Now with the arrival of PS5, many have already acquired it or at least are saving to buy it. However, there is still a lot of life on PlayStation 4 that, Jim Ryan himself, admitted that it may continue to receive support for a couple of years.
That’s why we remind you and list 10 completely exclusive PS4 titles that you should definitely play, you don’t have to buy the next gen to enjoy these gems. In addition, we activated the hard mode: we will not be able to mention games that are available on platforms other than Sony and we will not include any of the following: The Last of Us: Part II, Marvel’s Spider-Man (Miles Morales included), Ghost Of Tsushima, Bloodborne, God Of War, Final Fantasy VII: Remake.
Those games mentioned are Sony’s crown jewels and it is more than obvious that you have to play them, but the truth is that beyond these popular franchises there are dozens of exclusive PS4 games, find out what they are.
Ratchet & Clank
Insomniac Games reinvented the saga they created 20 years ago and in 2016 they offered one of the best exclusive adventures on PlayStation 4. We control Ratchet, a lombax in a futuristic world with sci-fi tints in the style of the Star Wars planets. In addition, we are accompanied by a small robot called Clank that can perform various help and support actions on this journey in the third person.
The gameplay is classic, shooter and platforms in 3D environments, it can last between 13 and 15 and it has an enviable technical section since the game looks genuinely great. It’s a technical feat almost as good as the film that accompanied its release, and which garnered much better reviews. Also, playing this game prepares you for Rift Apart, its sequel. It costs $ 19.
Shadow of the Colossus
There is not much to say about SotC that a person who has been in this industry for a long time does not know, it is one of the best PlayStation 2 games and in history by far. This remake was in charge of Bluepoint Games and has a brilliant technical section, the first installment already looked incredible, the first remaster for PS3 even better, but this remake leaves a new goal for many developers.
Shadow of the Colossus is a 3D adventure in which our protagonist must destroy 16 colossi to save a loved one. For that we must use our sword, a bow and Agro, the faithful horse. This is a cult game, so you have to play it, even if you’ve already passed the original. It costs 23 dollars.
Person 5 Royal
According to Metacritic, P5 Royal would be the best JRPG of the generation, the Atlus saga had been growing since the fourth installment and now everything that has the names “Person” or “Shin Megami Tensei” sells like hot cakes. Persona 5 is his best installment to date and there is not a fan of the genre who does not think this.
Persona 5 is a turn-based RPG, but also a life and dating simulator in which we enjoy a very shounen fantasy series from Jump Magazine. The aesthetics and art design stand out a lot, as does his music that plays several unusual genres in the medium such as jazz. The Royal version includes a new character and dozens of hours of unreleased content, it is the most recommended edition. It costs $ 71.
The Last of Us: Remastered
We said we wouldn’t mention The Last of Us II on the list because it was too obvious, but we didn’t say anything about the first part. Game of the decade and also one of the best in history, it is essential in your collection and don’t even think about playing the second part first. It costs $ 20.
On PlayStation 4 it runs at 60 FPS and 1080p (almost 4K on PS4 Pro) and is the best way to enjoy what is perhaps the best script in a video game. The gameplay does not innovate, but it does not fall behind in quality, the animations, graphics, sound design and soundtrack are the best in the industry. So there are no excuses, The Last of Us should be played as long as you have the platform on which it can be played.
Media Molecule (the same ones from Little Big Planet and Tearaway) decided to go a little further and finally released Dreams. A game that is difficult to explain because it is not a video game, but the possibility of creating one, or many. This software lets you become a developer and gives you many tools to create your own adventure.
In Dreams there is everything, car games, adventure games, imitations of other titles, tributes. The title of Media Molecule genuinely has many experiences within it that can change the way you see the industry, the ideal is to create your own game but you can always play those of others. It costs $ 20.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
This is the rare Japanese title of the generation, if you are a fan of anime like Evangelion or of Japanese fictional culture and idiosyncrasy this game is for you. We are facing a visual novel with boys who are still in high school, however, how could it be otherwise, they are also the only ones capable of literally saving the world from a gigantic threat.
The game is told in past, present and future tense, its story and narrative have been highly praised and it received a nomination for Best Narrative at the Game Awards. In fact, its launch is very recent, so it has gone unnoticed among so many next gen, and more if we take into account that it is a title with niche genres: visual adventure, life simulator and turn-based strategy. It costs $ 84.
With this game we cheated, Koei Tecmo has already announced that it will have a PC version for February. However, the rules are the rules so we recommend it because it is still exclusive to PS4 for a few months. The first installment was surprising, it was blatantly similar to Dark Souls, but it had its own mechanics and personality.
This second installment has been defined as: “It’s Nioh, but better”, and the first one was excellent with its action RPG Souls formula. It was only criticized for its high level of difficulty, but that would have been adjusted for Nioh 2. Mind you, it is a prequel so you can play it without going through Nioh first, although it is recommended. You can get it for $ 30.
Another title that we recommend because of how unnoticed it happened at the time, they expected a new The Last of Us a lot and they were achieved with an open world title with other types of zombies. The criticism was not kind, but the users were and that has to be worth something since the game is highly recommended by other players and in forums.
Word of mouth has led Days Gone to its place, that of a great open-world game in a hostile environment. We control Deacon who, before the apocalypse marries Sarah, but the beginning of the disease that decimates the world separates them. The idea is to find her, but also to find the role of Deacon in this new world.
It’s another one of those Sony (Bend Studio) games that looks amazing and its presentation with sound, voice actors, and soundtrack was also praised. It is a title that we recommend not to judge by its cover as it is more than it appears. It costs $ 20.
Supermassive Games’ adventure game was very popular with streamers back in the day and it is still the perfect game to enjoy for a whole weekend. You can spend it in 10 hours, but we doubt that you want to settle for that, since decisions matter, and a lot, in this game.
The premise is well known: group of teenagers on a field trip, scenes of terror and death. Making the right decisions is necessary to reach the different endings and, of course, it is played as a graphic adventure in which we must press the right button when we have to. It features ultra-realistic graphics and Rami Malek before he made the leap to Hollywood, so you can expect an enjoyable experience. It costs $ 28.
Gravity Rush Remastered
SIE Japan Studio developed this title conceived by Keiichiro Toyama, a developer known for directing Snatcher, Hideo Kojima’s first game, and Silent Hill, one of the best Japanese horror games. The concept of Gravity Rush is more enjoyable, of course, we control Kat, a girl who has lost her memory and who, as soon as she wakes up in an unknown place, discovers that she has certain powers.
Her abilities, granted by a black cat that accompany her, consists of being able to control how gravity affects her. A very useful ability when you live in a floating city plagued by evil entities that are represented by storms. The game is about 3D adventure and solve puzzles using our power and can be finished in 15 hours.
This is a remastering of a Vita title so it doesn’t look as good as other games on the list, but it has become a cult title because of the atmosphere created from the Kohei Tanaka soundtrack and Jean’s art. Giraud. In addition, playing this first installment will launch you headlong into buying the sequel that also received good reviews. It costs $ 60.
To all these, there are still more recommendable exclusives, but these are also on PC, so they only meet the rule of being exclusive on consoles. These are Journey, Street Fighter V, Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch, Tetris Effect, Death Stranding, Final Fantasy XIV, Astro bot: Rescue Mission (VR exclusive), and Beat Saber (VR exclusive).
If you don’t mind there being a slightly higher version out there, these are also recommended and have also gone unnoticed as high-quality exclusives. In this way, we bid farewell to the fourth generation of Sony, another console that beat Microsoft and Nintendo and that left many exclusive quality games in its catalog.