The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

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You’re heading to the store to get a PS4 right now, and need to know which games to get. (Keep your eyes on the road, please!) Or maybe you’re home, all set up, realising you want more stuff to play. We’re here to help.

These days, there are more good PS4 games than ever, with new contenders arriving all the time. Below, find a list of the games we recommend for Sony’s machine.

We will, of course, continue updating this list regularly as more games are released for the PS4. We’ve capped the list at 12, and in the months and years to come will continue to remove old games to make way for new, better entries. Here goes...

At a cursory glance, Horizon Zero Dawn may seem overly familiar. It’s got Uncharted platforming, a Far Cry open world with stealth and crafting, Tomb Raider third-person bow fights and Monster Hunter-style battles against massive robot dinosaurs. Wait a minute, did we say overly familiar? Because that sounds great.

Horizon actually manages to simmer those promising raw ingredients into something that works even better than we’d hoped. It’s got a steady stream of exhilarating gameplay and awe-inspiring sights all wrapped up in a surprisingly engrossing and satisfying story. As a bonus, it’s one of the most most technically advanced, gorgeous games you can play on a PS4.

A Good Match For: Fans of the games mentioned in the description above, anyone who’s ever wanted to go toe-to-toe with a robot velociraptor.

Not A Good Match For: Those looking for an easy time. Horizon is a bracingly difficult game, and you’ll have to play smart and aggressively to make it through alive.

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Remember the part at the end of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man when Peter Parker flings himself joyously around Manhattan, whooping with delight while the orchestral score soars in the background? Marvel’s Spider-Man is a video game made for anyone who watched that scene and thought, “I would like to do that.” It’s got a lot going for it—fun combat, beautiful visuals, an unusually great story—but when it comes down to it, it’s a game about leaping, bounding, and swinging through Manhattan as only the web-slinger could.

A Good Match For: Spider-fans, Marvel fans, anyone drawn to the idea of web-slinging their way around Manhattan.

Not A Good Match For: Those who hated Rocksteady’s Arkham games, from which Spider-Man draws quite a bit of inspiration. Also, those who would prefer their superheroes remain firmly planted on the ground.

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You’re alone on an island, surrounded by puzzles. That’s The Witness, an extremely complicated game that is really very simple. Some of the puzzles are obvious: They’re on screens right in front of you, stacked in orderly rows. Other puzzles are much less easy to find. All of them will stymie and confound you, but over time you’ll gradually dismantle them until the game’s grand design is laid out in front of you like the workings of a finely crafted watch. Some games make you level up your character to access new areas; this one makes you level up yourself. There are few more satisfying feelings in gaming than when you finally realise the solution to a puzzle in The Witness. With a click, a new door opens.

A Good Match For: Puzzle fiends, people who like a challenge, anyone who liked Myst and wants to see what a modern evolution would be like.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone wanting action, the easily frustrated, people who don’t like puzzles in games and generally just go look up the answers.

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Purchase From: Available on the PlayStation Store

Nier: Automata will probably surprise you. It starts out as a fast-moving action game in the vein of Bayonetta or Devil May Cry, telling a story about hot robots exploring a ravaged future earth. And until the first time the credits roll, that’s what it remains. Keep playing, though, and Nier will begin to open up and transform. It shifts viewpoints and twists inside of itself, eventually unfolding in a spiral of revelations that crescendoes all the way to the grand finale(s). Yes, you must “finish” Nier: Automata five times to get the complete story. But like the rest of this fantastic game, that doesn’t mean what you think it means.

A Good Match For: Fans of narrative mindfucks like the first Nier or the Metal Gear Solid games; people looking for something ambitious and unapologetically weird.

Not A Good Match For: People who like their game stories straightforward, anyone who doesn’t like beat-em-ups or shoot-em-ups.

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Car soccer. I’ll say it again: Car. Soccer. It’s such a good idea it’s strange more games haven’t tried it. Fortunately, Rocket League’s creators at Psyonix have basically perfected the idea, leaving us with one of the most raucous and enjoyable competitive games in recent memory. Rocket League is also the rare competitive video game where you don’t have to be all that good to have fun. We can only hope for more car-sports games in the future. Car tennis, anyone?

