Best PS4 Games in 2019

After spending hundreds of hours with my PS4, I present to you the “Best PS4 Games in 2019”. These following top 10 best PS4 games are nominated based on the games I have played and the reviews from Metacritic. The list may not be the games with the highest scores, but they definitely had given me the most enjoyable gaming experiences of 2019.

It has been a wonderful 2019 so far in gaming and there are still many great titles coming in the second half of the year. If you want to know the future releases in 2019, please visit my Best Upcoming PS4 Games in 2019 blog post.

1. Resident Evil 2 Remake
Metacritic Score: 91

Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the 1998 game Resident Evil 2 released for the PlayStation. Unlike the original, which uses tank controls and fixed camera angles, the remake features “over-the-shoulder” third-person shooter gameplay similar to Resident Evil 4.

Additionally, the standard difficulty mode allows players to save as often as they’d like inside safe rooms. If the player chooses to play on “Hardcore” difficulty, players will be required to collect and use a finite number of “ink ribbons” to save the game’s progress, much like in the original game.

As with the original game, the remake of Resident Evil 2 offers the option to play through the main campaign with one of two protagonists, the rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy or the college student Claire Redfield. Depending on the player’s choice, the main story will be experienced with variations in subplots, accessible areas, and obtainable items.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Survival-Horror 2019/1/25 Capcom Website
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2. Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne
Metacritic Score: 89

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the highly anticipated massive expansion to Monster Hunter: World, the best-selling Capcom title of all time with more than 12 million units shipped worldwide adding to the series total of more than 53 million units to date. This gargantuan follow-up rivals the gameplay volume from the original release and features a new icy setting, storyline, monsters, gameplay options, and more.

The game’s all-new story picks up after Monster Hunter: World and whisks hunters away to the newly discovered chilly locale that, once fully explored, becomes the largest region in World so far. The new locale is home to several new and returning monsters ready to challenge hunters throughout their expeditions and raises the stakes with the added higher difficulty Master Rank. Iceborne continues the skill-based progression and robust crafting system found in World and expands that with several new gameplay features that broaden the player’s combat repertoire. All this leads to the ultimate hunter test against the mysterious new flagship monster, Velkhana.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Role-Playing, Action RPG 2019/9/6 Capcom Website
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3. Devil May Cry 5
Metacritic Score: 88

The gameplay features the return of Dante and Nero as playable characters, along with a new character, named “V”. The gameplay is similar to that of the other titles in the Devil May Cry series, focusing on fast-paced “stylish action”; The player fights off hordes of demons with a variety of attacks and weapons. They receive a style-rating for combat based on a number of factors, such as move variety, the length of a combo and dodging attacks. The game’s music changes based on the player’s performance in combat. Every time the player interacts with the mechanic Nico or finds a statue, he can buy new abilities for each character. While there are three playable characters, the game forces the player to use only one per mission. Like previous games, this title has a Bloody Palace mode where the player can face multiple types of demons in a single area.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Action-Adventure 2019/3/8 Capcom Website
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4. Dragon Quest Builders 2
Metacritic Score: 86

Dragon Quest Builders 2 features the ability for players to find materials and use them to construct buildings and other equipment. New features not found in the previous game include the ability to fly and travel underwater, as well as a fast-travel function based on a retro-style map. Unlike the first Dragon Quest Builders, the game allows for up to four players to play together cooperatively via online play (as well as wireless play, exclusive to Nintendo Switch). It is an action role-playing sandbox game as opposed to the Dragon Quest series’ typical turn-based style. Players can use a fast travel function using a retro-inspired map.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Action Role-Playing 2019/7/12 Square Enix Website
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5. Kingdom Hearts 3
Metacritic Score: 83

