Unfortunately, the PlayStation 4 console is not backward compatible, and will not play PS3 or PS2 games by disc. However, PlayStation does offer ‘PlayStation Now,’ a cloud-based service that allows you to stream or download games from a library of over 650 titles. So, if you’re a new PS4 owner, or you’re looking to buy one, you can still play PS3 games with PS4 via this online service.
Currently, PlayStation Now is available in two subscription options: $19.99 for 1 month, or $44.99 for 3 months. So, price-wise, they are on par with other brand subscriptions, and annually it will run you about $200. You can try it free for 7 days before you commit to any subscription, which allows you enough time to test it out and decide if it’s a fit for you.
If you ONLY game on PS, then it may allow you to play more games for less. If you are a multi-platform gamer, you may want to look into GameFly as an alternate subscription option.
For more information on a PlayStation Now membership, click here to be redirected to PlayStation’s website.
This page is designed to share PlayStation games, consoles, controllers, accessories and anything we find cool related to PlayStation!
As with our other pages, we try to keep the information current and relevant. For the purpose of providing up-to-date information, you will find Amazon links below to search real-time prices and reviews.
Let’s start with games!
Best Rated Video Games
How this page works:
ESRB stands for ‘Entertainment Software Rating Board.’ They’re the ones that put that little ‘E’, ‘E 10+’, ‘T’, or ‘M’ on the video game covers. We’ve categorized the PlayStation games listed here based on those ratings to help you find games faster that are deemed appropriate for ‘Everyone’, ‘Teen’, and ‘Mature’ audiences.
These lists are updated as feedback changes on New Releases, Popularity and Reviews.
Best Rated Video Games: ‘E’ for Everyone
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy – Released 11-13-18
- Remastered in HD, this set includes all 3 previously released games. Rated E 10+ due to Spyro’s attitude, roasting his enemies, and some shooting challenges. Go on quests, explore realms, and compete in various types of challenges in the 100+ levels of improved graphics and controls. Adventure awaits with this beloved dragon! If you haven’t experienced Spyro before, this is the way to do it!
- Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far – Released 10-30-18 – Rated E 10+
- The perfect deal for those who want to get caught up in the best-selling Kingdom Hearts series, as BOTH the 1.5-2.5 and 2.8 discs come in this collection! (If you already have one disc, then it’s a better deal to purchase the 2nd separately, though you may want this release if you collect or want the discs all in one case) Join forces with Disney and Final Fantasy characters at various Disney locations to fight the Heartless invasion that threatens their world. Remastered in HD to enhance the gaming experience.
- Nickelodeon Kart Racers – Released 10-23-18
- LEGO DC Super-Villains – Released 10-16-18
- NHL 19 – Released 9-13-18
- NBA 2K19 – Released 9-10-18
- Madden NFL 19 – Released 8-9-18
- Overcooked! 2 – Released 8-7-2018
- Overcooked is over-LOOKED! This is the new and improved 2nd version, which brings upgrades such as throwing your food as well as refined graphics and improved dynamics. This game can be played in local or online mode for solo or multi-player competition. Gameplay – You’re the cook in this ever evolving kitchen where the room periodically shifts to reveal hidden game level challenges. While Rated E, I’d say it may be difficult for kids under 8 due to each level being timed. True to a real kitchen, the cook has a timer on prepping, plating, and staging the dish for delivery to the dining area. But this is not your usual kitchen! You may be rolling down the street on a Food Truck, or rafting down a river! This game is fast-paced family addicting fun! Fair warning: it is competitive and may spur small arguments. Rightfully highly rated, this game should be in every home. I feel that it will have a home on this page for a long time to come.
Best Rated Video Games: ‘T’ for Teen
- Warner Bros Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle – Released 11-13-18
- More popular NOW than ever before! Fortnite has surely become a phenomenon. The popular combination of shooter gaming and “emoting” has taken over. What is emoting? It’s basically dancing. In this new release, players can enjoy new outfits, tools, weapons, and the new Cold Front Glider. This Edition does include a FREE install of Battle Royale, so if you are just now jumping into the world of Fortnite, you can experience it in all it’s glory with this bundle. It includes 1,000 V-Bucks, which can also be earned, or bought, throughout gameplay and spent to upgrade oufits, tools, weapons, emotes, gliders, etc.
- MY HERO One’s Justice – Released 10-25-18
- SOULCALIBUR VI – Released 10-19-18
- WWE 2K19 – Released 10-8-18
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – Released 7-18-18
- Spider-Man like we’ve never seen before in any previous game version. He’s no longer new to doing Spidey things. He’s got this superhero thing down. This takes place 8yrs into the double life of Peter Parker, and in this release his two worlds collide. With the introduction of a new villain, Spider-Man is busier than ever fighting crime in New York City. Boasting the most expansive and interactive world yet, you experience swinging through NYC landmarks in vibrant color and dynamic fluid action. It’s easy to see why this is a TOP-SELLING PS4 game!
