Updated at: 06-06-2023 - By: Leo Hall

The best PS4 exclusives include titles like God of War and Spider-Man as well as The Last of Us and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Sony has firmly established its console platform as the go-to for exclusives, and the PS5 exclusives continue that trend; however, Microsoft is planning a serious comeback with its upcoming roster.

Note from the Editor: We haven’t included Horizon: Forbidden West (which came out on February 18 for PS5 and PS5) because we think it’s best enjoyed on the most recent hardware.

The PS5 still has the exclusive console versions of these games, despite the fact that some of them have made it to PC. Their legendary status endures, as most are playable on the PS5 thanks to PS5 backwards compatibility. Many of these games are also being added to the free PS Plus Premium games libraries for the middle and upper tiers.

But before we get down to business, we’ve established the following guidelines: While this list focuses on PS4 games, some of the titles on this list are also available on PC. Since timed exclusivity isn’t allowed, we had to take Nier: Automata off Xbox One when it came out. The games must also be retail releases without any downloadable content (DLC) or “extras” (opens in new tab), though we can always check out the best free PS4 games(opens in new tab) if we’re feeling frugal.

Best Upcoming Ps4 Exclusives

GT Sport


  • Time of Publication: 2017
  • Polyphony is the creator.
  • Racing is a genre.


Improved for the PS4 Pro
Accepts standard racing pedals
Competitions and other events held online

The Latest GT Sport Update Introduces A New Circuit And 10 New Cars

On PS4, there is only one game that can be considered a “driving experience.” While DriveClub may have been the standard bearer up until now, GT Sport(opens in new tab) provides all the features and then some. Many of the best tracks in the world have been faithfully recreated in the game, and there is the usual assortment of high-end sports cars to choose from. What really sets this apart, though, is the abundance of online tournaments, special events, and other opportunities to simulate the life of a professional race car driver without any of the dangers or financial rewards.

Concrete Genie


  • Time of Publication: 2019
  • Pixelopus, the developer
  • The Adventure Genre


A touching tale
Elegantly crafted
Innovative and creative

Using the DualShock 4’s motion sensor controls, Concrete Genie provides a magical, one-of-a-kind artistic experience. True, stunning artwork is made possible by tilting the controller in various directions. It’s an unorthodox approach to artistic composition, but it works surprisingly well. Pixelopus is a heartwarming adventure that delves into the aftermath of a natural disaster in a once-thriving coastal town. As the young, bullied protagonist Ash, you find a magical paintbrush that can revitalize the city and give his paintings a sense of life. The story delicately broaches the topic of bullying and reveals a surprising dimension to the bullies’ personalities.

Yakuza 6


  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Sega, the creator
  • Classification: Action Role-Playing Game


Improved for PS4 Pro
U.S. and British versions available
Great price for such a massive game.

What have you been doing with your gaming life if you haven’t tried the PS4-exclusive Yakuza series? The newest installment of the Yakuza series is the perfect opportunity to make amends. No, seriously, the sixth main installment is one of the best places to jump in because it summarizes the entire story so far and combines all the best parts of the previous games into a single, meaty adventure. It’s a Japanese action role-playing game in which you play as ex-Yakuza boss turned good guy Kazuma Kiryu, who fights for his adopted children and the people of his town. There are numerous minigames to play, many interesting subplots to explore, and a compelling main story.

Street Fighter 5


  • Date of Publication: 2016
  • Creation of Capcom
  • Style: Combat


Huge cast of characters plus.
Available on PCs as well
Can be used with battlesticks

Street Fighter 5(opens in new tab) may not have been in its final form when it first released, but after a year of updates, new characters, and countless tweaks, it has become the phenomenal fighting game it was always meant to be. Its ever-expanding cast of one-of-a-kind heroes and villains can be customized to suit any playstyle, and the game’s innovative V-Skill and V-Trigger systems increase the intensity of each match with new strategic depth. Capcom’s fan-favorite fighting game series, Street Fighter, returns in its fifth installment with even more of the infinite replayability and limitless skill ceiling fans have come to expect. This holds true whether you choose a series mainstay like Ryu or a quirky newcomer like Necalli.

inFamous: Second Son


  • Date of Publication: 2014
  • Sucker Punch, the Creator
  • An Action Adventure Film


Excellent examples of superheroics
This DualShock 4 action is top-notch.
Despite being released on the PS4’s release date, the visual quality is top notch.


