Playstation 4 is slowly going away, especially with Playstation 5 premiere. Seven years has passed and during those years, Sony has given us some pretty amazing games. With their new option to play PS4 games on PS5, we thought that it is a great time to create a list of exclusives that you simply have to play. This list is mostly for people that did not have Playstation 4, since we can’t believe that there are PS4 players that missed on those games. Let’s get to it.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
The modern day Indiana Jones with fantastic story, great characters and some really revolutionary gameplay for its times. It offers the Hollywood like scenes during which you can really forget to breath. Every game is amazing, but if we had to rate them then it would go like that – Uncharted 2 > Uncharted 3 > Uncharted. Must play, especially before you jump to one of the best, if not the best PS4 Exclusive – Uncharted 4.
Great jRPG game created with unique style. It follows the story of a group of troubled high school students that travel through different dimensions, fight demons and much more. If you like RPG games you will have hundreds of hours of fun with this one.
If you like Dark Souls games, you will love NiOh. Hardcore gameplay, and a story about real life character – William Adams, who in XVII century came to Japan. He became a samurai, even though he was a gaijin. Experts say that this game is a mix between Dark Souls games and Ninja Gaiden. And if this is not the best recommendation, then we do not know what else to say.
Final Fantasy XV
jRPG, open world where you can do whatever you want. XV is a breath of fresh air in FF history. Developers revolutionized the gameplay and the whole Final Fantasy world. With implemented patches late after release, even the storyline has less holes and is a bit more friendly for people who did not experience Final Fantasy games earlier.
Ratchet & Clank
First Ratchet and Clank premiered on PS2 so it is a franchise that is with Playstation for years. It was only fit to give PS4 players their own exclusive. It is a 3D platformer mixed with third person perspective shooting game filled with unique heros. Even though this game is supposed to be a remake, developers only took the base of history and some of the tasks and filled the game with new things making it truly an unique title. Great fun for adults and younger players. And a must play before PS5 exclusive of Ratchet and Clank.
The Last of Us Remastered
The game that was the last exclusive for PS3 and one of the firsts for PS4. Remaster makes everything better, features HDR and 4k with 60 fps. But the best thing about this game is its story. It follows the journey of Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl, Ellie, across a post-apocalyptic United States. Amazing gameplay, fantastic story and one of the best games ever created. Must play for sure. And if you already played it, you can test your knowledge with our The Last of Us Quiz.
The Last of Us 2
Sequel that was so hyped that it had no chance to fulfill everyone’s expectations. There are as many people who loved the game as people who hate it. TLoU 2 has more of everything than the original game. More locations, more characters, action and killing – very brutal killing. Gameplay mechanics remained the same but the story changed. It is surely not the masterpiece like the first game but it is a solid game and the one that you will for sure enjoy.
You have to play it if you like Dark Souls and Demon Souls. Many people claim that Bloodborne is even better than Souls games. Amazing setting of the game with the hardcore mechanics that you love or hate. There is no in-between. Frustrating, challenging, fun, entertaining, the game has it all. One of the best games for Playstation 4 and a great game overall.
Ghost of Tsushima
Sucker Punch nailed this game. The story about assassins and templars set in feudal Japan – the thing that Assassin’s Creed fans wanted for years. This game has an amazing graphics and story which stays with you long after you finish the game. Fantastic mechanics, some taken from AC games and improved, some completely new. We could talk for hours about this one but it really will be the best if you pick it up for yourself.
Insomniac Games used the technology that was available and the power of Playstation4 to create the best game about Spider-Man. Fantastic web swinging mechanics, great fighting techniques and cool story. The only thing that was a bit dull were the optional missions that were repetitive and not that fun. New York was recreated fantastically and every fan of Marvel and even Batman Arkham games simply has to give this one a shot. It is best played before the sequel (or standalone DLC as some may say) about Miles Morales.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Guerilla Games worked with Sony for years. First they gave us Killzone, now they gave us something magnificent – Horizon: Zero Dawn. The plot tells the story of Aloy, a fighter of one of the primitive tribes of the future, which exist after our current civilization has been destroyed by a rebellious artificial intelligence. Superb graphics, great gameplay and amazing story. You have to play this one and a DLC The Frozen Wilds, especially since sequel is on the way!
God of War
Many thought that we will not see any other game about Kratos. Boy, how wrong they were. One of the best games for Playstation 4 that is a story about a father and a son. Fantastic story that will make you want to finish the game in one sitting. Great characters, fantastic Kratos, great new gods and creatures to defeat as Kratos finds himself in Norse mythology. I must say that this game makes you want more about Norse mythology. You simply have to play this one and be stunned how you play the whole game without any loading screen! Check out our God of War Games Knowledge Quiz.
Naughty Dog decided that this is the last time that we play as Nathan Drake. This is the end. This is his final journey and it is the best one. Him against the world. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is by far the most complex, emotionally twisted and best-looking game in the series. It adds to everything we grew to love in previous games. I cannot imagine a better ending to Nathan’s journey. Warning, after playing Uncharted games you will find yourself not enjoying any other games of this genre!
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption was one of the best games of previous console generation. RDR 2 is one of the best from this generation. The story of Arthur Morgan, one of the members of Dutch van der Linde’s charismatic gang, who must choose between the law and loyalty to his companions magnetically attracted not only Western fans (who, by the way – don’t have many games to choose from), but also players who want to immerse themselves in the incredibly refined and addictive gameplay. Rockstar has once again managed to enter the same river with the words “open world” and change its course again. Check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 Knowledge Quiz.