Playing games with others is a lot of fun, but sometimes you just want to go it alone and immerse yourself in a single player game with a decent story. Often lengthy, deep, and rich with narrative, single player adventures offer some of the best experiences and best stories in gaming, and PS4 has them in spades. In this list, we're running through our pick of the best single player games on the platform, and all of them provide excellent tales and memorable moments for the lone wolf gamer.
30. Days Gone
For a title that borrows so liberally from gaming’s biggest trendsetters, Days Gone’s biker-themed post-apocalyptic backdrop is surprisingly original. The tattooed bravado may not be to everyone’s tastes, but as a predictable popcorn flick, there’s a lot to like about Sony Bend’s cast of leather-clad survivors. With multiple plot threads all revolving around an engaging nucleus, you won’t want to leave Oregon once you’ve got a taste for the blood and ink.
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29. Concrete Genie
Pixelopus' colourful action adventure might be short, but it packs an awful lot of heart into its simple story. Ash's struggle against a gang of bullies resolves in a pleasing way, while the main thrust of restoring the abandoned town of Denska will keep you engaged. With themes of friendship and positivity at its painterly core, Concrete Genie is a wonderfully feel-good experience.
Essentially a visual novel, Mutazione sees you running around an island populated by a motley crew of mutants. This supporting cast is instrumental in the main character's story, and it's a brilliantly written adventure. The gardening gameplay feeds into the narrative, but the ensemble storytelling is what will draw you in. This is a quirky but memorable title that's definitely worth the trip.
It's not every day that an FMV game with the production values of Erica comes along, so it's a good job that there's an intriguing plot to go with it. Basing everything you do around its narrative with innovative interactions and genius quick-time events, the story quickly becomes your own as it changes and morphs around your choices. With multiple endings to uncover and an impressive cast of characters and performances, Erica is a short but sweet date with full-motion video.
With Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, The Chinese Room delivers a walking sim with real heft. As you explore the deserted English village of Yaughton following a mysterious event, the story unfurls in small, disconnected scenes, and you have to put two and two together. It's sombre, atmospheric, really quite dark, and utterly absorbing. Brilliantly acted, well written, and underscored by a gorgeous soundtrack, this is up there with the best in the genre.