In its impressive 7 years on the market, the PS4 has amassed an incredible selection of amazing first- and third-party games over its lifespan. With the PS5 set to be backwards compatible, it’s still not too late to start catching up on this incredible library of classic PS4 games, as evidenced with the selection we’ve collated directly below:
PlayStation 4 games are constantly available at a discount via a range of UK retailers. However, if you’re yet to enter the vibrant PS4 eco-system at all and want to save money on games while picking up a console at the same time, your best option is to pick up a PS4 bundle. We’ve gathered up some of the best PS4 games around to help you get started, so now it’s time to pick up the preferred PS4 console bundle of your choice. Check out our full PS4 Deals comparison page for full details.
The current generation of consoles is when parity between buying games digitally and physically on a disc was really solidified. What we mean by this is that there’s no longer a stigma about digitally downloading games onto your console, with this option sitting comfortably alongside ordering physical games online, for those who don’t want to worry about clutter. What’s more, PSN network cards makes it easy to get a great deal on digital games thanks to discounted store credit.
Whether you prefer sci-fi space adventures, gripping character-driven stories or gritty war epics that sees you fight through the trenches in first-person, there’s sure to be a PS4 game perfectly suited to your tastes. This is because Sony’s library covers a range of different genres, ensuring that anyone who picks up a PS4 console can have fun. The PS4 has been on the market for close to 7 years now, building up a healthy catalogue of titles in that time.
Games feel unabashedly great to play on PS4 thanks to the Dualshock 4 controller. It marks a vast improvement over the PS3’s previous gamepad design, adding in elements like a central touchpad and share button to let you interact with games like never before. The Dualshock 4 in any colour boasts an ergonomic and weighty feel: two essential factors for game-playing comfort.
The introduction of the PS4 Pro in 2016 meant that games released for Sony’s platform suddenly had the potential to tout slightly better graphics. Most of these visual flourishes remain exclusive to first-party games, making them look more impressive via improved lighting, smoother gameplay and faster load times. PS4 Pro enhanced games are thought of as the premier experience.
PS4 has been able to build up a critically acclaimed roster of exclusives thanks to a range of first-party studios. Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, Insomniac Games… these three developers and more know the PlayStation console architecture in a way that third-party studios that make games for all platforms simply don’t. The result? Often the best-looking, most high quality PS4 titles.
Who doesn’t love free games? There’s plenty to be had on PS4 should you choose to sign up to PS Plus, the console’s monthly subscription service that lets you play online and grants you with occasional exclusive in-game goodies. Two free PS4 games, however, is the service’s main perk. Both typically cover different genres and will remain yours for as long as you stay subscribed.
PlayStation VR is still the only way you can experience virtual reality on a home console, with other PC-centric options often requiring a lot of time and money. A PSVR headset will be enough to get you going, though. Simply connect it to your PlayStation 4 console, sync up your PlayStation Move controllers, and off you go. Once inside you’ll be able to feel and interact with worlds much more closely, putting yourself inside the game as opposed to simply remaining an outside observer.
PlayStation VR has even now been confirmed to be forwards compatible with PS5, meaning that anyone who picks up a headset today can rest easy knowing that their investment won’t be lost. The next generation is sure to unlock a whole new breadth of immersive experience, helping your PSVR games to go further as the only console-centric option.
A PSVR bundle is without question your best route into the platform, setting you up with all the necessary components to get you started as well as a few PSVR games. All your head and hand movements can be successfully tracked by the accompanying PS4 camera when set up, fully engrossing you into that next PS4 game experience – all for the most affordable price.
Whether you’re into potentially traumatising horror experiences or something instantly charming, PlayStation VR is a platform that runs an entire gamut of popular genres. What’s more certain PSVR games like the Guy Ritchie inspired Blood & Truth or the mars-roaming Farpoint remain exclusive to Sony’s platform, unable to be played anywhere else.
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