Knowing the difference between a PS4 Pro and PS4 game isn't easy. There's a range of resolutions, checkerboard rendering techniques, performance and quality options, and HDR. A lot of games have a lot of different options, and even without a 4K screen there are benefits with some Pro games supersampling a 4K output down to 1080p to create a far sharper image than a raw 1080p render alone. Although, if you haven't got a 4K screen then you really are missing out. Maybe check our best 4K TV for gaming if you're in the market for an upgrade.
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There's a few things to look out for though with PS4 Pro games, with a range of modes and options that vary from game to game. Most titles output a 4K signal, but rarely a full 4K resolution. Instead 1440p and 2160p resolutions are more common and it all depends on how intensive the games are, and the framerates they're aiming for. That's why a lot of games, like the recent God of War actually offer a choice between a high framerate (usually a locked 60fps) or a high resolution (often aiming for 30fps). It all depends on where you want to spend the power the PS4 Pro has available
The fact remains though, that a PS4 Pro game will always look better, even on a 1080p screen and on PS VR. Plus there's extras like HDR, known as high dynamic range to its friends (mostly TVs). That increases the colour range to creates crisper blacks and definition. In many ways that can improve a game's visions more than resolution.
To help you sort through this ever-growing list, we've broken it down alphabetically, with a section at the end for upcoming PS4 Pro enhanced games that we know about (though their exact technical details won't be completely confirmed until nearer their release).
And without further ado...
Currently released games (PS4)
- Abzu - 2400x1350 resolution, 45-60fps, more rendered fish.
- ARK: Survival Evolved - high detail or high framerate options.
- Arizona Sunshine (VR) - 1920x1080 resolution, MSAA anti-aliasing, better rendering, increased LOD and draw distance.
- Assassin's Creed Origins - up to 4K resolution using dynamic resolution scaling.
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate - 2880x1620 resolution.
- Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection - 4K resolution, 30fps, high quality textures.
- A Way Out - improved framerate.
- The Assembly - Higher resolution VR support.
- Batman Arkham VR
- Batman: Return to Arkham - 1920x1080 resolution, higher poly count and texture resolution textures, 30fps framerate with increased stability.
- Battleborn - 4K/30fps, 1080p/60, 1080p/30 resolution options and 'enhanced visuals."
- Battlefield 1 - 2880x1620 resolution, 60fps via dynamic resolution scaling, higher resolution textures, better draw distance.
- Battlezone (VR) 3360x1890 resolution (downscaled to 1080p for VR at 120hz), Dynamic cockpit lighting, increased resolution of screen-space reflections.
- Batman: Arkham VR - minor graphical improvements.
- Bound - Geometry edges rendered in 4K native, inner parts of polygons rendered with multisampling antialiasing and upscaled from 1080P, improved PSVR resolution
- The Brookhaven Experiment
- Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition - "up to" 4K resolution support, running at a smoother frame rate.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - 4K checkerboard resolution, HDR lighting, and HD textures.
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - up to 4K/3840x2160 checkerboard resolution with dynamic resolution scaling.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered - "Richer textures and dynamic 4K"
- Call of Duty: WW2 - Increased resolution to 1620p.
- Cities: Skylines
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - 2560×1440 resolution, "enhanced the graphics and upped resolution."
- Darksiders: Warmastered Edition - 4K support, doubled texture resolutions
Rendering improvements , 60fps "in moment to moment gameplay."
- Dark Souls 3 - 1920x1080 resolution, “increased frame rate for gameplay on PlayStation 4 Pro,” up to 60fps.
- Death Stranding - 4K resolution.
- Detroit: Become Human - 2160p checkerboard rendering at 30 FPS, improved volumetric lighting, HDR.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 4K resolution (checkerboard), graphic improvements, HDR support.
- Destiny 2 - "Adaptive 4K resolution", HDR support (both available December 5)
- Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition - up to 4K resolution with dynamic rendering, ambient occlusion, light bloom.
- Dirt 4 - Increased MSAA rendering, increased shadow map resolution, increased Image Based Lighting reflection resolution and accuracy.
- Dirt Rally - "graphical improvements" in VR.
- Dishonored 2 - 2560x1440 resolution.
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - 1440p at 30fps.
- The Division - 4K resolution, improved temporal anti aliasing supersampling.
- DOOM - 2560x1440 max resolution with dynamic resolution scaling, 60 FPS.
- Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen- 1440p resolution.
- Dragon Quest 11 - 2160p checkerboard resolution
- The Dwarves - improved frame rate.
- Driveclub VR - graphical enhancements.
- Eagle Flight - Improved draw distance and enhanced level of detail.
- The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition - 4K resolution.
- The Elder Scrolls Online - 4K resolution, HDR support.
- EVE Valkyrie - improved resolutions, particle effects and load times, new dynamic shadows.
- The Evil Within 2 - 1260p resolution or improved framerate options.
