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Erudipedia's Top 21 Best PlayStation 4 Games Of The Last Decade!

Erudipedia's Best PlayStation 4 Games Of The Last Decade!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

/ by Kevin smith

  • Top 21 Best PlayStation 4 Games Of The Last Decade!
  • Erudipedia's Best PlayStation 4 Games Of The Last Decade!



A lot can happen in a decade. The 2010's brought about the end of so many wonderful franchises in the gaming world and at the same time made way for even better ones to come in. Increasingly powerful hardware allowed developers to build stunningly convincing virtual worlds.
While so many of them involved shooting endless hordes and slaying giant monsters, in the last 10 years. We have seen games mature further like never before. We're talking about the decade of Xbox one, PlayStation4 and the Nintendo switch, will each boasting it's fair amount of amazing experience and exclusivities.  Away from the AAA titles this decade has also seen indie games explode and become more popular. Winning several game awards. Indeed there are tons of hundreds of amazing games out there being released all the time and it's pretty much impossible to play them all. But we've somehow managed to come up with the list of the 21 best PlayStation 4 games of the past decade. At least the ones we think matters most.

1- God of War (2018)
Kratos is back! And the big sticking point in last decade's God of War, is whether or not you can be made to sympathize with a man like Kratos. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is a game built around a reimagining of Kratos as an older man, a somehow sadder, wiser and perhaps even better man. Now with a son, he has no plans on killing and a wife that he, presumably, kind of respects. While the former sequels are known for always taking place in ancient Greece, this time he's moved to a frozen land of Norse mythology. Hiding amongst gods and monsters. Quietly raising his son and trying to forget about all the vicissitudes and evil he's done in the past. God of War offers absolutely insane graphics and visuals. Experiences Kratos like never before. Face off giant monsters you've never faced before and enjoy the captivating story that this insanely amazing game has to offer.

2- Assassin's Creed Rogue (2014)
While many regard it as the best Assassin Creed yet, we also believe it deserves a spot on the list of our top twenty. This is one of the Assassin Creed series that serves as the successor to Assassin's Creed III and Black Flag. It has you playing as an Assassin turned Templer named Shay Patrick Cormac as he hunts his former brothers up and down the Atlantic coast during the North American portion of the Seven years War, the French and Indian War. The game also revisits the new England setting of Assassin's Creed III, including the city of New York, also featuring The North Atlantic coast and the Artic ocean, whose cold waters can be sailed on shay's, sloop The Morrigan. Not only do you play Rogue as a Templer who kills Assassin's, but you get to see how entirely reasonable It may have been for an Assassin to become a Templer. An ample amount of time is spent in the game exploring Assassin hypocrisy, flaws and so on. If you prefer games where you can climb anywhere, then this is not for you. Assassin's Creed Rogue offers a great story with a combination of characters and an interesting story to keep you glued to your gamepad.

3- The Last of Us
Absolutely incredible! We wouldn't make up this list if this amazing piece of work wouldn't be included. When you've finally found the exit to the abandoned warehouse you've been scavenging supplies from to stay alive, but between you and your freedom are four infected monstrosities all eager for mouthwatering human flesh. How are you gonna get past them without ending up as dessert? The last of us is a survival horror and thrilling at the same time. You can either reach for the military grade shotgun, grenade launcher or plasma cutter, whichever deems appropriate for your survival and blow brains out with tons of cool weapons at your disposal. But hold up, this isn't one those games where you shoot zombies with whatever weapons you choose, nah!. In this game your arsenal at first is gonna consist of a brick and a drainpipe with some scissors taped to the end. Good luck, you're sure as hell gonna need it.

4- Marvel's Spider Man (2018)
When a New villain threatens Marvel's new York, Peter Parker and spider man's worlds collide. To save the city and those he loves, he must rise up and be better. This isn't the spider Man you've met or ever seen before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who's more masterful at fighting big crime in Marvel's  New York. Last decade's release of your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman is arguably the best superhero game to hit the PlayStation and it's not a surprise. This game offers a lot of really cool stuffs that makes it stand out completely amongst other PlayStation games. Feel the power of a more experienced Spiderman with improvisational combat, dynamic acrobatics, fluid urban traversal, and environmental interactions. He's no longer a rookie. This is the most masterful Spiderman you'll get your hands on.

