Being tasked with writing about the best free games on PS4, I had to search hard, like very hard. Because there were so many games to choose from.
All of them seemed so wonderful that I could put together only 13 of which are incredibly addictive, fun and simply amazing. While giving you the best gameplay whether you are new or a veteran on PS4.
Without further ado, let us dive right in: (a side note the list is not chronological)
It is a first-person shooter, which is based on the fantasy world. Paladins resembles Over-watch but a bit cooler and with unique features and Champions and obviously Paladins, duh. There are four classes of heroes: support, front line, damage, and flank. Thus, the gameplay is centred on these characters and their unique abilities and skills.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems
Developers: Evil Mojo Games
Publishers: Hi-Rez Studio.
A hero has three abilities, 2 common one with one special. The game is comes from Evil Mojo Games (a studio under Hi-Rez publishing group. To play that is quite simple, watching only a tutorial video once, should give you all you need to start.
The gameplay feels like: it is fast, like really fast, fun and addictive. Some games could feel overwhelming with some aspects requiring skills like being able to work a spreadsheet. This game is quite simple, choose a champion and go out on the field and kill or die.
Let it die
This hyper-violent game is from the developers at Grasshopper Manufacture and Gunho Online entertainment America. Despite its various views and mixed feedback, the game gets its honorary place on our list. Under the supervision of the Uncle Death the grim reaper, you need to survive through the different levels and trials of Tower of Barb and get to the top, while equipping yourself with the armour and weaponry of your victims.
Platforms: Exclusively on PS4
Developers: Grasshopper Manufacture
Publishers: GungHo Online Entertainment
Eating mushrooms and creatures is a way of healing or staying alive. Yet, if you happen to die. Your death data is calculated among other players, and you put against them in the dark dirty and sickening rooms of the tower of Barb. One of the Adaptive multiplayer elements of the game in fact comes from the sharing of the death data.
The second I launched the game, I could not help but feel I was in for a ride, in the most horrific, gruesome theme park. That is exactly how it is. Murdering my way through levels gave me the chills of a lifetime. Obviously, if you are not into this blood and gore, brutality type of play, I do not recommend it. Because I still cannot sleep after seeing how much blood was spilled, in spite of the fact that it was just a game.
One drawback is that even though it is free to play because you can speed up your progress by spending money.
Brawlhalla is an epic, addictive game that catches your attention from the start. The game comes from developers at Blue Mammoth Games. It is a fighter game with more than 2 million players. Up to 8 players online or locally could partake in a match and every player is given three lives to fight off everyone else. It is free to play across all platforms such as Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox, One, Nintendo Switch. The game features cool skins and weaponry that are as big as the characters themselves, making it look cool.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems
Developers: Blue Mammoth Games, Xaviant
Publishers: Ubisoft, Blue Mammoth Games, Ubisoft Milan
If you have read me saying it is a fast play with Paladins, then I might have been wrong in the context of all games, because this game is almost all about movement, dodges. You could literally stay alive without landing any attach if you learned the secrets of the gameplay movement. While it is fun and fast to move around you will have to land a punch or two to win the game though.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Gwent is a turn-based card game with two players that prolongs three rounds. To win a round, you need to collect more points throughout the round. and you need to defeat your opponent in the best of three to win the game. You can play multiplayer with your friends as long as both are on the same platform. The game features fast-paced gameplay with bluffs and carefully constructed deck. And it is set in a dark world of monsters, knights, sorceresses, and obviously the witchers.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Xbox One
Developers: CD Projekt, CD Projekt RED
Publishers: Cd Projekt, CD Projekt RED
Someone who has played card games is going to find it quite different from other games within the same genre. The mechanics are relatively easy to learn compared to the deck-building part of the game. This is where things get very deep. You have 63 cards with 33 leaders and 6 factions. They have their unique identity, artifacts, various units, and spells with immediate effect on the game. And, wait, there is a whole lot more to this game, such as the deploys, orderability, zeal, most importantly you can craft your own cards in different ways. Does it all seem a bit overwhelming to you? I bet. Because that is exactly how I felt. Though, it is an incredibly well-built game with so much to offer.
This is also one of our free to play games. it was launched in 2013 but have been hugely changed yet almost stayed the same. It is a cooperative role-playing and third-person shooter, which is multiplayer online. The massive game comes from Digital Extremes. You have more than 40 frames to choose from with each having their abilities and skills. And, in-depth customization with unlimited possibilities to experiment with upgrading your character.
Platforms Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch.
Developers: Digital Extreme
Publishers: Digital Extreme
It is loud, it is fast, and it is so immersive. One of the best parts, you can use swords against enemies with guns and ranged weapons, I know, it does not make a lot of sense if you read it from a blog. But, it is so cool in the game, when you fight the bosses who seemed a bit too difficult for me. I still can believe a game like this is free.
The game that made millionaires needs no introduction nor explanation, but if you happen to have never heard about it or tried. It is a survival game with 100 people placed on the battlefield to fight against each other to be the last one standing. You can team up to four players or go all on your own. There are an estimated more than 125 million players online.
The game was developed in Epic Games. The best feature includes in cross-platform gameplay, which means you could be sitting in your bedroom playing Fortnite with a person on the other side of the globe on PS4.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android, Xbox One, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating system
Developers: Epic Games, People Can Fly
Publishers: Epic Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
I am not going to mention how much it is, because, yep as you guessed it is free as the name suggests up top. Man, the emotes, aren’t they fun? That is another one of the things that stand out in Fortnite than the rest of the battle royale games. The game has unrealistically fun skins, colours, and very pleasing to the eye.
