What are the best single player games on PS4? If you like to play your games solo, this is the list for you. The PS4 is home to an absurd number of amazing single player experiences, giving you plenty to play on your own.
This list aims to show off the huge variety of single player games on the platform. While some of them do feature multiplayer modes of some form, all the games you'll find here are predominantly single player affairs, and you can safely ignore other players.
The PS4 is a great platform for single player games, partly because of Sony's own first-party titles — most of which are solo adventures. The likes of God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Marvel's Spider-Man are just a handful, and they're all brilliant. When you widen the view to include third party publishers and indie titles, there are far too many to name; Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Yakuza 0, and Resident Evil 2 are some that spring to mind. The variety is near endless.
Whatever single player games you're into, this list should comprise the best of the best on PS4. As with our other lists, this page is driven directly by you and your fellow readers. The games that appear, and the order in which they're displayed, is all guided by your user ratings, meaning this list will shift and change as you cast your votes. You can either use the search bar below or click the star on any game's page to leave a rating on some PS4 single player titles, and these will directly impact this list.
The only other thing to note is that a game will need at least 50 ratings to appear on this page. If one of your favourites is missing, it probably just needs more ratings!
All that being said, let's get to it: the best single player games on PS4, ranked and rated by our community.
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.
It's a pirate's life for Edward Kenway, the charismatic but troubled protagonist of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Taking control of your own ship and crew, this is an excellently realised pirating sim with some typical Assassin stuff thrown in for good measure. An impressive naval combat system makes exploring the high seas a real thrill, and boarding imperial vessels for some swashbuckling battles simply never gets old. Outside of those tedious tailing missions, Black Flag is a top class Assassin's Creed title.
Flashy character action doesn’t get much better than Devil May Cry 5, a white-knuckle affair with style in spades and one of the deepest combat systems you’re likely to find on PS4. This Capcom tour-de-force looks absolutely sensational, and is packed to bursting with memorable moments – but it’s that graded combo-based gameplay that will keep you gripped long after you reach the credits.
47. DOOM (PS4)
One of the FPS originals, id Software resurrected DOOM with spectacular results. An irreverent story-telling approach and genuinely innovative arcade action makes for one of the most gratifying experiences on the PS4, and while the multiplayer mode is a bit of a stinker, the slick campaign with stunningly old-school level design makes this a standout shooter.
46. XCOM 2 (PS4)
The inspiration for many console strategy games these days, XCOM 2 is a superb tactics title that taxes your grey matter and forces you to think thoughtfully about any and every decision you make. With real consequences on the line, this is not for the faint of heart – but that’s what makes it so utterly involving from start-to-finish.
Determining how highly regarded Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is really depends on what type of person you ask. Open world fanatics rightfully claim it's one of the genre's best, with vast stretches of land that let you come up with infiltration and escape plans. However, MGS enthusiasts aren't so hot on the fifth mainline entry thanks to a story that feels half-finished. It's an excellent playing game, but a disappointing Metal Gear Solid.
Before Final Fantasy VI came along and made a whole generation realise that Japanese RPGs could tell mature stories with great characters, Final Fantasy IV basically set the standard. The plot focuses on Cecil, a warrior at odds with himself after his kingdom sparks the flames of war. Cecil's own character development is at the heart of events, but he's joined by a varied and delightful cast of characters as he seeks the truth of the world and its inhabitants. Still an expertly paced game with loads of memorable moments.
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.
42. 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.
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is one of the strongest instalments in SEGA's series — arguably the strongest, depending on how heavily you value certain elements of this action RPG package. Yakuza 2 on the PS2 was where the franchise truly found its footing, and Kiwami 2 is a straight remake in the stunning Dragon Engine. Crunching combat, expert storytelling, and an absolutely mad range of minigames and side activities make Kiwami 2 a near faultless Yakuza experience.