5- GTA V (2013)
Rockstar keeps serving us with amazing stuff and it only gets better. Arguably the most successful open world game last decade, GTA V offers extreme realism and a satisfying storyline. The storyline of GTA V is not as long as that of San Andreas, although there are side missions and fun engagements that'll take your mind away from it's story missions for a while. Explore the stunning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V experience. Featuring a range of technical upgrades and enhancements for both new and returning players. In addition to Increased draw distance and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements. With three playable protagonists named, Michael, Franklin and Trevor living in different parts of town, each having their own attitudes, lifestyles, desires, goals and shit to handle. But they know how to work together. They also each possess their own unique set of skills to bring to the table when it's necessary. The game ranks 2nd most downloaded PS4 games Of 2019.

6- Death Stranding (2019)
In death stranding your character Sam, carries a small baby in an orange bottle strapped to his chest. It stays with him at all times. The child, called a BB, is apparently an essential tool. It alerts Sam to ghostly apparitions called BTs, which dot the post apocalyptic landscape he must now traverse. The whole whole situation is unsettling. Baby cries when it gets scared whether it's because of imminent danger or because you keep falling down a slippery mountain. Over the course of this game, which lasts upward of 50 hours, your feelings toward Baby will eventually change. At first he was an uncomfortable nuisance, but eventually, you'll become attached to the kid. When it cries, you'd find a safe space to rock until it calmed down, and you'll always make sure to check on it whenever you wanna crash at night. It's not a game that makes itself easy to enjoy. There are few concessions for uninterested players. It's ponderously slow, particularly in the early chapters which have to do with delivering packages to long distances. While gear is an important part of the experience, you'll have access to ladders and ropes to help you traverse difficult terrain and you can drive vehicles like trucks and motorcycles. It's a slow pleasure, though new upgrades come at a glacial pace, making each one feel significant. No doubt Kojima Productions did a great work here.

7- Fortnite
With tons of critics claiming that Fortnite was the most influential and most important video game of the past decade, and a lot of us have gotten our hands on it and we've got to experience and inhale it's beauty and addictiveness. Fortnite inspired a cultural phenomenon beyond that of any other recent video game, with more than 250 million players worldwide. In the hit-driven video game industry, few franchises grow large enough to become household names, and even fewer get to struggle to remain popular enough to survive more than a few years. Fortnite however, has already surpassed both milestones to become one of the most influential video games in recent history. While most premium games would require players to purchase multiple versions of the game, fortnite is free to play and capable of tracking player progression across different platforms. Much of Fortnite's success can be attributed to it's flexibility. The game is updated on a weekly basis, constantly delivering new game modes, new customisable items, and special events. Which is why it's the leading battle royal game right now.

8- Life is Strange
When Max Caufield, a teenage girl discovers she has the power to control time, she must now figure out how to control this power and make the most out of it. Along with her best friend Chloe, max embarks on an astonishing adventure to save their town Arcadia Bay from total destruction from a tornado. Life is strange offers a story line with multiple endings and outcomes. The choice is yours, choose what to say, decide where to go, decide who to save or not to save. Master your time travel abilities and save the town from destruction. But as the old saying goes, "with great power, comes great responsibility". With her newly discovered powers, max must not only try to save the town, but her friends as well and anyone in danger, including herself. Step into Arcadia Bay and take control of Max, control time and enjoy a captivating story with interesting puzzles, choices and hours of gameplay.

9- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019)
This is a game about fighting through a supernaturally tinged recreation of 16th-century Japan as a deathless assassin with a sharp blade and a weaponised prosthetic arm, but there are plenty of moments when the sword is sheathed and the game shows a quiet cinematic discipline. A castle aflame on a hilltop, illuminating the gardens and courtyards below in the dead of night. Each area is a puzzle: figure out where to hide, and when to escape to the rooftops, and you can stealthily slice through five or six unfortunate soldiers before anyone realises you’re there. But hey... The game is going to whoop your ass.. so hard that you can't even survive a minute fight.

10- Titanfall 2 (2016)

Arguably the best first person shooter released in the last decade. The single player campaign of Titanfall 2 begins with a lavish cinematic scene, extolling the virus of the pilot. The pilot, in the Titanfall universe, is a specialized role, a military rank that is given to those who command Titans. The game's eponymous super robots. They see the world differently, and so they fight differently. Aided by their personal propulsion kits, they move impossibly fast, running along walls and leaping over chasms that no normal person can cross. This makes them cooler, better and worthy of awe. It's multiplayer feature offers brand new Titans, expanded pilot abilities, and deeper customization to elevate the fast-paced and exciting gameplay fans expect from the series. Although, the thing that people talk about most in Titanfall 2 is it's single player campaign. Also, it doesn't necessarily require you to have played the first one. You can simply pick up the basic gist of the story and enjoy.