A Good Match For: Anyone looking for a wacky, chaotic good time; people who want a game to play with friends in short but gratifying bursts.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone who truly hates competing online; people who need precise controls; car-haters.

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Purchase From: Available from the PlayStation Store/Amazon

There’s no shortage of ambition in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Geralt of Rivia’s latest adventure is massive, a world you can get lost in for hours and still have plenty to do. And while many games these days have sprawling landscapes, The Witcher 3 is utterly dense. Every nook and cranny is filled with memorable characters, clever writing, and rewards for curious players. The main story is as thrilling as it is emotionally draining, and the side quests are actually worth doing! Best of all? You don’t need to have played a Witcher game to enjoy the heck out of the third.

A Good Match For: Open-world fans, especially those who enjoyed Skyrim but were disappointed by the combat. In The Witcher 3, fighting is nearly as enjoyable as exploration.

Not a Good Match For: People who value their time and social life, or those who prefer their games hyper-polished without any framerate drops or other nagging technical flaws.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes all the role-playing-game elements introduced in last year’s Origins and expands on them significantly, adding a ton of fun new unlockable skills that will force players to actually focus on their gear and character builds. It also introduces a choice of male or female protagonists, as well as a branching dialogue system reminiscent of games like Mass Effect and The Witcher 3. Quests can have wildly different outcomes based on your decisions. It’s an entertaining tour of ancient Greece filled with adventure, romance, and more than a little myth. Just remember that whatever you choose to do, you’ll probably have to justify your choices to Socrates at some point.

A Good Match For: Action-RPG fans, those who like games that mix stealth and combat, lovers of Greek history and mythology.

Not A Good Match For: Those looking for a more traditional stealth-based experience along the lines of earlier Assassin’s Creed games, people who are afraid of eagles.

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It’s a fan-art generator. It’s pure cosplay fodder. It’s a meme machine, a water-cooler mainstay, and a cultural obsession. Overwatch is all of those things, but above all else it’s a finely tuned competitive video game that manages to encourage pitted competition and enthusiastic teamwork while ensuring everyone is having a good time.

A Good Match For: Team Fortress 2 fans, people who liked banging action figures together as a kid, people who’ve wanted to try a competitive first-person shooter but haven’t yet found the right fit.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone who wants to play offline, or who is hoping for a substantial single-player story campaign. Overwatch is strictly multiplayer-only.

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For years, the best way to understand why so many people love Monster Hunter games was to play one on a mobile device. With Monster Hunter: World, everything that makes Capcom’s long-running series so great is finally playable on a modern, big-screen gaming system. World takes advantage of that screen real estate, and the massive beasts you’ll fight look just as fearsome as you’d expect. World may be the most approachable Monster Hunter game yet, but it’s still a complex, rewarding game that you can play for hundreds of hours without running out of things to do. It’s fun to play solo, fun to play with friends, and basically just really fun.

A Good Match For: Anyone looking for a thick, complicated game; those who like Dark Souls-style combat against huge enemies; people who’ve been intrigued by Monster Hunter and looking for a way to get into the series.

Not A Good Match For: Those who want a game that’s straightforward and easy to get into; vegetarians.

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If we had to sum up Bloodborne in a single phrase, it would probably be “There’s blood everywhere.” The newest game from Dark Souls maestro Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team at From Software, Bloodborne represents both a careful iteration of the Souls formula and a significant departure from it. The games’ fundamental structure and signature difficulty remains, but everything has been intensified, with knife-cuts and quicksilver bullets flying faster than your eye can track. Bloodborne is a gore-soaked masterpiece.

A Good Match For: Fans of From’s other games like Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, people who like tough games, H.P. Lovecraft buffs.

Not a Good Match For: Anyone who gets easily frustrated by difficult games, people looking for a more traditional RPG with a more traditional story.

