The 10 best PS4 games ever – according to ChatGPT
I’ve never been one to say no to jumping on a hot-trend bandwagon, so I’ve had a few plays with ChatGPT and though I’d ask what it deemed were the best Playstation 4 games of all time.
What’s is the AI’s taste in games like? Do I agree with its conclusions?
Let’s find out the games it listed, what it said about them, and whether I agree with them:
10. The Last of Us Part II
What ChatGPT said: A post-apocalyptic action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog, that serves as a sequel to the original game, following Ellie as the protagonist in her journey across a United States ravaged by a fungus pandemic. The player controls Ellie as she seeks revenge on those responsible for the death of her surrogate sister. Through Ellie’s journey, the player must fight against hostile human and infected enemies, and make choices that affect the story. The game is critically acclaimed for its storytelling, performances, and visual and gameplay design.
Is ChatGPT right? It’s hard to argue with this choice, with the Ps4’s swansong title lauded by critics. It’s debateable whether or not this should be in ahead of the remastered first game, but all in all a good start to the list.
9. Red Dead Redemption 2
What ChatGPT said: An open-world action-adventure game developed by Rockstar Games, is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, and the third entry in the Red Dead series. Players control Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, as he navigates the rapidly changing American frontier during the end of the 19th century. The player can interact with non-player characters, complete missions, and engage in both cooperative and competitive multiplayer. The game is praised for its vast open world, storytelling, and immersion.
Is ChatGPT right? Again no arguments here. RDR2 is of the finest games ever made, let alone on the PS4, the only issue I have is that it should probably be higher in the list!
8. God of War
What ChatGPT said: A third-person action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio. It’s the eighth installment in the God of War series, and a soft reboot for the franchise. The player controls the protagonist Kratos, the former Greek God of War, who is now a father and mentor to his son Atreus. The game features a new camera perspective and a more open-world format, as well as a shift from Greek to Norse mythology. The gameplay emphasizes on the relationship between Kratos and his son, and the game received critical acclaim for its storytelling, visuals, and gameplay mechanics.
Is ChatGPT right? Definitely. God of War 2018 is one of the finest examples of how to re-invent a franchise, with one of the most cinematic and enjoyable single player campaigns out there.
7. Persona 5
What ChatGPT said: A role-playing game developed by P-Studio. The game’s story revolves around a high school student, code-named Joker, who transfers to a new school in Tokyo after being falsely accused of a crime. He soon discovers that he has the ability to enter the “Metaverse”, a realm inside people’s minds, and use it to change their hearts and the reality. Joker leads the Phantom Thieves, a group of students he joins, to steal corrupt hearts and reform society. The game features turn-based combat, social simulation, and dungeon-crawling elements. Persona 5 is known for its distinctive visual style, complex characters, and social commentary.
Is ChatGPT right? Yes. Persona 5 is widely considered as one of the best JRPGs ever made, so its inclusion here seems more than reasonable.
What ChatGPT said: An action-RPG developed by FromSoftware, it’s set in a gothic, nightmare world where players take on the role of a Hunter, whose mission is to hunt down and destroy various monsters that plague the city of Yharnam. The game’s combat is fast-paced and brutal, and players must master the use of a variety of weapons and abilities in order to survive. Bloodborne is known for its challenging difficulty, unique atmosphere, and deep lore.
Is ChatGPT right? Undoubtedly. Arguably should be higher on this list fighting for number 1, for many Bloodborne represents the finest iteration of the Soulslike formula. A PS5 remake should really be done!
5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
What ChatGPT said: An action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog, it is the fourth and final entry in the Uncharted series to feature Nathan Drake as the main protagonist. The game follows Nathan as he embarks on a journey to find the fabled treasure of Captain Henry Avery and to clear his name. The player can engage in combat and platforming, and also solve puzzles. The game received universal acclaim for its storytelling, visuals, and gameplay mechanics.
Is ChatGPT right? This is the first debateable one on the list. It’s no doubt an impressive game, but the fifth best ever for the PS4 is perhaps too high praise for Drake’s fourth outing. It’s not as good as the PS3’s Uncharted 2, for instance.
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
What ChatGPT said: An action role-playing game set in an open world environment, players control Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter, who is on a quest to find his adopted daughter on the run from the Wild Hunt, an otherworldly force determined to capture her and use her powers.
Is ChatGPT right? This is more like it – The Witcher 3 is a shining example of how to do an immervice aciton RPG, with some of the ifnest storytelling ever. A must play.
3. Horizon Zero Dawn
What ChatGPT said: An action role-playing game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have regressed to a primitive state, while robotic creatures roam the Earth. Players control Aloy, a skilled hunter and archer, who sets out to discover the truth about her past and the world around her.
Is ChatGPT right? Another debateable one. HZD is a good solid open world game, but has been bettered several times since by PS and non-PS games. Interestingly ChatGPT seems to be getting a bit bored here, giving us less detail the further down the list we get.
2. Persona 5 Royal
What ChatGPT said: An updated version of Persona 5 that features new content such as new characters, new ending and new gameplay features.
Is ChatGPT right? Hold on – you’ve already used a spot for the vanilla PS5, now you’re adding in Golden as its own entry? Clearly GPT is a huge JRPG fan. Golden is no doubt the definitive version of P5, so hfair enough having it on the list, but I don’t think it’s the second best PS4 game ever.
1. Marvel’s Spider-Man
What ChatGPT said: A action-adventure game where players control Spider-Man as he battles criminals in New York City and learns more about himself as Peter Parker.
Is ChatGPT right? Another bored and brief response from GPT to round out the list, but Spider-Man is a worthy contender for the top spot. A brilliant open world NYC and lovely web-slinging controls, Spidey has never been better on a console.
Despite a couple of quesitonable choices, and a repetition of Persona 5, it’s a pretty impressive list from ChatGPT, considering they cant physically hold a controller. Not bad.