When it comes to picking the best PS4 games of all time, we’re the ultimate experts.
This console has been a huge part of our lives since its release back in 2013…
2013! Man, who else is feeling pretty old right about now?
Yes, while sitting here reminiscing about some of the best PS4 games in my vast collection, it’s just dawned on me that the PS4 is 8 years old. How is that even possible?
They say time flies when you’re having fun, but come on. It doesn’t seem two minutes since the PS3 was coming out!
No matter how old the PS4 gets, its back catalogue of games will never cease to be impressive. From perfect ports to PlayStation exclusives, this console boasts some of the most engaging, immersive, and down-right good-looking titles ever published.
It’s been a tough job picking the best PS4 games… nah, who am I kidding; I had these on the tip of my tongue as soon as Brandon asked me to write this article!
Get ready to check out 15 games that not only changed my life, but also got me into trouble with friends, bosses, and girlfriends along the way!
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15. Rocket League (2015)
Rocket League kickstarts this list of the best PS4 games of all time. On paper, this sequel to the oddly titled Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars shouldn’t be as addictive as it is.
Let’s face it; it’s loud, the premise is simple, and its not as though there are any surprises that change the gameplay from session to session.
But man, is this game impossible to put down. Who would have thought football in cars that can dribble through the air and boost at insane speeds through domed arenas would have been such a huge hit.
It’s safe to say that Rocket League is humongous in 2021. With worldwide tournaments and exciting online battles with friends near and far, it’s fast become one of the most popular multiplayer titles of all time.
Unlock crates filled with downloadable content, soup up vehicles, and do whatever it takes to get the ball in the back of that net. Controlling your car is the easy part, it’s smashing a metallic sphere into a goal that’ll leave you shouting with rage.
Go it alone against the CPU first before heading online; there are some seriously epic players out there that will eat you alive!
14. DOOM Eternal (2020)
DOOM Eternal is up next, one of the best PS4 games for letting out rage while slaying hordes of demons…
… two games in and I’m already realising I might have a gaming anger issue that I need to deal with…
DOOM Eternal is a visual feast for all the senses, and not always for good reasons. Some of the monsters on this game are ugly as sin and probably shouldn’t be viewed around meal times.
It’s a bonafide feast for the eyes with some of the ugliest monsters I’ve ever seen on any game!
Let’s give a hand for Doomguy though; no matter the challenge or how risky the odds, he runs straight into battle. Aliens are trying to take over the Earth, and Doomguy must venture into the deepest chasms of hell to stop them.
See what I mean about the monsters? That thing is super freaky and will probably splatter tonnes of demon goo everywhere!
DOOM Eternal is one of the best looking titles on the PS4 too. When you put it up against Doom for the SNES that came out in 93, it’s hard to believe that one influenced the other!
If you’ve never played a Doom game before, then you’re in for a treat, especially if you play multiplayer battles. Fight as Doomguy or take on the role of a demon in a bid to save or destroy Earth.
And yes, playing as a demon is way cooler.
With the BFG 9000 on standby (doesn’t stand for Big Friendly Giant, in case you were wondering), the weapons make Turok’s arsenal look like water pistols, and they certainly know how to cause carnage.
13. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018)
It’s no secret that I’ve slated Assassin’s Creed games in the past. I’ll admit it right here, right now, but Assassin’s Creed Odyssey changed my opinion of the series. It’s definitely one of the best PS4 games…
… turn’s out it’s all the ones before it that I just don’t like!
No longer based on the ‘find sneak, kill sneak, run’ method of gameplay, players control a Spartan warrior on a quest to become a hero. The game itself is like a living organism, constantly changing and evolving with every choice that you make along the way.
Writing your own story has never been more fun. Explore the wild terrain of Ancient Greece as you dive headfirst into mammoth battles and sail all over the Agean Sea.
Yep, it’s not only the landscape that’s vast and dangerous. Battles happen out on the sea as well, with players needing to recruit a ships crew to get them from place to place.
Customise your ship, explore cities, open fields, and mysterious ruins. Oh, and kill a lot of Athenians while you’re at it.
12. Overwatch (2016)
Fans of TimeSplitters will be all over this next title in our list of the best PS4 games of all time. Overwatch is a fast-paced and frankly bizarre FPS that would go on to influence titles like Fortnite and PUBG.
