Top 25 FREE PlayStation 4 Games of All Time

May 29, 2019

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25. Hawken

It might be gone from the PC, but this free to play title is thankfully still serving Mech shooting action on the PlayStation 4. Playing like a blend of Overwatch and Titanfall, take part in team-based PvP competition in any one of their hulking mechs. Size doesn't matter in this game, promising fast-paced action whatever type you choose. As a free to play title, you may encounter some microtransactions along the way as you choose the perfect mech to bring to the dystopian battlefield. It has a playscore of 7.35.

24. Trove

World of Minecraft, amirite? Kidding aside, Trove is a popular choice these days for bringing together voxel survival adventures together with classic MMORPG tropes. Play according to your chosen roles and fantasies and go on various quests around the vast, blocky universe. It's a world that's brimming with excitement--at least in short bursts. Criticized for being a little repetitive, it's still a fun free-to-play MMO you can enjoy with friends. A playscore of 7.39.

23. H1Z1: Battle Royale

Bluehole might've already brought PUBG to the PS4, but there's nothing quite like having the original on your console. More importantly though, let's be honest, it's free-to-play. A standalone entry from the H1Z1 experience, this Battle Royale game sticks true not just to the classic King of the Hill formula, but also to the look and feel that everyone fell in love with. If you're sick of fumbling to form a new fort, H1Z1's BR formula is a nice return to the vanilla experience. It has a playscore of 7.54.

22. Defiance 2050

Calling this a remaster of Trion World's 2013 MMO might be accurate; it's also a little generous. Offering a modern friendly experience compared to the original, with a few tweaks to gameplay and a fancy coat of paint, Defiance 2050 appeals to players with a love for open world environments, co-op missions, and emergent gameplay. It has a playscore of 7.54.

21. Crossout

Targem Games’ MMO Action game takes you on a Mad Max-like experience with explosions and vehicular mayhem. Dominate the post-apocalyptic landscape with your own heavily customized armored masterpiece and tear your enemies to shreds. And of course, the vehicular action isn't complete with their straightforward but intense PvP battles. Giving players plenty of choices for weapons and hardware in those classic microtransactions, it's always fun and satisfying to build a monster out of scratch. It has a playscore of 7.54.

20.Star Trek Online

All good things come to an end. Not Star Trek though. Still going strong decades after it pilot episode, this generation's Trekkies are lucky to be in the same period as Cryptic studios MMORPG. Putting players in the august Captain's chair, venture through the final frontier and discover infinite beauties of the universe's infinite combinations. It even features characters of the Star Trek movies and series from then until now. Free as it is, you might have to shell out some points to get some of your favorite ships and races. It has a score of 7.57.

19. TERA

A title that could rival the giants of the MMO genre. First released on the PC in 2012, TERA's vast and detailed open world has continued to impress players far and wide in their much recent move to the consoles. Although it is understandably showing some age-related wrinkles like their repetitive grinding, it is a faithful port of the action combat MMORPG it was on the PC--albeit one year behind. The Big Ass Monsters aren't as big and scary anymore but ripping them to shreds is as addictive as ever. It has a playscore of 7.61.

18. Dreadnought

Travelling around the galaxy is one thing, but designing your own ship is another thing when it comes to YAGER’s tactical, team-based space warfare. As an outlaw captain, fulfill your rewards as you take down enemy ships, travel to new battlefields and befriend other players. Being at the helm of a gigantic spaceship in their cinematic cosmos is already delight on its own, but the strategy that each fight entails definitely adds to it. Purchase your own fleet of ships, and open your horizons with each upgrade. It has a score of 7.66.

17. Dark Eclipse

As any ordinary MOBA, take control of three leaders and use their skills to take down enemy structures on the battlefield of Oldus. What makes this game special though is its use of virtual reality. Perfectly optimized for the platform, Dark Eclipse may be first of the successful VR MOBAs. Aside from its unique medium, it has garnered praise from MOBA and RTS fans for its attention to detail and continuous updates. A sleeper hit, it has a playscore of 7.67.