More simply smite could be explained as an online battleground of gods. Players get to choose from a range of deities, immortals, and creatures to battle on the session-based arena. It is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena real-time action strategy. The game was published once mentioned Hi-Rez Studios but was developed in Titan Forge Games.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, macOS:
Developers: Hi-Rez Studios, Titan Forge Games
Publishers: Hi-Rez Studios, Level Up! Games
The gameplay feels almost exactly like, wait, and are there any Dota2 fans? Yes, you are right! If you thought, it resembles your favourite game. The concept is almost the same with creeps being called minions, and having both tier one and two towers.
This is a free to play role-playing action game and hunter style gameplay where you need to kill monsters called behemoths in a fantasy world. In one sentence, kill the behemoth and put on his skin like armour. The game is developed by Phoenix Labs and distributed by Epic Games. The game is on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch. One of the things that are necessary to be said about Dauntless is that it too is cross-play, not only that but your cross-progression. Yes, folks you, you could be playing dauntless on your PC or PS and get together regardless of which Capital letter ends your console name.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Developers: Phoenix Labs, Iron Galaxy
Publishers: Epic Games, Phoenix Labs
Slaying is all you in the game, of course, except when you are updating your axe, sword or armour to go back and slay more beasts. Hands down the best thing you can do it the game is to pet the dog, plus you can dance when you are tired of hunting monsters.
Path of exile
Another best PS4 games 2020, free to play with RPG style. The game is constantly updating now with more than 8000 skill trees, the exiled path you have been sent is definitely not boring. Created by Hardcore Gamers, the game is set in a fantasy dark world called Wraeclast. If the early release was only on the Xbox, good news for those on PS4, it is coming to you too. For your regular game of hack and slash, the path of exile is every bit challenging and interesting as every other game out there. But it’s the skill tree and the free reign on crafting gears and slotting gems to customize the way these skills work, makes you feel like a real alchemist trying to work out the properties of the newly discovered elementals.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Developers: Grinding Gear Games
Publisher: Grinding Gear Games
In terms of your average hack and slash, the action you perform is basically the same, especially if you played or familiar with the Diablo series. Yet, this game is different in that it offers an insane skill tree, which is a tiny difference that makes all the difference, because your play style will largely depend on how you go about it, and what armours and weaponry you craft. Once you launch the game absorbs you in with its detailed quality and graphics, and puzzles that keep the game entertaining.
If you liked the first one, you are sure to love this one. however, if you did not like it, I am sorry to tell then you are going to hate it. This is not to say: give another try, it is simply to emphasize the things that have been improved up in this release. The game is developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros and is available to play on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Microsoft Windows.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Developer: IO Interactive
Publishers: Warner Bros
It is the best stealth video game out there today. Larger than life storyline, the rich architecture, colourful graphics make you feel like the star of a big Hollywood action movie. With unlimited possibilities to kill your targets; really, it literally depends on how creative you can get. Plus, the humour it adds to the action is certainly something that had to be called and mentioned here. because it is incredible, yet dark and so in tune with the situations you can’t help but enjoy killing.
If you read the name, start to think, oh wait, I have heard of this game. “It is everywhere”. you are wrong. well, you might have, but most probably you have heard about the fallout 4, or some other fallout with a number at the end. This one is a totally different genre of game with total new elements of making you addicted to it. The game is developed by Bethesda Game Studios with the aid of Behavior Interactive, and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is free to play construction and management simulation. You need to oversee the vault making sure your dwellers live happy and safe from the dangers of the wasteland above. The survival of the human race depends all on you now. The game is available on Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Android, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Android, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Developers: Bethesda Game Studios, Behaviour Interactive
Publishers: Bethesda Softworks
The gameplay feels quite simple, tutoring you up from the start. Although the beginning seems simple, it is later that the game gets a bit complicated. I have to say, though. It is not quite as addictive as some of the other games discussed before, and there does not seem to be enough reason to be playing it repeatedly. Once you build it up once and get competent, you get bored. Unlike Hitman, where the whole idea is to try and try again.
Another battle royal game on the list come might like a surprise but the battle royal genre has on the rise for a long time. This game was developed by Respawn Entertainment, published by Electronic Arts. The game has been gaining popularity lately. Also, the fact that you can choose different characters with each having their certain abilities and skills in this genre sounds so cool to me. Also, the map is well built so we added it to the list of best PS4 games 2020. One of the main elements that are so cool in this very game is its teamwork-oriented play style. Yes, this is not the first battle royal with classes of character. but it’s organized in such a way that it pushes for teamwork, the fact that it is harder to kill once you have been knocked down, pushes even further for it. Because your team has numerous chances to revive you.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Publishers: Electronic Arts
This game is every bit hype-worthy as possible, it is almost like hero royale. Because it is a battle royale with hero shooter elements. The thing I loved the most is that it is not yet as competitive as Fortnite, it is quite popular, but it is less populated thus, lesser pros who play 24/7. Also, it could be the result of the team play the game forces in a unique way.
Hands down, one of the best games ever! it is a third-person perspective action game. It is a physics sandbox, a parody of simulated games, where you play as a goat and cause havoc all around. The game is developed and published by Coffee Stain Studios. Available on all gaming platforms plus android and iOS. The idea behind the game is to be as stupid as possible as if it was hard, and do it in a creative way as possible. One of the drawbacks is that the game is free on PS4 Plus only.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, iOS
Developer: Coffee Stain Studios
Publishers: Coffee Stain Studios.
As it was mentioned, it is a wacky game. In addition, really fun for a few hours of the game may be a bit more. You definitely could not be playing it for weeks and weeks at a time. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed it very much when giving a shot. However, not sure if I will ever return as often perhaps like Apex Legends or Path of Exile.
Among the best games ever to exist, these 13 might be all there is to be included, yet, each one of them would easily make it to the top regardless of who is on the joysticks of the PlayStation