Updated April 22, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best PS4 Games

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Adults and kids of all ages will lose themselves in the wide variety of PS4 games on this list. With everything from high-minded fantasy to spine-tingling horror, there's something here for everyone — and virtually every title will have you coming back again and again. We've ranked them here by their graphics quality, gameplay mechanics, replayability, and storytelling prowess. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best ps4 game on Amazon.

10. Metal Gear Solid V

9. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

8. Grand Theft Auto V

7. Horizon Zero Dawn

6. The Last of Us Remastered

5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

2. Death Stranding

1. Red Dead Redemption II

Special Honors

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love A consistently funny examination of how power and politics affect us, this title puts you in the shoes of a journalist dropped into the middle of an all-out espionage fest between two global superpowers in the vein of the Cold War. It's a simple point-and-click journey that is entertaining without ever being too exciting, so you can play it casually. playstation.com

The Surfer No doubt inspired by the success and addictive qualities of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, this title brings the gnarly tricks of skateboarding back to their origins: surfing. You'll hit the waves on a world tour designed to test your mettle against some challenging tides. The graphics take a bit of a backseat to the physics engine, and the environments are never quite as variegated as they were in the skating series, but it's a fun time nonetheless. playstation.com

The Occupation An ambitious offering for an indie title, this is a fixed-time political thriller in which you have to investigate the source behind an explosion that sets off a chain reaction of liberty-slashing measures proposed within the government. If you fail to gather the right evidence in time, society as you know it will be changed forever, and for the worse. playstation.com

Editor's Notes

April 19, 2020:

Picking a game out for your PS4 that you're really going to like is definitely a personal thing, so I tried to be as objective as possible in picking these titles. That's why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ranks so highly; it's far from our favorite title, but its popularity and the quality of its design can't be denied. For my money, however, open-world games I can absolutely get lost in will always be the way to go, so adding Red Dead Redemption II and keeping an outstanding option like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were easy choices.

The tough choices came when it was time to say goodbye to certain titles. I'm a big fan of the mechanics and storytelling in the Fallout series, and Fallout 3 still represents the pinnacle of their designers' talents. Don't get me wrong here; 4 is good, but it isn't great, especially as the most important decision you make in thee game has no afterplay. Betray your father, and that's about it. Side with him, and there's no opportunity to rebuild society in a more egalitarian way, which a prior mission moment hints might be a possibility. Very frustrating stuff, so we sent it packing.

I had less of a hard time sending away Uncharted, as that series has always felt more like a decent adventure film that players had the modest honor of hitting A throughout to advance the story. Much more engaging titles on similar platforms include the epic and visually stunning Death Stranding, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, if you want a more linear experience.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on April 22, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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