Best PS4 Hidden Gems Guide PlayStation 4

As we move towards the conclusion of this generation, plenty of gamers are looking back on what has been a stellar line up of titles for PlayStation 4. But with such a huge catalogue of outstanding AAA games to discuss, what about all the excellent smaller experiences that don’t always get the recognition they deserve?

Well, never fear because Push Square is here to list our favourite hidden gems of this generation – underrated titles that are well worth checking out if you missed them.

A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS4)

A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS4)A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS4)
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive / Developer: Asobo Studio
Release Date: 14th May 2019 (USA) / 14th May 2019 (UK/EU)

A Plague Tale: Innocence mixes light fantasy elements with a historical tale focused on the Bubonic Plague and the rats that spread it. The game looks beautiful, and the story of an older sister attempting to keep her younger brother safe during perilous times is certainly compelling. A must for any horror or action-adventure fan.

Bad North (PS4)

Bad North (PS4)Bad North (PS4)
Publisher: Raw Fury / Developer: Plausible Concept
Release Date: 28th Aug 2018 (USA) / 28th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

A beautifully designed indie game, Bad North pairs real-time strategy mechanics with low poly stylised graphics. Bad North will test your tactical skills, but it will also provide a soothing and relaxing experience.

Bee Simulator (PS4)

Bee Simulator (PS4)Bee Simulator (PS4)
Publisher: Bigben Interactive / Developer: Varsav Games Studio
Release Date: 14th Nov 2019 (USA) / 14th Nov 2019 (UK/EU)

Straddling the line between edutainment and adventure, Bee Simulator explores the lifecycle of the humble honeybee. The game gives players the opportunity to zoom around an open world, collect pollen, and undertake a variety of zany missions. Bee Simulator is a charming, whacky game and, who knows, you might just learn something too.

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Bendy and the Ink Machine (PS4)

Bendy and the Ink Machine (PS4)Bendy and the Ink Machine (PS4)
Publisher: Rooster Teeth Games / Developer: Maximum Games
Release Date: 20th Nov 2018 (USA) / 20th Nov 2018 (UK/EU)

There’s a gloriously eerie vibe to the abandoned Joey Drew animation studio, the sepia-toned setting of this highly rated indie. Bendy himself is a cartoon who has come to life and apparently murdered his way through the animators that created him. Equal parts wicked and cutesy, Bendy and the Ink Machine isn’t your usual survival-horror.

Darksiders Genesis (PS4)

Darksiders Genesis (PS4)Darksiders Genesis (PS4)
Publisher: THQ Nordic / Developer: Airship Syndicate
Release Date: 14th Feb 2020 (USA) / 14th Feb 2020 (UK/EU)

Top-down hack and slash adventure Darksiders Genesis brings a new perspective to the long-running series. In fact, it’s probably the best of the bunch and, being a prequel, it’s perfect for series newcomers to jump into as well. If you like your combat served up with plenty of comedy quips then look no further than Darksiders Genesis.