Top Games to play on the PlayStation 4
When it comes to the top games to play on the PlayStation 4, there are a lot of options. Over the past seven years, we have seen the best gaming experiences of this generation released on Sony’s console.
The latest Sony PlayStation 5 console launching in November of this year will kick off the new generation of games. However, we shouldn’t forget the best games the PlayStation 4 have to offer.
Meanwhile, thanks to the PS5’s backward compatibility, the best PS4 games will remain relevant for a long time to come.
Below is a carefully curated list of the top games to play on the PlayStation 4 console.
Top 10 games to play on the PlayStation 4 according to Metacritic
According to data gotten from Metacritic, the following are the top 10 best games to play on the PlayStation 4. These games are categorised top 10 games based on their metascore. However, we have also included some of their available user score.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a skateboarding video game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision, released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 4, 2020. This game has a Metascore of 89 and a user score of 8.9.
Spelunky 2 is a 2020 platform video game developed by Mossmouth and BlitWorks. It is the sequel to Spelunky (2008), and it was released for Windows and PlayStation 4 in September 2020. Speleunky 2 has a metascore of 88 and a user score of 8.1.
Until You Fall
Until you fall is another game that made the Metacritic top 10 lists of games to play on the PlayStation 4. It has a Metascore of 88 however, its user score is to be decided.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a cross-genre video game developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 4. It was released in Japan in November 2019 and worldwide in September 2020. It has a Metascore of 86 and a user score of 9.1.
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The Jackbox Party Pack
The Jackbox Party Pack is a series of party video games developed by Jackbox Games on a near-annual release schedule since 2014. Its latest release, The Jackbox Party 7 came out October 15 of this year. It has gathered a metascore of 85 while its user score is to be decided.
Crash Bandicoot: It’s about Time
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a platform game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision. The game is the eighth main installment in the Crash Bandicoot series, a sequel to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and the fourth game chronologically, taking place after the events of Crash Bandicoot: Warped. It has a Metascore of 85 and a user score of 8.3.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV also makes the list of top games to play on the PlayStation 4. It is a role-playing video game developed by Nihon Falcom. It is also a part of the Trails series, itself a part of the larger itself a part of the larger The Legend of Heroes franchise. The game was released for the PlayStation 4 in Japan in September 2018, and worldwide on October 27, 2020. It has a metascore of 83 and a user score of 8.9.
Spiritfarer is another game that makes the list of top games to play on the PlayStation 4. It was developed and published by Canadian studio Thunder Lotus Games. Released on August 18, 2020, it boasts of a metascore of 83 and a user score of 7.5.
Railway Empire: Complete Collection
The collection contains the main Railway Empire game plus all 8 DLCs: Mexico, the Great Lakes, Crossing the Andes, Great Britain & Ireland, France, Germany Northern Europe and Down Under. Build and expand a wide-ranging rail network to connect stations and transform remote locations into booming urban metropolises. It has a metascore of 82 and a user score that is yet to be decided.
Manifold Garden ends the list of top games to play on the PlayStation 4. It is a puzzle video game developed by American artist William Chyr. It was released on October 18, 2019 and has a metascore of 81. Its user score just like Railway Empire is yet to be decided.
All-Time Top Triple-A Games to play on the PlayStation 4 in 2020
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a 2018 action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is the third entry in the Red Dead series and is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. It has a metascore of 97.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. The Grand Theft Auto V boasts of a metascore of 97.
The Last of us Remastered
Made as an enhanced version of The Last of Us, Sony announced The Last of Us Remastered on April 9, 2014 for the PlayStation 4. It was released on July 29, 2014 in North America. It currently has a metascore of 95.
God of War
God of War is an action-adventure game franchise created by David Jaffe at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio. It began in 2005 on the PlayStation 2 video game console. However, it has now become a flagship title for the PlayStation brand. Currently consisting of eight games across multiple platforms with a ninth currently in development. God of war as a metascore of 94.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world stealth game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. It was released worldwide on September 1, 2015. Currently, it has a metascore of 93.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a 2016 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the fourth main entry in the Uncharted series. It currently has a metascore of 93.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by Polish developer CD Projekt Red. It is based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a metascore of 92.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a 2018 action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game is based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. It has a metascore of 87.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was first released in February of 2017. It has gathered a metascore of 89.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. It first came out in March of 2019 and boasts of a metascore of 90.
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Its release date: July 17, 2020. Although new in the gaming world, it has a metascore of 83.
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus is a long-running game. First in Japan as Wander and the Colossus, it is an action-adventure game by SIE Japan Studio and Team Ico. It was published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. Its original release date: October 18, 2005. For an old game, it boasts of a metascore of 91.
Other Lists of Games to Play on the PS4
Below is a list of other games that are considered top games to play on the PlayStation 4.
- Apex Legends
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
- Death Stranding
- Doom Eternal
- FIFA 20
- Fortnite Battle Royale
- NieR: Automata
- Resident Evil 2 Remake