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What if you could do relive high school but do it way, way better? That’s the promise of Persona 5, and Atlus’s killer social sim + dungeon crawler more than delivers. You’re a high school student spending a year at a new school in Tokyo, but you’re anything but ordinary. You and your motley crew of friends have the ability to infiltrate the subconscious “palaces” of the various villains and tormentors who challenge you in the real world, changing their hearts and bringing them to justice. As the days tick by, you’ll spend your afternoons deciding whether to go shopping, hang out with your friends, or head into a dungeon to slay some demons. The more you play, the more the cast expands, the story unfolds, and the mystery deepens. What’s really going on? Where do these mystical powers come from? How’s it all gonna end? And will you finally be able to get Makoto to go out with you?

A Good Match For: Fans of previous Persona games, along with anyone who likes stylish art and killer music. Persona 5 is overflowing with both.

Not A Good Match For: People who hate turn-based JRPG combat, people who don’t like games with a lot of text to read, anyone looking for a game they can finish in a single weekend.

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God of War is every bit the prestige, mega-budget action game it sets out to be. It’s got uncommonly satisfying combat, gorgeous music and art direction, and gives players hours and hours of fun stuff to do. Like past God of War games, it mixes joyously violent melee fighting with clever environmental puzzle solving. Like past God of War games, it takes players on a Cliff’s Notes tour of an ancient religion, with Norse mythology taking over this time for the Greek pantheon of its predecessors. Unlike past God of War games, however, it takes greater care with its story, revitalizing and to an extent rehabilitating its long-in-the-tooth anti-hero Kratos by focusing on his relationship with his young son Atreus. Their story is full of shocking twists and massive set-pieces, but some of its best moments feature the heroes quietly rowing a boat down a river, regaling one another with stories of ages past. God of War is an unusually thoughtful blockbuster, an epic that manages to be quietly reflective and wildly entertaining at the same time.

A Good Match For: Fans of Norse Mythology, people who like intense action, anyone looking for something that’ll really show off how good a PS4 game can look.

Not A Good Match For: Those uncomfortable with on-screen violence. God of War’s mayhem doesn’t feel as gratuitous as past games in the series, but there’s still some extremely brutal stuff.

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How has this list changed? Read back through our update history:

Update 11/14/2018: We’ve added Marvel’s Spider-Man and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey while taking off Fortnite and XCOM 2

Update 5/3/2018: We’ve added God of War and Fortnite Battle Royale while removing The Last of Us Remastered and Hitman.

Update 3/9/2018: We’ve added Monster Hunter: World and XCOM 2 while removing Inside and Resident Evil 7.

Update 6/2/2017: We’ve removed Uncharted 4 to make room for Nier: Automata.

Update 4/19/2017: We’ve added Persona 5 and removed Destiny, which Bungie has been winding down in preparation for a sequel.

Update 3/8/2017: After much debate we’ve added Resident Evil 7 and Horizon Zero Dawn, while removing Diablo 3 and Grand Theft Auto V. These cuts are getting harder and harder, people.

Update 12/09/2016: We’ve added Hitman to the list and retired Metal Gear Solid V.

Update 9/23/2016: Inside makes its way onto the list, while Until Dawn departs.

Update 7/27/2016: Overwatch joins the list; Assassin’s Creed Syndicate comes off.

Update 5/26/2016: Welcome, Nathan Drake. Goodbye, Batman. We’ve replaced Arkham Knight with Uncharted 4 this time around.

Update 2/11/2016: The Witness makes it in, and Fallout 4 heads out. Also, we’ve added a video version of this post up top!

Update 11/26/2015: Fallout 4 and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate hop onto the list, knocking off Final Fantasy XIV and Assassin’s Creed IV.

Update 9/18/2015: The list gets another update: The Binding of Isaac, Transistor, and Dragon Age: Inquisition clear out to make room for Rocket League, Until Dawn, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Update 7/16/2015: These swaps are getting harder. After much deliberation we cut Wolfenstein: The New Order, despite our affection for the surprisingly good story-driven first-person shooter. We’re also saying goodbye to another over-achiever, Shadows of Mordor, whose best trick, the Nemesis System, isn’t enough to keep it on our ever more competitive top 12.