- Jurassic World Evolution – Released 7-2-18
- Shadow of the Colossus – Released 2-6-18
- Monster Hunter: World – Released 1-26-18
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Released 8-21-17
Best Rated Video Games: ‘M’ for Mature
- Fallout 76 – Released 11- 13-18
- Explore post-nuclear West Virginia! In this new release, you will see many upgrades from graphics and landscapes to “C.A.M.P.” where you’ll build shelters and supplies that you can (try to) trade with other survivors like yourself. Play alone, if you’re feeling lucky, or with friends, and decide if in the constant threat of nuclear annihilation, will you protect or destroy? Go ahead! Explore, build, and unlock nuclear missiles! Play with fire. Note: this game also falls under Amazon’s pre-price guarantee, and there may be discounts available for Prime members!
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – Released 11-26-18
- A current #1 BEST SELLER. Rockstar Games has developed an epic Wild West tale in which outlaw gangs are being hunted by lawmen. True to any Wild West story, there are horses, trains, robberies and gun fights a plenty. The dynamic play and graphics are absolutely AMAZING. There is a lot of cinematic story that takes place in between “missions” that has resulted in some poor reviews. I LOVE IT! In order to survive, you must hunt, fish, forage and fight. To update your “Compendium”, there are items that need to be collected, including animals, weapons, herbs, cards, letters, and treasure maps. You can get through the missions as fast or slow as you like. I’ve been playing this game since release day, and it is my favorite game. You can play it over and over and have a different experience each time.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Released 10-11-18
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Released 10-4-18
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Released 9-13-18
- Detroit Become Human – Released 5-24-18
- God of War – Released 4-19-18
- Far Cry 5 – Released 3-26-18
Favorites and Popular Titles
As we update the lists for each rating above, we will keep a list below for popular titles:
- Call of Duty WWII – Released 11-3-17 – Rated M
- Call of Duty Black Ops III – Rated M
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Released 10-26-17 – Rated M
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Released 6-29-17 – Rated E 10+
- Horizon Zero Dawn – Released 2-27-17 – Rated T
- Overcooked – Released 11-15-16 – Rated E
- Titan Fall 2 – Released 10-28-16 – Rated M
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Released 5-10-16 – Rated T
- Batman Arkham Knight – Released 6-23-15 – Rated M
- Minecraft – Released 11-18-14 – Rated E 10+
- Grand Theft Auto V – Released 11-17-14 – Rated M
Find ALL of these PlayStation FAVORITES at low Amazon prices!
PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console (Pictured here in the Best-Selling Red Dead Redemption 2 Bundle)
The most advanced and best rated PlayStation system to date. Designed for more powerful graphics, performance, and these features :
- 4K TV Gaming – Optimized detail when played on a 4K TV. (Don’t have a 4K T.V.? Check out the Slim Edition below)
- Increased HD Power – Turn on Boost Mode to give PS4 games access to the increased power. You can benefit from enhanced image clarity, faster frame rates, and more.
- HDR Technology – With a compatible TV and PS4 game, you can experience unbelievably vibrant colors.
- 4K Entertainment – Stream 4K videos, movies, and your favorite shows!
*** Bundles are often times priced LESS than the stand alone consoles, controllers and games when purchased separately. If Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t your thing, use the link to search OTHER bundle deals!
PlayStation 4 1TB Slim Edition Console
If you don’t have a 4K T.V., then you probably don’t need the PS4 Pro.
The lighter, slimmer, and equally high-rated PS4 Slim Edition console has the same 1TB hard drive for all of your favorite games, movies and shows!
NOTE: If you already have a PlayStation Plus account, or sign up for one, then you are able to login to connect to other gamers for multi-player fun, receive game purchase discounts, AND you’ll get to select 2 FREE GAMES a month. That’s nice if you’re a PlayStation fan!
Controllers for PlayStation
The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller is the most raved about controller for PlayStation 4, with 4.5 stars on Amazon at the time of this article posting. That’s with over 6,000 customer reviews! So if you’re going to stick with a retail controller, that’s your best option for the moment.
Here’s something, though, that most players don’t give much thought:
When you buy a new console bundle, you take whatever controller comes with it and often times pick up the same one when you want an additional controller. But, there are other options!
You can buy “custom” controllers from retailers that may include a certain specified modification, be that style or performance.
OR, what some gamers are a big fan of are 100% custom-built modded controllers. You can have these made to order by a company that helps you design your own one-of-a-kind controller. To learn more about these, you can read this article: Modded Xbox One Controller. (Don’t be fooled by the title! They’re also for PlayStation!!!) Check it out!
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