Sony’s PlayStation 4 is an incredibly powerful console and is arguably the company’s greatest achievement to date – that is, until the highly-anticipated PS5 arrives. Regardless of whether you’re playing on the original PS4 or the more advanced PS4 Pro, you’ll need an exceptional library of the best PS4 games to make the most of Sony’s spectacular console.
Luckily for you Sony’s first-party titles are unrivalled, offering the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Not to mention upcoming exclusives such as Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2, expected to be released over the next few years. There’s also a whole host of wonderful third-party titles on the platform from both AAA and indie developers.
To help you decide which games you should fill your PlayStation 4 library with, we’ve put together this list of the best PS4 games of all time – all of which are available to buy right now. We’ve even included whether or not they support the PS4 Pro’s enhanced resolution and detail in 4K and HDR.
We’ve tried to include the best PS4 games from every genre – indie, racing, action, shooter, adventure, and more. But if nothing here takes your fancy, check back in with us in a few weeks – with every new release we’re updating and revising our choices.
What is the most popular PS4 game? Well, your tastes might not match everyone else’s, but everything on the list below is on Game’s bestseller list, so you know you’re getting one of the top titles.
What’s the best PS4 game to buy right now? Again, that’ll depend on your tastes. For MCU lovers, Spider-Man is a no-brainer. FIFA 19 is our top pick for those who like playing football games, and God of War is a beautifully-made narrative RPG (with plenty of combat too).
What are the best PS4 exclusives? In this list, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, God of War and Spider-Man are some of the top-ranking PS4 exclusives available right now.
Is PlayStation better than Xbox? We’ve put the two consoles head-to-head in our PS4 vs Xbox One comparison, where we cover everything you’d need to know about each console – though you can also see if our round-up of best Xbox games tempt you over the PS4 titles below.
Can I download PS4 games? Yes, most will be available for digital download alongside physical sales. Sony’s PlayStation Now service also allows you to stream or download from a library of 1,000 titles for a monthly or annual subscription.