Doesn’t matter if you are picking up a ps4 console for the first time, or you have been playing for years. We have a list of top ten PS4 titles you must experience at least once in your life.
PlayStation had players from all over the world vote for the top games of the decade and officially announced the list. Some standings might surprise you, but most will not. In any case, let’s take a look at the list and find out which ones made it to the top slots!
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Are You a PS4 Console Gamer? Here Are The Top 10 Games You Must Play!
10 – MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN
According to the IGN review, PS4 Spiderman has delighted players at every step of the 15-hour adventure, with the surprising depth of the tale that focuses on both characters i.e. Peter Parker and Spiderman.
The story is made all the more exciting by web-swinging, web-based gadgets and web-centric puns that make for plenty of thrilling action. The Insomniac Game aims to make you feel like Spiderman and does succeed in doing just that with nearly every swings across Manhattan.
Swinging around feels great, though there is a slight learning curve to that. Once you have mastered the basics, it becomes fairly effortless. Your Spiderman begins to swing and leap gracefully – and you can spend hours just watching him swing around the city, without actually completing tasks – jumping off the Empire State Building or the Avengers Tower. The adrenaline rush is real!
The story’s biggest Boss Battles are both front and back-loaded, leaving the middle of the game devoid of major stints, and also tend to feel repetitive in the pattern. But outside the Boss Battles, Spiderman offers a satisfactory combat system with really cool gadgets put to u
9 – UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
Visually speaking Uncharted 4 is one of the best games you’ll find out there. There are moments when you are forced to wonder how they did it so beautifully for a console. The environment, character-models, the science of clothing, precision of facial expressions, none of these things ever looked better in Uncharted.
In terms of lighting, Uncharted 4 has the best in fact – even during the daylight hours lighting effects come across as real. For instance, when sunlight hits Nathan’s face at an angle and changes the color of his hair. Also the lighting in the caves, and other scenes like that, all that makes it very impressive.
It is a linear game but even then, Naughty Dog has managed to do many cool things e.g. the water effect. In water areas, it feels like the character is really inside the water; the texture and the feel are highly realistic. Though in some scenes that show water from the surface, it does look kind of grainy as for instance, when Sam and Nathan are on the boat in the middle of the sea and its morning time.
People did expect more in terms of characters, but otherwise, the game is a huge improvement if one looks at other uncharted games – in terms of voice-over, voice quality, the camera movement, and the overall finesse.
8 – BLOODBORNE
Bloodborne comes from the lineage of Dark Souls. That does not exactly make it a successor but does reflect how the two share a mystical lineage and revolve around the idea of being transported into a new world. It is an incredible game, the mechanics are great, it is intense, it is rewarding, and it is gloriously frustrating. Certainly, a ps4 console game that is highly stimulating for people who like to take up challenges. Probably the thrill and the fierceness is what got Bloodborne to the 8th position by a majority vote – both factors hugely characterize the game.
The downside, however, is the load-time can get annoying, and going back to the checkpoints repeatedly does tend to become somewhat frustrating.
The ps4 console game can get rather brutal and unforgiving, so we would not recommend it for beginners on PS4 or those looking for something less demanding. Also, Bloodborne is bound to take up a lot of time. Only if you have played and enjoyed the Dark Souls saga, there is a chance you may just fall in love with the game.
Overall, there is a lot to discover and experience in the game and that’s what makes it unique. Many people feel the game is only for Twitch experts and not flexible for common gamers, but in reality, it all depends on your skills and perseverance whether or not you are able to persist at it despite setbacks.
7 – HORIZON ZERO DAWN
Horizon Zero Dawn is a role-playing game by Guerrilla Games that comes packed with action. The story revolves around Aloy – a wild hunter in a dystopian world full of machines, strange tribal laws, and a mysterious environment. Aloy is an outcast from the Norra tribe. The prologue depicts you as that child; you grow up and experience the environment, learn different abilities and participate in a contest which is kind of a coming-of-age contest for the braves of the Norra. And following that, you set out in a vast open-world full of weird and wonderful moments.
The story is pretty standard where you grow up to be the chosen one – a pretty common plot – an ordinary person becomes the savior of humanity. But the way it advances, the graphics, the battles, and the exhilarating gaming experience renders it one of the top 10. As the story progresses Aloy becomes an esteemed leader and a role model for other characters. The ps4 console game world is stunning and you would be taken aback by how spectacular everything looks in there. Magnificently lush or snowy mountains, the mechanical creatures that inhabit these mountain ranges, everything goes very well together. In essence, the story is very earthy and set in a very natural atmosphere.
