With a whopping 102.8 million unit sales since being launched in 2013, PS4 has dethroned both the original PlayStation (102.5 million) and the Nintendo Wii (101.6 million) to become the second best selling console of all time. Beyond the impressive numbers, the eighth-generation home video game console is a delight to play. Over the years, what has proved a game-changer for the console is a huge roster of awesome games that keep arriving. Whether you have missed out on some of the most exciting games that have graced the video game console or would like to pick out the collection of the best PS4 exclusives to light up your free times, this roundup can cater to your needs with aplomb.

With a whopping 102.8 million unit sales since being launched in 2013, PS4 has dethroned both the original PlayStation (102.5 million) and the Nintendo Wii (101.6 million) to become the second best selling console of all time. Beyond the impressive numbers, the eighth-generation home video game console is a delight to play. Over the years, what has proved a game-changer for the console is a huge roster of awesome games that keep arriving. Whether you have missed out on some of the most exciting games that have graced the video game console or would like to pick out the collection of the best PS4 exclusives to light up your free times, this roundup can cater to your needs with aplomb.

Best PS4 Exclusive Games (Updated September 2020)

I have said it several times before and I would like to repeat the same yet again. Variety is the real spice for fun-filled gaming. No matter how appealing a game maybe, after a while, you may want to take on something out-of-the-box. And this is where a game with plenty of twists and turns can rev up the whole thing.

But then again, there are games that have ageless charm that never become irrelevant in the face of new rivals. Keep that in mind, we have chosen both the classic and the new contenders. So, it doesn’t matter what appeals to your fantasy, chances are you may stumble upon something that you have never tried before. That said, let’s explore the lineup!

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Hits
  4. The Last of Us Remastered
  5. Bloodborne
  6. Horizon Zero Dawn
  7. inFamous: Second Son
  8. Persona 5
  9. God of War
  10. Until Dawn Hits
  11. The Last of Us Part II
  12. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  13. Days Gone
  14. Shadow of the Colossus
  15. Yakuza 6
  16. GT Sport
  17. Detroit Become Human
  18. Warframe
  19. Death Stranding
  20. ASTRO Bot Rescue Mission

List of Top PS4 Exclusives

1. Marvel’s Spider-Man

This one needs no introduction, does it? Marvel’s Spider-Man looks primed for the folks who are enamored by action and adventure games. Featuring stunning acrobatic abilities and improvisation, the game has got all sorts of ingredients to keep you hooked for hours.

Marvel's Spider Man - PS4 Exclusives

But what has made me want this game is the iconic web-slinging and wall-crawling. As a fan of Spider-Man, I have loved indulging in unique environmental actions. Not to mention, the new combats are designed to get the most out of a player. Well, if you don’t mind paying a bit high price, you would love to have it in your roster of the best PS4 exclusives.

Pros

  • Action and adventure
  • Stunning visual quality
  • Intense acrobatic skills
  • Some of the best combats sequences

Cons

  • Sometimes user face black borders

Buy from Amazon: $32.80 

2. Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost Of Tsushima was just released in July this year as a PS4 exclusive and it has already got so many rave reviews from the gaming community. This action-adventure game merges many gaming themes like open-world, combat, and sword fighting to give you a visual treat.

2. Ghost of Tsushima

You play as a samurai and go on a quest to protect the island of Tsushima from the first invasion of Mongols in Japan. It’s a large open world where you have to travel to different places to find clues and secrets which will lead you to enemies. You have to do everything possible to free Tsushima and reclaim your home.

The game is being touted as iconic because of its detailed scenes, backgrounds such as forests, villages, farms, mountainscapes, and more. Simply put, if you want to play the best PS4 exclusive game then Ghost of Tsushima will not disappoint you at all.

Pros

  • A visual treat
  • Based on Japanese mythology
  • Sword fighting
  • A unique mix of many gaming genres

Cons

  • Have to be patient like a samurai

Buy from Amazon: $59.99

3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Hits

When it comes to exciting gameplay, it’s the gripping story that proves to be a game-changer. “Uncharted 4” is the sort of game that never seems to lose their charm. You play as a retired hunter named Nathan Drake who is left with no other option but to embrace the world of thieves.

Uncharted 4- A Thief's End Hits

Drake has to go on a globe-trotting journey to unravel the historical conspiracy behind a pirate treasure. Faced with an enormous challenge, will Drake succeed in his mission? To find that answer you will need to give a shot to this adventure game.

Keep in mind, it will soon throw you out of the battle unless you have hatched a killer strategy to outsmart your enemies!

