Best PS4 Strategy Games PlayStation 4 1

What are the best PS4 strategy games? Well, that's a question we aim to answer right here. We've got a whopping 29 titles worth playing on PS4, proving that PC isn't the only home for tactical titles. Whether you're into sci-fi, fantasy, gritty war, or horror themes, we've got a strategy game for you here.

29. Inversus (PS4)

Inversus (PS4)Inversus (PS4)
Publisher: Hypersect / Developer: Hypersect
Release Date: 16th Aug 2016 (USA) / 16th Aug 2016 (UK/EU)

Inversus is a mind-bending strategy shooter played on a grid. One player is a black square, while the other is a white. Shoot and all of the tiles your bullet comes into contact with will flip to your colour, and the enemy can do the same. You can only travel on tiles of the same colour, and the same is true for your enemy, so it's a battle of wits to see who can trap and kill their opponent first.

28. X-Morph: Defense (PS4)

X-Morph: Defense (PS4)X-Morph: Defense (PS4)
Publisher: EXOR Studios / Developer: EXOR Studios
Release Date: 30th Aug 2017 (USA) / 30th Aug 2017 (UK/EU)

X-Morph: Defense is also a hybrid, but this time of top-down shooter and tower defense. You play as an alien species known as the X-Morph, who are invading Earth to harvest its resources. To achieve this, you'll build a variety of towers and plan a bunch of traps for your human foes, then head out into battle to beat them up using alien weaponry. This is one for those that like to plan ahead, or just want something PS4 Pro Enhanced.

27. Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4)

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4)Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4)
Publisher: Aquaplus / Developer: Aquaplus
Release Date: 5th Sep 2017 (USA) / 5th Sep 2017 (UK/EU)

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is the final chapter in the series whose name we can't possibly pronounce. The gameplay is split between adventure and battle mode, with the former revealing plot points in a lovely visual novel format, while the latter provides full on strategic battles. Combat is like a more action-focused Final Fantasy Tactics. You'll move your characters around on a tiled board, initiating an attack chain complete with QTEs and special effects to duff up the enemy.

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26. Tooth and Tail (PS4)

Tooth and Tail (PS4)Tooth and Tail (PS4)
Publisher: Pocketwatch Games / Developer: Pocketwatch Games
Release Date: 12th Sep 2017 (USA) / 12th Sep 2017 (UK/EU)

Tooth and Tail is a cutesy RTS that trades traditional weapons for animal-flavoured alternatives. Think flamethrowing boars, gas-lobbing skunks, and paratrooper owls that hurl on the enemy. It tells a darkly humorous tale of a civil war in which animals are duking it out to decide who tops the food chain. The maps are procedurally generated and designed for smaller sessions, leading to an awful lot of replayability.

25. Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-a-Fide Edition (PS4)

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-a-Fide Edition (PS4)Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-a-Fide Edition (PS4)
Publisher: 17-BIT / Developer: 17-BIT
Release Date: 2nd Jun 2015 (USA) / 2nd Jun 2015 (UK/EU)

Skulls of the Shogun takes inspiration from Advance Wars and gives it an undead samurai twist. It's a turn-based strategy that features a single player campaign and multiplayer, and sees you taking control of a group of characters on a tiled board.

24. Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX (PS4)

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX (PS4)Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX (PS4)
Publisher: Level Up Labs / Developer: Level Up Labs
Release Date: 21st Feb 2018 (USA) / 21st Feb 2018 (UK/EU)

Defender's Quest is a blend of tower defence and RPG. Instead of actual towers though, you'll order heroes to take up positions. They'll each level up, learn skills, and equip gear individually, which lets you tweak them to adapt to their own individual challenges.

23. Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (PS4)

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (PS4)Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (PS4)
Publisher: Ysbryd Games / Developer: Witching Hour Studios
Release Date: 8th Aug 2017 (USA) / 8th Aug 2017 (UK/EU)

Masquerada is another turn-based strategy RPG, but one with lovely comic book visuals. It's set in a Venetian-inspired city in which characters wear masks – called Mascherines – that grant them magic powers. Some solid storytelling combines with tricky tactical combat to create a rather unique experience.

22. The Banner Saga (PS4)

The Banner Saga (PS4)The Banner Saga (PS4)
Publisher: Versus Evil / Developer: Stoic
Release Date: 12th Jan 2016 (USA) / 12th Jan 2016 (UK/EU)

The Banner Saga is a haunting tactical RPG that's part visual novel -- complete with weighty player choice -- and part strategic, grid-based battles. You'll assist a great cast of personalities on an epic journey throughout a frozen, Norse-inspired wilderness, making difficult decisions, losing characters in battle, and managing your supplies.

21. Hitman Go: Definitive Edition (PS4)

Hitman Go: Definitive Edition (PS4)Hitman Go: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix Montreal
Release Date: 23rd Feb 2016 (USA) / 23rd Feb 2016 (UK/EU)

Hitman GO is exactly what you'd imagine a board game based on Hitman would be like. You painstakingly make your way around a board avoiding enemies and traps to reach your assassination target at the end. Enemies move when you move, so you'll have to use cunning to get past them.

20. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)
Publisher: Konami / Developer: Konami
Release Date: 31st Jul 2015 (USA) / 31st Jul 2015 (UK/EU)

It's time to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-duel! Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist is, of course, a card battler based on the popular anime and manga property. Build a deck, challenge other players online, and feel really good about yourself when you win. Ridiculous hair products sold separately, sadly.