6 Timeless PlayStation 4 Games Every Console Owner Needs to PlaySep 11, 2022 | 1 Votes by Mikhail 10 rate The PlayStation 4 is home to a plethora of games, and even if it is a last-gen console today, it still holds massive value and is undoubtedly something you’d want to have. If you’re planning to obtain one, here are a few timeless must-have games every console owner needs to play.
It’s hard to believe, but the PlayStation 4 is now a last-generation console thanks to the PlayStation 5’s arrival. However, this doesn’t mean you should not buy one for yourself; it’s still a strong, beautiful machine capable of running current-gen games. More importantly, it has a vast video game library you can easily help yourself to. After all, most of the games are available at a discounted price, and you can easily find PlayStation game deals and other discounts online.
However, let’s clear the field and focus first on the must-have (and play) titles. Here are some of the most notable PS4 titles every console owner needs to dive into:
God of War (2018)
God of War (2018) isn’t just one of the best games on the PlayStation 4. It’s one of the best games of all time. It continues the story of the now-aged Kratos after he destroys the Greek Pantheon, settling nicely in Midgard, the land of the Norse gods. Without diving deep into spoilers, you’ll battle draugrs, other Norse mythology creatures, and some of the gods and the Valkyries. You’ll also need to juggle daddy duties since you’ll need to care for Kratos’ son, Atreus.
It’s a third-person action game, and unlike other God of War titles, you’ll get to use the Leviathan Ax, which Kratos acquired from his late wife, and unlock many of its skills and abilities to aid you in combat. Its sequel, God of War Ragnarok, will make its way to PS4 and PS5 soon, so be sure to put this game on top of the list!
Critically underrated and underappreciated, Days Gone is a gem of a game. Unfortunately, it has been played by its fair share of problems, like bugs, what looks like a rushed story, and unrelatable characters. However, it’s an action-packed post-apocalyptic simulator that warrants a playthrough.
Do you want to survive in a wilderness riddled with dangerous modern-day bandits, infected animals, and hordes of “freakers”? If so, Days Gone is your best bet; you’ll play as a biker named Deacon St. John and go on a quest to find your wife lost during the evacuation. And yes, you’ll get to go face to face against actual hordes of fast-moving infected!
Freshly released on PC as of writing, Marvel’s Spider-Man puts you in the suit of the web-slinging friendly neighborhood superhero. Developed by Insomniac, you’ll explore the streets - and skyline - of New York, suit up in different Spidey Suits in different eras, and battle supervillains. Yes, you’ll try to end the plans set in motion by the likes of Doc Ock, Mr. Negative, and Kingpin.
FromSoftware has been killing it lately thanks to Dark Souls and Elden Ring.
Bloodborne may not be a mainline souls game, but it is a souls game in all but name. Released back in 2015, it garnered numerous awards and nominations. For many, it was their first foray into the harrowing souls experience, which was fantastic. It follows the story of a Hunter operating in the now-decrepit Victorian-era-inspired city of Yharnam, whose residents are afflicted by a mysterious blood-borne disease (hence the game’s name).
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima appeared late in the PlayStation 4’s lifespan, yet its arrival was met with widespread acclaim. Set in 1274, it featured the events of the Mongol Invasion of Japan, specifically on the island of Tsushima, the first to bear the Great Khan’s wrath. You’ll play as Jin Sakai, a samurai, and engage in combat against the Mongol invaders.
You will have options on how to take out your enemies, whether via the honorable route or underhanded means. Either way, your actions, and decisions will shape Jin’s story and the game’s overall ending.
The Last of Us I & II
Of course, you can never create a list of the top PlayStation 4 games without the critically acclaimed The Last of Us I Remastered and The Last of Us II. Sure, the latter has had its fair share of criticisms, but those were unfair; after all, creators can do whatever they want with their stories.
Set in post-apocalyptic America, these two games tell a violent tale of loss, regret, and the depravity of humankind after a post-apocalyptic event. You’ll play as Joel and Ellie, and you’ll have to deal with dozens of infected enemies and even humans who are there to take you out. Oh, and did we mention it’ll have an upcoming TV series from HBO?
Apart from the abovementioned games, others deserve mention. These include:
- Persona 5 and its upgraded version, Persona 5 Royal.
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Uncharted franchise
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Ratchet and Clank
If you’re a gamer, you’ll have your hands full digging into the PlayStation 4 library. It’s not too late to get into the fun, so be sure to check out some console game deals and start playing!