The Best PlayStation Games Right Now (June 2022)

The Best PlayStation Games Right Now (June 2022) ...

PlayStation Now has expanded an incredible slew of PS4, PS3, and PS2, while the service tends to be overshadowed by Xbox Game Pass. PS Now is a great choice for those looking to try out some of the most popular PlayStation games of the past two decades.

PS Now has a broad spectrum of titles, whether it be action, horror, adventure, or RPGs. There are several of the service''s features that stand out from the crowd. Here are a few examples from the app''s release date.

PS Now will merge with PlayStation Plus in the United States, launching a new era for Sony''s subscription model. At the moment, only a portion of the service''s North America library has been announced, so it is not clear if every PS Now game will make the cut.

Outer Wilds

Developer Mobius Digital
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre First-Person Open-World
Release Date May 30, 2019

Outer Wilds, which has been added to PlayStation Now as part of the April 2022 release, is a gem of a game with very limited competitors, both in terms of content and quality. However, the sun is expected to explode in 22 minutes and take out the solar system with it; fortunately, the protagonist is stuck in a time loop that resets whenever everything is eliminated. Furthermore, the player character appears to be an astronaut who can quickly travel to an array of planets in search of information regarding the sun''s destructive future

Outer Wilds is an open-world game that focuses on exploration and puzzles, both of which take the form of a general mystery that must be discovered with careful research and discovery. Outside the main plot, the game comes with quite a bit of secondary content and smaller stories that are just waiting to be heard.

Shadow Warrior 3

Developer Flying Wild Hog
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre First-Person Shooter
Release Date March 1, 2022
Leaving PS Now July 4, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 has become a popular feature on Sony''s subscription service. While this might be nothing more than an exception, Flying Wild Hog might be an indication that Sony intends to compete with Xbox Game Pass more directly in the future.

Shadow Warrior 3 is a fun corridor/arena shooter similar to Doom and its sequel in 2016. In terms of structure and gameplay, this entry is closer to the first Shadow Warrior reboot rather than its looter-shooter successor; however, it is also significantly shorter. For gamers looking for a great way to spend a few hours, Shadow Warrior 3 gets the job done.

Mortal Kombat 11

Developer NetherRealm Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Fighting
Release Date April 23, 2019

The Mortal Kombat 11 from NetherRealm has been added to PS Now as part of its January 2022 lineup, proving the game''s great work. It also has a powerful single-player campaign that guarantees gamers the same level of experience as it is currently. MK11 should also provide a good example of instilling people into the game''s mechanics, although newcomers should certainly spend a few hours in the game''s tutorial mode. It is also one of the best in the game.

The multiplayer combines co-op and online play, and the 2019 release process is still quite popular all these years later. The multiplayer also includes a range of customization options for those looking to add a touch of character to their chosen fighter.

Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road To Boruto: Naruto Shippuden

Developer CyberConnect2
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Arena Fighter
Release Date February 9, 2016

PS Now''s May 2022 games featured two fighting titles (Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and Soulcalibur 6) and a Souls-like (Blasphemous: Wounds of Eventide) and all three games are highly regarded in their own spheres, although they are likely to be ignored by most manga or anime developers, which would be a shame as the game is otherwise quite accessible. The story mode is so high-quality cutscenes that they are engaging on

Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is style rather than substance, but the former is achieved so well that the trade-off is worthwhile. The gameplay is smooth, frantic, and exciting; although it might not have much depth, but the ride is a delight.

Celeste

Developer Extremely OK Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre 2D Platformer
Release Date January 25, 2018

Celeste is a highly regarded side-scrolling indie game with a steep learning curve and an engaging narrative. Players climb the Celeste mountain, confronting seemingly endless obstacles and dangerous foes in the process.

Celeste''s campaign guides the character and players on an emotional journey of self-discovery. The journey isn''t meant to be difficult, and the game makes sure that it is not. The stunning scene is accompanied by precise gameplay and a soundtrack that ranks among the best of the late 2010s.

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition

Developer Haemimont Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Action RPG
Release Date June 6, 2017

Victor Vran is fun. Nothing more, nothing less. This game might seem like a Diablo clone, but this isn''t true. Instead of loot and customization, this release focuses on skill-based gameplay; basically, it is a mix of isometric RPGs and stylish hack and slash games like God of War. This combination makes an adventure that absolutely flees by, even if it lacks the replay value of some other action games.