It’s a stylised shooter, make no mistake about it. Play as everyone from an old mechanic with a claw who enjoys making explosives to a dude who looks like he’s based his look on Mewtwo with roid-rage.
Players choose from a series of cityscape levels, each based on Earth in the future. The fighters are all unique and bring something different and unique abilities to the table
Whether you prefer a hack ‘n’ slash approach or picking people off from afar with a sniper, there’s a character for everyone.
Once again, this is a multiplayer title that doesn’t take any prisoners. It’s not uncommon to die multiple times in the spaces of 5 minutes… or in my case… 30 seconds. It’s important to play with people who are better than you so they can carry you; that’s my tip of the day!
Like Rocket League, this is one of the PS4’s must-have titles. If you still think of those Goldeneye deathmatches on the N64 with fond memories, then get this game in your life and blast your mates into oblivion.
11. Bloodborne (2015)
Bloodborne takes the 11th spot in this list of the best PS4 games of all time. It also marks the first appearance of an RPG in this list, one that fans of Legacy of Kain or Dark Souls will feel right at home with.
Why do I say that? Well, players must pit themselves against humongous enemies while wielding enormous cleavers and mammoth guns. There’s blood and gore a’plenty with dark and dingy levels around every turn…
… in other words, it’s not what you’d call a family friendly title.
So what’s going on in Bloodborne? Well, players must take to the dangerous streets of Yharnam, which kind of sounds like the noise that you might make when coming up against the dude in the picture above.
Yharnam has fallen foul of an illness that has changed life forever (sound familiar?), and it’s your job to figure out why this has happened and do everything it takes to survive.
If you were good at BioShock, one of the best PS3 games, then you should be able to hold your own in Bloodborne. It takes a strategic mind as well as reinforced pants to discover all of the hidden secrets in this game, including the creatures that lurk in the dark…
10. Detroit: Become Human (2018)
Detroit: Become Human is often cited as one of the most engaging and creatively brilliant games on the PS4.
Ever wondered what the world might look like when humanoid androids integrate themselves into society and do all of the jobs that we used to? What would happen if you found out your gardener was a robot, or that Miss Clarkson in your history class was a paranoid Android?
This inventive adventure game will sit well with fans of the TV shows Humans and Black Mirror. Weirdly, unlike normal games when a main character dies, the game continues with a new android.
Players can also hit a rewind button and go back in time to change the path of their adventure. If you don’t like the way things are going, you can take a different branch and reshape the world you’re playing in.
Players control three main androids; Connor, Kara, and Markus.
Connor is an android who works with the police to hunt down other androids. Kara is a house robot that becomes sentient, and Markus is a conscious robot that dedicates his life to freeing other robots.
Like the game Heavy Rain, interacting with everything and chatting to everyone is the key to success in this game. Scan objects to get information, see a flowchart of every decision you’ve made thus far, and experience three characters, each with a different objective, in this fantastic title.
9. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017)
If you’re a fan of destroying undead cretins, then Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is full of weird and terrifying creatures for players to pump full of lead.
Yes, it’s time to head towards everyone’s favourite zombie-slaying series in the 9th spot on this list of the best PS4 games.
Biohazard is a work of art, albeit a gory one that some people might run away from.
I’ve never known a series be able to instil so much terror simply from the name alone. Gone are the days where monsters would just appear from behind a door; they jump out from freakin’ everywhere and look super real thanks to the PS4’s next-gen graphics.
I’d advise wearing brown pants for this one…
Survival horrors are always more intense when you’re playing an FPS. Seeing only your hands ala Goldeneye on the N64, players move around hyper-realistic looking levels while quaking in their boots.
Capcom pulled out all the stops for this one, including building a new games engine for Resident Evil that surpassed anything we’d seen on the previous games. The attention to detail is fantastic and horrifying at the same time, which is exactly what these titles should be.
If you’re brave enough, you can even play in VR mode and put yourself right in the heart of the action. We can’t guarantee you won’t have nightmares for the rest of your life, but it certainly provides the most in depth and exciting Resident Evil experience to date!
8. Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales (2020)
For those of you that still haven’t managed to bag yourselves a PS5 or are sticking with a PS4 until the price goes down, you can still play the epic Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales on PS4.
Now it’s one of the best PS4 games as well as one of the best PS5 games too!
