Sony PlayStation is a gaming console that was first introduced in the year 1994 with the name PlayStation then in 2000, 2006, 2013 it launched PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 respectively. Each generation has its great games, for example, Tekken 3 was popular for the PlayStation 1 and God of War series was popular for PlayStation 2, Infamous series was famous in the PlayStation 3 and now comes the list of top 10 games of PS4.
1. Marvel’s Spiderman (2018)
There’s hardly anyone who isn’t familiar with the Marvel superhero Spiderman. The Sony published this game and made it PS4 exclusive so if anyone who wants to play this game must have a PS4 console with him/her. The game was made by the Insomniac developers. The game was highly appreciated because of its smooth gameplay during the fighting, swinging, crawling etc. Web swinging is what makes Spiderman The Spiderman and the Insomniac developers kept that in mind and made this game a great game.
Now let’s talk about the brief description of the game’s storyline.
This game isn’t about the origin story of Spiderman instead it follows the story of the Spiderman who is experienced in crime-fighting for eight years. In this story Spiderman fights with Kingpin and defeats him which only later creates chaos in the city because Kingpin was somewhat kept the villains in check but since he was no longer in power after getting defeated by Spiderman all the enemies who Spiderman worked hard to take into the prison became free and so did some of the most powerful foes of Spiderman- Vulture, Rhino, Electro, Shocker, Scorpion with the help of Mr Negative who freed all the prisoners. Later under the leadership of Dr Octopus/Dr Otto Octavius, these supervillains – Vulture, Rhino, Electro, Shocker, Scorpion called themselves Sinister-6
2. God Of War or God Of War 4 (2018)
The first God of War was released in the year 2005 on PlayStation 2 and ever since after its popularity, it became a PlayStation franchise. Every God of War games that have been launched till date is only available on PlayStation consoles. Although there are many games are there in the God of War franchise but only four games come into chronological order rest are either prequel or filler (God of War ascension was a prequel to the God Of War1 2005 and Ghost of Sparta was the filler between God of War 1 and 2)
Unlike the previous instalments of the series which took place in Greek Mythology the PS4 game is set in Norse Mythology, he is no longer using his signature weapon Blades of Chaos from the beginning but we gain access to it in the mid-game. In this game, Kratos isn’t wild and out for revenge but rather he is training his son Atreus who happens to be the reincarnation of Norse God of Mischief, Loki. Since Kratos is a father teaching his son how to hunt we as the players get to know a more humane side of Kratos.
3. Uncharted 4- A Thief’s End (2016)
Uncharted series is a well-known game series that started in 2007 with the title Uncharted Drake’s Fortune for PS3 and in the year 2016, it launched its latest game (A Thief’s End) with the expansion that came in the year 2017.
The game is well-packed with action and physics mechanism in this game works wonders. The lighting, the effects in this game are breathtaking.
The main character of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is Nathan “Nate” Drake an experienced adventurer and explorer who, following the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, has retired alongside his wife Elena, a journalist, to a more normal life, and taken up employment with a salvage company in New Orleans. Uncharted 4 introduces Samuel “Sam” Drake, Nathan’s brother, who was presumed deceased. Drawn back into a life of adventure by his brother, Nathan is aided by his long-term friend and fellow adventurer, Victor “Sully” Sullivan. Their journey to find and recover the long-lost treasure of pirate Henry Avery brings them into conflict with wealthy and dangerous Rafe Adler, his ally Nadine Ross who runs the private mercenary group Shoreline, and drug lord Hector Alcazar.
4. Days Gone (2019)
Days Gone is based on a post-zombie apocalypse era. It is an action-adventure survival horror game. The player controls Deacon St. John, a former U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Afghanistan War veteran outlaw-turned-drifter and bounty hunter who prefers life on the road to wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic occurred which killed almost all of humanity, and transformed millions of others into “Freakers”, mindless nocturnal zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving
The player can complete objectives in multiple ways, such as by using stealth or long and short-ranged weapons. A dynamic weather system and day-night cycle will also feature, making “Freakers” weak and slow by day but fast and strong by night. Deacon’s main vehicle is a motorcycle that can be modified with parts to enhance its speed, durability or manoeuvrability, among other parameters. The player can craft new items to improve combat efficiency.
