What were the top 20 PlayStation games over the past decade? We tell you!
Make a list of best games it is always a challenge, as we have to take into account how successful it was, its technical quality and its diversity, the latter being a subjective value.
So if you have a Playstation 4 and wants to stay on top of the best games released for the platform, both the PS3 how much PS4We did the heavy lifting and you can check the list below. Also, be sure to check out the best-selling games as well.
The Last of Us Remastered (2014 – PS4)
Known as one of the best (perhaps the best) PlayStation 3 games, for this list came the The Last of Us Remastered just for picking up a classic, but putting it with slightly improved graphics on the PlayStation 4.
Being a very cinematic experience, the game is undoubtedly well done in all points, even having scenes that can draw many tears from the players. For that reason, the The Last of Us 2 one of the most anticipated games on the PlayStation 4 as well.
Shadow of the Colossus (2018 – PS4)
Originally released for the PlayStation 2, the Shadow of the Colossus one of the games considered “work of art”, leading many to question whether video games could also be considered artistic expressions.
Precisely for this reason, its relaunch to the PlayStation 4 in 2018 caused a great stir. The game puts the player in an open world with 16 colossi, gigantic creatures that are the only enemies of the game. All battles, without exception, are memorable.
With graphic excellence, a very different experience when compared to other games, strong emotional power and unique interactivity, this is undoubtedly one of the best games on PlayStation. It is worth mentioning that the soundtrack is also excellent.
God of War (2018 – PS4)
Being both a reboot and a continuation, the God of War 2018 shows us the protagonist Kratos much older and with the presence of his son Atreus. This time, Greek mythology “leaves the scene” and Nordic mythology takes its place, something fair, considering the events of God of War 3.
It maintains all the elements that were successful in the previous ones, such as very violent combat, riddles, platform sessions and others. However, the game has a more mature "tone", and at various times Kratos' violent nature seems to be somewhat reduced due to the presence of his son as well.
In addition, some new features in the gameplay, such as the camera behind the character, add a “freshness” to the gameplay. God of War It is an excellent example of how to update a formula by making significant changes, but still having the essence that makes God of War loved by players. A “clear shot”, both for new players and older players.
Marvels Spider Man (2018 – PS4)
Considered by a large part of the public as “the best Spiderman game ever produced”, Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 an open world game developed by Insomniac Games, which successfully captures the hero’s universe.
Although it does not bring innovations to the open world genre, it brings everything that is successful within this segment, showing a very competent work from the developers who tried to deliver an excellent experience to the players.
The game was praised worldwide for its gameplay, graphics and history. Anyone who likes Spiderman or likes open world games should definitely try it out.
Horizon Zero Dawn (2017 – PS4)
Considered by many as the Zelda Breath of the Wild PlayStation 4 (or vice versa), the Horizon Zero Dawn another open world game, but putting you in an apocalyptic future.
It is noteworthy that nothing in the game seems superficial, with a dense history, but at the same time it is easy to understand; a very rich aesthetic; challenging combats, but fair to the player; and even the dubbing of the game is very professional.
Reaching nearly 8 million copies sold, this has become one of the most commercially successful games on the PlayStation 4 and will most likely yield a franchise in the future.
Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End (2016 – PS4)
Being the last chapter in Nathan Drake’s story, Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End another game that doesn’t innovate, but takes all the elements that were successful throughout the Uncharted games and improves where it matters.
Everything in the grand game, from the graphics that are unquestionably beautiful, construction of the characters, and of course, engaging story, with an outcome of those that “open the mouth” of any player. It is noteworthy that the plot manages to stand out within the Uncharted series itself, which is already known for being one of the best in this segment.
Add to that the excellent fluidity, with the action, puzzles and history very well combined and we have one of the best games on PlayStation 4. Whoever wants to have a good experience, Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End is more than recommended.
It is worth mentioning that the game has sold over 15 million copies, making it the most commercially successful game on the PlayStation 4, apart from the numerous awards it has won.
Gravity Rush 2 (2017 – PS4)
Probably one of the most underrated games on the list, the Gravity Rush 2 it did not yield as much repercussion as the others in terms of public, despite receiving good grades from specialized channels.
Considered a great “leap” when compared to the first game released for PSVITa, the game has a simple premise, but the story is developing in such a way that it involves the player a lot. In addition, it has unique mechanics, a very imaginative world and an anime style very characteristic of Japanese productions.
It is a mixture of action with RPG elements and character evolution, being difficult to define it in a single category. Another highlight is the bosses, all very creative and with a high level of difficulty, but fair to the player.
For those who want a game less “mainstream”, but equally good to others on this list, it deserves to give the Gravity Rush 2.
Bloodborne (2015 – PS4)
The “Dark Souls” of the Victorian era, but full of its own identity, Bloodborne easily enter any list of best PlayStation games.
Even with some technical glitches and bugs that detract from the title of perfection, Bloodborne it has enough merits and presents several new features for Dark Souls gameplay, not just another generic game.
With many hours of content, countless missions, achievements, and being neat in practically all points, this one of those games in which we see that the production team was really doing it with love, and deserves to be checked.
According to the Geek channel, Bloodborne is the “Castlevania in 3D” that everyone has always wanted.
Journey (2012 – PS3 / PS4)
Classics from indie games, this game is another one of those difficult games to “translate into words”, as it conveys a very unique and different experience. In Journey you control a figure hooded by a vast desert, traveling towards a great mountain in the distance.