The 2018 release of Spider-Man was beyond insane. The new swinging mechanics (not a reference to couples who like to stick their keys in a jar at parties) felt like the best in a Spider-Man game yet, and the graphics were next level.
Well, Miles Morales has cranked things up a notch. It feels like you’re stepping into a movie rather than playing a video game, providing an immersive experience for fans of the MCU.
Just look at that still above and tell me it’s not a good looking game? Miles Morales is one bad-ass Spidey and certainly has a lot on his plate.
We’re talking gang wars, a criminal army, and a whole new set of villains to face off against.
And the best bit – Parker hands the baton over to him by giving him some advice about becoming New York’s Hero. It’s a true Marvel moment, folks!
Fighting with Spider-Man’s new abilities makes for some absolutely amazing battles. Plus, as the world is so open and with so much to explore, this is one game that you won’t tire of easily.
And when you do get a PS5, you can pimp it out with some of the best PS5 panels to give your console a Sider-Man vibe!
7. Ghost of Tsushima (2020)
Ghost of Tsushima takes the 7th spot in this list of the best PS4 games of all time. It’s an action/adventure stealth game in an open world environment…
… that means that wherever you go, someone or something is trying to kill you!
If you’ve read any of my articles before, then you’ll know that I love Japanese culture and the art of the samurai warrior. In Ghost of Tsushima, players control the calm and collected Jin Sakai, a samurai on a mission to protect his homeland.
Jin must protect Tsushima Island from the Mongol empire, and he does it with grace, style, and a hell of a lot of blood.
Some of the killing blows on this game are fantastic, but to say that Jin is a traditional samurai wouldn’t be entirely correct. He lurks in the shadows, utilising the ways of the Ninja to fight as a ghost, unseen and unheard.
Th open world in Ghost of Tsushima is magnificent, as is the two-player online co-op. Because nothing says spending quality time with your mates than slicing up invaders while eating pizza.
6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Poland’s prodigal son, takes the 6th spot in this list!
What a game! Seriously, I can’t believe we lived on this earth for so long without the Witcher games in our lives.
With a storyline that would make the GOT producers do a double take and stunning scenery that takes your breath away, Wild Hunt gets full marks for addictive gameplay and a fantastic gaming experience.
And we’re still only on Number 6 in this list! Jeez, the PS4 has some bangin’ games!
For those of you new to the Witcher, the games are based on a set of books by Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski. The games sparked a TV series on Netflix, and the circle continues.
The storyline is very Tolkien-esque; mysterious riders, kingdoms under attack, and sword-slaying action around every corner.
Players control Geralt of Rivia. Hunting monsters and wielding blades are his game, and it’s his job to shape the future of the land for generations to come. Kill beasts while roaming around the vast open-world locations, bearing in mind that all of your actions directly affect the townsfolk you meet, for better and for worse!
5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016)
We’ve covered every other Uncharted game in our lists of the best PS3 and best PS2 games, so its only right that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End makes it into our list of the best PS4 games.
This series has been fantastic all the way through. Combining elements of Tomb Raider with Splinter Cell and Indiana Jones, the stories have been gripping and the backdrops ever-more breathtaking.
For those of you not in the know, Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the Uncharted games, is a fortune hunter. He’s a bit of a maverick and often runs into situations firing a gun (or at least he does when I’m controlling him), but those days are over now.
Or they were after Uncharted 3 ended. Now, posed with the adventure of a lifetime and the chance to save his brother, Drake resumes his treasure hunting ways.
Remember Treasure Island (or the Muppets Treasure Island remake for all the cool kids)? Well, the story is a little like that. Naughty Dog have created a quest that takes gamers from the bustling city to the depts of the Madagascan jungle in search of pirate booty!
The graphics are astounding, the gameplay is phenomenal, and the story is one that you’ll replay again and again for many years to come.
4. God of War 4 (2018)
Speaking of phenomenal games, God of War 4 is up next on our list of the best PS4 games ever made!
Wait, is that still Kratos?
It sure is, he’s just sporting a beard now and hanging out with his son doing Dad stuff in the harsh Nordic landscape. Sounds cool, I know, but while his troubles with Olympus might be over, there’s still a lot of things that are trying to kill him.
