One of the more unexpected features Sony introduced with the PlayStation 5 is the ability to track your playtime across games. Now you can easily track how many precious hours have been invested into first-party titles or the big online shooters, and this also goes for past PlayStation 4 games. That could be either a blessing or a curse, depending on how you look at it. So, we want to know what were the PS4 games you played the most. Each member of the Push Square editorial team has been convinced to share their own wall of gaming shame, and it's only fair you do too.
Sammy Barker, Editor
- The Last of Us: Part 2 – 80 hours
- Everybody’s Golf – 61 hours
- Rocket League – 61 hours
- Grand Theft Auto V – 58 hours
- Ghost of Tsushima – 54 hours
I’ve always been a complete-and-quit gamer, so you’re not going to see any wild statistics from my PS4 playtime like you will from the other guys. Pair that with the fact I spent much of this generation trying to raise Push Square’s profile, and there was less opportunity for me to repeatedly invest into the same games.
That said, I did get hooked on Rocket League and Everybody’s Golf earlier in the generation, and poured a lot of time into them. Perhaps the most interesting thing to me is that my gaming habits have changed this year; all of my Grand Theft Auto V playtime – focused solely on GTA Online – has come in 2020, while NBA 2K21, Train Sim World 2, and Madden NFL 21 sit just outside my top five. They all, like Ghost of Tsushima, launched this year.
With the way games now have tails, I’m finding that I’m slowly becoming less of a one-and-done type player, and coming back to my favourites more and more to see what’s new. All that said, I do try to play as much as possible, so 1,000 hour playthroughs are never going to happen on my console – especially while I still spend time outside, anyway!
Oh, and as for The Last of Us: Part II – I wrote the guide!
Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor
- Destiny — 1030 hours
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (regular and GOTY Edition) — 785 hours
- Fallout 4 — 578 hours
- Diablo III Eternal Collection — 504 hours
- Monster Hunter: World — 495 hours
What can I say, I really like playing video games. RPGs in particular, it would seem. First thing's first, though: I'm not sure that Destiny playtime is correct, but that's what my PS5 says. Beyond that, how the hell did I put 578 hours into Fallout 4? I think I spent far too much time making ridiculous settlements for Preston and the gang.
Meanwhile, The Witcher 3 comes as no surprise whatsoever. My favourite game, period, and I've played through it at least six or seven times. Diablo and Monster Hunter don't come as much of a shock either — they've both been games that I've returned to repeatedly over the course of the last generation. There's always something to grind for, and the gameplay is top notch in both.
Some other fun facts about my PS4 playtime: I've spent close to 500 hours playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which is mental considering I've only ever had one save file from start to finish. Tekken 7 isn't that far behind at 361 hours — and most of that will come from mammoth versus sessions with friends. Persona 5 Royal is just behind that — another one of my absolute favourite PS4 titles.
I dunno, I think I've got pretty good taste.
Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor
- Dreams — 235 hours
- Rocket League — 213 hours
- Fall Guys — 69 hours
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 — 61 hours
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — 61 hours
Listen, I absolutely love Dreams, but I wasn't expecting it to be my most played PS4 game. Having only launched earlier this year, I don't feel I've put quite that much time into Media Molecule's create-'em-up, but I guess the numbers don't lie. I suppose that, having covered the game extensively for the site and dipped in periodically throughout the year, the hours added up. No regrets, anyway.
Rocket League is more understandable. Quick five-minute matches and gameplay with a high skill ceiling kept me coming back day after day, and a good portion of this time was spent playing with Push Square readers. It's a similar story for Fall Guys, which grabbed my attention for weeks with its daft but fun multiplayer.
The bottom two are interesting, because in both cases, I played them primarily for review and guide purposes. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time also has the same playtime. All of these I've thoroughly enjoyed, but I do have to wonder how much time was technically spent working. If not for my job, perhaps Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War would've made it into my top five.
Liam Croft, Senior Staff Writer
- Destiny — 1524 hours
- Destiny 2 — 286 hours
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — 187 hours
- Overwatch — 179 hours
- Apex Legends — 162 hours
Yeah, I think you could probably say I was obsessed with Destiny in its heyday. Weekend after weekend of Trials of Osiris runs with players across the globe alongside numerous raid completions are what significantly bump my playtime upwards of four digits, making it far and away the game I've played the most in my life so far. And I don't really regret it. I loved Destiny at the time, but you can quite clearly work out how I moved on from the series after the sequel came out.
Then there's last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is actually mostly due to Call of Duty: Warzone. I'm still playing that one so it could end up higher on this list as the generation progresses. Finally, Overwatch and Apex Legends are two more titles I have moved on from, but they definitely had their time in the limelight. I think I miss Reinhardt, actually.
What PS4 games have you played the most according to the PS5's statistics? Share your own list in the comments below.