The PlayStation 4 has been out for eight years now, and in that time it’s amassed one of the best game libraries ever. From Sony’s own first-party exclusives to the best third-party titles, whether you’re looking to upgrade to PS5 or just need some new games, we’ve got you covered. From slick multiplayer shooters to sprawling open-world adventures, we’ve rounded up the best games you can play on Sony’s console.
A colossus of an action game, Titanfall 2 blew the competition out of the water when it came to next-gen multiplayer fun. The smart campaign was a welcome surprise in a genre that’s overflowing with wash-rinse-repeats, while the big-gun battles were an adrenaline rush even Optimus Prime would struggle to contain. The sheer size of the world and how much there is to do, plus the way the characters come to life on-screen, makes this a must-play for any fan of action or sci-fi.
One of the most beloved, and longest-serving, exclusives on any platform, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a dazzling celebration of the series’ past and present. It takes the scripted scenes, locations and story of the original and updates it to suit modern culture while staying true to its own history. It’s a beautiful, deeply enjoyable, and hugely entertaining experience that shows how great PS4 games can be when developers go the extra mile.
Another bespoke PlayStation 4 exclusive, Bloodborne is seen by many as FromSoftware’s magnum opus and the pinnacle of its brutal vision for action RPGs. The world of Yharnam is dripping with dread, with every corner potentially hiding a grotesque beast or fascinatingly twisted piece of lore. With a brilliant third-person melee combat system, drool-worthy art design, and a gameplay that pushes players to dodge and attack at the perfect moment, it’s a must-play for masochists that seek serotonin through struggle.
Before this reimagining, the Ratchet & Clank series was beginning to suffer from oversaturation. This reboot brought back the frantic pace of its early days and offered the perfect showcase for the power of PS4. Its gunplay is fluid, heavy, and explosive at the same time and is some of the most memorable in gaming history. The addition of the ability to swap between different weapons with the touch of a button added a freshness and depth that the series had been missing.