Gameplay in Kingdom Hearts III is similar to its predecessors, with hack and slash combat, which director Tetsuya Nomura stated would be along the lines of the system seen in Kingdom Hearts II, with an evolution similar to what was seen from Kingdom Hearts to Kingdom Hearts II, and closely tied to the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. He also revealed that the handheld games of the series were where he could experiment with the combat mechanics, and that some of the well-received additions could appear in Kingdom Hearts III. Nomura noted that new gameplay elements are the “skeleton” of the game, saying, “When creating a Kingdom Hearts game, we start with a gameplay system that I think would be a fun element, and once we have an idea of what kind of gameplay or system we want in place, we flesh out the story around it, surrounding the basic concept of what kind of fun we’re going to have with this new installment.” Additionally, the development team “always want to try something new”, taking previously introduced mechanics and making small “tweak[s]” to them so they are customized for Kingdom Hearts III.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Action-Adventure 2019/11/15 Electronics Arts Website
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6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Metacritic Score: 82

Played from a third-person perspective, the game is a cover-based third-person shooter with up to four players being able to complete missions together. The game takes place in Washington D.C. seven months after its predecessor, in which a civil war between survivors and villainous bands of marauders breaks out. In the beginning of the game, players create their own Division agent by customizing the character’s gender and appearance. In the game, players are equipped with different firearms, including assault rifles, sniper rifles and SMGs, and explosives like grenades to defeat enemies.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Third-Person Shooter, Action Role-Playing 2019/3/15 Ubisoft Website
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7. Metro Exodus
Metacritic Score: 80

Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter game with survival horror and stealth elements. Set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former Russian Federation, the player must cope with the new hazards and engage in combat against mutated creatures as well as hostile humans. The player wields an arsenal of hand-made weaponry which can be customised through scavenging materials and a crafting system. The game features a mixture of linear levels and sandbox environments. It also includes a dynamic weather system, a day-night cycle, and environments that change along with the seasons as the story progresses. It is set over the course of one whole in-game year.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
First-Person Shooter 2019/2/15 Deep Silver Website
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8. Madden NFL 20
Metacritic Score: 76

Madden NFL 20 features a new “personalized career campaign” known as Face of the Franchise: QB1, following the journey of a player-created college quarterback from their participation in the College Football Playoff, to being drafted by an NFL team. Ten licensed college teams (Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Florida, LSU, Oregon, USC, Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech) from the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC, are available in this mode. The mode acts as an updated version of the “Superstar Mode”, where the player would take their custom player and control them throughout a career, which was featured from Madden NFL 06 until its removal in Madden NFL 25.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Sports 2019/8/2 Electronic Arts Website
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9. Borderlands 3
Metacritic Score: 79

Borderlands 3 is a loot-driven first-person shooter. Players, either playing alone or in parties of up to four people, make a character from one of the four classes available, and take on various missions given out by non-playable characters (NPCs) and at bounty boards to gain experience, in-game monetary rewards, and reward items. Players can also gain these items by defeating enemies throughout the game. As the player gains level, they gain skills points to allocate across a skill tree. The game introduces four new playable characters: Amara, a “Siren” who summons ethereal fists; Moze, a young “Gunner” who rides the mecha Iron Bear; Zane, an “Operative” with a variety of gadgets; and FL4K, a robot “Beastmaster” who summons creatures to aid in fights. Unlike previous Borderlands games where each character had only one unique skill that operates on a cooldown, each character in the new game can unlock three unique skills, though only one (or in Zane’s case, two) can be equipped at a time, greatly expanding the number of potential character builds a player can make.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
Action Role-Playing, First-Person Shooter 2019/9/13 2K Games Website
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10. Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Metacritic Score: 62

In the game, the player assumes control of either Jess or Soph Blazkowicz from a first-person perspective. An optional cooperative multiplayer mode is included in the game. Players can complete the game with another player or with an artificial intelligence substitute. Unlike the reboot games, missions can be completed in a non-linear order, and players can unlock new gear and abilities as they progress in the game.

Genre Release Date Publisher Link
First-Person Shooter 2019/7/26 Bethesda Softworks Website
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