What are the best PS4 Pro games to take advantage of your spangly new 4K television? It’s been a few years since Sony launched its supercharged system, and there are a huge selection of games that take full advantage of its additional horsepower. In this article we’re going to list off the best PS4 Pro games you can buy right now.
Replacing its predecessor Origins on our list, Odyssey wins out through sheer variety of
landscapes. Whereas Origins’ Egypt was beautifully sparse in places, Odyssey’s world is more
vibrant and with a larger array of locales. It also adds in more naval battles, and therefore more of
those truly wonderful water physics.
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Using smarter-than-we-can-explain techniques, Destiny 2 runs much sharper by upscaling to 4K, but the real draw here is in the use of HDR. Things like the HUD of a Sunbreaker Titan are now almost a completely different shade as the wider colour range is implemented. This extends to the environments too, with Curse of Osiris’ Mercury looking particularly pretty.
David Cage’s distinct style of interactive storytelling would be infinitely less effective without
immersive visuals and incredible performance capture, and Detroit holds its own on both counts. At
times it’s jaw dropping, the minutiae of each facial animation captured in almost insane detail. It’s a
good job it looks this great - you’ll be spending plenty of time combing through for every potential
A true masterpiece of game design, visuals, and storytelling. 2018’s God of War looks eye-pokingly good on a 4K screen through PS4 Pro. With the option to choose between resolution and framerate, you won’t be disappointed with either. Kratos’ beard is worth the price of admission alone.
Final Fantasy XV’s world is a meshing together of fantasy and realism in a way we haven’t seen before, with huge beasts roaming the open world that you’re driving through in your snazzy car. This dichotomy just works – but with PS4 Pro you’ll notice more detail in everything from characters to foliage to monsters and even your car. Try heading to Galdin Quay where the light bounces off the water for a visual treat. You can also prioritise framerate if you’d like some more fluency in your teleporting and stabbing.
With every new generation of consoles, we find ourselves looking to racing games as a litmus test for graphical capabilities and the PS4 Pro half-step is no different. Gran Turismo Sport’s use of HDR makes it an almost entirely different game without it, and the power of the PS4 Pro means a higher framerate. All of this makes for a superlative racing experience.
Not just a very good game, but an important one: Hellblade’s beauty (especially in 4K) is impressive on its own, but consider that it was developed by around twenty staff members and the true magnitude of this achievement becomes clear.
While its predecessor has been fibre-wired off the list and hidden in a dumpster, you can import all
of its levels into Hitman 2 anyway - and why wouldn’t you? IO’s latest has more populated areas
than ever before, and new gameplay tweaks like split-screen views and reflections can be potential
game changers for even the most experienced assassin. From Colombia, to Miami, to Mumbai, the
globe-trotting adventures of Agent 47 have never looked better.
As far as tech-showcases go, Horizon: Zero Dawn is up there with the best of them. When you see the sunset through the trees, mechanical monsters lurking in the distance, and all manner of flora and fauna in between, you’ll realise you’ve justified your TV and console purchase. It helps that the combat loop is one of the most rewarding this generation and that the story is engaging, too. A fitting showpiece.