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Top 10 Underrated PS4 Games

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Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean I know they weren’t huge hits...but you should definitely check ‘em out! Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Underrated PS4 Games! Special thanks to our user “Alex Crilly-Mckean” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comSuggest

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Top 10 Underrated PS4 Games

These hidden gems would fit perfectly in your library. Welcome to and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten underrated PS4 games.

For this list, we’ll be looking at great games that never had much time in the spotlight. Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe you haven’t: the bottom line is, if you’ve got a PlayStation 4, you’ve got to try them for yourself.

#10: “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” (2014)

War is hell, something this game goes to great lengths to illustrate. Set during the First World War, the player takes on the role of multiple characters forced to endure its harsh realities. From aged Frenchman Emile, conflicted German recruit Karl, badass American soldier Freddie and brave Belgian nurse Anna, each must navigate and fight their way through war-torn Europe. Despite its charming design and simplistic puzzle mechanics, the experience is nonetheless a harrowing one, giving players a glimpse into some of the actual atrocities and suffering that occurred during such a bleak time in human history.

9: “Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair” (2015)

There’s nothing wrong with going back to basics, and in the case of this franchise, their bread and butter is fighting giant insects from outer space with a hell of a lot of firepower. And that’s exactly what you get in this remastered port of Earth Defense Force 2025. As a whole slew of giant bees, ants, spiders and all manner of monstrous creepy crawlies attack the planet, it’s up to your custom soldier to take them all out. Luckily you’re armed to the teeth with over seven hundred available weapons. Throw in fully destructible environments on top of it, and pest control has never been so much fun!

#8: “Grow Home” (2015)

Short but sweet. For those that need a breath of fresh air and a change of pace, we wholeheartedly recommend the adventures of the adorable robot Bud. His mission: to re-oxygenate his home planet. Players are tasked with leading Bud across the gigantic Star Plant in what has to be the weirdest twist on Jack and the Beanstalk we have ever seen. Its duration may be brief, but thanks to the explosion of colour and variety of options when it comes to scaling across the environment, there’s a lot of value in the games’ replayability.

#7: “ABZÛ” (2016)

It’s “Journey” underwater. Need we say more? As the Diver, you’ll find yourself exploring the natural wonders beneath the waves, as well as the occasional submerged ruin. From the level design, to the satisfaction of watching the environment come to life whenever you interact with it, to the breath-taking colour and lighting, this game is pure stylistic bliss. Aside from the stunning visuals, the interactions with the marine life are guaranteed to make this gaming experience a memorable one. We’ve all heard of jumping the shark, but nothing compares to grabbing onto one’s fin and surging through the seas.

#6: “SteamWorld Heist” (2016)

Sometimes being bad just feels like the right thing to do, and what better way to channel those rapscallion urges than by plundering enemy ships with a small crew of robot pirates by your side. As Captain Piper, you’ll blast your way through this procedurally generated side-scrolling strategy game, ricocheting bullets at rival factions and collecting as much booty as possible. The customisation, amount of collectables and intense amount of replay value ensure that just one round of cosmic burglaries won’t be enough. Plus, you can loot hats! Instant win.

#5: “Shadow Warrior 2” (2017)

When you think of the word ninja, images of a silent warrior prowling the night may come to mind. Well forget all that because this is the game that dared to dream that ninja could also mean non-stop visceral swordplay. As Lo Wang, it’s your mission to take up arms against an invading demon horde and slice them to bloody ribbons with both blades and firearms. Think the challenge and thrills of Ninja Gaiden, only from a first person perspective with a much more satisfying edge to it. Now, get slaying!

#4: “Clustertruck” (2016)

You have to give credit to the geniuses behind this game for coming up with such a simple yet wholly addictive premise. With the goal of reaching the end of the stage, the only means of transport available is to leap across a series of trucks. Might sound easy on paper, but one glimpse at its level designs and the somewhat difficult-to-predict movement of said trucks will quickly change your tune. Throw in abilities like super speed, double jump and slowing down time later down the line, and you have title that presents a step in the right direction for the future of first-person platformers.

#3: “Mad Max” (2015)

If Fury Road taught us anything, it’s that nothing beats a wide-open wasteland filled with tons of enemy vehicles to blow to pieces. As Max Rockatansky, players must customise their personal car with whatever weapons they can find, and set out on a mission of revenge across the post-apocalyptic, sand-ridden world. With such a large area to explore as well as a wide variety of armaments to attach to their signature hot-rod, the Magnum Opus, you’ll have a blast gunning down wave after wave of raiders. Being mad has never been so much fun, with this title standing out as a must-have for all fans of the action genre.

#2: “Dying Light” (2015)

There’s no denying that zombie games have saturated the market, with only the most creative being able to stand on their own two feet. In this instance, we’re presented with a survival horror game set in an open world with an emphasis on one thing; parkour! As Kyle Crane, you’ll have to navigate your way through the infested streets, taking on the hungry dead and the psychotic living, as well as fleeing for your life when day turns to night. It may not be exactly ground-breaking in its originality, but we can’t dispute how much fun it is to fend off the undead while leaping across rooftops.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honourable mentions.

“Samurai Shodown VI” (2016)

“Octodad: Dadliest Catch” (2014)

#1: “Tearaway Unfolded” (2015)

Gracing console owners two years after its arrival on PS Vita, we dare you to try not to smile as you’re greeted in a world rich with creativity, heart and an obscene amount of paper. Tasked with guiding the adorable messenger, Atoi or Iota, players must fully utilize the Duelshock controller to defeat enemies, overcome traps, and bring some much needed light to this stunningly unique world. With so much charm to its design, protagonist and narrative, Tearaway will undoubtedly make a valued addition to any PS4 owner’s collection. Adventure awaits!

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