Video games often give players new worlds to dwell in as they run into a setting unlike their own. Within this list we’re going to shed some light on a few great science fiction based video game titles on the PlayStation 4. You’ll find all sorts of different video game titles from big triple AAA releases to small indie games among various genres. Take a look at our picks for the best science fiction themed video game titles on the PlayStation 4 down below along with letting us know your favorite science fiction video game within the comments.
Likewise, you’ll want to keep this list bookmarked as we’ll continue to update it through the consoles remaining life cycle years.
#20 Torment: Tides of Numenera
- Developer: inXile Entertainment
- Publisher: Techland Publishing
Through Kickstarter funding, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment comes Torment: Tides of Numenera. This RPG is set in the distant future where the fall of civilizations has left humanity into a more simplistic medieval state. Players take control of a protagonist known as the Last Castoff, the final vessel that was crafted by a man capable of using his consciousness in other hosts bodies, thus granting him eternal life.
These vessels awake with no prior memory of their past actions while being controlled though they become attracted by an enmity known as The Sorrow, who looks to destroy the remaining vessels along with this ancient man’s consciousness. The Last Castoff must locate other vessels and search for this consciousness before they are destroyed by The Sorrow.
- Developer: Bloober Team
- Publisher: Aspyr
Released in 2017, developers Bloober Team crafted a psychological horror title based around a detective. Within the game, players take on the role of Daniel Lazarski who is a detective with an unique tool. During interrogations, Daniel is able to hack into peoples minds and investigate surroundings memorized by the person.
This is one of those games that is best to go in with as little knowledge as possible due to the length of the game. Players who take the day off to enjoy a game can easily beat this in one sitting in just over five hours, especially if they are going for just the main narrative story.
#18 Mega Man 11
- Developer: Capcom
- Publisher: Capcom
The Mega Man franchise received a brand new installment. There is certainly a strong following with the franchise and we know that this eleventh installment, Mega Man 11 will once again feature Mega Man as he embarks on a quest to defeat Dr. Wily.
Within the game Dr. Wily will have his eight Robot Masters ready to stop players as they progress through the game. However, it looks like Mega Man will have a few new tricks such as the ability to manipulate time along with delivering a more powerful attack.
Outside of the new features being added in for Mega Man, players will also find that there are a few game modes included in the title such as Time Trials and Missions. Likewise you can find yourself battling it out with your friends or other players on the Global Leaderboard.
#17 Life is Strange
- Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
- Publisher: Square Enix
Life is Strange was developed under the studio Dontnod Entertainment. This is a mature adventure game that was broken up originally as an episodic format but now that the full game is out, players can enjoy all the episodes rather seamlessly.
Within the game, players take on the role of a female student named Max Caulfield who returns to her hometown in order to attend a prestigious academic school. Early on, Max discovers the ability to manipulate time.
Now with this new supernatural attribute at hand, Max can aid her best friend Chloe in discovering what happened to a local missing girl along with finding the meaning behind her sudden visions of a coming storm. Likewise, this narrative will focus on choices players make, altering the story narrative as you progress.
- Developer: Digital Extremes
- Publisher: Digital Extremes
Developed by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a cooperative free-to-play third person shooter that puts players in teams of four highly sophisticated Tenno commandos to take on a host of enemies throughout the solar system. Players can engage foes in melee and ranged combat through a variety of weapons.
The game is as mentioned earlier a free-to-play title which can give players a similar gameplay experience to something such as the Destiny franchise from developers Bungie. With that said, players don’t have to rely on friends to jump on and play through the campaign as you can enjoy the game alone or with other online gamers.