The original Titanfall didn't end up on PS4, but don't worry – you can pick right up with Titanfall 2 and not feel like you're out of the loop. That's especially helpful, too, since Titanfall 2 offers up a sizable improvement over the first entry.
As ever, this is a first-person military shooter in which you'll sometimes hop into a towering juggernaut of a mech suit, which yes, livens things up dramatically. Titanfall 2 delivers a really sharp and refined single-player campaign now, but it's the raucous multiplayer action that'll keep you coming back.
Grand Theft Auto V
"But I've already played Grand Theft Auto V!" you say. To which we reply: there's so much new content in this exhaustive update that it's practically a new game.
Never mind the graphical overhaul – which leaves the mean streets of Los Santos looking better than they ever have – or the new weapons and missions and vehicles. The real change for the PS4 is the all-new first-person mode, which gives you a whole new perspective on Grand Theft Auto, turning it into an FPS to rival the likes of Far Cry.
Ratchet & Clank
A PS4 reimagining of a 14-year-old PS2 game that was already remastered on PS3 – yawn, right? You'd think so, but this is Ratchet & Clank, and Insomniac games certainly didn't snooze on the job.
The platform-action classic has been overhauled nearly top to bottom to feel like a totally modern game, but still packing in oodles of personality and fantastic weapons. Plus, it's easily one of the most stunning games ever to hit the PlayStation 4.
Continuing the tough-as-nails legacy of the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne is one of our absolute favourite PS4 exclusives to date. Sure, it's extremely challenging, but that level of difficulty manages to pull you in rather than pushing you away, getting you deeply involved in its brutal action.
You'll need tenacity as much as skill to get very far in this extensive fantasy quest, but if you have a high tolerance for frustration, it will be rewarded with intense satisfaction. Of course, you could instead opt for the equally essential Dark Souls III, but Bloodborne's PS4-only status gets it the nod from us for this list.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
We spend a lot of time in games dealing out death – as seen on this list! – but rarely any time at all ruminating about it. Or life, for that matter. So Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is an anomaly in more ways than one.
See, everyone but you has suddenly vanished, and you'll wander a sleepy English village reliving their memories as you try to piece together what happened. It's minimally interactive, but massively compelling.