16. Let It Die

These days we all have that hunger pang for death and all its gorey beauty. Grasshopper Manufacture's free to play hack and slash certainly does the trick. Enter the mysterious Tower of Barbs and partake in the ultraviolence that awaits you in over 40 floors of tireless combat. While it feels a little old school in some, Let It Die is an enjoyable mishmash of Mortal Kombat gnarliness and Souls-like combat. Dying in those higher levels might be a little painful for your wallet in though. It has a playscore of 7.68.

15. DC Universe Online

Fulfill all your childhood dreams, and put yourself in the shoes of the universe's greatest including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and so much more! Side with good, or evil as you customize your hero from top to bottom. Choose your own personality, movement, weapons, powers, and your faction. Become the hero or the villain and side with your like-minded companions to vanquish evil or dominate the world. The playerbase is still strong, and its latest batch of updates continues to make the game better. It’s even coming out to the Nintendo Switch sometime soon. It has a playscore of 7.77.

14. Warframe

Space Ninjas. There’s a certain charm to Digital Extreme’s sci-fi MMO, and for 6 years they’ve evolved into a riveting free-to-play co-op third-person shooter in every update. Be part of the Tenno, a race of ancient warriors with badass ninja powers and supernatural badassery. It’s a PvE game at most, players are dropped in massive planets fighting various enemies with the help of their friends or alone. Pick from its unique arsenal of Warframes and grind your heart out to upgrade it to its optimal degree. There’s a reason this game managed to survive in an ever evolving gaming industry, and that’s a good thing.

Its latest update, the Jovian Concords adds new content including a new Warframe called Wisp. It has a playscore of 7.78.

13. Neverwinter

Based on the legendary Dungeons and Dragons adventures. From the makers of Perfect World, comes a fantasy MMORPG set in the eponymous city of the Forgotten Realms. Play as one of many race types and classes, and take up your role as protector of a devastated land. Based on the deep lore of the Dungeons and Dragons universe, immerse yourself in its complex and layered narrative, topped with beautiful visuals and impressive voice acting. It has a playscore of 7.90.

12. Paladins

This hero-based first person shooter from Hi-Rez Studios is like Blizzard’s Overwatch, but has its own unique flair that makes it different. The game combines hero-shooter and deck-building into one great entry. Select from a wide list of heroes and customize their skills to your own choosing. Compete with players in 3 massive objective-based modes such as Onslaught, Siege, Team Deathmatch and its new Battle Royale mode, which acts like a standalone entry compared to its original Paladins version. It has a playscore of 7.94.

11. The Playroom VR

PlayStation 4's couch virtual reality game that showcases the console's Camera and Dualshock controller. Immerse yourself in various worlds, and feel SONY”s technological feats in its 3 built-in mini games you can play with your friends. Interact with thirty tiny robots; go back to the Eyepet days of the PS3, and take care of a cat-like robot, Asobi; or play Air Hockey. It also has 4 other DLCs that lets you make toys, play with an alien buddy, become a ninja, and work the stage. It has a playscore of 7.98.

10. A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix continues to milk their prize-winning cow with this unlikely take on the Final Fantasy XV experience. It takes place 30 years before Noctis and his boyband’s road trip. The fresh retro art style covers a completely new atmosphere for the title. Perform devastating and intense attacks in in in-depth battle system or summon magical creatures just like in every FF entry out there. Meet familiar and new characters as you uncover the unrevealed story that leads into the main game. It has a playscore of 7.99.

9. War Thunder

Rock and roll along with the super-powered vehicles of the greatest wars in history. War Thunder offers an encompassing battle experience. Conquer the battlefield from land, sea, and air. This game puts your in the driver seats of German warplanes, Soviet tanks, and the fleet of the Japanese Empire. It offers a lifelike experience of war in modes like realistic and simulator battles. Their newest update comes with even more reckless devastation, with new locations, game modes, and mechanics. Use your innate tactical wits, or just shoot and blow things up. A score of 8.03.

