Sony's PlayStation 4 game library has something for just about everyone. Whether you picked up a PS4 on launch day or want to get one now, there's a healthy selection of titles you shouldn't miss, across a wide variety of genres. From exclusive titles starring fan-favorite Sony characters, to multi-platform masterpieces that you can experience right from your couch, the PS4 has action games, adventure games, fighting games, shooters and RPGs to spare, and we've gathered some of its best titles together here.
Resident Evil 2 was a well-received game back in 1998, combining survival-horror, exploration, puzzle and combat elements to create an experience greater than the sum of its parts. However, the game was also saddled with difficult controls, punishing difficulty and pixelated graphics. A new remake on PS4 changes all of that, and makes the game arguably better than it's ever been before. The Resident Evil 2 remake features tight gunplay, intense scares and plenty of rewarding opportunities to replay one of the games that first made Resident Evil into a favorite series.
When it comes to RPGs, there simply isn't anything else out there like Persona 5. From its gorgeous anime cutscenes to its smooth, jazzy soundtrack or even little things like the in-game UI and battle menus, Persona 5 is dripping with style. Unlike a lot of other RPGs stuck in fantasyland, Persona 5 is set in contemporary Japan with all the trappings of modern society, and its story is exquisitely crafted too. And with Persona 5 only available on PS4 and PS3. this game is an exclusive treat that Playstation owners would be foolish to ignore.
Geralt of Rivia's adventures in the Northern Kingdoms have come to an end, but there are still more stories to explore in the world of the Witcher. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales winds back the clock to tell a story about Meve, Queen of Lyria, who returns from a clandestine royal meeting to find her kingdom in turmoil. With the help of her loyal retainers and soldiers, she'll fix the problem through diplomacy, force and gorgeous collectible Gwent cards. Instead of putting Meve into a traditional RPG, her adventure is instead a way to play Gwent: the wildly popular mini-game from The Witcher 3, but now with lots of new cards and strategies. Whether you play Thronebreaker for the franchise lore and satisfying narrative, or the detailed cards and complex strategies, you'll want to play it all the same.
In Nathan Drake's final adventure, he pursues pirate treasure, evades a ruthless villain and throws his personal life into chaos — and that's just the setup. Uncharted 4 is the last, and arguably the best, game in the Uncharted series, combining a delightful historical mystery with top-notch gunplay and vehicular exploration sections. If you haven't already played the first three games, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is also worthwhile.
If you love Metroidvanias — and have a high tolerance for frustration — consider adding Dead Cells to your PS4 library. This roguelike side-scroller challenges you to use different weapons, platforming skills and special abilities to work your way through challenging, procedurally generated stages. The enemies, stage layouts, and hidden bonuses will be different each time you play, but one thing will remain the same: the four brutally difficult, punishing bosses that stand between you and reaching the end of the game. Even if you mange to survive the harrowing experience, you can always try again to see something new, and improve your abilities further.
The latest in Square Enix's long-running (but misleadingly titled) series of role-playing games, Final Fantasy XV still tells a story about a group of misfits banding together to save the world, but with a twist. This time, they're four best friends on a road trip, and they're all guys. Final Fantasy XV aims to explore the nature of male relationships, but also provides a moving story with tough, fast-paced gameplay. This is easily one of the best Final Fantasies in years.
Fighting games need to walk a fine line between instructing new players and satisfying competitive veterans. Injustice 2 offers the best of both worlds. The game starts by easing in neophytes with an imaginative DC Comics storyline and a large cast of recognizable characters. Over time, it familiarizes them with a deep, customizable gear system, which changes not only their stats, but their appearances as well. By the time they've mastered the basics, they're ready for the game's deep and varied competitive modes, which pit players against each other in battles that are both strategic and stylish.