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inFamous: Second Son is a great example of how minor technical changes for the PS4 Pro release can make a huge difference in the quality of a game, despite the fact that it was one of the original PS4 launch games. Even after four years, the visuals in Sucker Punch, a brilliant smoke-fueled superhero story about origins, family, and brotherhood, still look fantastic and remain one of my favorite PS4 games. It turns Seattle into your personal playground, and there’s no better feeling than stringing together attacks using your new abilities to defeat the villain threatening your hometown and the lives of your loved ones. Amazingly clever.

The Last of Us Remastered


  • Year of Publication: 2014
  • Naughty Dog, the creators
  • Classification: Action-Adventure


Hands down, one of the best video game plots ever
Great visual quality on the Pro
Awesome sly stretches


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Although The Last of Us was originally released for the PlayStation 3 (opens in new tab), its excellent remaster makes it difficult to create a list of the best games available exclusively for the PlayStation 4. If you own a PS4 Pro, not only do you get the original The Last of Us game in stunning 4K, but you also get a ton of DLC for free. The narrative created by Naughty Dog set in a post-apocalyptic world is still considered among the best of its kind. If you haven’t heard Ellie and Joel’s story yet, then take a seat (but not too far back, because mutants can be scary) and enjoy one of the best games ever made.

Tearaway Unfolded


  • Date of Publication: 2015
  • Media Molecule, the creators
  • Genre: Action-packed Platformers


Use of the DualShock 4’s defining feature to its fullest
Cute papercraft setting
Puts you in the action right away


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The entirety of Tearaway Unfolded is pure fun, making it a rare gem among video games. Using the touchpad on the DualShock 4, you can draw and craft your own creations, which are then placed inside the game, immersing you immediately in the game’s beautiful paper craft world. The more you explore the world of Tearaway Unfolded, the more it will reflect your own unique artistic abilities. You don’t need many, thank the PlayStation Gods, but a sloppy star would be a nice touch to this otherwise breathtaking landscape. Of course, there’s a narrative here as well; this isn’t just a matter of cutting and pasting; and it’s your job to help get rid of the Scraps and put things back in order. The adorable creatures you’ll meet, the companions you’ll make, the sticks you’ll earn so you can poke and prod the world with the power of the DualShock 4, and more await you in this one-of-a-kind PS4 adventure.

Ratchet and Clank


  • Date of Publication: 2016
  • Produced by: Insomniac Games
  • Classification: Action-Adventure


A cartoon journey through space
The weapons and plot are brilliantly ridiculous.
A modern update to a PS2 classic


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If you owned a Playstation 2 back in the day, you know how incredible Ratchet & Clank’s exploits are. You’ll laugh at the guns’ ridiculousness, cringe at the brilliantly awful jokes, and be in awe of the gorgeous world Insomniac Games has crafted, with a color scheme that would make any galaxy green with envy. This stunning remaster, which brings the original’s magic to the PS4, is proof that games don’t need to be completely reworked in order to be played on current-gen systems. This is fantastic, entertaining, and creative.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy


  • Date of Publication: 2017
  • Naughty Dog, the creators
  • Dramatic Adventure Action


Incredible new protagonists with a lot of promise
The plot is excellent, and ranks among the series’ best.
Amazingly beautiful visuals


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While Nathan Drake has been the series’ main protagonist since Uncharted 3’s PS3 debut in 2007, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy(opens in new tab) is all about letting someone else shine in the spotlight. Drake steps aside to let Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, two women from the show (and, I should add, two former villains/double crossers) enter the conversation. The two women make for an interesting duo, bringing a new spin to the rowdy bromance of Sully and Drake while retaining the feisty, tongue-in-cheek antics that have become signature to the Uncharted series. This Uncharted spin-off features excellent set pieces, challenging puzzles, and a dash of the supernatural, and it very well may be the beginning of a new Uncharted story.

Shadow of the Colossus


  • When It Comes Out: 2018
  • Creators: the Ico Team
  • Classification: Action-Adventure


An interesting and immersive setting was created.
Action-packed, tense boss fights
The monsters look amazing.


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Everyone has been clamoring for years for a remaster of Shadow of the Colossus(opens in new tab). And then something did. This game, which was announced at E3 2017 but didn’t come out until February 2018, caused a major stir in the gaming community because it was just as intellectually stimulating and artistically rewarding as when it was released on the PS2 13 years prior. You owe it to yourself to check out this authentic piece of gaming history.