Update 04/07/2015: Bloodborne slices its way onto the list while Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate says goodbye.

Update 11/25/2014: The fall has arrived, and with it a bunch of great games. Dragon Age: Inquisition, GTA V, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth edge out Resogun, The LEGO Movie Video game, Don’t Starve and TowerFall Ascension.

Update 10/21/2014: We’ve added Destiny and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to the list, and removed Infamous: Second Son and Need for Speed: Rivals to make room.

Update 8/28/2014: Two games enter, two games leave. Outlast and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition make way for Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and The Last of Us: Remastered.

Update 6/18/2014: Change is in the air, as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Fez, and Injustice: Gods Among Us clear out to make room for Wolfenstein: The New Order, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Transistor.

Update 4/14/2014: Our PS4 list has hit its 12-game ceiling, and we’ve added (and removed) more games than in any other single update so far. Rayman: Legends, LEGO Marvel Superheroes, Doki Doki Universe and Strider all clear out to make room for Infamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Towerfall: Ascension, The LEGO Movie Video game, and Fez.

Update 3/10/2014: Two more games make it onto the list: Last year’s fine Rayman Legends and the satisfying remake of the NES classic Strider. One more and we’ll be at 12, after which we’ll have to start cutting games to make new additions.

Update 2/14/2014: Our second update brings with it two games: The graphically enhanced Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and the pee-your-pants-scary Outlast. Only three more additions before we hit our ceiling of 12 and have to start cutting games to make room for new ones.

Update 1/27/2014: Our first addition to the PlayStation 4 Bests list is Klei’s excellent survival game Don’t Starve, which brings the total number up to seven.

Want more of the best games on each system? Check out our complete directory:

The Best PC GamesThe Best Xbox One GamesThe Best Wii U GamesThe Best Nintendo Switch GamesThe Best 3DS GamesThe Best PS Vita GamesThe Best Xbox 360 GamesThe Best PS3 GamesThe Best Wii GamesThe Best iPhone GamesThe Best iPad GamesThe Best Android GamesThe Best PSP GamesThe Best Facebook GamesThe Best DS GamesThe Best Mac GamesThe Best Browser GamesThe Best PC Mods

Note: While some games on this list are download-only, all of them can be purchased on the PlayStation 4’s online store. If you buy any of these games through the retail links in this post, our parent company may get a small share of the sale through the retailers’ affiliates program.


Comments

    rofl... there aren't that many more games on the platform at the moment, seems a little early for an article like this... also find it funny the 2 exclusives Killzone and Knack aren't on this list... not surprised really

      This article is gonna be around for the entire generation, so might as well make it now. These just get edited to include newer games and maintain a constant top 6/top 8.

    the only 6 games for a playstation 4?

    The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

    Shame. I was pretty hype for the PS4 but I've realised I haven't turned it on for nearly a month now. And there's not much on the horizon either except for Second Son.

    Last edited 14/01/14 11:16 am

      inFamous is about the only game I can think of. Other than that I haven't really seen a proper timetable for the rest of the year. Hopefully E3 this year will be chock full of glorious games with all important release dates attached

      Yeha, the lineup I see at EB Games and such is pretty disappointing. Most doesn't even have a release date.

      It's true. I'm in the same boat. Even the PSN is empty on PS4. They really need to start announcing games and release dates for this thing.

      To be fair though, Xbox One is the same. Its what we get for adopting new hardware so early in its lifecycle... still, I dont remember previous systems being this dry after release.

        I've been playing my xbone daily, loads of Dead Rising 3 and Ryse. Ryse's Colosseum multiplayer is surprisingly addictive too.

        If I had a PS4 I'd probably be all over Killzone

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          i could never find anyone online to play ryse, and that was like the same year the game launched.

        PS3 had motorstorm and resistance for like 3 months before anything worth playing came out. It was pretty pretty bad, and even the multiplatorm titles that were coming were pretty terrible too.

