The sun is slowly setting on Sony’s PlayStation 4 as we watch the mighty console that is the PlayStation 5 rise over the horizon.
Now is the perfect chance to look back fondly on all the amazing games PS4 has to offer.
His library is extensive. From RPG to FPS, there’s something for everyone in this console’s games.
If you haven’t played any of the games on the list below, now is the time to make sure you have room in your backlog.
These ten games epitomize what made the PS4 so great.
If you don’t have time for anything else, you’ll feel that the PS4 purchase is worth it, even if you only have those ten hits under your belt.
10. Until dawn
With stars like Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere, the acting in Until Dawn is some of the best gaming has to offer.
The story is a cliché. A group of teenagers venture into a haunted mansion in a snow-covered mountain, only to find themselves trapped with no contact to the outside world.
Yet, as you make the decisions for them, you care whether each of them will live or die.
And yes, they can all die.
Dreams not a game in the traditional sense. Instead, it’s a tool through which players can create anything they imagine.
Yes, finally our dreams can become memes.
People are talented. If there’s something you want to play, someone has probably already created it.
From the motorcycle scene from Throne to the fully explorable Hogwarts Castle: Dreams has it all and is worth exploring.
8. God of War
Gaming may be saturated with remasters, remakes, and reboots, but 2018’s God of War reboot really sets the bar.
Moving away from the Greek mythology of the original trilogy, this begins a new story; one where Kratos has a son and he lands in the realm of Norse myth.
This is not a classic revenge story. Instead, it is the touching story of a father and child.
7. Resident Evil 7
Providing Resident Evil 7 The VR mode was a strong move considering it’s one of the most terrifying games to come out this decade.
Taking the series from a first-person perspective and centering the evil around members of the Baker family upped the scare factor.
When you run around freely, constantly shredding armies of garbage bag monsters, you become immune to danger.
But a villager chasing you endlessly with a chainsaw will always be terrifying.
6. Nier: Automata
There’s something special about games that subvert your expectations, and few things are more confusing than opening an RPG and facing a SHMUP – a side-scrolling shooter like the old days.
This is just the first of the Nier: Automata cheats.
You have to play the story multiple times, each playthrough discovering more of what you missed.
You can even decide to delete your save file to get a different ending.
5. The Last of Us Part 2
Although The Last of Us Part 2 is controversial among fans, it expands and improves on everything from the original by introducing new characters and story elements.
Taking on multiple points of view, you’re no longer locked into Joel and Ellie’s story.
Now you see how their actions affect the lives of other survivors.
It will make you question the line between good and evil.
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The meme that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is game of the year every year is there for a reason.
It is one of the most complete games ever made.
The world is huge and yet densely packed with story beats and side missions that teach us more about the game’s rich world.
All this and Geralt walks into a nice big steamy bath. No more questions.
3. Red Dead Redemption 2
Every now and then a game comes along that raises the bar for the medium, and in 2018 that game was Red Dead Redemption 2.
If you thought about the world of The Witcher 3 was huge, then gird up your loins for the seemingly endless plains of America’s wild west.
The main character Arthur Morgan is a more nuanced take on the cowboy hero where his human side shines through.
2. Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 has been almost 20 years in the making and it shows. Not in a bad way like Duke Nukem Forever does – in a good way. A very good way.
The team looked at how video games are improving, researched all the best concepts and brought them together for a new look.
Gameplay aside, it bears only a passing resemblance to Persona 4.
While it’s an impressive 100+ hours long, somehow it all feels necessary.
As the world screams Elden Ring, we should all remember how FromSoftware got to this point. The studio’s design style is so unique that it spawned its own gaming genre.
Bloodborne improved on the Dark Souls formula by removing the defensive mechanics to base the game on action and speed.
With its high-risk, high-reward gameplay, you’ll spend your life chasing the thrill you get when the boss bar empties.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.
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