protagonist.
Wolfenstein is known as the “grandfather” of first person shooting gaming, as the series pratically invented the genre in the early 90’s.
This entry in the series reaffirms the developer’s excellence, giving us a story that is both highly emotional and violent.
In this alternate history, Hitler has won the war, and our hero BJ aims to stop the nazi war machine.
Through a mix of stealth and pure guns-a-blazing action, players will overtake the horrendous nazis and continue BJ’s path of revenge.
#53. The Outer Worlds
When a space colonist is rudely awakened from cryo-sleep by a fugitive scientist, they find themselves thrust into a cosmic adventure full of intrigue and danger.
This expansive RPG puts players in the shoes of a fresh face in the Halcyon galaxy, a collection of planets with various characters to meet and quests to complete.
Similar to games like Fallout: New Vegas, players are offered full freedom over how they interact with the world.
You can play as an evil villain, a generous saint, or any combination of the two.
Whether you’re talking your way out of a situation or using some firepower, this is one epic space journey that provides ample action and entertainment.
#52. Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition
Embark on an epic quest built around classic table-top rule sets.
Players have incredible agency over their journey through the world and how they complete the fantastical quests that await them.
Although this series is mostly popular on the PC, this console port showed off just how much choice a roleplaying game can offer.
Players will create custom heroes, picking from a variety of classes and skill sets.
You can play both single player and cooperatively, with each option adding a different kind of challenge.
Unlike other RPGs, this game focuses on letting the player use creative strategies to complete objectives.
Like traditional roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons, players will often have to use their brain more than their brawn.
#51. Battlefield 1
Live through the first World War in an interesting single player story, or take on huge teams of enemy players in giant online battles.
This series is known for its impressive online fights, full of different vehicles and character classes.
However, this entry in the Battlefield series changes things up in the story mode, giving us a unique and interesting experience.
You play through six different self contained stories, each one focusing on a soldier with a different specialty.
Throughout the story, you’ll control tanks, planes, and put your feet on the ground as you repel enemy opposition.
The online offerings are plentiful and exceptionally fun, especially when you party up with a large group of friends.
#50. FIFA 14
This storied soccer series gets even better with more modes, a new game engine, and an excellent roster of teams.
This entry in the FIFA soccer franchise makes big improvements in the graphics department, thanks to the new Ignite Engine.
The new engine adds improvements to opponent AI, more realistic weather and lighting effects, and better-animated crowds and players.
The roster of leagues and clubs is staggering, with over 30 unique leagues and nearly 50 international teams.
A wide variety of game modes are available, including the highly popular FIFA Ultimate Team mode.
#49. Dead Cells
The reanimated corpse of a recently executed prisoner attempts to travel across a mysterious island and kill the King that awaits at the end.
This challenging roguelike blends tough combat with branding upgrades, Metroid-style exploration, and awesome visuals.
Players must travel through dirty and dangerous levels, slaying monsters and discovering new weapons, traps, and equipment.
Most upgrades are lost when you die, but permanent upgrades can be unlocked by collecting rare cells dropped by enemies.
The exceptional level of difficulty and intense boss fights make this game perfect for veterans of side-scrolling action.
#48. The Talos Principle
Mixing beautiful nature environments with advanced artificial intelligence, this game makes for an interesting puzzle game that has large philosophical implications.
The story in this game is relatively light, as the story itself focuses on discovery and exploration.
You play as an unnamed android, and upon waking up, are encouraged to explore your newfound surroundings.
In it, you’ll have to make your way through over 120 puzzles, using your wits and thinking outside the box.
The game looks great, combing some great nature scenery with clean futuristic visuals.
When your head isn’t spinning from the expertly crafted puzzles, it will be spinning from the philosophies within the story.
#47. Okami HD
When a cursed shadow falls over the land of Nippon, the sun goddess Amaterasu must hunt down the source using the form of a white wolf.
This fantastical adventure puts players in the paws of Amaterasu, scampering around Nippon to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and gain items.
Using her Celestial Brush, players can draw symbols on the screen to alter the environment, attack enemies, and repair walkways.
