Best PS4 games 2020: the PlayStation 4 games you need to play

1- Apex Legends

Apex Legends is another contender vying for the battle royale crown. Developed by Respawn Entertainment and set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is a squad-based battle royale shooter where teams of three go up against 57 other players to try to gather loot and be the last person (or squad) standing.
However, unlike Fortnite and PUBG, Apex Legends sees players take on a class, each represented by a unique character (imagine Fortnite mixed with Overwatch and you will be on the right track.)
Apex Legends is the perfect battle royale game for those who enjoy the genre’s premise but can’t get on board with Fortnite’s building or PUBG’s competitiveness – and it’s free. Plus, different classes, abilities, and limited-time events make for a more dynamic experience overall.

2- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

It is the most recent addition to the epic Assassin’s Creed RPG franchise. Odyssey is set during the Peloponnesian War and sees you stepping into the sandals of either Alexios or Kassandra as they try to uncover the truth about their history while navigating the turbulent world of Ancient Greece as a mercenary.
Odyssey is a graphically stunning PS4 game that will take you to the heart of Ancient Greece, quickly securing it in our collection of the best PlayStation 4 games – and we’re expecting the next chapter in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will follow suit. Just make sure you have the time to play it because there’s over 100 hours of content to enjoy here.

3:- Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1’s historical setting helps it stand apart from the rest of the modern military shooters on the market, with all-new weapons, vehicles, and level designs that feel fresh and capture the chaos and brutality of war.
The game offers a poignant and entertaining single-player campaign that sets a new standard for the first-person shooter. Broken into six sections, each following a different character and front line location, the campaign never feels dull or repetitive.
The single-player campaign even feeds neatly into Battlefield 1’s multiplayer mode, which, while familiar, also benefits from the much-needed breath of life that the change in setting gives.

4- Bloodborne

From Software’s enigmatic and notoriously challenging, Souls titles all hold critical and fan acclaim, but none are as stylistically interesting as the quasi-Industrial era Bloodborne.
It plays like an RPG set indelibly on a hidden difficulty mode with all the helpful text pop-ups removed – which is to say it requires more than a fraction of patience from the player.
But that’s the point: in Bloodborne for the PS4, you get out what you put into it. Victory’s all the more rewarding when you’ve watched your enemy, memorized his attack patterns, struck at the opportune moment, and prevailed via the game’s impeccable melee combat.

5- Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) is something of a reset for the bestselling FPS franchise – removing the frills of zombies, jetpacks, double-jumps, and futuristic gadgetry for a grounded take on what military engagement looks like in the 21st century.
The name is no coincidence, either; 2007’s Modern Warfare was a landmark entry in the Call of Duty series, and Activision is looking to recreate what made the game of the same name so successful. Modern Warfare is all about the gritty realities of war this time out, with the ‘modern’ of the ‘Modern Warfare’ title that refers to the gear, weapons, and gadgetry being used today in the Middle East and Russia than the far-flung fantasies of science fiction.
While Modern Warfare has some glaring issues with regards to its campaign, it’s still the best installation the series has seen with tight shooting and more multiplayer modes than you can shake a stick at.

6:- Control

The dark horse of 2019, Remedy Entertainment’s Control, is an action-adventure with a difference.
Control sees you stepping into the shoes of Jessie Faden, the newest director of the clandestine Federal Bureau of Control (FBC) – a Government agency that researches and ultimately aim to control, paranormal activity. But Jessie’s new role has a few issues not precisely laid out in the job description, including the uprising of a paranormal force known only as of the Hiss.
The affinity with which Remedy has courted multiple difficult genres in film and games with Control and still managed to deliver a mind-bending story evocative of True Detective and Twin Peaks is remarkable.

7:- Death Stranding

Death Stranding had us worried for a bit. When Kojima Productions’ first title was announced back at E3 2016, it did so to a confused and excited crowd. And the path to launch didn’t see these feelings change much – they just swayed more into the confusion side. 

We have seen bottled babies, sea otter costumes, and even the appearance of Conan O’Brien, and every new trailer filled us more with fear than hype. But it was all worth it. Death Stranding is an incredible title that is equally beautiful and unique. Without giving away too much, the premise is that you step into the shoes of deliveryman Sam Bridges (played by Norman Reedus), who delivers special cargo in the wake of the Death Stranding. This mysterious phenomenon wiped out many innocent lives. But obviously, it’s not all that simple. 

