Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: December 31, 2019
  • 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 2019

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

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Buy From Amazon 91
The third major expansion to the 2013 MMORPG has drawn major praise for its storytelling.
2NieR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition Buy From Amazon91
3Resident Evil 2 Buy From Amazon91
4Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Buy From Amazon90
5Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne  89
6Apex Legends Buy From Amazon89
7Devil May Cry 5 Buy From Amazon88
8Slay the Spire Buy From Amazon88
9Frostpunk: Console Edition NEW 87
10Sid Meier's Civilization VI NEWBuy From Amazon87
11Dragon Quest Builders 2 Buy From Amazon86
12Steins;Gate Elite Buy From Amazon86
13Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered Buy From Amazon86
14Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark  86
15MLB The Show 19 Buy From Amazon86
16The Outer Worlds NEWBuy From Amazon86
17VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action  85
18DiRT Rally 2.0 Buy From Amazon84
19Wargroove  84
20F1 2019  84
21Sayonara Wild Hearts  84
22FAR: Lone Sails  83
23Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Buy From Amazon83
24Kingdom Hearts III Buy From Amazon83
25Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled Buy From Amazon83
... and the worst-reviewed:
248Submersed  44
249WWE 2K20 NEWBuy From Amazon42
250Dollhouse Buy From Amazon41
251Left Alive Buy From Amazon37
252Eternity: The Last Unicorn  36

Includes games released between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 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, 2019.

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
1Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) Buy From Amazon97
2Grand Theft Auto V (2014) Buy From Amazon97
3The Last of Us Remastered (2014) Buy From Amazon95
4God of War (2018) Buy From Amazon94
5Persona 5 (2017) Buy From Amazon93
6Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) Buy From Amazon93
7Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) Buy From Amazon93
8Journey (2015)  92
9Bloodborne (2015) Buy From Amazon92
10Undertale (2017) Buy From Amazon92
11The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Buy From Amazon92
12Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (2018) Buy From Amazon92
13Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (2019) Buy From Amazon91
14Shadow of the Colossus (2018) Buy From Amazon91
15The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016)  91
16Celeste (2018)  91
17INSIDE (2016)  91
18NieR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition (2019) Buy From Amazon91
19Resident Evil 2 (2019) Buy From Amazon91
20flower (2013)  91
21Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
22Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon90
23Shovel Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon90
24Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
25Fez (2014)  90

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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