Here at Blog of Games, we love our free games. I mean… who doesn’t? (Check out some free online horror games here). But with so many options out there, it can be hard to find the ones that are truly worth playing.
When it comes to the PlayStation 4, there are a fair amount of free games to choose from, so we sieved through them and found the best ones. Here is our list of the 5 best free PS4 games.
Warframe is an online third-person shooter game that was first released in 2013 by game developer Digital Extremes. When it was first released, the game didn’t pick up too much traction with PS4 users, but has since developed over the years to become one of the best free PS4 games available. With the recent Plains of Eidolon expansion pack, and with more expansions planned in the future, the developers of Warframe keep the game contemporary and enjoyable to play for their ever-growing community.
Players take on the role of an ancient warrior, Tenno, who is an adept combatant with various weapons and suits that each offer different perks and strengths. Tenno belongs to an ancient species that are experiencing a resurgence in the solar system as they attempt to supress the rise of enemy species seeking to destroy the world. The suits and weapons that the character uses can be upgraded throughout the course of the game as you level up.
Warframe missions can be played with up to three other online players or be completed alone (not recommended!). It is wise to team up with other players if you want to progress further in the game and level up faster. Within a team of people with different skills and attributes, you can coordinate some impressive chains of attacks in order to defeat enemy targets.
As far as free PS4 games go, you can’t do too much better than Warframe, particularly if you’re a fan of third-person shooter games. The online community is a friendly and lively one and it is well worth checking out this game if you are looking for some of the best free ps4 games around at the moment.
Neverwinter is a free MMORPG game that was developed by Cryptic Studios and made available to PlayStation 4 users in 2016. The game is part of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
In Neverwinter, players create their protagonist from a choice of eight different classes taken from the Dungeons & Dragons series and explore the eponymous city of Neverwinter. The main aim of the game is to defeat the rising dead that have become more prevalent following the disappearance of the Lord of Neverwinter, leaving the city in a state of unrest and chaos.
This MMORPG has a huge world for the player to explore, which has an impressive number of quests within it to complete. The combat in the game is sharp, fast, and fluid, and generally follows the same fighting system as other games in the genre – basic attacks, supercharge attacks, daily abilities, etc. Neverwinter also has a crafting system that seems complex at first, but quickly becomes familiar and a great way to forge powerful items that you can use to your advantage in combat.
One of the best features of this game is its fealty to the free-to-play concept, and the game is completely playable without the need to other make any in-game purchases, unless you want to upgrade your mounts and companions to have an extra edge over other players. This, and the fact that there is so much game time, truly make this one of the best free PS4 games to play at this moment and is a game that we can recommend with confidence.
3. Star Trek Online
Star Trek Online is an MMORPG game that was developed by Cryptic Studios and made available to PS4 users in 2016. The game is set 30 years after the film Star Trek: Nemesis and has been going strong in the MMORPG genre for almost a decade since its original Microsoft Windows release.
In the game, players must first decide which faction to play alongside – Klingon, Starfleet, or Romulan. Then, the player is given command of their own ship, from which they are able to “beam down” to numerous locations within the Star Trek universe.
The combat in Star Trek Online takes place both in space and on the ground, the latter of which are fast-paced missions that can be over in a flash if executed properly. Space combat, on the other hand, is a more long-winded and tactical process in which the player has to plan properly in order to defeat enemy capital ships and their captains.
The games story is really what makes Star Trek Online one of the best free PS4 games to play right now. Without giving too much away, the storyline is loyal to the franchise and you will discover places and faces that are recognisable from the series, which make the game especially enjoyable for the Trekkies out there. Yet, being a fan of Star Trek is not essential to enjoy the game, and we recommend that all MMORPG fans should give this game a try.
2. Fortnite Battle Royale
When people talk about Fortnite, it quickly becomes evident that the game is a marmite-esque love it or hate it title that strongly divides gamers. Though, I don’t seem to fall into either category. I enjoy the game, but I don’t love it. Nor do I hate it. One thing is for sure though, this game is great fun and fully worthy of a place on any list of the best free PS4 games available right now.
Fortnite was released in 2017 by Epic Games and was part of the booming 100 player battle royale system that was brought into the mainstream initially by PUBG. Fortnite Battle Royale has attracted huge attention, gathering more that 125 million annual players and influencing contemporary culture in various ways.
In the game, players battle against other online users in teams ranging from 1 to 4 people. Every player begins the game without a weapon and must scavenge the land in which they are dropped into on the map in search for resources, weapons, and items.
To ensure that the game doesn’t become stagnant, an incoming storm encircles the map, shrinking it intermittently to the point where it becomes impossible to avoid other players – the last squad standing wins. The graphics are smooth, stylish, and colorful, and the game definitely has its own distinct personality
Despite being a polarizing game, it is one that can provide hours of enjoyment, particularly if you want to get good at it (it took me a few hours to even get my first kill…). The scavenge and hunt aspect of the game also adds a sense of fulfilment to your progress. If you haven’t tried this game yet, we highly recommend you do and see what all the hype is about – you’re not forced to like it, but it’s free so… why not?
Paladins: Champions of the Realm is an online shooter game developed by Hi-Rez and released for the PlayStation 4 in 2018. The game has received critical acclaim and has been compared to Overwatch and Team Fortress 2.
The game takes the format of a 5 vs 5 hero battle in which players customize their character in various ways to give themselves a unique set of perks and attributes for the benefit of their combat abilities. In total, there are 26 hero characters to choose from, and all of them are great in their own way.
A great aspect of the game is that each character is adaptable through the use of the card loadout system. At the beginning of every battle, players choose a pre-set that contains 5 out of a total of 16 cards, with each card altering the characters stats and abilities. Experimenting with the loadouts is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the game and you can spend hours just trialling the different options that are best for your style.
A reasonable array of different maps and battle formats make this game one of our 5 best free PS4 games and its fast-paced action and character customization make it a ‘must try’ for fans of the online shooter genre and anyone else looking for a free game to attempt.
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