Yeah, it’s presumptuous to assume that you didn’t play the following games, but given the hype and focus on some of the bigger titles out on Sony’s Playstation 4 console, there’s undoubtedly going to be some overlooked gems every generation. These are some of the best PS4 games that didn’t get the love that they deserve.
Uncharted: Lost Legacy
While it may initially appear it, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is anything but an expansion/DLC for Uncharted 4. This is a fully-fledged Uncharted game, and not to mention one of the best of the bunch – and that’s saying a lot. Admittedly, there’s no denying that a little something is missing with the absence of series protagonist, Nathan Drake, but the anti-heroines, Chloe and Nadine, and the expanded ideas do confirm that there’s life in the Uncharted series beyond Nathan Drake, full of climbing, gunfights, emotional story beats, and high-octane action.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
The Killzone series gets shamefully overlooked when the topic of best FPS franchises comes up. After a successful entry on PS2, and two great follow-ups on PS3, and with Shadow Fall, the franchise jumps 20 years after the events of Killzone 3, where the Helghast and Vektans (mortal enemies) are living an uneasy alliance on the same planet. The game features great weapons, intelligent AI, and some impressive gadgets and scenarios to experience, not to mention it’s outrageously pretty to look at.
The Evil Within 2
One of the most overlooked horror sequels the PS4 generation, The Evil Within 2 is a follow-up that expands on the somewhat linear, survival-horror formula by throwing players into bigger environments and in front of trickier enemies, while refining the stiff controls from the first game. The story is a bit all over the place (as is with most of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s games), but it does manage to come together when things start wrapping up. For fans of Resident Evil 4, Dead Space or The Last of Us, this is a great addition to your nightmare fuel.
How Mafia 3 is so underappreciated is beyond us. Built by the impressive studio Hangar 13, Mafia 3 is a fresh look take on the mobster world. Featuring a revenge-packed story following Vietnam War vet Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3 is full of twists, turns, incredible voice-acting and motion capture, and has the gameplay to back it all up. The game looks and feels incredible, with weighty vehicles and punchy weapons, making gunfights and melee attacks brutal and impactful, while the game expands into very interesting territory in its latter stages to connect up with the overarching Mafia universe. It’s a fantastic entry that deserves to be played by any open-world action fan.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
We can’t recommend the under-appreciated open-world crime game, Sleeping Dogs, enough, and the fact that there’s a remastered version on PS4, it’s a no-brainer. The game’s story follows Wei Shen, an undercover Chinese-American police officer on assignment to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad organisation. Much like a faster, kung-fu injected Grand Theft Auto, gameplay centres on Shen’s fighting, shooting and parkour abilities, and on gadgets that can be used for combat and exploration.