In addition to the linear narrative path, there is a slew of side-quests and activities to undertake.
The game’s visuals are also very unique, resembling a water-color painting.
#46. Horizon Zero Dawn
The huntress Aloy must take back her homeland when a gang of cultists overthrows her tribal community.
This game tells a gripping character story while also introducing us to a fantastical world.
The game is set in a post-post-apocalyptic setting, where humans have reverted to tribal ideals.
The world is ravaged, and following an attack on her home, she must set out to make things right.
The gameplay is an excellent combination of stealth, arrow-shooting action, and exciting set piece moments.
Playing as Aloy gives the player a great feeling of power, as they jump high in the air, slowing down time and aiming their bows at towering mechanical beasts.
#45. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
While attempting to defend a young boy of royal blood, a shinobi named Wolf loses his arm.
After awakening with a brand new prosthetic limb, he attempts to infiltrate a castle under siege and destroy the treasonous swordsman Genchiro.
This incredibly hard action title puts players in a fictional take on 16th century Japan, armed with the skills and weapons of a deadly assassin.
Playing as Wolf, players must explore the Ashina Castle and its various sub-areas, discovering epic boss fights and new weapons.
The combat is difficult and death comes quickly, forcing you to practice various parrying and dodging maneuvers.
Similar to the Dark Souls franchise, Sekiro offers crushing difficulty while still feeling rewarding and satisfying to play.
#44. Batman: Arkham Knight
Gotham is thrown into disarray when a new masked villain appears and teams up with the terrifying Scarecrow to wreak havoc on the city.
This is the third Batman title developed by Rocksteady Games, and features more gadgets and options than ever before.
In addition to beating up goons and taking down iconic Batman villains, players can explore the streets of Gotham in the Batmobile, solve a serial murder, and more.
The combat remains reflex-intensive and satisfying brutal, with Batman’s punches and kicks having a real weight to them.
The mystery surrounding the masked villain is interesting for both fans of the Batman comics and newcomers, giving players a great driving force in the story.
After receiving a hat that reveals an entirely new dimension, Gomez must use his newfound powers to traverse his otherwise two-dimensional world.
This beloved indie game provides a relaxing experience full of head-scratching puzzles to ponder.
Playing as Gomez, players can shift the camera to four different angles, uncovering new parts of the environment and secret areas.
To complete the game, you’ll need to collect hidden cubes scattered throughout the world.
Besides simple riddles, Fez makes use of decryption, augmented-reality, and other inventive mechanics within its puzzles.
#42. Fallout 4
The city of Boston has been devastated by a nuclear attack.
You play as a survivor fresh out of an underground vault, exploring the vast wasteland.
Like other games developed by Bethesda (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim), this game offers a huge amount of quests and activities to undertake.
Playing from a first person perspective, you can use a large variety of weapons to eliminate enemies.
As you progress, your character levels up, allowing you to access skills and new perks.
The wasteland of Boston is large and full of characters to meet, and the numerous expansions add dozens of hours to an already 100+ hour game.
#41. Nex Machina: Death Machine
Blast your way through hordes of enemies and giant bosses in this sci-fi twin stick shooter.
Similar to games like Geometry Wars, Nex Machina delivers colorful and explosive visuals via a flurry of bullets.
You control a ship, simply dodging enemy shots and returning fire.
Like most arcade-like shooters, this game is all about getting the highest score possible.
PS4 players can also compare their scores to PC players, thanks to the cross-platform leaderboards.
#40. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
When the young boy discovers the power to summon lightning, he must embark on a coming-of-age quest to discover the true nature of his abilities.
This entry in the long-running Dragon Quest franchise brings the classic turn-based formula to modern consoles, offering one of the best experiences in the entire series!
As you explore the fantasy world of Erdrea, you’ll face off against enemies and earn experience, leveling up your character and party members.
Random battles have been removed, so walking around the overworld is much less frustrating.
Two visual options are available as well, offering both classic 2D and modern 3D art styles.