Ghost of Tsushima


  • Date of Publication: 2020
  • SuckPunch, the Developer
  • Game Type: Free-Roaming


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Every second spent in the stunning, rich, and surprisingly relaxed world of Ghost of Tsushima will be time well spent. The latest game from developer Sucker Punch blends elements from games like Assassin’s Creed and Red Dead Redemption 2 with a slew of Akira Kurosawa films to create a loving homage to Japan. The PS4’s final game is a triumph.

Detroit: Become Human


  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Quantic Dream, the Makers
  • Action-packed stories


Added features for PS4 Pro
So many possible conclusions!
Absolutely stunning

Detroit: Become Human, the newest addition to this select group, is a narrative masterwork. In the year 2038, it chronicles the exploits of three Androids who decide to defy their masters and establish their own autonomous society. This game is visually stunning, but it also does some interesting things with player agency: you’ll feel like you’re shaping the future of each character, and you’ll be made aware of the alternate storylines you could have taken at the end of each chapter. The focus is on dialogue rather than action, but that’s the point. You’ll be genuinely concerned about some of the game’s tougher moral choices once you’ve invested in the game’s various characters and their struggles.

Persona 5


  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Atlus, the creator
  • It’s a Japanese Role-Playing Game


An iconic role-playing game
The Depth Masses
It’s gorgeous

Playing Persona 5(opens in new tab) is almost too visually and aurally stimulating, what with the game’s flashy cutscenes, catchy music, and enticing menus and voice acting. This playable anime-like JRPG follows a group of Japanese high school students who become the Phantom Thieves and strive to improve society by stealing the coveted items corrupting the hearts of delusional adults. Any player with even a passing interest in JRPGs will find at least a hundred hours of entertainment in Persona 5, whether they choose to infiltrate the psychological palaces of their chosen target or simply hang out and build friendships through a wide variety of after-school activities. Of course, you can play it on a PlayStation 3, but then you won’t get the full 1080p experience.

The Last Guardian


  • The 2016 Year of Release.
  • Sony, the creator
  • Action-packed stories


Improved for the PS4 Pro
Shadow of the Colossus’ prequel
Special narrative

The Last Guardian(opens in new tab) lives up to the same high standard as Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, two of Fumito Ueda’s other games, and comes after years of waiting and wondering if it would ever see the light of day. You take on the role of a young boy stranded in a world of ancient ruins, and together with a huge bird/dog hybrid named Trico, you must find a way to safety. The player forms a close bond with Trico, who is like a real pet in that he or she must coax and cooperate with him or her to solve a variety of third-person puzzles thanks to Trico’s distinctive, at times disobedient, AI.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


  • The 2016 Year of Release.
  • Naughty Dog, the creators
  • The Adventure Genre


Better support for PS4 Pro
The graphics are stunning.
Excellent online multiplayer features

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End(opens in new tab), like the best action films, knows when to slow things down and focus on the characters, creating an atmosphere that is equal parts suspenseful and heartfelt. Watching Nathan Drake interact with his loved ones — Elena, Sully, and even his newly introduced brother Sam, all brought to life via fantastic mocapped performances — is more rewarding than the discovery of any ancient secret, despite the fact that he is still a lovable modern-day Indiana Jones, hunting for treasure and evading armed goons with panache. Playing Uncharted 4 is like finishing the last chapter of an adventure novel that left an indelible impression on your heart; it’s a fitting conclusion to Nathan’s story.



  • Date of Publication: 2015
  • FromSoftware, Inc.
  • Classification: Action Role-Playing Game


Extremely challenging game
Incredible Gothic Ambiance Plus
Spending less money in 2018

If you’re not careful, you could be killed in a matter of seconds by any number of nighttime terrors. You’ll have to take that chance if you want to see the beautiful gothic city of Yharnam, the setting of Bloodborne(opens in new tab), the brilliant spin-off that experiments with the studio’s own Dark Souls designs. Although the pace of this elegant third-person action RPG is faster than that of the original Souls, players still need to be on the lookout for a wide variety of terrifying monsters hiding in the game’s Victorian-era settings. As you scratch your way from one memorable boss encounter or picturesque vista to the next, guided (or hostilely invaded) by the ghosts of other players, the dual forms of each melee weapon, combined with the careful timing of pistol-enabled parries, gives you even more room to express your preferred fighting style.

