10 best PlayStation exclusive games ranked

PlayStation has some of the best exclusive video games out of any console. So it's time to find out which of them are the best.

The Last of Us Part II Remastered for PS5. Image courtesy Sony PlayStation
The Last of Us Part II Remastered for PS5. Image courtesy Sony PlayStation /
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8. Horizon: Forbidden West

Horizon: Forbidden West has all the ingredients of a Ubisoft-like open-world game. Aloy has to climb Tallnecks (which are like giant, moving towers) to unlock sections of the map, ride robotic animals to traverse the world faster, clear many enemy camps, and complete other "common" side activities that players have seen multiple times before. However, out of all the different open-world video games that follow this same recipe, Horizon Forbidden West is one of the best you could play.

Guerrilla's latest title is absolutely beautiful to look at. It has some of the most breathtaking graphics out of any open-world game, showcasing just how powerful the Decima Engine really is. Besides, its physics are flawless in all aspects; from the way Aloy's hair moves when she's climbing a mountain, to how vegetation interacts with its surroundings. Horizon: Forbidden West is a technical marvel, and it features one of the most realistic open worlds ever (behind Red Dead Redemption 2, that is).

Coming across iconic places such as Las Vegas or the Golden Gate Bridge in Guerrilla's post-apocalyptic world is truly special, and it incentivizes exploration along the way. It's mesmerizing how such a meticulously crafted game still runs on a PS4, and it only makes us excited for their next PS5-exclusive title.

The most important aspect, however, is that the game is a lot of fun. Having to defeat big robotic animals with primitive weapons such as a bow and arrow? We could never get enough of that. Best of all is how such a weird concept actually works thanks to the Horizon saga's narrative. Guerilla gave a solid explanation as to how years in the future people will be less technologically advanced compared to today, while futuristic robots also roam the world as well.

Speaking of which, the story in Horizon Forbidden West hits you with some jaw-dropping twists such as the reveal that Aloy isn't the only living clone of Elisabet Sobeck, or when the true enemy of the franchise is finally showcased to players by the end of the game. When you couple such a unique story with mesmerizing visuals, fun gameplay mechanics, wonderful music, and an iconic protagonist, the result is inevitably one of the best PlayStation games ever made.