Top 25 Best PS4 Games of All Time

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25. Opening our list of the Top 25 PlayStation 4 games so far is Sonic Mania

The year is 2017 and Sonic is still appearing in gaming headlines. Sonic Mania offers a new yet familiar adventure for longtime fans. Follow your favorite blue hedgehog and his friends in a quest to roll 2D landscapes and defeat unique bosses. It brings back the fast-paced retro platforming and runs at a smooth 60 frames per second. It has a PlayScore of 8.65

24. Nuclear Throne

This post-apocalyptic roguelike shooter is filled with radioactive mess. Create your own mutated hope for mankind and fight your way through a wasteland of procedurally generated horror. This top-down shooter lets you play with your mutation by collecting limbs that grant hero abilities. Make it through the nuclear throne at all costs because this game receives a PlayScore of 8.65

23. Nioh

Take the role of William Adams in a path of vengeance in this Souls inspired game. Set in a dark and twisted Ancient Japan, fend off horrendous yokais as a skilled swordsman. It shares the same brutal gameplay from FromSoftware’s iconic series, use your various stances to counter demons and gain the upper hand in battle. It has a PlayScore of 8.67

22. Yakuza 0

Experience the birth of the Yakuza in this brutal prequel of the popular Yakuza franchise. This time, uncover the origins of Japan’s most powerful underground syndicate. Set in the 80’s, it brings a whole new feel to classic open-world Japan. It has a PlayScore of 8.67

21. Final Fantasy VII

Before Square’s upcoming remake of the beloved Final Fantasy VII, take a trip back to memory lane in this renowned classic. Watch the classic faces of Cloud, Tifa, and more lovable cast of characters as they save their city from a greedy corporation known as Shinra. It has a PlayScore of 8.68

20. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

The second Final Fantasy game on this list. Return to the Kingdom of Dalmasca in the midst of a grueling war. Help Princess Ashe liberate the kingdom from would-be usurpers. Lead Vaan and his friends in this refined version of Final Fantasy XII. New features include a revamped battle mechanic called the Zodiac Job System, improved visuals, gameplay balance and so much more. It has a PlayScore of 8.69

19. FIFA 17

Witness one of the most popular sports game ever because this is EA’s most ambitious FIFA game to date. The game boasts a variety of multiplayer options. Aside from that, take the role of Alex Hunter and experience his journey to become the best Football Player in the world. It’s the first single-player feature of the series and your choices and will have consequences along the way. It has a PlayScore of 8.71

18. Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir

Vanillaware’s recreation of the classic PlayStation 2 masterpiece is marked with passion. Awarded for its intricate art design and fast-paced 2D brawling, it was one of Sony’s critically acclaimed games of last year. Follow the story of five characters, interwoven by a quest to destroy a powerful weapon. With Its intuitive controls and captivating storyline, it’s a seamless transition into the modern world. It has a PlayScore of 8.72

17. Journey

One of PlayStation’s greatest achievements. An indie game from ThatGameCompany manages to break records and hailed as one of the greatest games of all time. It takes players into a journey in a vast desert. They explore, solve puzzles, and meet with fellow players and work together. It’s a captivating game, yet at the same time, it’s a relaxing experience. That’s why it has a PlayScore of 8.73

16. OKAMI HD

Every game has a unique aesthetic but this one is literally made of art. A PlayStation 2 classic, CAPCOM’s breathtaking adventure game takes you to the world of Nippon. Follow Amaterasu, the Japanese Sun Goddess, as she takes the form of a white wolf on a quest to defeat Orochi. Use his magical paintbrush to turn the twisted world in your favor. It has a PlayScore of 8.73

15. Dark Souls III

FromSoftware's third and final entry offers players a fitting farewell to the infamously infuriating saga. Go on a patience-testing journey and you control your lone character through gothic halls and sinister encounters. It's a refined combat experience as you manage stamina, parry attacks, and land tremendous blows against your fiendish foes. It has a PlayScore of 8.75

14. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

Blizzard North breathed life back into the Diablo series with this refined version. It retains much of the same elements that made the franchise a success. The ultimate evil edition showcases years of improvements into one ultimate game, especially with the addition of the Reaper of Souls expansion. It has a PlayScore of 8.75

13. Rayman Legends

This enhanced port of the classic platformer oozes with so much style it brings out the best of PlayStation 4’s visuals. Watch the gang to in a picturesque world filled with psychedelic wonder. Jam into its feisty beats and feel the most amazing Rayman Legends experience ever. It has a PlayScore of 8.76