Marvel’s Spider-Man


Incredible motion
It’s gorgeous
There is a lot to do.


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Spider-Man is a storming exclusive for the PlayStation 4, and it’s easily the best superhero game of the past few years. It has stunning visuals, a wealth of content, and a fantastic feel when being played. From the first time you swing through New York City to the point where you’re seamlessly blending movement, combat, and powers, this is a joy to sit down with and play. The plot is interesting, humorous, and occasionally shocking; moreover, the presentation is extremely polished. It manages to be faithful to both the classic Spider-Man comics and the modern Marvel films. Look no further; this is the one to get if you want to be the envy of your friends and family for weeks on end.

Horizon Zero Dawn


  • To Be Released in 2017
  • Design and Coding by Guerrilla Games
  • Action Adventure


Optimized for PS4 Pro
Gorgeous camera mode plus
An epic journey

Video game depictions of post-apocalyptic wasteland have become as depressing as the worlds they depict because we have seen so many of them. But Horizon Zero Dawn(opens in new tab) isn’t afraid to go way out there, showing us a future in which humanity has begun to rebuild among the sentient, robotic wildlife that now roams and owns the verdant ruins of metropolitan areas and where primitive tribes live side by side. You play as Aloy, a likeable protagonist and a capable and courageous hunter in this far-future frontier, as you venture out into Horizon’s vast and enchanting open world. Any goal you set for yourself in Horizon Zero Dawn—whether it be making peace with neighboring human tribes, adventuring through the stunning landscape (and capturing Kodak moments with the delightful photo mode(opens in new tab)), searching for every secret hidden across the vast landscape, or trying to snag a massive dino-like Thunderjaw—will be met with unparalleled success.

God of War


  • Date of Publication: 2018
  • Creator: Sony’s Santa Monica R&D Center
  • Type: Action-Adventure


Added features for PS4 Pro
Wow, that’s stunning!
A fantastic, exciting tale.

It really is that good. The latest God of War, which reimagines the series in an entirely new light, is the best PlayStation 4 game currently available. Perhaps we will continue to say that until the release of PS5. This sequel strays from the original games’ linear action structure, allowing players to engage in combat and puzzle solving as they explore a gorgeous, fully realized Norse world. The story is well written and moves quickly, and Kratos is more than just a killing machine. The combat is as smooth and exciting as ever, and the enemies are well designed as well. There’s a ton to explore, and each new area boasts more impressive visuals and functional improvements. God of War is a must-buy for anyone with a Dualshock in their hands and a yearning for something new, as only Horizon comes close to showcasing the PlayStation’s power and versatility in the same way.

Last of Us Part 2


  • Time of Publication: 2020
  • Naughty Dog, the creators
  • Title: Action


Strong ability to tell a story
Bloody, vicious fighting
Very creative level layout

Naughty Dog’s final PS4 game is also its most ambitious one. This one-of-a-kind offering is not only a triumph in its own right, but also proves to be the sequel nobody expected. The Last of Us Part 2(opens in new tab) is a game that will stay with you for a very long time because of its stunning visuals, absurd ambition, and truly epic scale.

Days Gone

Days Gone, the upcoming game from Bend Studio, may seem like a carbon copy of The Last of Us at first glance, but there are some significant differences that have us very excited. It seems like Days Gone is more of an open world game than a linear one. There’s also the possibility of interesting shenanigans involving large groups of humans and zombie hordes.

The most striking contrast is in the zombie hordes, which now charge you in a wave of gnashing teeth and flailing limbs à la World War Z. It appears that this particular strain of zombies is best suited to a more frenetic style of run-and-gun combat, wherein you must constantly be on the move while picking away at the horde whenever you find a chance to stop for a few seconds and making the most of your surroundings to impede your foes. Certainly not like anything else that has been seen in other zombie games.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

For many, the original Final Fantasy VII is the pinnacle of the series, and some even go so far as to call it one of the greatest games of all time. Since the PS3 tech demo in 2005 hinted at a remake of Square’s legendary title, fans have been eager to return to Midgar. After a decade of waiting, Sony and Square Enix confirmed at E3 2015 that the remake would indeed be happening. The return of Cloud, Barret, and the rest of the gang is cause for celebration.

