It’s 2021 and while the PlayStation 5 is the latest and greatest in gaming, it’s very hard to actually find one in stock. You might want to play Returnal on Sony’s new box, but that’s not happening without the console! While you wait and hunt though, the last generation is still paying off. The PlayStation 4 is still a great console with a number of great games.
In 2013, the PlayStation 4 blitzed the then-new console generation to become the hottest video game machine on the market. It’s approaching eight years old by this point, but there are still games coming out for the console, and a whole library of instant classics. And if you happen to own a PlayStation 4 Pro, you can still experience 4K graphics, HDR, and improved frame rates (depending on the game).
Look at the cornucopia of riches available. There’s the gothic horror of Bloodborne, Hideo Kojima’s last Konami hurrah in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and two excellent Spider-Man titles from Insomniac Games. And future titles are still coming to the platform, with Sony revealing that Horizon Forbidden West will release on PS4 as well.
The PS4’s lack of backward compatibility was an issue when the console launched, so Sony created PlayStation Now. The streaming service lets you play hundreds of PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles. It’s also available on PC. Naturally, once you stop paying for access to these games, you can no longer play them. The $9.99-per-month PlayStation Plus adds online multiplayer and two free games per month. Long story short, there’s a lot to like about the PlayStation 4. Check out the list below for the full rundown of our favorite PS4 games and let us know your favorite picks in the comments below.