The advent of games on the PlayStation has made it quite clear that the era of console gaming is here to stay for many more years to come. Games like Call of Duty and Modern Warfare have been revolutionary in their multiplayer modes and graphics, but they are not the only games worth playing. If you are a hardcore gamer, you know that there are thousands of games that can be played on any platform. It is impossible to ever become bored with games, and if you are on the fence about purchasing a new PlayStation or Xbox, you should do some research into the current crop of games and determine your personal preference.
Thanks to the powerful PS5 s hardback compatibility and the occasional free update from game publishers and developers, the best PS4 games are here to stay for a very long time. That means whether you are looking to play Modern Warfare or Call of Duty, you vet pre-ordered either the PS5 or the Xbox One, or you are running your first full review of either, you are bound to find a game that will make you feel all pampered and decadent. But what are the absolute best games for PlayStation? This is a question that has been on the lips of hardcore gamers for quite some time now, and thanks to an excellent gaming forum, we got the chance to put together a top-notch list of the top PlayStation games.
The combat games for PlayStation 4 are probably my favorites, hands down. Killzone has an utterly insane level of detail, and the graphics are so realistic that it’s hard to believe you’re playing on the next-generation console. When it comes to open-world games, Killzone is hands down the king of them. From the visually stunning island to the crazy, frantic, and exciting combat, Killzone has everything. And being one of the top games in the genre, it has a surprisingly decent download speed for players who don’t care to spend hours downloading the full game.
The next full review of a top PS4 game, however, must be Horizon Riders. In case you missed it when it came out, Horizon Riders is the follow-up to one of the most beloved actions/war games of all time, Killzone. A blast through the Australian outback in search of lost artifacts, mysterious artifacts, and a never-ending battle with the evil Horizon corporation, Horizon Riders is sure to be one of the most exciting games on the market this year.
For the people who didn’t play as much of the first Horizon Riders as I did, they will want to pick up part 2 of this addictive adventure sooner rather than later. The story is the same, but the visuals have been completely redone. It’s now an adventure game about exploring a massive, open field filled with power-ups, vehicles to crash into, puzzles to solve, and the ever-elusive “Boss” to fight. What makes the game so fun, though, is that it provides an almost fair challenge to players as they strive to complete their mission and save the world.
If Horizon Riders were the last great game on the PS4, then death stranding would be the finale. This is the game you have been waiting for, and having spent over an hour with the game’s new content; I can honestly say that there is no better feeling in the game. The visuals and sound design have been thoroughly refined and allow players to feel like they’ve stepped into another dimension thanks to all the fantastic visual effects. I can barely believe that a game is running on 4k resolution.
Another release from developer Phytic Games is the zombie survival title Dead Reckoning. As one of the trailers suggested, this game is more of a “choose your own adventure” type game, where your choices will affect the plot. The emphasis on the narrative in this game could come off a bit desperate at times, but I feel that the developers did a great job creating tension and making players care about what happens to certain characters. If horror games are your thing, this one will satisfy that craving, but if you prefer to play a game where your choices make a difference, this could be an excellent game for you to pick up.
Finally, one game I wanted to mention was Horizon Zero Dawn, a first-person RPG game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The game is very much influenced by the current world situation to see references to names like Manhattan, Washington D. C., and New York. I won’t give too much away, except to say that I loved playing this game, and it’s one of the better post-apocalyptic games out right now. It also has some gorgeous visuals, and the sound is top-notch as well.