What are the best games on PS4? Sony's fourth home console is widely regarded for its immense library of great games, and so putting together a definitive list is never going to be easy. That's why we asked for your help in making this best PS4 games guide. All of the games that you'll find on these pages have been ranked and rated by the Push Square community.
But again, it wasn't easy! The PS4 really does stand as one of Sony's greatest achievements. It was a console generation that propelled the Japanese giant to new heights thanks to irresistible exclusive games and a massive catalogue of software that suits all tastes and needs.
Much of the PS4's success, both commercial and critical, can be attributed to the fact that Sony learned from the mistakes it made during the PS3 era. In contrast to its cell processor-based predecessor, the PS4 was designed to be easy to develop for — and this decision paved the way for nigh unstoppable system that came close to reaching PS2 levels of popularity.
Sony also heavily invested in its online infrastructure during the PS4 generation. The PlayStation Network, or more specifically, the PlayStation Store, became the company's biggest money maker, as all of those great games helped entice players towards a digital future.
It really is all about the games, isn't it? The PS4's identity has been defined by exclusive marquee titles like 2018's God of War, Bloodborne, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Indeed, the exclusives list is impressively long — it's no surprise that Sony decided to gather all of its first party teams under the PlayStation Studios umbrella during the PS4 era.
But it's not just the exclusives. So many incredible third-party releases arrived in the PS4's prime. The Witcher 3, Persona 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, and many, many more. Looking back, it's a truly remarkable lineup.
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In this article, you’ll find a list of the best PS4 games to date, irrespective of genre or type. However, if you’re looking for something specific, like the best PS4 local multiplayer games, the best PS4 co-op games, the best PS4 single player games, or the best PS4 open world games, then we also have you covered. We also have guides for the best PS4 RPGs, the best PS4 online multiplayer games, and the best PS4 racing games, as well as a dedicated guide to the best PS4 anime games.
Best PS4 Games
Below is a full list of the best PS4 games, as voted by you. These are the cream of the console's crop, and the 50 titles that we believe are essential irrespective of taste or preferences.
50. Journey (PS4)
There's nothing quite like Journey. A game that everyone should experience at least once, thegamecompany's emotional tale is shockingly cohesive, and is destined to provoke a different response from everyone that plays it. Its simplicity is its real strength, and it's a perfect example of how several brilliant ideas can fuse to form an uncompromising, definitive whole. Flawless visual and audio work help make the release feel effortlessly elegant, while its accessible controls mean that anyone can enjoy it.
49. Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (PS4)
At first glance it's easy to pin down Hollow Knight as just another 2D metroidvania that boasts a steep challenge, but it's much more than that. There's a fantastic sense of wonder to Hollow Knight — everything that you see and do in this meticulously crafted title is brilliantly contextualised, resulting in an adventure that oozes charm, character, and memorable moments.
48. Dark Souls Remastered (PS4)
Dark Souls has earned a rabid, loyal fanbase with its uniquely weighty combat, richly realised worlds, and challenging (but fair) gameplay. Lordran is beautifully realised on PS4, its foreboding architecture and often terrifying denizens forcing players to learn from trial and error. Dark Souls isn’t for everyone, but those that persevere will forever praise the Sun.
47. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4)
Following a string of disappointing releases, Capcom got its beloved horror franchise back on track with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Set inside the dreadful house of the Baker family, Ethan Winters (that's you) must fight for his life and escape his captors. It marks a return to true survival horror, and ups the tension with a first-person perspective. If you want to make things even more claustrophobic, you can strap on a PSVR headset and play the entire thing in VR. Resi 7 drags the series back to its roots and sets the mood for what would come next.
46. BioShock: The Collection (PS4)
BioShock: The Collection is just what it says on the tin: all three of the fan favourite games in one place, and remastered for play on PS4. The first is a true modern classic, introducing us to the unsettling undersea city of Rapture, while the sequels build on what it achieves in some very interesting ways. Each game places you in a fascinating setting that's in the midst of falling apart, and a mix of guns and powers make them a unique set of shooters. These are bold, unusual games that stand out thanks to their incredible worlds and subversive narratives.
