What are the top 50 PS4 games? The PlayStation 4 is in the latter half of its lifecycle now, and with age comes a substantial library of games. With such a huge selection of top quality titles, it can be tough deciding what to buy or play, and that's why we've put together this list of what we think are the best games on PS4 so far.
50. Days Gone (PS4)
For what Days Gone lacks in originality, it more than makes up for in heart. There’s a je ne sais quoi to Sony Bend’s inaugural PS4 effort which channels the unrefined spirit of PS2 open world games. Once it finds its stride, there’s a compelling apocalyptic story here, but Deacon St John’s debut appeals most as a kind of gaming comfort food. It’s a title that’s greater than the sum of its parts, and while it rarely does anything truly extraordinary, its unquestionably entertaining in all the right areas.
Please note that some links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale. Please read our FTC Disclosure for more information.
Any game that has the brass-neck to ask you to beat it three successive times will earn our respect, but NieR: Automata’s inherent repetition is genuinely pocked with moments of all-out genius. While its anime-inspired ‘Philosophy for Weeaboos’ storyline may rub many the wrong way, there’s a real payoff here if you can stomach seeing several scenarios two to three times. The game doesn’t really appreciate your time, but that’s part of what makes it so memorable – you’re just going to have to trust us on this one.
After the insultingly awful Resident Evil 6, Capcom needed to do something new with Resident Evil 7. Its solution? Make it first-person and pant-wettingly petrifying. Largely set inside the most gruesome guesthouse this side of Bognor Regis, the first two-thirds of the campaign see you infiltrating the biggest family feud of all time. The quality of the action does eventually nosedive, but you’ve got to give kudos to the Japanese publisher for consistently finding ways to reinvent this franchise over time.
Tetris is a timeless title that’s appeared on virtually every console to date. For such a ubiquitous game to appear on the list of best PS4 games is perhaps indication of just how special Tetris Effect is. Evocative environments are paired with an ever-changing soundtrack, which stirs emotions ranging from sadness to suspense to sheer euphoria. Played with PSVR this is a revelatory experience, and its underlying gameplay is as addictive as it’s ever been.
46. DOOM (PS4)
This modern take on the classic shooter series cranks everything up to 11. This relentless, raw FPS offers some of the most bloodthirsty action on PS4, giving you plenty of weapons and letting you loose on a seemingly endless horde of demons. The pace is almost too fast as you run and gun through intricate maps, scoring glory kills to keep yourself going and hunting down collectibles to power up the Doom Slayer even more. It's a frenetic thrill ride from beginning to end, and an experience no shooter fan should go without.
David Cage wouldn’t understand subtlety if the definition wore a pink cape and slapped him around the face, but Detroit: Become Human is still Quantic Dream’s best game yet. The script sure has its fair share of cringe-inducing dialogue, but it’s much more consistent than the French studio’s previous efforts, and it genuinely feels like the developer has something original to say in a sci-fi setting that’s been done to death. Pivotal is how important your choices turn out to be, with no two playthroughs likely to end in the exact same way.
Ninja Theory’s perhaps best known for selecting the wrong shade of hair dye for one of gaming’s all-time greats, but when it’s not irritating anime fans it’s generally been making great games. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a culmination of all its prior efforts, delivering a third-person character action that’s serviceable in the gameplay department – and outstanding in the story stakes. This Celtic tale takes its period setting and shapes it into an adventure all about mental health. Some outstanding performances make for a harrowing experience, but it’s a game which has ambitions beyond existing simply to entertain.
If Fallout: New Vegas and Mass Effect had a baby, you'd end up with something like The Outer Worlds. Developer Obsidian rides high on this one, pumping this first-person RPG full of personality and dark humour. Player choice is at the forefront of the experience, allowing you to shape the fate of the forgotten Halcyon colony, which teeters on the edge of chaos and collapse. A delight from start to finish.
42. Hitman 2 (PS4)
Hitman 2 is a game all about experimentation, and IO Interactive facilitates that with this collection of colossal sandbox levels that have been made to be mastered. While the sequel adds little in the way of meaningful change to the existing first season, the fact that you can import all of the original levels and play them alongside the half-dozen new ones makes this an enormous package, packed with shady characters for Agent 47 to assassinate. With smart design and an addictive gameplay loop as well as regular content drops and updates, this is a deeply replayable release that delicately walks a tightrope between the ridiculous and the downright absurd.
In our humble opinion the best single player Final Fantasy title on PS4, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a near perfect reincarnation of a PS2 masterpiece. Even years after its initial release, the world and atmosphere of Final Fantasy XII is incredible, and the top notch musical score only elevates this outstanding adventure further. A reworked job system adds substantial depth, and as a remaster, The Zodiac Age is pretty much the pinnacle of what can be done when updating an older game.