The PlayStation 4 has been on the market for four years now and in that time, has accrued an impressive library of games. First party exclusives such as Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Bloodborne are legitimate system sellers and offer some of the most compelling reasons to own Sony’s console. However, we’re at a point where it’s getting difficult to keep up with the sheer volume of releases that make their way to the PS4 each year, let alone a given week, and while games such as the ones listed above are obvious hits that many PS4 owners will likely have played by now, there are also many that have flown largely under the radar. If you’re looking for some new, great games to play on the PS4, you could do much worse than the following awesome titles!
15. Mad Max
While there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Mad Max game already — in fact, it’s a game we’ve actually highlighted in the past as an overlooked PS4 title — you may not be aware of just how good Avalanche Studios’ 2015 open-world action game really is. For whatever reason, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment decided to release this on the same day Metal Gear Sold V: The Phantom Pain came out and months after the release of the film Mad Max: Fury Road, so it ended up getting lost amid the usual rush of games that come out each Fall. The critical consensus on Mad Max was that it failed to stand out from the pack of other similar open-world games packed with all sorts of side quests and busy work, and while it’s true that Mad Max does have its fair share of repetitive tasks, there’s just something compelling about the way Avalanche presents it all.
This is one of the better licensed games released in the last few years, as it not only does a great job of translating the Mad Max universe into video game form, but ties it all together with some compelling, fun gameplay systems. Vehicle and on-foot combat are both well-implemented and while you could easily just plow through the story missions, there’s a surprising variety of things to do in a post-apocalyptic environment. Considering this game can now be found at a budget price, it’s an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a fun open-world game to get lost in.