12. Horizon Zero Dawn

One of PlayStation 4’s groundbreaking entries. Set in a fallen civilization where futuristic, cyborg dinosaurs roam around a primitive earth. Follow Aloy in her quest to save her tribe and discover the mysteries of her own past. Observe the intricacies of their metallic fauna and use her makeshift weapons to slay the robotic beasts. It has a PlayScore of 8.77

11. Titanfall 2

Don the greatest mechanical exo-skeleton ever made and tag your friends in an electric multiplayer experience. With more Titans to choose from, bask in the futuristic mayhem. Choose from among its various modes and dive into the battlefield. Grapple away from great distances, slide, wall-run, throw a grenade and call your mech from the skies, it just doesn’t get any better than that. It has a PlayScore of 8.79

10. Undertale

A game filled with determination and your 10 year old brother’s second favorite game before Minecraft. Toby Fox, the game’s creator, is determined to create a world so charming, yet so haunting. It’s an RPG game that doesn’t necessarily let you kill anyone. Instead, just go about your own pace and watch it unfold before your eyes. Meet lovable characters and listen to the game’s fantastic soundtrack. It has a PlayScore of 8.80

9. Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20th Anniversary Edition

The sequel to the legend of Lara Croft. Crystal Dynamics’ reboot of the adventures of our favorite spelunking princess is a breathtaking experience. Follow Lara in her quest to pursue a mysterious artifact hidden in the snowy Siberian tundra. This game contains all the DLC’s from Xbox One’s original release. Climb mountains, get inside temples, solve puzzles, and so much more. It has a PlayScore of 8.81

8. NieR: Automata

A spinoff of the Drakengard series, venture into a post-apocalyptic Earth populated by alien robots. Explore the depths of Yoko Taro's oddity and play as a smoking hot YoRha unit 2B exploring this barren world. You’re not wrong, it is weird. But it does give off a philosophical vibe in the field of AI, and with a side of existentialism. Enjoy its fluid hack and slash action and unlock the game’s over 20 endings. It has a PlayScore of 8.86

7. Bloodborne

The Souls series may have been over for good, but FromSoftware’s latest brutal action-adventure game has just begun. With a sequel currently in the works, explore a haunting gothic world populated with dire monstrosities. With a mix of Dark Souls’ combat, defeat gorgeously crafted bosses in patience-testing action. It has a PlayScore of 8.92

6. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Witness the birth of the man who sold the world and uncover the events that leads to the first game of the series. Hideo Kojima’s final entry to the universally acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series is a masterpiece of stealth-action-adventure. Follow the events after Snake Eater and PSP’s Peace Walker in Big Boss’ descent into political intrigue. Although it has its flawed moments, it’s still an achievement in excellent game design. It has a PlayScore of 8.92

5. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt Red's masterpiece is still a staple for impeccable open-world design. From bagging almost every award possible, and saving Poland from an economic downfall, it's hard to forget a game like Witcher's third and final entry. Return to the monster slaying gigolo and find the child of prophecy. There’s so much to do, and so many characters to adore. It has a PlayScore of 8.97

4. Grand Theft Auto V

There is nothing more cathartic than playing a game that doesn’t give a fuck about what you do. Violence aside, Rockstar’s open-world playground is a videogame never to be forgotten. Play as three unique characters trying to find their way in life and explore a beautiful Los Santos. Perform heists with friends, break the speeding limit, and shoot people. What couldn’t be more better? It has a PlayScore of 9.15

3. Persona 5

ATLUS’ latest Persona game is stealing everybody’s hearts. Be one of the Phantom Thieves and restore society to its uncorrupted form. It boasts a stylish art style and a sweet acid jazz soundtrack perfect for our senses. Gameplay features a flashy turn-based system with a fun balance of dating simulator present with their previous games. With so many spin-offs in the making, we have no idea when the train stops. It receives a PlayScore of 9.21

2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Join Nathan Drake in his final adventure in a Thief’s End. Find out the story behind his missing brother, and secure an ancient treasure hidden for ages. Embark on a globetrotting adventure with his friends and witness the PlayStation 4’s power in its groundbreaking action set-pieces. It has a PlayScore of 9.21

1. And the best PlayStation 4 Game so far is none other than The Last Of Us: Remastered

You can’t beat the classic. Naughty Dog’s taking over our list and this game is no exception. Witness the heartbreaking story of Joel and Ellie as they survive seasons after seasons from a viral apocalypse. It’s a test against humanity and hope for these characters, and it’s never easy for them. This Remastered version features improved visuals and all the DLC content from the original. It has a PlayScore of 9.24