8. World Of Tanks

Focused on the joy of destruction, step into the battlefield as tanks from throughout the world's history. With millions of registered players, it's definitely as fun as their trailer suggests, and it's the kind of war game that doesn’t take war seriously. With different varieties of tanks, there's always one that'll fit your style. Tinker around with heavies or lights, Chinese or UK, fast or slow, and blow the others away. Literally. Not only does it have intricately curated tank choices, it’s also has addicting and testosterone-pumping action that feeds your hunger for explosions. A playscore of 8.07.

7. PlanetSide 2

Yes, the game is still active. A Guinness World Record holder for having the most players in one battlefield. Join an army of elite soldiers in an endless planetary battle. It's an MMO first person shooter done right, with massive area and large-scale battles. Choose a faction and fight alongside hundreds of allies in the march to victory. Despite its dwindling number of players, the devs remain true to their community and support them until the foreseeable future. Adding new weapons and other gameplay bonuses to the game. It has a playscore of 8.07.

6. Pinball FX3

Zen Studio's third installment of their signature pinball simulator. There's more paddle-pushing fun in store for you in this edition. Show your love for your favorite Universal Pictures franchises with a slew of new tables from the likes of ET, Back to the Future, and Jaws. Trade high scores with friends in the asynchronous competitive multiplayer or show your mettle in the game's various tournaments. It also marks the first backward compatible title, letting you bring out your FX2 purchases for no additional price. It receives a playscore of 8.08.

5. SMITE

The gods must be crazy in this other entry from Hi-Rez studios. This third-person MOBA game puts together very iconic hero and villain from ancient Myths and Legends in a battle for divine supremacy. Its ever growing Pantheon consists of characters like Thor, Medusa, Nyx and so much more. It's a perfect FREE title that offers enough content especially with its diverse game modes where your skills are always tested. Its recent update adds the Egyptian icons Set and Horus to the fray. It has a playscore of 8.20.

4. The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit

Everyone wants a good story, and this FREE game from DONTNOD takes us to the beginning of their new Life is Strange title. Captain Spirit is a prequel to Life is Strange 2. Step into the shoes of a young boy named Chris as he uses his personality to relieve boredom. Interact with your surrounding and weave through its choice-driven narrative. Make tough decisions and decide the future of your Life is Strange 2 data once you get to play it. It makes good use of indie music, fantastic dialogue, and art. It has a playscore of 8.27.

3. Fortnite: Battle Royale

The king of the Battle Royale craze. Epic’s universally acclaimed third-person survival shooter is a pop-culture phenomenon. Creating a new wave of era for the gaming community. Like most BRs, drop from a plane, pick up weapons and be the last one standing. Its strategic BUILDING gameplay separates Fortnite from the other BR titles. Use the environment to your advantage to achieve that epic Victory Royale! Since its release, the game has received numerous updates and to this day, it’s not stopping. It has a playscore of 8.40.

2. Apex Legends

EA’s unexpected Battle Royale game has been taking over the charts in the past few months. A spin-off of Respawn’s critically acclaimed Titanfall series, this first-person shooter takes you to a massive arena where you and two other friends team up to become the last Champion standing. Select from a unique roster of characters and use their distinct hero abilities to turn the tide of battle. As a Games-as-a-Service, it continuously gets updates including upcoming heroes, new weapons and Battle Passes in every major season. It has a playscore of 8.51.

1. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone

Miku fans are a whole kind of community. SEGA’s gift to the Miku lovers out there comes in the form of this adorable rhythm game. This Vocaloid princess is once again stealing your hearts; charming you with her graceful dance moves and serenading you with her synthetic voice. Although it’s not entire FREE, this version offers enough music to finally convince you to purchase the entire music packs, especially its two Expansion Packs: Future Sound and Colorful Tone. It receives a playscore of 8.85.

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