It sounds like the Final Fantasy VII Remake will feature an incredible orchestral recreation of the classic soundtrack, a reworked combat system, and a modern third-person camera in addition to taking advantage of the PS4’s graphical prowess. The first game held up surprisingly well, but we’re all excited to see Final Fantasy 7 with all the bells and whistles of modern gaming.

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us by Naughty Dog surprised everyone by being exciting and new despite being about the tired subject of a zombie apocalypse. The gameplay mechanics were a perfect fit for the story, which was already well-written and acted. No one expected a sequel because the game’s ending was so satisfying. That’s why everyone was dubious when a sequel to The Last of Us was announced.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End received similar criticism, but it turned out to be a great game. Naughty Dog, if anyone, can find new narrative possibilities within the confines of such a closed world. What little we have seen suggests that we will be catching up with Joel and Ellie years after the events of the first game, as well as getting to know some new characters.

The most recent trailer for the game has drawn criticism for its depiction of graphic and out-of-context violence, but whether or not this is a reflection of actual issues with the game remains to be seen. We can’t wait to see for ourselves either way!


Michel Ancel appears to be pulling out all the stops now that he’s on his own with Wild Sheep Studio. They appear to be bringing a new spin on the open world genre with their upcoming prehistoric game WiLD. In this game, you take on the role of a shaman who can communicate with and command a variety of different animal species. Bear-riding, eagle-scouting, rabbit-sneaking, and other shamanic antics look like a lot of fun.

All of these appear to provide us with numerous novel avenues for dealing with peril and difficulty in WiLD’s world, which is essential for any high-quality open-world RPG. We have high hopes for this unusual-looking title thanks to Michel Ancel’s stellar track record, which includes Beyond Good & Evil and the Rayman franchise.

Death Stranding

We all knew we were in for something special when Sony announced they were teaming up with the newly independent games visionary Hideo Kojima. There was no letdown when Death Stranding was announced. After spending the better part of three decades developing games in the Metal Gear series, Kojima is obviously making the most of the opportunity to develop something brand new from the ground up.

We don’t know much about the gameplay, except that it will be an open-world action game with an online component. Kojima’s signature blend of military and the supernatural appears to be present in this game, which boasts such Hollywood heavy hitters as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and even director Guillermo del Toro.

We’ve all seen how crazy Kojima can get in the Metal Gear games, and that’s part of what makes them so enjoyable. There will be no shortage of strangeness in Death Stranding. Images of dead marine life on beaches, strange scars, tentacled tanks, and demon soldiers with skull faces have all been featured in the two trailers that have been released so far.

At this point, we simply do not know what any of this means. One thing is certain, though: PlayStation won big this time.

Dreams lets you make your fantasy game a reality

Almost every gamer has entertained the idea of making their own game at some point in their lives. Dreams, an upcoming game by developer Media Molecule, will give you that opportunity by combining elements of a predetermined game with those of your own creation.

The player assumes control of an imp with the ability to travel to the realm of dreams and possess both living and nonliving objects there. Every dream setting feels original, allowing for a wide variety of roles to be played. The game’s trailer suggests that your character can be anything from a cute panda to a grizzled bluesman to a spaceship to a cube to a fox.

That’s already pretty cool, but Dreams takes it to the next level by letting you design your own levels from scratch. Dreams doesn’t force you into a specific gameplay style, unlike similar games like Little Big Planet and Super Mario Maker. Instead, you can change the gameplay of each level to make it an adventure, puzzle, shooter, or even an old-school 8-bit platformer. When you’re done designing a level, upload it to the internet so that your friends and enemies can try to beat it.

Erica is a mystery movie that you control

Some video games have the feel of playing an interactive movie. Erica by Flavourworks is like that, except instead of passively observing the film, you get to actively shape it.

Erica follows the protagonist as she investigates the murder attempt on her life. The story develops in what amounts to a full-length film that you direct. You can step into Erica’s shoes and steer her destiny with the help of the PS4’s new PlayLink system (technology that lets you play the game through your smartphone or tablet). Should you threaten the strange woman who called you on the payphone, or hear her out? Do you slash at the unknown man who hands you a letter, or do you take his word that he means you no harm? You can even use it to flip through a book’s pages or dry Erica’s eyes. When that happens, it stops feeling like you’re helping a fictional character and starts feeling more like you’re helping a friend.

