The PlayStation 4 is an eighth-generation video game console manufactured by Sony. It was released in 2014, as a successor to PlayStation 3. Moving over the complex cell microarchitecture of the PS3, PS4 adopted an AMD APU built on the x86-64 CPU.
The new console was widely acclaimed upon its release. To boost its reputation, Sony allowed independent game development without any DRM schemes, encouraging several indie developers to enter the game development scene.
The PlayStation 4 received favorable reviews from critics, who praised the device’s performance to run high-end games. Many industry professionals acknowledged PlayStation 4’s advantage over Xbox One as ‘significant’ and ‘obvious’. The popularity of PS4 was also augmented by a plethora of exclusive titles, which has helped Sony to sell 91.6 million units till December 2018.
In September 2016, Sony launched PlayStation 4 Pro, an upgraded version of the PS4 console with improved GPU and a faster CPU to provide 4K resolution support on specific games.
Best PlayStation 4 Games Ever
PlayStation 4 has developed into a market leader of video game consoles over the last few years. Its incredible game library constitutes both of PS4 exclusives and non-exclusives, and a large collection of indie games.
In this section, we will provide you 5 best PS4 games released to this date.
God of War (IGN Rating 10/10)
God of War (2018) is probably the most popular PS4 game of all time. The game continues the journey of Kratos, the main protagonist of the God of War game series. But unlike its predecessors, the storyline is loosely based on Norse and not Greek mythology.
Furthermore, previous versions of the game featured a fixed cinematic camera, which has been replaced with an over-the-shoulder free camera. Even Kratos’ main weapon has also been changed from double-chained Blades of Chaos to a magical battle ax.
God of War has also employed a number of role-playing elements, in addition to the main storyline. This adds to the depth and impressiveness of the game. Apart from the main character Kratos, his young son Atreus can also be controlled by the player in certain gameplay sequences.
Every component of the game from its narrative, world design and art direction to its spectacular music and graphics delivers an absorbing experience to the players. In our list of best PS4 games of all times, God of War tops the list!
Red Dead Redemption 2 (IGN Rating (10/10)
If there’s any game that matches the brilliance of God of War, then it’s definitely the western action-adventure, Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is a sequel to PS3 classic Red Dead Redemption. The story features outlaw Arthur Morgan, one of the last remaining members of a Wild West gang, who sets on a mission to find some missing trails.
Available in both first and third-person perspectives, the player enjoys total freedom to roam around and interact in the open world. Apart from the main storyline, the game also features different types of shootouts, heists, horseback riding competitions, and interactions with non-player characters.
Upon its release, the game has received several awards for its flawless gameplay, catchy music, and enthralling in-game visuals. The game also received perfect ratings from both fans and critics, making it a must-have for your collection.
Shadow of Colossus (IGN Rating 9.7/10)
Shadow of Colossus (2018) is by far the best remake ever of an original game. The original, launched in 2005 was one of the most spectacular games on the PS2. While the remake seamlessly inherits the brilliant gameplay of the original, it also manages to woo us with spectacular visuals, simplified controls, and an awe-inspiring soundtrack.
Shadow of Colossus for PS4 follows the original storyline and the quest to find 16 colossi across remote areas and ancient structures. Unlike many modern games that feature a ton of secondary quests, this game has more of a linear storyline without any side missions or random enemies.
On the other hand, if there is something the game lacks in, it’s surely the occasional camera angles which could have been improved. Nonetheless, the game builds on the player with its beautiful landscape and smooth gameplay, making it an impeccable purchase for all the fans of action-adventure gaming genre.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (IGN Rating 9.3/10)
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action-adventure role-playing game, released in 2015. The game is set in an open world environment, where the player takes control of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter by profession.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt offers a load of side missions, quests, and adventures. With each quest you complete, you earn experience points that help you learn new skills and fight with stronger monsters. And the players have complete choice to follow the main storyline or wander on their own, in the vast wilderness of the Continent.
The game has been well received by both fans and critics, particularly praised for its captivating gameplay and character development. The main storyline is based on a series of fantasy novels written by Andrej Sapkowski and follows the proceedings of its prequel – Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
With mesmerizing visuals and a compelling soundtrack, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hardly has any major flaws. However, the combat sequences tend to become monotonous after a certain period, making you feel bored at times.
Rocket League (IGN Rating 9.3/10)
Rocket League is one of a kind PS4 game in which the user takes control of a rocket-powered car to play football. Featuring both single-player and multiplayer modes, the game can be played both locally or online. It offers up to four human players assigned to any of the two teams. The main objective of the game is to hit the ball with your vehicle into your opponent’s goal and win.
Launched in 2015, the game has been widely acclaimed for its environment, impressive graphics, and fun gameplay. Rocket League has also been included into Esports, with professional players in competitive leagues.
Running PS4 Games on PC
If you want to run a PS4 game on your PC, there are no authentic PlayStation 4 emulators available at the moment. However, you can always use the official Remote Play app for PC, and connect your console with it, to experience PS4 gaming on your PC.