- Nov 30, 2015
Want to know what to get for your PlayStation 4? Start with these, the best games you can buy!
1. Horizon Zero Dawn
If you own a PlayStation 4 and haven't considered playing Horizon Zero Dawn, you're just plain wrong. This is the best PlayStation 4 game of 2017 by a wide margin, especially if you're into large open worlds and smashing brutal killer robots into pieces.
This game puts you in the skin of Aloy, an outcast from birth who fights her way into the hearts and minds of the entire world by uncovering the truth of how humanity got where it is in this post-apocalyptic nightmare.
Best of all, there's a massive DLC for this game headed your way very soon!
2. The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 is one of the most acclaimed games ever made, taking place in a huge open-world densely packed with incentives to explore, secrets to uncover and stories to unravel. It's as action-packed as they come, interweaved with a darkly mature plot, choice and consequences, and a virtual world teeming with life.
The game has been continuously updated and refined since its launch, adding new features for free in addition to large expansions that heap value on top of its solid foundation. The Witcher 3 is completely unmissable.
3. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
It's impossible to talk PS4 games and not recommend Uncharted as a must buy. A Thief's End is the first outing for infamous adventurer, Nathan Drake, on the current generation console and takes place three years along from the end of Uncharted 3.
Drake has given up the life of old, but gets dragged back into action when his brother come's calling. Uncharted has never looked or played better than it does in a Thief's End and it cements the series' legacy as one of the best you can play on any platform.
Blizzard's first FPS game has literally taken the world by storm, and for good reason. There's no single player campaign, which is perhaps all some might be able to criticize it for. But your average shooter this is not.
Overwatch has a big variety in its characters with different abilities and weapons for each one of them. The gameplay is objective based and just getting the most kills is no longer good enough. Throw in a unique look and some terrifically designed maps and Overwatch is one that will have you coming back for much, much more.
5: Battlefield 1
In a world of futuristic sci-fi shooters, DICE and EA went back in time to World War 1 for the latest Battlefield game. Battlefield 1 is about as far from the likes of Call of Duty as you'll find, and it's all the better for it.
It looks gorgeous, or as gorgeous as the muddy fields of Northern Europe could look, and the campaign is something that just has to be played. It's an emotional rollercoaster packed with historical gunplay, tanks and more besides. The multiplayer is ambitious, and has support for 64 players at once on a gigantic map.
DOOM is a reboot of the classic series developed by id Software. After many delays, DOOM emerged from the depths of development hell and took everybody by surprise, delivering the possibly greatest shooter campaign of this generation so far.
Unashamedly violent and gory, DOOM riffs on the classic, fast-paced formula, atop some modern flare, a nightmarish art direction, and a fist-poundingly awesome soundtrack. DOOM has a sense of purity often lost in modern shooters.
7: Rise of the Tomb Raider
PlayStation fans had to wait a whole year to get their hands on Lara Croft's latest adventure and it comes in the form of the 20-year celebration pack that also includes a free PlayStation VR experience to boot. It sees Lara get back to her roots; raiding tombs, heading first to the freezing wilderness of Siberia.
It looks fantastic and feels just like the Tomb Raiders of old, which is in no way a bad thing. Lara may have grown up and got a little darker in places, but Rise of the Tomb Raider is one for fans and newcomers alike.
8. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is the latest installment in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG series, and is one of the finest open-world games around. This time Fallout heads to Boston and Vault 111, the hole in the ground from which you emerge in a future destroyed by nuclear weapons.
With its rich RPG systems, improved shooting mechanics, deep settlement construction engine and console-exclusive Xbox One mods, you'll struggle to see everything Fallout 4 has to offer.
INSIDE is among the most critically acclaimed games of 2016 for its meticulously polished gameplay, ravenously dark plot and fiendish puzzles that are just as likely to warp your mind as the game's shocking ending.
INSIDE is from the creators of LIMBO, and is every bit as haunting. It's not expensive and it's one everyone should experience.
10. NieR: Automata
Nobody will blame you for accidentally sleeping on a game with a name like this, but now that you know better it needs to be a part of your collection ASAP. NieR: Automata is a beautiful, dark hack and slash with heaps of futuristic tech and no shortage of epic scale.
It's the kind of game you play with the lights down low and the speakers up high, because the action is nonstop and the balance of bright colors against the dark backgrounds of this game are brutally intense.
If you're looking for the very best games you can find for PlayStation VR, then head on over and
Update, September 2017: We've updated this article to bring you the latest and greatest from the PlayStation library!