With the announcement of the PlayStation 5, the PS4 has sidled off-stage and will return for one final encore over the next 12 months. The angular box has been with us for almost six years, blazing ahead as the de facto leader of the 8th generation of games consoles.
During that time, the PlayStation 4 has established a library of thousands of games, covering the gamut from must-play exclusives to AAA bangers and indie gems. It’s got a rich library, no doubt about it, although its value decreases significantly if you also own a gaming PC to play many of these titles at a higher fidelity.
‘Must Play’ games on the system, according to Metacritic, include Red Dead Redemption 2, Bloodborne, God of War, Persona 5, The Last of Us Remastered, The Witcher 3, Uncharted 4, Metal Gear Solid V, Shadow of the Colossus, Undertale, Resident Evil 2, Sekiro, Astro Bot, Celeste, Nier Automata, and more.
There’s also the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, Tetris Effect, Infamous: First Light, Until Dawn, a billion Yakuza games, GTA V, Ratch & Clank, Detroit: Become Human, The Last Guardian, and, er, two Knack games. Then we’ve got The Last of Us: Part 2, Death Stranding, Days Gone, Dreams, Concrete Genie, and more, right around the corner.
It’s easy to look back at past generations with rose-tinted spectacles, yet the PlayStation 4’s library is both broad and deep; arguably becoming one of the most successful consoles of all time. It’s a platform that has helped Sony become the leader in the VR space, selling millions of PSVR headsets and actually investing in virtual reality games like few others are.
But with the sun about to set on the PlayStation 4, what are your feelings on Sony’s consoles? Did it end up a must buy? Did it top even the mighty PS2? Give your rating in the poll and let us know why below!