The following is a list of the Top 10 Playstation 4 Games so far compiled by the experts at The Gamerz Den. Be advised, this is not a definitive list, it is only our preference and according to the amount of downloads and good reviews each game has got. Your personal preference can be different.
Having got that out of the way, here are the 10 best Playstation 4 Games of all time!
10. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- Release Date: August 22, 2017
- Developer: Naughty Dog
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Genre: Action-adventure game, Third-person shooter
While Nathan Drake established himself as a compelling lead over the course of the four core Uncharted games, 2017’s Uncharted: The Lost Legacy proved that the same was true for Drake’s supporting cast.
Lost Legacy moved the spotlight to the unexpected duo of treasure hunter Chloe Frazer and mercenary Nadine Ross, and discovered there is a verve and chemistry in the cast even without Nate. Not only does Lost Legacy open the door for any number of spinoffs that focus on other characters in the Uncharted universe, it features some of the best gameplay sequences the series has to offer. All this make it one of the top 10 playstation 4 games of all time.
- Release Date: August 27, 2017
- Developer: Remedy Entertainment
- Engine: Northlight Engine
- Publisher: 505 Games
- Genres: Platform game, Action-adventure game, Third-person shooter
An exceptional third-person shooter with a trippy supernatural twist, Control is not only our Game of the Year for 2019 but stands out as one of the most unique adventures of the generation. The seasoned team at Remedy Entertainment brought their years of experience to bear on one of the coolest ability/weapon sets in recent memory, which made for some of the most satisfying and frenetic telekinetic combat ever put to pixels. On top of its excellent super-powered gunplay, Control features some truly inspired environmental design, its Oldest House a shape-shifting labyrinth-like something from a fever dream shared by Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Throughout its monster-filled halls, you’ll undertake memorable side quests, hunt for upgrades to your abilities and gear, and hunt down a litany of collectibles that all help flesh out the eerie bureaucracy that’s at the center of Control’s impossibly unique experience.
8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Release Date: September 7, 2018
- Developers: Insomniac Games, Neversoft
- Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
- Mode: Single-player video game
- Genres: Open world, Fighting game, Action-adventure game, Platform game, Nonlinear gameplay
Marvel’s Spider-man is a masterclass in comic book joy, an expertly built world that perfectly encapsulates the child-like wonder of looking up at the looming, inspiring skylines of New York City and the superhero-like triumph of effortlessly scaling the tallest buildings in the Big Apple. It’s a game about Spider-Man made by people who deeply, truly, genuinely adore Spider-Man, from his costumes to his friends, foes, and family.
The simple act of soaring and flipping through the city is so satisfying and addictive that you’ll likely want to explore every corner of it and nab every collectible before even finishing the story. Once you do decide to settle down and move the narrative forward, you’ll find a heartwarming story of love and loss, awkward adolescence, and tons and tons of ass kicking. Along the way, you’ll unlock iconic Spider-Man suits, take down nefarious villains in gigantic, explosive setpieces, and bask in the realization that the modern comic book movie renaissance that we’re all so gleefully enjoying has finally, finally made its way back to video games. This one is a special and it definitely deserves a spot on the top 10 playstation 4 games of all time just because of the amount of players it mesmerized.
A sequel, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, is coming to PS5 in 2023. Insomniac and Marvel are also collaborating on a Wolverine game. The original Spider-Man, meanwhile, is now available on PC, and we’ve done a deep dive performance review on how well it runs on PC vs PS5.
7. Horizon Zero Dawn
- Release Date: February 28, 2017
- Developer: Guerrilla Games
- Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Mode: Single-player video game
- Genres: Open world, Action role-playing game, Shooter Video Game, Action-adventure game, Nonlinear gameplay
Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most beautiful open-world games ever crafted. Grass sways in the wind beneath blooming sunrises while towering cities formed from the ashes of a once prosperous society loom in the distance. And, most importantly, giant, awe-inspiring mechanical dinosaurs outfitted with a terrifying array of pseudo-natural weaponry roam the land, roaring, gnashing, and trampling their prey. When iconic PlayStation developer Guerrilla Games revealed they were pivoting away from the Killzone franchise to make an open world robot dinosaur hunting game starring a warrior redhead outfitted like a space cake dealer at Burning Man, the world was cautiously optimistic.
