Best Free Games on PS4 PlayStation 4 Guide

What are the best free games on PS4? There are hundreds of excellent games on Sony's console, but almost all of them come at a cost. If you're feeling the pinch, there are a number of great free-to-play titles on PlayStation 4 that you can play without spending a penny. These free games can be just as much fun as many premium experiences found on the console. If you're after free to play games on PS4, this list features what we think are the best of the bunch. For a more comprehensive list of the best PS4 games, check the link.

Best Free PS4 Games

Below is a list of the best free games on PS4. Presented in no particular order, these are our favourite free-to-play PS4 games, as determined by our editorial team.

Fortnite (PS4)

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Publisher: Epic Games / Developer: Epic Games
Release Date: 25th Jul 2017 (USA) / 25th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)

Not just a game but a cultural touchstone, even those who don’t play Epic Games’ world-beating Fortnite will be aware of its existence. Beginning life as a cartoony co-op game, its developer saw an opportunity as PUBG took the world by storm, and it hasn’t looked back since. Fast-paced arcade gameplay with a unique construction hook means that there’s depth beyond this release’s child-friendly aesthetic. But it’s the way in which the title’s evolved, playing host to live concerts and map-changing events that have made it more of a social experience than a mere online shooter.

GUNS UP! (PS4)

GUNS UP! (PS4)GUNS UP! (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Valkyrie Entertainment
Release Date: 19th May 2015 (USA) / 9th Dec 2015 (UK/EU)

This free to play strategy game is surprisingly approachable. Aside from some overly complex UI, Guns Up keeps things simple with straightforward controls and progression that's relatively easy to wrap your head around. Building up your army and base, and then taking on other players in side-scrolling battles, is a lot of fun, and it can quickly become addictive as your force grows stronger.

H1Z1: Battle Royale (PS4)

H1Z1: Battle Royale (PS4)H1Z1: Battle Royale (PS4)
Publisher: Daybreak Game Company / Developer: Daybreak Game Company
Release Date: 22nd May 2018 (USA) / 22nd May 2018 (UK/EU)

Of all the free games in this list, H1Z1: Battle Royale comes the closest to replicating the feel of PUBG. The popular shooter sub-genre may be dominated by Fortnite, but this grittier alternative ditches the building mechanics in favour of a more realistic battleground. The gameplay is as you'd expect: 100 players duke it out in an ever-shrinking arena, picking up better equipment and weapons along the way. If you want the battle royale experience but are put off by Fortnite's cartoony looks, this is well worth a try.

3on3 FreeStyle (PS4)

3on3 FreeStyle (PS4)3on3 FreeStyle (PS4)
Publisher: JoyCity / Developer: JoyCity
Release Date: 22nd Feb 2017 (USA) / 22nd Feb 2017 (UK/EU)

Half-court b-ball is the order of the day in 3on3 Freestyle, a slow but slick free-to-play arcade game with a great sense of style. Developed by Korean outfit JoyCity Corporation, the community for this online-based sports title is surprisingly large, and while the gameplay is simplistic, it can be fun hitting threes and throwing alley-oops to your absurdly urban-looking teammates. Not even a convoluted upgrade system which is riddled with microtransactions can undo the studio’s hard work here, though the novelty does wear off eventually.

Genshin Impact (PS4)

Genshin Impact (PS4)Genshin Impact (PS4)
Publisher: Mihoyo / Developer: Mihoyo
Release Date: 28th Sep 2020 (USA) / 28th Sep 2020 (UK/EU)

If you're looking for a sweeping anime-styled adventure that you can play for free, look no further than Genshin Impact. For the sweet price of nothing, this is a shockingly good open world action RPG, stuffed with hours upon hours of content. It really does go above and beyond what we've come to expect from free-to-play games, particularly in terms of quality. Weighing in at a measly 10GB on PS4, you simply can't go wrong with giving Genshin Impact a shot.