45. DOOM Eternal (PS4)
Building off its excellent predecessor, DOOM Eternal is arguably the best first-person shooter on PS4. Phenomenal gunplay gives life to an arsenal packed full of mods, alt-fires, and weapons only the folks over at id Software could think of. With fast-paced action, plenty of combat arenas in which to experiment, and speedy movement, DOOM Eternal feels like a game going at 100 miles-per-hour, but you're always in control. One of the franchises which gave birth to the FPS genre is back on top form, and we don't see much topping it.
44. Rayman Legends (PS4)
Originally planned as a Wii U exclusive, the death knell to Nintendo’s ill-fated home console proved positive news for PlayStation fans when it went multiplatform. Building upon the stunning UbiArt Engine of its predecessor, Rayman Legends is a sublime side-scroller from start-to-finish. While not all of the touchscreen gimmicks translate optimally to the DualShock 4, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better platformer than this on PS4.
43. Inside (PS4)
Inside is 2D platforming perfection, but it’s the ending that we all remember it for. After two or so hours of impressive puzzle-solving and hints that something isn’t quite right, the game goes off the rails with a 20-minute sequence that is perhaps one of the most memorable of the PS4 generation. An incredible game that has cemented Playdead’s position among the gaming greats.
42. Death Stranding (PS4)
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.
41. The Last of Us: Part II (PS4)
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.
Hellblade was my 2017 GOTY and Marvel's Spider-Man was easily my 2018 GOTY personally. Any first timers getting a PS4 (or getting a PS5 and having backwards compatibility as a result) aren't going to be disappointed with the exclusives they have to offer. Really hope they can keep the momentum up going into the new generation and they don't slouch for a bit like the first few months of the PS4 lifecycle
@TheFrenchiestFry Imagine only just buying a PS4 now (or a PS5 because of backwards compatibility). You'd be completely, totally, and utterly spoilt for choice. This generation has been fantastic!
Makes you realise what an amazing library the console has! Great time to be a gamer. Being honest gta5 sits far higher up on the list than 37. @ShogunRok swap it with journey before Sammy notices 😂
Last of Us II shouldn't even be in the upper half, let alone number 2. Lot of great games on that list though.
Days Gone number 2? Good taste. I personally would put GoT very close to the top too.
The Witcher 3 will always be my number 1.
God of war is the best.king kratos 👑 reign supreme.the g.o.a.t.word up atreus son
As few of these as I have played, I can't agree with much of this list. Everyone's is their own I guess.
Sorry if it’s boring but GTA V is the most fun to play, life lasting game ever...other ones amazing stories to live for days/weeks but this one I played on a regular basis since years and it’s always fun as a an holiday with friends in college
Definitely agree with God of war at number 1, but I have yet to play tlou2 and ghost of tsushima.... Saving them for when work slows down, guarantee God of war will be bumped down a bit!
Great list and definitely agree with GOW being top dog. Helluva generation!!
Wow, Nier is way down the list..
Just because you didn't like it, huh? Well, you are in a minority here. Deal with it.
Top 5 for me:
3. Tlou part 2
4. Gow 4
5. Uncharted 4
God of War easily number 1. I dont think The Last of Us 2 should be up that high, though. Didn't hate it, but certainly didn't love it.
@gollumb82 In no way is TLOU 2 better than Witcher 3, RDR2, Monster Hunter World, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Dreams, Bloodborne, Death Stranding, or Ghost of Tsushima. It definitely doesn't belong in the top 10 at the very least. I didn't play Uncharted 4, so I can't speak to that one. After that, it's maybe more debatable. Personally, I think it's highly overrated and there are many better games on this list even lower down.
My top games:
Persona 5 R
Not the best Playstation Console imo, looking forward to what PS5 will offer.
Definitely some great games this gen. God of War really stood out for me. I love that it was a continuation instead of a reboot, but also a very fresh game in the series.The mythology being simply separated by geography really worked for me. I hope they continue in Norse mythology for now(expected with the secret ending), but hopefully they will make it to Egyptian or Mayan eventually.
Have you ever considered a career as a diplomat?