        This generation looks a whole lot better than the last, rose coloured glasses and such.

          Resistance and Motorstorm were great... I also had Fight Night Round 3 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance which were both excellent. I probably didnt notice the wait cause those 4 kept my busy. At the moment though its just ACIV and Resogun. I tried Killzone and Knack but couldnt get into either. Hoping some indie games are released on the PSN later this month but not holding my breath.

            Don't Starve and Contrast are already out, jump in

    yeah, do this article in a year time. I'd put Killzone on that list though. It's good fun for what it is and along with Assassins Creed it shows off the beginning of the potential for the console

    Don't buy NFS Rivals on next-gen. I've played 15 mins of it, but it's a whole lot cheaper on 360/PS3 and probably doesn't look a whole lot worse. Not worth the extra money.

    Will never get why people want to play a video game version of a lego version of a comic book (or whatever).

    Wouldn't you rather be playing (a) with actual lego or (b) a game which directly represents its subject matter, instead of subject matter carved by lego artisans who work exclusively in the medium of lego?

    Also lego-anything video games are so far across the nerd cringe barrier it's not funny. Hey, what are you up to? Oh, just playing an electronic simulation of a children's toy version of a comic book character.

      You say that but the games are great fun with a sharp sense of humour.

        Plus .... seemingly endless obsessive compulsively based collection of studs.

      They are also great for playing with non-gamers.

      - Cute.
      - Humorous.
      - Single-screen multiplayer
      - Co-op
      - Ability to punch each other until you explode into bricks.

        Agreed! My missus doesn't play console, but she'll join me co-op in Lego games.

      It's more like an artistic style and rough mechanical guideline at this point in the games. Sort of like 'animated', 'JRPG' or Mii. It doesn't have much relationship to actual LEGO. Mini-figs running around in a rather non-LEGO world.
      Your statement is a lot like saying 'why wouldn't you just play Mario or Resident Evil?' after seeing Marvel vs Capcom 2 or Super Smash Bros. I'd be more likely to ask 'why don't you just play with actual LEGO' in response to seeing someone playing Minecraft. =P

      I own almost all the ps4 titles so far and Lego Marvel is probably my favorite. I got platinum within the week. If you are a fan of comics like me...It's just fun seeing the countless characters in a non-serious environment. It's not meant to be awesome, it's just simply fun!

    Why on earth would you want Assassins Creed to have a crouch button?

    I agree the controls aren’t great but given the huge range of dynamic movements I think it does a pretty good job. Far from perfect, but also much more ambitious than just about everything else on the market. Honestly I’m amazed that the game gets it right as often as it does, when you’re running through a town, across trees or over a ship using essentially the left stick and 1-2 buttons your character does what you want him to most of the time.

    If you’re in a position where you need to crouch or if your character is in cover it does it for you. The whole point of the context sensitive control scheme is that you DON’T need a million buttons.

      Agreed, if there was a crouch button, what would it do? Let you crouch? And then hide in plain sight? The world is filled with hiding spots, even people are a hiding spot. That's kinda the point of Assassin's Creed. I think people want it because it's in their comfort zone.

    I don't really understand people who have bought a PS4 / XB1 complaining about the lack of games. I mean it's not like all the games have disappeared since the machines came out - you could see for yourself what games were available and what games were coming up in the first few months etc. If you didn't think the range on offer was adequate, why not wait until later to buy it when the games lineup is more to your liking?

      For me at least it's more the lack of new announcements. It's still the same prospects as it was 6 months ago.

        Yeah, I understand that would be frustrating if you'd bought one. But like you say, it hasn't really changed much in 6 months, which takes you back well before the launch of the PS4 / XB1. So it's not like anybody who bought one didn't know what the launch line up or release schedule for the first 6 months or so looked like, so why would somebody buy one anyway and then complain about the release schedule? Might as well leave it for a few months and spend some time clearing out some of the current-gen backlog.

