10 Games That Still Make PlayStation 4 Worthwhile- It’s not easy to meet a Playstation 5 to come, while the game console appeared more than a year and a half ago. Where normally a previous console is slowly phased out, that seems to be the case with Playstation 4 not the case. The console is still extremely popular and these are the games that contribute to that popularity of PlayStation 4.
In addition to PlayStation 4, there is also the PlayStation 4 Pro. We wrote this about it in our conclusion: “If you already have a PlayStation 4, then you don’t have to run to the store right away to buy a Sony PlayStation 4 Pro. Not so much if you already own a 4K television. After all, you don’t get access to new games and you can’t play 4K Blu-rays on the device either. In addition, not all old games are updated and it is also far from clear which games will be optimized for the Pro in the future, so there is still a lot of uncertainty.”
In short, whichever PlayStation 4 you choose, you will certainly have a lot of fun with it, especially with the games below:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher is not only known for the Netflix series of the same name. The well-known books by the Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski were initially ‘gamed’. Polish studio CD Projekt Red became world famous for it and has made several games in the series (and the next one is already on the way). This game is also an RPG, but cannot be compared at all with the RPG that will be discussed shortly. We would rather describe The Witcher 3 as a big adventure in which you are a kind of male witch who uses herbal brews, fights against monsters and during his journey you meet people who have both good and bad intentions for him. The Witcher 3 offers a hugely expansive fantasy world for you to fully immerse yourself in.
It is a game in which you have to get your hands dirty, because you can spend tens, perhaps hundreds of hours in it. Persona 5 is out of step and is seen as one of the best RPGs of all time. You find yourself in Tokyo and you follow a group of school children who can become some kind of ghosts and have to fight with monsters in another dimension. Sounds strange, but this game really has everything a role-playing game should have. Also nice: this is the most Japanese game that you can find in this article and that fits well with where PlayStation 4 actually comes from: Japan.
This is certainly not a game for everyone, but it should not be missing from the best games of PlayStation 4. Bloodborne is one of the hardest games of recent decades and in this you go to an ancient city called Yharnam, where people suffer under a illness that makes them behave rather strangely and homicidal. Besides making sure you stay out of the hands of these sick people, you also have to take on bigger, beastly enemies that don’t make it easy for you. The beasts are extremely strong and often your only chance of survival is to study the movements of a boss for a long time, instead of slashing into them at full speed. Straight leg is not for Bloodborne, but study is. Good luck surviving!
If there’s one thing in the world that almost everyone wants to experience, it’s to swing around New York with web shooters. While it isn’t real in the Marvel’s Spider-Man game, developer Insomniac manages to implement it so well that it almost feels real. It’s wonderful to swing from building to building like the spiderman and to clear the way of the necessary scum. It also tells a great Marvel canon-appropriate story about Peter Parker and Mary Jane, which basically makes it impossible for you to put the game down in every possible way.
The Last of Us Part 2
The Last of Us was hugely drastic. In this game, a young girl and a grown man find themselves together in an apocalypse where infected people roam the world and attack people. A game that has won one prize after another and so has the second part. In Part 2, that young girl has turned into a young woman who knows what she wants, but still has to deal with a world where dangerous former people still want her to die. This game series is praised for its acting, the soul-cutting subjects and events that pass and the enormous conviction with which emotions are conveyed. You wouldn’t expect it in a game with some kind of zombies in it, but playing this game without feeling anything is almost impossible.
Grand Theft Auto 5
Along with Mario and Sonic, it is probably the most famous game franchise among people who don’t know much about games. GTA has always been a notorious game series, as it allows you to go to strip clubs, carjack cars and use heaps of violence to get your way. You are no sweetheart in Grand Theft Auto and that also applies to this fifth part. This is the first time three main characters are present, who act and walk in a kind of GTA variant of Los Angeles. You can switch anytime you want from the tough Franklin, to the businessman Michael and the idiot Trevor, all three of whom live their own story in Los Santos. A game in which you fall from one adventure to the next, where you can relax while a bizarre story unfolds in front of you.
God of War
Where Spider-Man is great because the spinning feels so real, God of War has been the king of hack and slash from day one. Although the game has been given a bit more body (more story too), fighting with gigantic mythical monsters is still the main focus in God of War. It’s still the same brutal action as we know from the first games in the series, but this new game in the series chooses to alternate that with the deepening of the main character Kratos thanks to the presence of his son Atreus. You can chop around wonderfully, learn something about mythology and you can also make yourself stronger by picking up new armor. Good to know: where previous God of War games follow Greek mythology, this God of War opts for Norse mythology, which is completely different.
Uncharted: A Thief’s End
The Uncharted games were recently filmed for a reason, because this series is one of the most popular PlayStation series of all time. The story revolves around Nathan Drake who is not necessarily the default hero. He’s not even a very nice personality at all, but he still manages to steal your heart as the game progresses. In any case, stealing is no stranger to him: he is engaged in the search for treasure and quite often this involves appropriating things that may not be entirely his official property. Not only by himself, but also by the people around him. This game plays like you are on vacation and you end up in an action movie, including the necessary plot twists.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Forbidden West may be out now, but we still choose to choose Zero Dawn. In this Dutch-made action game you meet Aloy, a young woman who has to fight against a kind of dinosaur robots in a post-apocalyptic world. It sounds unbelievable, but take a few steps in Horizon Zero Dawn and you’re sold. Things come together in this game that you never thought together, but somehow it works. The game looks beautiful, the action is compelling and you get to know a non-existent world that is so convincing that you don’t realize for a second that this is all a fabrication from a large group of developers in Amsterdam.
Red Dead Redemption 2
If you thought Uncharted 4 was an immersive experience, then you clearly haven’t played Red Dead Redemption 2. This game comes from the creators of Grand Theft Auto and not only puts you in beautiful America, but also in a very different time. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game about cowboys, people on Wanted posters, galloping horses and shoot-outs. It’s up to you whether you keep your character on the right track or not, but remember: everything you do has consequences. You also meet people who want to trick you, because certainly in those days nobody could be trusted. The cool thing is that this is a game in which characters don’t secretly eat and drink in between when you’re not looking: you really have to think about everything yourself. Getting your horse groomed, bathing yourself and taking in enough fuel are part of the experience, making it all seem more real. Play Red Dead Redemption 2 for a weekend and greet people with “Howdy” and “Yeehaw” for the rest of the year.