Ok, so it's your opinion. Personally, I find The Witcher 3 to be overrated so you see how this works. This isn't the place for this so just let me say that TLoU2 deserves to be there just for the fact that it is bold in the topics it handles, doesn't shy away from controversy and the gameplay fits this perfectly. My opinion, of course.
These lists are always interesting, in a way to see how different we all are. I'm a PS4 exclusive gamer, and have been for six years. However, I've only played ten games on this list. And if you exclude sports games, I own about 40 PS4 games, and a couple in this top 50 that I do own wouldn't be in my own personal top 20. But again, we're all different.
My own top 10
The Witcher 3
Horizon Zero Dawn
Dragon Age Inquisition
Ghost of Tsushima
Jedi Fallen Order
Final Fantasy 15
Ni No Kuni 2
*FF 12 is the best PS2 game ever made, and in my personal HOF, but I'm not going to put a remaster on this list.
1. TLOU II
2. RDR II
3. The Last Guardian
5. God Of War
7. Uncharted Lost Legacy
8. Dark Souls III
9. Uncharted 4
10. Horizon Zero Dawn
11. Death Stranding
12. Spider Man
13. Ghost of Tsushima
14. Days Gone
16. Nier Automata
17. Jedi Fallen Order
18. Sekiro Shadows Die Twice
19. Resident Evil VII
20. COD Modern Warfare
Exclusives wise, this was a slam dunk of a generation for Playstation.
You have my permission to think that! (joke) I never bash TW3, ever. I like the game, in fact. It's just that I don't consider it to be as magnificent as most guys here. I even get why some people don't like TLoU2 (like you I'm on my 2nd playthrough and I'm enjoying and understanding it more). But I find refusing to acknowledge that a game is worthy to be among the best when it has gathered such praise to be unfair. That's all, no hate or flame wars.
What!? Kiwami 2 and judgement made the cut (both great games) but Yakuza Zero didn't? Get the chopping block for those pinkies! 😁
Nah, I'm too soft-spoken for this kind of job
I agree with god of war taking top spot but ghost of tsushima at 13? The world has gone mad i tell ye...should have been number 2...pfffttt...
@Unlucky13 your list is very similar to mine and therefore quite different to this list created by Push Square.
Personally, I shy away from games that are too gory/scary etc and prefer a good action/adventure/RPG with a story.
@Kienda Yeah, I don't do anything that's horror, and I dislike gore. There are games that I enjoy that involve it sometimes, but I wish that they didn't.
I do single player RPGs that I can take my time with mostly.
Dreams in top 10 nice one. no mention of the show!!!
@NoxAeturnus give it a rest, man. You don't dictate what's good or not. Write your own damn list and post it to Facebook.
@Medic_Alert I'm feeling you. I'm almost at platinum, and I've had fun playing, but certainly not my GOTY
@Kristos Oh yes, so sorry to have disagreed with this list just like every other person in these comments posting their own preferences. I mostly agree with this list, but TLOU2? Nah, overrated. Even though its story is top tier (for a video game), the gameplay is a repetitive and uninspired hallway recycling the same combat encounter for 20+ hours with the same bare handful of enemy types. It doesn't stack up against the frankly dizzying number of excellent games on this list.
Pretty solid list, I think I've played about 40 of these. A Plague Tale would be a good addition if you could squeeze it in somewhere, but in all honesty I think Hellblade edges it out.
My main personal gripe with these types of lists are Journey and Inside are always included, which I'm gonna take a shot in the dark here and say the wider PS4 gamer base isn't as captivated by as journalists seem to be.
Don't get me wrong, I love to see Indies get their due. But I'd say conservatively there are over 50 indie games on the PlayStation Network more deserving of top spots. Even recent releases like Cuphead and Streets of Rage 4 beat Journey handily in my book.
But then again... opinions haha.
For me it's
1) Dark Souls Remastered
2) Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin
3) Dark Souls III
After that it's hard to say exactly what order but I know that Watch_Dogs 2, Steep, TLoU P1 and 2 and the Batman Arkham and Assassin's Creed games would be in top 20
Great top. Amazing games. No time to get bored with PlayStation's adventures. :-)
Somebody had some free time.
