Best PS4 Games with High Replay Value

Even though video games generally depreciate in cost at a moderate pace, the initial $60 buy in puts the overall hobby on the costlier side.

This is why many PS4 gamers are after experiences that lend themselves to tons of replay value. The types of games that you can dump hundreds and sometimes thousands of hours with absolute ease.

In this article we’ll be covering the best PS4 games out now with high replay value in addition to some games in the 2018/2019 pipeline.

High Replay Value Games Out Now

Below we’ll dive into 7 different games spanning various different genres that all offer players tons of value.

Looking to spend 100 or more hours with one particular game?

The PS4 titles below are right up your alley, available now, and some are even free.

Warframe

  • Genre: Third person ARPG
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on the Playstation Store

Warframe is an absolutely balls to the wall frenetic action RPG that has literally enveloped some players for thousands of hours. We placed this first on the list because of the price, in that there is none.

Warframe is entirely free to play and is supported with the use of microtransactions.

A brand new open world expansion, Plains of Eidolon, is set to release for consoles by the end of the year.

It’s a loot based game so the treadmill churn here is the constant chase towards new and better gear to become more powerful to get better loot. The cycle never ends. Ever. Which is why this is the type of game that hooks players hundreds upon hundreds of hours.

A fair warning here, where certain games such as Diablo 3 and Destiny 2 can tend to slap some players silly with a lack of depth, Warframe goes into the opposite direction.

It’s highly likely that you’ll find yourself absolutely overwhelmed at the start and it can be a very, very grindy game. This is why it’s recommended to look up a beginner guide or two and head on over to a community like the official sub reddit.

But hey, it’s free. So if any of this sounds remotely interesting to you then boot up your PS4 and start downloading the game off of PSN.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

  • Genre: Isometric ARPG
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

Diablo 3 is the premier isometric action RPG for the Playstation 4. Loot drops and character builds are the main thrills here and man does it have an enticing gameplay loop.

The gameplay is simple enough for most people to pick up and makes use of rudimentary button combos in order to efficiently roll on masses of the undead.

The loot you pick up will have a direct effect on how much power you output, your defenses, and can even change the dynamics of your skills.

There’s a fantastic free alternative to Diablo 3 called Path of Exile but unfortunately it’s only available to those with a PC or Xbox One. If you have either then get on that!

There are different classes to choose from and they each have their own abilities/skills which results in vastly different playstyles. A Wizard is going to have different abilities than a Crusader which is going to have different abilities than a Monk and so on.

One of the best aspects of this particular looter package is how Diablo 3 handles multiplayer. There’s traditional online multiplayer that you can play with up to 3 other people.

But there’s also couch coop, a rarity these days, that you can also enjoy with 3 of your friends. You could even play locally with one of your buddies and start up a lobby online in order to play with 2 other friends online.

The cherry on top of Diablo 3’s offerings includes the somewhat recent addition of seasons. With the seasonal mode you compete with others online to see just how far you can take your geared up character, complete with various forms of leaderboards.

Diablo 3 is one of those PS4 games that’s great for those that want to kick back, relax, and kill stuff casually as well as those who to want to reap all that the endgame has to offer.

Destiny 2

  • Genre: First person shared world shooter (MMO Lite)
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

It’s boundless, infinite, and you can go anywhere you please. It’s Destiny.

This is what most diehard Destiny players would like from the sequel to the best selling new IP but unfortunately we’ll all be waiting for this experience a long, long time.

Melodrama aside, Destiny 2 is a pretty damn good game. It’s a shared world shooter (essentially an MMO lite) that has you shooting and looting different alien races with friends in various types of activities.

You can explore different planets and moons, venture through winding one off dungeon type areas, tackle mechanic driven raids (just one for now), and even compete with other players in PVP modes.

The potential for variety is there in Destiny 2 and technically there is quite a bit of variety. It’s just the execution of various endgame systems that leaves a lot to be desired.

Flaws aside, the systems in place certainly do foster a higher than average amount of playtime among those that dig their hands in Destiny. So far I have nearly 70 hours in Destiny 2 and played the original Destiny for 375 hours.

And that’s peanuts compared to many guardians – with many clocking in 100’s of hours so far in Destiny 2 and thousands in the original release.

Take Sean, Click Press Play cohort, for example. He as already clocked over a hundred hours in Destiny 2 and put in almost 1000 hours in Destiny 1.

Even though Destiny 2 is experiencing somewhat of a lull now for those that put in serious time since release it’s only going to grow and expand with regular expansions and updates.

The Bungie weekly update released on October 26, 2017 outlined all of the changes coming to Destiny 2 in the near to long term. Among those was an outlined strategy detailing how the endgame will be fleshed out for players.

What does this mean for regular players?

It means that, provided it is something you’re interested in, there will be opportunities to chase even more goals and in the spirit of this article, attain even more replay value.

Rocket League

  • Genre: Sports game
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

Rocket League is great for those bite sized lulls in your day that you want to spend gaming. Bite sized, 5 minute matches that quickly add up to hours as you grind out “just one more” in hopes of a better rank.

Personally, Rocket League never dug its claws in me but I can absolutely understand the appeal. It’s a dance of nitrous infused, acrobatic cars playing soccer.

It’s all very simple until one understands that there is a pretty high skill ceiling at play in Rocket League. This is what makes it so addictive and many times infuriating.

Rocket League is an incredibly competitive game if a person wants it to be. Playing the game casually can eat up your time just as easily but seeking out the next win, the win that puts you over the edge, is what does people in.