#39. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
Spelunker and treasure hunter specialist Lara Croft explores the frigid colds of Siberia, searching for answers to a supernatural mystery.
This “game of the year” version of Rise of the Tomb Raider includes all the existing downloadable content available, plus some small extras.
The campaign is well done and complex, full of exploration and combat.
The map is also larger and more expansive than previous games, and extra collectibles and side missions have been added to fill up the space.
Optional tombs can be explored for notable treasure, and these tombs are often based around head-scratching puzzles.
The game is also beautiful looking, with impressive particle effects and scenic vistas.
#38. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
In this epic expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, players launch a resistance movement to free various regions from the oppression of a brutal tyrant.
For those players looking for more content in Final Fantasy XIV, Stormblood is an amazing package with hundreds of hours of new stuff.
In addition to raising the level cap and adding new areas and quests, this expansion offers two new character classes and refined combat.
A brand new tactical experience can be enjoyed in the multiplayer mode Rival Wings, which supports nearly 50 players at a time.
Set in a fictional feudal Japan in the early 1600’s, this game follows the story of a warrior sent to rid the battlefields of both humans and ghosts.
If there’s one thing that’s striking about Nioh, it’s the difficulty level.
Similar to games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, this game challenges the player (in a fair way), forcing them to become more skilled within combat.
Using a variety of weapons, you’ll complete lengthy missions with branching paths.
Mostly set in the middle of a violent war, the levels are often busy and full of action.
There’s a cool element of the supernatural as well, as players encounter yokai (ghosts of dead warriors) littered throughout the world.
#36. NieR: Automata
Endlessly quirky and thought inducing, the second NieR game challenges your perspective on gaming as a whole while also providing an addictive action game.
The story of NieR is vastly complex.
In fact, in order to fully understand the narrative, you’ll have to play through the game multiple times.
This is part of the game’s unique nature; each new playthrough will differ from the last, both from a gameplay and story perspective.
The action is satisfying, and although the map can leave a bit to be desired, the level design is generally well done.
If you’re interested in a story that will make you think, this is definitely a game for you.
It’s also a great treat for fans of the hack ‘n slash genre.
#35. Steins;Gate Elite
In the bustling district of Akihabara, Tokyo, a group of friends discover the ability to send messages back through time.
This catches the eye of SERN, a mega-corporation with an insidious interest in time travel.
In this enhanced version of the original Steins;Gate game, players can enjoy a fully-animated story told in the style of visual novels.
Most of the experience involves making story choices, with numerous endings to discover.
The title also draws inspiration from the anime-adaption of the original game, adding a distinct style to the experience.
This is a great title for sci-fi fans looking for an interactive and complex story.
#34. Dark Souls III
A world is on the brink of being taken over by undead forces, and only you can stop it.
As a summation of the Dark Souls series, it’s often scary, challenging, and extremely satisfying.
This game is arguably the best entry in the series for newcomers, thanks to its improved combat and presentation.
Using mechanics from the developer’s previous game Bloodborne, fighting has never felt better or more reactive.
Using everything from huge axes to bow and arrows, you’ll face off against hordes of terrifying beasts.
The bosses are bigger and badder, and you’re guaranteed to die numerous times.
However, like all the Dark Souls games, your personal sense of progression and rising skill will ultimately win out the day.
If you’re looking for a real challenge full of grotesque creatures, this is a great cap to the entire Dark Souls trilogy.
#33. Rez Infinite
Tapping your foot to an excellent electronic soundtrack, you’ll shoot down enemies in a wildly unique visual landscape.
This game revives the cult hit Rez, which gained popularity when it first released on the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2.
Besides updating the levels and graphics for the new era of gaming, this game also features virtual reality options and a few brand new areas.
Players will enjoy the hypnotic visual style and accompanying selection of catchy beats, all while tracking wire-frame enemies and blasting them with style.
Don’t be fooled, the game can get quite difficult in the later stages, making for an excellent difficulty curve.
#32. Marvel’s Spider-Man
When a group of super-villains threatens to release a deadly gas into New York City, Spider-Man must save the day using his web-slinging superpowers!
