Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: December 31, 2016
  • 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 April.

Best-reviewed PS4 games of 2016

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Buy From Amazon 93
If this is indeed the end of the line for Nathan Drake, the fortune hunter is at least going out with an unblemished record. The average score for the four games in the series? Merely 92.
2The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine  91
4Overwatch Buy From Amazon90
5Rez Infinite NEW 89
6Dark Souls III Buy From Amazon89
7Titanfall 2 NEWBuy From Amazon89
8Battlefield 1 NEWBuy From Amazon89
9Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration NEWBuy From Amazon88
10NBA 2K17 Buy From Amazon88
11Dishonored 2 NEWBuy From Amazon88
12Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes NEW 88
13XCOM 2 Buy From Amazon88
14The Witness  87
15Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Buy From Amazon87
16Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- Buy From Amazon86
17DiRT Rally Buy From Amazon85
18Crypt of the NecroDancer  85
19DOOM Buy From Amazon85
20Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Buy From Amazon85
21Assault Android Cactus  85
22Mortal Kombat XL Buy From Amazon85
23Ratchet & Clank Buy From Amazon85
24MLB The Show 16 Buy From Amazon85
25FIFA 17 Buy From Amazon85
... and the worst-reviewed:
347Coffin Dodgers  36
348Alekhine's Gun Buy From Amazon36
349Weeping Doll NEW 34
350Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival  31
351Ghostbusters Buy From Amazon30

Includes games released between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 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 December 31, 2016.

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
3Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) Buy From Amazon93
4Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) Buy From Amazon93
5Journey (2015)  92
6Bloodborne (2015) Buy From Amazon92
7The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon92
8The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016)  91
9INSIDE (2016)  91
10flower (2013)  91
11Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
12Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon90
13Shovel Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon90
14Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
15Fez (2014)  90
16Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (2015)  90
17The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (2015)  90
18Rez Infinite (2016) NEW 89
19Dark Souls III (2016) Buy From Amazon89
20Titanfall 2 (2016) NEWBuy From Amazon89
21Bastion (2015)  89
22Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) Buy From Amazon89
23Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon89
24Battlefield 1 (2016) NEWBuy From Amazon89
25The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2014)  88

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://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

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