Whatoplay presents the Top 25 PS4 Exclusives of All Time. All arranged by playscore. To check out our full list, visit our page on all Best PS4 Exclusives Games.
25. Knack 2
One of the earliest PlayStation 4 exclusives, Knack 2 is…according to the internet, a meme game. We’re not saying it’s not good, it’s actually kinda fun. It’s a casual platforming experience that’s made a huge improvement since its first title, all thanks to the PlayStation 4 hardware. A playscore of 7.89.
Any PlayStation owner would know what Gran Turismo is. The prized racing game of Sony and Forza’s archnemesis, Gran Turismo is pumping out even more titles, and it even has the eighth major entry coming out next year. Gran Turismo Sport receives a playscore of 7.98.
23. Concrete Genie
A PlayStation 4 exclusive that transforms your controllers into a magical paintbrush. Not literally. Concrete Genie’s colorless world is yours to paint. Befriend adorable ink genies and bring life to this gloomy town using the power of art and friendship. It receives a playscore of 8.
With HouseMarque’s Returnal coming to the PS5 this month, let’s take a look back at one of their stylish titles. Matterfall feels like a mishmash of Metroid and Resogun. Navigating around its pulsating levels feels badass. A playscore of 8.03.
Rising from its grave is Sony’s Remake of the 1995 action-hack and slash title from their PS One era. It’s packed to the grim with goofy humor reminiscent of the good ol’ days of gaming. Its unique Halloween-inspired levels feel similar to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s charming and fun with a playscore of 8.10.
More of a tech demo than an actual game. This is Sony and Marvel’s way to lure players into buying their fabled PSVR. Soaring to the skies and blasting enemies using your Repulsor Beams is enjoyable if you’re not easily disoriented by VR controls. With a playscore of 8.14, Iron Man VR truly makes you feel like you’re Iron Man, except, (you know) not dead.
If you’re familiar with its anime counterpart, you know that this is going to be wild. Lost Paradise transforms this 80s anime into a full-fledged beat ‘em up videogame. Explore this post-apocalyptic earth with nothing but swag. Any foe trying to square up your character will wish they were already dead. A playscore of 8.19.
18. Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars’ confusing mix of genres was a weird surprise for PlayStation 4 owners. For starters, anyone who loves its steampunk anime aesthetic will enjoy its action-RPG elements. Anyone who also likes dating sims will find something worth doing here, especially with its charming set of characters told in visual novel format. This receives a playscore of 8.27.
17. Driveclub Bikes
Another pioneer on the PS4’s long list of exclusives. Driveclub Bikes was the first of Sony’s racing titles that pushed the limits of the consoles, flexing its impressive lighting and visuals. Compared to other motorcycle games on the market, DriveClub may show its age, but it’s a solid entry and opened up PS4’s success. A playscore of 8.29.
The team behind LittleBigPlanet cooked up an enhanced version of the 2013 PSVita title. It’s perfect to play with your little siblings or anyone who simply wants to enjoy its paper-crafted world. It’s a PS4 exclusive that makes good use of its DualShock 4 controller, notably its touch and motion controls. A playscore of 8.42.
Another project from HouseMarque. If you’re already familiar with their works, you know that most of their titles are built for pure mindless twin-stick shooting enjoyment. Assemble your team of badasses and stop an alien horde from taking over the planet. A playscore of 8.42.
Teaming up with a giant half-bird, half-mammal creature is something only Sony can do. Built under the same style and themes from Shadow Of The Colossus and ICO, The Last Guardian’s poignant story about this duo might tug a few heartstrings. Sure, it was delayed to almost oblivion, but at least it finally came out to the PS4 as an Exclusive… after 9 years of development. A playscore of 8.52.
13. MLB: The Show 17
You like baseball? Then at this point you’d know about this Major League Baseball game from Sony. There are multiple titles of this game since it came out in 2006, but only this one got the highest among its PS4 exclusives. Don’t worry about skipping these numbered titles, you’re not missing out on anything. It’s still baseball. A playscore of 8.55.
Before SuckerPunch gave us Ghost of Tsushima, there was the InFamous series. It’s a strong system seller for the PlayStation 4 way back 2014. Second Son is all about that power fantasy. Collecting multiple powers and abilities transform our lowly protagonist into a living weapon. Uncle Ben definitely has something to say about this. A playscore of 8.59.
11. Until Dawn
Until Dawn was among the first titles that showed us how gaming can evolve their storytelling in a cinematic format. It’s a horror game with big budget actors involved. Players were delighted to find out that they can make decisions that impact their character’s fate… unlike in horror movies where everyone acts like they have a single brain cell. A playscore of 8.60.
10. Gravity Rush 2
What started out as a PlayStation Vita gem is now getting its sequel for the PlayStation 4 as an exclusive. Gravity Rush 2 is gorgeous. Navigating around its surreal landscapes by manipulating time and space is somehow therapeutic. It receives a playscore of 8.70.
Sony pushes community-driven content even further with this ever-expanding game creator from the makers of TheLittleBigPlanet. Dreams is a hotbed of creativity and imagination. Hundreds of creators flaunt their game-dev skills, some impressive, while others are.. well… It receives a playscore of 8.81.
This dynamic duo jumps from one Sony system to another. With their PS5 sequel coming out soon, Ratchet & Clank’s adventure in the PlayStation 4 breathed new life to the series’ science fiction hijinks. With more planets to explore, both Ratchet and Clank will have new tools at their disposal. A playscore of 8.81.
Vanillaware’s latest opus is a story-driven RTS game where we control thirteen different protagonists that lead to a larger narrative. It’s part mecha-anime, part side-scrolling adventure. The tactical combat might seem intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, it opens up new doors to its overarching story. A playscore of 8.86.
Naughty Dog’s latest signalled the PS4’s final days as Sony’s flagship console. Controversial as it may be, it presented a mature story that fleshes out the series’ standout characters, especially Ellie. Gameplay is brutal, yet satisfying. Underneath its layers of impressive details is an effective story about humanity’s flaws in a broken world. A playscore of 8.98.
Going to toe to toe with The Last Of Us 2 as the PlayStation 4’s swan song for triple A exclusives. Tsushima’s fluid combat complements the game’s beautiful oriental landscapes, war-torn and not. Suckerpunch did a great job giving players the full Ninja experience. A playscore of 9.11.
FromSoftware is really taking the word ‘Exclusive’ seriously. Bloodborne’s eldritch themes and reverberating soundtrack still haunt players to this day. It’s collection of memorable bosses and fascinating lore makes us wish it’s coming out to other consoles in 60 frames per second. But we know it’s never gonna happen. A playscore of 9.17.
Nathan Drake’s final Uncharted game not only went out with a bang, but concluded his character from a thief with a deadly murder-spree to a family-man. A Thief’s End pushed the Uncharted series even further with insane set-pieces and highly detailed environments. We can’t wait to see Tom Holland portray him in the upcoming movie. A playscore of 9.38.
2. God Of War
The PlayStation 4 was the perfect console to showcase Kratos’ transformation from a rampaging demigod to an incompetent (?) dad. More of a soft reboot than a sequel, God of War’s Nordic realms is far from its previous title’s Greek influence. There are even bigger threats to face here, including Dragons, giant Snakes and even Thor himself. A playscore of 9.53.
Once again, The Phantom Thieves retains their crown. Unless we get a PC port soon, it will remain at the top for a while. Royal is the definitive way to experience Persona 5, so forget about that vanilla version and play this instead. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on their latest red-headed waifu. A playscore of 9.58.