Not only does the PlayStation 4 have a hearty selection of AAA third-party games, but it also has a more consistently appealing selection of indie experiences – as well as some really spectacular releases from Sony's own studios.
Just grabbed either PS4 model, or simply looking to refresh your own library? You're in luck: here are our picks for the 25 best PS4 games available today, including the latest and greatest releases alongside some of the earliest gems still worth savouring.
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God of War
Worried that the rage-fueled, hack-and-slash action of God of War would be left back in a different era? Worry not: with the simply-titled God of War, Sony has found a way to update the old formula without losing what made it so appealing in the past. And it's simply brilliant.
God of War sees Kratos on another epic adventure, but instead of singlehandedly ravaging foes, he'll quest alongside his young son. That adds a new kind of dynamic to the action, as does the Norse-flavoured world, but there's still plenty of jaw-dropping, axe-swing action in the mix. Like Horizon: Zero Dawn, it's the kind of meaty, memorable exclusive worth buying a PS4 for.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Guerilla may have been known for the Killzone shooters before, but now they'll be forever regarded as the brilliant team behind Horizon: Zero Dawn. This vast, open-world adventure – and PS4 exclusive – feels a bit like a mash-up of influences, ranging from Far Cry to Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3, yet the end result is absolutely marvelous.
You take control of Aloy, a tribal hunter in a future ruled by metal beasts, and you'll use her enviable skills to explore the stunning wasteland and battle those mechanical monsters. It's action-packed, nicely diverse in terms of objectives, and even has a captivating tale along the way.
Far Cry 5
Ubisoft's open-world series is all about wild settings and dealing with even wilder inhabitants, and Far Cry 5 excels with both: it's set in a fictionalised Montana in the United States, and it's filled with religious extremists and other rural nutjobs.
Hope Country is a joy to explore as you complete story missions to try and take out the cult that's controlling the land, or you can just busy yourself with side quests, wild animals, and other shenanigans. Previous PS4 entry Far Cry 4 is also a delight with its Himalayan-inspired terrain, but Far Cry 5 packs more of a punch today.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Nathan Drake and his explosive exploits have become synonymous with PlayStation gaming over the last several years, and the long-awaited Uncharted 4: A Thief's End sends the adventurer out on a staggeringly high note.
As ever, the latest Uncharted dazzles with incredibly tense set pieces and stunning locations, but Drake's proper PS4 debut takes everything up a notch and adds in palpable emotion as the hero's quest finally draws to a close. If you somehow haven't played any of this amazing series, The Nathan Drake Collection can get you caught up right on your PS4. And when you finish Uncharted 4, be sure to hit the newer spinoff Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, as well.
Monster Hunter World
Capcom's Monster Hunter always thrived in Japan, but found few takers elsewhere – maybe it was too hardcore, or just not enticing enough. But Monster Hunter World marks a new era for the franchise, and with its overhaul, millions around the globe are singing its praises.
As well they should: Monster Hunter World keeps the alluring premise of co-op battling against enormous, curious beasts of all kinds, but now it's a lot easier to understand and get into, it has a strong story mode, and the visual update is tremendous. It's the kind of game you can easily get lost in for dozens of hours… just be sure to keep your hilariously oversized blade at the ready.