The PlayStation 4 sits comfortably atop the last generation of consoles as one of the best-selling platforms and with good reason. It’s a great choice for those who don’t want to jump to the next-gen just yet and has an excellent catalog of games that are well worth playing, regardless of whether you’re on a budget or not.
While it might not have the power of the PS5 to rival the graphics of some of the latest games, the system’s powerful processor (dubbed the x86-64 architecture) delivers jaw-dropping visuals, especially when paired with a 4K TV or monitor. It also supports HDR10 high-dynamic range video, which offers a much more vibrant and realistic color palette than standard HD televisions.
With that in mind, here are some of the very best games to play on PS4.
If you’re looking for a fun and challenging adventure, Elden Ring is one of the most impressive titles available on the console. Its world is beautifully crafted and brimming with a ton of content for players to explore and discover. The game also features an engaging story, a deep character roster, and thrilling combat. It’s a must-have for any fan of action-RPGs and open-world games.
There’s been a lot of Spider-Man games released over the past few years, but the web-slinger’s latest outing on the PlayStation 4 blows them all out of the water. Marvel’s Spider-Man boasts a massive recreation of New York City, tons of collectibles, and plenty of thrills. Its fast-paced web-slinging and finely-tuned combat make it a must-have for anyone who’s a fan of the Marvel comic book series.
The classics don’t get any better than this. Persona 5 is a must-have for any RPG fan and arguably the best game in developer FromSoft’s long-running series. From the gorgeous anime cutscenes to its jazzy soundtrack and even little things like its in-game UI and battle menus, this game is a true work of art that’s a must-play for any fan of the genre.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
If you’ve never played the series before, it’s a perfect introduction. This remastered collection includes all three of the series’ games with a wealth of bonus content and a reworked combat system that feels more modern than the original trilogy.
The PS4 games is the only console that can play the full version of Diablo III and its expansion Reaper of Souls in split-screen local co-op. Take on the role of one of six character classes—Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, Wizard, or Crusader—and fight through Acts I to V in this epic game. You can also take advantage of the new DUALSHOCK 4 controller’s touch pad functionality to add another dimension to this timeless classic.