Pros

  • Classic Uncharted game
  • Unravel mystery 
  • Find treasure
  • Great action sequences

Cons

  • Heavily scripted, which might not be for everyone

Buy from Amazon: $16.48 

4. The Last of Us Remastered Hits

I have put my hands on “The Last of Us Remastered Hits” many a time. But every time I take the game on, it feels challenging to me. And I think it’s the same case with most gamers. Talking about the gameplay, it’s all about exploring a post-pandemic world where survivors are hell-bent on killing each other for food and weapons.

The Last of Us Remastered Hits

But what makes this game standout from the rest is the incredible story-line. It’s not just a game, it’s a cinematic experience. If you are tired of open-world games and want a game that makes you go through a grippy an emotional story, this is the game you should play.

Pros

  • Explore post-pandemic world
  • Powerful female characters
  • Excellent portrayal of characters through motion capture

Cons

  • Couldn’t find one

Buy from Amazon: $15 

5. Bloodborne

All geared up to take on a horrific world where dangers loom large? If your straightforward answer is yes, you can’t get a more challenging terror-ridden game than Bloodborne. Yeah, the game is for the folks who know how to encounter deranged mobs and deadly creatures. In this Action RPG, you have to journey through a horror-filled city where dangers will welcome you with mayhem at every step.

Bloodborne

And unless you are armed with not only a powerful weapon and smart strategy, you would find yourself in deep trouble. But don’t worry, every time you succeed in eliminating your enemies, the game will fill your bucket with a ton of exclusive rewards.

Pros

  • Terror and doom
  • Action RPG
  • Smart strategy required

Cons

  • Too dark for some users

Buy from Amazon: $16.65 

6. Horizon Zero Dawn

What happens when nature and machines get into a deadly war? Well, it’s nothing but the apocalypse takes the center-stage. Packed with several twists and turns, “Horizon Zero Dawn” can appeal to those who are hunting for out-of-the-box gameplay.

Horizon Zero Dawn - PS4 Exclusives

The game presents two completely different elements: the wonderful natural world and advanced technologies. Eventually, it all boils down to the clever Aloy versus the mighty powerful machines. Get into the action to discover which one comes out as the winner in the end.

Pros

  • Post-apocalypse world
  • Advanced weapons
  • Amazing fighting sequences

Cons

  • Visual aspects are not detailed

Buy from Amazon: $15

7. inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: Second Son is over 6 years old, but it’s still ranked among the best PS4 exclusives. A game about a town in the US and the duty to protect your family, friends, and country from mischievous powers. The game is set in a fictional Seattle and follows the story of Delsin Rowe who goes on a mission to collect extraordinary powers.

7. inFamous: Second Son

Based on your choices in the game, you either become good or evil based on the morality points. For example, if you heal a civilian or bust a drug racket then you gain more points and unique abilities.

You will have to fight other evil players who have accumulated similar powers. In tandem, the gameplay is pretty unique and you will have to learn new tricks to protect your family and city.

Pros

  • Set in post-apocalyptic world
  • Reward based on morality
  • Either become good or evil
  • Powerful graphics

Cons

  • Overly simplistic

Buy from Amazon: $15.73

8. Persona 5

Featuring an engaging storyline, “Persona 5” is fun to play. The game is about a group of teenagers and the intriguing trials they encounter. With each case solved, you will get closer to the hidden truth. And the eventual trial will reveal whether the heroes achieve glory or get drowned into ruins.

Persona 5

What has caught my eyes in this game is a unique phantom thief action which brings a lot of fun into the mix. Not to underestimate, the crazy dungeons with several tricks also liven up the entire gameplay. Overall, Persona 5 is one of the coolest PS4 games that you will ever put your hands on.

Pros

  • Mystery and puzzle
  • Full of side quests
  • Fun and exciting gameplay
  • Learn new tricks

Cons

  • The soundtrack is distracting

Buy from Amazon: $18.23

9. God of War

If you have a penchant for the game that compels you to fight to survive, “God of War” is your thing. The game is about a man called “Kratos” who is up against Norse Gods and monsters. He has to not only fight to survive but also help his young son learn the nuances of battle.

God of War - PS4 Exclusives

The game is set within dangerous forests, reals of Norse lore, and mountains. And with a pantheon of creators, gods, and monsters, God of War offers you a lot to encounter. Not to mention the physical combat that can put your gaming skill to the acid test.

I love all the PS4 exclusives mentioned on this list but none of them gets my blood pumping as God of War. This is not just a game its a phenomenon and you should definitely play it.

Pros

  • Fight to survive
  • Set in forest and mountains
  • Great combat sequences

Cons

  • Gets repetitive 

Buy from Amazon: $18.50

10. Until Dawn Hits

Have you ever faced a situation in life where you had to make an impossible choice? No! Let’s encounter such situations in reel life. Until Dawn Hit has impressed me with its unique story that keeps you on the edge all the time. And if you are good at mind games, chances are you will never seem to get enough of this game.