          I expected a bit more life from the games that were being released with the consoles and a bit more overlap between generations. Dead Rising 3 has been the only one I really felt met the life span expectations I had, and even then that's mostly because I knew I'd power through to 100% pretty quickly.
          Not that I'm complaining about lack of games. There are titles on both these top six lists I still want to play. My only real issue with the consoles is that I'm still using my XBOX 360 for a lot of the non-game functionality I assumed would just carry straight over to the XBOX One/PS4.

      I can see why it'd be frustrating to have a shiny new ps4 just sitting there with nothing new to play, but anyone who is surprised by this happening hasn't been paying attention and is missing the point of early adoption.

      As for me, I'm still chipping away at a nice shiny 1080p black flag which is an absolutely enormous game.

        Yea, it seems that people don't fully play the games! They play the story and then they are done. There is so much to do in Black Flag! Plus you still have 3 online FPS games out.

      Technically for a lot of people that preordered, two of the launch games *did* disappear just before the PS4 came out.

        Yeah, but they disappeared before the launch. So if you preordered and were planning on getting those games you could have cancelled the preorder and just waited until those games were available if that was an issue.

    BF4 is great on ps4 when the connection is stable, which it is most of the time now.

    Don't Starve...

    I must say the PS4 release in 2013 was a let down with both Watch Dogs and Drive Club pushed back that really hurt the release line up.
    Since release we aren't seeing many games with confirmed dates which Sucks!!!! most of the ime im on my PS3 or PC rather then playing the ps4 because I have little to play

    But I do hold hope for 2014 (provided they dont delay more games):
    Infamous looks amazing
    Looking forward to finding out more on The Order 1886
    Dragon Age 3
    The Witcher 3
    Sleeping Dogs Triad wars
    Wolfenstien New Order
    Thief

    All look or sound amazing and im stoked for what is coming in 2014

      Dragon Age, Witcher, Thief - those are definitely on PC too. Even less for me to look forward to!

        yes alot of those games are on pc aswell but I'm still going to get it on ps4

    I haven't had many problems with BF4 - and it's pretty wonderful when it's working. Also currently enjoying Don't Starve and Doki Doki - though the later is a weird fit on this list.

    AC4 is an easy number one though - and I say that having not really liked AC in the past.

    Black Flag and Resogun were the only games I played on my ps4 until recently downloading BF4. 64 players makes a big difference, but not always for the better.

    Killzone was played once, got bored of the sp and the mp was very lackluster.

    Need for Speed only interests me when you can customize cars. I don't see how driving around in stock Euro supercars is fun, I'll stick to Forza 5 thanks.

    Hopefully some good games get announced soon, but I have plenty to play until then.

    This is why I couldn't understand the PS4 hype. It's the same story with Sony. Launch with fuck all and bring the games later. Look at the PS2 and PS3 launches. They were arguably WORSE.

    Funny enough, I'm actually enjoying Killzone more than the majority of people are. Surprised at how much I like it actually. Multiplayer is hot garbage though.

      That's not a Sony thing. EVERY console launch is like that. One or two decent games, but generally nothing really spectacular for the first 6 - 12 months.

        It is a LITTLE bit of a Sony thing.

        While Microsoft have never launched with a plethora of amazing games, they HAVE generally had at least ONE amazing game/killer app.

        N64 - Mario 64
        Wii - WiiSports/Zelda TP
        Xbox - Halo
        Xbox 360 - CoD2 & Oblivion (admittedly CoD hadn't QUITE become the juggernaut it is now)
        Xbox One - Forza 5, Ryse and Dead Rising 3 (all legitimately great games)
        Dreamcast - Sonic Adventure/SoulCalibur

        I beoieve the PS1 had a decent launch, but the PS2 and 3 were fairly woeful from a broader perspective. Having said that, I REALLY liked Resistance and Killzone ShadowFall. So for me personally only the PS2 had a truly abysmal launch (ironcally).

      Killzone is surprisingly strong. I got Ghosts and Killzone and it really is night and day. It's obnoxious and unoriginal but completely solid as a shooter.

    "You’re heading to the store to get a PS4 right now..."

