Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: October 1, 2018
  • Comments: ↓ 11 user comments

Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in January.

Best-reviewed PS4 games of 2018 (through September 30)

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box God of War Buy From Amazon 94
This stunning PS4 exclusive serves as a reboot of Sony's 13-year-old God of War franchise, adding Norse mythology to the mix.
2Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition NEWBuy From Amazon92
3Shadow of the Colossus Buy From Amazon91
4Celeste  91
5Monster Hunter: World Buy From Amazon90
6Owlboy Buy From Amazon89
7Injustice 2: Legendary Edition Buy From Amazon88
8Dead Cells NEWBuy From Amazon88
9Marvel's Spider-Man NEWBuy From Amazon87
10Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Buy From Amazon87
11Dragon Ball FighterZ Buy From Amazon87
12Sonic Mania Plus NEWBuy From Amazon87
13Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age NEWBuy From Amazon86
14Valkyria Chronicles 4 NEWBuy From Amazon85
15Dark Souls Remastered Buy From Amazon85
16DJMax Respect  85
17Yakuza Kiwami 2 NEWBuy From Amazon85
18Moss Buy From Amazon85
19Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Buy From Amazon84
20F1 2018 NEWBuy From Amazon84
21Guacamelee! 2 NEW 84
22Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs  83
23Prey: Mooncrash  83
24Yoku's Island Express Buy From Amazon83
25FIFA 19 NEWBuy From Amazon83
... and the worst-reviewed:
221New Gundam Breaker Buy From Amazon43
222Agony Buy From Amazon37
223Past Cure Buy From Amazon37
224Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Buy From Amazon36
225One Piece: Grand Cruise  35

Includes games released between January 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from September 30, 2018.

Best-reviewed PS4 games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1Grand Theft Auto V (2014) Buy From Amazon97
2The Last of Us Remastered (2014) Buy From Amazon95
3God of War (2018) Buy From Amazon94
4Persona 5 (2017) Buy From Amazon93
5Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) Buy From Amazon93
6Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) Buy From Amazon93
7Journey (2015)  92
8Bloodborne (2015) Buy From Amazon92
9Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (2018) NEWBuy From Amazon92
10Undertale (2017) Buy From Amazon92
11The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon92
12Shadow of the Colossus (2018) Buy From Amazon91
13The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016)  91
14Celeste (2018)  91
15INSIDE (2016)  91
16flower (2013)  91
17Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
18Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon90
19Shovel Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon90
20Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
21Fez (2014)  90
22Monster Hunter: World (2018) Buy From Amazon90
23Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (2015)  90
24The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (2015)  90
25Rez Infinite (2016) Buy From Amazon89

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all PS4 high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's PlayStation 4 section.

Comments (11)

  • Vamsi_Nalluri  

    This games list is not the one to choose the best ones.

  • thegamemart  

    All the games are amazing ad really deserves to be listed in top 25 ps4 games. Among them my favorite is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain this is still available at some online games store India because it is very popular.

  • tturtle  

    Where is Far Cry 4?

  • shavenwookie  

    Bloodborne on top as it should be.

  • MisterBirdy  

    This list is nonsense

  • Biradar  

    Well this list is too big and all covered. These are my favorite list for playstation games. old but addictive to play.

  • Kastle  

    The fact that most of the top rated PS4 games are just remastered old PS3 or PSVita games, just really shows how truly poor this last year was for the PS4.

    Looking forward to all the good actual PS4 games coming out this year.

  • Karlwood  

    what a super game on amazon i found best PS 4 and Xbox 1 game for me and my little bro ..
    via http://howtoisolve.com/play-station-4-gone-for-deals

  • lemminguk  

    Glad to see the a lot of PS+ games high up. Couldn't understand all the complaints about them (especially don't starve which is brilliant). Seems like everyone was better off getting those free than something like Knack or Killzone which are both fairly poor for big launch titles.

  • Plasmaneedle  

    I can't believe flower is on the list much less on the top

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