Until Dawn Hits

With several branching storylines, you will be forced to find your path. Aside from the gripping gameplay, it boasts eye-catching graphics that give it a modern look. In a nutshell, Until Dawn Hit deserves to be in your special collection of PS4 apps for more than one reason.

Pros

  • Amazing graphics quality
  • Thrilling narrative
  • Face your fear

Cons

  • Quite short game

Buy from Amazon: $9.50

11. The Last of Us Part II

If you have played the first installment of The Last of Us then you are absolutely going to love the second part. No one thought that the sequel would be able to justify the first part, but part II has managed to do better in terms of gameplay, scale, and visual quality.

11. The Last of Us Part II

The story starts right after the events of Last of Us and drops a bomb on you by killing one of the most loved characters of any game. Then for half the game, you play as a character trying to get your revenge. At mid point, you are thrown into chaos, as the game forces you to play as the villain you were chasing.

The internal conflicts that ensue will drain you emotionally, and by the time you end the game, you will have embarked on a journey that will change you. This one is definitely worth playing.

Pros

  • Set in a post-apocalyptic world
  • Impressive visual quality
  • Kill infected humans

Cons

  • Quite a divisive game

Buy from Amazon: $52.34

12. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Every game in the Uncharted series has been a hit on PS4 and The Lost Legacy is no different. Unlike other installments, here two female characters lead the show and take you to the mountain ranges of India to find the treasure. You have to forge a new path and learn unique fighting skills to defeat Asav, an evil warlord ruling over the Western Ghats.

12. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

You will have to fight an army of insurgents but need to locate the Tusk of Ganesh that is hidden somewhere in the sacred mountains. The game is quite thrilling and if you enjoy scenic locations full of Hindu mythology then you are absolutely going to love this action-adventure game. I would say, even after three years of its release, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy remains one of the best PS4 exclusive games.

Pros

  • Set in India
  • Amazing graphics quality
  • Solve mystery and puzzle
  • Find the treasure

Cons

  • Feels predictable

Buy from Amazon: $19.85

13. Days Gone

It’s the compelling sandbox combat that makes this game a chart-topper. And should you feel the need to bolster your gameplay with some killer moves and strategies, you’ve got to try it out. The game is about survivors and their lives.

Days Gone

In this game, you will don the role of Deacon St. John – a brave hunter – who is faced with a huge struggle for survival. Keep in mind, survival is not the only thing John is after. He is also searching for a life-changing reason to live. Will his life ever find peace in a world where survival seems to be extremely challenging?

Pros

  • Sandbox combat
  • Strategical gameplay
  • Fight to survive
  • Decent graphics

Cons

  • Colour palette is dull

Buy from Amazon: $24.45

14. Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus was released way back in 2006 on PS2 and everyone wanted a remastered version of it. Finally, it happened in 2018 and believe me, you must play this game to understand the classic battle between David vs Goliath. You go on a quest to bring a girl back to life but have to travel through the abandoned land of the ancient world.

14. Shadow of the Colossus

On your way, you face gigantic beasts and you must conquer them to reach the girl. You will find many towering creatures and have to learn to defeat them using uniquely created weapons. Shadow of the Colossus is a game of puzzle and action put together which is an exciting combination. If you want to relive this awesome PS4 exclusive game then just hop on a horseback and get going.

Pros

  • Powerful action sequences
  • Unique weapons
  • Solve puzzles to unearth weapons
  • Towering creatures

Cons

  • Controls seem weak

Buy from Amazon: $19.89

15. Yakuza 6

You might be surprised to see a Yakuza title on this list, but the sixth installment of the game is truly one of the best PS4 exclusives that you have to play to experience the thrill. It’s an open-world, action-adventure game set in Japan where the protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu returns to save his adopted daughter and home town.

15. Yakuza 6

It’s a crime story where you have to fight the corrupt system and free your daughter from the clutches of dictatorial rule. There are many secrets, confessions, and puzzles in the game which will keep you hooked till the very end.

And there are side quests too which are quite amazing to play. Simply put, if you have not played any Yakuza title before, do not worry, just start with Yakuza 6 and you will be off to a thrilling ride.

Pros

  • Crime story
  • Sort of RPG game
  • Protect your town and free your daughter
  • Plenty of side quests

Cons

  • Underwhelming end

Buy from Amazon: $18.84

16. GT Sport

You loved playing DriveClub on PS4? Well, there is a better motor racing game on PS4 and it has everything that you want in a racing game. Released un 2017, GT Sport is now considered one of the top PS4 exclusive games that has the world’s best racing tracks, top car models from various manufacturers, and multiple gaming modes.

16. GT Sport

You can play online in a tournament or special events that are hosted from time to time. What I love about this game is its physics-based game dynamics which is absolutely on point. You will be really in control of the vehicle and also enjoy driving on a fast racing raft. So go ahead and play this thrilling PS4 exclusive game in 2020.

