The 12 PS4 Exclusive Games You Need to Play Urgently

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All consoles have their unique games. As all current generation platforms are quite similar in terms of hardware, these titles end up being responsible for attracting players. If you're thinking about buying a PlayStation 4, for example, but you're not sure if that's the case, you need to know what Sony's pup can offer you in terms of games.

To save you the research, we have brought you the 12 best PS4 exclusive games in this article. From the surprising Marvel's Spider Man to the famous God of War, there are titles for all tastes. Check out what they are and understand why Sony's console is one of the best gaming platforms in history.



1. Until Dawn

Until Dawn is more than a playful experience. This title brings a cinematic, intriguing and open narrative. Despite the already beaten theme, with teenagers trying to survive a whole night to the attacks of a serial killer, it is a very well built survival horror game that needs to be played several times.

The plot is very simple. A group of teenagers gather at a cabin for a night of partying. Two girls, however, end up dying after falling off a cliff while being chased by an assassin. A year later, the "survivors" return to the cottage to honor the girls. What they don't know is that the killer is still on the loose.

To survive, you have to make choices all the time. And every choice in Until Dawn interferes with the direction the story will take. This system is very well developed, inspired by the well-known "Butterfly Effect". That is: each action taken will reflect in greater proportions in the future in the gameplay. Even providing the possibility of having multiple endings.



So you might as well save all playable characters at the end of Until Dawn, as well as just kill them all. There is also the middle ground, where only a few of the teenagers survive the dawn of murders in and around the cottage.

So if you're looking for an exciting survival horror experience, Until Dawn is the perfect game for you. It even has special versions for PlayStation VR, which further deepens the game experience.

You should play this game if:

  • If you are a fan of horror movies, books and stories in general
  • I like survival games

2. Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport seeks to give Sony's legendary car game franchise a new direction. It's the first title in the series for PlayStation 4 and it sure doesn't disappoint. Like previous games, it is focused on the racing experience itself, not on modifying and customizing vehicles.

GT Sport has two modes. Sport Mode is exclusively online. There are three daily races in this mode, which will be changed every week. The player needs to stand out in these races in order to climb a world ranking. The lowest class is E in both the Driver Rating and Sportsmanship Rating. The highest class is A in the first and S in the second. Whoever is among the 200 best drivers in the world also has a special class, the S Driver Rating.

Arcade mode does not bring the possibility to build a career as a pilot. In previous titles in the franchise this game mode option was always present, however in GT Sport it was not. Arcade is nothing more than performing individual races in the Time Trial style, for example. There is a progression system in this mode, as you excel in the tracks available in the game.



Despite being far from the best racing titles of the 8th generation of consoles, Gran Turismo Sport convinces and provides good hours of fun. In addition, there is a world championship for the game, managed by the FIA ​​itself, which awards the winner annually with a cash prize.

You should play this game if:

  • Fan of previous Gran Turismo games
  • Want to compete in an online world championship organized by the FIA

3. Journey

Journey is considered by many experts to be a work of art. In narrative and visual terms, it's a deep game with great emotional appeal. There are no dialogues or lines, which invites players to fully immerse themselves in a playful and artistic experience like no other. It's no wonder that Journey has been awarded worldwide in several categories.

In this game you control a hooded figure, who wears a scarf and is only able to emit musical notes. Your mission is to cross a desert and other inhospitable spaces to reach the top of a mountain. These musical notes also allow interacting with pieces of fabric scattered throughout the scenarios. Using your scarf and these fabrics you can modify the environments and progress on your journey.

Although Journey is a single player game, it is possible to meet another player at random locations on your journey, always one per chapter. Both can reach the end of the path together, helping each other, although the only communication allowed between the two is the musical notes. It is not possible to know any kind of information about the other player.


With a maximum duration of three hours, Journey brings a mysterious narrative. As the hooded figure advances to the top of the mountain, he passes buildings and references to an ancient civilization along the way. It's a journey of self-discovery that ends beautifully and cinematically. At the end of the credits, the PSN IDs of the players who shared your journey appear on the screen.


You should play this game if:

  • Want a deep visual and artistic experience
  • Enjoy single player games with short campaigns

4. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is the latest adventure from the rare and valuable hunter known as Nathan Drake. And the journey of exploration, shooting and danger experienced by Nate could not end in a more dignified way. With a significant improvement in the protagonist's movement and interaction with the scenarios, in addition to having an incredible narrative, this game is one of the best of its kind.

It takes place three years after the end of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Nathan had already completely given up on his life as a hunter of valuable artifacts. Retired, in the company of Elena Fisher, his wife, he receives a visit from his brother, Samuel. Sam was apparently dead, but he returns with the possibility of one last adventure: finding the treasure of pirate Henry Avery.

Against this narrative backdrop, the player controls Nathan Drake and seeks to help his brother find the treasure. In the midst of missions that involve facing large groups of enemies and solving puzzles, Uncharted 4 provides players with challenging and fun gameplay.

As with all games in the franchise, all levels are linear. There is, however, room for exploration. According to the developers, the levels are ten times higher than those seen in the previous title. Therefore, the player is not obliged to progress in the game in the same way every time, as there are several paths to follow towards his goal.