Victor has access to a wide range of weapon classes and demon powers that can be set as required, resulting in a flexible combat system that can be tweaked to match a player''s preferences. It is therefore a great PS Now game to go between tedious tasks.

God Of War

Developer Santa Monica Studio
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Action-Adventure
Release Date April 20, 2018

It''s arguable that 2018''s God of War should be at the top of the list due to a "reboot" of the series, where players living in a different region of the world, far from the Greecian roots.

Kratos'' move to Midgard gave developers the opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the Norse Gods'' rich history. With RPG elements, an incredible story, breathtaking visuals, and some exceptional combat mechanics, God of War is a must-play PS Now game.

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition

Developer Vigil Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Action RPG
Release Date October 27, 2015

The whole game of Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is available on PS Now, and each entry is its own beast. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is similar to Dark Souls'', and Darksiders Genesis is a co-op twin-stick shooter. Finally, Darksiders 2 is influenced by hack and slash games like Devil May Cry, giving it much faster and less vicious combat than any of its competitors.

Darksiders 2 is a medium-sized game set in a relatively small open-world and robust loot system. Players may even complete secondary quests, some of which include boss fights that are much tougher than they are in the main storyline.

Final Fantasy 9

Developer Square Enix (Formerly Square)
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Turn-Based JRPG
Release Date September 19, 2017

Final Fantasy is synonymous with the PlayStation brand. Square''s JRPG franchise pushed Sony''s console up during the PS1 period, releasing three massive versions (Final Fantasy 7, 8, and 9) that are now available. Despite their unique features, all of these entries are unique, whether it be FF7''s steampunk aesthetic, FF8''s romance, or FF9''s reversal of traditional fantasy.

The latter serves as a celebration of the franchise''s legacy, delivering the quintessential classic Final Fantasy experience. Final Fantasy 9 is a JRPG masterpiece with fantastic characters, engaging narratives, excellent turn-based combat.

PS Now, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 8, Final Fantasy 10/10-2, and Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age are also available.

The Wolf Among Us

Developer Telltale Games
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Adventure
Release Date November 4, 2014

The Wolf Among Us, a remake of Bill Willingham''s Fables, is a top contender for Telltale''s best game, which is not made lightly. The story, divided into five episodes, follows Sheriff Bigby Wolf, who is accused of developing a conspiracy that would not look out of place in a classic noir film. The Wolf Among Us, with its striking visuals that complement the game''s beautiful and gritty setting, begins with a slew of surprises.

The gameplay matches Telltale''s old fashioned structure, although there is a lot of effort on exploration as Bigby finds locations. This is the perfect time to jump into the original game.

Fallout: New Vegas

Developer Obsidian Entertainment
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre RPG
Release Date October 19, 2010

Fallout: New Vegas is still the standout of the group, although Fallout 4 might not provide the refined gameplay and gameplay experience of Fallout 4, but it is also a great example of a story-driven game.

Obsidian Entertainment spent a lot of time developing New Vegas and then filled it with a wide variety of entertaining NPCs, providing players with a jargon of story-based quests to interact with. There are so many small details to be found in New Vegas, and the next DLC for the game has added many more.

Journey To The Savage Planet

Developer Typhoon Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genres First-Person Adventure
Release Date January 28, 2020

Journey to the Savage Planet, a new PlayStation Now companion, is expected to feature some similarities with Outer Wilds, partly because it allows players to explore a strange environment without holding it. Nonetheless, the PS Now title has a much different tone and pacing to its PS Now counterpart, but it also includes more traditional gameplay in the form of FPS elements.

Journey to the Savage Planet is set on ARY-26, a planet with colorful animals and unusual wildlife. Although there is a linear path to follow, the game is at its best when it allows players to organically interact with this world''s alien creatures as they attempt to discover which ones are hostile or friendly. These little moments are the highlight of the game. The shooter gunplay is decent but not ground-breaking, but it complements the general experience.

F.E.A.R. FIRST ENCOUNTER ASSAULT RECON

Developer Monolith Productions
Platform PlayStation 3
Genres First-Person Shooter, Horror
Release Date October 17th, 2005

There have been a number of fantastic shooters over the years, but some of them are more than others and manage to stand out among a large crowd. F.E.A.R. is a different experience than the norm, and has branded itself as a First-Person Shooter/Horror hybrid, and the release was certainly ahead of its time both visually and mechanically.

It may be a bit outdated now (although it still holds up quite well in the modern day) but it''s still a joy to play. FPS slowing down time is an FPS gimmick that is always amusing and there are a few thrilling (and awful) moments in the first game.

