Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS4)

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS4)Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS4)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 3rd Oct 2017 (USA) / 3rd Oct 2017 (UK/EU)

You could argue that Capcom could (and probably should) have done more with this remaster, but there's just no denying how great Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is. Underappreciated on PS3, this is a deserved second chance on PS4, as the game is still one of the best action RPGs on the market. What's more, the remaster doesn't suffer from the annoying frame rate drops of the original release, making it the best way to experience Dragon's Dogma on consoles.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4)

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4)Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 11th Jul 2017 (USA) / 11th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)

A superb remaster of a PS2 classic, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is one of the PS4's best. Square Enix did a fantastic job with this one, heightening texture quality and breathing so much new life into the world of Ivalice. It even balanced certain gameplay aspects for the better, and the refreshed job system is nothing short of genius. A must for fans of grand adventures and engrossing fantasy worlds.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PS4)

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PS4)Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PS4)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 12th May 2015 (USA) / 15th May 2015 (UK/EU)

There are parts of Final Fantasy X that haven't aged well after all these years, but there's still an undeniable charm and personality to Tidus' journey. A classic Japanese RPG through and through, it's deserving of its high definition remaster on PS4, and Square Enix has done well in bringing the visuals up to speed as much as it can. While Final Fantasy X-2 isn't nearly as fondly remembered, it can still be fun, and having both games tied up in one neat package is certainly a plus.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition (PS4)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition (PS4)The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition (PS4)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Release Date: 28th Oct 2016 (USA) / 28th Oct 2016 (UK/EU)

There's a good chance you’ve already bought Skyrim at least once before, because at this point, who hasn’t? There’s a reason for its popularity, however. Skyrim is one of the jewels of Bethesda’s RPG crown, even today. Its near-limitless gameplay opportunities have become legendary, allowing the player to craft their own narrative or forgo one altogether. Special Edition adds not only every DLC, but mod support to make your latest playthrough just as fresh and exciting as your first.

Ratchet & Clank (PS4)

Ratchet & Clank (PS4)Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: 12th Apr 2016 (USA) / 22nd Apr 2016 (UK/EU)

Remember when you saw Toy Story and wondered “when will video games look this good?” You can stop wondering, because Ratchet and Clank is not only one of the best looking titles on PS4, but also one of the finest action platformers. The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny at times, and the whole thing is tied together with so much charm that it’s difficult not to love the furry protagonist and his little robot buddy.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4)

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4)Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 28th Mar 2017 (USA) / 31st Mar 2017 (UK/EU)

Stuffed with extra content, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (try saying that three times fast) features not only two of the most beloved action RPGs in history, but also Re:Chain of Memories from the Game Boy Advance, and Birth By Sleep from the PSP. The game hasn’t aged as gracefully as others on this list, but there is undeniable magic here and, of course, a huge sequel to dive into.

Resident Evil (PS4)

Resident Evil (PS4)Resident Evil (PS4)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 20th Jan 2015 (USA) / 21st Jan 2015 (UK/EU)

Relive Jill and Chris’ first outing as they investigate the still incredibly creepy Spencer Mansion. Smart use of Easter eggs and alternate sections make Resident Evil Remake feel like a director’s cut, even adding in new story elements. While the somewhat dated visuals can at times dilute a lot of the horror, Remake’s new breed of monsters are each terrifying in their own right, and the way the title reworks many famous scares will constantly keep you on your toes.