What are the best free to play PS4 games? There are hundreds of excellent games on Sony's console, but almost all of them require you to cough up some dough. If you're feeling the pinch, there are a number of great free titles on PlayStation 4 that you can play without spending a penny. These free games can be just as much fun as many premium experiences found on the console. If you're after free to play games on PS4, this list features the best of the bunch.
The Four Kings Casino and Slots is a social space undoubtedly inspired by PlayStation Home, and that means it comes with all the same caveats as Sony’s virtual world. Yes, you’re going to stumble upon ginger bread men spitting lines about pubic hair – but you’re also going to be able to sit in a packed bingo hall, crossing off numbers next to cowboys. This is a weird game, but there’s so much to see and do that it can get its claws into you.
Fancy a game of pool? This free to play edition of Hustle Kings has been around a while, but it's surprisingly fully featured, with support for PlayStation Move controllers and even PSVR. The gameplay is about what you'd expect; you're able to play variations on pool and snooker against the AI or online players in tournaments. There's not a whole lot to it, but playing pool on your TV or in virtual reality can become quite compelling.
13. GUNS UP! (PS4)
This free to play strategy game is surprisingly approachable. Aside from some overly complex UI, Guns Up keeps things simple with straightforward controls and progression that's relatively easy to wrap your head around. Building up your army and base, and then taking on other players in side-scrolling battles, is a lot of fun, and it can quickly become addictive as your force grows stronger.
Free-to-play games tend to lean towards the largest trends, and Switchblade could be considered a mash-up of multiple established brands. The core gameplay loop is very much inspired by MOBAs like SMITE and DOTA, as you guide robotic troops towards the base of your opponent. The twist is that you compete in vehicles, so there’s a hint of Twisted Metal to the way war is waged. Factor in an American sports-style aesthetic and there’s clear potential here, but it’s still early in its lifecycle and thus it remains to be seen if this title can stand the test of time.
Half-court b-ball is the order of the day in 3on3 Freestyle, a slow but slick free-to-play arcade game with a great sense of style. Developed by Korean outfit JoyCity Corporation, the community for this online-based sports title is surprisingly large, and while the gameplay is simplistic, it can be fun hitting threes and throwing alley-oops to your absurdly urban-looking teammates. Not even a convoluted upgrade system which is riddled with microtransactions can undo the studio’s hard work here, though the novelty does wear off eventually.