5. Shadow Of Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider is a long-running series which has been rebooted in the year 2013 with the name Tomb Raider and later in 2015 it launched its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider’s lead protagonist is Lara Croft and in the rebooted series the developers have done great work in giving the details and character upgrade system which was hardly possible in the original series.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action-packed adventure game played from a third-person perspective. The players take on the role of Lara Croft as she explores environments across the continent of Central America. This game features the largest hub in the franchise which the Hidden City of Paititi. A new barter system allows players to trade and sell various resources. There are numerous adjustments made to gameplay, which is otherwise identical to “Rise of Tomb Raider”. The controls for swimming have been completely revised, as Lara is now able to hold her breath underwater for a longer period due to the introduction of air pockets. She also gains the ability to rappel down a cliff using her climbing axe and rope. Stealth becomes an important part of the game, as Lara can now disengage from combat when she escapes from enemies’ line of sight by camouflaging herself in mud, hiding in bushes or blending into densely vegetated surfaces.
Following the footprints of its predecessors, the game allows players to hunt wild animals, craft materials using the resources collected, solve puzzles and seek out optional tombs and side quests. The game also features larger tombs compared to previous instalments in the reboot series. Players also have the option to tailor their gameplay experience as exploration, puzzles and combat have their difficulty settings. A new Immersion Mode enables players to hear the background conversations of the locals in their native languages; when turned off the conversations are made in the players’ chosen voice over language.
6. Last of Us (2014)
The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror game played from a third-person perspective that originally came on PS3. In this game, the player travels through post-apocalyptic environments such as towns, buildings, forest and sewers to advance the story. The player can use firearms, improvised weapons, and stealth to defend against hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus. For most of the game, the player takes control of Joel, a man tasked with escorting a young girl, Ellie, across the United States; Ellie and other companions are controlled by the artificial intelligence. The player also controls Ellie throughout the game’s winter segment.
Scavenging for pieces of equipment for various upgrades is necessary. During combat, the player can use long-range weapons, such as rifles, shotguns, and bows, and short-range weapons such as handguns and short-barrelled shotguns. The player can scavenge limited-use melee weapons, such as pipes and baseball bats, and throw bottles and bricks to distract, stun, or attack enemies. The player can upgrade weapons at workbenches using collected items. Equipment such as health kits, shivs, and Molotov cocktails can be found or crafted using collected items. Attributes such as the health meter and crafting speed can be upgraded by collecting pills and medicinal plants. Health can be recharged through the use of health kits.
The player can attack enemies directly or they can use stealth to attack undetected or sneak by them. The “Listen Mode” allows the player to locate enemies through a heightened sense of hearing and spatial awareness, indicated as outlines visible through walls and objects. In the dynamic cover system, the player can crouch behind obstacles to gain a tactical advantage during combat. The game features periods without combat, often involving a conversation between the characters. The player can solve simple puzzles, such as using floating pallets to move Ellie, who is unable to swim, across bodies of water, and using ladders or dumpsters to reach higher areas. Story collectables, such as notes, maps and comics, can be scavenged and viewed in the backpack menu.
The game also features an artificial intelligence system by which hostile human enemies react to combat. If enemies discover the player, they may take cover or call for assistance and can take advantage of the player when they are distracted, out of ammunition, or in a fight. Player companions, such as Ellie, can assist in combat by throwing objects at threats to stun them, announcing the location of unseen enemies, or using a knife and pistol to attack enemies.
7. Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action-adventure game. It can be played either from a first or third-person perspective, the game is set in an open-world environment featuring a fictionalized version of the Western United States. The game deals both in single-player and online multiplayer components released under Red Dead Online. The player controls outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van Der Linde gang, as he completes numerous missions—linear scenarios with set objectives—to progress through the story. Outside of missions, the player may freely roam its interactive world. The player may engage in combat with enemies using melee attacks, firearms, or explosives. Combat has been refined from the game’s predecessor, and notable new mechanics consist of dual-wielding and the ability to use a bow. Unlike the previous game, the player is granted the ability to swim.
Red Dead Redemption 2‘s unexploited land makes up the largest portion of the game world and features diverse landscapes with occasional travellers, bandits, and wildlife. There are urban settlements in the game, ranging from farmhouses to towns and cities Horses are the main forms of transportation, of which there are various breeds, each with different attributes.
