Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: July 1, 2015
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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 October.

Best-reviewed PS4 games of 2015 (as of July 1st)

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Bloodborne Buy From Amazon 92
This action-RPG title from the creators of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls is now the best-reviewed PS4 exclusive of all time.
2The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt NEWBuy From Amazon92
3Shovel Knight NEW 91
4Bastion NEW 89
5Batman: Arkham Knight NEWBuy From Amazon89
6Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin NEWBuy From Amazon87
7OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood  85
8Resogun: Defenders  85
9Axiom Verge  84
10DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Buy From Amazon84
11Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster NEWBuy From Amazon83
12Resident Evil HD Remaster  83
13Mortal Kombat X NEWBuy From Amazon83
14Project CARS NEWBuy From Amazon83
15Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Buy From Amazon82
16Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Three - Catch A Ride NEW 81
17Helldivers  81
18Broken Age NEW 81
19Life is Strange: Episode 3 - Chaos Theory NEW 81
20Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Two - Atlas Mugged  81
21MLB 15: The Show Buy From Amazon80
22The Evil Within: The Assignment  80
23Grim Fandango Remastered  80
24Hand of Fate  79
25Lost Orbit NEW 78
... and the worst-reviewed:
93Far Cry 4: Escape from Durgesh Prison  56
94Farming Simulator 15 NEWBuy From Amazon54
95Infinity Runner NEW 47
96Project Root NEW 46
97Q*bert: Rebooted  44

Includes games released between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 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 July 1, 2015.

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
3Bloodborne (2015) Buy From Amazon92
4The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon92
5Shovel Knight (2015) NEW 91
6flower (2013)  91
7Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
8Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
9Fez (2014)  90
10Bastion (2015) NEW 89
11Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon89
12Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) Buy From Amazon89
13Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon89
14The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2014)  88
15Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)  87
16TowerFall Ascension (2014)  87
17FIFA 14 (2013) Buy From Amazon87
18Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon87
19Velocity 2X (2014)  86
20Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (2014) Buy From Amazon86
21Resogun: Heroes (2014)  86
22OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood (2015)  85
23Battlefield 4 (2013) Buy From Amazon85
24NBA 2K14 (2013) Buy From Amazon85
25Resogun: Defenders (2015)  85

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 (8)

  • 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.
    http://www.planetisro.com/top-5-best-high-graphics-playstation-games-for-iphone-6-and-ipad-air-2/

  • 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://www.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

  • M9ki  

    Well i really though thief would be on that list despite the errors many people had with the game.

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