The Best PS4 Games Right Now

The PlayStation Store sale has now been outlined and I think it’s time we talked about some games to look out for during Black Friday. The PS4 has a huge library of excellent games and a lot of them have been released this year, but what’s worth your time during the holidays?

For this list, I’m breaking down 5 of the best games out there today on PS4. I’m trying to stick to exclusive for this list, so you won’t be finding multiple GTA V’s here. If you read our console buyers guide recently and you opted for the PS4 then these games are the ones to look out for.

Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End

Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End has everything you want from an action game and more. The attention to detail Naughty Dog have created is mind-blowing. Clothes tear and get dirty and wood shatters under gunfire. They say it’s the little things that matter but with Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End its true.

The stunning visuals and excellent gameplay are accompanied by a story that really sees the series characters grow and change with the tale. Even if you’re new to the series, there’s still a lot to be enjoyed here.

Being a PS4 exclusive there is only one place you can play this game. There are a lot of great Uncharted games, but this one is the pick of the bunch for me personally. The penultimate of Nathan Drakes story is one you shouldn’t miss.

For an action-packed single player experience that offers a compelling story and flawless gameplay, there’s only one game you should be looking for in the sales this Black Friday and that’s Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn undoubtedly convinced many people to buy a PS4 this year. This brilliant and interesting new IP is grand in both scale and gameplay. Take The Witcher 3, add a pinch of Assassin Creed and stir in some futuristic robot dinosaurs and you have Horizon: Zero Dawn.

The premise is as interesting as the gameplay. Monstrous robot dinosaurs roam the wild as you explore. Climb them, destroy them and even call upon them to help you in a fight. This game may not be perfect but it offered players the chance to enter a world like no other.

It’s easy to get lost in Horizon: Zero Dawn. The open world here is vast and full of different environments that easily keep you engaged. As you journey through the land the narrative reveals that everything is not as it seems on the surface and so the mystery of this world unfolds.

I had a lot of fun in this game and I don’t say that lightly. You have to think about your actions and the consequences and because of that, this game becomes far deeper than you first thought. Where else are you going to shoot a bow and arrow at a dinosaur?

Persona 5

You could quite easily argue that Persona 5 is the best JRPG on the PlayStation right now, and you’d be right. So rarely does a game live up to the hype it gathers in the media and other platforms, but Persona 5 did just that and more.

This is a masterpiece of video gaming that combines addictive gameplay and some of the best characters around. You play as a young boy starting a new life in the grand city of Tokyo. It’s not long before you find yourself in a precarious situation, as you become the leader of the Phantom Thieves.

Attend high school classes and make plenty of friends to help you tackle the deadly dungeons known as Palaces. Persona 5 has some stunning visuals in a really unique art style that’s so distinguishable. The dialogue is in typical anime style but can become rather witty and clever at times.

Persona 5 is an essential title for those who own a PS4. If this is your first entry into the world of JRPGs then it’s bound to start your addiction, though don’t expect to better your first foray.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

This is probably the game that surprised me most in 2017 but in the best way possible. When I first played Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice I went into this game pretty much blind. I heard bits of information, but more about the technology than the story I was to eventually love.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is scary at times, brutal at others and thought-provoking almost constantly. It touches on a subject often seen as taboo in mental health but doesn’t shy away from difficult questions. I felt emotionally exhausted after I finished this game, but it didn’t take away from the fact this was a journey I’m glad I went on.

The gameplay elements are where Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice continues to shine. The combat is fluid and punchy and the trippy like dream sequences are like nothing you’ve seen before in video games. This is a game you also need to play with headphones on. What Ninja Theory have done with the sound design is nothing short of genius as voices bounce from one end of your head to the other.

Anyone who enjoys a great tale and isn’t afraid of something a little more gritty than usual should be looking for this game come Black Friday.

The Last of Us Remastered

It goes without saying that The Last of Us Remastered is on our list of the top PS4 games. With The Last of Us 2 on the horizon, there is no better time to catch up on the tale and prepare you for Joel and Ellie’s next adventure.

With improved visuals, The Last of Us Remastered looks every bit a next-generation game. Like with the Uncharted series Naughty Dog excels in the storytelling and craft a deep and rich story that will pull your heartstrings more than a couple of times.

I can’t remember a game with a more memorable opening sequence that The Last of Us Remastered. I won’t spoil it here, but prepare to shed a tear or two. The gameplay and gunplay are as solid as you like and borders on being perfect. The Last of Us also has some of the scariest enemies ever created in the form of its Clickers.

This is a world that has captured the hearts and imagination of so many of us and if this was a game you missed the first time around then I urge you to pick it up before The Last of Us 2 is released.

Constantly threatening to write a book, but always with a story to tell. Tom has a typical northern English soul. He may sound as mundane as Jon Snow, but at least he tries to articulate. Lover of video games, comics, geek pop culture and wishing he could play Dungeons & Dragons.
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