Gameplay may be the defining characteristic of a great game but it’s the story that keeps you coming back for more. Storytelling in gaming can be as subtle as a few tidbits in the item descriptions or as macro as button blasting QTEs during life or death struggles.
Every flavor has its charm though, and with that in mind we’ve compiled this list of the best PS4 story games. The ranking includes everything from small scale indies to the biggest and best of the AAA sphere, from walking simulators to open world action games.
Note: remakes and remasters have been omitted from this list, as have games from previous generations that have since been ported over.
20. BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT
Developer: Rocksteady Publisher: WB Games
While Batman: Arkham Knight may not be the best of the Rocksteady Batman games, it is still home to a compelling narrative and some wonderful moments for the Caped Crusader.
Scarecrow and the titular Arkham Knight fill in well enough for the Joker as key villains, while the stakes of the adventure have never been higher. Better still, side characters and outlier villains get more focus than ever since Mr. J isn’t there to steal the limelight.
Finally, the jaw-dropping finale still resonates strongly all these years later, leaving fans with a great desire to see a return to this version of the Batman mythos. Whether Rocksteady will oblige us remains to be seen.