For eight years, Sony’s console has amassed one of the most impressive libraries of any system ever. From Sony’s own first-party classics to essential third-party titles, there’s something for everyone here, whether you’re a newcomer or a diehard. We’ve gathered up 19 of the best PS4 games for you to play, from hard-hitting action-heavy experiences to heartwarming story-based epics and everything in between.
The surprise hit of 2020, Ghost of Tsushima takes an Assassin’s Creed-style Japan and combines it with a library’s worth of Akira Kurosawa movies to create an epic swan song for PlayStation 4. It may not be perfect, but its strange blend of a walking simulator on energy drinks and gory samurai combat is enough to make it one of the best games for PS4.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world game set in the fictional United States of America. Developed by Rockstar, the game sees Arthur Morgan of the Van der Linde gang take on rivals and government officials across a massive world that’s full of life and character. It’s an enthralling and unforgettable experience, and one of the most popular games for PS4.
Grand Theft Auto V is an open-world game that blew away every expectation when it was released in 2015. As one of the most successful entertainment products of all time, GTA V showcased what PS4 is capable of, from its stunning graphics to its sprawling storyline and huge online multiplayer action.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most engrossing RPGs of all time, bringing us a world as diverse and challenging as any to explore with Geralt. It’s a must-have for any gaming fan, and it proves that CD Projekt Red can still be counted on to deliver quality in the face of big-budget blockbuster competition.
Ratchet & Clank is a series that’s long been beloved by fans and critics alike. The 2017 remaster of the original game is the perfect place for anyone to start, with a revamped graphical style that makes this version look as fresh as ever. The gameplay remains intact, too, with a plethora of weapons and gadgets to choose from and a vast array of missions to complete.
Wipeout is a series that’s been beloved by fans for decades, and the best game in the franchise has just made its way to PS4. This collection brings together tracks and vehicles from the original trilogy of Wipeout games – Wipeout HD, Wipeout Fury, and Wipeout 2048. With hyper-fast absurd racing action, it’s a true PlayStation classic that deserves to be the centrepiece of any gaming collection.