It’s obviously fun playing games, but it can also be entertaining getting a glimpse into the creative process that helped make them a reality. Documentaries designated to game development are generally quite rare, but in this article we’ve compiled some of the must watch Making Ofs inspired by several of PlayStation’s biggest titles.
God of War - Raising Kratos (PlayStation)
An unprecedented two hour behind-the-scenes deep-dive into Sony Santa Monica's stunning re-imagining of the God of War franchise.
The Making of Horizon Zero Dawn (Noclip)
How did Guerrilla Games transition from the safety net of Killzone to the bold, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon Zero Dawn? Noclip travels to Amsterdam to understand.
Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us (PlayStation)
Naughty Dog quietly created one of the greatest games of the PS3 era with The Last of Us, and you can follow the title's development courtesy of its official documentary, Grounded.
From Dreams - The Making of The Last of Us: Left Behind (PlayStation)
As far as DLC goes, Naughty Dog greatly expanded upon the world of The Last of Us with its add-on pack, Left Behind. This short documentary delves into the Making Of one of the greatest expansions ever.
The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (5 Parts, PlayStation)
A five-part official documentary detailing the development of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
DOOM Documentary (3 Parts, Noclip)
DOOM is an iconic FPS franchise with its origins dating all the way back to the early 90s. But how did id Software make the franchise relevant for a new era? Noclip finds out in this three-part documentary.
The Making of Fallout 76 (Noclip)
It's one of the most divisive Fallout games ever created, but Fallout 76 is also arguably the most ambitious. This Noclip documentary delves into the creation of the online RPG.
Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary (PlayStation)
Naughty Dog is the most recognisable first-party studio under PlayStation's umbrella, and this official video looks back at 30 years of the Uncharted developer.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Documentary (3 Parts, Noclip)
A three-part Noclip documentary dedicated to one of the most compelling stories in the industry. When it released, Final Fantasy XIV was labelled a disaster, but an unprecedented rescue mission transformed it into one of the most popular MMOs of modern times.
KAZ: Pushing The Virtual Divide - Gran Turismo 6 Documentary (PlayStation)
Gran Turismo's long and storied history is intrinsically linked to PlayStation, and in this official documentary Kazunori Yamauchi goes behind-the-scenes on the series' enduring popularity.
Do you have any other gaming documentaries that you'd like to recommend? What's your favourite Making Of from our list? As always, share your suggestions in the comments section below.