Best PS4 Games 2017: Top 5 Best Upcoming PS4 Games

Best PS4 Games 2017

Any year Naughty Dog has a new title up its sleeve, you just know it will be an amazing year to be a PS4 owner. Whether you’re rocking the basic system, the revamped slim or bursting-at-the-seams with 4K graphics and speedy processing power of the PS4 pro, you have a lot to be excited about in 2017. At the top of the list is The Last of Us Part II, the sequel to arguably the greatest of all PS3 games. The mind-bending shooter Horizon: Zero Dawn is another promising system exclusive, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole looks to be one of the funniest entries in any entertainment medium.

Here’s a look at the best PS4 games coming in 2017:


5. Prey

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developers: Arkane Studios
Release date: First or Second Quarter

The long-gestating sequel to the original 2006 Prey never came to be, with developer Arkane Studios shifting gears to reboot the franchise that never quite going. From what we’ve seen so far, Arkane’s vision is to lift the game into the top tier of shooters. You play as a human trapped aboard a space station, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance as you infiltrate and sabotage the alien overlords.

PREORDER: Prey


4. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Publishers: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Release date: March 7

You and your samurai-like Ghosts slink into the jungles of Bolivia to upend the tyranny of cold-blooded cartel leaders, who have emerged as a global threat that wields resources and weaponry that can hang with any global power. The open-world setting tasks you to seek out and take down the enemy wherever you can, building up your resources to launch critical strikes at the heart of the drug empire.

PREORDER: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands


3. Horizon Zero Dawn

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developers: Guerrilla Games
Release date: February

A unique take on the typical futuristic shooter design, you play as a bow-and-arrow wielding female warrior who fights for freedom amid a sprawling world governed by massive robots. A far cry from the typical grim setting in futuristic shooters, the world here is a lush tropical paradise. The story promises to deliver as much heart as action, and seems appealing enough to convince even Xbox One diehards to consider buying a Sony system.

PREORDER: Horizon: Zero Dawn


2. South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developers: Ubisoft San Francisco
Release date: First Quarter

If you played the hilarious last-gen RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth, your expectations are unbelievably high for the PS4 follow-up. Series creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone are so intent on living up to the challenge that they delayed the game several months from a planned 2016 debut to make sure they could cram as many timely pop culture references in as possible. Expect compelling turn-based combat, authentic-to-the-TV-series settings and characters and non-stop one-liners.

PREORDER: South Park: The Fractured But Whole


1. The Last of Us Part II

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developers: Naughty Dog
Release date: TBA

Although no release date has been nailed down for this one, announced at the PlayStation Experience in December, it’s hard to imagine this not dropping by the end of the year. The post-apocalyptic setting allowed the original PS3 game to explore the fate of humanity in a more serious and somber way than most video games ever attempt, and the brilliant performance captures and backgrounds look to provide a stunningly authentic feel. We’re hoping to get some hands-on time with the game at E3 in June.

PREORDER: The Last of Us Part II


Phil Villarrealcoed writer
Watches movies and games for work, then watches more movies and plays more games on his downtime. A movie and video game critic since 2001, Phil is the author of Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel. Twitter: @philvillarreal
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