If you just got a PlayStation 4 or if you just purchased one as a gift for someone else you are probably thinking about what games are the best ones to buy first.
On a similar note, maybe your kids are on break from school and they want to find some new games to play during their days off.
You might also be thinking ahead as you shop for games that you could buy for holiday presents.
Regardless of the situation, you are finding yourself in you want to know which PlayStation 4 games are the best and most popular options to consider. It is not only important to get a good/fun game, but you also want to have a game that is popular. With more and more games allowing for online play with multiple players getting a popular game is more important than ever. Getting a popular game increases the chances that your friends will also have the same game, which will allow you to play with them online and playing with friends is always more fun.
Before we show you our list of the most popular games we wanted to highlight a few games that we really enjoy. Some of these might be on your list and others may not, but all of them could be a great holiday or birthday gift. If you want to skip directly to the list of most popular games click here.
Here Are Some of Our Favorite PlayStation 4 Video Games
NBA 2K22 came out on September 10, 2021, and is considered by many to be the best basketball video game out there. If you are an NBA fan or a basketball fan in general NBA 2K22 should be on your must-have video game list. So if you are looking for a video game for that basketball fan in your life NBA 2K22 will give them hours of entertainment.
Released on October 7, 2021, Far Cry 6 is the sixth offering in the Far Cry series. The action takes place on the fictional Caribbean island of Yara, which is ruled as a dictatorship by “El Presidente” Antón Castillo who is raising his son Diego to follow in his rule. Players of Far Cry 6 play as Dani Rojas, who is a guerilla fighter trying to overthrow the Castillo regime. If you are looking for an action-adventure first-person shooter game set in an open-world environment Far Cry 6 is a popular option.
Here is a promotional video that gives you a feel for the game’s storyline.
If you are a Spider-Man fan or a fan of the Marvel Universe in general, September 4, 2019, was a big day. That is the day that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition video game was released exclusively on the PS4. Continuing to be discovered by both new and old PlayStation owners, this game has remained a top seller until this day. Enjoy a brand new Spider-Man adventure and experience action in a free-roaming open world.
The FIFA Soccer franchise from EA Sports is one of the most polished sports video games out there. FIFA 22 is a must-have video game for that soccer player in your life. It was released on October 1, 2021.
Over the years Star Wars has not only provided us with a multitude of movies, toys, and more recently spin-off series like The Mandalorian, it has also given us several Star Wars inspired video games. The latest of these video games is Star Wars: Squadrons, which was released on October 2, 2020. If you or the person you are shopping for have ever watched one of the Star Wars movies and ever wished that you could be a pilot in one of the X-wing fighters, TIE fighters, or ships from any of the other starfighter classes from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets, this is the video game for you. You can play the thrilling Star Wars single-player story set in the time after Return of the Jedi. You can also compete online in multiplayer modes (Dogfight, Fleet Battles, and Custom Matches).
The Official Reveal Trailer (below) gives you a great feel for what the game is like.
Every year football fans and video game fans eagerly await the latest version of the Madden NFL franchise. This year it arrived on August 20, 2021. Madden NFL 22 is sure to please both football and sports video game fans alike.
If you are looking for a party game and like music and dancing, Just Dance 2021 is a terrific game to buy. This newly updated version of the popular franchise was released on November 4, 2021, and is great fun during holiday gatherings or other get-togethers.
On November 10, 2020, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest offering in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, was released. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla you become Eivor, a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory. Explore England’s Dark Ages as you raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power. You will shape the growth of your character and your clan’s settlement with every choice you make.
Released on April 26, 2019, the PlayStation exclusive Days Gone is an apocalyptic thriller that is one of the best in the best in the zombie genre. Experience an incredibly realistic and detailed open-world experience as you play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter facing a struggle for survival while searching for a reason to live.
September 4, 2020, was a good day for Avengers fans as that was the day that Marvel’s Avengers video game was released. In this game, you get to play an original Avengers story that includes Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor with both single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online and defend the Earth from escalating threats. Marvel’s Avengers is rated: T for Teen
The 18th and the newest game in the Call of Duty series is Call of Duty: Vanguard, which was just released on November 5, 2021. This visually impressive first-person shooter is set during WWII where you will experience combat around the globe.
Any game franchise that has been around this long has a large fanbase and with that fanbase comes high expectations meaning these Call of Duty (COD) games have a lot to live up to. To be fair we should mention that with COD: Vanguard some diehard fans feel that it is too similar to some past titles, while others believe the game offers too little innovation in the gameplay department. That said, between its campaign, multiplayer, and zombie modes Call of Duty: Vanguard most people will find that it is a very fun game to play.