The player may also witness or take part in random events encountered from exploring the game world. These include ambushes, crimes committed by other people, pleas for assistance, ride-by shootings, public executions, and animal attacks. For example, as Arthur explores the Wild West, he can find specific people in distress. If he decides to help them, they will be thankful and may reward Arthur if he crosses them again. The player may also take part in side-activities, which include small tasks with companions and strangers, duelling, bounty hunting, searching for treasure or other collectables around the map such as rock carvings, and playing poker, blackjack, dominoes, and Five Finger Filet. Hunting animals also play a major role in the game, providing food, income, and materials for crafting items.
The game heavily focuses on player choice for the story and missions. Certain moments in the story will give players the option to accept or decline additional missions and lightly shape the plot around their choices. The player can communicate with any NPC in various ways which are new to the series.
The story is influenced by Honour of the character as the dialogue and outcomes for Arthur often differ based on his Honour level. Hitting milestones for Arthur’s Honour level will grant unique benefits, such as rewarding the player with special outfits and large discounts in stores. A low Honour level is also beneficial, as Arthur will receive a greater number of items from looted corpses.
Maintaining your character Arthur is important, as he can undergo conditions that affect his health and stamina attributes. In addition to a health and stamina bar, Arthur also has health and stamina cores. These affect the rate at which his health and stamina regenerate. For example, wearing warmer clothes will mean he avoids freezing in a cold environment, but wearing them in a hot environment will result in him perspiring. Freezing or overheating will rapidly drain Arthur’s cores. Arthur can also gain or lose weight depending on how much he eats, An underweight Arthur will have less health but at an increase of stamina, while an overweight Arthur will be able to better absorb damage but will have less stamina. Arthur can eat and sleep to replenish his cores. The player has to bathe to remain clean, and can visit a barber to change hairstyles; Arthur’s hair also grows realistically over time. The game features weapon degradation, with weapons requiring cleaning to maintain their performance. When Arthur uses a certain type of gun for a long period, he becomes more experienced with it, which improves weapon handling, reduces recoil, and increases the rate of reloading.
8. Last Of Us II0
The Last Of Us 2 takes place 5 years after the first game ended where the lead protagonist is the girl named Ellie who was the second playable character the first game. This time Ellie has to face a Mysterious Cult in the post-apocalyptic world along-with the other zombie-like creatures. The game mechanics are almost similar to the first game. Although the game is still in development, you can enjoy this game nonetheless, if you have played the first game you will also love this. Since the game is development stage it would better to play and immerse in it rather than checking the plot online.
9. Call Of Duty WWII
Call of Duty is a major series that is well known among gamers who prefer FPS games. The first game was released in 2003 with the name of Call of Duty which takes place during events of Second World War. The series is divided into many different eras
- World War 2 Series- This arc had Call of Duty (2003), Call of Duty 2(2005), Call of Duty 3 (2006) and Call of Duty WWII(2017)
- Modern Warfare Series– The Modern Warfare arc had Modern Warfare (2007), Modern Warfare 2(2009), Modern Warfare 3 (2011)and Modern Warfare reboot (2019)
- Black Ops Series- This arc had World at War(2008), Black Ops(2010), Black Ops 2(2012), Black Ops3(2015)
The Call of Duty WWII takes us back to the Second World Era, the time when the first game was based on. The game mechanics were changed in-fact they were reverted to bring the realism feeling and stick to the original game(2003 version) mechanics, the player can no longer vault and their health won’t be regenerating instead the player has to use medikit that is scattered in the map or wait for a medic member to heal the player. The game also features Zombie mode which wasn’t present in the original game but was started in the Black Ops series. The game is overall fun to play and those who are already fans of the Call of Duty Series why the hell are you waiting for go and get the game because you will love every second.
10. Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman’s Arkham series is fully packed with action sequences. The player can use many gadgets that are available to Batman although the gadgets unlock for use only after you progress in the game. If the player tends to jump from a high place, he can glide in the mid-air to avoid crashing down and losing health in the process. The series started with Arkham Asylum with Arkham City and Arkham Origins as the sequels although origins is a prequel to Arkham Asylum and finally Arkham Knight. The biggest game in the series. The game has breathtaking visuals, newer gadgets even it features Batman’s signature car-> Batmobile. The Batman in this game is most experienced among its prequels and he has a variety of new gadgets to fight with.
This is my top 10 list of Best PS4 games of all time.