Superhero action has never felt this fast and hard-hitting, as this action title lets players beat up baddies while swinging through skyscrapers with ease.
In the game, players must explore the open map of New York City, completing missions, finding collectibles, and saving civilians.
You can defeat enemies using both melee combat and a variety of gadgets, including web-bombs, attack drones, and electric shocks.
There are over a dozen unique superhero suits to collect and wear, each one offering a unique special ability.
Fans of both open-world action games and Marvel superheroes will love this epic adventure!
#31. Titanfall 2
Soldier Jack Cooper finds himself in control of a giant mech known as a titan.
In the middle of a violent futuristic war, Cooper must use both his guns and his mech to come out alive.
While the original Titanfall game was best known for its multiplayer offerings, this sequel amps up the single player campaign to incredible levels.
The lengthy solo mode has been praised for its fun and exciting controls, snappy shooting mechanics, and overall execution.
Like the best kind of Call of Duty games, the shooting action is both explosive and intense.
Add in a giant robot mech that you can hop in, and you have one of the most impressive shooter campaigns of the generation.
There is also a hefty amount of content for competitive players, with a staggering amount of online modes and maps to play on.
#30. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
When Isaac’s fiercely religious mother attempts to sacrifice him to God, he escapes into the dangerous and damp cellar on a bloody journey of survival.
In this highly replayable action game, players guide Isaac through a series of randomly-generated dungeons, defeating enemies and discovering new items.
As you defeat bosses and explore, you’ll find various power-ups that bestow Isaac with awesome abilities, improve his health, and generally make the game easier.
With hundreds of unlockable items, characters, and enemies, this rogue-like is endlessly entertaining.
#29. What Remains of Edith Finch
Edith Finch returns to her childhood home to uncover the truth behind a mysterious family curse.
This game tells a wonderfully riveting story about the Finch family, all through the eyes of their daughter Edith.
The game is slow and narrative-driven, mostly containing some light gameplay.
What makes this game so fantastic is its setting and execution.
The game takes place in a towering multi-leveled house, with a room for each member of the massive Finch family.
By exploring the house and searching the rooms, you’ll play small scenes from the perspective of each family member.
It’s incredibly unique and interesting from a gameplay perspective, and the story it tells is both devastatingly emotional and surprising.
For fans of games like Firewatch and Gone Home, this is a must-play.
#28. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Demonic enemies are spilling out into the fantasy world of Thedas, and it’s up to the protagonist to seal off the breach between the worlds.
The third entry in the Dragon Age franchise, Inquisition builds upon the successes of its predecessors by offering bigger and better content.
In addition to roaming the detailed countrysides of Thedas, you’ll command a resistance army from your base.
As you meet characters and recruit them, you’ll craft a party of heroes to take out on missions.
Your relationship with your party members has a direct effect on the story and combat, so making smart choices and pleasing your party is key.
Many factors of the game have been overhauled and improved, such as the romance mechanic and a greatly improved level of character customization.
#27. Monster Hunter: World
The discovery of a new world sends both humans and creatures to plunder its resources, but massive beasts and giant dragons stand in the way of its riches.
In this addictive action title, players explore various fantasy environments while hunting down huge creatures.
The game features fourteen different weapons, with each one providing a distinct play-style.
To gain more power and strength, players must craft new armor and weapons by using resources gained from slaying beasts.
Monster hunting can be done in both solo and multiplayer modes, supporting up to four hunters at a time.
With literally hundreds of hours of content to experience, this is one PlayStation 4 game that’s worth the price of admission.
Guided by the voice of the narrator, a hero known as The Kid explores a post-apocalyptic world in search of powerful cores that might be able to restore the land.
This action game has an addictive gameplay loop and an imaginative storytelling style, making it one of the coolest adventures on the PlayStation 4.
Playing as The Kid, you’ll travel through several levels filled with ghoulish creatures, blasting them down with a variety of weapons and special moves.
Between levels, you can upgrade both The Kid and your town using fragments and cores, unlocking character upgrades and better weapons.
Additional challenge modes like the Proving Grounds and a New Game Plus option adds a lot of replayability to this already awesome game.
