Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PlayStation 4 Games

  • Publish Date: December 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 April.

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 Red Dead Redemption 2 NEW Buy From Amazon 97
This October sequel to Rockstar's hit 2010 western game Red Dead Redemption is now the best-reviewed PS4 game of all time.
2God of War Buy From Amazon94
3Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition Buy From Amazon92
4Shadow of the Colossus Buy From Amazon91
5Celeste  91
6Monster Hunter: World Buy From Amazon90
7Astro Bot: Rescue Mission NEWBuy From Amazon90
8Tetris Effect NEWBuy From Amazon89
9Owlboy Buy From Amazon89
10Injustice 2: Legendary Edition Buy From Amazon88
11Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom NEWBuy From Amazon88
Dead Cells Buy From Amazon88
13Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Buy From Amazon87
14Dragon Ball FighterZ Buy From Amazon87
15Marvel's Spider-Man Buy From Amazon87
16Sonic Mania Plus Buy From Amazon87
17Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Buy From Amazon86
18DJMax Respect  85
19Yakuza Kiwami 2 Buy From Amazon85
20Moss Buy From Amazon85
21F1 2018 Buy From Amazon85
22428: Shibuya Scramble Buy From Amazon85
23Dark Souls Remastered Buy From Amazon84
24Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Buy From Amazon84
25Valkyria Chronicles 4 Buy From Amazon84
... and the worst-reviewed:
305Agony Buy From Amazon37
306Past Cure Buy From Amazon37
307Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Buy From Amazon36
308One Piece: Grand Cruise  35
309The Quiet Man NEW 29

Includes games released between January 1, 2018 and December 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 December 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
1Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) NEWBuy 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
13Shadow of the Colossus (2018) Buy From Amazon91
14The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016)  91
15Celeste (2018)  91
16INSIDE (2016)  91
17flower (2013)  91
18Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (2014) Buy From Amazon90
19Overwatch (2016) Buy From Amazon90
20Shovel Knight (2015) Buy From Amazon90
21Rayman Legends (2014) Buy From Amazon90
22Fez (2014)  90
23Monster Hunter: World (2018) Buy From Amazon90
24Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 - The Vault of the Traveler (2015)  90
25The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (2015)  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.
    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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