Bringing more than one game mode, including a multiplayer one, Uncharted 4 is a title that every PlayStation 4 owner must have and beat. It's exciting and profound. Nathan Drake has never been so fit and never had so much to lose. So he expects all possible challenges to stay alive.

You should play this game if:

  • Played all the other titles in the franchise and wants to finish the story of Nathan Drake
  • If you like Tomb Raider style games

5.Bloodborne

Every player who doesn't have a PlayStation 4 has certainly wanted to experience at least once what it's like to play Bloodborne. Although it belongs in a way to the Dark Souls and Demon's Souls family, it is a very different game in terms of game mechanics. Its gameplay is challenging, but it is more fluid and faster than that presented by the Souls games.

That's not to say, however, that Bloodborne is an easy game to play. It encourages a more offensive grip, as you will often have to face many enemies at the same time. It is possible to jump around opponents, giving more dynamics to combat. There are also incentives to take risks, since after losing life it is possible to recover it by quickly attacking enemies within a period of time.

There are several weapon options that the player can have. They are divided into primary and secondary, with some melee weapons gaining different functions depending on how they are used. Firearms can also be used just to stun enemies if you so choose.

Bloodborne has a storyline that is both simple and complex. The protagonist's journey takes place in Yharnam, a city in ruins, target of constant pilgrimage for supposedly guarding a miraculous medicine. You control one of these pilgrims. Upon arriving in Yharnam, he discovers that a disease has turned all its inhabitants into monsters.

As a playful experience, Bloodborne is one of those games that all gamers should play. It has already become a PS4 classic, having gathered a legion of fans around its unique and exciting gameplay.

You should play this game if:

  • Want a challenging title
  • Enjoy games with a gothic setting, with a mix between modern and medieval

6. The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian has some similarities to Journey, described above. It features a protagonist we know nothing about, not even his name. He is accompanied by a legendary creature, which is half mammal and half bird, named Trico. As in Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, it eliminates everything that is superfluous to the plot, focusing everything on the relationship between Trico and the boy protagonist of the game.

The gameplay is not one of The Last Guardian's strongest points, as it received strong criticism regarding the difficulty of controlling the boy and his interaction with Trico. None of this detracts, however, from the overall game experience. Using the partnership between boy and creature, the player must escape from a prison, escaping from the guards who at any cost try to arrest them again.

The plot is basically the escape of both characters. The interesting thing, however, is that all the gameplay is focused on building the relationship between the boy and Trico. The dynamic between the two is intense, and one depends on the other not to be captured by the guards of the prison where they are.

The Last Guardian is a mix of adventure and action, as well as a platform game. At the same time, it is one of those "conceptual" artistic games that are often made much more to be contemplated than actually understood. It is well worth its purchase if you want an unusual gaming experience.

You must play this game:

  • Enjoy artistic and deep games
  • Have already played the titles Ico and Shadow of the Colossus

7. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn won many Game of the Year awards and it's no wonder. This game bet everything on a strong, deep and complex protagonist, the huntress Aloy. In command of this character, the player explores a huge open world, a thousand years after the present time, in which planet Earth was dominated by murderous robotic creatures.

The gameplay features a mix of several successful combat mechanics. Aloy has a variety of ways to deal with her enemies, be they humans or machines. He can use his bow to fire various types of arrows at opponents, some explosive. If you want, however, you can start in hand-to-hand combat, using a kind of stick. Aloy still sets different types of traps and can eliminate combatants in stealth.

Zero Dawn doesn't bring a lot of customization possibilities for Aloy. Throughout the game it is possible to build, buy and find weapons, clothing and armor, however. Also, there is a good character evolution system. Aloy can be improved in specific attributes, according to the player's combat style.

The narrative is the strong point of the game alongside Aloy. The main objective is to find out who Aloy really is. Over the course of the main and secondary missions, this becomes clearer, while understanding what happened to planet Earth a thousand years ago. It is a beautiful adventure, in a dynamic world, with climatic variations and day and night.

You should play this game if:

  • Be interested in science fiction
  • Enjoy futuristic action games

8. Marvel's Spider Man

No one disputes that Marvel's Spider Man is the best Spider-Man game ever made. It's not just because the PlayStation 4 made it possible for us to jump from building to building with amazing graphics. This Spider-Man game gave fans the chance to delve into a never-before-seen story of the Friendly Neighborhood, as well as allowing them to play with Peter Parker's secret identity.

The open world of this title is also impressive. New York was portrayed with great fidelity. We found all the classic comic and movie spots in the game. Flying, jumping and running through the city's skyscrapers has never been so much fun! In addition, the setting is almost always an ally in combat, as the hero uses the environments he is in to gain advantages in fights.

Needless to say, all of Webbread's powers are in Marvel's Spider Man. His skill in battle is very well developed, with the possibility of creating varied combos. Web and Spider-Sense can be used in many different ways. It is enough for the player to master the character and find his combat style.

Another really fun feature of this game is that the main quests and sidequests give you items, collectibles and, of course, new uniforms. Even the uniforms created by Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are present in the game. Also, in addition to fighting crime in New York, you have to deal with Peter Parker's private life and all the problems it brings.