- F1 2017 - 4K resolution, HDR support, improved environment reflections, enhanced shadow precision.
- Fallout 4 - 1440p resolution, enhanced draw distances, frame rates and godray effects.
- Far Cry 5 - Higher Resolution or Better Graphics options
- Farming Simulator 17 - 4K resolution, 1440p at 60fps, 1080p at 60fps with improved draw distance. Other additions include higher quality shadows and increased draw distance.
- Farpoint - Increased resolution, details and textures.
- Fe - 1260p resolution.
- FIFA 17 - 4K resolution, up to 60fps.
- FIFA 18 - 4K resolution, HDR support.
- Final Fantasy 14 - Improved framerate or performance modes.
- Final Fantasy 15 - 3200x1800 resolution (checkerboarding) with improved texture filtering and shadows, 1080p locked at 30fps, HDR support.
- Firewatch - 2560x1440 resolution, “advanced level of detail”.
- For Honor - 2560x1400 resolution, 30fps locked, improved detail, shading, physics, shadows and lighting, 1080p supersampling.
- Fortnite - increased resolution, 6FPS.
- Full Throttle Remastered - 4K resolution.
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands - 2560x1440 resolution, improved temporal anti aliasing, lighting, shadows, HDR support.
- Gran Turismo Sport - 4K resolution, HDR support, 60 fps at 1080p.
- Gravity Rush 2 - 3840x2160 resolution.
- God of War - Dynamic 4K resolution via 2160p checkerboard rendering. 1080p output uses supersampling. HDR lighting and wide color gamut.
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - 60 fps, increased resolution options.
- Helldivers - 4K checkerboard resolution, 60fps, HDR.
- Here They Lie - 4K resolution, higher quality rendering for PSVR, better shadows, post-processing effects, dynamic flashlight shadows, ambient occlusion, HDR support.
- Hitman - 4k resolution, 60fps, improved textures, shadows, reflective surfaces, post-processing effects, dynamic flashlight shadows, ambient occlusion, HDR.
- Homefront: The Revolution - 4K (2560x1440 resolution upscaled), improved fps, effects, HDR.
- Horizon: Zero Dawn - 4K resolution (3840x2160 checkerboard), improved effects, HDR support.
- Hustle Kings - 4K, 60fps, HDR support
- Infamous: First Light - 3200x1800 resolution (checkerboard), improved frame rate or resolution options, HDR support.
- Infamous: Second Son - 3200x1800 resolution (checkerboard), improved frame rate or resolution options, HDR support.
- Injustice 2 - 2560x1440 resolution, 60fps, improved textures, lighting better lighting, motion blur and shadowsHDR support.
- Jurassic World Evolution - HDR
- Killing Floor 2 - 4K (2560x1440p resolution), increased overall environment, weapon, and character detail, ultra textures, increase dynamic shadow resolution.
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX - 4K, 60fps.
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue - up to 4K depending on title.
- King of Fighters 14 - 4K resolution, improved models and textures.
- Knack - 3072x1728 resolution, improved frame rate or resolution option
- Knack 2 - 1800p resolution, or 1080p in high frame-rate mode (near locked 60 fps).
- Kona - "higher resolution and better frame rate."
- LA Noire - 4K resolution.
- The Last of Us Remastered - 2560×1440 resolution max, choice between 60fps at 1800p resolution or 30fps at 2160p, HDR support.
- The Last Guardian - 3840x2160 resolution w/variable fps, 3360x1890 at steady but more variable frame rate, 1080p locked at 30fps, HDR support.
- Lego Harry Potter Collection - 2560×1440 resolution, 60fps.
- Let It Die - 2560×1440 resolution.
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm - 4K resolution.
- Little Nightmares - 2880x1620 resolution, 60fps.
- Madden NFL 18 - 4K resolution, HDR support, higher frame-rate (60fps+) in 1080p.
- Mafia 3 - 2560×1440 resolution, enhanced shadows and frame rate.
- Mantis Burn Racing - 4K resolution, 60fps, HDR support
- Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3200x1800 resolution (checkerboard), HDR.
- Metal Gear Survive - Resolution (1440p) and Framerate (1080p) options.
- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain - Up to 2560x1440 on 4K screens, more stable frame rate.
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 4K with dynamic scaling, or 1080p with enhanced graphical quality including 30fps and longer draw distances.
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War - 4K cinematics (via downloadable add-on), optional resolution boost mode (dynamic resolution) or quality mode (dynamic resolution, increased draw distances), super-sampling in 1080p.
- MLB The Show 17 - 4K resolution, or 2560×1440 resolution with enhanced graphics, or 1080p with enhanced frame rate, HDR.
- Monster Hunter World - 1800p, graphics or framerate options (both 1080p), HDR
- Mother Russia Bleeds - 3840x2160 resolution, improved effects.
- MotoGP 17 - 2560 X 1440 resolution, 60fps, HDR support.
