10. The Last of Us Remastered (2014)
The only reason why this game isn’t higher is because it is the exact same game as the original that was released for the PS3 in 2013. That being said, it’s still one of the greatest games ever released and the visual improvements made to the remastered game do indeed augment the game to higher levels.
The relationship between Joel and Ellie became one of the best on-screen dynamics to ever be seen in a video game setting, and it’s hard not to get attached to the characters.
In addition to one of the most engaging storylines in gaming history, the gameplay is smooth and enjoyable. Not only is The Last of Us Remastered one of the best PS4 exclusives ever, it is also one of the best games ever released on any platform.
9. Detroit: Become Human (2018)
Everyone knows that developer Quantic Dream knows how to create a gaming masterpiece – just look at Farenheit, Heavy Rain, and Beyond Two Souls.
Detroit: Become Human is no exception and is a worthy addition to the developers immersive interactive gameplay style that make their games so enjoyable. In this PS4 exclusive, your decisions carry weight, and the fate of many lives is determined by your actions. Without giving too much away, the game asks some thought-provoking questions that may stay with you long after completion. With great motion capture and voice acting to boot, Detroit: Become Human was one of our favorite gaming experiences of 2018.
8. The Last Guardian (2016)
The Last Guardian was delayed for so long that many started to give up hope of it ever being released. After initially being announced in 2009, it was finally released in 2016 as a PS4 exclusive, and it’s hard not to argue that it was worth the wait.
This is a game about bonds and friendship that is beautiful and, at times, fairly challenging. Players take on the role of Trico as he solves a number of puzzles that require a coordinated effort with his big furry feline bird friend.
This game won’t be for everyone, particularly if you like a lot of action, but The Last Guardian is a superbly designed and aesthetic masterpiece that does itself proud.
7. Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018)
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a perfect example of how to produce a superhero video game without going over the top. The game does the franchise justice while providing some incredibly smooth and enjoyable gameplay that Insomniac Games have come to be known for.
The main antagonist in the game is Mister Negative, a notorious supervillain within the Marvel Universe. In a somewhat topical plot, he threatens to unleash a virus on the inhabitants of New York City, and it is up to Spider-Man to stop him.
If you’re not the biggest fan of superhero media, there is still fun to be had here and, I mean, what’s not to love about masterfully web-swinging throughout the streets of Manhattan?
6. Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020)
For many people, Final Fantasy 7 is their favorite game in the entire franchise. Not only does the 2020 remake do the original justice, it adds a totally new style to the gameplay that makes you fall in love with the characters all over again.
Played from a third person perspective (a la Final Fantasy XV), navigating the part cyberpunk part steampunk metropolis of Midgar as protagonist Cloud has never been so enjoyable. The modernized combat system and impressive visuals inject a new lease of life into the classic, and the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of the best PS4 exclusive games in recent years.