25. Little Nightmares

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Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Tarsier Studios
Release Date: 28th Apr 2017 (USA) / 28th Apr 2017 (UK/EU)

This creepy platformer plays on the idea of a child's bad dreams, and it's just as twisted and surreal as that sounds. This 2.5D adventure sees you playing as Six, a youngster trapped in the Maw. As you make your brave escape, you'll encounter hideous monsters to avoid and environmental puzzles to solve. It's the heavy atmosphere that really makes Little Nightmares stand out; it's not the scariest game in the world, but there's something deeply unsettling about the adventure. Play this one with the lights on.

24. Rogue Legacy

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Publisher: Cellar Door Games / Developer: Cellar Door Games
Release Date: 29th Jul 2014 (USA) / 30th Jul 2014 (UK/EU)

Rogue-lites are ten a penny these days, but one of the best is Rogue Legacy. Each run starts with a new hero with randomly generated traits, and each time you enter the castle, you face a different layout. What makes it so fiendishly compelling is the slow trickle of persistent progress you make between runs, slowly but surely earning all manner of permanent upgrades. Simple to play but challenging to conquer, this will have you hooked to the screen.

23. Owlboy

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Publisher: D-Pad Studio / Developer: D-Pad Studio
Release Date: 10th Apr 2018 (USA) / 10th Apr 2018 (UK/EU)

Owlboy took a while to swoop onto PS4, but it remains a wonderful side-scroller. Otus' adventure takes him and his buddies all over the place, letting you explore the vertical world and its hidden depths. The cast of characters is brilliantly written, and the pixel art style is consistently beautiful. Its unique gameplay and memorable story set it apart from other 2D titles -- it's a real hoot (pun of course intended).

22. TowerFall Ascension

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Publisher: Matt Makes Games / Developer: Matt Makes Games
Release Date: 11th Mar 2014 (USA) / 19th Mar 2014 (UK/EU)

There are plenty of multiplayer games on PS4 that have just one fun idea, but many of them grow old fairly quickly. Not so with TowerFall Ascension. It's a simple game about flinging arrows at each other in tricky arenas, but it's a constant delight. Shifting level layouts and different arrow types change things up, while the platforming controls make it instantly playable. The result is a fiercely competitive and relentlessly fast paced multiplayer title that will keep you and your mates glued to the telly.

21. Fez

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Publisher: Polytron Corporation / Developer: Polytron Corporation
Release Date: 25th Mar 2014 (USA) / 26th Mar 2014 (UK/EU)

Fez has been around longer than the PS4, but Phil Fish's puzzle platformer has stood the test of time. It remains a brilliantly unique game, with its dimension-twisting core mechanic leading to some astonishing twists and turns. As you run and jump through the (seemingly) 2D world, the game unfolds a grander mystery that's a joy to discover. It's a poster child for indie games for a reason.