The end result, thankfully, was a vast, wondrous, and unique open-world action game with just the right amount of RPG elements that come together to create a brilliant first entry into what we hope will become a pillar franchise for PlayStation Studios. Taking down a gigantic boss with an active strategy of well-placed melee strikes and projectiles is one of the most thrilling experiences on PlayStation 4, and looting the shrapnel of a downed robot for much-needed upgrade parts afterwards is equally satisfying. Horizon takes some of the best elements of existing open world games and weaves them together to make something wholly original, wonderfully refreshing and wildly fun.
If you liked Zero Dawn, be sure to check out the excellent sequel, Horizon Forbidden West. Guerrilla Games is already thinking about a Forbidden West sequel, while Sony is bringing the franchise to the small screen with a Horizon Netflix show. A VR game, Horizon: Call of the Mountain, is also in development for PSVR 2.
6. Grand Theft Auto 5 / GTA Online
- Release Date: October 1, 2013
- Developer: Rockstar North
- Publisher: Rockstar Games
- Mode: Multiplayer video game
Rockstar’s latest and greatest open-world felony simulator made its debut at the tail end of the last console generation, handily breaking records as the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, so it’s no surprise that it got ported to current-gen. What is surprising, perhaps, is just how much of an upgrade it got in the process. Uprezzed textures, totally overhauled lighting effects and a fully-functional first-person option were just some of the litany of updates and tweaks to the series’ biggest and best game yet.
Whether you’re after a sprawling single-player campaign that provides a ruthless skewering of 21st century American life, or a multiplayer component with years of big free updates and an extremely active community, or just a sandbox where you can do crimes either alone or with friends, Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online really does offer something for everyone. Seriously, is there any other game where you can play the stock market, jump in a Mad Max death card and then trip on peyote so hard you turn into a bird?
Rockstar has officially confirmed GTA 6 is in development. It will reportedly feature a return to Vice City and star the series’ first female playable character in a Bonnie & Clyde-inspired adventure — details that were seemingly corroborated by a massive GTA 6 leak.
5. Persona 5 Royal
- Release Date: October 31, 2019
- Developers: Altus, P Studio
- Publishers: Altus, Sega, SEGA of America
- Engine: Proprietary Engine
A massive, gorgeous JRPG, Persona 5 set a high bar for the genre, and 2020’s Persona 5 Royal re-release pushes that bar even higher. An engrossing adventure brimming with style and flair, Persona 5 sees you navigating school life by day and descending into the corrupted minds of Tokyo’s more villainous citizens by night in order to coerce them away from their corrupt endeavours.
The students who make up Persona 5’s ensemble cast leave an indelible mark as they are introduced and further become embroiled in the exploits of the Phantom Thieves. Persona 5 does a great job of balancing the two facets of its gameplay, letting players really dive into the social connections in the real world and allowing those to influence the dungeon exploration and turn-based action of its massive and varied mind palaces. Coupled with a continually engaging combat system, a soundtrack full of earworms, its twisty, wild story, and plenty of additional content on top of the base game, Persona 5 Royal delivers one of the deepest JRPGs of the generation, if not of all time.
After years of PlayStation exclusivity, Persona 5 Royal comes to Xbox, Switch, and PC on October 21.
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Release Date: May 18, 2015
- Developers: CD Projekt, CD Projekt RED
- Publishers: CD Projekt, CD Projekt RED, Warner Bros, Interactive Entertainment
- Genres: Open world, Action role-playing game, Fighting game, Action-adventure game, Nonlinear gameplay
- Engine: PhysX, RED Engine, SpeedTree
CD Projekt Red’s sprawling fantasy epic has become one of the most noteworthy games of all time, one that set a new standard for open-world RPGs. With a grim-yet-gorgeous world that stretches across the better part of an entire continent, every corner, cave, swamp or city street of The Witcher 3 has something to discover.
It’s 60+ hour main story is a great adventure, full of mystery and intrigue that draws from the deep lore of author Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, but its Geralt’s expertly-crafted side stories, monster hunts and off-beat adventures that really make The Witcher 3 and its two huge expansions truly exceptional. It’s a game where you can easily get lost for hundreds of hours and still not see everything it has to offer – but every one of those hours will be absolutely worth it.