1. God of War - no contest AT ALL!
2. Marvel's Spider-Man - extremely fun game to play!
I'm still playing last of us part 2, starting to get close to the end. Every single reviewer, this one included, who gave this game a 10/10 has some explaining to do on their bias.
I have never seen a more confusing story. So far its just endless wandering, characters dying before you even learn their name by heart and some of the poorest dialogue I have ever seen. The gameplay is sublime, as are certain bits of it. But the story on the whole? Revolting.
How can this be better than RDR?
No way was TLOU2 a top ten game after they subverted our expectations. The Witcher 3 was the best this generation
Ah man, I'm literally begging for The Outer Wilds (yep, the one I've spelt not the other one) to be on here. One of my favourite games of all-time.
@NeonTiger Now that is a great list I wouldn't necessarily have them in that order (if that is your order) and I haven't played Dark Souls 3 so I would probably swap that our for Doom (2016) and add Wolfenstein The New Order. What a generation indeed!
@thefirst completely lost track of when it was on.......i'll catch up your right thefirst it needs its own colourful, kid-friendly platformer to draw in non-creators It's not easy for adults to grasp let alone the kids I was in there today looking at creations by the community that you can edit there was a Japanese train set fully working with track changer fully editable so I can add my own scenery and stuff the Guy/Girl must of took ages creating it kudos for letting us edit it....... shockingly only 9 Thumbs up.
@Mostik thanks mate. I actually forgot about both Doom (2016) and New Colossus. They are totally in my top list.
@Unlucky13 Ni no kuni 2 !!!
Most glaring omission has to be Metal Gear Solid V.
@Orange_Man_Bad Just curious why it's a terrible thing that games, that make the case for the medium existing as an art form, subvert expectation?
No Gravity Rush 2? Automatic fail, you're fired O_O
Dragon Quest when I'm feeling sunny and Diablo all other time ^_^. Right now just made level 70 with Hardcore Crusader in Diablo.
I like GT Sport but I can't seem to get the right car tunes so if anyone knows a site that has car tunes for GT Sport, post a link, please. Thanks!
@ShogunRok This is me. Bought my ps4 in August, played every day, even for a short stint, and have built up a massive backlog of games purchased already. I jumped from PS1 to PSP to Wii with the kids to PS4 and I'm blown away by PS4 and the games catalogue. The PS Store sales are great for people like me, picking up older games for EU9.99 or less. Currently playing Uncharted 3, finishing the remastered collection, next is GOW3.
I'm playing these because I really want to play Uncharted 4 and God of War, but wanted to get some history...
@bluedex I'm actually jealous. Glad you're enjoying so many games, I bet it seems like you've got an endless supply!
@ShogunRok it totally does! I've still got a big list of games to buy..and it's getting bigger... Years of material I'm guessing 😁
Not sure why you have two iterations of Persona 5 & Ghost of Tsushima in here; surely one of each and include the definitive versions (Royal & DC respectively) & leave it at that?
Removed - unconstructive
No legend of heroes on this list makes it hard to take seriously. Actually there's a huge lack of great jrpgs on this list except the most mainstream ones.
@dr_luigi its just a bad list.
but people always clamour and want remakes, so companies can fleece us for a bit better fps
where is The Last of Us Part II on this list?
Enjoyed Inside but a little surprising to see it in this 50 when something like Little Nightmares 1 or 2 are imo better games. GoW2018 was obviously gonna be top or close to it, just surprised Ghost of Tsushima isn't in 2 or 3. Nice to see some love for Uncharted 4
Oh look. Nioh 1+2 are both missing from the list and God of War 2018 is the winner. Exactly what I said would happen when the ratings opened up. How boringly predictable people can be.
@pip_muzz there's a good chunk of quality games missing in the 50 unfortunately. Popularity has a lot to do with these type of lists, like Bloodborne I'm guessing is a lot more popular than Nioh hence why its charted and Nioh hasn't. It could be worse, at least there's no CoD games in there
@pip_muzz @Beerheadgamer82 It's not as simple as popularity though. This is solely based on average user review scores HERE on Push Square.