Even with an apparently simple premise, the game has an exceptional and quite innovative direction, in addition to its trajectory can make many cry. Not surprisingly, he received many awards and is considered by many to be the best game of the year.
Just by playing it to understand why it is so good, and we will not talk about it any more so as not to spoil it. Wanting a different and immersive experience, play it!
inFamous: Second Son (2014 – PS4)
Getting right into the life of the PlayStation 4, the inFAMOUS: Second Son the third title in the Infamous series is considered one of the best in the series. Quite “frentico”, it has as a differential the moral choices, which directly define how to be the story, taking into consideration whether you are more “good” or “bad”
Despite not being extremely innovative, being a typical action and adventure game, he is good enough to be on that list because he is able to catch the elements of the genre and bring a fun experience. It is worth mentioning that the great highlight is the graphics, which at the time of its launch (2014) was well above the average of its contemporaries.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016 – PS4)
Another of SEGA's many classics, the Yakuza series has always been a phenomenon on the Asian continent, but it took a while to have the same penetration in the West. Fortunately, the scenario has changed, and the “Sonic house” is bringing games to the side.
O Yakuza 6: The Song of Life It is a game of action and adventure that puts the player in the shoes of Kiryu Kazuma in yet another story involving the Japanese mob. However, the main highlight goes to Dragon Engine, which puts extraordinary visuals for the game and also for the whole “conclusion of the story” atmosphere.
God of War III Remastered (2015 – PS4)
Originally released for PlayStation 3, the remastered version of the God of War III for the Playstation 4 s it demonstrates how the game continues with beautiful visuals, even coming from a previous generation.
In this game we see Kratos seeking revenge against all Olympian gods. For many fans of the original trilogy, this is the best game in the series.
Persona 5 (2016 – PS3 / PS4)
And again SEGA enters the list, this time with the Persona 5. Developed by the subsidiary Atlus, this game is the most commercially successful of the series and is responsible for taking the franchise to a large audience, not only JRPG lovers.
Having a very distinct look when compared to the others on the list and very charismatic characters, those who like a good Japanese RPG game should try it out.
Death Stranding (2019 – PS4)
One of the most recent, the Death Stranding managed to reach both extremes during the previews: part of the audience was very excited to be a game by the legendary Hideo Kojima, the same as Metal Gear Solid and Snatcher, while others did not seem to be so interested because the trailers and previews showed a game apparently tedious.
The end result of an immersive game, with plenty of variety and a well-developed story. It is true that for Western gaming priests, the Death Stranding it can be quite slow and “slow to engage”, but those used to Japanese games, like JRPGs, most likely will enjoy this game. Another great work by Hideo Kojima.
GT Sport (2017 – PS4)
Probably the best racing game on the PlayStation 4, the GT Sport a game from the Gran Turismo series focused on online multiplayer mode. It is true that he has fewer cars and tracks when compared to some previous titles, and his initial release was not "one of the best", requiring several updates for him to come to shine as it should.
Also noteworthy is the "VR" mode, which puts the player in a virtual reality system so that you have an experience of driving a car from the inside. GT Sport a good evolution of the Gran Turismo series.
Street Fighter V (2016 – PS4)
During the launch, this was another title that was also not the best, with few characters and a very minimalist player mode, seeming to focus almost exclusively on multiplayer. In addition, the online performance, at the beginning, was also not the best, with many falls and instability
However, Street Fighter V another case in which the updates made it “shine” and practically all problems were being corrected. In addition, the mechanics themselves were considered to be one of the best in the series, with fluid, dynamic gameplay and with the whole “face” of a Street Fighter game. It manages to innovate and maintain the tradition in the right measure.
Ratchet & Clank (2016 – PS4)
O Ratchet & Clank of 2016 at the same time a remake and a reinterpretation of the game originally released for the PlayStation 2, connecting directly with the released film.
It is worth noting the bet on the platform genre at a time when these games were “at a low”, boiling down to a few small titles, or games like Sonic and Mario that remain with their releases every year.
Here, Insomniac Game did an excellent job again, and all the elements of a good game of the genre are here, with a lot of “run-and-jump”, destruction of enemies and overcoming obstacles.
The Last Guardian (2016 – PS4)
Developed by the same team as Shadow of the Colossus, the The Last Guardian it was in production for almost ten years and was called “spiritual successor” of the game mentioned.
Being well received, he has the same virtues as his older brother: excellent history and beautiful visuals, with charismatic characters and transmitting a good experience in general. It is worth mentioning that he was nominated for countless “games of the year” by the most different channels.
Persona 4: Golden (2012 – PSVita)
Undoubtedly Persona 5 is the most "mainstream" game in the Persona series, but we can say that the fourth episode was responsible for "paving" the success of the series. The “Golden” edition is a kind of Persona 4 “Turbinado”, with new characters, new scenes, new dubbing, music and mechanics revamped, transmitting a new experience, even if it remains the Persona 4.
With good characters, good gameplay and all the elements that make a good JRPG, this is another game that deserves to be on that list. Persona 4: Golden is another SEGA classic.
Detroit: Become Human (2018 – PS4)
Being another game that “repaginates” the old ones, point and click next to Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls (two other wonderful games), the Detroit: Become Human draws attention mainly by the narrative and the impressive graphics.
Questions like “meaning of life” and a lot of philosophy transmitted to the player in an organic way and not looking forced or even grimacing. He was nominated for The Game Awards 2018 in the categories best narrative and best direction.