Best PS4 games
If you were lucky enough to receive a brand spanking new PS4 this Christmas, then you’ll be wanting some equally brilliant games to go with it.
With the Boxing Day sales about to begin, Express Online has picked out some of the very best games the PS4 has to offer.
From Bloodborne to Overwatch, God of War to Spider-Man, these are the games every PlayStation 4 owner must buy.
Bloodborne won’t be to everybody’s taste, but if you’re a fan of horror and love a good challenge, then you really must get this brooding, atmospheric classic from the makers of Dark Souls.
One of the very best games ever made, Bloodborne plonks players into the mysterious city of Yharnam, which is in the midst of a terrible epidemic. Expect to battle hideous monsters and huge beasts as you uncover the terrifying truth.
God of War
“God of War is an essential experience for PS4 owners and gamers in general. It’s a technical marvel which is one of best looking games available on consoles right now. It plays like a dream and has a hugely impressive story with two memorable lead performances at the heart of it.
“It’s one of the finest PS4 games ever, and one of the finest games of this generation.”
God of War on PS4
Horizon Zero Dawn
“Tailor-made for the PS4 Share Button, the world of Horizon Zero Dawn is right up there with the open worlds found in Skyrim, The Witcher 3 and GTA 5.
“Whether you’re slaughtering dinobots among the trees, scaling mountains or visiting towns, you’ll find yourself spinning that camera around and around, as you drink in the scenery and explore the overgrown remnants of a lost civilisation.”
The Witcher 3
“The Witcher 3 is easily one of the best games this generation, featuring a giant game world that’s nothing short of stunning and packed with hundreds of hours of quests and content.
“Throughout the epic adventure, you’ll hunt huge beasts, solve mysteries and make dubious moral choices as you explore one of the greatest virtual game worlds ever created.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
“A flawless masterpiece of gigantic proportions, A Thief’s End won’t have the same seismic impact on the industry as Uncharted 2, but there’s no doubt that this elegant, engaging and jaw-dropping cinematic experience is the perfect way to end the series.
“Not with a bang, but with a confident and assured goodbye.”
“Nioh isn’t the first game to tip its blood-stained hat to Dark Souls (remember Lords of the Fallen?), but it is the first Souls clone that’s actually any good. In fact, Nioh isn’t just a good game, it’s great!
“Team Ninja’s hack and slash masterpiece is punishing, tense and brutal… and that’s exactly why we love it.”
Red Dead Redemption 2
Proof that nobody does open world games like Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic and visually stunning game that transports players to the Old West as part of the Van der Linde gang.
Expect lots of guns, drink and gambling, not to mention hunting, fishing and fighting, as you explore lush landscapes and dirty old towns. And if cowboys aren’t your thing, you can always try GTA 5 instead.
“Marvel’s Spider-Man does enough to warrant your attention, both when it comes to gameplay and story. If you’re a fan looking for the real Spider-Man experience, this is the closest you will get.
“Insomniac has done a brilliant job bringing Spider-Man to the next generation with a decent story to tell.”
Horizon Zero Dawn on PS4
Monster Hunter World
After years of success on handhelds, Capcom has finally managed to bring the Monster Hunter magic to consoles. Monster Hunter World pits players against colossal beasts in a rich and vibrant game world that’s positively brimming with detail.
Action-packed and utterly addictive, you’ll need to plan your hunts if you wish to succeed, making good use of all that glorious loot.
Spyro the Dragon
“The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a laudable nostalgia trip that should be taken by anyone that played the original titles on the original PlayStation.
“Toys for Bob has not only delivered one of the greatest love letters in video game history with this collection, but it has also cemented Spyro’s relevance in the industry for years to come.”
Shadow of the Colossus
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Shadow of the Colossus boasts some of the most breathtaking, awe-inspiring and essential moments in video game history.
“The Shadow of the Colossus remake is absolutely essential game, and one that you cannot afford to miss.”