Both Nioh games get a very respectable 8.2 / 10 putting them just outside the Top 50. In fact niche games with fewer reviews probably have a better chance of getting on this list if they can get over the
1030 reviews minimum threshold.
UPDATE: It seems they need to get 30 review minimum. So get voting Nioh 1 has 78 but Nioh 2 only 26. So yes popularity comes into it more. As you were.
@ShogunRok Just realised this list doesn't quite match up with the Push Square PS4 top user rated games list
Is there a reasons Dragon Quest XI S didn't come top with a 9.5 user score? It has over the 10 reviews needed. Same with Legend of Heroes: Cold Steel III which got a 9.2.
Would have created more discourse/clicks...
... and probably some review bombing from players who had never played them ;-0
@themightyant They need 30 reviews to be included, otherwise it all gets very disorganised.
Trust me, I'd love to see Cold Steel on this as well!
My Top 10 PS4 games.
1. Youtubers Life 2
2. Epic Chef
3. Portal Knights
4. Dragon Quest Builders 2
5. The Sims 4
6. Yonder the Cloud Catcher Chronicles
7. LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER
8. Paw Patrol On a Roll
9. My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure
10. Dodgeball Academia
I'm always different.
@ShogunRok Thanks I thought it was 10 reviews.
A list of 50 is too short when remasters, definitive editions, games listed twice, and so many Final Fantasy games are going to be included. Remakes like Mafia and RE 2,3 are ok as those are essentially new games.
@themightyant have you heard Liam Gallaghers first solo album called As You Were ha
@ShogunRok @themightyant @Beerheadgamer82 so long as well all agree that Nioh deserves to be on this list then I'll go to bed happy tonight 👍
I gave Nioh and Nioh 2 a 9 and in my opinion both should be listed.
@pip_muzz For what it's worth, we do want to expand this list to the top 100 games eventually. Nioh should definitely make that one!
@NoCode23 Yep the amount of remasters are ridiculious.
@ShogunRok For what's it worth I see what you did there or was that just a coincidence lol. For what's it's worth is a top notch LG rock ballad from As You Were. Back on subject I think it might be a good idea to only have a list of the best PS4 games that had originally released on PS4 first like the last of us remaster won't be on it but part 2 can be or No RE4 remaster cause they just clogg up the list with to much games that didn't originally release on the PS4 which stops other genuinely good PS4 releases like Days Gone and other good PS4 games appearing on the list
@Beerheadgamer82 Coincidence I'm afraid, although I appreciate the explanation!
And yeah, we're always open to feedback on these lists. There are some things we'd like to adjust — such as games like Persona 5 doubling up with Persona 5 Royal — but we're looking into ways to fix that sort of stuff without taking power away from community ratings, if that makes sense.
@RedRiot193 @NoCode23 in the meantime you can see the full list (including games with less than 30 votes) at the link here and also filter it for other systems or metrics.
@Beerheadgamer82 nope, but it’s a pretty common phrase. Fits Liam to a T though
LG and NG music and Oasis ain't for everyone. They're the soundtrack of my youth and the bonus is a lot of their tunes are perfect for when get older too
Apologies this ain't a music site
I think this list for the best PS4 games is fine with absolutely every single PS4 release on the table makes a lot of sense when doing it this way but I'd also like to see one where its strictly PS4 gen games only in the sense of Shadow of the Colossus remake is off the table but Last Guardian is on the table or RE2 remake isn't allowed but RE7 and 8 are. Basically no remasters or remakes. Having said that GoW2018 is considered a reboot, but I think that's so far different from the older GoW games that its like new again. Also having said that RE2 remake is so different from the original it's like a new game again. So maybe a best of PS4 list with strictly no remasters at all but drastically different remakes can be allowed. I dunno its a tricky balance to get right and these things are never gonna please everyone no matter the way it's done ha
Wot , No Assassins Creed Games ???
@Jaberwocky, an old, but true saying goes something like this; " In matters of taste there is no argument". What is also true is that on this list AC Black Flag, a good all new game, lost to Journey, a good game, but a port from PS3.
Why so many repeats?
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