You should play this game if:

  • You're a die-hard Marvel and Spider-Man fan
  • Enjoy superhero games

9.The Last of Us

The Last of Us is a PlayStation 3 exclusive originally, but its remastered version for the PS4 certainly deserves to be here. It is one of the most cult games of all time. It features a fatherly interaction between Joel and Ellie, both on a mission to survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with corrupt humans and deadly creatures.

In this third-person action game, you control Joel most of the time, although Ellie is also playable for part of the game. Both need to cross the United States in order to reach the zone outside the quarantine. The world has been infected by a virus, and Ellie, even infected, is immune to it. So there are people interested in using it to find a cure.

We've all seen a movie or read a book with a background similar to The Last of Us. The big difference in this game is the relationship between Joel and Ellie, which develops as they both survive extreme situations and limits. Often you will run out of bullets, weapons and medical items, having to hide in corners and alleys to avoid dying.

The Last of Us takes the survival genre to a whole new level. Survival is constant, mainly because you have to ration all the items and ammunition you have. Reminiscent of the good times of Resident Evil 3 and Silent Hill, you never know when enemies will appear and where they will come from. Regardless of the difficulty level you choose, you'll find that the tension in this game is constant.

You should play this game if:

  • Enjoy post-apocalyptic-themed games
  • Interested in survival games

10. Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human is one of the most powerful PS4 exclusives. First in terms of graphics. Visually it is beautiful, leaving players with their mouths open. Secondly, it brings a storyline that allows you to control three different characters, all being androids: Kara, Markus and Connor. And all three can die or survive the end of the game, depending on the player's choices during gameplay.

Each character has its own narrative thread. Eventually the three can meet at a certain point in the game. That makes Detroit: Become Human a complex title. Throughout the gameplay you will be faced with ethical and moral decisions that are quite difficult to make. In some cases, it is even possible to review them, as there is a "regret system" in the game.

The gameplay will not demand much from the players. In Detroit: Become Human you'll have to focus much more on exploring the scenarios and interacting with the environments and with the other characters in the game. Everything around you is important and can play a decisive role in the evolution of the character you control. In addition, each of the three controllable androids has a unique ability.

Set in a completely futuristic world, in the best Black Mirror style, Detroit is built on the relationship between machines and human beings. The plot or plots, therefore, bring a serious and very deep reflection about the relationships between living beings.

You should play this game if:

  • Be very interested in narrative games
  • Liking futuristic themes involving intelligent machines

11. Days Gone

Days Gone is the latest title on this list. It has been developed and delayed several times over the past few years, and there has been much speculation as to whether it would actually be released one day. Now available for PS4, it's a classic survival game set in an apocalyptic world. The player must not only kill zombie enemies to survive, known as Freakers, but also progress through quests that lead to the conclusion of a narrative.

In Days Gone you command Deacon, a bounty hunter. His wife Sarah was flown by helicopter to government facilities to be treated for an injury. Deacon and a friend, Booze, stayed behind as there was no space in the vehicle. Now both must survive hordes of zombies to be reunited with Sarah.

The combat system allows you to use both short-range and long-range attacks. Stealth moves are also allowed. The cyclic system of day and night makes it easy to approach different types of Freakers. Some get slower and weaker during the day, for example. Deacon can still use a motorcycle to get around a wide open world. This bike can be modified with parts, so that it is faster or stronger.

Despite being a game with a beaten theme, Days Gone is quite fun. Killing zombies in different ways and in different locations gives the player freedom of action. Also, exploring a large map without knowing what you'll find along the way is intriguing. Added to this is the narrative part, which provides the backdrop for the gameplay.

You should play this game if:

  • Enjoy games with zombies
  • Interested in open world survivals

12. God of War

God of War arrives surprising on PlayStation 4. When everyone thought the Spartan Kratos was dead and defeated, he resurfaces in a role we've never seen him before: that of father. Alongside his son Atreus, the Ghost of Sparta finds himself on a quest to discover himself as a father figure, while trying to put his past of violence behind him.

Set in Norse mythology, God of War brings new mechanics to the franchise. The camera is now behind Kratos in third person. We continue with a linear game, without an open world, although there is a great possibility to explore Midgard and other mythical worlds of Viking legends. Again the player will have to face gods and other fantastic creatures on his way.

The combat system continues in the good and infallible Hack n' Slash. Kratos can use a battleaxe, shield, and even his free hands to slash enemies. It is now possible to customize the clothing or armor the Spartan wears, as well as aspects of his axe. Atreus, who carries a bow and arrows, can also be customized.

There's a pretty interesting skill progression system, another element that wasn't there in previous games in the franchise. Having Atreus by your side gives you new possibilities for battle, since using just one button you can ask for his help in combat.

God of War is an exceptional game, probably the best in the franchise so far. Impresses for the graphics, for the setting, for the excellent mechanics, but mainly for its deep and complex plot. It's a worthy return for Kratos to the PlayStation, making it a must-have exclusive for anyone who owns a PS4.

You should play this game if:

  • Norse mythology fan
  • Played previous God of War titles

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