A new Witcher game is now in development using Unreal Engine 5. It may mark the beginning of a new Witcher trilogy.
3. Red Dead Redemption 2
- Release Date: October 25, 2018
- Developers: Rockstar Games, Rockstar Studios
- Modes: Multiplayer video game, Single-player video game
Both a stunning technical achievement and a gold standard for video game storytelling in an open-world setting, Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the greatest games Rockstar Games has ever made, and one of the greatest games ever, period. Red Dead Redemption 2’s world is a sprawling and stunning recreation of the wild west, packed so full of detail and activity it’s almost daunting; getting from A to B is virtually impossible without going off the beaten path to some other distraction. Said distractions are incredibly accomplished, too – side quests, mini-games, hunting, and gathering are all deeply considered parts of Red Dead 2 in their own right.
But of course, it’s Red Dead 2’s characters that stick in the memory most: Arthur Morgan, John Marsten, Sadie, Dutch, et. al. are vibrant, multi-faceted characters, their complex dynamics always shifting and changing, even if their trajectories are set in stone. Red Dead Redemption 2 is nothing short of a masterpiece.
In just four years, Red Dead 2 has earned a spot on the list of best-selling video games of all time.
2. The Last of Us Part 2
- Release Date: June 19, 2020
- Developer: Naughty Dog
- Series: Sony The Last of Us Series, The Last of Us
- Genres: Action-adventure game, Shooter Video Game, Survival horror
The follow-up to 2013’s The Last of Us is the pinnacle of Naughty Dog’s storytelling ambitions during the life of the PS3 and PS4. Part 2’s ambitious, uncompromising story delivers at nearly every unexpected turn, with character arcs that are poignant, risky, and devastating. Naughty Dog asks you, the player, to do your best to reckon with morally ambiguity in ways that have evoked some of the strongest across the board reactions that we’ve seen from any game, ever.
It’s also perhaps Naughty Dog’s most mechanically complex game to date, and its stealth and action systems delivers moment after moment that feel like they should be scripted but are instead entirely dynamic. It may be one of the more divisive games of the generation, but it’s also one of the best; an absolute haymaker of a game we still can’t stop thinking about.
The Last of Us Part 2 is a game that was so much hyped before release and it really lived up to the expectation which is very rare and would it not have been that the number 1 game on our list was so exceptionally good then we would have put this game on number 1 of the top 10 playstation 4 games of all time.
The Last of Us Part 1, a PS5 remake of the series’ first game, is now available. Our review called it “the best way to play – or replay – Naughty Dog’s esteemed survival classic.” Elsewhere in Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic universe, HBO is developing a Last of Us TV series due out in 2023.
1. God of War
- Release Date: April 20, 2018
- Developers: Santa Monica Studio, Jetpack Interactive
- Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Playstation PC LLC
- Engine: Proprietary Engine
2018’s God of War shows an obvious level of care that went into crafting its world, characters, and gameplay, evolving a longstanding PlayStation franchise into a testament to the power of storytelling in games and making it our choice for the best PlayStation 4 game, period. Every aspect of God of War feels intentional, interconnecting with every other major aspect of the game, making exploring every inch of its world a rewarding opportunity. Everything from the main story to side missions and seemingly innocuous collectibles factor into your understanding of this new Aesir-inspired world and its major players.
It somehow never makes any of that feel like a dry history lesson, though, and God of War is constantly making smart, economical use of storytelling. It’s also just such a fun experience, with the new Leviathan axe being one of the most satisfying game weapons we’ve used since we originally picked up the Blades of Chaos back in 2005. Bundled with smart progression, fascinating environments, and an impactful story that offers an insightful exploration of one of gaming’s most notorious antiheroes, God of War is undoubtedly one of the best experiences of the generation as a whole, and a shining example of what the PlayStation 4 has to offer. God of War is and always will be the best in the top 10 playstation 4 games of all time.
Kratos and Atreus’s journey cracked the top 25 on our list of the 100 best video games of all time. The duo returns in God of War: Ragnarok on November 9. Sony most recently debuted an excellent Ragnarok story trailer during its latest State of Play.
This concludes our list of the Top 10 Best Playstation 4 Games of all time that every ps4 owner should play at least once in their lifetime. We also have a list of the best playstation games to play in 2023 that you should check out! Happy Gaming.
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