The Best Boss Games for Playstation 4

Update : YOHANE THE PARHELION -BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE- added at rank #25.
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Blasphemous 2 (2023)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch l

Blasphemous 2 is a visually stunning and challenging Metroidvania game that delivers both poetic beauty and brutal gameplay. Play as The Penitent One and prevent the birth of a new prophetic miracle child. Satisfying combat and rewarding boss battles; attention to detail, focus, and pattern recognition; immersive script, story, and music. Lacks extensive accessibility settings. Brilliant choice for fans of challenging games.


What we like:
  • Visually stunning
  • Satisfying combat
  • Immersive script, story, and music
What could be improved:
  • Lacks extensive accessibility settings

  • platform
  • boss
  • pixel
  • boss-fight
  • metroidvania
  • combat
  • exploration
  • souls
  • challenging
  • story
  • gothic
  • fight
  • 2d

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DARK SOULSa: REMASTERED (2018)

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PC Windows Playstation 3 Xbox 360 Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Then, there was fire. Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps.


  • boss
  • rpg
  • platform
  • fantasy
  • online
  • fps
  • combat
  • action
  • challenging
  • multiplayer
  • first-person
  • classic
  • souls
  • battle
  • boss-fight

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Lies Of P (2023)

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Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5

Become Pinocchio in Lies of P, a gothic action RPG that takes you on a dark journey through a city plagued by madness. Unleash unique combat styles, engage with interesting characters, and make choices that shape your path. Experience a reimagined Pinocchio tale in this grim, captivating narrative.


What we like:
  • Immersive narrative and world
  • Deep and rewarding combat system
  • Visually stunning with grandiose set pieces
  • Variety of weapons and customization options
  • Outstanding score and visuals
What could be improved:
  • Challenging parry and dodge timing
  • Artificial difficulty
  • Limited weapon variety

  • souls
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • fight
  • combat
  • gothic
  • steampunk
  • dark
  • action
  • story
  • rpg
  • narrative

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (2023)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4

A new dark fantasy Three Kingdoms action RPG from Team NINJA, the developers of Nioh.


  • boss
  • martial
  • boss-fight
  • historical
  • rpg
  • demons
  • souls
  • combat
  • action
  • fight
  • fantasy
  • battle
  • exploration
  • difficult
  • narrative

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - GOTY Edition (2020)

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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4

Step into the shoes of the 'one-armed wolf' in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a thrilling journey set in 1500s Sengoku Japan. Engage in fluid combat, master stealth, and use deadly prosthetics to protect a young lord. With an ingeniously designed world and a skill-based gameplay, this game is a test of your honor and vengeance.


What we like:
  • Intense and rewarding combat
  • Engaging stealth mechanics
  • Deep and intriguing narrative
  • Innovative boss designs
  • Satisfying progression system
What could be improved:
  • High difficulty level
  • Requires grind for upgrades
  • Occasional camera issues

  • ninja
  • stealth
  • boss
  • souls
  • fight
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • difficult
  • battle
  • skill
  • narrative
  • story
  • supernatural

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Unsighted (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Android

UNSIGHTED invites you into a post-apocalyptic world where you have a ticking clock before your own expiration. With Metroidvania-like gameplay, fully interconnected world, and an interesting story that allows for tough choices, the game provides a balanced mix of exploration, combat, and character progression. With additional modes like co-op and rogue-lite, UNSIGHTED guarantees a high replay value. A game that creatively brings several game designs together to make a fun and polished game.


What we like:
  • Balanced mix of gameplay elements
  • Interesting story with tough choices
  • High replayability with additional modes
  • Polished sound and graphics
  • Responsive controls
What could be improved:
  • Writing could be better
  • Characters feel one-dimensional
  • Dialogue interrupts gameplay

  • pixel
  • exploration
  • boss
  • top-down
  • robots
  • metroidvania
  • dungeon
  • combat
  • puzzle
  • war
  • post-apocalyptic
  • souls
  • platform
  • rpg
  • crafting

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Axiom Verge 2 (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch wii u vita PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Dive into Axiom Verge 2, an epic adventure that takes you into a mysterious parallel universe. As Indra, unravel the secrets of this world, battling monsters, hacking machines, and exploring ancient ruins. With intriguing gameplay, unique combat mechanics, and a refreshing protagonist, this game offers an immersive, fast-paced, and thrilling experience.


What we like:
  • Excellent game design with a lot to discover
  • Unique combat mechanics that encourage stealth and hacking
  • Refreshing protagonist that breaks stereotypes
  • Improved aesthetic with varied pixel art and haunting music
  • Gameplay is fast-paced and responsive with a diverse array of weapons
What could be improved:
  • Level tree imbalance and unclear progression at times
  • Combat feels optional and some weapons are underutilized
  • Occasional confusion in navigating the open world
  • Less emphasis on bosses and limited weapon options

  • boss
  • exploration
  • platform
  • metroid
  • retro
  • boss-fight
  • classic
  • sci-fi
  • alternate
  • pixel
  • combat
  • metroidvania
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • fight

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Infernax (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Embark on an epic, bloodthirsty adventure in Infernax! With challenging castle-dungeons, multiple endings, and the option to play with friends, this retro side-scrolling platformer keeps you on the edge of your seat. Upgrade your character and unlock new skills to defeat demons and reverse the curse on your homeland. With secret areas to discover and a unique morality system, Infernax offers hours of exciting gameplay.


What we like:
  • Fun co-op
  • Multiple fun endings
  • Multiple playable characters
  • Lots of replayability
  • Incredible music
What could be improved:
  • Lots of instadeath pits
  • Weird morality system
  • Some metroid-esque elements but not a true metroidvania

  • dungeon
  • retro
  • gore
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • old-school
  • demons
  • pixel
  • dark
  • classic
  • side-scrolling
  • violent
  • castle-dungeon
  • boss-fight

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Cuphead (2017)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Mac OS Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Step into the world of Cuphead and Mugman and experience a classic run and gun action game with visually stunning graphics and original jazz recordings. Take on multiple boss battles, traverse bizarre worlds, and uncover hidden secrets as you try to pay back your debt to the devil. With the option of single-player or local co-op, Cuphead is a game that brings back the nostalgia of the 1930s cartoons and promises countless hours of fun and adventure.


What we like:
  • Challenging gameplay
  • Plenty of content
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty could be a turn-off for some player

  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • platform
  • run-and-gun
  • cooperative
  • hand-drawn
  • difficult
  • side-scrolling
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • fight
  • battle
  • local

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Elden Ring (2022)

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PC Windows Android Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4

Elden Ring is the bold new collaboration between Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and legendary game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. It's an open-world RPG that allows you to explore a land of beauty, horror, mystery, and adventure. There are 10 starting classes with specific starting items and abilities for you to choose from as well as an array of weapons, magic, equipment, and tools at your disposal. Get ready for some epic boss battles with terrifying foes as well as plenty of hidden secrets waiting to be uncovered!


What we like:
  • Immersive open-world design
  • Varied biomes
  • 10 playable classes
  • Huge range of weapons & magic
  • Stunning visuals & lighting
  • Excellent enemy & boss designs
  • Empowering character customization options
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive optional dungeons
  • Intense difficulty in some boss fights

  • open-world
  • boss
  • dungeon
  • boss-fight
  • rpg
  • fantasy
  • souls
  • exploration
  • combat
  • fight
  • crafting
  • discovery
  • cooperative

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