We’re officially halfway through 2020 and it has been a pretty terrible year so far. At least the games coming out were good! Check out these titles with our list of all new PlayStation 4 games released so far!
This 2012 classic gets a rebirth in the form of a Remaster. Yakuza 5 was one of the best games of the PlayStation 3, and now the PlayStation 4 can finally experience the crazy misadventures of Kazuma Kiryu and friends.
While the game deals with serious themes involving family legacy under Japan’s criminal underbelly, it also goes overboard with its amount of absurd mini-games. 5’s greatest improvement is in its impressive amount of content as well. Players can now explore 5 different locales all while extending the influence of your badassery through real-time brawler combat.
It’s a fantastic Remaster that truly captures Japan’s culture with style and charm. It receives a playscore of 8.70
Ranked Number 13 on our Top 25 PlayStation 4 Co-op Games, this gritty, neon-lit 80s cityscape is in need of help. This retro-futuristic platformer from Easy Trigger Games lets players take control of a one-armed character armed to the teeth and lay waste to this dystopian timeline.
Players familiar with Contra and Metal Slug’s side-scrolling gameplay would definitely put this game on their wishlist. Not to mention it encourages players to play with a friend. Its local 2-player co-op support can let you invite a friend as you run, jump, and take cover in its chaotic future. It has a playscore of 8.72
With Half Life Alyx taking the crown for being the best VR game this year, there’s also the return of the famed zombie franchise, Walking Dead, into the gaming world. This Virtual Reality Walking Dead experience is also considered as one of the strongest VR games so far.
Set in a flooded and dilapidated New Orleans, play as a lowly protagonist caught in a crossfire between warring factions. The undead threat is still at large, but focusing on survival is the game’s biggest priority. Explore this god-forsaken hellhole and utilize a variety of weapons such as shotguns, rifles, and more to make it to the next day.
As a VR title, its immersive gore can let players impale zombies and brutalize any opponent caught in their hands. It receives a playscore of 8.77
7. Nioh 2
Ghost of Tsushima isn’t the only samurai game we’re getting this year. The first half of 2020 has Nioh’s latest sequel. Set years before the events of the original game, this next chapter centers around a player-created protagonist with customizable Yokai skills.
For fans of hybrid hack and slash RPGs with Japanese settings, Nioh 2 delivers with more impressive set pieces and challenging boss battles that could rival the Souls series. And speaking of the Souls series, Nioh 2 includes a multiplayer mode where you can invite up to three players in crazy coop fashion.
The game is exclusively available for the PlayStation 4, but with the state of gaming nowadays, expect a PC release soon! A DLC is slated to come out this month as well. Nioh 2 receives a playscore of 8.80
Naughty Dog’s latest sequel to their beloved post-apocalyptic drama sent waves of controversy all around the internet. Despite the hate, the game remains successful and it’s one of the PlayStation 4’s best-selling titles since God of War and Uncharted.
Part II continues Ellie and Joel’s journey in this dystopian nightmare where the mutated monsters now roam barren America. Praised for its impressive gameplay and breathtaking visuals, Naughty Dog isn’t holding back the talents of their team of developers… amidst the company’s labor issues.
The story may not appease longtime fans of the series, but the harrowing consequences of humanity’s flaws are something this game wants players to see. It receives a playscore of 8.82
5. DOOM Eternal
Id Software adds a new chapter to the galactic badass in his quest to eliminate the Demon threat. A franchise built around splitting open demonic heads, Doom Eternal is just the kind of game where you live the ultimate fantasy of being a demon slayer without the cheesy dialogue and cute anime waifus.
The forces of evil are now taking over Planet Earth and it’s up to the legendary Doomguy to clean them up. While it is purely single player, this sequel continues to add more content to their multiplayer modes including Invasions. The only crime Eternal did was removing Deathmatch, but that’s beside the point… Eternal is still the DOOM game we all knew and loved and it’s still brutal as hell. A playscore of 8.87
Ranked Number 5 on our 25 Best PlayStation 4 Coop games. A game that almost took 3 decades to get a sequel.
Streets Of Rage 4 is a return to form from their classic side-scrolling adventures. Choose to play as Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, Flloyd or Cherry Hunter!
Combining the new and the old, this cult classic from SEGA continues the beloved beat ‘em up craze. It’s also not a Streets Of Rage title without the much-awaited coop mode. It’s even more fun to play this with friends! Take back the streets with up to 4 local co-op fun, OR go online with up to 2 players. A playscore of 8.92
Media Molecule’s ambitious new IP might pave the way for the future of user-generated gaming communities. LittleBigPlanet did just the same, but with a few limitations due to some technical stuff. In Dreams, players create their own levels with an almost limitless amount of support. This includes creating fully-fledged projects with their own set of mechanics, assets, sculptures, music, and art. It encourages the young and old to make their own levels, be it comical, absurd or thematic.
There is a single-player mode available for those who simply want to dive in and enjoy the game’s sense of wonder, but doing just that doesn’t give Dreams justice. It is a surreal playground that lives up to its name and it is a haven of passionate players with a knack for creativity. A playscore of 9.02
The most awaited JRPG that took 5 years in development. This grand remake rebuilds the iconic stories of Cloud Strife and friends as they stop an evil corporation from tearing their planet apart.
This Remake only covers the first few hours of the 1997 original, particularly the Midgar section… but don’t fret, this Part One of the Saga has tons of things in store for new and old fans of the series.
Battle Shinra goons with the game’s revamped real-time battle system. Cloud and his eco-terrorist buddies now look better with realistic visuals. Switch between three characters on the fly and let the battles begin. It receives a playscore of 9.16
The Phantom Thieves have stolen our hearts once again in their stylish return to the PlayStation 4. This definitive Persona 5 experience features a ton of new content even for those who played the original. Joker and his gang continue to reform society with anime swag.
In Royal, new music, characters, and a whole new Palace awaits the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. In addition to that, a variety of quality of life improvements make the game more accessible to fresh players.
It’s hailed as one of the best JRPGs in recent time and ATLUS’ crowning jewel. Sorry, SMT fans. It receives a playscore of 9.56
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Rebuilt from the ground up using CAPCOM’s powerful RE Engine, Jill Valentine goes face to face with the iconic Nemesis in Raccoon City. The game is short and the amount of cut content bummed RE fans, however, Jill and Claire’s characters are the game’s best feature. A playscore of 8.56
They say laughter is the best medicine. Creating your own Medical Facility comes with a price. This simulation game is not the kind you’d play if you’re looking for some true to life medical experience. Engage in fun and humorous treatment from patients in different walks of life. A playscore of 8.49
From Browser Game to Fighting Game on the Console. Versus improves the Granblue Fantasy experience with high-quality art, captivating sound design, and an ever-expanding game system. A playscore of 8.39
There’s no denying Horror Games and VR work well together. Fireproof Games expands their point and click puzzle games into VR territory with this tantalizing new chapter of their Room series. A playscore of 8.37
A full-fledged 3D remake of the 1995 JRPG classic. Harness the power of Mana and lead a ragtag group of hopeful characters in their quest to save the world from imminent doom. A playscore of 8.37