The game itself (due in 2018) is visually stunning, as Flavourworks aimed to create an experience akin to that of a Hollywood blockbuster. The end product is a massively popular mystery/thriller that, each time you watch it, will feel completely new.

PS1’s MediEvil rises from the dead

PlayStation 1 owners may recall the darkly comedic cult classic MediEvil. If you weren’t around back then—perhaps because you weren’t even born yet—you’ll have another chance in 2018 when MediEvil is remastered for the PlayStation 4.

In MediEvil, you play the role of Sir Daniel Fortesque, a frightened storyteller who bluffs his way into becoming a knight of Gallowmere. He dies in his first battle, but an evil sorcerer named Zarok brings him back to life a century later. Your mission, now that you are a one-eyed, jawless skeleton, is to prevent Zarok from destroying Gallowmere while also improving your appearance.

MediEvil, like the Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy before it, takes a classic forefather of 3D gaming and refines it for modern gamers. Furthermore, it has been suggested that the sequel, MediEvil 2, will be bundled with the release (thanks to anonymous sources claiming to represent Target and Wal-Mart). Whether it is or not, players who enjoy scary stories, funny ghost stories, or a combination of the three will enjoy MediEvil on the PlayStation 4.

Firewall: Zero Hour lets you hack or fight the hackers

The PlayStation VR allows users to enter virtual realities without leaving their own. Why not surround yourself with a team of highly skilled mercenaries who are aiming their guns squarely at you?

Firewall: Zero Hour, due out in 2018, is the latest in a long line of first-person squad-based battle games, but as a VR title, you’re more immersed than ever before. One group of elite mercenaries has the mission of hacking the enemy’s computer to steal the valuable information it contains, while the other group’s job is to prevent them from doing so. There is support for up to eight players at once, and the 3D visuals and sound will make it feel like you’re really there as you blow your friends to bits if they get trapped in a tight spot.

If you want to practice with Firewall: Zero Hour but none of your friends are available, that’s not a problem. You can play up to nine separate missions solo, and doing so will earn you experience that can be used to your advantage in the game’s multiplayer mode. If you’re lucky, your friends won’t notice that you’re training alone in between squad dates, and you’ll easily dominate every match.

Trover Saves The Universe shares Rick & Morty’s creator

In Trover Saves the Universe, you play as a naked purple guy named Trover, who must rescue puppies from a “beaked lunatic” named Glorkon. This platformer is easily the most ridiculous exclusive on PlayStation’s list. If you find it helpful, Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, is responsible for Trover.

You can expect almost nothing to make sense in this game, but almost everything to be hilarious. The teaser trailer for Trover demonstrated this by showing a man playing the game in the bath before he was electrocuted when his TV fell in. You can tell more about the game’s sense of humor from Trover rushing in and pleading for someone to call 711 because “that’s the emergency dial number for — in this weird part of the g-galaxy … see, because this is a sci-fi … based … thing,” than from any gameplay-heavy trailer.

Despite Sony not even confirming a release year, much less a specific date, the company has managed to pique the interest of many. When Trover finally launches, it’ll be playable on both the PS4 and PSVR. Roiland claims that “there are different jokes” in both versions, so it’s worthwhile to play them both ways. That’s actually a pretty good attitude. After all, not every game needs to have the same level of seriousness, realism, or grandiosity. A game needs to be lighthearted and goofy every once in a while.

Megalith has you fighting to become a god

There is no shortage of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, but how many of them let you declare yourself a god once you’ve conquered the competition? Not many, unless you count Megalith, in which your sole mission is to wipe out your enemies and ascend to godhood.

Megalith, a PlayStation VR game scheduled for release in 2018, will transport players to the time of the ancient Titans, monstrous beings who existed before the Greek gods of Mount Olympus. Megalith, being a video game, naturally takes liberties with these mythical creatures, transforming them into semi-robotic, gun-toting monsters that the ancient Greeks would have surely feared. You and your friends choose Titans you like and engage in battle using a variety of attacks and physical strength. The surviving Titan is the absolute ruler.

Besides the teaser trailer, developer Disruptive Games hasn’t shown much gameplay footage, but that should change soon. Without seeing much of the game, it’s easy to see that a game that combines the gameplay of League of Legends with the monsters from Shadow of the Colossus in glorious virtual reality is destined to rule.

