The 30 best PS4 games to play right now

20. Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World

We knew Monster Hunter World was going to deliver something special but no one expected quite the level of depth and beauty awaiting within Capcom's updated action RPG, or how quickly we'd add it to our list of best PS4 games. Despite being the most accessible Monster Hunter yet, you're still going to have to wade through some intimidating tutorials to get to the good stuff but smash through that wall and be dangerously prepared to lose all of your time here. Endless weapon types, huge creatures, constantly gorgeous environments, and a terrifyingly addictive loot for spoils system means Monster Hunter will have its claws in you from the get go. Oh, and don't forget to aim for those weakspots. You'll thank us later. If you're looking for more help, check out our Monster Hunter World tips. 

PS4 Pro enhanced: Yes

Also consider: Horizon: Zero Dawn

19. Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 takes the epic shooter series back to World War 1, and the result is some of the grittiest, bloodiest FPS action you'll ever see. This instalment has a great little story mode, which follows the exploits of several troops fighting on all fronts of the conflict, but it's all about the multiplayer with Battlefield. The variety of maps and modes is staggering here - especially with all the content added by the various DLC packs (most of which are now completely free for ALL users). Whether you prefer to stick as a soldier, or choose to drive tanks or pilot aircraft, there's a role for you in the chaotic online arena. The highlight of it all is Operations mode, which sets massive 64-player conflicts over the course of several maps, giving a real sense of back and forth battle.

PS4 Pro enhanced: No

Also consider: Call of Duty WW2

18. Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human

The latest adventure from Quantic Dream is a fascinating story game that centres on Detroit in the year 2038. Society has created Androids to do all their menial tasks and low-paid jobs, but Detroit: Become Human explores what happens when the Androids gain sentience and start to break their programming. One of the most beautiful games on PS4, Detroit is all about progressing the story, rather than having full control over the action, so you need to be prepared to involve yourself in a proper, engaging story before you play. Embrace Detroit's narrative, relish the choices it forces you to make, and this could be one of the most unique, interesting games you'll ever play on PS4. It's impossible to see even half the game in a single playthrough too, so there's heaps of value here.

PS4 Pro enhanced: Yes

Also consider: Heavy Rain Remastered

17. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Crudely, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a hack'n'slash adventure game, which follows a young warrior called Senua, who travels to hell to save the soul of her lover. Most of the game sees you solving environmental puzzles, fighting demons, and taking part in boss battles. However, it's the stories you live through, and the way the game represents Senua's fragile mental health, that makes Hellblade one of PS4's best. You constantly hear multiple voices echoing around in Senua's head, eroding her confidence and making her scared of the next darkness-filled corridor. Senua herself is expertly acted and mo-capped by the team at Ninja Theory, which all adds to the realistic portrayal of a very troubled woman, looking for redemption. And the side-plot, played out by a narrator inside Senua's head, are some of the most fascinating, well told stories in games. Essential, and usually available for a great price.

PS4 Pro enhanced: No

Also consider: DmC: Devil May Cry

16. Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

The newest Assassin's Creed is an absolute monster of a game. With about 100+ hours of stuff to do in ancient Greece, and the choice of two lead characters, there's amazing value here too. While the pair of leads - Alexios and Kassandra - are both strong personalities, it's the world that's the real star here. Whether you're dashing across it on a steed, or sailing around it in your own, fully-crewed ship, the sheer variety of things to see and do is staggering. There's a full RPG system to tinker with, adding more depth than any previous Creed, and a revamped combat system that really highlights the nuances of the character customization options. While the formula has come a long, long way from the series' pure stealth origins, making this the most action-heavy Assassin's Creed to date, the heart of the franchise is still in there, with world-ending conspiracies and engaging sub-plots ever present. Sure, there's a lot of competition for your game time in 2018, but Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a high-watermark for AC games and deserves your attention.

PS4 Pro enhanced: Yes

Also consider: Assassin's Creed Origins

15. The Division 2

The Division 2

With The Division 2, Ubisoft absolutely nailed how to make a sequel. It took everything that was right with the original game, and made it better, but also managed to iron out all the niggles and problems people had, to make a game that's full of stuff to do, a lengthy endgame and story missions that are utterly brilliant. And what's more, it's always getting better. There's a whole year's more content still to come, including new story missions, eight-player raids, more exotics and more. It's a seriously fantastic looter shooter that's going to keep on giving for years to come. 

PS4 Pro enhanced: Yes

Also consider: Destiny 2

14. Bloodborne

Bloodborne

Bloodborne was PS4’s first truly great, bespokely created exclusive. In Yharnam, From Software has made one of the most unerringly atmospheric worlds on PlayStation. This is a city that drips with dread; every corner potentially hiding a grotesque beast or fascinatingly twisted piece of lore. Though there may be fewer weapons than in Dark Souls, the new Trick variants (capable of morphing between long and short-form states) are among the most empowering virtual slaughtering tools you’ll ever find. With the finest third-person melee combat in all of games, drool-worthy art design and the most twisted monsters in the biz, this is a gorgeously gothic must-have. Bit hard, mind.

PS4 Pro enhanced: No

Also consider: Dark Souls 3, Salt & Sanctuary

13. Persona 5

Persona 5

Admit it, if you're familiar with the Persona series, you probably saw this comiiiiiiiin'. And if you're not familiar, here's the jist: you are a high school student who (between class and socializing with friends) fights monsters, capturing or otherwise convincing them to lend their power to your quest. And what is that quest, you may ask? Why, to fight against a world run by adults who have let their hearts grow cold, of course. To do this, you enter a realm tied to each major antagonist's twisted psyche, facing down their literal demons. So yeah. One part Pokemon, one part high school simulator, one part Psychonauts, all backed by a groovy soundtrack.

PS4 Pro enhanced: No

Also consider: Final Fantasy 15

12. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

The original survival horror is back to reclaim its throne as one of PS4's best scarefests with this first person reboot. Resident Evil 7 is a complete reinvention for the series, drawing in the terror close with a new camera and a palette of fear that's very much aware of modern horror films.  The game follows Ethan as he searches for his missing wife in a Louisiana swamp, a trip that soon goes very wrong when the Baker family show up. This is a much more low key, slow burning sort of fear than the last couple of game's action blow outs, focusing on a more slasher movie style pursuit through a large, crumbling house. But, despite the overhaul, things like inventory management, puzzles, weapons and items still feel unmissably Resi. It's a great Resident Evil game, but more importantly, a great horror game in its own right.  

PS4 Pro enhanced: Yes

Also consider: Outlast

11. Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata may not be the most expansive, content-filled, or open-ended RPG in the world (or even on this list), but it's definitely the best game to star an android dressed in gothic Lolita fashion while waxing philosophical about the nature of humanity, morality, and free will. Combat is fast, fluid, and satisfying, while a unique and award-winning soundtrack ranges from exciting to melancholy to mystical to inspiring. This is the type of game where you take side quests from a robot that models itself after early 20th century French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre before flying off in your power armor to battle a giant kaiju machine with lasers and 10-foot long katanas. It's weird, wild, and not to be missed.

PS4 Pro enhanced: Yes

Also consider: God of War

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