Thinking about finally jumping on the PlayStation 4 bandwagon, looking for some new titles to nab or just fancy proving to your mates why a particular game is totally the best ever? Well you've come to the right place to fuel all the furnaces! Here's a run down of the 11 best games on the PS4, and rest assured that this list will be updated over the console's life span.
So come in, rest your weary legs and start cultivating your Amazon wish list...
The Best Games On PS4
In no particular order...
The game that inadvertently got me into the Souls series, Bloodborne still manages to linger in a class of its own like a forlorn wight. Taking the best elements of the Souls series and basically making them a bit snappier, it's a masterpiece in design, action and encroaching darkness.
Metal Gear Solid V
Kojima's MGS swan song was beset by many a controversial occurrence, which thankfully didn't stop the game from being as quintessentially Kojima as you can imagine it to be. Awesome weapons and tech, an enormous open world and sensational stealth all combine to make this a wonderful bookend of the auteur's well Solid series.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
An undertaking of true majesty, where this game has its teeth-grindingly, controller-snappingly annoying moments, its moments of pure, jaw-dropping beauty, narrative excellence and blood-pumping action will leave you shell-shocked. So far, this is the greatest piece of video game art of its generation, and I don't say that lightly.
War never changes, but Fallout can, for better or for worse. Though fans of the franchise bemoaned the game's lack of a concrete RPG system, anyone who has ever sunk their teeth into a Bethesda open-world-em-up knows they will be in for an absolute treat in action, hilarity and craftable awesomeness. Plus, Fallout 4 has some of the best DLC committed to games. And the most hilariously divisive bugs.
One of the most beautiful games of the last generation is now one of the most beautiful games of the current. Journey is a game that should be played by anyone in the vicinity of a PS4. It is an absolute treat, a cathartic joy, an adventurer's playground and a true moment of existential wonder.
Ratchet & Clank
A surprisingly taut and awesome reboot, Ratchet & Clank is 12 hours of unadulterated joy. One of the prettiest games on the PS4, Insomniac Games smashed the ball of nostalgia right out of the park by crafting a very cheeky title from the ground up using the PS4's super modern architecture. If you're looking for a nice little adventure to escape on with the kids, you've found it!
Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
Mysterious and brilliantly esoteric, Rapture is a multitude of games rolled into one beautiful package of a walking sim. Part interactive fiction, part existential mystery, you'll leave the game confused, pleased and strangely enlightened.
Metroidvania at its finest, Axiom Verge doesn't exactly push the boundaries of the genre, but it sure as hell goes some way into homaging some of the greatest games of the NES generation. Yes that includes you, Contra!
Grand Theft Auto V
One of the greatest games to release ever, period, GTA V's step up to the hallowed halls of the PS4 brought an resplendent upgrade to the game's visuals, new weapons, and, most awesomely, a first-person mode that is outrageously tricky to master. This is the definitive console bound experience of life in a truly unruly city.
Though the gameplay lets it down in some places, there are few games that are as beautiful, poignant, atmospheric, cute and informative as Never Alone. Not only is this game a lovely little piece of couch co-op, platforming glory, Never Alone also gives us a look into the communities and folklore of the indigenous people living in urban Alaska. It is truly magical.
No game gone before has been able to truly replicate the isolation, abject terror and emotional distance of being stuck on a spacecraft with a friggin' xenomorph, barring Alien Versus Predator 2 of course. Using actual elements from Ridley Scott's survival horror masterpiece Alien, Isolation is one of the greatest video game homages ever created. And playing it in VR will make you soil yourself. That's a promise.