15. Gone Home

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Publisher: Midnight City / Developer: Fullbright
Release Date: 12th Jan 2016 (USA) / 12th Feb 2016 (UK/EU)

Gone Home manages to pull off one heck of a switcheroo. Initially framed as a sort of horror experience, the hauntingly empty house you navigate slowly reveals a sad, touching narrative. It can be beaten in less than an hour, but soak in the details and the ending will hit you hard. An excellent example of less is more, Gone Home is an understated adventure you shouldn't ignore.

14. Stardew Valley

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Publisher: Chucklefish / Developer: ConcernedApe
Release Date: 13th Dec 2016 (USA) / 14th Dec 2016 (UK/EU)

If you're on the market for some peace and relaxation, Stardew Valley is well worth a look. A pixelated sandbox that lets you play at your own pace, you're left to revitalise the family farm, interact with a cast of cheery characters, and explore your new home. It's a laid back life sim that's perfect for some stress-free PS4 sessions.

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13. Undertale

Publisher: tobyfox / Developer: tobyfox
Release Date: 15th Aug 2017 (USA) / 15th Aug 2017 (UK/EU)

Undertale might not look like much, but it tells one of PS4's most memorable stories. You've fallen into the sealed-off land of monsters, and embark on a quest to get home, but you also hold the key to breaking the barrier between worlds. The story is carried by a brilliant supporting cast of characters that help and hinder you on your journey, and the unique combat turns the RPG formula on its head. Subversive, ingenious, and dripping with personality, Undertale is not to be missed.

12. Resogun

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Housemarque
Release Date: 15th Nov 2013 (USA) / 29th Nov 2013 (UK/EU)

Housemarque is a small studio known for its arcade games, and Resogun is one of its best. Like a modern day Defender, you're tasked with blasting away screens full of baddies while rescuing the last of humanity. It's a gorgeous shoot-'em-up with responsive gameplay, endless replayability, and supremely satisfying visuals. If you like a good old fashioned score-chaser, get Resogun played.

11. Dead Cells

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Publisher: Motion Twin / Developer: Motion Twin
Release Date: 7th Aug 2018 (USA) / 7th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

If roguelikes are more your thing, you can’t do much better than Dead Cells. Its pixel art visuals could turn one or two parties off, but they’d be missing out on some of the best customisation and unlocks in a game that refuses to stay dead. Spectacular boss fights are a highlight, while the dynamic levels that change upon every run offer up a challenge no matter what’s put in front of you.