The Best Classic Games for Playstation 4

Update : Arcade Archives: Cadash added at rank #25.
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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration (2022)

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

Immerse yourself in 50 years of gaming history with Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy over 100 classic and new games, unlock hidden gems, and delve into fascinating interviews and archival material. Whether you're a nostalgic gamer or a history buff, this collection will keep you entertained and educated.


What we like:
  • Rich collection of classic and new Atari games
  • Exciting hidden games to discover
  • Comprehensive history through interviews and archival materials
  • Good value for money
  • Appeals to both gamers and history enthusiasts
What could be improved:
  • Absence of Activision games and some licensed games
  • Limited subtitle availability for non-English speakers

  • arcade
  • classic
  • retro
  • historical
  • 1980s
  • interactive
  • software
  • voxel
  • compilation
  • vector
  • platform
  • shoot-em-up
  • education
  • pinball
  • pvp

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We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie (2023)

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

Get ready to roll your way to stardom in We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie! As the Prince, you'll roll up everything from everyday objects to creatures, creating stunning stars. With revamped graphics, new challenges, and a selfie mode, this game offers a simple yet deep experience that's a must-play for all.


What we like:
  • Lots of rolling gameplay
  • A must-buy for Katamari fans
  • More content and touching story
  • Quality of life improvements for completionists
  • Solid replay value
What could be improved:
  • Some levels with specific criteria can be less enjoyable
  • Lacks bonus content

  • anxiety
  • controller-support
  • third-person
  • remake
  • classic
  • 3d
  • funny
  • space
  • local
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • difficult
  • multiplayer
  • similarly-sized
  • heavily-stylized

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (2022)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Linux Playstation 5 Android IOS iPhone

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is an action-packed adventure game from Dotemu, a company well-known for reviving classic titles with modern touches. Featuring gorgeous graphics, voice acting from the original cartoon actors, and a powerful soundtrack featuring Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, this game is sure to bring back the joy of the original games while still feeling fresh. With side missions and hidden characters to discover, you'll be sure to keep coming back for more.


What we like:
  • Gorgeous graphics and animation
  • Original voice cast
  • Variety of moves
  • Variety of power-ups
  • Deep cuts of characters from the original series
  • Powerful soundtrack by Wu-Tang Clan
What could be improved:
  • Can be difficult to master controls at times

  • arcade
  • cooperative
  • ninja
  • brawler
  • classic
  • boss
  • side-scrolling
  • fight
  • retro
  • pixel
  • beat-em-up
  • online
  • combo
  • action
  • local

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Sonic Origins (2022)

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

Relive the classic adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD in this new remaster.


  • platform
  • classic
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • open-world
  • retro
  • adventure

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania (2021)

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

Roll into a world of nostalgic fun with Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania! With over 300 levels to conquer and a bunch of hilarious mini-games to enjoy, you'll be hooked. Customize your monkey, challenge your friends, and stop the evil Dr. Bad-Boon in this remastered classic!


What we like:
  • Perfect for nostalgia
  • Over 300 challenging stages
  • Fun customization options
  • Variety of characters to unlock
  • Competitive online leaderboards
What could be improved:
  • Some physics issues
  • Inconsistent quality of mini-games
  • DLC needed for original character models and music
  • Sound design is not up to par

  • platform
  • bowling
  • physics
  • remake
  • classic
  • arcade
  • party
  • challenging
  • racing
  • online
  • difficult
  • multiplayer
  • controller-support
  • golf
  • local

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Missile Command: Recharged (2020)

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Fire missiles to protect your bases! A classic arcade game's back and recharged!


  • arcade
  • classic
  • endless
  • remake

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Space Invaders Invincible Collection (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

One of the most important arcade classics in video game history is back, and INVINCIBLE! 11 masterpieces from the arcade specialist TAITO in one great collection. Includes: ● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – b/w ● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – colour ● Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade) ● Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade) ● Super Space Invaders ’91 (1990, Arcade) ● Space Invaders Extreme (2018) ● Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018) ● Space Invaders DX (1994, Arcade) ● Space Cyclone (1980, Arcade) ● Lunar Rescue (1979, Arcade) Included as additional download: ● Arkanoid vs Space Invaders (2016)


  • arcade
  • shooter
  • classic
  • aliens
  • retro
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • online

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Beyond a Steel Sky (2020)

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Beyond a Steel Sky is a thrilling cyberpunk adventure game with engaging puzzles and a fast-paced narrative that will keep you hooked. Follow Robert Foster as he tries to rescue a kidnapped child in Union City, a futuristic utopia controlled by an altruistic AI. The game features a beautifully detailed comic-book style world and plenty of humor. Unravel dark conspiracies and defeat a terrifying antagonist in this innovative and exciting adventure!


What we like:
  • Engaging storyline and characters
  • Built-in hints system
  • Great setting and world design
  • Innovative puzzle mechanics
  • Plenty of humor and nostalgia nods
What could be improved:
  • Controlling the character is clunky
  • Hacking can be repetitive
  • Lack of puzzle diversity
  • Story can be simplistic with bad pace
  • Cutscenes are too long and boring

  • cyberpunk
  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • dystopian
  • narrative
  • classic
  • sci-fi
  • thriller
  • futuristic
  • cult
  • third-person
  • hacking
  • political
  • inventory

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Final Vendetta (2022)

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Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Final Vendetta is an arcade-style throwback inspired by the 16 and 32-bit-era of gaming. It features large, gorgeously animated character sprites, true-to-the-era hand-drawn pixel art backgrounds and timeless old school flourishes. Perfectly combining elements from Final Fight and Streets of Rage 2 with generous dashes of NEO GEO style, Final Vendetta is a master class in kicking ass!


What we like:
  • Classic visuals and gameplay
  • Coop play for up to two players
  • Challenging bosses
What could be improved:
  • Limited lives on Easy or Hard mode
  • Some cheap enemy attacks and grabs

  • beat-em-up
  • arcade
  • boss
  • pixel
  • classic
  • brawler
  • old-school
  • soundtrack
  • fight
  • side-scrolling
  • retro
  • combo
  • cooperative
  • scroller
  • arts

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Gleylancer (2021)

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An iconic 1990s legacy outer space shoot ‘em up classic comes back.


  • shooter
  • horizontally
  • retro
  • museum
  • boss
  • classic
  • anime
  • aliens
  • scrolling
  • fight
  • retro-tastic
  • arcade
  • horizontally-scrolling
  • physical
  • side-scrolling

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