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- The 20 best PS4 games to play in 2021
- The best PS4 games of all time
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (PS4)
- Review: The ABS Challenger (ALI598) is an impressive, affordable gaming PC
- Microsoft finally releases Android 11 for the original Surface Duo
The 20 best PS4 games to play in 2021
Our list of the best PS4 games, from Bloodborne to Fortnite.
The PlayStation 4 generation is probably over, now the PS5 is on the loose. But perhaps the end of his life is the best time to play on any console: you have a huge library of games to choose from and tens of millions of players worldwide. The PS4 is certainly no different. We edited our list here as there were new favorites, and we stuck to a tight limit of just 20 games to force ourselves to make tough choices while making sure all the basics were covered. Hopefully you’ll find something for yourself or something you’ve never heard of before: it’s the width of the console’s rear catalog, as are the big, shiny exclusive elements that give it a personality.
These are Eurogamer selection of the best PS4 games you can play right now.
State of the game looking at the coming year on PlayStation
A delicious game nightmare, Bloodborne sees FromSoft carry its formula to Lovecraft’s richly dark world, full of horror and splendor in equal measure. It is a close cousin of the Dark Souls franchise, but has a flavor of its own; The action is more aggressive, taking out the turtles that many players have relied on, and the plot is more straightforward.
It’s a strong mix and arguably the strongest play by director Hidetaka Miyazaki; the end of a generation is coming, it’s actually between that and Breath of the Wild, which was the best game of the era.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter has always thrived in Japan, but found few takers elsewhere – maybe it was too hardcore or just not enticing enough. But Monster Hunter World marks a new era for the series, and with its rebuild, millions around the world are singing its praises.
The best PS4 games of all time
GTA V launched eight years ago and has sold over 145 million copies.
No wonder GTA 5 has successfully managed to join the three generations of consoles. Its ability to consistently update, coupled with the level of freedom online is second to none.
Whether you’re on missions, doing complex heists with friends, or just wreaking random havoc on Los Santos City, GTA 5 has proven itself to be one of the best open world games of all time.
Bloodborne is one of the top-rated PS4 games.
The defining action RPG experience on PlayStation 4 has arrived in the form of Bloodborne. While it draws inspiration from similar titles such as Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, this game has been released exclusively for PlayStation 4, solidifying its place on our list.
There are many factors that make Bloodborne amazing. It’s a challenging yet fun and intriguing experience, complemented by a crisp and impeccably designed third-person combat system. Simply put, this is a must-have for any action RPG fanatic.
This is actually the best compilation from the entire spectrum of action adventure games, borrowing excerpts from iconic titles such as the new God of War and the Dark Souls series. Plus, it has a great, never-before-seen Star Wars story, just right for The Rise of Skywalker .
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Source: CD Projekt RED
The best games of the last generation cannot be mentioned without The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and for good reason. Geralt’s Third Adventure is a visionary open-world game in which The Witcher 3 represents an astonishing leap in quality from its predecessor, The Witcher 2, and is also one of the few games that players also choose.
the world of The Witcher 3 is huge, but full of important things to do. So many of the side quests in the game turn out to be surprisingly related to the main narrative or contain emotionally charged personal stories. So many game systems grow and change as you play, from a wealth of combat options that open up to countless Gwent games that make you lose track of time. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a rare open-world game that truly lives up to all the tenets of the genre, with a fascinating world that seems to grow and change around you.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy VII remake. Source: Square Enix
Final Fantasy VII seemed like an impossible task, but Square Enix managed to complete it with incredible enthusiasm. Final Fantasy VII Remake feels almost as innovative as the original game from 1997, and it is impressive. For the first time, it feels like Final Fantasy has really managed to jump into action combat while still retaining elements of its turn-based story. Combat in Final Fantasy 7 Remake is fluid and each of the four playable characters is completely unique, requiring players to create different strategies based on their squad composition.
The city of Midgar is made more real than ever before, and the city’s damp streets glow with neon colors. Final Fantasy VII Remake also features some of the most impressive character models you can see on PS4, with a brand new voice cast adding an exciting new edge to well-known characters. Square Enix seized a huge opportunity with Final Fantasy VII Remake, both in terms of narrative and gameplay. At least so far, that risk has paid off completely, and Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of the best-made and solid RPGs available on PS4.
The God of War series has been a staple of PlayStation consoles for almost 20 years. And in 2018, he reappeared on the scene with a fresh, new look. There was a shift from Greek mythology to Norse mythology in the game, and this change marked a whole new beginning for Kratos.
Photo: Remedy Entertainment
Remedy Entertainment’s Control continues to appear as Game of the Year 2019. It was released in August, and the critics of the time had paid much-deserved praise for the game’s spooky atmosphere and graphics, mysterious storyline, and stunning environmental design. The game generously draws on iconic fiction, most notably House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski and the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. It depicts the inexplicable and often brutal encounters between a secret government agency and supernatural forces in an ever-expanding brutalist skyscraper called the Oldest House. And if that’s not enough, it has deadly physics and spectacular graphics, plus Metroid-style puzzle solving and a secret hunt.