#25. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Borrowing inspiration from games like Metroid and Castlevania, you play as a Mexican lucha libre who must save the president’s daughter from an evil skeleton.
The success of this game is mostly due to its fantastic controls, excellent world design, and smart use of mechanics.
You’ll travel from area to area, exploring your surroundings and grabbing quests.
As you progress, you’ll learn new fighting moves that allow you access new areas.
The bright and colorful visuals echo the feeling of Mexican festivities, which gives a great punch to the already hard-hitting gameplay.
It’s often incredibly funny as well, with smartly written characters.
Fans of old school action/adventure games will definitely enjoy this visually loud and entertaining romp.
#24. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
Following the events of the main game, Geralt must set out to an exotic new locale to solve a mysterious murder and destroy the creature responsible.
Praised for both its length and quality of content, this was an excellent final expansion for The Witcher 3.
This expansion adds a good layer of intrigue to the story, giving players an interesting and compelling murder to solve.
The combat remains masterfully crafted, with new pieces of armor and weapon upgrades to experiment with.
It’s also exceptionally long for a post-launch DLC, containing dozens of hours of content.
#23. Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne
A mysterious song spread across the New World, leading a pack of hunters to discover a frozen area.
Determined to discover the source of the song, an expedition team heads out into the tundra.
This expansion to Monster Hunter: World adds multiple areas, new weapons, Master Rank armor, and much more.
The frozen land presents new challenges to overcome, including cold weather and snow.
Over 30 new monsters are available to hunt, with the ability to tame and ride some select creatures available.
The new layered armor system allows for more customization of your hunter look, while also adding new leveling options for existing gear.
#22. Rayman Legends
Upon waking up from a 100 year-long nap, Rayman and his friends find out that their world has been invaded by a villainous threat known as the Dark Teensies.
Fully rested, Rayman sets out to defeat the Dark Teensies and rescue the 10 kidnapped princesses.
An abundance of content and amazing music and graphics make this entry in the Rayman franchise one of the best platforming games ever.
Up to four players can join in on the fun, running through over 120 levels of intense jumping and kicking action.
Extra challenge modes and multiplayer modes provide bonus fun, including a one-on-one soccer mini-game called Kung Foot.
A terrifying plague has gripped the Victorian-era territory of Yarnham.
On the night of “the hunt”, you control one of the hunters, setting out to destroy the massive sources of the deadly plague.
There’s a solid emphasis on horror in Bloodborne, and it’s one of the best games that From Software has ever made.
Although it’s easier than the Dark Souls franchise, the level of difficulty is still quite high, offering a challenge for even the most seasoned of players.
Movement is quicker and faster than before, and the addition of firearms adds an interesting change to combat.
The setting of Yarnham is evocative and interesting, and perfect for those who love the dark and dreary.
#20. Tetris Effect
Place blocks to form lines in this modern and psychedelic take on the classic game of Tetris.
This puzzle game delivers classic, timeless gameplay in combination with hypnotic and colorful visuals for a truly unforgettable experience.
Players can dive into the lengthy single-player mode, stacking blocks and clearing lines in over 30 unique stages.
The gameplay works in tandem with the relaxing music, creating an interactive audio experience as well.
PlayStation VR owners can also take advantage of their headsets, as the game is fully playable in virtual reality.
#19. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
Join Captain Astro on a journey to rescue his fellow robot friends scattered throughout space!
PlayStation VR shows its true power with this amazing platformer game, with over 20 levels of challenging and inventive fun.
Controlling Captain Astro, you’ll navigate through 5 different themed worlds, using your body within virtual reality to interact with the environment.
Players can headbutt to knock down barriers, blow into the microphone to create wind, and use a variety of different gadgets.
Each world ends with a larger-than-life boss fight, forcing the player to use VR in imaginative ways.
Select from an ever-growing roster of characters and engage in competitive objective-based battles against other players online.
Responsible for introducing the “hero shooter” genre, Overwatch is as unique as it is successful.
