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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7. Uncharted 4

The Uncharted saga is beloved and praised by players worldwide. As a result, there have been many titles under its belt, including a mobile app, a PS-Vita prequel, a spin-off focusing on Chloe and Nadine, and four mainline games. While most of those entries have different reasons to be the best Uncharted title ever made (especially Uncharted 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy), the crown has to go to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Nathan Drarke's original trilogy was characterized by being all action with little substance. Granted, characters were always iconic and featured great personalities, but the game's stories were reduced to "seeking for a long-lost treasure, finally obtaining it, and losing it at the very end". However, all of that changed when Uncharted 4 was released and it gave us a look at Drake's childhood while also featuring the return of his presumed deceased brother. Besides, it managed to perfectly bring the saga as a whole to an end. While it could've been easy to wrap things off on a tragic note to add a lot of shock value, Naughty Dog decided it was better to let players get a glimpse of the future where Drake and Ellena live a peaceful life with their daughter Cassie. That was enough to bring tears to fans' eyes.

However, even if there's an emotional side to Uncharted 4, it also features the big set pieces that are a staple of the series. Perhaps they aren't as iconic as the Cargo Plane crash in Uncharted 3 or the train sequence in Uncharted 2, but they are every bit as fun to play. Besides, the final boss fight is absolute perfection, with Drake and Rafe Adler having a sword battle on a pirate ship that's set on fire. If that doesn't scream "Uncharted", I don't know what does.

Naughty Dog's beloved saga was never known for having the best shooting mechanics, and Uncharted 4 unfortunately isn't the exception. Besides, its linearity and lack of side activities make the game devoid of any replay value. The only reason to come back to it after you finish it would be its online mode, but even that isn't such a big deal. However, even with these shortcomings, Uncharted 4 is a perfect closure to Nathan Drake's story and the best entry in the franchise so far. Let's just hope we can revisit this adventurous world in a spinoff sooner rather than later.