Death Stranding is something to be experienced. It’s definitely an essential PS4 game – if not the crucial PS4 game – but, we warn you now, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

8:- Doom Eternal

Doom is back, and it’s the best it’s ever been. Not only does Doom Eternal boast all the blood-pumping, gore-packed fun we expect from a Doom game, it also adds a bunch of new RPG-like elements we didn’t even know we needed.
If you’re looking for a game that doesn’t focus too much on narrative and instead throws you into ripping and tearing some demons (all while an adrenaline-inducing metal soundtrack plays), then Doom Eternal is one not to be missed.

9:- Dreams

Dreams are less like a game and more like a platform. Developed by Media Molecule, the creators of Little Big Planet, Dreams allows players to play, create and share worlds, games, artwork, music, and more. All of this content is created in Dreams, which provides players with a plethora of tools to get creative. But if you’re not quite an artist, you can take advantage of the incredible (and sometimes odd) creations of others.

10:- FIFA 20

FIFA is, for many console owners, a highly-anticipated annual event. The latest and arguably most excellent installment in the football sim series has arrived in the form of FIFA 20, and it’s straight into our list of the best PS4 games.
With 2019’s iteration of the stalwart series, EA appears to have made some bold strides in the right direction, especially when it comes to giving players what they’ve been asking for in terms of game modes and statistical tinkering.
Add to that a fantastic new way to play in Volta, a light-hearted set of modes for couch co-op and some bright, nuanced gameplay tweaks that coax out a more fair and rewarding game of soccer; this is not an in-between year or an easy skip if you’re a franchise fan. It might be the best FIFA game in a good few years, achieved mainly by responding to fan feedback with healthy design decisions.
You can read our full review of FIFA 20 right here and make sure you’re the best on the pitch using our tips and tricks guide. Also, check out everything we know about FIFA 21 so far.

11:- Ghost of Tsushima

The long-awaited PS4 exclusive lets you live out your samurai dreams, slicing and dicing bandits and invaders alike, but also lets you fully inhabit the Japanese feudal setting that acts as its stage.
What the game lacks in originality overall makes up for an impeccable commitment to respectfully rendering this historical era, resulting in a stylish food of the best ideas seen in open-world gaming this generation, and a fitting swan-song to the PlayStation 4.

12:- Grand Theft Auto V

GTA V is also the best golf game, the best tennis sim, the undisputed virtual yoga champ, one of the best racers… it’s even a pretty serviceable MMO.
We’re used to scaling and scope from Grand Theft Auto, but what Trevor, Franklin, and Michael bring us is a staggeringly well-realized city seen from three entirely different perspectives.
Trevor, the maniacal rampage killer whom we discover to be in all of us when we play a Rockstar game; Franklin, the classic rags-to-riches character with street smarts and the ability to pull off a bandana; and Michael, the troubled criminal with a dysfunctional family and a beer gut to show for his life of violence. If a campaign isn’t for you, then there’s a free online multiplayer mode – GTA Online – that you can necessarily use as your chaotic virtual playground.
However, you play GTA V – a multiplayer muck about, a story-driven third-person actioner, a flight sim – it reveals itself to be the best game on both this generation and the last. One of the very best PS4 games.

13:- Overwatch

Overwatch has, without a doubt, been one of our favorite multiplayer games to come out in the past few years – and we’re expecting Overwatch 2 to be just as good. It’s a classic team arena shooter from Blizzard, setting two six-person teams of wildly different characters against each other in a bright and cartoonish science fiction universe.
Great graphics, tight maps, and a good roster of characters to enjoy playing. Overwatch is good old fashioned fun, and we thoroughly recommend it.

14:- Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 took 2018 by storm, giving us the gun-toting, western open-world we were hoping for. You play as Arthur Morgan, a gunslinger in the notorious Van Der Linde gang, as he navigates the trials and tribulations of the changing west.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is undoubtedly a game that will keep you busy. Between story missions, mini-games, activities, and side quests, you will find yourself sinking plenty of hours into this title without noticing it. And with Red Dead Online, you can team up with a posse of friends to play.

15:- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Geralt didn’t have the smoothest of entries to PS4, but after some heavy patching and a lot of angry words about visual downgrades, we’re left with an RPG boasting tremendous scope and storytelling.
Oh, and combat. And don’t forget Gwent, the in-game card game. And there’s the crafting to get stuck into. And the alchemy.
You’re rarely short of things to entertain yourself within The Witcher 3’s quasi-open world, then, and all the better that you’re in a universe that involves the supernatural without leaning on the same old Tolkien fantasy tropes. It’s refreshing stuff.
Once you’ve jumped in, you may want to check out the Witcher TV series with Henry Cavill taking on Geralt’s role. Keep an eye out on the dev’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game, too.

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