Déraciné keeps you frozen in time

Like countless other games before it, Déraciné is primarily a point-and-click adventure game with a mystery component. This game (due out in 2018) started out as just another clicker, but thanks to VR and player creativity, it has evolved into something much more.

It is up to you, a magical fairy, to unravel the mystery unfolding in a desolate old boarding school. The catch is that, as an invisible fairy, you can’t exactly fly up to the students and start interrogating them. You’ve been halted in time and can only watch what’s happening in fragments and snapshots. To add insult to injury, the time you’re frozen in is constantly shifting, sending you careening between the past, the present, and the future.

No matter when or where you enter the school, there will always be things to discover, like clues and pieces of evidence that will shed light on the larger mystery and shed light on the students’ daily lives. The game’s visual style fits perfectly with that of a frozen fairy who lives and works in a gorgeous, hauntingly quiet, ancient building: beautiful and almost dreamlike. You should still make room on your digital bookshelf for Déraciné, even if virtual, visual novels aren’t really your thing.

Star Child merges VR with side-scrolling

3D is awesome. Greatness also lies in the open-world sandbox. However, Star Child seems well-equipped to fill the void left in our gaming hearts by the classic two-dimensional side-scrolling platformers of yesteryear.

The story details we have so far have a Metroid vibe to them. Spectra and her space partner, King, crash-land on an alien planet inhabited by a race threatened with extinction by an even more ruthless rival race. Before the evil entities can completely overrun the planet, it is her responsibility to restore its defense mechanisms.

The difference between Spectra and Samus is in how she gets the job done. In the course of the game, Spectra learns to manipulate her environment for her own benefit and that of those around her. This seems like it will lead to a more powerful hero as well as environments that are always changing and adapting to meet the demands of Spectra.

The two-dimensional side-scroller Star Child is coming to the PlayStation VR in 2018. This should be an intriguing choice. In the past, however, virtual side-scrollers like Wario Land for the Virtual Boy have been successful. We expect Star Child to succeed and surprise because, to put it mildly, the PSVR is not the Virtual Boy.

Blood and Truth pits you against a criminal empire

The upcoming SIE London Studios game Blood and Truth will bring you as close to crime, death, and destruction as you ever want to get. You play as special forces agent Ryan Marks, whose family has been kidnapped by bloodthirsty criminals, in Blood and Truth, a first-person virtual reality adventure set in the criminal underground of modern-day London (where else would London Studios set it?). And he couldn’t be more displeased about it.

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Everything in Blood and Truth is meticulously crafted to feel authentic. For instance, firing a gun will cause the controllers to shake and echo in the same way that a real gun would. You will use both controllers as if they were actual gun parts when you need to load. Pressing a button, for example, will be done in a more natural way than simply pressing X on the controller.

The developers also state that you will have the freedom to “make your own dialogue choices” that will affect the course of the story and the personality of your character. While we won’t know the full extent of this until more information is released, it appears that London Studios intends for you to voice Agent Marks rather than select dialogue options, with the game using your voice to tell the story. If that’s the case, this game could be a true innovation, letting you sink your teeth into your avatar in ways that have only been imagined before.

And the rest

The aforementioned titles aren’t the only PS4-exclusives available. PlayStation VR owners, keep your eyes peeled for Golem, a game about a hurt kid who learns to command ever-larger and deadlier golems. Then there’s Catherine: Full Body, an updated version of the supernatural love story with an extra female lead to tempt Vincent even more than before. Persona 3: Dancing in the Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in the Starlight are two dancing games that lucky Persona fans can enjoy.

Tetris Effect adds rhythm, music, and lights to the classic puzzle game. You play the role of a ghostly friend to a lonely child in the PlayStation VR game Ghost Giant, moving and lifting various objects to advance the story and reveal hidden secrets. A prelude to the upcoming sequel Gungrave G.O.R.E., Gungrave VR is a virtual reality reimagining of the PlayStation 2 shooter Gungrave. You can become a cute robot and travel through space to find your lost robot friends in the PlayStation VR game Astro Bot. Finally, try looking for a variety of PlayLink party games like UNO (you know what UNO is) and Melbits World (a cute puzzle-platform game about making the internet a better place).

It’s clear that the new PS5 won’t be hogging all the spotlight just yet, even if Sony doesn’t announce any additional PS4 exclusives beyond what’s mentioned here. The PlayStation 4 is far from being obsolete.

