What are the best PS4 games?
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From the thousands of games online and in stores for the PlayStation 4 console, one may be confused about which ones are thrilling and worth playing in 2020.
Below is a review of the best games to play in 2020, ranging from action-adventure, shooter, role-playing, and post-apocalyptic games.
These games offer exhilarating moments, electrifying vibes, and incredible replay values.
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20. Nier: Automata
Nier: Automata was released in 2017, selling over 4 million copies.
It portrays a war against robots with human-made androids.
The game offers a 4K edition of Platinum’s supernatural action-adventure complete with downloadable contents and extra costumes.
It received critical acclaim mainly for its gameplay, winning an Audience Award at the 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards.
The camera adapts to players’ expertise as it turns into angles that enable players to play from a topdown shooter perspective or a side-scrolling brawler perspective.
Nier: Automata features deep narratives, innovative gameplay, ideal game locations, realistic atmospheric designs, and high graphic optimizations.
19. HellBlade: Senua’s Sacrifice
This game tells a story of grief, fright, confusion, and a personal account of depth.
Players assume control of Senua, who journeys to hell to liberate her lover’s soul from the goddess, Hela.
The game has been praised for its 3D sound, intuitive gameplay design, expressive graphics, and the unique character/game-world connection.
18. Monster Hunter: World
As the name implies, players are tasked with hunting down and either kill or trap monsters that roam around the game area.
Players can create their weapons and armor with “loot,” a reward is given after completing an objective or mission.
The game encourages strategy and creativity, allowing players to make critical decisions to accomplish their tasks quickly.
The graphics, gameplay mechanics, and weaponry have also been acclaimed.
Monster Hunter: World has recorded commercial success, selling over five million copies three days after its release.
Control was developed by Remedy Entertainment in 2019.
At the Federal Bureau of Control, players are tasked with investigating the “para natural” phenomena.
Control has been praised for its beautiful open-world display, cognitive combat abilities, and creative story.
Control has been an industrial success, winning the “Best Art Direction” at The Game Award in 2019.
16. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the 11th primary entry in the Assassin’s Creed series.
Odyssey was released by Ubisoft in 2017, becoming the most significant world open game Ubisoft has ever released.
Players have enough game areas to explore. The game area is rich with islands, vegetation, volumetric clouds, shadows, texture detail, and reflections.
The game’s controls are stress-free and direct; the hint and marker features also help players through the game.
The fictional recreation and colossal story of Ancient Greece are inspiring, perfectly complemented with gameplay twists to aid its replay value.
15. Devil May Cry
Over two million copies of Devil May Cry 5 were sold just two weeks after its release.
The game has an intriguing storyline of the best bits of Ninja Theory, blending aestheticism and style, with heavy-combo action and cast of fan-favorite characters.
The three warriors with demonic powers, Nero, Dante, and Dapper, all have distinctive, melodramatic fighting techniques and eccentric weapons.
Devil May Cry 5 received critical acclaim upon release and was praised for its apparent upgrade over Devil May Cry 4.
14. Persona 5
Persona 5 is a Japanese role-playing game developed by Atlus in 2016.
The game portrays an adventurous high school life, well-implemented combat mechanics, fantastic gameplay, crystal-clear graphics, inspiring soundtracks, and a deep story.
Three years after its release, over three million copies of Persona 5 had been sold.
13. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The ninth primary entrant in the Resident Evil series is a first-person shooter game that focuses more on exploration than sheer action.
Terrific, horrific, and tragic, Resident Evil 7 is quite breathtaking. Players assume control of a game character to fish-out his wife, executing her abductors.
Resident Evil 7 achieved industrial and commercial success, selling over six million copies globally by the end of 2018 and winning the Game of the Year Award at the SXSW Game Awards.
12. Uncharted 4
A Thief’s End: Uncharted 4 is an action-adventure game that perfectly blends all the facets of its overall gameplay.
Detailed graphics, exciting gunplay, multi-player components, story depth, and a bizarre adventure are electrifying features for an action-adventure game.
Bloodborne is an action-role playing game, where players assume control of a Hunter, tasked with traveling through the mysterious Gothic city of Yharnam to find the cause of an abnormal blood-borne disease that had attacked the town.
Graphics, gameplay, and weaponry have received acclaims globally.
Since its release, over two million copies have been sold worldwide and have earned a spot as one of the “most-significant video games of all time.”
10. The Last of Us Remastered
This video game was released in 2014 for PlayStation 4 to follow-up “The Last of Us.”
The game features fantastic storytelling and compelling gameplay.
It depicts an open-world post-apocalyptic environment where a mutated fungus infects humans and turns them into cannibals.
Players assume control of Joel; a smuggler whose mission is to escort Ellie, a teenage girl, across the post-apocalyptic world.
Joel and Ellie must survive this intense, emotional, and enduring journey until they reach safety.
