With your PS4 and pair of DualShock 4 controllers sitting in your entertainment center, you probably want to have the best games available for the console. If you get a kick out of first-person shooters, fighting games or standout indie classics, then the PS4 has an awesome offering of titles that should keep you busy. The launch games that debuted alongside the PS4 are pretty varied, but we’re here to pick the top 10 best PS4 games you need to buy right now. Pick these up now or stuff these in your local PS4’s owners stocking. Your new next-gen Sony console needs the best games possible, so pay attention this list.
Flower is one of the calmest, most relaxing video game experiences that’s ever graced a Sony console. It made gamers pay attention and fall in love on the PS3, so now newfound PS4 owners are getting a chance to explore the wonder of this indie game hit. Controlling the wind as you guide flower petals to a beautiful array of flowers is something that must be seen and played to be believed. This game falls under the “download” section, so make sure you have some digital bucks for it when you buy it.
Old school arcade shoot ’em up games have received a face lift thanks to this brand new PS4 shooter. The graphics pop and the onscreen action gets extremely addictive as more enemies flood your spaceship. Don’t mistake this shooter’s somewhat simplified looks. There’s a deep and rewarding action game here that early PS4 adopters will never grow tired of. Resogun is old school fun on a next-gen system. Resogun usually goes for $15, but you can have it for free with a PS+ subscription.
8. Blacklight Retribution
Free-to-play games are now the norm in the world of video games. The PS4 is playing host to this new offering of content with the new PC first-person shooter port known as Blacklight Retribution. This multiplayer FPS includes all the familiar elements that longtime shooting fans have become accustomed too. The heavy customization features, incredibly fast gunplay and fun multiplayer matches push this game to being the type of release you want on your PS4.
7. DC Universe Online
The massively multiplayer online RPG that’s taken over online servers on the PS3 is now a free downloadable game on the PS4. DC Universe Online is already packed with a huge online base of superheroes and super villains. With the game’s move on over to the PS4, you now have a chance to see what all the fuss is about. Jumping over tall buildings while the Justice League aids you in the background is a gaming experience you have to become a part of just once.
6. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Marvel’s superhero adventure, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, fills the void in the PS4’s “kid-friendly action/adventure” hole. There’s a huge amount of Marvel’s best and brightest characters to play with, along with some fun co-op gameplay that’s perfect for younger PS4 owners. If you’ve ever wanted to smash LEGO blocks with Thor and pull off acrobatic moves with Black Widow, then this hilarious LEGO adventure is perfect for you.
5. Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
More superheroes? Yes, indeed! The initial launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us already came with a nice roster of well known and less popular (but still beloved) DC characters. After it landed on consoles, new characters, costumes and additional DLC content filled the game up with more DC content. The PS4 obviously needs some fighting game goodness, so Injustice has come to the system with an Ultimate Edition. This is the definitive version of DC’s ultimate fighting game.
4. Need for Speed: Rivals
Yeah, we know it sucks that DriveClub has been pushed back for a few years for the PS4. If you’re desperate to fill that racing game itch, then the Need for Speed series will do quite nicely. The newest installment in the series, Need for Speed Rivals, ratchets up the on-road action with crazy conflicts between the racers and the cops that are trying to stop them. The action here is too hard to pass up. Make sure you get your PS4 a racing game worth keeping around until an exclusive PS4 release launches.
3. Madden NFL 25
Sports games are usually among the launch games being offered for brand new consoles. Madden NFL 25 is miles ahead of the previous entries in the series that debuted on the PS3/Xbox 360. The graphics give a strong impression of next-gen gaming hardware and the game’s mechanics still impress. You want some football action worth investing in for your next-gen console? Trust the Madden franchise by hopping onto the Madden NFL 25 gridiron.
2. NBA 2K14
On the other side of the sports spectrum lies the greatest basketball game currently available – NBA 2K14. Lebron James and the rest of the iconic NBA roster have made an awesome transition to the next-generation with this yearly installment. So what’s the big difference between the current-gen and next-gen versions of the game? This version not only looks better that its PS3/Xbox 360 brethren, but it features real-time interviews with the ballers and an even more ridiculous attention to detail. You might spot some sweat and perspiration on your team as you play.
1. Killzone: Shadow Fall
The PS4’s best exlcusive game that you can purchase right now has to be Guerrilla Games’ FPS – Killzone: Shadow Fall. The single-player campaign is rife with amazing set-piece moments and varied gameplay scenarios. The multiplayer options are all entertaining. And most of all, Killzone: Shadow Fall truly looks like the next-gen game you want to show off in front of your friends. If you have a PS4 or are planning to get one for the holidays, this is the number one game you should buy along with it.