If you invested your hard-earned money in the powerful PS4 Pro you’re probably keen to pack it out with a games library worthy of such muscle.
There are plenty of new games on the horizon but, if you’re strapped for cash, it’s always worth considering taking advantage of the PS4’s vast back catalogue of die-hard classics – and a fair few gems you might have missed.
We’ve set ourselves a limit of just £20 per game and found 11 titles to keep you gaming without breaking the bank. Perfect pocket money fodder.
Note: prices correct at time of writing. They’re likely to fluctuate, but we’ve chosen games that we expect to remain under £20 even if they shift up or down a bit.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (£16)
The fourth and final Nathan Drake adventure was a teary affair as PlayStation’s beloved Indiana Jones-wannabe hung up his boots for good in Uncharted 4. Fortunately, though, Drake’s swan song wasn’t the last of PlayStation’s treasure-hunting series, as heroines Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross picked up the torch for a spin-off sequel.
While shorter in length than previous Uncharted games, Lost Legacy still maintains that high Naughty Dog quality, with action sequences and storytelling that are as fantastic as anything you’ll find in a summer blockbuster.
Titanfall 2 (£12)
Forget about tediously camping in one spot on Call of Duty. Titanfall 2 lets you pilot giant mech suits for Michael Bay-style action. And when you’re ejected from your machine, you’ll still be able to join in on the bombastic warzone in style, with amazing abilities ranging from wall running to turning invisible.
It’s not just the multiplayer that’s a treat either. The 6-hour campaign is a supremely good joyride with a surprisingly heartfelt story. An FPS with emotions? What a time to be alive.
[Written by Luis Granados]
Fallout 4 (£9)
So, you didn’t want to pay good money to suffer from severe radiation poisoning the first time around? We don’t blame you – but for this price you’d be a right Radroach not to.
Fallout 4 offers a smart step forward for open-world gaming and, alongside the shiny new graphics, it makes leaps and bounds ahead in terms of gameplay.
This Fallout, set in the tranquil nuclear wasteland of Boston, wants to give the player even greater freedom of choice. With a new crafting system, you can create your own settlements, form a community of NPCs, build and upgrade weapons, attachments and – check this – your own power armor. Flaming stripes and a jetpack are recommended for those epic Deathclaw showdowns.
How do you scare Hell’s most devilish monsters? You send them Doomguy.
DOOM is given the beautiful HD treatment in this PS4 edition, which is scary, because Hell looks amazing. We didn’t think the never-ending pit of despair populated by wrong-doers and sinners would become one of our favourite places to be in, but here we are. The gameplay is slick, fast and gory as, err, hell. If you’re afraid of guts landing on every visible surface then we recommend that you start liking it, because DOOM is too good to miss.
With a kick-ass soundtrack pumping you through the horrific and endless waves of monstrosities, you’ll find yourself deeply engrossed with the 15-hour campaign.
Mortal Kombat XL (£14)
Released with all DLC packs and updates, Mortal Kombat XL is the most brutal package you can get your hands on. Classic fighters such as agile, acrobatic Tanya, rock-dude Tremor and repulsive-yet-charming Bo’Rai Cho make a beautiful high-res return.
Also joining the 33-strong roster are Horror film icons Alien, Predator, Leatherface and Jason from Friday the 13th. Each character offers a unique and fully-fledged fighting style, accompanied by extremely violent Fatalities and new Brutalities. Most characters have up to three variations of fighting moves, multiplying the ways in which you can annihilate your friends (or foes…).
Lara Croft GO (£8)
Too busy to sit down and play through Square Enix’s thrilling Rise of the Tomb Raider? No worries: take Miss Croft with you on your travels. First there was Hitman GO, a simple-looking game for mobile, which then made its way to console, challenging players to complete puzzles using slick turn-based gameplay.
Then there was Lara Croft GO, a similar reimagining of a renowned franchise for mobile. Moving from handheld to consoles has given GO the big screen, higher resolution treatment. Adventuring into ancient civilizations is way more fun in 1080p, trust us.
With more than 100 puzzles and 7 chapters to keep you entertained inbetween your Netflix binges, Lara Croft GO is the perfect petite companion for your PS4.
If you fancy something more mysterious, haunting but undeniably beautiful, Inside is the dystopian puzzle-platformer for you. From the same people who brought you Limbo comes an equally traumatising experience.
Playdead Studios has managed to create a fresh story without losing any of the charms that made their first game so great. The art style is more dynamic this time round, adding a single drop of red and yellow to the colour palette – it’s dramatically stark but also aids navigation throughout the game.
Puzzles will challenge you to maneuver through creepy lavatories and underwater caverns, but also pit you against a range of enemies who seek to harm you. Even though you’re a little boy with an innocent red t- shirt on, there’s no shortage of creatures and entities that want to kill you.
Batman: Arkham Knight (£14)
We’ve all practiced our best “I’m the Batman” impression with our most gravelly, 40-a-day smoker’s voice – but why not save yourself some pennies on throat lozenges and pick up this bargain instead?
Arkham Knight is the final piece of Rocksteady Studios’ gritty Batman story – and it doesn’t disappoint. Following straight from Arkham City‘s storyline the threat to Gotham is greater than ever. With the Scarecrow and Arkham Knight taking positions as top baddies, there are also dozens of Batman foes wreaking havoc. Two-Face, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Riddler, Killer Croc: the list goes on and on.
With a game star-studded with notorious villains, a great story and improved gameplay mechanics, Arkham Knight is a worthy successor and finale to the series.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (£16)
Centered on two main protagonists, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate tells the dramatic story of the Frye twins. First up we have Evie, who has a more traditional stealth-focused play-style. She is the calm and collective one, thinking tactically before making a move on the next target. And then there’s Jacob. Jacob Frye is brash and loud, though undeniably fun to play. He’s the type of guy you’d share witty banter with over a pint at your local.
Throw in new gadgets for swifter navigation, such as the rope launcher, which turns your sneaky assassin into a Victorian-Age Batman of sorts, and you’ve got a recipe for entertainment.
Dishonored 2 (£12)
If being a free-running assassin wasn’t already enough, Dishonored 2 gives you a slew of supernatural abilities to dispatch your victims however you please, whether that means possessing a rat to sneak into a building or igniting all sorts of explosives in a cut-throat rampage.
Who you kill and who you keep alive is up to you, but each choice will affect the outcome of the story and the world around you, so choose carefully. But as fun as it is to slice your way through corrupted politicians, it’s the steampunk aesthetics and incredibly creative level designs that really makes Dishonored 2 a must play.
The Last of Us Remastered (£16)
Think you know zombies? The Last of Us begs to differ, introducing – among others – the clicker. These blind, fungus-infected humans respond only to sound, and if they hear you they’re likely to tear your throat out.
But this isn’t really a game about zombies. It’s a game about humanity in the face of utter devastation. You take the role of Joel, a smuggler who finds himself taking 14-year-old Ellie on a perilous journey across the US.
While the story is a masterpiece alone, the gameplay is just as engaging. It’s a survival game at heart, as you must search for supplies to craft weapons and health packs. You spend a lot of time rummaging through deserted houses for supplies, but you’re always at the edge of your seat in case you run into a group of survivors or one of those bloodcurdling clickers.