Gift buying can be difficult and stressful for any number of reasons, one of which is deciding what to buy for all the gift-worthy people in your life. If someone on your gift list is passionate for PlayStation 4, you can check out our PS4 accessories gift guide for hints on the hardware side of things. But if you’d like to get them one (or more) of the best games available, keep on reading. We’ve picked out some of the top titles on the platform, including a nice selection of 2018’s most acclaimed hits. Any one of these PS4 games is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face.
And if you need more gift ideas for PC and console gamers, or for Anime fans, Star Wars fans, and Marvel fans, we have a whole lot of other great ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide hub.
Nearly everyone would probably admit that swinging through New York City Spider-Man-style seems like a blast. With this phenomenal action game from Insomniac, now every PS4 owner can give it a try. Not only is the web-slinging incredible, but the combat is top-notch, and the story is great as well.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
This year’s Call of Duty might not have a traditional campaign, but when you try out Zombies mode, the multiplayer maps, and an all-new battle royal mode called Blackout, chances are you won’t mind one bit.
God of War
It’s been a while since we last checked in on Kratos, but it turns out he’s been busy raising a son. You’ll get a good idea of their relationship in PS4’s God of War, a game so slick and gorgeous that it’s no wonder it’s one of this year’s biggest titles. See how Kratos and the boy deal with the Norse gods in this stunning adventure.
The Last of Us Remastered
One of the best PS3 games has been remastered to become a must-have PS4 title. Play it so you can fall in love with the characters before the sequel comes out.
There’s nothing easy about Bloodborne, but this exquisitely designed game is well worth playing anyway. When you finally take down one of the terrifying bosses in this gothic masterpiece, there’s nothing else quite like it.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
After three swashbuckling PS3 adventures, Nathan Drake’s story comes to a fitting conclusion in this touching, action-packed finale.
With all the tweaks, events, and additions Blizzard puts into Overwatch on a regular basis, don’t expect this brilliant hero shooter to fall out of favor anytime soon.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
For a game that’s epic in every sense of the word, The Witcher 3 is a perfect pick. This sprawling, beautiful action-RPG has many adventures in store for everyone’s favorite monster-hunter-for-hire.
Horizon Zero Dawn
They had us at “giant robot dinosaurs.” Horizon Zero Dawn fully delivers on its premise of letting you stalk and take down these mighty beasts in an eye-catching open world.
Persona 5 proves that JRPGs can still work in 2018, as long as they offer a cast of likable characters, a gripping story, and addictive turn-based combat. Persona 5 has all of that, plus style to spare.