The 25 Best PS4 Games Of All Time

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Though Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been available for a few months, the PS4 will likely still be supported for a couple of years. This includes games made by Sony itself, some of which will release as cross-gen titles. And since the vast majority of PS4 games are backwards compatible on PS5–some of which even have next-gen updates–the PS4 is still alive and well. The PS5 library is still really small, so even if you have the new system, you still have plenty of time to check out PS4 games you didn’t get to play when they launched. There is no shortage of PS4 games to choose from, and cutting it down to pick the very greatest was no easy task. To celebrate this past console generation, we’ve rounded up the 25 best PS4 games of all time. Note that there’s no ranking within this list; the games are presented in alphabetical order.

From stellar exclusives like God of War and The Last of Us Part II to brilliant indies such as Celeste and Undertale, our list focuses on the PS4 games that we will remember for years to come. If you own a PS5 and are specifically interested in PS5 exclusives or games that have received next-gen enhancements, we have a separate guide on the best PS5 games for 2021. Looking for more recommendations? Check out our picks for the best Nintendo Switch games and the best Xbox One games as well as the best Xbox Series X games.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in March 2020 and has been completely refreshed as of February 5, 2021. Previously, we included dozens of PS4 games that scored an 8 or higher from GameSpot; now, we’ve curated our picks to highlight only 25 of the best PS4 games of all time.