Sony’s wedge of a console has been a titan for its entire generation, propelled by irresistible exclusive titles and an astounding catalogue. A decade has slipped by in the blink of an eye (or two, or three, depending on how much God of War you’ve played), but there are still many games to discover, re-discover and enjoy on PS4. With the launch of the mighty PlayStation 5, the library has been bolstered with even more games.
It’s a good thing that Sony’s last console was designed to be easy to develop for, because it’s built an incredible catalogue of great games. The bestselling platform has a huge selection of marquee releases, with both first and third party developers producing their best work.
The biggest game of all, the awe-inspiring Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the most fun and instantly joyful experiences to ever be played on a PlayStation. Stunning to behold, the scale of the New York City world and slick, free-flowing swinging makes for an experience that’s hard to put down.
Another iconic franchise, the Dark Souls series’ Bloodborne is an unerringly atmospheric masterpiece that’s as challenging as it is compelling. With drool-worthy art design and an eerie world that drips with dread, each corner of the Yharnam city could hide a grotesque beast or fascinatingly twisted piece of lore.
Whether or not you’re a fan of the rage-fueled hack-and-slash of previous God of War titles, the latest entry in the series – God of War Ragnarok – is a must-have. Set in a Norse-flavoured universe, Kratos quests alongside his son, and that brings a whole new dynamic to the action.
Hideo Kojima’s newest game, Death Stranding, is another must-have for any PlayStation 4 owner. Whether you’re a fan of his strange stories or just the ‘walking simulator on energy drinks’ gameplay, this is a showpiece that will define the tail end of this console generation. Playstation 4 games