75. Judgment (PS5)

It may have launched on PS4 not long before this PS5 port, but Judgment is so good that it deserves every chance at success that it can get. This Yakuza spinoff puts you in the sneakers of Takayuki Yagami, a private detective living in the heart of Kamurocho, a fictional red light district that's always teetering on the edge of chaos. Tangled up in a series of brutal murders, Yagami is forced to dig deep into the city's criminal underbelly, resulting in a truly gripping story. With a brilliant cast of characters, a great combat system, and a map that's stuffed with fun distractions, Judgment is right up there with the absolute best that Yakuza has to offer.

74. Days Gone (PS4)

After several years working on handhelds like PS Vita and PSP, Bend Studio marked its return to home consoles with its ambitious open world adventure Days Gone. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game’s biker motif made it stand out from the crowd, as your two-wheels became your sanctuary in an extremely hostile setting. A huge focus on story and some genuinely impressive tech allowed the developer to flex its muscle, and the release would go on to become a cult favourite among PS4 fans.

73. Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4)

A stunning recreation of ancient Egypt is the backdrop for Assassin's Creed Origins — a game that redefined Ubisoft's series. Going full open world and throwing a bunch of RPG systems into the mix, Origins breathed new life into Assassin's Creed after Unity and Syndicate struggled to leave a lasting impression. Origins follows the surprisingly emotional story of Bayek, a determined mystic and warrior, who, with the help of his estranged wife Aya, establishes the Hidden Ones — the precursor organisation that would one day become the Assassin Brotherhood.

72. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (PS3)

LEGO Star Wars was an absolutely colossal hit, and given the sheer scope of the source material, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga always seemed like an obvious release. Effectively, this is a compilation of the original game and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. It’s since been bettered by LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but this is still a noteworthy release for fans of the sci-fi sensation.

71. South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4)

What do you get if you cross Ubisoft, superheroes, and a bunch of foul-mouthed friends made of felt? The answer is South Park: The Fractured But Whole, of course. This sequel to the also brilliant South Park: The Stick of Truth swaps out fantasy for modern vigilante justice, as your custom character joins forces with Cartman's crew to fight evil. Featuring strategic turn-based combat, the titular town to explore, and all the absurd humour you'd expect, this is a highly entertaining game for fans and newcomers.

70. DOOM Eternal (PS5)

If you like your first-person shooters fast, demanding, and bloody, DOOM Eternal is the peak. A fantastic gameplay loop means you're constantly on the move and playing aggressively, earning more ammo and health by getting right up in those demonic faces and literally ripping them a new one. On PS5, it's somehow even better, with three visual modes — including one with ray tracing — and DualSense support. A brilliant FPS that really sings on Sony's current hardware.

69. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS4)

One of the very best action RPGs of modern times, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is better than ever on PS4, where its last-gen framerate issues are put to the sword. Subtle storytelling combines with a dark fantasy world to create an enthralling experience, and the combat is still miles ahead of almost everything else in the genre. A game deserving of far more praise than many are prepared to give.

68. Until Dawn (PS4)

Supermassive Games made a real name for itself with Until Dawn. This narrative adventure game effectively lets you partake in a schlocky teen horror movie, where your choices will have potentially grisly effects on the ensemble cast. With atmosphere to spare, lovably corny performances, and a highly replayable adventure full of outcomes to discover, it's no wonder this game is such a cult hit.

67. Resogun (PS4)

Housemarque is a studio known for its arcade games, and Resogun remains one of its best. Like a modern day Defender, you're tasked with blasting away screens full of baddies while rescuing the last of humanity. It's a gorgeous shoot-'em-up with responsive gameplay, endless replayability, and supremely satisfying visuals. If you like a good old fashioned score-chaser, get Resogun played.

66. Dishonored 2 (PS4)

Dishonored 2 is a brilliant, criminally under-appreciated game that any fan of stealth action should play. It builds upon the already excellent original, providing you with two fully kitted-out playable characters with unique abilities, and both very deadly. Whether you play as the reliable Corvo Attano or his daughter (and dethroned empress) Emily Kaldwin, you'll have a wide array of supernatural powers to toy with, as well as access to a variety of weapons. With freedom to fully explore each level, impeccable environment design, and engaging emergent gameplay keeping you on your toes, this is easily among Arkane's best games.

65. Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)

Control pushed the limits of the PS4, delivering an intense third-person romp — but a technically flawed one. This return trip to the unorthodox Old House feels much more at home on the PS5, however, and while there are some strange difficulty spikes, Remedy’s unique brand of shooting shines throughout much of this engrossing outing. The oppressive setting, unnerving enemies, and wonderfully eerie atmosphere really come to life on Sony's current-gen machine, offering much improved visuals and performance.

64. Lost Judgment (PS5)

A sequel to superb detective thriller Judgment, Lost Judgment doesn't quite hit the dizzying highs of its predecessor in terms of storytelling and character development, but it's still a great action RPG. Packed with intense plot twists and carried by an excellent cast, Lost Judgment is a typical Yakuza-style thrill ride — but it's actually the ridiculous amount of impressively varied side content that drives Yagami's sophomore case. An expanded, satisfying combat system is worthy of note as well.