Guilty Gear Xrd Games

Developer Arc System Works
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Fighting
Release Dates December 16, 2014 - May 26, 2017

PS now has three Guilty Gear games: 2014''s -Sign-, its 2016 sequel -Revelator-, and that game''s expansion, Rev 2. They are all incredible anime fighters developed by Arc System Works, a studio that has established itself as one of the genre''s most famous creators.

Rev 2 is among the most accessible games on PS Now, giving the most complete entry, although it is difficult to follow without familiarity with the tale. These games have deep combat, impressive visuals, and a new online community.

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

Developer Starbreeze Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Adventure
Release Date September 1, 2015

Do you like going on an emotional journey about family, sacrifice, and love? Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a must-play adventure that takes you through a hazy journey to collect water from the Tree of Life. It takes you a lot of effort, revealing both of the main characters while simultaneously revealing their bond. Although it appears to have all of the components of a co-op game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is actually a single-player game.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Developer Gearbox Software
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre First-Person Shooter
Release Date March 24, 2015

Borderlands, a gearbox, offers cartoonish humor, and all the loot that anyone could ever desire. For the most part, the fps series has Borderlands, Borderlands, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the latter two being developed as part of The Handsome Collection. However, these three games are still enjoyable to revisit today, including Borderlands 2. This entry includes the franchise''s most famous villain, a large roster of playable characters, and some of the better side quests.

XCOM 2

Developer Firaxis Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Turn-Based Tactics
Release Date September 27, 2016

XCOM 2 introduces an Earth that won''t have the war against alien invaders as a result of the XCOM sequel. Players now face a sluggish resistance group that is fighting an uphill battle against an all-powerful regime.

In nearly every way, XCOM 2 improves upon its predecessor, an accomplishment that wasn''t quite straightforward. The turn-based tactical combat is punishing but fair, and players must carefully plan each move, either way, or they will soon become overwhelmed. While newcomers should consider starting with XCOM: Enemy Within that is also on PS Now, XCOM 2 is quite accessible for a sequel.

Abzu

Developer Giant Squid Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Adventure
Release Date August 2, 2016

Abzu follows a diver as they explore underwater areas filled with life and beauty, along with several puzzles to keep things interesting. It can be completed in a single session, which is arguably best experienced in one go rather than over multiple days. Abzu is stunning, relaxing, and motivating.

Detroit: Become Human

Developer Quantic Dream
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Adventure
Release Date May 25, 2018

Quantic Dream''s interactive games are not for everyone, but they are quite different from the majority of PS Now''s other games. BEYOND: Two Souls is also on the subscription service, and while that title has a lot of great moments, it is quite inconsistent in comparison to Quantic Dream''s next-up, Detroit: Become Human.

Detroit: Become Human is a game set in an alternate reality where AI is becoming commonplace. Players make choices that impact the story, deciding who will survive or die. The sci-fi narrative is quite memorable, arguably Quantic Dream''s best up until this point, and the actors are interesting and likable.

Frostpunk

Developer 11 Bit Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre City-Building Survival Sim
Release Date April 24th, 2018

Frostpunk, which is a very different type of game than most other Indie games, is about survival and making difficult choices when faced with difficult situations.

It''s up to the player to keep their visitors warm in a frozen wasteland, making seemingly impossible decisions when presented with them, while simultaneously attempting to avoid mugginess while keeping everyone from freezing solid. Players who love simulators and strategy games should place this at the top of their list.

The Last Of Us

Developer Naughty Dog
Platform PlayStation 3
Genres Action-Adventure, Horror
Release Date June 14, 2013

While the PlayStation 3 was a somewhat slow start to life, the console was bowed out in style. Naughty Dog''s The Last of Us is a haunting action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with infected creatures. The narrative follows the grizzled Joel and the immune Ellie as they travel across the United States in search of a cure.

The journey is challenging, difficult, and unsettling. Both of the main characters undergo a lot of development, particularly Joel, as the game progresses significantly. While the PS4 remaster is the ideal way to experience this title, the PS3 version is still fantastic.

Cities Skylines

Developer Colossal Order (& supported by Tantalus Media for the PS4 port)
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre City-Building Sim
Release Date August 15, 2017

Cities: The success of Skylines'' gaming port has shown that these types of games can work even if they are not guided by a mouse or keyboard.

Cities: Skylines on the PS4 is no longer a stripped-down experience. Genre veterans will find that the port has access to all the minute details that these titles live and die by; however, newcomers should not feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options they have.