11- Detroit: Become human (2018)
The latest and the most ambitious video game production from Quantic dream, finally came to playStation! Featuring world renowned actors like Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy), Clancy Brown (Carnva), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Bryan Dechart (True Blood) and Calorie Curry (Twilight). Detroit: Become human puts the destiny of both mankind and Android in your hands, taking you to a near and not so impossible future where machines have become more intelligent than humans. Every choice you make affects the outcome of the game, with one of the most intricately branching narratives ever created. Enter a world where moral dilemmas and difficulties can turn Android slaves into world changing revolutionaries. It's a good looking game and it offers much better parts than overall sum. Whether or not you're satisfied with the social commentary in this game or lack of, you might just have a good time.

12- Uncharted: Lost Legacy (2017)
From award winning developer Naughty Dog comes uncharted lost legacy. Starring Chloe Frazer. In order to recover an ancient artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless warmonger, Chloe must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross and venture to India's Western Ghats to locate the Golden Tusk of Ganesh. In Chloe's greatest journey yet, she must confront her past and decide what she's willing to sacrifice to forge her own legacy. Uncharted: Lost Legacy builds upon the series's acclaimed gameplay with systems and refinements, including cinematic combat, exploration and traversal of jaw dropping environments, complex puzzles and includes action packed moments with a captivating narrative that fans have come to expect from Naughter Dog and the uncharted series. Uncharted: Lost legacy also came with a complete suite of multiplayer content, including it's competitive multiplayer and cooperative survival modes.

13- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
As war rages on throughout the Northern Realms, you take on the greatest contract of your life - tracking down the child of prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. You play as the one of the deadliest witchers ever trained. You possess superhuman reflexes and strength, and your fighting skills are second to none. Being the third and final installment in the series of games developed by CD Projekt, featuring geralt Of rivia. The game sold more than 4 million copies worldwide during it's first two weeks of release, doubling the total sales of it's predecessor, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Unlike the previous games, the Witcher 3 is set in a multi-region open world, featuring over one hundred hours of sublime content. You play as a bounty Hunter, a man of the road. Set your own goals and choose your own destinations. Go after the bounty on the head of a nasty monster pestering a village or help a scheming prince who needs a dirty job done. No matter the kind of epic questing you crave, the Witcher 3 will provide it. The game also made it to the top 10 list of most downloaded PS4 games of 2019.

14- Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down and slay the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. With all new and improved graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion, Red Dead Reemption 2 takes full advantage of the power of Playstation to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life including increased draw distances; higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the ultimate way to experience one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over 250 perfect scores. The game sold over €725 Million in just three days. And if you've not started the game here is 11 things you need to know before starting the game.

15- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)
BECOME A JEDI! When the empire seeks to eradicate all Jedi after the execution of Order 66, Your character, a jedi-padawan turns fugitive and must fight for his survival as he explores the mysteries of a long extinct civilization in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi order. Pick up the pieces of your shattered past and complete your Jedi training, all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors. Use the Force to manipulate your environment, destroy obstacles, and surprise unsuspecting foes. Move quickly, though—the Empire is on your tail. You’ll also need to be twice the fighter your enemies are to survive against the Empire. Parry incoming attacks, dodge out of danger, and finish the Empire’s forces before they finish you. You get to move and perform reflexes like a Jedi. Leap, climb, swim, dive, wall-run, and more as you explore dangerous terrain with your Force-enhanced reflexes and agility.

16- Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017)
In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin. Horizon: Zero Dawn was released exclusively to PlayStation. Explore a vibrant landscape rich with the beauty of nature. Travel through stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains and the atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization, all brought together in a world that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.
During your travels you will experience a full day/night cycle and dynamic weather conditions, ranging from sunny days to ominous rainstorms. Adapt your tactics accordingly! Engage in a deep, rewarding role-playing experience that involves highly varied tactical combat. Fuse primitive gear with advanced technology to craft devices that turn predators to prey. Develop unique strategies to take down different Machines, and hack trapped specimens to do your bidding. This is not just a good game, but a great game.