Instead of focusing on weapon load outs and kill counts, this game offers a full roster of characters all with their own weapons and abilities.
This offers a wide range of options, such as healers, supports, and high damage characters.
Whether you’re teleporting and reversing time as Tracer, rollerblading and blasting sound waves, or body slamming your pig belly against enemies as Roadhog, the combat is incredibly fun.
Players face off in a variety of modes, eventually being rewarded with new voice-lines, character skins, and other customization options.
Overwatch is a leading game in the e-sports community as well, which highlights the constantly shifting meta and skill ceiling.
#17. Shovel Knight
To rescue his beloved Shield Knight, the brave Shovel Knight must defeat an order of villains who are commanded by their leader, the Enchantress.
This modern adventure pays homage to the retro games of the 90s, playing like an original Nintendo game.
In addition to the original Shovel of Hope campaign featuring Shovel Knight, the game also contains three additional campaigns with other playable characters.
In each campaign, you’ll complete fun platforming levels, defeating enemies and gaining treasure.
Characters can be upgraded in a variety of ways at shops, and by collecting and using items.
With four campaigns in one package, this is a great bargain for any fan of retro games.
#16. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone
Upon meeting an odd character who tasks him with killing a toad creature, Geralt finds himself fulfilling three wishes for a royal prince under a curse.
This first of two downloadable expansions set the precedent for The Witcher 3‘s extra content, providing players with a weaving tale of intrigue and surprise.
Like the main game, players will control Geralt, hunting viscous creatures with his dual swords.
The focus on characters and interesting dialogue is at an all-time high, matching the excellent combat with equally excellent world building.
Although there aren’t many radical changes, this expansion adds a great deal of quality content for fans of the original game.
#15. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
Take on massive hordes of enemies as you collect varying degrees of rare loot, leveling up your character to unheard of power.
This entry in the massively popular Diablo franchise amps everything up, giving players more dungeons, more loot, and more difficulty levels than ever before.
The Ultimate Evil Edition compiles the original game and all the extra content, and the pure amount of gameplay makes it a staggering deal.
Players choose a character from a variety of classes, leading them on an epic fantasty adventure that reaches the bellows of hell and the heights above the skies.
The constant supply of new gear and weapons gives a consistent feeling of progression, making it incredibly hard to stop playing.
While running through the woods, a young boy stumbles upon a shadowy facility performing gruesome experiments.
His only option is to flee, attempting to avoid capture and death at every turn.
This foreboding and dark game mixes story-driven gameplay with environmental puzzles.
Playing as the boy, you’ll explore a dreary black and white world full of danger.
Your progress is often blocked by obstacles in the environment, forcing you to solve logic puzzles to continue.
Secret orbs can also be found hidden throughout the game, rewarding you with an alternate ending for finding them all.
#13. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Long time series creator Hideo Kojima delivers his final tale in the world of Solid Snake.
This entry in the franchise boasts a large open world, ripe for players to experiment within as they become the ultimate stealth master.
Unlike other Metal Gear games, MGSV offers players an incredible amount of options when taking on missions and activities.
The series has always been focused on stealth, but thanks to the expansive mission areas, players can approach scenarios in a variety of fashions suited to their preference.
The story is as complex as ever, full of memorable and often wacky characters.
As an end to an era, this game proves that Hideo Kojima is one of the best game creators of all time, and the pure joy of experimentation in the game ensures fun for all kinds of gamers.
#12. Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition
In a world where horrifying creatures known as Voidwoken have plagued the land, one magic-user must overcome even greater obstacles on their path to become a god.
Either solo or with online with friends, you can dive into this fantasy world of RPG greatness, taking on quests and killing monsters.
Players can create their own hero, choosing from a wide variety of cosmetic options and character classes.
Combat is a mixture of tactical action and strategy, as you are able to control each character in your party independently.
In addition to the lengthy campaign, a competitive multiplayer mode is available for those who want to test their wits against other players.
#11. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Continuing the story of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, this game offers plays a huge fantasy world full of excellent character, stories, and infinitely rewarding gameplay.
Plainly put, this game will go down as one of the best role playing games of all time.