Below is a trailer that gives you a feel for the game.
If you’re not into WWII and want a game based in a more recent time period, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which was one of the most exciting combat games to be released in 2020 could be what you are looking for. Offering tactical, grounded gameplay and player choice, it is hard to go wrong with this franchise for online combat fans. This edition of the popular video game franchise takes place in the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s and puts you in locations like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more.
Here is a promotional video that gives you a flavor of what the game is like.
If you have some young Harry Potter fans that you are shopping for the LEGO Harry Potter Collection is a great choice. This super-affordable collection follows Harry Potter on all 7 years of his adventures. Since it is rated E for Everyone 10+ it is suitable for most young gamers. Not only are Lego video games fun, but with this huge collection of games, the fun will last for a very long time.
Between allowing players to turn their imaginations playing in creative mode and going on adventures in survival mode the action in Minecraft never ends. You can play alone or with friends in split-screen multiplayer and online. That is why Minecraft has been a favorite on the PS4 since 2014. Know that you need the PlayStation Plus Membership in order to play Minecraft online. Minecraft is rated: E for Everyone 10+
Looking for something different? Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. Set in 1899 America, the end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed. Even though Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on October 26, 2018, this immersive game continues to be very popular and is one of the top-selling games for the 2021 holiday season.
Below is a list of the Top 10 Most Popular PlayStation 4 Games for 2022. Enjoy.
- ELDEN RING is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki—creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin—author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire
- Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware’s largest game to-date
- HIDETAKA MIYAZAKI: President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. Known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core and Dark Souls
- GEORGE R. R. MARTIN: the #1 The New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons
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- The criminal racing organization SH1FT3R has returned and they're racing for the ultimate prize - An Invisible, untraceable high-tech vehicle.
- It takes more than speed to win this combat racing challenge. Armed with 15 spy Gear weapons inspired by the Netflix original Series, you'll need to Blast past your rivals to earn victory.
- Show the whole world you're the fastest, coolest, and most talented racer! Customize your vehicle with unlockable Skins and race against online opponents, ai-controlled drivers, and Your friends with couch co-op and online multiplayer.
- A WORLD OF BASKETBALL: NBA 2K22 puts the entire basketball universe in your hands. PLAY NOW in real NBA and WNBA environments against authentic teams and players.
- Build your own dream team in MyTEAM with today’s stars and yesterday’s legends.
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- Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hitting this hard has never been so easy.
- Everything from the controls to the graphics have been redesigned, and feels as real as being ringside at WrestleMania.
- For the first time ever, battle with Batman and his allies in outer space and the various Lantern worlds including Zamaron and Odym.
- Play and unlock more than 150 characters with amazing powers and abilities, including members of the Justice League, and BIG LEGO Figures such as Cyborg, Solomon Grundy and more.
- Surprising disguises, Brainiac's mind control ability, and the power of the Lantern rings bring a whole new twist to characters you thought you knew.
- Access Batman's training modules on the Bat Computer and take part in various challenges including battle arenas, races and detective mazes.
- Visit the Hall of Justice, the Batcave, and the Justice League Watchtower to access shops, trophy rooms, and the hero and vehicle customizers.
- Marketplace - Discover the latest community creations in the marketplace! Get unique maps, skins, and texture packs from your favorite creators.
- Slash commands - Tweak how the game plays: you can give items away, summon mobs, change the time of day, and more.
- Add-Ons - Customize your experience even further with free Add-Ons! If you're more tech-inclined, you can modify data-driven behaviors in the game to create new resource packs.
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- TAKE THE LEAD - Become Star-Lord and call the shots for the Guardians in and out of battle
- ALL-NEW STORY - Face a cosmic threat you unleashed in this fresh take on Guardians of the Galaxy
- BECOME FAMILY - Turn your band of outlaws into legendary heroes on a wild ride across space
- Rankings on PS4 and Leaderboards on Xbox One
- 1080p Resolution
- Trophies and Achievements
- English (Subtitle)
- Use Sonic's lightning speed to free the Wisps and learn the secrets of their amazing powers as you explore six unique colorful worlds, each filled with dangerous enemies and hurdles to overcome
- Now with stunning upscaled visuals, additional features, a new game mode and enhanced gameplay - it's the Ultimate Sonic Colors experience
- Sonic will be tested on this exciting journey to free the Wisps - but with their help, and yours, it's a test he'll pass with flying Colors
- Explore and adventure through immersive environments, like a Sweet Mountain filled with delightful sweets or an Aquarium Park filled with sea life and countless pools - all centered around a mysterious astro-amusement park
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