Best Ps4 Games To Play Right Now
Updated: Sep 28, 2020
Looking for the best games on the PS4 right now? You are in the right position then. Possibly Sony's greatest accomplishment to date is the strong PlayStation 4 Console. PlayStation 4 is the lot's best-selling console.(Until Ps5 of course.)
With its early success being pinned largely against the competition to its strong exclusive titles and aggressively-timed DLC deals. Things have evened out over the last few years when it comes to exclusives, but Sony's wedge of a computer has built up a strong games library in every imaginable genre in the century. If you have the original Sony PS4 console or the more modern PS4 Pro, you will need an outstanding set of the best PS4 games to make the most of the truly amazing console Sony has to offer.
I don't have the words or pages to list them all but I've highlighted some of today's very best PS4 titles. Every player has their preferences, but no matter what kind of gamer you are, these games are worth some time.
Below is then my list of the best games you can play for the PS4 and PS4 Pro, presented in no particular order.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Although it may be a more recent addition to the list, Final Fantasy VII Remake would comfortably fit into every best lineup of PS4 titles, even if it was just a top five.The PS4 exclusive is far more than a remaster of the classic PSOne JRPG, it's almost a new title, rebuilt from the ground up, with impressive new graphics an combat system maintaining it in good stead with most other games released thisyear.
Red Dead Redemption 2
A truly amazing game which provides weeks of entertainment and enjoyment. It begins slowly but you'll soon be well and truly addicted by the amount of scope and variety in mission styles. Rockstar isn't the most prolific developer but it's one of the very best developers. There are few free games around the world that have received as much consideration and focus.
God of War
God of War is beautiful, very literally. Its 3rd-person over-the-shoulder style works well for both emotional storytelling and intuitive combat. I particularly like the axis-throwing mechanics and specifically the weight of the axis itself as it moves back to the hammer style of your hand Thor. No PS4 would be one of the best full stop games on PlayStation without being possibly the best God of War title.
It's hard to explain how fun it really is to swing around the streets in Spider-Man, you'll find yourself doing that for hours without even having to complete a mission. But luckily the open world superhero title also has a fantastic story and game. Comic book fans can also completely understand the amount of unlockable collectables and costumes. And along the way there are a few fantastic cameo characters.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Once the Star Wars license was acquired by Electronic Arts, there was a lot of fresh hope (excuse the pun) that we will get decent games from Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II and Old Republic Knights. Unfortunately, although the Battlefront I and II provided excellent multiplayer action and realistic graphics, plot or complexity was lacking. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, with an expansive single-player campaign and gameplay that looks like a cross between Dark Souls and Tomb Raider, makes up for in spades. The force on this one is powerful.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Uncharted 4 is not only the outcome of the learnings of Naughty Dog in the following series, it also profits immensely from the work of the artist on The Last of Us. While drastically different in style, A Thief's End undeniably borrows from its enduring horror-based stablemate some elements, resulting in the studio's most developed, balanced game yet.
The Last of Us Remastered
The Last of Us Remastered is undoubtedly one of the finest re-released games in the PS4 line-up, with a very tidy graphical redesign and the Left Behind DLC included as part of the bundle. It's an necessary buy and play on the PS3 for all those who haven't had a chance to join Joel and Ellie on their post-apocalyptic zombie-style journey. It not only looks amazing, it's a masterpiece of storytelling that resonates long after the game is over.
Bloodborne is an exclusive PS4, from the same stable as Dark Souls and you can tell it almost immediately. This compares graphically with its stablemate series, but with new generation flair, but the key distinction is that both action-adventure / RPGs are as challenging as each other. Get ready to run around your DualShock 4. A ton. A ton.
Grand Theft Auto V
It took a while to get GTA V onto the PS4, but no one was able to complain about how much more the enhanced version of the game provides. Rockstar also introduced a whole new first-person mode for a start, which allows the player to view the game from a different perspective, even if completed beforehand. Plus, a tasty redesign was given to the graphics to make San Andreas look more beautiful than ever. And let's face it, GTA V has always been one of the best games on sale anyway. Then there is GTA Online which breathes new life into the game constantly. Superb stuff.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
In spectacular fashion, the first Assassin's Creed reboot breathed new life into the series but Odyssey is the game that takes things in a whole new direction. Controls remain similar, but the combat system gets even more of an overhaul and the entire shee-bang now feels more like an RPG with opportunities for interaction and levelling up on a scale like never before. New Greece is a perfect place to visit too.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Kojima's last Metal Gear Solid game is now his biggest moment for Konami (until Death Stranding eventually sees the light of day). It seems to have been an ambitious decision to take franchise into the realms of the open world, with so much to do and tasks to complete that you'll be playing for hours. We also love how you can deal with just about anything in a number of ways – run and shoot or sneak around are just two ways you can complete goals, each causing different reactions. We recommend trying out the prequel too, Ground Zeroes.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Arkham Knight wraps up the series in stunning fashion with a sandbox that is much larger than ever. Without giving away too many spoilers, the use of the Joker is encouraged in the game and we think the use of the Batmobile – which hasn't gone well with everyone, unfortunately – adds variety to the missions and the gameplay overall. Plus, Gotham City's playing areas are so big this time around that in the superpowered car, it's a thrill racing around them.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Not just one of PlayStation 4's best games, The Witcher 3 can lay claim to be one of the greatest of all time. It is an incredible feat in game design, where any move carried out in the huge third-person RPG seems to have an impact on the game world. For eg, in a random encounter, save a merchant from some bandits, you could meet him again many hours later in a town, where he gives you a huge discount on items he has for sale. The world itself also appears alive and lively, while the game can also test your abilities so that you don't just blast through it. Splendid.
