What are the best PS4 exclusive games? Whether you're just starting your PS4 journey or have had one for since the beginning, you'll no doubt want to play the absolute best games exclusive to the console. Well, the PlayStation 4 has plenty of those, covering a wide range of tastes.
Over the years, Sony has built up a seriously impressive group of developers, collectively known as PS Studios. With well-known teams like Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studio, Guerrilla Games, and many more, the platform holder is able to produce some of gaming's best loved titles each and every year. PS Studios really came into its own on PS4, developing a tonne of fantastic games of all shapes and sizes.
To figure out which are the best PS4 exclusive games, we're handing things over to you lot. Yes, the Push Square community and all their user ratings are what drives this list. As you rank them up and down, their positions on this page will adjust accordingly, meaning it reflects the views of our readers.
Before we get to the good bit, though, a small bit of housekeeping. The term "exclusive" has become muddied over the past generation or so, with so many games releasing across generations and onto PC. Therefore, we've expanded what games qualify for this list. If a game appears on a platform beyond PS4, it must work to these parameters in order to make it into the rankings:
- Available on a Microsoft or Nintendo console: No
- Available on PC: Yes
- Available on PS5: Yes
With that out of the way, it's time to get to your list of the best PS4 exclusives games. If you think there's a game missing, use the search bar below to find it and then hand it your own rating. Your score might be enough to push it onto the list!
Note: Any game will need at least 50 ratings before it arrives on this page. If there's a game you feel is missing from this list, it's possible the title just hasn't been rated enough times.
So, below is a list of the best PS4 exclusive games, as ranked and rated by you.
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.
19. 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.
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.
Sony's flagship racing series has had its ups and downs, but Gran Turismo Sport was an especially unusual step in the history of the franchise. Primarily focusing on online multiplayer and esports, the game featured the same gorgeous visuals and impressive handling you'd expect, but without most of the content that fans love. Again, the game itself looks and plays great, and its online racing is rather innovative, encouraging good sportsmanship above all. There's still a lot to like about Sport, but the meatier Gran Turismo 7 is arguably the stronger entry overall.
This reimagining of the very first game in the series was made to accompany the movie, but ended up totally eclipsing it. Blending a familiar adventure with some new weapons and gadgets, Ratchet & Clank is both nostalgic and fresh. It's a visual treat, with exquisite animation and fun shooting/platforming gameplay. This is one gorgeous adventure that both fans and newcomers will adore.
What can be said about Shadow of the Colossus that hasn't been said already? It's truly among PlayStation's best games, and this PS4 remake presents it in the best possible light. Set in a barren open world, devoid of almost all life, you must venture out and slay numerous colossi that are peacefully roaming the land. Each of these boss-style encounters is a puzzle in itself, and they each feel like epic confrontations thanks to incredible animation and music. Remade on PS4, it looks and runs better than ever, too. A bona fide classic.
Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima's first game after going independent, and it's a suitably crazy debut. You play Sam Porter Bridges, a delivery man in an age where the world has been devastated by the titular event. Charged with reconnecting a fractured United States, it's down to you to traipse across the land, delivering important supplies and hooking up remote outposts to a shared network. It's unlike anything else, with your biggest obstacles being the uneven terrain and fragile goods on your back. Online connectivity populates the game with useful equipment and structures created by other players, so you're all in it together. Death Stranding is an acquired taste, but its bonkers story and tranquil gameplay help it stand out.
Starting life as DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy ditches Drake for a badass lady double act in Chloe and Nadine. Their adventure through India to find the Tusk of Ganesh is up there with the series' best, with some brilliant set-pieces dotted throughout its well paced story. What it lacks in Nate's witty banter, it makes up for with a great relationship between the two leads that ebbs and flows as they figure each other out. Excellently acted and written, as is par for the course with Naughty Dog these days, this is a great offshoot that fans of the series will love.
How do you follow up one of the best games in the last decade? The Last of Us: Part II had a lot to live up to, with many fans of Joel and Ellie's odyssey protesting the very notion of a sequel. However, Naughty Dog is Naughty Dog, and the studio delivered big time. Following the footsteps of Ellie and Abby in their parallel quests for vengeance, Part II not only advances the storyline of fan favourite characters, but it fills out the original story with wider context, muddying the waters of morality even further in this post-apocalyptic world. Add to that some of the best third-person gunplay in the business, best-in-class visuals, and peerless accessibility features, and you have yourself something pretty special.
Insomniac knocked it out of the park with its first Spidey game, but the follow-up is arguably even better. As the name implies, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales focuses on the younger, less experienced hero as he gets to grips with his new abilities, some of which are wildly different from Peter's. While the open world is largely the same, playing as Miles refreshes the game in a few small ways. His electrical powers amp up combat, a penchant for aerobatics makes swinging even more fun, and the story explores his home life and family to great effect. It's a smaller game than Spider-Man 1, but it packs just as much punch — if not more.