With the new Playstation being released in 2020, we have decided to take a step back and make our list of best PS4 games. Come with us as we reminisce about games which made us fall in love with Sony’s last console.
For the uninitiated, Bloodborne is a spiritual successor to infamous Dark Souls trilogy. It not only combined the best elements of the series but also managed to outshine it. This is an action-horror RPG in which you take the role of a Hunter roaming the streets of the gothic-inspired cities. Bloodborne is a notoriously hard game that will punish your every wrong move, but when you finally get it right, the satisfaction is immense. Visually, the game is as stylistic as they come and features many unforgettable boss battles that will test your nerves. With this one, FromSoftware hit it out of the park. If you are looking for something similar, take a look at their newest game called Sekiro.
2. Devil May Cry 5
The latest entry in this badass action series is one of its strongest. We are back in the boots of demon hunter Dante in the latest sequel that delivers a mesmerizing mix of silliness and epicness. Although combat is never lacking, in DMC 5 it has finally realized its full potential and rekindled our love for action games. Sure, you can just start mashing buttons and it may work, but you can choose to explore the intricate fighting system. Aside from Dante, you can also play as Nero and V, both of which have a totally unique playstyle and a story that could easily stand on its own. All of these features make it one of the best PS4 games.
3. Marvel’s Spider-Man
True, the market has been oversaturated with Spider-Man games, but this one had heart and quality like no other. With it, Marvel has decided to take a chance and offer an alternative take on the popular superhero. We still vividly remember the excellent gameplay mechanic which made swinging through the Manhattan skyline so damn satisfying. The open-ended nature of the game is still incredibly mesmerizing, and can easily occupy you for hours. It is definitely one of the best games in the whole series.
4. God Of War
The expectations were incredibly high, and Sony has managed to surpass them all. We once more play as Kratos, and although he is as pissed as ever, we now see another side of him that added the depth to the series. Of course, the game still offered plenty of violence for the fans who didn’t want to get mushy over the father-son story. Additionally, God of War offered a huge world for us to explore, filled with many secrets and fights that feel like you are watching the best movie ever. Instead, you are playing it. Go figure.
With a long and engaging story, Sony has managed to sharpen all the edges of the game, which certainly wasn’t an easy task. Ultimately, the God of War may very well be the best PS4 game ever, but we will let you be the judge.
5. Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is an epic action RPG that offers plenty of techniques and skills to master. You play as Aloy, in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have switched back to tribal societies. The Earth is now populated with various mechanical creatures, and not all of them will enjoy your presence. Zero Dawn impressed us with a huge open-world that looks and feels alive and rich with things to explore. With a consistently engaging story and a bow-and-arrow playstyle that works excellently, it earned a place in our heart as one of the best PS4 games.
6. Persona 5
Persona is what happens when you take stylishness of DMC series, sprinkle it with Anime, and add a dose of intricate combat mechanics. You’re once again put in boots of high school students with the power to enter Metaverse, a hidden shadow world, where they steal the hearts of the wicked. Aside from battling, you will also need to develop and grow new relationships and do various interesting tasks between exploring the dungeons filled with bizarre-looking characters.
Watch out though, as Persona 5 is a notoriously long game that might take over 100+ hours to finish. If you don’t mind that, you will be greeted by a weird, trippy world that will continue surprising you every step of the way.
7. Destiny 2
It might have had a rocky start but after few expansions and some major changes, Destiny 2 has finally delivered what we knew it could: interesting quests, challenging raids, and badass boss fights. Bungie has managed to nail the rhythm of the game so that you always have something new to do all year round. The arsenal of weapons is nothing short of amazing, and shooting of the waves of Thralls, Acolytes, and Goblins never gets tedious.
Season of Dawn just came out, so this is a great opportunity to dive deep into the world of Bungie’s amazing multiplayer sci-fi FPS.
8. GTA 5
GTA 5 was released over 6 years ago, and it still hasn’t left the console of many players. The whole series is consistently amazing, but this sequel delivered on a whole another level. We played as multiple characters through a 30-hour campaign that slowly unfolded in a damn good story. Rockstar decided to deliver a story in an episodic structure, and it paid out. Furthermore, developers managed to create a living San Andreas, where anything could happen at any given moment. Compared to its predecessor, nearly every aspect of the game has been improved.
Putting great singleplayer experience aside, we also need to mention a multiplayer aspect, which is still evolving. Challenging other players while building your own criminal empire has never been so fun. We have only one question, “When the hell is the sequel coming out?”.