Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: March 31, 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 July.

Best-reviewed PS4 games of 2018

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Shadow of the Colossus NEW Buy From Amazon 91
One of the best games ever released for the PlayStation 2, this spiritual successor to Ico is now one of the PS4's best, thanks to this HD remaster.
2Celeste NEW 91
3Monster Hunter: World NEWBuy From Amazon90
4Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition NEWBuy From Amazon87
5Dragon Ball FighterZ NEWBuy From Amazon87
6Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom NEWBuy From Amazon85
7DJMax Respect NEW 85
8Moss NEW 84
9Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs NEW 83
10Iconoclasts NEW 83
11MLB The Show 18 NEW 82
12Burnout Paradise Remastered NEWBuy From Amazon82
13Bleed 2 NEW 81
14Far Cry 5 NEWBuy From Amazon81
15Sprint Vector NEW 80
16Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Farewell NEW 80
17A Way Out NEWBuy From Amazon80
18Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] NEWBuy From Amazon78
19Blasters of the Universe NEW 78
20Q.U.B.E. 2 NEW 77
21Little Red Lie NEW 77
22Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 4: What Ails You NEW 77
23Apex Construct NEW 76
24Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings NEWBuy From Amazon76
25Attack on Titan 2 NEWBuy From Amazon76
... and the worst-reviewed:
66Out of Ammo NEW 53
67Titan Quest NEWBuy From Amazon52
68Fear Effect Sedna NEW 51
69Bravo Team NEWBuy From Amazon45
70Past Cure NEWBuy From Amazon38

Includes games released between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 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 March 31, 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
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) Buy From Amazon92
9The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon92
10Shadow of the Colossus (2018) NEWBuy From Amazon91
11The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016)  91
12Celeste (2018) NEW 91
13INSIDE (2016)  91
14flower (2013)  91
15Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
16Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon90
17Shovel Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon90
18Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
19Fez (2014)  90
20Monster Hunter: World (2018) NEWBuy From Amazon90
21Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (2015)  90
22The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (2015)  90
23Rez Infinite (2016)  89
24Titanfall 2 (2016) Buy From Amazon89
25Dark Souls III (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)

  • M9ki  

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

  • Plasmaneedle  

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Biradar  

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

  • MisterBirdy  

    This list is nonsense

  • shavenwookie  

    Bloodborne on top as it should be.

  • tturtle  

    Where is Far Cry 4?

  • 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.

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