10 Tips for Getting More Out of Your PS4

1. Play Some Excellent Games

The PlayStation 4 is unrivaled when it comes to playing top-tier video games. There’s no scarcity of incredible adventures to embark on. There is a wide variety of games available, from the city-swinging antics of Marvel’s Spider-Man to the search for buried treasure in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the exploration of Norse mythology in God of War.

There are many excellent PS4-only games, but Sony’s console also supports games developed for other platforms by both large and small studios. So, why not fire up your PS4 and start shopping at the PlayStation Store?

2. Sign Up for PlayStation Plus

Online multiplayer gaming on the PlayStation 4 requires a paid membership to PlayStation Plus. The annual fee is $59.99, but your first payment will get you 15 extra months.

You can save money and store your games in the cloud with PS Plus. You get two games each month for free, and they’re not exactly budget titles. If you add them to your library before they expire, you can keep them for as long as you like.

3. Connect With Friends

Get in touch with pals who have a PS4 and play together. From the main menu, choose Friends, then search for the user’s name and click the “Add to Friends” button. Connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts automatically by going to Settings > Account Management > Link with Other Services.

If you add a player to your friend list, you’ll be able to communicate with them, view their profile and achievements, form multiplayer parties with them, and more. Engage in conversation.

4. Increase Your Storage Capacity

Even though the newest PS4 models come with a 1TB hard drive, you will quickly fill it up. Even disc-based games must be installed on the console, and titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 require more than 100GB.

Increasing your storage space will prevent you from having to repeatedly uninstall games. One option is to upgrade the PS4’s internal drive, but connecting an external hard drive is much simpler.

5. Broadcast to Twitch or YouTube

The PlayStation 4 streamlines the process of streaming your gameplay to platforms like Twitch and YouTube, which has revolutionized the gaming industry. To begin broadcasting your gameplay, press the Share button on your controller, go to the Broadcast menu, and then select the desired service.

The streaming experience is maximized when a PlayStation Camera and microphone are used. Broadcasting can begin much sooner than on a personal computer, and the quality is satisfactory.

6. Customize the Theme

Changing the look of your PlayStation 4 can be done in a matter of minutes. To access the various theme options, navigate to Settings > Themes. Choose Default, for instance, to make only cosmetic adjustments to the menu’s background color.

Custom > Select Image lets you use your own image, while Find in PlayStation Store lets you download and install new themes, many of which are animated. A theme may be included with your game purchase or offered as a pre-order incentive.

7. Play Remotely on PC

The PlayStation 4 is not required for playing PS4 games. Despite how strange it may sound, for $99 per year, PlayStation Now allows you to stream a variety of PS3 and PS4 games to your PC.

Since the games are streamed, there is no need to take up much room on your hard drive, and you can keep track of your progress on both your PC and console. Visit Sony’s PS Now on PC page for more details and to download the PS Now app.

8. Use PlayStation Mobile Apps

If you already own a PlayStation console and a PC, downloading the mobile app will allow you to take your gaming experience with you wherever you go. Numerous apps are offered for both Android and iOS.

Using the various apps, you can quickly communicate with friends and fellow gamers, post in online communities, and even remotely download games to your console. Sony’s PlayStation App page has additional information and download links.

9. Listen to Music

Turn on your PlayStation 4 and crank some tunes. You can connect your Spotify account to your PlayStation 4 by installing the Spotify app from the PlayStation Store.

You can play games while listening to your favorite songs on Spotify because it will continue to run in the background. To access the audio settings, press the PlayStation button on your controller, or use the Spotify app on your mobile device and set the console as the streaming device.

10. Track Your Trophies

If you can’t boast about your prowess to your friends, there’s no point in playing these games. The PlayStation version of Microsoft’s Xbox achievements, trophies, make it easy to do just that. There is a progressive scale of difficulty from bronze medals to platinum awards.

To view all of your accumulated trophies, select Trophies from the main menu. Examine the details of each to find out how uncommon a trophy is (how many other players have the same trophy), view a screenshot taken automatically when you earned it, and evaluate your collection against that of your friends.

Get Extra Kit for Your PS4

Using these guidelines, you should be able to get more out of your PS4 right out of the box. A headset or PlayStation Camera are just two examples of the many available add-ons that can enrich your gaming experience.