Best PS4 Pro games – 4K PS4 Pro games that make the PS4 Pro Worth it
So you have a PS4 Pro and a great 4k TV for gaming but which games look and perform the Best? How do you figure out the Best PS4 Pro games? To take full advantage of your systems capabilities the games need to support 4k HDR. Not all Pro enhanced games have HDR or even 4k. Some are just Full HD or have some basic graphic enhancements. It’s hard to figure out the games that look the best with your 4k HDR gaming setup. To make it a little easier, I’ve put together a list of some of the best 4K PS4 Pro games.
All of these games not only suport 4k resolution but are also a blast to play. The games below in my opinion make the PS4 Pro worth it. Please see my post PS4 Pro games list for a full list of PS4 Pro enhanced games and all their specs.
Every one of these games are compatible with both the PS4 and Pro. Sony has mandated that all games be compatible with both systems, so don’t worry if you haven’t upgraded yet. You can always play them on your PS4 until you make that jump to the Pro.
Best PS4 Pro games
Horizon: Zero Dawn
The first time I played Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4 Pro I was simply amazed. It’s as if the game was made specifically to show off what the PS4 Pro can do. I honestly believe when played on the right 4k HDR TV, this game on the Pro has the best visuals you can get on a console right now.
The game itself has a vast landscape with nearly endless missions and tasks. The gameplay is fun and very immersive. The stunning visuals that the 4K HDR produce takes this great game to a whole new level. If you buy only one Pro enhanced game, Horizon: Zero Dawn should be it.
Ratchet and Clank
It’s been said that if a Pixar animated movie could be played as a Video game that Ratchet and Clank on the Pro is what it would look like. I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it. It’s not a game that game that goes for realistic graphics. Its more of an animated type video game. Hence the Pixar anolagy. The PS4 Pro’s HDR 4K resolution transform this sci-fi shooter into an eypoping hit you will surely enjoy.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Even without HDR this game looks unbelievable. The scenery looks about as real and crisp as you can imagine. Every detail seems to pop as you play along in Rise of the Tomb Raider. You can increase the frame rate to 60 fps if you so desire at the cost of resolution. I think its a great idea to have that option. Its nice to choose between what’s more important to you. The great 4k resolution, great game play and the ability to increase the frame rate add up to this being one of the Best PS4 Pro games.
Fifa 17 somehow manages to give you native 4k resolution at a solid 60 fps. That is extremely impressive. Most of the other Pro enhanced games are using some kind of upscaling technique to achieve 4k resolution. The Pro is the most powerful console on the planet, at least until the Xbox Scorpio comes out. That being said it’s still underrpowerd compared to the best gaming PC’s. For Fifa 17 to give native 4k at 30 fps is nothing short of amazing.
If only it supported HDR, it would probably be the best looking game on the Pro. To be fair, there’s basically no way that would be possible and still have 60 fps. I suppose EA choose a constant higher frame rate over HDR.
Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7 is one of my favorite games on this list. I have always liked resident evil games but I love this one. I particularly love the fact that this game one has an option to be played in first person. When you add in 4k and HDR it makes the horror that much better.
Considering this game has a lot of dark scenes, the HDR is the real star here. Once you play it, you’ll understand why the super dark blacks are great for a horror game. Then there’s the fact that you can play this game on the PlayStation VR. There’s just too many added bernifits to playing this game on the Pro to ignore.
Price: $19.99 FREE TO PS PLUS MEMBERS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2017
As if exploring the oceans depths in Abzu wasn’t cool enough without 4k. With the added resolution you add a whole new sense of realism to your journey. I really enjoyed this game when I first played it on PS4, however on the Pro I found it hard to stop playing it. The ocean life seemed to mesmoruize me as I swam along. I felt like I was on a real deep sea adventure. This is one Pro experience I highly recommend. It just so happens to be one of the free offering for the PlayStation Plus members in May 2017. Make sure you download this one. Its free!
Final Fantasy 15
This is the only game that made my list that doesn’t offer 4k resolution. Even without 4k, this game looks spectacular. The Pro enhancements offer improved textures and shadowing. These graphic enhancements along with stunning use of HDR create a dazzling picture. The super dark blacks and the bright whites are a warm welcome for this game. I’d probably be happier with the visuals if it were 4k resolution but I’m not complaining. In my opinion when HDR effects are done right in video games it can more important than 4k. Especially if the resolution is still pretty close to 4K at 1800p. The amazing use of HDR increased resolution added to this amazing game make it one of the best PS4 Pro games available.
Best PS4 Pro games Summary
These are the best games with Pro enhancments I have found so far. I’ll be sure to add more as they are released. If you have bought the PS4 Pro and have not tried any of these games, you are missing out. I strongly encourage you to check them out. With all these great Pro enhanced games, you’ll surely find one you enjoy.
Let me know what you think of these games. Do you think these 4k PS4 Pro games make the PS4 Pro worth it? Or if you think I missed any of the best PS4 Pro games let me know in the comment section below.