PlayStation is generally considered to have better exclusives than Xbox, and this generation made that even more apparent for a lot of players interested in single-player experiences. Below are some of the very best PS4 games that you can buy and only play on Sony’s console.
Fantastic and wacky adventures
The Yakuza series has been quietly plugging away at the construction of a vast gaming world since 2005. With a release nearly every year since its inception one might think that the series has done everything possible within its framework. However, Yakuza 0 released in Japan in 2015 and slipped onto western shores in 2017 and there is plenty of new stuff to keep you busy.
Thus far, From Software has done one thing and done it quite well. They have managed to relentlessly brutalize gamers and leave them begging for more. Bloodborne is not a sequel to the “Souls” series but more of a spiritual successor… Or blood successor if you will. You will hack and slash your ways through the streets of Yharnam, a gothic analog for a 19th-century European city, which has been infested by a plague.
Old meets new
Horizon: Zero Dawn
If you want a beautiful looking game with a great story, you should look no further than Horizon: Zero Dawn. It is chock full of gorgeous visuals and the combat mechanics are intuitive while also managing to be incredibly satisfying. Guerilla Games managed to make a game that had me want to find every unexplored corner of its lush world.
Marvel’s Spider-Man swung onto the scene (pun intended) this fall and quickly became one of the best superhero games ever made. Peter Parker is no longer a kid and has built up wuite the list of formidable enemies over the years. Luckily, taking them out is a whole lot of fun.
Nathan Drake’s swan song
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Naughty Dog knocked it out of the park when it came to concluding Nathan Drake’s journey. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another game more polished or cinematic, with engaging combat to boot. From Scotland to Madagascar, Nate and his brother race to find a valuable pirate treasure.
They’re not zombies
The Last of Us Remastered
Before Naughty Dog finished up Nathan Drake’s story, they leapt into a whole new world with The Last of Us, this time taking us on a post-apocalyptic roadtrip. Swapping out traditional zombies for infected humans called Clickers, The Last of Us follows Joel and Ellie as they journey across the United States to hopefully find a cure.
Dad of the year
God of War
The wait for the newest entry in the God of War franchise is finally over and it’s a real stunner. Eight games into the series and one might think that it’s gone a bit long in the tooth. However, developer, Santa Monica Games has managed to breathe a whole new life into the series.
If you are a fan of JRPG games and you have never given yourself the gift that is Person 5, maybe it’s about time you did. Widely regarded as one of the most stellar JRPGs to ever come down the pike and garnering multitudes of awards and nominations, it is definitely worth your time.
There are plenty of exclusive games on PlayStation, and these are just some of the best. If you had to play just one, consider picking up God of War. It’s truly a fantastic experience in nearly every aspect.