Best Free PS4 Games Free to Play PlayStation 4 Guide

What are the best free PS4 games? There are hundreds of excellent games on Sony's console, but almost all of them require you to cough up some dough. 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 PS4 games. These are our favourite free-to-play PS4 games, as determined by our editorial team.

19. 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.

18. Switchblade (PS4)

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Publisher: Lucid Games / Developer: Lucid Games
Release Date: 22nd Jan 2019 (USA) / 22nd Jan 2019 (UK/EU)

Free-to-play games tend to lean towards the largest trends, and Switchblade could be considered a mash-up of multiple established brands. The core gameplay loop is very much inspired by MOBAs like SMITE and DOTA, as you guide robotic troops towards the base of your opponent. The twist is that you compete in vehicles, so there’s a hint of Twisted Metal to the way war is waged. Factor in an American sports-style aesthetic and there’s clear potential here, but it’s still early in its lifecycle and thus it remains to be seen if this title can stand the test of time.

17. 3on3 FreeStyle (PS4)

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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.

16. Spellbreak (PS4)

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Publisher: Proletariat / Developer: Proletariat
Release Date: 3rd Sep 2020 (USA) / 3rd Sep 2020 (UK/EU)

Take the battle royale genre and swap out the guns for magic, and you basically have Spellbreak. Engaging in 42-player matches in a large map, you'll use elemental spells in order to attack your competitors. Pick a class and lob fireballs, tornadoes, or clouds of poison to take down enemies. Most interesting is the ability to combine these powers, leading to some pretty unique strategies. If you like battle royale but are growing weary of traditional weaponry, Spellbreak is more than worthy of your time.

15. Let It Die (PS4)

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Publisher: Grasshopper Manufacture / Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
Release Date: 3rd Dec 2016 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2016 (UK/EU)

Starting life as the elusive PS4 exclusive Lily Bergamo, the curious Let It Die stands out on this list by virtue of being unlike anything else. Billed as an extreme action game with a soundtrack composed by over 100 artists, the title sees you fighting through a treacherous tower under the watchful eye of a skateboarding grim reaper named Uncle Death. The twist here is that each time you die, your character will live on in another player’s game, making for an original asynchronous multiplayer component that keeps the experience feeling fresh.