- MotoGP 18
- NBA 2K17 - 4K resolution, 60fps, HDR support.
- NBA 2K18 - 4K resolution, 60 fps, HDR support.
- Neon Chrome - 4K resolution.
- Nex Machina - 3360x1890 with 60fps (variable), 1080 with 60fps locked, HDR support
- Nier: Automata - 1080p, 60fps, improved lighting, shadows, anti aliasing, texture filtering and motion blur.
- Nioh - 1080p display: Movie Mode 1920×1080 resolution, high quality anti-aliasing. 30fps. Action Mode 1920x1080 resolution, 60fps. 4K display: Movie Mode 3840x2160, 30fps. Action Mode 1920x1080 resolution at 60fps.
- No Man's Sky - 3200x1800 with variable frame rate, improved temporal anti-aliasing, or 1080p with stable 60fps. Better textures and lighting.
- Outlast 2 - 2560x1440 resolution, improved shadows, detail and textures. 60fps
- Overwatch - 60fps, 4K UI, improved texture filtering and depth of field.
- Oxenfree - 60fps.
- Paladins - 4K resolution with dynamic texture scaling.
- Paragon - 1080p, 60fps.
- PaRappa the Rapper Remastered - "dynamic' 4K support.
- PES 2017 - 4K, 60fps.
- Planetside 2 - Improved frame rate.
- The Playroom VR - increased rendering resolution.
- Prey - Enable screen-space reflections, higher quality shadows, improved textures and texture memory, anisotropic filter raised from 4X to 16x, improved particle effects.
- Pyre - 4K resolution, 60 fps.
- Ratchet & Clank - 3200x1800 resolution, HDR support.
- Resident Evil 7 Biohazard - 3840x2160p (upscaled from 1656p), supersampling anti aliasing, HDR support.
- Resogun - 4K, super sampling anti aliasing, HDR support
- Rez Infinite - 3840 x 2160 resolution, 60fps, 1920 x 1080 resolution in VR.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration - 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, or 1080p at 30fps with 'enriched visuals' (improved foliage, hair, shadows, lighting etc).
- RIGS Mechanical Combat League - graphical enhancements.
- Rime - improvements to shadows, temporal, level of distance, texture filter, VFX, shaders, materials, reflections.
- Robinson: The Journey - Improved resolution, enhanced lighting effects, longer view distances, higher quality texture filtering.
- Rocket League - 4K resolution, improved visual quality, and frame rates.
- Shadow of the Colossus - Cinematic mode (4K image targeting 30 fps), or Performance (1080p at 60 FPS), HDR
- Smite - 4K with dynamic resolution, 60fps, improved textures.
- Snake Pass - 2688x1512 at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps, HDR
- Sniper Elite 4 - 1920x1080 resolution, 60fps, improved draw distances, lighting and shadows, high resolution textures.
- Starblood Arena - graphical enhancements.
- Steep - unlocked frame rate up to 60fps.
- Super Stardust Ultra - 4k, 60fps, improved VR resolution.
- The Surge - 4K resolution at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps mode, HDR.
- Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization - 60fps.
- Tethered - 4K, 60fps, improved anti aliasing and lighting.
- Thumper - 4K, 60fps, improved supersampling and anti-aliasing in VR.
- Titanfall 2 - 2560×1440 resolution with dynamic resolution scaling.
- Trackmania Turbo - 2880x1620 resolution, 60fps, enhanced graphics, 120fps in VR.
- Trove - 60fps.
- UFC 3 - Resolution or framerate options.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - 2560×1440 resolution and 30fps in single player, 1080p resolution and 60fps in multiplayer, HDR support.
- Uncharted 4: Lost Legacy - 4K resolution, HDR support, 60fps.
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - improved rendering.
- Verdun - 3200x1800 resolution, 60fps.
- Victor Vran: Overkill Edition - 2880x1620 resolution, 60fps, improved anti aliasing.
- Viking Squad - 3840x2160 resolution, 60fps, improved multisample anti-aliasing.
- Warframe - Frame rate and performance improvements.
- Watch Dogs 2 - 3200x1800 resolution (checkerboard), improved draw distances, improved super sampled anti aliasing, improved occlusion and shadows.
- What Remains of Edith Finch - Frame rate improvements.
- Wheels of Aurelia - 3840x2160 resolution, 60fps.
- Wipeout Omega Collection - 4K, resolution dependent on motion blur. Motion blur disabled: 4K resolution with 4x8 Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing. Motion blur enabled: 3840x2160 resolution (checkerboarding). 60fps, high resolution textures, improved illumination, reflections, shadows and other graphical effects. HDR.
- The Witcher 3 - 4K resolution.
- The Witness - 4K at 60fps, or 2560×1440 resolution at 60 FPS, HDR.
- World of Tanks - 3200 x 1800 resolution, HDR.
- XCOM 2 - Improved anti-aliasing and visual FX.
Upcoming games (PS4)
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Skull and Bones