Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: October 1, 2015
  • Comments: ↓ 9 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 2015 (as of October 1st)

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain NEW Buy From Amazon 93
This follow-up to Ground Zeroes is deeper, bigger, and better, and could finish the year as the top game on both the PS4 and Xbox One.
2Journey NEW 92
3Bloodborne Buy From Amazon92
4The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Buy From Amazon92
5Shovel Knight Buy From Amazon90
6Bastion  89
7Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 NEWBuy From Amazon88
8Batman: Arkham Knight Buy From Amazon87
9NBA 2K16 NEWBuy From Amazon87
10Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Buy From Amazon87
11Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Buy From Amazon86
12OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood  86
13Rocket League NEW 85
14Resogun: Defenders  85
15Destiny: The Taken King NEW 85
16Axiom Verge  84
17DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Buy From Amazon84
18Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Buy From Amazon84
19Resident Evil HD Remaster  83
20Zen Pinball 2: Portal Pinball  83
21Project CARS Buy From Amazon83
22Mortal Kombat X Buy From Amazon83
23Madden NFL 16 NEWBuy From Amazon83
24Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Three - Catch A Ride  83
25N++ NEW 83
... and the worst-reviewed:
162Project Root  45
163Infinity Runner  45
164Q*bert: Rebooted  44
165Godzilla NEWBuy From Amazon38
166Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume One NEW 21

Includes games released between January 1, 2015 and September 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 October 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
3Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon93
4Journey (2015) NEW 92
5Bloodborne (2015) Buy From Amazon92
6The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon92
7flower (2013)  91
8Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
9Shovel Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon90
10Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
11Fez (2014)  90
12Bastion (2015)  89
13Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) Buy From Amazon89
14Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon89
15The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2014)  88
16Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon88
17Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)  87
18Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon87
19NBA 2K16 (2015) NEWBuy From Amazon87
20TowerFall Ascension (2014)  87
21FIFA 14 (2013) Buy From Amazon87
22Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (2015) Buy From Amazon87
23Velocity 2X (2014)  86
24Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (2015) Buy From Amazon86
25Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (2014) Buy From Amazon86

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 (9)

  • 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

  • M9ki  

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

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