Available for $ 51.57 from Amazon
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Image: Respawn Entertainment
Nobody expected 2019 to deliver a good Star Wars game. Eventually, since Electronic Arts acquired the rights to create titles in the George Lucas universe, solid Star Wars games, especially single-player games, have almost disappeared. But then came Jedi: Fallen Order, from Titanfall and Apex Legends creator Respawn Entertainment. It’s a pleasantly addictive, well-written, and fun single-layer Jedi game, featuring lightsaber fighting, puzzle-solving, and light-hearted exploration of the open world.
This is actually the best compilation from the entire spectrum of action adventure games, borrowing excerpts from iconic titles such as the new God of War and the Dark Souls series. Plus, it has a great, never-before-seen Star Wars story, just right for The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Available for $ 64 from Amazon
Marvel’s Spider-Man is also Insomniac’s Spider-Man, and while gamers didn’t suffer from luxuriously endowed action games in the summer of 2018, Peter Parker is simply ahead of Kratos when it comes to us. The pure freedom and sense of fun this game evokes are palpable.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Bloodborne will likely be on this list for a long time (read on), but developer FromSoftware has shifted course from Dark Souls’ familiar approach to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – and the results are very convincing.
As with the “soul-worn” games, Sekiro is a huge challenge and requires precise play – but getting the job done here is completely different since you are a shinobi. You will need to balance your stance and vitality in combat and employ tactics such as stealth to win and survive until the next battle. And yes, you will surely die more than twice. But it’s worth it.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
After years and years of fan demand, Square Enix finally gave us Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is… well, about a quarter of the original game. But this originally compact snippet has been expanded into a much more solid, refreshed, and thankfully modernized role-play activity, giving us even more time to savor our favorites like Cloud, Tifa and Barrett. It may take a while to get the rest, but this is such a fascinating start to awakening.
Ubisoft’s open-world adventure series shoots all cylinders in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which explores a new place and era, drawing on the Viking invasion of England. You’ll start out in snowy Norway before the game opens up a bit, savoring Eivor’s lovable leader and dreamy terrain, but ultimately it feels huge and enormous – a task you can easily spend tens of hours on. And you really should.
This game came as a surprise to many when it was announced as it was the first open world RPG developed by Guerilla Games. However, they managed to exceed expectations. Horizon Zero Dawn is set in a post-apocalyptic world where mechanical creatures have taken control of the environment.
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (PS4)
When it comes to PS4 3D platformers, Spyro is perhaps one of the best examples. Even though the games are technically 20 years old, Reignited Trilogy does an amazing job of updating these three games with great new visuals and improved controls. It’s also great value for money, bringing a trio of adventures for the price of one. Colorful, simple and lots of fun, this game is perfect for teenagers – and, of course, for fans of the originals on PS1.
About Stephen Tailby
Growing up alongside PlayStation, Stephen acquired a broad knowledge of video games, from AAA hits to the smallest indie gems. He’s also Platinum for a Witness, so that’s it.
wolfenstein 2 is the best game for kids 😱😂👍 is an amazingly fun game
I have to be the only one who has never played Minecraft.
Lots of great games on the list. There are also games like Legend of Kay, Lego City Undercover, A Hat in Time, First Knack.
Is Sonic Forces good? I haven’t tried it yet.
You will only expose your child to Knack if you hate him.
What about Spiderman?
Glad to see a lego game included, but I would put Lego worlds as well or instead of DC villains. It’s like Minecraft only with
Lego. Building controls are fantastic once you get used to it. You can also copy and paste. My daughter and I built our own town in less than an hour. Pretty cool cooperation.
It’s a little bit to say that I have two of these “kids” games (Sonic Mania Plus and Ratchet & Clank) currently installed on my PS4 and another one in my library (Tearaway Unfolded) is waiting to be torn apart by me and my children God. I’m a child at heart!
No Plants vs Zombies GW2? My son is 7 and he loves it. Besides, I dare to say it, Fortnite. He is also a huge fan of Lego Worlds. Others worth seeing include Disney Infinity 3.0, Goat Simulator, Nidhogg, Towerfall Acension, Broforce, and a few more.
great list, but it should probably be in the top 30, at least as the Kingdom Hearts collection definitely deserves to be in the top 10! Also, Hat in Time, Stardew Valley, and all Dragon Quest Western releases deserve a mention (I personally preferred DQ Builders to Minecraft because I could never really get along with the latter).
Edit: I appreciate Swords of Ditto, mentioning by the way – this game deserves more love than it has ever received!
@Jriibz How is SOTC a game for kids? a lot of laughter
I’d say count all lego games as 1 entry and add disney infinity 2/3 and the list is perfect.
@Jriibz Yes, I didn’t take Spiderman seriously, but when it comes to SOTC, I wouldn’t say it’s a very good game for kids. It’s not that it’s full of adult themes or anything, but the topics she explores are likely to go through the heads of the young, and the gameplay from time to time isn’t always exciting.
Ni Nie Kuni 2, anyone? On the normal difficulty level, this can be a great introduction to JRPG.
I could add a few more to the list as these are the ones my kids are playing as well and sincerely surprised they weren’t somehow added.
What is left of Edith Finch is both fantastic and a stretch, but never anything other than completely, victorious human – and it pushes the boundaries of storytelling in video games in a way that anyone, even a fleetingly interested in the medium, simply has to experience for himself.
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