Limbo

Developer Playdead
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Puzzle-Platformer
Release Date February 24, 2015

Playdead''s puzzle-platformer has sparked interest as an indie darling, and all praise earned is fully appreciated. Limbo is filmed in black and white, accompanied by a boy looking for his sister, a journey that isn''t for the faint of heart.

Limbo is a stunning and haunting game that blends its visuals with its unforgiving but not unfair gameplay. It is so good that quite a few people may be tempted to do just that.

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance

Developer Owlcat Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Tactical JRPG
Release Date August 18, 2020

PS Now has four Disgaea games, but newcomers to the series should start with the most recent entry available on the service. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is a success story for the tactical RPG franchise, bringing a variety of mechanics upon each other as players grapple with absurd battles, crafting an army of minions, and perhaps exploding a Prinny or two.

Although the story is a bit bleak, Disgaea 5 is all about its addictive gameplay and progression system, both of which provide plenty of room. The game is also packed to the brim with features to ensure that players may continue grinding for as long as they feel like it.

Metro Redux

Developer 4A Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre First-Person Shooter
Release Date August 26, 2014

Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light were fantastic games on seventh generation consoles, and their Redux versions are even better. These fps games are usually held in Moscow''s claustrophobic metro tunnels, although trips to the surface occur occasionally.

Though these games flow well from one to another, they have their differences. Metro 2033 looks out like a survival horror game with limited resources and challenging gunplay. Last Light is considerably improved and is closer to a (slow-paced) action game than a horror title. The Redux package incorporates elements from Last Light into Metro 2033, allowing for a more consistent overall experience.

Bloodborne

Developer FromSoftware
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Action
Release Date March 24, 2015

Through its breathtaking Dark Souls trilogy, FromSoftware has cornered the action RPG genre, and it is likely to continue with Elden Ring. Out of all the studio''s many great games, Bloodborne might just be FromSoftware''s magnum opus. It has a Gothic approach and reflex-based combat that requires player aggression. This immersive experience is enthralled on a visual, auditory, and gameplay level.

Bloodborne isn''t a straightforward game, but it is one of the most popular PS4 exclusives. It is therefore easily one of the best games on PS today.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma

Developer Team Ninja
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Hack And Slash
Release Date July 3, 2007

The PS3 version of Sigma is still a must-play for anyone remotely interested in (challenging) hack and slash games. Team Ninja''s reboot of the classic SNES franchise features intense but controlled combat, enemies that want to kill Ryu, and a massive selection of weapons that each feel a lot different.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma''s punishing nature requires split-second reflexes, which does not lend itself superbly to the PS Now''s streaming requirement for PS3 games, since some lag tends to be unavoidable. However, permitting someone to have a strong internet connection, this game should not be missed.

Soulcalibur 6

Developer Bandai Namco Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Fighting
Release Date October 19, 2018

The PS Now lineup for May 2022 doubled down on fighting games, despite being designed to compete with each other. While Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is an arena brawler, Soulcalibur 6 is a traditional 3D fighter that revolves around weapons-based combat. Bandai Namco''s franchise has a diverse history, and the sixth entry is far from an exception.

The gameplay has been tweaked to provide more defensive options, thus reducing the entry barrier for new players. Soulcalibur 6 also has two single-player modes that should keep fighters engaged for a long time.

Alienation

Developer Housemarque
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Twin-Stick Shooter
Release Date April 26, 2016

Housemarque has spent the last decade producing consistently satisfying games, most of which are PlayStation exclusives. Alienation, a twin-stick shooter, is backed by a wide range of RPG elements, including classes and a progression system. These elements combine to form a game that is both accessible and replayable. In Alienation, however, solo play is still a challenge.

If Alienation hits the spot, players may also try some additional Housemarque games (Resogun, Dead Nation, and Super Stardust Ultra) that are now on PS.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

Developer Guerrilla Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Open-World Action-Adventure
Release Date February 28, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn is a packed full of open-world games that appeal to a slow but high visuals. Aloy, an outcast from a young age, begins to discover the origins of her current state, which involves massive dinosaur-esque machines that roam the wild with reckless abandon.

The PS4 title, based on the entirety of Aloy''s weapons, is quite enjoyable. The game manages to make clearing a camp a breeze.

The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel

Developer Nihon Falcom
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Turn-Based JRPG
Release Date December 22, 2015 (NA)

The first two entries in Nihon Falcom''s Trails of Cold Steel series are now available on Sony''s subscription service, and they are two of the best PSRPGs available today. While The Legend of Heroes might not have the brand recognition of a Dragon Quest, Persona, or Final Fantasy, it has constantly produced well-written turn-based JRPGs that concentrate on social interaction and global development.