By combining excellent combat with rewarding progression, The Witcher has always been a treat for fans of the genre.
This entry opens things up a bit, making the game more welcoming to new players.
The world is a benchmark for single player RPGs, containing both a huge explorable space ripe with engaging narratives.
Each quest is wrapped around widely different stories, ranging from a pair of mysterious murders to a high-stakes game of cards.
There are various side activities to distract yourself from the critical path, and it’s easy to get lost in the world of The Witcher 3 for hundreds of hours.
#10. Shadow of the Colossus
In an effort to heal his dying friend, a young boy heads out to hunt down sixteen giant beasts known as colossi.
For a game that is essentially sixteen boss fights, Shadow of the Colossus brings players on a journey full of emotion and challenge.
Playing as “the Wanderer”, you must ride around on your horse and discover giant bosses, locate their weak-points, and slay them with your sword.
Since the colossi are towering in height, you’ll have to figure out how to climb them using the environment and other puzzle mechanics.
Death is always around the corner in this dark and atmospheric adventure, with an ending guaranteed to stick in your mind for years.
#9. Resident Evil 2
As he appears for his first night on the job in Racoon City, rookie police officer Leon Kennedy encounters a zombie outbreak.
With nowhere left to run, Leon must survive the night and discover the truth behind the epidemic.
This terrifying horror game is a remake of the 1998 classic PlayStation 1 game, Resident Evil 2, now with modern graphics and improved gameplay.
Players can choose between two characters, Leon and Claire, both with unique story levels, weapons, and play-styles.
The game is broken up into several areas, each one packed with a variety of zombie creatures, puzzles, and collectibles.
Once the game is completed, bonus modes and extra content can be unlocked, providing dozens of hours of replayability.
After falling into a magical world known as the Underground, a child must choose between violence and pacifism on their quest to return home.
In this imaginative RPG, players guide their character through a quirky world of characters, battling enemies or dodging their attacks to spare their life.
The game mixes player choice with bullet-hell style gameplay for an experience that is both relaxing and hectic.
Your choices also have a major impact on the ending, with three completely different outcomes to find.
Few games are as unique and memorable as Undertale, and it’s easily one of the best indie games of all time.
#7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
This entry completes the legacy of Nathan Drake, giving us the most cinematic and emotional narrative ever seen in the franchise.
Historically, Uncharted has been a series that constantly pushes every limit.
Whether it’s the cinematic quality of the story, the imaginative environments, or the relationship with characters, Uncharted has always been a front runner.
The fourth entry in the franchise dials everything up a notch, giving players more space to explore, more impressive graphics than ever seen before, and a fitting conclusion for one of PlayStation’s greatest treasure hunters.
The game brings back old favorite characters while introducing menacing new ones, giving a great dynamic and sense of tension.
Whether you’re driving through the muddy jungle in a Jeep or playing a quick round of Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted 4 knows how to make the characters and story feel undeniably real.
#6. Persona 5
It’s hard being the new kid in school, but it’s easier when you form a group of friends who spend nights exploring stylistic realms full of evil manifestations.
Taking place in Tokyo, you’ll form relationships with your classmates and engage in exciting turn-based combat.
If there’s one thing the Persona series is known for, it’s style.
Persona 5 puts the past games to shame, with so much style and pizzazz it’s nearly dripping off the screen.
The soundtrack is jazzy, upbeat, and insanely catchy.
The sharp anime visuals compliment the complex and supernatural story, wherein you’ll form real bonds with a variety of characters.
With well over 100 hours of content, this is one JRPG that should not be missed.
It’s a great place to jump into the series if you’re new, as each Persona title is a self contained story.
#5. God of War
Following the death of his wife, a man named Kratos and his son Atreus embark on a quest to lay her ashes on top of the highest peak in the realm of Midgard.
Their journey will take them through a vast world based on Norse mythology, where their emotional and physical limits will be tested.
This eighth game in the God of War franchise trades out Greek mythology for Norse mythology, pitting Kratos against various beasts and creatures of Nordic lore.
