10 Best PS4 Exclusive Games to Play Right Now

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When it comes to playing games, PlayStation has been one of the best consoles ever.

The experience just keeps getting better with each model. One of the best things about it is that even after a new model is launched, the previous one remains an incredible choice for people who do not want to get the newer one.

One such widely used model is the PS4. Since its rollout, it has been a top choice for gamers worldwide. Also, the fact that it has a huge number of exclusive games to its name only makes things better.

The advanced capabilities, high-quality graphics, and stunning visuals of these exclusive games push the limits of the console, giving you some of the most immersive and engaging gameplay you could ever play.

In this post, we’ll dive into some of the best PS4-exclusive games that you simply cannot miss. These games are spread across different genres, so there’s something for everybody.

If that sounds interesting, let’s find out more.

History of PS4 Exclusives

The rollout of PS4-exclusive games was not smooth, as many initial titles didn’t do well. However, when it gained momentum, the bar shifted quickly. A lot of the PS4 exclusives went on to win awards and were praised worldwide.

Let’s look at some of the titles that are the highlight of this console.

➡️ God of War with Multiple Awards 🏆

Starting with the best of the best releases by the console, God of War took the gaming world by storm when it was released in 2018. It racked up Game of the Year awards left, right, and center – and totally deserved so.

God of War with Multiple Awards
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This mythological stunner is a storytelling masterpiece with unbeatable visuals and excellent combat moves. It takes Kratos’s saga to a whole new level in a way that’ll leave you awestruck if you haven’t played the game yet.

After bagging all those awards, I can’t help but imagine the lack of space in the Santa Monica Studio.

➡️ The Last of Us Part II Impressed the Critics 👏🏻

The second installment of The Last of Us is an emotional roller-coaster from Naughty Dog that gave the gaming world one of the most powerful stories in gaming history.

The Last of Us Part II Impressed the Critics
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Even though it’s a highly controversial game, if you view it from the players’ perspective, there’s no denying that this game is ambitious. It won a staggering number of awards, including Game of the Year 2020.

The characters of Ellie and Joel impressed the critics and received all the positives from the franchise lovers.

➡️ Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Stole Hearts One Last Time ❤️

The installment where we bid adieu to Nathan Drake, people couldn’t stop talking about Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. This PS4 exclusive ended the protagonist’s journey in style, and the audience couldn’t have asked for a better way to do that.

 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Stole Hearts One Last Time
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This game swept numerous awards for its narrative, graphics, and overall gameplay. Not to mention, it remains a game that’s still talked about highly.

Each of these games has redefined what video games can achieve – in their own way. The critical acclaim and many awards they received speak volumes about the kind of experience they deliver and its impact on the gaming world.

Now that we know what’s special about PS4-exclusive games, it’s time to jump into the list and learn about each game in detail.

Batman: Arkham VR

Batman: Arkham VR by Rocksteady Studios gives you the perfect platform to step into the Dark Knight’s universe and get the true essence of Batman. You get to experience and explore Gotham City in this mystery game that requires a PlayStation VR to play.

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The key to progress in this PS VR game is to extend your boundaries and redefine what Batman means. Explore Gotham City using the VR headset and interact with your surroundings, solve puzzles, and investigate crime scenes to feel the authenticity of the silent guardian.

The new story in this game introduces a lot of cool elements, and you get to explore deeper into your Batcave and Wayne Manor.

This game is less about face-offs with enemies and more about putting you right into Batman’s cowl and becoming the city’s savior. It’s an engaging first-person mystery game in which you’ll constantly explore places, investigate crime scenes, and solve mind-bending puzzles.

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The room for error isn’t much, but you can turn things around by utilizing Batman’s iconic gadgets, such as the Batclaw.

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: October 11, 2016

Death Stranding

Crafted by Kojima Productions, Death Stranding is set in a future where strange, supernatural elements take the helm.

As a result of these events, dangerous creatures from the afterlife roam the world, leaving it lonely, broken, and horrifying. The tomorrow is in your hands, and it’s time to wear a figurative cape, as the responsibility of saving humanity rests on your shoulders.

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One of the unique features of this visually stunning open-world PS4 adventure game is that online players can leave helpful messages and resources for each other to help complete quests.

Moreover, there’s an advanced combat system with competitive rankings for special player challenges. And it doesn’t end here. The storyline further opens new missions, weapons, and vehicles. You can delve into new locations, such as Firing Range and Racetrack, to explore a wider area. 

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With a gripping storyline and extraordinary attention to detail, this game will surely give you an experience of a lifetime.

Developer: Kojima Productions

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: November 8, 2019

God of War

A product of the famous Santa Monica Studio, God of War will leave you awe-struck with its thrilling combat and gameplay.

This critically acclaimed game makes you enter the Norse world with Kratos and Atreus, leaving the old life behind and discovering a new one. On your journey, you get to discover fantastical landscapes and face fearsome enemies of Norse myths and wild beasts.

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To add more interest, Kratos’ Axes are not only brutal weapons but also versatile tools, possessing immense power, magical capabilities, and multifaceted uses for exploration.

As you fight to protect your family, your deadly skills are tested like never before. This game brings a delicate balance between intense gameplay and captivating storytelling to create a hypnotic an experience for you.

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This land of untamed forests and rugged mountains will take you on an emotional journey of redemption and growth.

Developer: Santa Monica Studio

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: April 20, 2018

Gran Turismo 7

A reward for all racing enthusiasts out there – Gran Turismo 7 delivers the most realistic driving experience on PS4. Equipped with classic cars, it features an extensive lineup of recreated tracks and fan-favorite modes, like Sport Mode and GT simulation, making it truly thrilling.