Each of these games has over 50 hours of content, but these two entries just cover half of the whole storyline.

Shadow Of The Colossus

Developer Team Ico (PS2 Original) & Bluepoint Games (Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection)
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Adventure
Release Date September 27, 2011

PS Now may not have the PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus, but Sony''s streaming service does have the 2011''s Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, which was remastered by Bluepoints Games. However, Shadow of the Colossus is widely regarded as one of the best PlayStation games of all time.

The story boils down to Wander, who is navigating through a mostly barren lands in order to save Mono. Shadow of the Colossus'' boss encounters function like elaborate puzzles, and the game builds up its narrative steadily while giving players plenty of space to reflect on Wander''s actions.

Little Nightmares

Developer Tarsier Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Puzzle-Platformer Horror
Release Date April 28, 2017

Little Nightmares, a Tarsier, is a success story for Six as players navigate through a dark space filled with grotesque beings spanning over the small protagonist. This indie horror game, divided into five chapters that each feature a central villain, is effective in making the player feel constantly vulnerable. Six has no defenses at her disposal, forcing the girl to steal her way through locations.

Despite the fact that Little Nightmares isn''t particularly difficult, it is a good choice for those who want to be creeped out but not necessarily frustrated. Although the sequel is not available on PS Now, it nevertheless works well as a standalone story.

Mafia 3

Developer Hangar 13
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Open-World Action-Adventure
Release Date October 7, 2016

The Mafia franchise is influenced by its storytelling and its character, and for all of the third entries, the narrative is no longer one. Mafia 3 takes place in New Bordeaux, a city inspired by New Orleans, and is centered on a Vietnam veteran who is being embroiled in the criminal underworld. Lincoln Clay is a strong protagonist, and his story is heartbreaking, with great imagery.

Although Mafia 3''s gameplay isn''t particularly terrible, it is not only helpful to modify traditional open-world conventions. So, Mafia 3 tells one of the best stories on PS.

Red Dead Redemption & Undead Nightmare

Developer Rockstar San Diego
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Open-World Action-Adventure
Release Dates May 18, 2010; October 26, 2010

Rockstar is not committed to doing anything in half-measures, and Red Dead Redemption is a proof of that belief. A fascinating Western gameplay reveals one man''s past in order to keep his present and future safe. Red Dead Redemption is a multibillionaire film set during a time in American history that has changed. A combination of varied influences has been enacted, including agency, violence, and political influence.

Players should make sure they try out Undead Nightmare, a game that combines zombies with the base game or its sequel. Red Dead Redemption 2, Undead Nightmare is the type of thing Rockstar should do more often.

Overcooked! 2

Developers Team17 & Ghost Town Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Party Sim
Release Date August 7, 2018

PS now has its share of options when it comes to co-op games, and Overcooked! 2 is among the very best. Building on the fantastic foundations of its predecessor, Overcooked! 2 once again assists family with efficient kitchen use as they desperately tries to keep up with orders. This game is also a sim, which does a fantastic job of capturing the traumatic consequences of a high-pressure customer.

Overcooked! 2 is so adept at what it does, that there is always a small possibility that a play session will truly test a friendship. So, who can be able to do it in this kitchen?

Slay The Spire

Developers MegaCrit
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Roguelike Deck-Builder
Release Date May 21, 2019

Slay the Spire is a unique game with no real competitors on PS Now. After selecting a starting character that basically acts like a class, players move through levels of aspire, avoiding monsters and bosses along the way. Battles are taken on a pedestal, which is discarded and replenished after every turn. The game''s core techniques are straightforward and straightforward to understand.

Doom

Developers id Software
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre First-Person Shooter
Release Date May 13, 2016

Doom came to life on the back of a majestically violent entry that reminded the whole world of the game''s amazingness. Players rampage their way through arenas and hallways filled with demons just waiting to be seen in half or blasted with a shotgun, and being judgment is at ease again.

Doom does not have a quiet moment in it, posing as a resounding homage to classic shooters from the 1990s. There is no hide behind cover here, but diving headfirst into combat is the only way to survive. Doom is a gaming equivalent of an adrenaline shot.