Living up to the God of War must be pretty tough for Kratos Jr, though the two help each other in the quest to come. Kratos tries to become a better man after killing his own father, Zeus, and decides to take on creatures and beings from Norse Mythology instead.
Why stop at one religion when you can take them all down!
God of War 4 takes everything I loved from the previous games and sticks it all into a new landscape with new challenges.
And, in all honesty, I like the Norse gods a heck of a lot more than the Greek lot too.
Wielding a magical axe that comes back to Kratos on his command (sound familiar), players must battle all kinds of ghouls and gremlins in dark corners of the world. Collect money, craft your own armour (one for the RPG fans) and solve puzzles using that big-ol Demi-god brain.
Kratos might be looking for a chilled life, but players can unleash ferocious attacks after pumping up the rage meter. Plus, the Blades of Chaos return as an unlockable item later on, with both the blades and the axe being upgradable using magic runes.
It’s all mystical stuff, and it’s one of my favourite games of all time!
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
We had to wait eight long years for Rockstar to produce Red Dead Redemption 2, but man, was it worth it!
I remember writing that ‘no other game had captured the feeling of the wild American frontier quite like Red Dead Redemption. Well, stick a ‘2’ on the end of that sentence, and the fact still applies.
Set in 1899 and after the death of the Wild West way of life, a gang of robbers are on the run. One of those robbers is you, Arthur Morgan, and the people on the run with you are the gang that raised you.
This is a tale of fighting, cheating, stealing, killing, and surviving. Lose yourself in an ever changing world, one where the law is continuously on your heels.
Will you choose to go your own way in peace or continue to terrorise America with the the only family you have?
Don’t worry, RDR fans; John Marston also appears in the game too. It might be a new adventure, but old faces and themes from the first game still play a huge part.
Listen, RDR 2 was always going to be a huge success. It came from the minds that made GTA, for crying out loud, and the gameplay makes me want to watch True Grit and Django Unchained back-to-back every time I play.
Give this one a go; you won’t regret it!
2. Titanfall 2 (2016)
Titanfall 2 takes the silver medal in this list of the best PS4 games. For fans of Transformers or Pacific Rim, it’s about to feel like Christmas Day all over again.
Titanfall 2 sees players controlling humongous mecha-warriors. Were talking machines bigger than the mechs that the people of Zion used to protect their city in the Matrix.
Players control both the Titans and the humans that work them, but don’t be fooled into thinking these mammoth machines are just hunks of junk. They’re powerful robots that can communicate with their users, a little like C3PO if he’d taken a boat-load of steroids.
Two main differences between Titanfall 2 and its predecessor are the inclusion of a single-player mode and three new Titan classes. Sure, the online multiplayer was fantastic and provides no end of fun…
… but, the single player story is so deep that it’s impossible not to enjoy.
Join man and machine on a quest top stop a weapon from being built. Discover the bond that they share and the lengths that each will go to protect the other and their world.
Use pilot abilities such as stealth cloaking and running up walls. Fire insane weapons using your titan. However you chose to play, explosive action is guaranteed.
1. Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017)
Horizon: Zero Dawn is the best PS4 game of all time.
Breath of the Wild fans who haven’t seen this game before need to stop what they’re doing and buy a PS4 asap. everything about this game is perfect, from the open world exploration to the stellar graphics that look so real you could almost touch the grass on the other side of the screen.
Still, I wouldn’t advise it with all of those malfunctioning robot animals wreaking havoc around the place.
Yes, mechanical creatures have taken over the wild, leaving humans to resort to hiding in protective colonies, scavenging for materials taken from dangerous kills.
Guerrilla Games pulled off an epic creation with Zero Dawn. Using the skills they honed through the Killzone series, they created a game with so many layers and levels that it feels like an episode of Westworld.
Explore the inner workings of Tribal Life. Find long lost materials and mysterious artefacts while fighting to change the fate of your world. Wield a bow like Turok, but do it with all the tenacity of Aloy, hunter extraordinaire.
I have too many good things to say about Horizon: Zero Dawn and zero negative comments. Playing this game for the first time was a treat, an experience that I’ll never forget.
Games that excite you are very special indeed, and I still get chills when Zero Dawn loads up. The attention to detail in getting every single element of the world’s decay right in this futuristc setting only makes for a more realistic experience.
If you only do one thing today, make sure it’s grabbing a copy of the best PS4 game ever made!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.