17- Pro Evolution Soccer (2018)
Over the years PES has been forced to gaze from the sidelines as EA dominated the soccer franchise on all platforms for years. But recently the lovable console classic despite losing its UEFA champions league rights to bitter rivals EA, still retains core support. PES 19 featured a number of improvements which were aimed to keep it's reputation. Such improvements include visible fatigue, which impacts performance and behavior; new shooting mechanics and improved ball physics. For the first time it will be 4K HDR on all platforms. Brazil's Phillipe Coutinho was the cover star while Celtic and rangers were both announced as new partner clubs. Experiences realism in PES 19 using both current stars and legends. Legends include David Beckham, Ronaldinho, Diego Maradona and many more from MY CLUB mode. Extreme graphics, superb gameplay, unique and improved goal celebration and so much more.

18- NBA 2K19 (2018)
For the basketball lovers this was one of the best games of the past decade. It brought about extremely fantastic realism to your screen and very much improved features than it's predecessors. In 2K19's case, the refinements come in the droves of content already available, ranging from the gameplay itself to the borderline intimidating amount of modes fans can immerse themselves in for long stretches.
The players themselves look great, down to the minutia like what leg a player happens to keep wrapped. But this is more about the surrounding pieces. Crowds in arenas look great, with individual fans moving around realistically and reacting to the action well. The feature limit is a bit intimidating. MyCareer, this year dubbed "The Way Back," is the crown jewel as always, with the individual-focused mode this time leaning on acting heavyweights and solid production values to tell the tale of a user's created character as he gets rejected by the NBA and heads overseas. NBA 2K19 is an improvement in that it takes another step forward in key areas of the game itself, from something simple like navigating an ever-expanding Neighborhood to how players funnel down a court on a break.

19- Call of Duty: BlackOps 4 (2018)
While many expected Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to be a low point in the franchise due to its lack of a
single-player campaign but as it turns out, that wasn't the case at all. Consumers scooped up the game in droves, perhaps in part due to its inclusion of the battle royale-style game mode Blackout. Eventually became the best selling game in 2018 according to market research firm. The NPD Group. Some may be surprised to learn that Black Ops 4 outsold Red Dead Redemption 2 and a few other major release. In Blackout, the Black Ops universe comes to life in one massive battle royale experience, combining Black Ops signature combat and the biggest map in Call of Duty history. Play as fan favorite characters and battle through iconic settings in an all-out survival and elimination experience. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 delivers the biggest Day 1 Zombies offering ever with an exciting new adventure and a brand-new cast of characters. Explore all three experiences at launch: IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead. You can also see how to check your ping here.

20- FIFA 19 (2018)

While some believe that it's time for EA to admit defeat over bitter rivals KONAMI, the franchise gave us an experience like never before seen amongst it's former predecessors. In FIFA 19, that dream of a perfect simulation is closer than ever before. The ball physics; the balance of pace and power; Cristiano Ronaldo’s equine prance; Eden Hazard’s improbably strong backside, it’s got it all. You know the drill: sit on a sofa, play FIFA, find yourself pitted against an endless wave of opponents who sprint at you from every conceivable direction. Repeat. You, an intellectual, would like to recreate the elegant flow of real football. Also for the first time in a very long time, we got to experience the feel of the UEFA champions league in the FIFA franchise. Along with the new The Journey feature; Champions follows three heroes with their own distinct stories. Guide Alex Hunter, Danny Williams, and Kim Hunter through their respective journeys as they reach some of the most significant moments of their careers. Experiences incredible physics, new goal celebrations, improved graphics and player movements. New skills and many more.

21- The Last Guardian (2016)
Join a young boy and his colossal companion on an incredible journey of trust, friendship and danger in a mysterious land. The pair form a deep, unbreakable bond that will help them survive amongst the crumbling ruins and malevolent dangers that surround them. By working together, the unlikely pair must communicate with one another to overcome tremendous obstacles and uncover the secrets of their beautiful fantasy world – and ultimately survive their touching and emotionally charged journey. Eventually, the bond between boy and beast deepens to such a degree that you’ll be able to direct the creature with greater specificity. While clutching the feathers on the scruff of the creature’s neck you’ll be able to, for example, guide him toward the edge of a broken bridge and, if the distance to the other side isn’t too great, order him to leap.
The last guardian is breathtaking, was worth the wait and is a true work of art. That brings us to the end of our article for the best 21 games of the last decade. As we mentioned above, there are tons of really cool games that we may not have listed here and is impossible for us to get our hands on. Feel free to leave us a comment for the games we missed out on. Cheers!

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