The dialogue box feature enables players to make conversations and improves the game’s realism.
The Last of Us original and remastered versions received praises for narrative, gameplay, visuals, and sound design.
9. Grand Theft Auto V
The success of Grand Theft Auto V may be linked to its predecessors’ success, but the game can speak for itself.
Having a map size of 49 Miles², players can explore the fictional Los Santos game environment bestowed with well-optimized graphics and realism.
Players can engage in missions and roam the beautiful open-world.
GTA V’s commercial success is bizarre, grossing over $800 million in its first day of release and over $1 billion in its early three days.
Fortnite is one of the most-played games of 2017, with over 125 million players playing its Battle Royale mode.
Surprisingly, it is also among the best PS4 games you can play in 2021.
Amazingly, the Battle Royale mode is just one of the game’s three modes and not the main game; the other two modes, Save the world and Fortnite Creative, also received positive reviews.
With unceasing upgrades of meta stories, secrets, mechanics, and items, the game remains boundless even when the core mechanics remain the same.
Fortnite was named the Best Ongoing Game at the 2019 Game Awards.
7. Metal Gear Solid 5
The Phantom Pain: The Phantom Pain is a stealth game released in 2015 and featured conspiracy theories, eccentric jokes, and mechanical creativity.
It was praised for its gameplay mechanics and interconnected systems.
Over three million hard copies of the Metal Gear Solid 5 was shipped within its first five days of release and generated $179 million on its first day.
6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Wild Hunt is an action-role playing game that depicts a continent consisting of humans, dwarves, elves, and other non-human creatures at war.
Players have a mouth-watering 84 Miles² of game area to hunt. It was developed by CD Projekt and released in 2015.
Players can battle with weapons and magic against dangerous non-playable characters while completing exciting quests for points and gold.
Wild Hunt achieved commercial success as over 20 million copies were shipped by June 2019.
Industrially, it received critical acclaim for its gameplay, storyline, orchestrated music, and visuals.
It won the “Game of the Year” award at The Game Awards in 2015, recieving Golden Joystick Awards for Best Visual Design, and other categories.
5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world, post-apocalyptic role-playing game released in 2017.
It features a world infested with robots and machines. Players assume control of a hunter, Aloy, as she tries to discover her past.
The game offers various firearms and stealth weapons as players defend themselves against mechanical creatures and other enemy forces.
As the game progresses, players would gain new abilities and bonuses, which are essential for survival.
Zero Dawn achieved commercial success, selling over 10 million copies globally to become one of the highest-selling PS4 games of all time.
4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
Spider-Man was released on PlayStation 4 in 2018, offering playable adventures of Marvel’s famous character, the Spider-Man.
It was created by Insomniac Games and released by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Players assume control of Spider-Man who’s on the mission of stopping the release of a deadly virus across New York.
As Spider-Man is traditionally featured in comics, players can become heroes of the fictional New York City.
The intense combats, inspiring narratives, and the fan-favorite character’s depiction have been met with global acclaims.
3. Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 2 is a survival game, released in 2019.
The game offers an in-depth, frightening storyline and gameplay as players assume control of a police recruit to aide a college student through the zombie-infested Raccoon City.
Like other games on the list, Resident Evil 2 has an overall right graphics package; the hordes’ details and designs in this game are spectacular.
The gameplay and the feeling it offers players support the game’s genre and scope.
As expected, Resident Evil 2 has been an industrial and commercial success, winning the “Ultimate Game of the Year” Award at the Golden Joystick Award in 2019, and many other awards at several game publications.
Over 5 million copies of Resident Evil 2 had been sold globally as of December 2019.
2. Red Dead Redemption 2
The Red Dead series’ third installment is an action-adventure game created and released by veteran game developers, Rockstar Games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world game depicting mostly rural or undeveloped game areas.
Players can swim and ride horses, render assistance, attack animals, and hunt treasures.
Red Dead Redemption 2 achieved industrial and commercial successes, winning several awards for its story, characters, map, and graphics, becoming one of the highest-selling video games ever released.
Over 29 million copies have been purchased globally.
The lighting and weather systems are impressive.
Facial animation, details, caricature avoidance in non-playable characters, variety, and distinctiveness of landscapes are also very natural.
1.God of War
The famous God of War is deserving of its place on this list. A game of real quality and one of the most-significant action-adventure games to have been released.
It was developed by Santa Monica Studios, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, and released for the PS4 console in 2018. God of War continued the success of its predecessors, satisfying enthusiasts’ expectations and probably surpassing some.
The story, although inspiring, is straightforward, complemented with realistic and diverse dialogues.
The combat systems are eccentric and electrifying, portraying the series’ fierce-battle tradition.
Game of War became a commercial and industrial success, selling over 10 million copies globally, and bagging several “Game of the Year” awards.
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