Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: October 1, 2017
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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 January.

Best-reviewed PS4 games of 2017 (as of September 30)

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Persona 5 Buy From Amazon 93
A PlayStation exclusive, the latest chapter in the ongoing JRPG series is the best-reviewed release for the PS4 in three years.
2Undertale NEWBuy From Amazon92
3Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Buy From Amazon89
4Horizon: Zero Dawn Buy From Amazon89
5What Remains of Edith Finch  88
6NieR: Automata Buy From Amazon88
7Nex Machina: Death Machine  88
8Nioh Buy From Amazon88
9Injustice 2 Buy From Amazon87
10Night in the Woods  87
11Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Buy From Amazon87
12F1 2017 NEWBuy From Amazon86
13Thimbleweed Park NEW 86
14Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age NEWBuy From Amazon86
15Sonic Mania NEWBuy From Amazon86
16Resident Evil 7: biohazard Buy From Amazon86
17Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 Buy From Amazon86
18Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition NEWBuy From Amazon86
19Destiny 2 NEWBuy From Amazon85
20MLB The Show 17 Buy From Amazon85
21Yakuza 0 Buy From Amazon85
22Wipeout: Omega Collection Buy From Amazon85
23Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA NEWBuy From Amazon85
24Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun NEWBuy From Amazon85
25Pyre NEW 85
... and the worst-reviewed:
260Syberia 3 Buy From Amazon48
261AereA Buy From Amazon46
262Troll and I Buy From Amazon39
263Dying: Reborn  38
264Randall  38

Includes games released between January 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017 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, 2017.

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
3Persona 5 (2017) Buy From Amazon93
4Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) Buy From Amazon93
5Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) Buy From Amazon93
6Journey (2015)  92
7Bloodborne (2015) Buy From Amazon92
8Undertale (2017) NEWBuy From Amazon92
9The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon92
10The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016)  91
11INSIDE (2016)  91
12flower (2013)  91
13Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
14Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon90
15Shovel Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon90
16Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
17Fez (2014)  90
18Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (2015)  90
19The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (2015)  90
20Rez Infinite (2016)  89
21Titanfall 2 (2016) Buy From Amazon89
22Dark Souls III (2016) Buy From Amazon89
23Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (2017) Buy From Amazon89
24Bastion (2015)  89
25Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 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.
    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

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