    Haha, yeah, not if you live in Australia ;)

    I'll kill to get my hands on a PS4 right now.

      I asked at EB last week when they were going to be available. They told me they had a shipment coming in "next week" (i.e. now this week) but it depended on where I was in the queue as to whether or not I'd get one. I said I wasn't in the queue, and they told me if I ordered one now then I "might" get one in 4 weeks, depending on if other people cancelled their orders or didn't show up to collect them.

        I went to EB too just to check and I was told something similar. If I'd preordered, then I would get one soon, otherwise he wasn't sure when the next shipment was coming in. Seems to be the same wherever you go. Target said late January, JB had no idea.

        I'm still getting plenty out of my PS3, but it would be nice to have a new toy.

          Same here. I reckon by the time I can just walk into a shop and get one off the shelf then there will probably be a better range of games to choose from and I'll have hopefully finished with most of my PS3 backlog. Although I'll need to keep the PS3 hanging around at least until they sort out the PS4's lacklustre media capabilities.

          EB games is the last place id think of getting a ps4 from,You're better off going to díck smith or something similar.much smaller waiting lists i got mine on launch with only 3 weeks pre order in advance

    I know it's not an exclusive but, warframe? Seems everyone is forgetting it, it's a lot of fun and has solid gameplay

    So you dont think red dead 2 is good enough to be on this list? given that you have undated this list about 3 weeks after the game was released.

    My best PS4 games so far:
    Bloodbourne
    Witcher 3
    God of War
    Uncharted 4
    Metal Gear Solid 5
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Dark Souls 3
    Diablo 3
    Tekken 7
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

    The comment section circa 2014 is pretty weird.

      It was a simpler time.

      Cronulla Sharks still hadn't won a premiership, nor had Leicester in the EPL. Winx was even losing races... Tony Abbott was the Prime Minister, about about the worst thing we all had to deal with, while Donald Trump was still just the host of a reality TV show.

      Yup, 2014 was a simpler time.

    Rocket League still deservedly on the list, I see.

    Surprised that TLOU got cut, given it's one of the greatest games of all time, but it is a PS3 game so understandable I guess.

    I'd have Astrobot Rescue Mission above a few of these, but maybe they didn't want PSVR games.

    Overall while I don't agree with the whole list, it's pretty solid.

      Uncharted 4 seems like a fairly massive omission.

        Especially to replace it with Nier Automata (per Update 6/2/2017)

          Nier Automata deserves its place in this list. You can’t really compare the two, but Nier was a far more memorable experience than Uncharted 4, in my opinion. Uncharted 4 was more of the same, but done to an exceptionally high caliber, while Nier is unique in its blend of gameplay styles and experimental narrative structure that has a genuinely interesting story to tell. That said, Uncharted 4 should probably still be on there instead of, say, Monster Hunter (not my thing).

            The problem is that the best console version of Nier Automata is now on the Xbox One X (along with 6 other games on this list), so omitting Uncharted - any Uncharted, and replacing it with a game best played elsewhere is odd for a 'best of this console' list.

              I dunno, I figure the best games on a console don’t have to be exclusives. If the list was titled ‘10 Games Which You Should Buy A PlayStation 4 For’, then yeah definitely.

        Personally I rate Uncharted 2 and 3 both higher than #4, though I would rate #4 above some of these... like Spiderman, for example, which is definitely a top 10 game of 2018 but a top 12 game on PS4 overall? I doubt it.

          Yeah, having The Witness, a multiplat that is even available on phones, ahead of an amazingly received PS4 exclusive that closed out one of the best series of all time just seems.....thoughtless.

            I think they wanted to have some different genres in the list. That’s the only reason I can think of.

              @alexwalker Could you lift this automoderation on my account? It’s a bit frustrating, especially when I try to always keep my comments constructive and on-topic. It just proves that the downvote jockeys can abuse the system.

    How on earth is AC there but not read dead?

      because RDR2 wasn't out when this was last updated
      Update 11/14/2018: We’ve added Marvel’s Spider-Man and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey while taking off Fortnite and XCOM 2.

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