If you’re looking to expand your PlayStation 4 (PS4) game library, there are a ton of entertaining games to choose from, ranging from the newest sports games to first-person shooters and role-playing classics.
So whether you’re bored and searching for new ways to entertain yourself, or looking for a new title to add to your collection, read on and learn about the best new PS4 games, PS4 exclusives, and some of our favorite revamped classics.
If you’ve been gaming for a while then you are surely familiar with titles such as Resident Evil and Wolfenstein. The PS4 hosts the newest versions of the games, which have become a hit with gamers, especially Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Typical to previous installments of this smash hit originally released in 1996, attacking and healing supplies are hard to obtain. You’ll be engaged in a tough battle for survival throughout your storyline and everything can be enhanced with the PlayStation VR support.
Wolfenstein was originally released in 1981 for the Apple II, and this newest edition, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, lets you kill more Nazis than ever before. You can recruit new members along the way and build an army ready to fight for liberty and freedom against an evil government.
Another mind-blowing revamp of a beloved classic is FIFA 20. With the addition of the new VOLTA Football mode, which mixes up the competition with street play, adds an exciting new twist to the games and has been rightfully lauded by players and critics alike.
The NieR series is probably not as well known as these classic titles, but its newest version, NieR Automata, is much more successful than the original release for the PS3. In fact, the 2010 release was actually a follow-up to the popular Drakengard series, which was originally launched in 2003 for the PS2.
In the newest installment of this series, invaders from another planet have unexpectedly invaded Earth with new weapons known as machine lifeforms, forcing mankind to take refuge on the Moon. You control the newest unit of android infantry called YoRHa to take down these new weapons and take back control of the planet.
Perhaps the most popular game for the PS4 is its platform-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn. In this action RPG you play as Aloy, an experienced hunter and archer who is living in a world overrun by machines. The game is universally praised by both gamers and critics, with more than 2,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. Many users specifically noted the game for its story line, character development and overall gameplay.
Another of the most popular PS4-exclusive games is the newest edition of a fan favorite from the PS3, The Last of Us Remastered. The original version introduced gamers to Joel and Ellie, an unlikely team forced together in order to survive in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a global pandemic. Users note that this game’s storyline is its strongest feature, with one reviewer calling it a “16-hour Zombie movie.” It was the winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, and with full 1080p, higher-resolution character models and improved gameplay, this newest version is sure to deliver a gripping gaming experience.
Many of the most popular games on PS4 have been recognized with a variety of awards from a host of organizations, ranging from GameSpot and Eurogamer, to The Game Awards and Electronic Gaming Monthly’s end-of-the-year “Best Of” lists. In fact, some titles have become so popular, they have had media adaptations, such as anime specials and manga. The Persona series is a great example of this, with its 1996 title getting new, award-winning updates, spinoffs and much more.
Persona 5, is the 6th-installment of this role-playing game, and was originally released for the PS4 in 2016. It lets you play as a player-named student who transfers to the fictional Shujin Academy, in modern day Japan. You help cultivate a group of young vigilantes, known as the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, that aim to remove any evil intent from the hearts of adults.
It sold over 2 million copies in 2017 alone and has won a variety of awards, including the 2017 Game of the Year at the Game Awards. Other notable award categories that it won or was nominated for include the best original dramatic score, best graphics, and best writing in a drama. The wide range of awards and recognition only hammer home to users that this is an all-around masterpiece.
Persona 5 has also had several media adaptations, including an anime special, anime series, manga and most recently, a Dance Dance Revolution-style rhythm game called Persona 5: Dancing Star Night.
It should come as no surprise that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has earned a lion’s share of accolades. The famous Call of Duty franchise has been a perennial favorite with gamers and Modern Warfare has racked up awards from BAFTA, VGX, and Golden Joystick.
Final Fantasy, another fan favorite, earned Best in Show, Best Console Game, and Best RGP at the E3 Game Critics Awards for its latest offering, Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Whether you want to lose yourself in the majestically designed atmospherics of an RPG, test your skill in an award-winning action series, or spend all day playing football, the best new PS4 games offer more than enough to satisfy your gaming needs. PS4 is a great way to escape the outside world while keeping your wits sharp and your mind engaged, and these top games, from revamped classics to brand new games and PS4 exclusives, are sure to keep you glued to your screen for hours on end.