As this generation grows into its middle age, it’s a fantastic time to be an owner of the PS4.
Gaming is cheaper than ever now, and if you own a PS4 you’ve got access to a large library of gems that you can pick up for far less than you’d have paid even 10 years ago.
So following our popular feature on the best 10 PS4 games under $20, let’s double down and look for some gems that are even cheaper – all under $15.
Let’s get started:
10: Batman: Arkham Knight
The final game in the Arkham trilogy, Arkham Knight released to critical acclaim (at least the console version did… stay away from the PC version!). The game gives players a huge Gotham to explore, and allows you to utilise the Batmobile for the first time in epic tank battles.
An excellent end to the series and a must-play for fans of the Dark Knight.
9: Star Wars: Battlefront
Criticised by many for a rather bare-bones launch, Battlefront is now finally worth picking up having been added to considerably by EA since its launch. Even better – it’s a lot cheaper now than when it launched.
With solid shooting mechanics and at-times frankly stunning graphics, Battlefront is a no-brainer for Star Wars fans and recommended to anyone who enjoys online shooters.
8: Resident Evil 5
An underrated edition of the franchise, after being given the ominous task of following up the revolutionary Resident Evil 4. RE5 get’s the re-make treatment here and it works wonders for the game’s atmosphere, with the African tribal vibes remaining unique to both the franchise and the gaming landscape as a whole.
If you’re a fan of third-person cover shooters and zombie vibes, this is a safe bet.
7: Metro Redux
Metro Redux is probably the most under-appreciated game on the system. Much more than simply a remake, Redux offers some of the best atmosphere and expertly crafted physics available on PC or console.
The developers have changed and improved on the original so much that it’s easy to forget that you’re dealing with a remake. A must-play for shooter fans and fans of apocalyptic-based environments.
6: Mortal Kombat X
Simply the best Mortal Kombat game ever. X has the best single-player story mode in a fighter since Soul Calibur 2, with an actually compelling storyline setting it apart from other fighters on the market. The mechanics are as tight as ever, and the gore is a gruesome as ever. A must for any fighting fans.
5: Lords of the Fallen
One of the only games to ever dare emulate the Dark Souls formula – and one that does so surprisingly well. It’s not quite the level of From Software’s masterpiece of a series, but it’s a very serviceable effort that manages to set its own style apart from its inspiration.
if you’re a fan of the Souls games’ formula and looking for a new challenge Lords of the Fallen comes recommended.
4: Geometry Wars 3
Geometry Wars 3 is a fantastic third entry in what is probably my favourite indie series in gaming.
The beauty of Geometry Wars is its simplicity – you only need two sticks to play, one to move your ship and the other to shoot. The depth in the gameplay considering this simple setup is what’s really great about the system, it’s easy to pick up and play but takes hours and hours to master.
The game is packed full of content, with all the classic modes of the old games plus a brand-new adventure mode with over 40 unique levels.
I can’t recommend it enough.
One of the PS3’s best game got a much-justified remake on the PS4.
It doesn’t do anything drastic other than improve the graphics, but it really doesn’t need to. Journey is an experience best played without expectations but if you enjoy adventures full of wonder and discovery you won’t be disappointed.
Fez is a unique treat of a game for anyone who enjoys pixel art, puzzles and platforming.
The clever way it makes you play with the 2D perspectives of each level in order to reach certain areas doesn’t get old and you’ll be left feeling genuinely pleased with yourself when you figure out some of the puzzles.
Sometimes the game can get abstract, and to this day some parts are still over my head, but there’s so much here to love it’s impossible not to recommend.
If you’re after a challenge, it’s available here from the PS Store.
1: Super Meat Boy
I’ve waxed lyrical about the merits of this game several times on this site already – all I will say is that in my opinion it’s one of the best, most challenging and most expertly made 2D platformers ever. Play it now if you haven’t already.
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