The ps4 console game is very user-friendly with well-implemented controls and everything easily accessible, and it is your combat approach that brings out the analytical aspect. Predominantly a stealth game, you are not big on power or rich in weapons rather it is things like the long grass that allow you to crouch and wait before you get the perfect moment to strike. The weak points in the machine characters can be unraveled with focus; they are not just resourced fodder, rather you can tame them, and take advantage of them, particularly when traveling long distances. The audio element fits perfectly in every way.
All in all, this is a great one to play and should be on your bucket list.
6 – THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
Skyrim is undoubtedly a legendary game – a pure classic! An inspiration for many RPG games, it presents the fundamentals that make the foundation of the RPG genre and is frequently compared with a newer title. Skyrim is famed for its diversity and wide-ranging mechanics, the multiplicity of factions, the range of races and an abundance of choice. It is the kind of ps4 console game you won’t get bored of easily.
There is no definite ending in Skyrim, with each playthrough you can make a number of different choices and choose to be part of different factions that’ll lead you to a new outcome. You can choose to be with the Imperials or the Stormcloaks, and you can choose to destroy the dark brotherhood or side with them. In other words, diversity is woven into the very fabric of Skyrim. No matter how many times you pick up the game, you will surely experience something new that will make the ps4 console game very interesting for you.
One of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of Skyrim is the “dragon shouts”, blasting your enemies to death gives you a kind of satisfaction you might not have experienced before because there is hardly a game around with similar mechanics. Having a shout with the legendary dragons gets your adrenaline kicking. It is truly epic, and rather funny at the same time as you shout at bizarre NPCs – there are 28 shouts in total. Things like this keep the spark alive for ps4 console gamers.
The story is simply impressive! You are a unique hero – the Dragonborn – and it is your destiny to defeat an entity that is intent on dominating the earth. What makes this ps4 console game even more charismatic is the progression; you start as a prisoner in rags and progress from there until with the help of other characters you rise to become a full-fledge dragon slayer. The law in Skyrim and the history of the cities make it all the more exciting to play, more so because it is a world very similar to ours only a lot more intriguing.
Skyrim is something you can never get bored of simply because you become one with
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5 – RED DEAD REDEMPTION II
After a long span of 7 years, people got to experience a Rockstar Game again – one of the most highly anticipated games of 2018 – Red Dead Redemption II.
Often when you start a ps4 console game, it takes time only to get to the point where you actually feel like the game is about to start now. Red Dead Redemption 2, however, presents a perfect example of a captivating intro. You are thrust into the snowy and stormy mountains, and the game opens with you chasing the score of another gang. That is indeed a genius intro for a game of this type. By putting you into the dreariest, most desperate environments, RDR2 pushes you to learn the ropes through genuine narrative. The idea is clever because it makes you appreciate what comes next. When you finally leave the harsh environment and the carriage hits the grass, everything around you looks so much more beautiful.
RDR2 is proof that genuinely dynamic open worlds are possible when attention is paid to detail. The moment to moment gameplay is good; you might take a little time to get used to the shooting mechanics especially with Rockstar, but you are bound to end up feeling great. Though there is nothing revolutionary about the mechanics, the dynamism leaves you stunned. Rockstar has undoubtedly crafted one of the most realistic and dynamic gaming worlds, where everything is responsive – clothes look dirty, guns shine and the snow tracks are shot-for-shot realistic; a tress sways like crazy in the stormy weather, the towns are super realistic, you can actually indulge in a whole game of domino while playing your character, and you will have to pet the dog too so it can stop barking.
Another great thing is the town always remembers, and that bears a reflection on your honor – so if you accidentally kill someone, people will talk about it and that will affect your performance.
No game is perfect, but RDR2 comes real close to that possibility. Great value for money RDR2 is worth every second you spend playing it.
4 – GRAND THEFT AUTO
GTA V succeeds as a game because of the lack of real-world consequences – artistic in its depiction of how the characters and consequence-free reactions combine with the consequence-free actions of the player in the open world!
The story starts with Michael, Trevor and Brad robbing a bank. Unfortunately, they get into an accident and Brad dies on the spot, while Michael is also supposedly dead! Trevor somehow manages to escape. Nine years later, Michael is living under witness protection with his family, but circumstance returns him to the life of crime. That is when Trevor locates him and the two reunite. Having lost touch with old ways, Michael longs for adventure. Long story short, he gets back into the game, one that is nothing less than a police-chase action movie.
