What are the best PS4 exclusives? That's exactly what we aim to determine in this article. Whether you're the proud owner of a new PS4 or a bonafide veteran, you'll want to play the absolute best exclusive games. Well, the PlayStation 4 has plenty of those, covering a wide range of tastes.
For this list, we've included games that are only on PS4. Console exclusives don't count, and neither do games that are cross-gen. However, remasters and other, more in-depth re-releases may make the cut. With that in mind, let's dive into what we think are the 25 best PS4 exclusive games.
25. DriveClub (PS4)
DriveClub has had a rough time of it, but through an insane amount of patches, updates, and new content, the exclusive blossomed to become one of the finest racers on PS4. The visuals are still stunning to this day, the driving deftly toes the line between simulation and arcade, and there's a huge number of events to partake in. Sadly, DriveClub is a lot harder to find these days since it was removed from the PlayStation Store in 2019. It's also no longer playable online, which renders many of its features pretty much useless. A massive shame.
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24. MediEvil (PS4)
This isn't the first time Sir Dan has been resurrected, but it's certainly the definitive way to play MediEvil. The PS4 remake brings the cult classic back to life in fine form, and although it still bears the gameplay quirks of the original, it's never looked or played better. The game has been faithfully recreated with some wonderfully stylised visuals, and the overall effect is lovely. It's not the best game in the world, but for fans, this is an absolute treat.
23. Knack 2 (PS4)
Knack may not have won over the critics, but it must have done something right if its cult following status is anything to go by. Knack 2 is a much improved sequel that builds on the original's brawler/platformer core. You play as the eponymous Knack, who punches, kicks, and increases in size to defeat enemies, all while solving a variety of platforming challenges. It's old-school stuff that'll appeal to a family audience -- especially because of its fun co-op mode.
In a generation that’s seen practically every property incorporate a sandbox, some may have been dismayed to see Clap-Hanz’s cult Everybody’s Golf franchise adopt open world environments. But it works well, lending itself to some great online multiplayer modes and neat social activities. At its core, the click-click-click gameplay of yore is expertly executed, while the character creator aspect is fun to faff around with.
As far as sports simulations go, baseball has a limited audience, but Sony’s adaptation of America’s game is the best that the genre has to offer. With incredible presentation, commentary, and gameplay, MLB The Show 19 borders on realism a lot of the time. It’s boosted by brilliant modes like the RPG-inspired Road to the Show and the Ultimate Team-esque Diamond Dynasty – the latter of which actually improves upon the card trading formula that’s become a staple of EA Sports’ output.