A man once told me that he was a gamer “from the womb, to the tomb.” Beautiful words, inspiring ones even. For those about to game, I salute you, but only for a second because I need both hands on the controller.
These games are here because they affected me in some profound way, and in some cases, they paved the way for some of the greatest experiences in gaming. A place here isn’t guaranteed because it sold a million copies. A place here is not given, it is earned. Let us begin.
10. Rise of the Tomb Raider
Lara Croft's adventures have long been a staple of gaming, but it wasn't until her latest reboot that she really came back into the scene of gaming. Her latest adventure on PS4 is Rise of the Tomb Raider, and boy is it awesome.
It has the same level of bombastic action as Uncharted, with its own unique elements and environmental puzzles. Furthermore, the crafting mechanics help this one stand out amongst the comparisons to the Uncharted series. It hasn't overthrown Nathan Drake, but it's still well worth your time.
9. Destiny 2
You know, I wasn't a huge fan of the original Destiny if I'm being honest. I was among the people who wished the story had been in the game instead of on Grimoire cards. Well, I gave Destiny 2 a shot and I'm pleased to say the experience is vastly improved in the sequel.
With a strong campaign and story, the game makes a great first impression. Once you reach the endgame, the number of activities and content is amazing. Finishing the campaign in this MMO shooter is just the beginning, but it's a great start to an epic online shooter.
8. Persona 5
The Persona series is a hallmark of modern JRPGs. The latest entry on the PS4 is the culmination of the series' unique style and excellent storytelling. In this game, you'll live the life of a school student and make friends while also doing battle with creatures in unique and intense dungeons.
If you like JRPGs or turn-based RPGs in general, this is easily one of the best you'll find on the PS4 or anywhere for that matter.
7. What Remains of Edith Finch
Giant Sparrow has truly outdone themselves with What Remains of Edith Finch. This narrative adventure takes you through the strange Finch house as you explore the curse that has taken the lives of countless family members over the course of generations.
Incredible style, emotional storytelling, and one of the most powerful endings I've ever experienced make this the pinnacle of emotional storytelling on the PS4 for me.
6. Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed has been clawing its way back into the limelight ever since the downfall that was Unity. After taking an extra year off, Assassin's Creed Origins has come back to breathe new life into the formula.
The ancient Egypt setting offers a fresh new world to explore, while the revamped combat and RPG mechanics make everything feel more in-depth than ever.
Fans of the series will also love this origin story that shows how the Brotherhood rose from the ashes of a crumbling empire. Assassin's Creed is back baby!
5. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The release of Wolfenstein: The New Order made this very list when it released on the PS4, and now the sequel has come to take a spot on our list once again. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus capitalizes on the incredible story and characters of the original game.
The story is a little shorter, but more concentrated this time around. The stakes are higher and the emotions run hot and heavy like never before. It doesn't have multiplayer, but if you want an incredible story-fueled shooter, look no further.
4. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Uncharted has been Sony's flagship series since the days of the PS3. After the success of the first one and the universal acclaim of the second, developer Naughty Dog became synonymous with greatness. Now we have what is claimed to be the last game in the series, Uncharted 4.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is an unforgettable experience. It goes beyond a simple game and really pulls you into its world. Everything about this package is perfect. From the graphics to the story, to the gameplay. The only reason it's not number one is because it can be finished in a few days. Other than that, it's another masterpiece from Naughty Dog.
3. Resident Evil VII
The Resident Evil series has been long overdue for an overhaul, and Resident Evil VII was the game to do just that. With a renewed focus on horror and a switch to the first-person perspective,
The results were incredible. Resident Evil VII brought us a true return to the series' roots. It was unique, visceral, gory, and most importantly, terrifying. With full support for VR, this is easily one of the best horror experiences on the PS4.
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Witcher 1 and 2 were PC RPGs (the second one came to 360), but this is the first time we’re seeing the White Wolf on PS4 and oh is it one heck of a debut!
Think of Skyrim, then Dragon Age, then the best RPG you’ve ever played. Got it? Okay, Witcher 3 is ten times better. A great story, excellent characters, a gargantuan open world, and plenty of content to keep you busy for hundreds of hours. Oh, and that's without any of the DLC.
This game literally offers everything you could ever want in a game, and then some. CD Projekt Red completely hit it out of the park.
1. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Guerilla Games is best known for their work on the Killzone franchise, so it was certainly something when they decided to work on an open-world third-person action game everyone turned their heads.
When it finally released, this game was the pinnacle of an open world experience. With incredible graphics, an amazing story, and unique robotic enemies, there was a lot to love about this game from the first glance. Having played through it myself, I would easily put it among the greatest PlayStation games.
There you have it, the latest and greatest list of the 10 best games on PS4. What games would you put on the list? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!
Article by - Bradley Ramsey
Insert Date: 2/19/16
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