63. MotorStorm Apocalypse (PS3)

A game beset with bad luck, MotorStorm Apocalypse was delayed due to a real-life natural disaster – only to launch right around the time of the PSN hack. This was a superb, action-packed racer, however – a little fiddly, perhaps, but its weather effects added a different dynamic to the off-road races which we’ve yet to really see replicated elsewhere.

62. Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3)

There were a number of bitesized Ratchet & Clank games on the PS3, but Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus was undoubtedly the best. It didn’t deviate too much from the mainline Future games, but introduced some interesting ideas – including a massive, open level that you could explore with a jet-pack. The release was eventually followed by Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PS5, which represents a direct continuation of the story.

61. Tales of Arise (PS5)

Bandai Namco went big budget with Tales of Arise, and delivered a fantastic action RPG. Taking place across a wide range of vibrant locations and boasting an endearing main cast of characters, there's an awful lot to like about the desperate adventures of Alphen. As you'd expect of the long running series, the real-time, combo-based combat is a highlight — but a twisting story also strings things along to great effect. For our gald, Tales of Arise is one of the PS5's strongest Japanese RPGs.

60. God of War III Remastered (PS4)

God of War III Remastered may have been one of the last hurrahs for the series’ old-school, fixed perspective style – but it’s still an absolute doozy. Presented pristinely on PS4, this trilogy closer has some of the most epic moments you’ll find any console, including an opening boss fight against Poseidon that remains utterly jaw-dropping even today.

59. Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)

Rise of the Tomb Raider takes Crystal Dynamics’ reboot and greatly raises the stakes, with more equipment and combat options than in the previous instalment. While structurally it’s largely familiar, and there are some serious question marks over the voice acting and script, the game offers a real rollercoaster of set-piece moments, taking heroine Lara Croft across the globe as she continues to evolve into the wise-cracking heroine we all know and love.

58. Dreams (PS4)

If you can imagine it, you can probably make it in Dreams. Media Molecule's latest is an unbelievable creative suite that lets you build practically whatever you fancy. The toolset is intuitive and seamless, allowing users to make truly impressive things with nothing more than a PS4 controller. But that's only half the story; if you don't want to build things, you can happily spend hours and hours simply exploring what others have created. The game is chock full of amazing stuff, including the developer's own Art's Dream story. It's hard to condense Dreams into a single paragraph, but just know it's among the very best PS4 has to offer.

57. WipEout Omega Collection (PS4)

The granddaddy of anti-gravity racing makes a triumphant return to PlayStation with a gorgeous remaster that brings together content from WipEout HD, Fury, and 2048. The fast and fluid racer plays beautifully, looks gorgeous, and runs like a shiny, metal dream. The recently added VR support is incredibly well implemented too, making this an even better package for PSVR owners. While we’d have preferred an all new entry in the franchise, this serves as a great reminder of why WipEout is so beloved by fans.

56. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)

A superhero game from Square Enix is enough for hardcore PlayStation players to proceed with caution after Marvel's Avengers, but developer Eidos Montreal has done Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy proud with a faithful, funny, and thoroughly enjoyable campaign based on original storytelling. It's a meaty one too, lasting north of 20 hours. The characters of Drax, Groot, Rocket, and Gamora are just as you remember them from the Marvel movies, and even Star-Lord performs valiantly despite the lack of a Chris Pratt face scan. Combat is deep and engaging, exploration is limited but fun, and dialogue is top-notch.

55. Detroit: Become Human (PS4)

While so many interactive dramas cheat, Detroit: Become Human is the most adaptable narrative ever conceived. Lead characters can die in the opening hours of the story, and that’s the last you’ll see of them for the remainder of the campaign. The robotic revolution plotline can be a bit heavy-handed, but as with all Quantic Dream games, there are some real high-points that will stick with you long after the credits roll.

54. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition (PS4)

Bethesda's eternal open world RPG got a much needed update on PS4 thanks to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition. The original PS3 version was a technical mess, but the sprawling adventure is, as you'd hope, much improved one generation later. Featuring enhanced visuals (and a steady framerate!), it's still so easy to get lost in the snowy setting of Skyrim. It might be riddled with decade-old jank, but its gameplay systems are still super addictive, constantly rewarding you for exploring what is a lovingly crafted fantasy world.

53. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)

Crystal Dynamics’ attempt to reinvent Lara Croft in 2013’s Tomb Raider admittedly divided opinion, but the game is at its best in this PS4 Definitive Edition, which not only buffs the presentation but bundles in any post-release content for good measure. Adopting more of an Uncharted-inspired structure, this entry depicts the iconic character growth from meek and mild mannered into the heroine she’ll eventually become.

52. Tetris Effect (PS4)

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.

51. What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)

Giant Sparrow scoffs at the idea of the “walking simulator” with What Remains of Edith Finch - a bona fide indie masterpiece. As you explore the confines of an abandoned family home, you’ll come across scenes that transport you to all manner of different worlds. From the bathtub to the fishing cannery, it’s a special experience unlike any other.