After Treyarch's wildly successful attempt at Battle Royale with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode, it only made sense that Activision would be back a year later with an even bigger and grander outing than before. The standalone expansion to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a solid attempt at replicating the fight for first place while introducing its own ideas into the mix. The likes of the Gulag and Contracts are really cool ideas, but almost completely devoid of looting, the experience may feel a little too simple for some. Still, this is an excellent place to start if you're looking to figure out what the Battle Royale genre is all about.
If you're after a free-to-play RPG experience, look no further than Path of Exile. This Diablo-like title is an addictive loot 'em up that lets you truly customise your character as you see fit. A complex skill tree, randomly generated environments, and a myriad of collectable items make this endlessly replayable. With so many possibilities, this is one free PS4 game you could be playing more than the premium alternatives.
6. SMITE (PS4)
A popular choice here at Push Square Towers, and an e-sports sensation, SMITE is a MOBA with a mythological flavour. Starting life in 2014, there are now over 100 original characters to choose from, and the title is constantly evolving with themed events and regular updates. While its established community can make this a difficult title to simply pick-up-and-play, stick with it long enough to learn its intricacies and it may become your next obsession.
Rocket League has been around on PS4 for years, and now that it's free-to-play, it's instantly become one of the best examples on the system. It's a simple idea — soccer with cars — but it's unbelievably fun thanks to physics-driven matches and a high skill ceiling. You can safely ignore microtransactions and just engage in five-minute rounds, and while it takes some practice, it's an absolute blast to play, especially with friends. With various match types, ranked play, and dozens of cosmetics to unlock, there's lots to enjoy. If you've yet to try it, you now have no excuse not to give Rocket League a shot.
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Destiny 2 isn't an entirely free-to-play game, but it's hard to ignore the fact that it now gives away a huge amount of lootin' shootin' action for the sweet price of nothing. Destiny 2: New Light includes the base game and all of its Year 1 content, which, when you break it all down, is pretty crazy. If you really love it, then there'll come a point where you'll need to spend money in order to catch up on the title's expansions, but you're still looking at several full campaigns, a suite of co-op activities, and even PvP. Given that Destiny 2 remains one of this generation's best shooters — now bolstered with better RPG elements — you can't go wrong in giving Bungie's big one a try.