T the graphics in the ps4 console game are excellent even by today’s standards. The lighting, the texture, and the animation, everything is of extremely high quality. The game even depicts a 28-day moon cycle, which isn’t something people usually notice, but this one detail reflects the developers’ commitment to quality.
The gameplay is nothing less either. Motion-capture animation portrays movement realistically. There are many moments that make you laugh spontaneously at the gameplay and the movement of characters, making you fall in love with the ps4 console game even more.
3 – THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT
The ps4 console game of the Decade! High fantasy genre, and one of the most captivating games that can easily cast a spell on you and hook you on for eternity, so much so you may call it your destiny!
What does it take to be the game of the decade? In one word – everything. How the ps4 console game makes you feel, how you play the game, and how you connect to it at a personal level. Playing Witcher 3 can feel kind of clunky – the small houses and the alleyways that make it hard to move around, the gluey feeling to the controls that sometimes makes you think maybe some controls are not very responsive. Yet The Witcher 3 stands tall as the game of the decade. Simply because in Witcher you create your destiny.
A stunning amount of care has gone into making the story immersive and unforgettable. It is dynamic and thought-provoking, full of choice and packed with twists and turns, as well as nods to the prior game. Something interesting seems to be happening in every corner.
The side quests are nothing but amazing – not something that you would take lightly. The cast and the roles, e.g. the alcoholic in the Red Baron synopsis, do not constitute a very original idea but the outcomes are surprising – twisted, knotted, morbid and something you’d never expect to happen. A simple trope, turned into a multi-hour spider web, rich in intricate details, full of immediate player choice, with none of the players ending up the same, this game hits on every emotional crest and trough. The content has an amazing number of intricacies and characterizations that take you into beautiful lands with mysterious people and new faces. Even the evil is not black and white – werewolves have emotions, and the ghost tree has a history-making it difficult to distinguish if the vampire is a friend or foe. The result is an incredibly engrossing and immersive experience for those who want to dive into the deep end and discover why they are playing it, and what it means.
2 – GOD OF WAR
God of War is an excellent ps4 console game, to say the least! A technical masterpiece with a good story, interesting character arcs, and a satisfying and weighty combat system. It had a cultural impact on gaming, even though during the years leading up to GOW, top gaming publishers were adamant the single-player game was dead – too costly, unwanted, and out-of-date. But GOW slashed away that notion becoming one of the most successful games of all time.
Kratos’ wife dies with a wish that her ashes should be spread on the tallest peak of the nine realms. To fulfill that, the father-son duo embarks on a journey full of adventure. Even during combat, the son is with Kratos, he can ask the son to summon animals and shoot arrows in order to stun the enemies. The third-person combat has never looked this good as with such epic visuals – the particle effect, camera movement, pauses, Kratos’ rage so perfectly captured, the careful depiction of how the combat builds, how it is framed, and the choreography that knits it all together, everything is owed credit. There is a small in-game too. Hard encounters make you see the true depth of the game – fighting three bosses at once, facing enemies with totally different abilities – all adds to the thrill making the experience inexplicable.
You need skill, and precision to play this ps4 console game – it isn’t the kind of game you can get away with by button smashing, and because it is so well designed you can maintain control throughout There is a lot of mystery, puzzle-solving, and dungeon crawling as well. Overall, the ps4 console game is simply remarkable!
1 – THE LAST OF US
This is a post-pandemic world that makes no sense, gives no room to people to live normal lives, and only allows essential survival, under military-rule. With survival all but uncertain things like love, connections and emotions seem to be a liability and can cost you life. In these times nobody, but Joel, the protagonist of the game, knows better the dangers of loving someone. Ellie is the emotional heart of the ps4 console game and as the game proceeds, you find yourself getting attached to her too.
At launch, The Last of Us received universal praise, back in 2013, including many awards for its phenomenal storytelling, strong characters, and the presentation. The remastered version has only a slight upgrade in terms of visuals relative to the previous one – yet after seven years the ps4 console game fulfills the standards of today’s gaming world. Undoubtedly a testimony to focus on art direction, gameplay and story
Keeping in mind the current events such as the Corona Virus outbreak this game seems more relevant – it shows an out-spread of infection which only, luckily, affects insects. If you have played the 2013 version, chances are you are older and wiser now and will be able to connect to the game at a deeper level. A lot of people can relate to the character of Joel, especially if they have a child of their own. Music too stands out in the presentation. People emotionally connect to this game so much that even after years it ranks number one on the official PlayStation list of the best games of the decade!
What are you waiting for? Hurry up, grab your consoles and play these games; get ready for a rollercoaster ride full of thrill, adventure, mystery, emotion, and fun!
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