If you’re really into supercars, this PS4 racing game is for you, as you can collect, tune, race, and customize hundreds of cars in your own garage.

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Each car handles differently and feels unique as you navigate 90 tracks and routes in dynamic weather conditions, including classic GT courses.

You get to explore new tools to put a mark on your driving experiences and compete with international communities to form race strategies.

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Overall, this game allows you to immerse yourself in its appealing graphics and fast cars – some of the best in the world of motorsport.

Developer: Polyphony Digital

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: March 4, 2022

Horizon Zero Dawn

A classic action RPG for the PS4 from Guerrilla Games, Horizon Zero Dawn transports you to a lush post-apocalyptic world that’s inhabited by robotic creatures. Assume the role of Aloy, a skilled hunter and archer, as she navigates through a majestic yet dangerous frontier full of mysteries and threats.

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You must battle mechanical foes with tactical precision, plan your moves, and complete quests as you meet new tribes and defy overwhelming odds. Experience an emotional journey and uncover tribal societies, ancient artifacts, and many advanced technologies that shape the planet’s future and its fate.

The stage of combat in the game is built upon the speed and smartness of Aloy against the raw strength and size of the machines.

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Who do you think will rule – machines or humans? Play the game to find out!

Developer: Guerrilla Games

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Killzone: Shadow Fall

This installment from the famous Killzone series is a first-person shooter game that highlights the graphical prowess of the PS4.

Killzone: Shadow Fall is staged in a futuristic world divided by a conflict between the Vekta and Helghast. The colonies are now violent, and as a member of the interplanetary strategic alliance, you’re deployed to bring the situation under control.

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You take on the role of Lucas Kellan, a Shadow Marshal who finds himself in stunning environments, intense firefights, and an action-packed journey.

You’ll encounter a series of escalating events that demand strategic thinking and adaptability. Any mistake from your side could lead to the conflict spiraling out of control, putting your home world at risk.

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The key is to stay mindful and be prepared to face the challenges ahead to secure your world’s safety.

Developer: Guerrilla Games

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Release Date: November 15, 2013

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Swing into action with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a superhero adventure featuring the young Miles Morales (and also Peter Parker). Developed by Insomniac Games, this PS4 open-world game lets you experience the life of Miles Morales as he takes on new challenges in an expanded and visually striking version of New York City.

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Here’s your chance to master bio-electric venom blast attacks and use camouflaging powers while developing acrobatics, mastering valuable skills, and utilizing new gadgets. 

With exhilarating web-swinging mechanics, exciting combat, and a heartfelt narrative, this game exposes the true cost of being a superhero, as you must decide what you’re willing to sacrifice for the greater good.

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If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, you’re going to be addicted to this game in no time.

Developer: Insomniac Games

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: November 12, 2020

Street Fighter V

It’s time for you to be the king and rule the ring with the robust and legendary Street Fighter V. This game offers a diverse roster of 40 characters, 34 stages, and 200 costumes, each featuring unique fighting styles, personalities, strengths, and skill sets.

Develop new strategies to battle with precise controls around the V-Gauge and EX Gauge, making it a competitive fight with the other players in casual and ranked matches.

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Capcom has seriously stepped up their game with regular updates, new fighters, and a story mode on this installment that adds the perfect amount of spice. Despite the initial hiccups, this PS4 fighting game remains a go-to title for gamers who love a little hand-to-hand battle.

If you’re feeling fancy, you can unlock in-game content with real money. You can also opt for time-exclusive challenges to stand a chance of winning exclusive rewards.

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Get ready to fight in this improved Street Fighter game to come out on top of your opponents.

Developer: Capcom & Dimps

Publisher: Capcom

Release Date: February 16, 2016

Check it out on Amazon

The Last Of Us Part II

Set in the post-pandemic US, Ellie and Joel challenge the notions of right and wrong 5 years after their dangerous stint across the land. However, the focus on Ellie here is more than ever before.

The Last of Us Part II continues where it left off in the previous version. You get to take the journey through the remnants of society while confronting relentless enemies. It features tense melee combat, fluid movements, and a gripping storyline backed by exceptional performances.

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You’ll thoroughly enjoy this thrilling game that unfolds the next chapter of their lives in the Wyoming wilderness. This installment really brings out the reality of how deadly the characters are and how the world is now doomed.

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If you’ve mastered The Last of Us Part I, laying your hands on this is a must.

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: June 19, 2020

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy takes you on a thrilling adventure with a fresh perspective in the world of obstacles. This action-packed game, developed by Naughty Dog, features spectacular set pieces, heart-pounding action sequences, and stunning visuals.

You’ll have to take on the roles of Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, forming an unlikely alliance to recover a legendary artifact (namely the fabled Tusk of Ganesh) in the lush landscapes of India.

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The story talks about the Indian peninsula, the home of the Hoysala Empire, including cinematic combat, a beautiful environment, exploration, puzzles, and much more.

Brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat and immersed in the thrilling world of Uncharted.

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The game’s well-crafted characters and engaging storyline deliver an unforgettable experience. You can choose from different game modes, such as survival for single-player adventure and multiplayer to challenge your friends.

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: August 22, 2017

Closing Thoughts

With a rich line-up of exclusive titles, this list will fit the shoes whether you’re a racing, action, adventure, or role-playing fan. Grab your controller and settle yourself into the captivating worlds that these games have to offer.

Next, check out the best free PS4 games for gamers on a budget.

Adnan Rehan
Adnan Rehan
Adnan is a BMS graduate and a senior games writer at Sparkian. He's a gaming enthusiast with plenty of knowledge of the gaming world, including the latest games, strategies, and epic adventures. Besides gaming, he loves to write about tech over at Geekflare.

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