Metal Slug 3

Developers SNK
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Run And Gun
Release Date December 21, 2017

The third entry to Metal Slug 3 is complete without being complicated. Unlike any arcade game, the franchise had already produced a couple of amazing run and gun shooters by 2000. However, the studio somehow find a way to complete their previous masterpieces with the third entry.

Metal Slug 3 is an absolute pleasure when played in co-op, but it is also fantastic when experienced solo, and the game''s difficulty ensures that players will not be able to reach the final boss for quite a few hours.

Prey

Developers Arkane Studios
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Open-World First-Person Shooter
Release Date May 5, 2017

A couple of games published by Bethesda are still available on PS Now. Those familiar with Arkane''s Dishonored and Deathloop will feel comfortable with Prey, although the 2017 first-person shooter does a lot of damage that is quite unusual for the studio.

Prey''s gunplay is satisfying, but the game is at its best when it highlights its claustrophobic appearance and mystery. This is a title that rewards exploration and immersion, and Prey provides players with just enough freedom to repeat playthroughs to be quite distinct from each other.

Gravity Rush 2

Developer Japan Studio''''s Team Gravity
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Open-World Action-Adventure
Release Date January 20, 2017

Gravity Rush completed life out on the PS Vita before landing on the PS4 as a remaster. Both games are available on PS Now and worth a playthrough, but their sequel is the better of the two games.

Gravity Rush 2 is a modern adventure based on the unique world and traversal mechanics of its predecessor. Both episodes are rendered in comic style, while Kat is an instantaneously likable character.

Nioh

Developers Team Ninja, Kou Shibusawa
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Action RPG
Release Date February 7, 2017

Nioh 2 is no longer available on PS Now, but Team Ninja''s original game is still on the service. While the sequel offers a few improvements, it''s existence does nothing to damage the performance of its predecessor. The game''s samurai setting and fast-paced gameplay allow it to have a real unique voice.

Players navigate open areas with secrets, enemies, and bosses, which are usually well-designed and challenging. Nioh''s combat allows players to blend between different positions, adding an element of strategy to encounters. Although Nioh is a long game that might easily take 50+ hours to complete, it is more than powerful enough to keep a player engaged as they complete the campaign.

Batman: Arkham City

Developer Rocksteady Studios
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Action-Adventure
Release Date October 18, 2011

All of the main Arkham games are now available on PS Now. Rocksteady''s Arkham City is expanding its scope, the world is bigger, the combat system is more fleshed out, and Batman''s rogues gallery is improved.

Arkham City set a high standard for the action genre, which has perhaps yet to be surpassed. Fans of the DC character who have not played this game since their debut in 2011 should consider booting this one up on Sony''s subscription service.

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

Developer Insomniac Games
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Action-Adventure
Release Date October 27, 2009

PS Now covers the majority of the native PS3 Ratchet & Clank games, with the best of the bunch being the fantastic A Crack in Time. Setting the stage for the gameplay of 2016''s Ratchet & Clank, A Crack in Time features a powerful combat system, which puts emphasis on the platforming segments.

While the narrative falls short of the PS2 trilogy, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time is a fast-paced and accessible adventure that provides players with a wide selection of skills to play with.

God Of War 2 HD

Developer Santa Monica Studio
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Action
Release Date November 17, 2009

The entire God of War franchise may be played on PS Now, although most of the games can only be streamed. Nevertheless, Sony''s subscription service is a great way for newcomers to Santa Monica''s entire story. Although 2018''s God of War is not a terrible entry point, the pre-PS4 releases are nearly all very engaging action games, particularly the numbered entries.

God of War 2 is the new inning of the license, yet it is perhaps capable of balancing epic action and storytelling nuance than its predecessor or sequel. It''s well-paced and boasting some of the best boss fights in gaming history, and it''s truly fantastic.

Ape Escape 2

Developer Japan Studio
Platform PlayStation 4 (PlayStation 2 HD Classic)
Genre Action-Adventure
Release Date August 2, 2016

This bizarre Sony exclusive series, which features 1999''s Ape Escape, feels like it was tailor-made to be a cult classic. All the major characters in the franchise include Spike''s attempts to catch some outrageous apes. However, the numbered Ape Escape games largely make it work through sheer charm and whimsy.

Spike enjoys spending time spotting and playing around with gadgets during his time learning a bit. Ape Escape 2 is much like any other PS2 platformer from its time, but it has improved significantly in comparison to a few others. For one, it is also famous for its unique gimmick, and the gameplay is superb.

