15. Judgment (PS4)
A Yakuza spin-off of sorts, Judgment embraces the same general gameplay structure as SEGA's crime-filled series, but it adds a delicious detective spin to proceedings. Playing as rough and ready private detective Takayuki Yagami, you chase leads (sometimes literally), examine evidence, and question suspects. With a gripping story and a cast of excellent characters, Judgment is yet another win for Yakuza Studio, and its completely standalone narrative acts as a perfect starting point for those interested in the franchise.
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One of the very best action RPGs of modern times, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is better than ever on PS4, where its last-gen framerate issues are put to the sword. Subtle storytelling combines with a dark fantasy world to create an enthralling experience, and the combat is still miles ahead of almost everything else in the genre. A game deserving of far more praise than many are prepared to give.
13. Dark Souls III
From Software's punishing format may have been old hat by the time Dark Souls III deployed, but even three entries in, the studio's stranglehold on great level design remains as strong as ever. The final part of the trilogy, this uber-polished action RPG possesses the same stunning art and deliberate combat as its predecessors, but it's the abundance of fanservice that will most please those who've prayed at the altar of the sun since the series' very start.
Yakuza: Kiwami 2's PS2-era story may not be on the same level as Yakuza 6's masterful tale, but it's still amazingly dramatic, and the game itself is absolutely stuffed with brilliant distractions. Kiwami 2 is the most content-rich Yakuza title on PS4, constantly tempting you to get lost in its neon-lit world for hours at a time. On top of that, the Dragon Engine has been further refined with this instalment, making it the best looking title in the series so far.
One of the PS2's swansongs, Final Fantasy XII is lovingly remastered as The Zodiac Age on PS4. A fantastic adventure from start to finish, it's one of the best ever entries in Square's series - and that's saying a lot. Its combat system may take some getting used to, but the depth that's offered here -- partly due to a brilliant job system -- is something that very few other Final Fantasy titles can match.