Destiny 2 may have had its detractors when it first released but after several updates, it has developed into a very fine game. Since choosing to self-publish since years with Activision, Bungie took a brave move in making the core game free-to-play, but that means you can get a taste now before opting to purchase one of the campaign packs to see if it's up your alley.
If you looked up "antiquated" in the dictionary you may find a smirking image of Hideo Kojima elsewhere here. But instead, under "genius" you are just as likely to see him The Japanese maestro of inventiveness in videogames finally completed his first masterpiece after splitting with Konami and Metal Gear, and it's everything we expected. Often disconcerting, yet also beautifully beautiful and special, Death Stranding is a game that you either love (like us) or loathe. You should think about it anyway.
You can't have a list of the best games without Fortnite included. It's free to play for a start so everyone can get involved, and even their emotions in the game have become wild dance in the real world. It's rare that a game transcends gaming itself, but it sure has Fortnite. The combination of FPS, base-building and cartoon graphics attracts both young and old alike and we wholeheartedly support PlayStation's decision to open up cross-platform play on this particular game.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Warzone is one of the best royal fighting games today, published either as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) or available as a fully free download. It looks fantastic but is even better in practice, with multiplayer matches available for up to 150 people. We love the Loot mode too, where you have to collect as much cash as possible without being taken out. Fantastic fun.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Though it's not one of the most famous games, Horizon Zero Dawn is one of this generation's best. The environment blends tribal themes with robotics and technology, and is as interesting as unusual. And we are getting one of the best female lead characters in years in Aloy. The huge open world game features many RPG elements and detailed action sequences. It's also one of the best-looking on the PS4, especially when hooked up to an HDR television.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 is such an absolute joy to play-and is built on such a rational, centered foundation-that you will find yourself returning to it again and again whenever you feel the need for a flurry of cathartic, cobweb-blowing, spectacularly stylish action.
Being one of the most expansive games ever, Fallout 4 is trickier to get into compared to previous chapters on previous generation computers, but it rewards stoicism with one of the greatest role-playing adventures ever. It also adds a base building element to the gameplay, where you can create your own settlements for fellow survivors, thereby introducing something different to the previous shooting and looting of first or third-person acts.
Far Cry 4
Although we love Far Cry 5, one of my favorite first-person shooters is the previous outing for the series and remains the better of the two. Far Cry 4 has all that a modern game should have to bring. It's an FPS at its core, but there are elements of role-playing action, driving challenges, wonderful co-op play and one of the biggest open world maps we've seen in such a game. The structure of the mission is excellent while the amount of side missions and other things you can do is almost overwhelming. But maybe the best thing about Far Cry 4 is the excellent Pagan Min villain. Evil and amusing in equal measure and the nearest you get in gaming to a fully realized Bond-style adversary.
One of 2019's best, most surprising hits, Control is a paranormal adventure / shooter from the team behind Alan Wake and has become likewise a cults favorite. The art style-full of pastel shades and a purposefully grainy overlay-suits the theme well, with an almost dreamlike atmosphere. And, the gameplay mechanics that add new weapons and powers as you advance are so finely balanced that the growing difficulty never overwhelms you. Splendid.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) is something of a reboot for the bestselling FPS series – eliminating the zombie frills, jetpacks, double jumps and futuristic gadgetry for a realistic take on what military action really looks like in the 21st century. The name is no mistake either; 2007's Modern Warfare was a groundbreaking entry in the Call of Duty series and Activision tries to recreate what made the game of the same name so popular.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The new product fromSoftware is not to be scoffed at. If you felt it was hard for the Dark Souls series then Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is intense mode. Sekiro is more challenging than any title we've seen from FromSoftware before but it's incredibly satisfying to actually experience those rare moments of performance. Set against a backdrop balancing violence and elegance, Sekiro is one of the must-have titles this year – if you have the stamina for it.
Mortal Kombat 11
Created famous (or infamous) for its brutal gameplay and shockingly gory deaths in the '90s, the Mortal Kombat show did not run only on shock value for more than 25 years. Through incorporating more complex battle elements and a dramatic plot, NetherRealm Studios has transformed the fighting franchise into one of the best on the planet and Mortal Kombat 11 is expanding on that popularity with more space-focused action through adding new Fatal Blows.