Katamari Forever

Developer Genki
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Puzzle
Release Date September 22, 2009

In the best possible way, the Katamari games are like a fever dream. So, each title is to roll everything into a ball, and to be clear, every element was not really hyperbolic. However, Katamari Forever is still a confident sequel in a funky franchise that has given numerous laughs over the years.

This time around, the Prince has to manage two Kings: King of All Cosmos and RoboKing. The former is suffering from a bout of amnesia, causing the Prince to head into his memories to fix things up. On the other hand, RoboKing has left the sky without any actors, forcing the protagonist to once again embark on an adventure to fix things. Although veterans of the series may be slightly underwhelmed by Katamari Forever''s reused stages, newcomers are expected to

DiRT Rally Or DiRT 4

Developer Codemasters
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Racing
Release Date April 5, 2016

F1 2020, WRC 8, NASCAR Heat 5, Project Cars 2, and Assetto Corsa are among the PlayStation Now titles, with a subscription service covering a wide variety of game styles. Feel like a kart racer? Try F1 2020. Want a Star Wars? Racer Revenge is the ticket.

The service does lack hitters, and a Sony subscription service without Gran Turismo is limited, but there are enough good titles to keep racing enthusiasts happy. If asked to pick the best of the two, DiRT Rally and DiRT 4 are difficult to beat; however, it is a pure racing sim, and it is a difficult one at that. DiRT Rally rewards perseverance and patience, and once everything clicks, it is a magical experience.

DiRT 4 is a more casual title, offering a wide variety of race types compared to DiRT Rally''s laser-focused approach. DiRT 4 is a pick-up-and-player racer who does not sacrifice depth or challenge.

Infamous 2

Developer Sucker Punch Productions
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Open-World Action-Adventure
Release Date July 7th, 2011

PS5 owners have plenty to look forward to with the recent (and very) open-world Spider-Man games, but there are also several other fantastic superhero-like releases packed into PS Now. Infamous 2, the sequel to the cult-classic Infamous, is a hidden gem among the number of available titles.

This super-charged series features lightning-based abilities, a solid story and engaging gameplay mechanics. This installment also features Cole MacGrath as he investigates, plots, and trains to become stronger and better than "The Beast," one of his most sinister rivals. A robust Karma system will allow players to make "good" and "bad" choices that will influence the story.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Developer Naughty Dog
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Action-Adventure
Release Date October 13, 2009

Naughty Dog''s Uncharted set the standard for PlayStation exclusives, generating one stunning action-adventure game after another. The PS3 trilogy, however, is usually considered to be a superior overall game. It has a better storyline, improved level design, and fantastic set pieces that match any PS3 title there.

With each of these projects, the PS3 was pushed beyond its limits, and the studio somehow managed to constantly one-up themselves in the technical department.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Developer MachineGames
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre First-Person Shooter
Release Date May 20, 2014

With 2014''s The New Order, a vicious FPS that integrates stealth and melee combat, MachineGames resurrects the Wolfenstein franchise in a large way. In an alternate reality where the Nazi regime won World War 2, players are William "B.J. Blazkowicz, a rebel fighter trying to advance the past. The story is interesting and engaging, and most of these games have a knack for bringing truly detestable villains.

The New Order is all about its gameplay and the flexibility it provides when it comes to clearing levels. Instead of being a corridor shooter, the FPS drops players in relatively open areas and advises them to complete their mission; this is their responsibility.

Desperados 3

Developer Mimimi Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Real-Time Tactics
Release Date June 16, 2020

Desperados 3 should scratch someone''s real-time tactics trick. Mimimi''s game advances into the game, allowing players to have ample resources to freely take on combat scenarios to the best of their abilities. Desperados 3''s clever AI, expertly crafted maps, environmental storytelling, and balanced techniques have all enabled him.

In Desperados 3''s Wild West, veterans of the genre will feel exactly like they''re traveling, while newcomers may do nothing worse than this game.

Braid

Developer Number None
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Puzzle-Platformer
Release Date November 12, 2009

The 2010s marked a golden era in indie gaming, and on the verge of being the first to prove Braid was a proponent of this decade of brilliance. A puzzle platformer with stunning artwork and a seemingly conventional narrative that is nothing but straightforward, Braid is an epic in every sense of the word. Even these years later, Number None''s release is still a delight to learn, and while some of its ideas have become more commonplace, Braid remains a fresh experience with precious

Braid, one of the best PS games now without any qualifiers, is a significant milestone release in gaming history. The PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch have all been announced, but in the meantime, players may try out the timeless original.

