With a brand new catalogue of games to browse, however, it can still be a little daunting to find a title to boot up so we have listed 10 games available on PS4/PS5 that you should try if you haven't already.
For this list, we have tried to avoid the popular AAA games that any PlayStation gamer would have played and have instead focused on less popular/ third-party titles that are worth a try.
Table of Contents
- #10 - Days Gone (PS4)
- #9 - Until Dawn (PS4)
- #8 - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4/PS5)
- #7 - Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4/PS5)
- #6 - Death Stranding / Director's Cut (PS4/PS5)
- #5 - Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition (PS4)
- #4 - Stray (PS4/PS5)
- #3 - Demon's Souls (PS5)
- #2 - Yakuza 0 (PS4)
- #1 - Control: Ultimate Edtion (PS4/PS5)
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#10 - Days Gone (PS4)
When it comes to the first-party line-up of games that PlayStation has released in the PS4 era, towards the bottom of people's lists would be Days Gone.
Not because it's bad because it isn't. Anyone who has played the game usually had good things to say but that's exactly the problem. It feels like most people haven't played it.
That's why we think it's the perfect game for this PlayStation Plus Extra catalogue. Giving it a second chance at life and hopefully being experienced and enjoyed by a whole variety of new players.
#9 - Until Dawn (PS4)
One of the older games on the list, 2014's Until Dawn is a game that most gamers will be familiar with, due to it taking over the YouTube landscape upon its release and becoming very popular.
While Supermassive has gone on to make a variety of wonderful horror games, many of which are also available through PlayStation Plus Extra, we think that going back to the game that started it all for a spooky treat this Halloween.
#8 - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4/PS5)
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is another game that slipped people's radars in recent years which is a shame because it was one of the more enjoyable games released in 2021.
The story-driven adventure follows Star Lord and the Guardians in a title that not only embraces its popular MCU adaptation but goes beyond it, providing an entertaining, funny and heartwarming story that is a must-play for any Marvel fan.
#7 - Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4/PS5)
A bit of a two-for-one title here as both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake are available through your PlayStation Plus Extra subscription, giving you access to the absolute classic that helped define the original PlayStation.
The reason we put both games here is so those that played the original or did not have something to experience.
For those that haven't played the original Final Fantasy VII, we recommend playing that title first over the remake purely to get the full experience of its timeless storytelling. While some of the gameplay and graphics are a little bit on the dated side, if you are the kind to look past that, it's more than worth its time.
The remake is also worth playing, especially the Intergrade version on PS5 which adds a bonus DLC campaign for Yuffie. This remake, while only comprising the Midgar section of the Final Fantasy VII story, expands upon it in such a massive way making for an experience that is both familiar to fans of the original while also bringing plenty of new things to the table.
#6 - Death Stranding / Director's Cut (PS4/PS5)
While Hideo Kojima's genre-defying and AAA formula-changing title known as Death Stranding still has an air of controversy in the eyes of the average gamer due to the "walking simulator" stigma, in reality, that couldn't be more wrong.
While the game is based around its traversal, it is one of the most interesting titles to be released in the last decade, providing a unique approach to what's expected from our usual AAA experience along with the mysterious and madness-infused storytelling that only Hideo Kojima can bring to the table.
Both the original and Director's Cut versions of the game are available, meaning that both PS4 and PS5 gamers can enjoy the experience for themselves.
#5 - Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition (PS4)
A game that many people may have missed, Pillars of Eternity is a must-play for a fan of retro RPGs. Made by Obsidian, a team of developers most known for their work on the Fallout franchise through the original games and New Vegas, the game revives the classic approach to the genre in a way that felt truly unique at release.
While there are now plenty of great retro-styled RPGs out there, Pillars of Eternity is one you should check out.
#4 - Stray (PS4/PS5)
Do you like cats? Yes? Do you like Cyberpunk settings? Yes? Well, you should probably play Stray then.
The one game to be added to the PlayStation Plus Catalogues at launch, Stray sees you go on an adventure as a cat in a short but sweet experience that will pull on the heartstrings while flexing the graphical capabilities of your console.
#3 - Demon's Souls (PS5)
The only PS5 exclusive on this list but one that had to be mentioned, the remake of the original Souls experience is a must-play for fans of the franchise, especially after the global domination of Elden Ring earlier this year.
Worth a try if you haven't experienced it before.
#2 - Yakuza 0 (PS4)
An undisputed must-play for any gamers, Yakuza 0 and the franchise at large is one of the best uses of your subscription with a truly unique game series that is highly addictive.
The perfect game to start the series with, Yakuza 0 gives us an introduction to the world and its characters with a masterfully crafted story about crime, betrayal and action, all centred around protagonists Kiryu and Goro Majima
Add to that a massive amount of hilarious side-quests and activities, and Yakuza 0 has about everything any gamer could want.
#1 - Control: Ultimate Edtion (PS4/PS5)
Finally, we have the mind-bending excellence that is Remedy's Control: Ultimate Edition.
Perhaps one of the most underappreciated studios in the world of gaming today, Remedy has put out a consistent line of high-quality titles and Control is perhaps their greatest yet.
A must-play if you haven't already.