There are hundreds of video games available on the PlayStation store. The top-rated games offer stunning visual art, immersive world-building, and captivating characters. Here are the top five most engaging PlayStation games available for the PS4 and PS5 in 2021.
1. Last of Us Part Two
The Last of Us
is an action-horror video game. It follows the story of several characters as they travel through a post-apocalyptic world and defend themselves against zombie-like creatures. While playing, you’ll see detailed landscapes of an abandoned Seattle and Santa Barbara.
The game follows a harrowing story that reviews describe
as “arguably the finest, most accomplished project Naughty Dog has ever embarked on.” Another reviewer writes, “The phenomenal writing will touch every player and won’t leave an eye dry of tears.”
describes the gameplay as “fine,” the storytelling in the game makes up for its faults.
2. What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch
is another heartbreaking story that focuses more on getting to know the characters in the game than fight scenes or quests. The game feels like a journal or a storybook as Edith remembers the people she loved.
While playing, you follow Edith as she tries to find out the cause of her family’s deaths. Although the game’s main theme is death, the story doesn’t feel like a horror game. Instead, the game focuses on the lives of those who have died in a reflective, heartwarming way.
The game is a mystery where players discover secrets behind each new door.
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3
is an immersive open-world RPG where players step off the beaten path and wander through a rich fantasy world. The game has white-peak mountains, vibrant fantasy foliage, and sprawling cities.
In addition to the beautiful graphics, the game has engaging battle sequences and plenty of action to keep fans of the Witcher series entertained. A review posted on Metacritic
says, “Its shockingly cohesive world is as beautiful as it is demanding.”
4. Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima
is another open-world RPG with striking graphics. Players follow a samurai who’s sworn to protect Tsushima Island from the Mongol invasion.
Many reviewers note how the combat in the game has a real sense of progression as the protagonist increases his skills throughout the story. Because the story is ever-growing and changing, one Metacritic reviewer
notes that the game is “potentially the greatest sword combat in modern gaming.”
5. God of War
of God of War
notes that “its musical score elevates story moments, which flow seamlessly into fantastic action gameplay.” The game is filled with puzzles, foreshadowing, and mythology that encompass a beautiful story and impressive action sequences.
God of War sold over 10 million copies and is one of the best-selling games on the PlayStation. In addition, PlayStation recently announced God of War Ragnarok is set for release in 2022, making this a great time to begin playing the series.
In addition to the top five best games, we’ve also included several honorable mentions. The games included in this section of our list aren’t exclusive to PS4. Nevertheless, they’re worth taking a look at.
Call of Duty
Call of Duty
is a classic that rarely needs an introduction. Activision released the first rendition of the game in 2003. Since then, there have been hundreds of updates. On a daily basis, over 2 million people log in
to play this first-person shooter. Call of Duty
is also available on Xbox, PC, and mobile.
There are several differences that make Genshin Impact
stand out from the other titles listed. First of all, it’s completely free to play. Players can download and enjoy the full version of the game without spending any money.
In addition to being a free game, Genshin Impact offers stunning anime-inspired visuals, an expansive open-world, rich character building, and an ever-changing roster of playable characters. Players can also play Genshin Impact on PC and mobile.