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Developer Sega AM2
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Fighting
Release Date June 1, 2021

The fact that a proper sequel to 2006''s Virtua Fighter 5 has yet to materialize is a travesty, although Sega did at least treat fans to a PS4 remaster in 2021. Consequently, the single-player options are quite underwhelming, mainly limited to Arcade along with standard teaching-oriented modes.

While the remaster touches up the visuals, Ultimate Showdown nudges the combat completely because there is no need to mess with near perfection. Virtua Fighter 5 was once one of the best fighting games when it came out, and in 2021, it holds up quite nicely.

Until Dawn

Developer Supermassive Games
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Horror
Release Date August 25th, 2015

Until Dawn is a fantastic program that will combine a gripping narrative with player choice, character interactions, and some seriously creepy environments. The result is a spectacularly spooky "playable movie" that will keep the majority of players on the edge of their seats throughout.

Players will be forced to make tough choices during intense story moments, as characters develop ideas about one another. It''s important to ensure that everyone stays on a difficult vacation to a remote mountain resort.

Devil May Cry HD Collection & Devil May Cry 4

Developer Capcom Entertainment
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Hack And Slash
Release Date March 28, 2012; January 31, 2008

The Devil May Cry HD Collection, based on Capcom''s PS2, is packed with remasters, and it''s a must-play for hackers and slash sub-genre, despite a variety of features and features.

  • Devil May Cry is closer to Resident Evil, delivering a claustrophobic setting with impactful and punishing gameplay. The original DMC stands slightly apart from the rest of the series due to the combat being more restrictive than in its sequels, but the game has aged incredibly well.
  • Devil May Cry 2 is quite forgiving and opts for large open spaces rather than tight corridors. It is generally regarded as the weakest entry in the trilogy, if not the entire franchise.
  • Devil May Cry 3: Dante''''s Awakening greatly expands the gameplay, introducing four combat styles that each come with their strengths, weaknesses, and unlockable moves. Stylish, challenging, and replayable, DMC 3 is a fantastic game.

Devil May Cry 4 is now available on PS Now and expands nicely on its current version. Nero is also introduced as a playable character, and he behaves quite differently than Dante.

Resident Evil 4

Developer Capcom Production Studio 4
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Action-Horror
Release Date September 20, 2011

Resident Evil 4 is regarded as one of the best Resident Evil games ever developed by many enthusiasts, with a battle-hardened Leon Kennedy on the verge of rescuing the President''s daughter. A lot of the classic Resident Evil mechanics are there, including puzzles, third-person shooting combat and a slew of bizarre boss encounters.

With swirls over the possibility of a Resident Evil 4 remake, players should definitely revisit this classic. For those new to the Resident Evil franchise, this title is certainly a fantastic starting point.

Terraria

Developer Re-Logic
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre Sandbox
Release Date November 11th, 2014

There is no denying that Minecraft was one of the most powerful titles ever created, with a lot of developers trying their own version of a "open-world procedurally generated survival crafting game." However, a number of developers have not only created titles that stand up next to the juggernaut, but also created a specific twist on the structure they used.

Terraria is considered one of the greatest Indie games ever developed, combining the concept of a procedurally generated world with crafting components, increasing them to eleven. There are a tad of NPCs to engage with, secrets to uncover, and a progress system that gets punishably more complicated as time goes on.

Journey

Developers Thatgamecompany, Santa Monica Studio
Platform PlayStation 3
Genre Adventure
Release Date March 13, 2012

Journey, which is based on the name "Indie," describes players on a moving journey of self-discovery, which demands maximum solitude. Visually, the game is a stunning gem with fantastic visuals and brilliant music.

Journey takes you a few hours and there is no other game like it. It is thought-provoking and accessible; a generally relaxing experience that is complemented with intense emotion and spirituality. It''s just a fantastic game.

BioShock Remastered

Developer 2K Boston
Platform PlayStation 4
Genre First-Person Shooter
Release Date May 29, 2020

There have been a lot of great first-person shooters over the years, yet few have completely slowed the "traditional FPS strategy." BioShock removed the notion of visceral gun-based combat and flipped it on its head by introducing Plasmids, specialized concoctions that allowed players to possess a wide range of abilities. Gamers might cover their foes in a swarm of bugs, instantly set them ablaze, or even manipulate security turrets to combat

BioShock isn''t just a run-of-the-mill shooting game; it has a fantastic storyline, an engulfed environment, and some rather creepy horror elements. It''s not just one of the best FPS, but one of the best games ever developed.