Have you ever been in the mood to play your PlayStation 4 but nothing in your gaming library jumps out at you? Probably more than once. We’ve all been there!
One option is to buy a new game. But maybe you’re tight on cash and don’t have the budget for that. Or you aren’t excited for any game in particular and you don’t want to commit to a purchase.
Fortunately, there are plenty of free PlayStation 4 games that you can download and play right now with zero commitment.
Here are the best free Playstation 4 games that are actually worth your time and will provide a lot of fun. These games are seriously popular, and once you start playing, you’ll understand why.
1. Apex Legends
Developer Respawn Entertainment made a fantastic game in Titanfall 2, but that game unfortunately didn’t sell as well as Respawn hoped.
The company made a major gamble setting a Battle Royale-style game in the Titanfall universe—but given the popularity of Apex Legends, that bet seems to have paid off!
What can we say about Fortnite that hasn’t already been said? It’s one of the most popular games in the world.
You’ve probably already played the game by now, but if you haven’t, it’s at least worth a brief try! If for no other reason than to see why it’s so popular.
This one is a relative newcomer to the PS4. This trades out the various gameplay styles used in previous Gundam games in favor of third-person competitive multiplayer.
If you’ve always wanted to pilot a mech, this will be right up your alley. Just make sure to play through all the tutorials so you know the ins and outs of controlling your mech.
4. Destiny 2
On a personal note, Destiny was one of the main reasons I bought a PlayStation 4. It wasn’t perfect by a long shot, though it got better with time.
The same can be said about Destiny 2, though since you can now play it without spending a dime, it’s worth a try if you’ve ever been even slightly curious about it.
Are you looking for the same marriage between shooter and MMORPG that Destiny 2 promises, but also want to mix in some parkour? Warframe might be your new favorite game.
This is a handful to jump into considering all the movement and combat options, but it becomes more and more rewarding as you invest more time.
When Paladins was first released, players and critics alike dismissed it as a free-to-play Overwatch clone.
It’s true that this hero shooter has similarities, but it has distanced itself enough that even if you play Overwatch, you might find yourself dipping into Paladins from time to time.
Nothing can claim to be a Smash Bros game as much as Super Smash Bros Ultimate—but if you don’t have a Nintendo Switch, Brawlhalla might be the next best thing.
Instead of characters from Nintendo games, you get characters from Adventure Time and the WWE. That might be enough to sell you on this game even if you’re a die-hard Super Smash Bros fan.
Since the release of the original Monster Hunter in 2004, numerous games including multiple sequels in the main series have attempted to capture that same magic.
Dauntless doesn’t hide its inspiration. Instead it builds upon it with cross-platform play and easier to upgrade loot.
If you’re looking for a real-deal MMORPG on the PS4, Final Fantasy XIV is probably your best bet. That said, Tera is still fantastic, and it doesn’t cost you anything to play. Even better, it uses a more action-oriented combat system than the MMOs of old.
No matter how far games have come, there’s something about sitting on a couch next to your friend and playing a fighting game. Even if you do nothing but mash buttons, it’s still a blast.
Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters is a very stripped down version of the main game, but if all you’re looking to do is trade a few rounds with a buddy, it’s all you need.
More Great Games for Your PS4
This is just the beginning of the free games available on the PlayStation 4. There are plenty of games you can play the beginning of for free like Hitman 2 or Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Others are more free to play in the traditional sense.
If you’re willing to spend a little bit of cash, you should expand your collection with these: