PS4 has definitely had its share of 2017 with many impressive games to be played on the console. To help you decide among the best, the Best PS4 Games list below shall help you to sort your decisions, and have excellent games to fill your evenings.
Trying to cover the best of a diverse genre: horror, RPG, fighting and more, the list couples the new releases as well as modern classics. From Horizon Zero: Dawn to the classic Battlefield 1, the list has those names which are definitely worth boosting your gaming library.
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The Best PS4 Games 2017
Read on, and see which of these matches to your level of thrill.
1. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Killzone devs Guerrilla brings one of the best-crafted games of 2017. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, you are presented with an astonishingly rich world to explore and get lost. Step into the shoes of Alloy, and hunt down mechanical creatures, considering your strategies rather than just blasting in. Use of slower weapons like bows add to the tactical take on the action. Try to unravel a lost past and the mystery behind these corrupted machines.
It is an immensely enjoyable game and a “must own game of 2017”.
2. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Survival-horror is the genre most effectively portrayed by the Resident Evil franchise, as it comes out with its latest reinvention of the series.
A new camera that lets you experience terror up close, this is a much slower burning fear from a previous couple of games’ action blowouts. If you have the stomach for the gore, this game enables you to pursue a slasher movie style as you fight against the Bakers through the large crumbling house.
The VR experience adds to its glory, undeniably putting you to hell as you try to play some of the sections in Capcom’s latest horror entry.
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3’s quasi-open world lets you enjoy an RPG with tremendous scope and storytelling, with genuinely entertaining missions and an eclectic cast of characters which help bring the world to life.
The combat in the game may seem challenging at first, but with time, it has enough depth to keep you engrossed for a 100+ hour main game, also added with two full expansions of that runs over 40 hours. Pick up CD Projekt Red’s award winning Game of the Year edition and enjoy a universe fighting against the supernatural rather than leaning on same old Tolkien fantasy troops. Amazing stuff.
A classic arena team shooter from Blizzard blitzed the 2016 Golden Joystick awards securing the best original game, multiplayer, best gaming moment, best competitive game and of course, the best PC game.
Put in a bright and cartoonish science fiction universe; it lets you experience six-on-six battles with heroes having crazy abilities and spectacular moments, that will have you going to achieve the Play of The Game at least once.
Different game modes with specific objectives, coupled with great visuals, tight maps and amazing characters, it is a good old fashioned fun, that is thoroughly recommended.
With a hidden difficulty mode set into the game, that involves no helpful text pop-ups, and tests the player’s patience in skillfully trying to memorize his enemy’s attack pattern, striking at the right moments, and prevail in the game’s impeccable melee combat, Bloodborne is truly a master of its kind.
From Software’s enigmatic RPG that has a story shrouded in mystery, you move through the city that drips with dread: a monster in every corner, or another twisted piece of lore. The Trick variants (morphing between long and short form states) is one of the most satisfying slaughtering tools you will find. Go ahead, test it.
6. Destiny 2
If you have loved Destiny, this game will definitely impress you as it is already garnering a lot of praise for selecting the best parts of its predecessor and doing away with all the bullshit.
An addictive new beautiful world for the Guardians, a fresh subclass for each class, the planets of Nessus, Io and Titan are now the playgrounds for your teams-of-four to try more exquisite adventures, looting through more of the stuff.
Satisfying gameplay and addictive online modes, it is a grand way to spend countless hours on your console.
7. Battlefield 1
Set in a historical timeline, DICE’s Battlefield 1 stands apart from all other modern military shooters with new weapons and vehicles, which will help you experience the roots of the game in a conflict during the World War One days that feels all too real.
A single player campaign broken into six sections, each time playing with a different character, and a frontline location, it goes as far as to feed itself into the multiplayer mode.
Very impressive with the graphics, entertainment, as well as a bit of emotion at times, Battlefield 1 is a must-play.
8. NieR Automata
A dense, post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has fled Earth to seek refuge on the moon, but has left remnants in the form of combat droids to fight against other worldly characters, Platinum Games’ sequel to the 2010 NieR puts you into the shoes of one of these droids named 2B, accompanied by another droid 9S, to explore this stunning game world.
A mixture of high octane combat and a compelling story, it is a mythical masterpiece that you will find very entertaining.
9. Injustice 2
NetherRealm Studios has crafted one of the finest fighting games of 2017, making use of the DC heroes and villains, in a combat system that boasts a massive amount of customization making use of an addictive loot system.
The solo campaign reads a story much better than some plots in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Offering excellent gameplay mechanics, it takes into account the entertainment for button mashers or seasoned players who are there to improve their skills. Comic book fans have a lot to go here, to put themselves in context of Superman, Batman, Joker and more, and go fist to fist with their friends.
10. Persona 5
Atlus’ latest masterpiece is arguably the finest JRPG on PS4.
Start playing as a young boy who is starting a new life in Tokyo, you will soon find yourself in several sticky situations, as you lead your pack of Phantom Thieves to tear down the walls of social injustice. You will need to attend classes, create friendships and then infiltrate dungeons, so as to defeat people in real world.
Addictive gameplay, beloved characters, wonderful visuals and a well written plot, makes Persona 5 a must add to your gaming calendar for this year.
Special Mention: The Last Guardian
The game had been in the making for the past ten years, and now after its release showcases a brilliant attraction for platforming and puzzle solving players.
Apart from some camera bugs, players ready to go beyond that can experience an unforgettable and emotional gaming experience, which nevertheless makes it a masterpiece.
Well, this ends our list of the best games that can be played on PS4 right now. Each of these games that can keep you entertained for hours and assure a real jam-packed gaming experience that you will never forget. Try them right now.