Playing as Kratos, players explore a detailed over-world, full of missions, collectibles, and side quests.
Kratos’ new main axe weapon has lots of cool features, including a boomerang-like mechanic that allows him to pull it back through the air.
The narrative is one of the highlights of the game, delivering a tale that is as epic as it is memorable.
Between the giant boss fights, amazing visuals, and masterful storytelling, there’s a lot to love about this instant classic.
Travel through a mystical land on an unforgettable journey that speaks volumes without saying a word.
Journey earns its high rank on this list not due to an enormous amount of gameplay options or an incredibly rich amount of characters, but rather an inherent feeling of persistent magic throughout the entire experience.
This game is best played with no expectations; experienced with fresh eyes.
In many ways, it’s a game that you have to play to understand, as the connection it forms between the player and the game is remarkable.
Controls are incredibly basic, making it an excellent game for players of all skill levels.
By the time you reach the end of the admittedly short experience, you’ll feel like you’ve witnessed something truly special.
#3. The Last of Us Remastered
A post-apocalyptic world is ravaged with horrifying creatures called “clickers”; the result of a nasty fungal infection that plagues the earth.
You play as Joel, a middle-aged man who must smuggle a young girl named Ellie through the dangerous world.
Like Uncharted, The Last of Us is heralded for its incredible cinematic quality, emotionally impacting story, and strong use of characters and tension.
However, whereas Uncharted is firmly set as an adventure game, The Last of Us is very much a game of horror and survival.
Controlling Joel, players must navigate through the increasingly desolate and destroyed world, guiding a young woman named Ellie.
The bond between these two characters is one of gaming’s best, and it’s hard not to empathize with both character throughout the story.
The gameplay is tense and exciting, often forcing players to use stealth to eliminate enemies.
There’s a fantastic mixture of puzzle solving, gunplay, and tense set pieces that make The Last of Us an unforgettable experience.
This version is remastered for the PlayStation 4 and also contains the additional downloadable content, making it the most complete version of the game available.
#2. Grand Theft Auto V
Taking place in the the fictional Western city of Los Santos, you control three vastly different characters who become acquaintances due to their mutual ties to the criminal world.
You’ll plan and execute huge heists in an endlessly detailed map, completing missions and partaking in an incredible amount of side activities both online and offline.
Grand Theft Auto V continues the hefty legacy of the series by giving players an unbelievable amount of space, missions, activities, and modes of play.
The main story revolves around three characters; Michael, Trevor, and Franklin.
Each character has different abilities and skills, and you’ll need to utilize them to pull of a variety of missions that are too numerous to count.
When you’re not engrossed with the epic main story, you can easily find side activities littered throughout Los Santos.
From car races to hunting, stealing submarines and even visiting your therapist, Grand Theft Auto V has so much content that it’s hard to keep track of.
Hundreds of hours can be spent gleefully breaking the law or abiding by it, exploring the countless streets and shop fronts or the expansive rural areas.
If you prefer playing with friends, the game also contains a stand alone mode called Grand Theft Auto Online.
This mode is just as enormous as the single player mode, allowing players to form custom gangs, rack up huge amounts of money, and purchase things like cars, houses, and even drug manufacturing operations.
The online portion of the game is constantly getting free updates, even years after its initial release.
Grand Theft Auto V has an experience for every kind of gamer, and its endless stream of fantastic content makes it an amazing deal.
It’s not only the best PlayStation 4 game, but potentially one of the best games ever made.
#1. Red Dead Redemption 2
On the run from the law after a failed heist, the Van der Linde gang of the Wild West must navigate the turn of the century in 1899.
One member of the gang, Arthur Morgan, is torn between his morality and loyalty, while rival gangs and the police want him dead.
This prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption puts players back into the world of the Wild West, living as the gun-slinging outlaw Arthur Morgan.
Similar to games like Grand Theft Auto, players must explore an open map while completing missions and various activities to gain money and experience.
This expansive adventure is incredibly immersive and can be played from both third-person and first-person perspectives.
The game also contains a standalone online mode, offering even more hours of crazy Western fun.
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