I’ve seen this first hand with people I know, namely my brother. The entrenchment of focus, unbridled rage, and one pointed thrill of victory.

And, of course, spinning it all back up at chance of any or all of it simultaneously. Frankly, it doesn’t make sense at times but I understand this all too well with my own experiences in the online multiplayer realm.

It all starts with the game of soccer and acrobatic cars. If this deceptively simple premise sounds interesting to you then definitely give the game a whirl. Another great thing about Rocket League is that it was featured on Playstation Plus and retails for only $20.

If it hooks you, this is a game that you can ride as mainstay, go to play indefinitely. It’s just so easy to hop in and play a few (or 20) matches, especially with friends.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Have you heard of the new hot thing in gaming known Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds?

It’s the player versus player game that has sold at least 20 million copies according to the most recent reports and has overtaken Steam’s daily concurrent users charts.

I bring up this current lightning in a bottle of gaming to illustrate that the mode in PUBG, battle royale, is monumentally popular.

And Fortnite is a game that offers a battle royale mode to PS4 players for free. In fact, it is the only battle royale game available on the Playstation 4 as PUBG is yet to release for the system.

Heads up: If you have an Xbox One S or Xbox One X you will be able to play PUBG on December 12th.

In Fortnite you join up to 3 others in a high stakes game of survival. At the start of the game you drop in on an island from above, with 100 players total populating the map.

Upon dropping, you make your way throughout the island in search of guns, materials, traps, bandages, and shields, all of which are randomized in placement.

In carry over from the PVE mode of Fortnite, you are able to build structures as you traverse by using materials harvested and gained. You can build anything from dynamic cover to fortresses in the air.

The catch?

Fortnite Battle Royale employs a life leeching storm that closes in on players as the match progresses. At the start of the match anywhere on the island is up for grabs, but every few minutes the circle gets smaller until you are finally left with a rather claustrophobic area.

Games last as long as you and your team does but are generally pretty quick. It’s the same sort of phenomenon with Rocket League where you’re constantly loading up a new match in hopes of being the winning team.

And it really does feel incredible to come out on top among the 100 players. The longer you survive the more intense the game becomes, resulting in the potential for victory becoming this buzzing, tangible item just within your grasp.

If you want to join the craze on PS4 then head on over to PSN and pull it up. It’s free and will always be free so there’s nothing to lose but time. The PVE mode of Fortnite will also become free sometime in 2018.

Rainbow Six Siege

  • Genre: Tactical FPS
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

These days the shooter market is incredibly saturated making it hard to new entries to stand out from likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Rainbow Six Siege is a first person shooter that offers a much different experience from most other shooters on the market. At the core, Siege is a 5 versus 5 tactical shooter with no respawns.

It has a high learning curve but this is what makes it so rewarding when the game finally clicks. Even in its casual mode every kill feels meaningful and akin to a huge personal victory.

The new season for Siege is set to release soon and with it will come additional operators and a new map. The season should drop sometime after the season 3 finals which fall on November 18-19.

Gameplay systems like character, or operator, abilities and highly destructible environments make Siege that much deeper of a shooter. Add to that labyrinth like, multi layered maps and you’ve got yourself a competitive game with extreme depth.

You’ll be constantly learning and iterating upon your own gameplay which is what makes this a game that can easily be played for hundreds upon hundreds of hours. Not to mention a fully fledged ranking system to chase a more tangible carrot on a stick.

All of this is backed by regular balance patches and content updates for each new season.

And did I mention that you don’t have to pay for any of the downloadable content?

If you’re looking for a new shooter with incredible replay value, one that breaks the mold of the status quo, then Siege is right up your alley.

Ubisoft has also confirmed that there will be at least another year of continued support in 2018.

Overwatch

  • Genre: Hero based FPS
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

Overwatch is a hero shooter that pits two teams vying for an objective. It is like Rainbow Six Siege in that new content is being regularly added for free and the meta game is constantly being changed.

Overwatch is a PVP game so there’s always the chase of kills and wins. It’s generally less tense then Siege but that doesn’t mean the intensity is entirely absent.

Competetive mode complete with ranks is a mainstay which is where you’ll find high stakes play if that’s your thing. But Overwatch is also a game that’s incredibly easy to sit down and play with friends casually.

It’s one of those games that’s great for chilling with friends and catching up. You may find yourself more vulnerable to questionable teammates in quick play, the casual mode in Overwatch, but it’s great for pairing with endless banter nonetheless.

The best part about this Blizzard title is that they’re is a hero for everyone. No matter what kind of player you are there’s bound to be a character you click with.

There’s everything from a sniper equipped healer to a flying bulbous mech. And the roster only expands over time.

For the more vain players out there (who isn’t?), there are also hundreds of skins, emotes, player icons, and sprays to hunt via lootboxes. Regular Overwatch events add even more time limited cosmetics to grind out.

Honorable Mentions

The above list is some of our favorite games that we believe to the best right now with insanely high replay value but there’s definitely more worth checking out on the system.

Some other great PS4 games with high replay value include Spelunky, Rogue Legacy, Final Fantasy XIV, Borderlands 2Dark Souls, Gran Turismo Sport, Call of Duty, and Battlefield 1.

2018/2019 PS4 Games That Have Potential

There’s never a shortage of games to play these days but that doesn’t stop most of us from looking to the future for adding to one’s backlog.

Below is a list of just a few high replay value games to keep tabs on:

  • Last of Us Part II
  • Anthem
  • Borderlands 3
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Didn’t see a particular PS4 game that you find to have a lot of replay value?

Let us know some of your picks in the comments.

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