Pros

  • Fantastic racing game
  • Physics-based game dynamics
  • Top car models and tracks
  • Online tournament

Cons

  • Some circuits are less exciting

Buy from Amazon: $15.49

17. Detroit Become Human

Ever dreamt to craft your own story? Enter “Detroit Become Human” to create a unique story to make your wish come true – in reel life. Well, the game offers you full freedom to observe events, feel every aspect of life. Following your own intuition, you can create a remarkable story for each of the three characters of the game.

Detroit Become Human - PS4 Exclusives

Bear in mind, every decision you make will eventually affect the outcome of the story. So, be sure to make choices after giving a serious thought so that you get the desired consequence.

Pros

  • Create your own story
  • Your decision affects the story
  • Unique gameplay

Cons

  • Story feels predictable

Buy from Amazon: $15.95

18. Warframe

Warframe is one of the classic PS4 exclusive games that keeps getting better as you play it over time. It’s an action-packed, third-person game where you have to defeat the oppressive Grinneer Empire to the dust. The whole point of the game is mindless action and once you get the Warframe armour, you will be able to perform unique actions and become the god of defensive powers.

18. Warframe

The game is set in the solar system where you wake up after years of cryo-sleep. Now, you have to master your skills and overthrow the kingdom of Grineer. To sum up, if you are in a mood for endless action then just play Warframe on PS4 and join the battle against the corrupt dictator.

Pros

  • Mindless action sequences
  • Overthrow the dictator
  • Master your skills

Cons

  • Can be repetitive

Download from PS Store: Free

19. Death Stranding

Death Stranding is considered one of the best games on PS4 and you simply can’t give it a miss. The game is conceptualized by the popular game publisher, Konami so it features many ongoing developments around the world. Death Stranding is set in an apocalyptic United States where you work as a porter in a cargo company.

19. Death Stranding

You are tasked to transform the world by connecting the shattered pieces of a just world. In the game, you will spend the majority of your time, on the open plains and hills, walking and delivering the cargo. The game feels like a brilliant open-world hiking simulator, and I loved every moment of it.

And the challenge is not as easy as you think. You will have to face an invisible creature called Beached Things. They entities whose souls are stranded in the world of the living following the events of the Death Stranding. They are extremely dangerous and hostile towards living things.

So, you have to complete your mission, while fighting and avoiding these dangerous entities. Overall, I consider is as one of the best open-world games on PS4 and recommend that you play it.

Pros

  • Set in a post-apocalyptic world
  • Transform the world
  • Death-defying action

Cons

  • Initially, the game is slow

Buy from Amazon: $29.99 

20. ASTRO Bot Rescue Mission

Want to play a VR game on PS4? Well, Astro Bot Rescue Mission is an exciting and fun game that allows you to go on an epic VR rescue mission to save your crew. There are a number of challenges in the game where you have to overcome the deadly traps and reach the final destination.

20. ASTRO Bot Rescue Mission

You will have to cross ravines, water cannons and even a deadly Ninja star to unlock the doors which will lead you to your crew. As the game is fast-paced, you will love playing it on a VR. To conclude, if you are in a mood for a fun and exciting VR game then this PS4 exclusive game has you covered. Keep in mind, you will need a PlayStation VR headset.

Pros

  • Fun VR game
  • Pretty fast-paced
  • Unique gameplay
  • Rescue mission

Cons

  • Sometimes the controller blocks your view

Buy from Amazon: $19.93

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the Best PS4 Exclusive Games?

Marvel’s Spiderman, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us are some of the best PS4 exclusive games. You can go through our list to find new and exciting PS4 games to play in 2020.

Q. Which Console has the Best Exclusives?

Despite Xbox’s better hardware, Sony’s PS4 still has some of the best exclusives. Even the recent viral game, Fall Guys is exclusive on PS4 and PC, putting Xbox behind by a mile.

Q.  What are the Top 10 Games for PS4?

Among the top 10 games for PS4, I would pick Marvel’s Spiderman, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more. For more games, you can go through our curated list of top 20 games for PS4.

Q. Is the Xbox Better than PS4?

In terms of hardware and backward compatibility, Xbox is better than PS4. However, when you consider the quality of games and exclusive titles then PS4 trumps the Xbox console. Also, on the hardware front, things might change in the upcoming PlayStation 5 event on September 16.

Get the Most Out of Best PS4 Exclusive Games

So, these are my top PS4 exclusive games. Though no roster of games can claim to be perfect for everyone, I think this lineup has got a pretty good mix to appeal to most gamers. Let me know which one of these games is going to rock on your video game console. Is it the one that involves plenty of mind games or deadly battles?

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