PS4 games are still good.
Don't let the last-gen console being "outdated" fool you, especially now that the PS5 is already out. We get it, and it's hard to get your hands on the new Sony console. Finding a reasonable price is almost akin to finding a unicorn, but that doesn't mean the PS4 is ancient.
Sony still offers many excellent PS4 games, which is more than enough to tide you over while you wait to get a PS5. Here is a list of the best titles to play on the PlayStation 4 (and the PlayStation 4 Pro) in 2021.
'God of War' (2018)
This is perhaps the best PS4 game you can still buy on the last-gen console, and almost nothing else comes close. TechRadar considers it the best game in the "God of War" series, which is a lofty distinction given the amazing pedigree of the PS-exclusive franchise as a whole.
Furthermore, if you have a PS4 Pro, you'll get the chance to experience the game's amazingly detailed world, heartfelt story, and excellent characters in higher frame rates. It's now on a massive sale on Amazon as of this moment, so don't miss it. Currently priced at under $20, it's an excellent deal.
And since the sequel is rumored to be a PS5-exclusive, playing this one first could mean you'll have enough time to get a next-gen console by the time that game releases.
The first game outside the massively popular "Souls" universe, From Software's "Bloodborne," is the game to play if you want to be extremely challenged. It builds upon its predecessors' legacy of being very difficult to beat, even for "Dark Souls" and "Demon's Souls" veterans.
That is part of why "Bloodborne" is one of the best PS4 games to play. You'll struggle to beat the wide variety of bosses at times, but it will make you feel a great sense of achievement once you do. Plus, the fact that you can only play it on the PS4 (it's not scheduled to come to PS5 until later) is more than enough reason to buy it now.
'Horizon: Zero Dawn' (2017)
When "Killzone" developer Guerilla Games announced their new IP "Horizon: Zero Dawn" four years ago, it became clear that it would become one of the best PS4 games. It served as a graphical and gameplay showcase for the new Sony console at the time, and frankly, it still holds up on the PlayStation 4 quite as well.
Tom's Guide praises the game for its massive and interesting open world, a cast of deep, nuanced characters, and excellent gameplay variety that caters to both avid gamers and beginners alike. And just like every game on this list so far, you can get it at a heavy discount right now.
'Marvel's Spider-Man' (2018)
It's been a while since there was a mainline Spider-Man game, and this one knocked it out of the ballpark and then some. "Marvel's Spider-Man" from 2018 is still considered as one of the best PS4 games out there. In fact, not even its highly-anticipated sequel "Spider-Man: Miles Morales" can hold a candle to it in a lot of aspects, writes ScreenRant.
The game is currently available for both Sony consoles, but you're not going to play it on the PS5 right now; if you are, then you're reading the wrong article. The PS4 version still holds up well over three years after its release, which is why picking it up on the last-gen system is still worth every penny.
'Red Dead Redemption 2' (2018)
When it launched in 2018, "Red Dead Redemption 2" took the world by storm. And for a good reason. Rockstar Games' sequel to their 2010 Wild West epic is everything gamers expected and more. It was so good that the game was a unanimous Game of the Year winner 175 times over while also earning an insane 275 perfect review scores, according to this promo trailer.
It first launched on the PS4 and quickly became a fan-favorite for its excellent story, insanely detailed visuals, and a fitting follow-up story to the first game. Even on the last-gen console, it still looks amazing and current for the time.
PS4 Games Are Still Worth your Time
For now, don't buy into all the hype surrounding the PS5. The PlayStation 4 is still a perfectly fine system to game on, and these games are more than enough proof. PS5 supply and prices will improve over time. Until then, last-gen is more than enough to tide you over.
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Written by RJ Pierce