Devs Choose Their Favorite PlayStation 4 Games, and They're Pretty Much What You'd Expect

Devs Choose Their Favorite PlayStation 4 Games, and They're Pretty Much What You'd Expect

Yakuza? Celeste? Dragon Quest? Where aaaare yoooou?

Happy fifth birthday, PlayStation 4! If you were a human being, you'd already be potty-trained and off to kindergarten.

To commemorate the PlayStation 4's launch on November 15 of 2013, Sony Interactive Entertainment's social media manager, Justin Massongill, posted 23 developers' picks for their favorite PlayStation 4 games.

The developers come from around the world, but most of them all seem to gravitate towards the same picks. Unsurprisingly, this year's critically-acclaimed God of War is the most popular game. Bloodborne came in second. Uncharted 4 and Spider-Man also got a lot of shout-outs.

These are all great games, but I'm a little disappointed at the lack of love for the PlayStation 4's excellent library of JRPGs. None of the developers (not even the Japanese developers!) salute Dragon Quest XI or Persona 5.

Developers enjoy the gods who make the war.

At least Greg Kasavin of Supergiant Games (Bastion, Transistor, Pyre) gets a high-five for selecting Nier: Automata. "Nier: Automata is (…) a game with courage enough to save many of its finest moments for later on, so it keeps you guessing even as it enthralls you, and ultimately really rewards the time you put in," Kasavin writes. "I can’t say I’ve ever played anything that ended up making me feel quite the way Nier: Automata did."

Rami Ismail of Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Nuclear Throne) also picked Nier. "A powerful mix between Yoko Taro’s unique scenario writing and Platinum Games’ relentless action game experience created a once-in-a-lifetime game, a game for enthusiasts of the medium, and a game that tells a story that only a videogame could tell," he writes.

Bravo, Mr Kasavin and Mr Ismail. Incidentally, USgamer put together its own list of the best PlayStation 4 games. If the developers' choices don't match up with yours, look at our picks.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Read this next

The Writers Guild Won't Be Awarding Video Game Writing Until More Games Are Made by Members

The union is waiting for a "critical mass," but some writers don't seem eager.

God of War Arrives on PlayStation Now as Sony Chops the Monthly Price in Half

Sony is dropping prices as game streaming and subscription competition heats up.

God of War Walkthrough - Beginner's Guide, Combat Tips

Our complete God of War walkthrough includes collectible locations, puzzle solutions, Valkyrie boss fights, armor upgrades, and much more.

7 Games to Play After Watching Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix

Grab a glass of Tang and play these classic games after watching Evangelion on Netflix.

Nier: Automata Fan Art Forces Elon Musk Off Twitter

Elon Musk felt the weight of the world.

Sony to Create Films And Shows Based on PlayStation Catalog of Games

PlayStation Productions will work to bring Sony properties into new media.

Here's a Two Hour Documentary About Sony Santa Monica's Struggle to Revive God of War

Raising Kratos is a full-length film about how God of War was made.

More News

This Weekend's Tetris World Championships Showed Why Classic Tetris is Thriving

As the NES Tetris community grows, newcomers and hyper-tapping players are rising to the top.

Pokemon Go is Finally Getting Online Matchmaking in 2020

You'll still have to walk to go online though.

Interview: We Ask Atari's CEO About Lingering Questions Surrounding Its Retro Linux Box

The VCS is more like an "open PC," but recent controversies and delays paint a grim picture. We ask Atari's head where it's headed.

You Can Try Steam's Online "Local Multiplayer" For Yourself Now. Here's How

Steam Beta participants can now hop into local multiplayer-only games via the internet.

More on PlayStation 4

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: Please Stop Putting Big Spiders In Video Games

I'm tired of it, and I don't have a good reason for it!

Join USgamer For Its First Ever 24-Hour Extra Life Charity Marathon

Grab some Red Bull and raise some money for a good cause!

Monster of the Week: How Amnesia: The Dark Descent's Water Lurker Became the Scariest Nautical Nightmare Since Jaws

Co-designer Thomas Grip on sculpting Amnesia's scariest monster, which happens to also be the only one you never see.

Battlefield 5 is Going Back to the Series' Roots With the Upcoming Pacific Update

A full reveal of Chapter 5: War in the Pacific will come later this week.

Fortnite Medals Punch Card - How to Earn New Medals and Refresh the Punch Card

This is our full guide to the new Fortnite Medals system, including how to earn them, and times for the Punch Card refresh.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Three Big RPGs for October

Kat and Nadia are joined by Mike and Caty to talk about Trails of Cold Steel 3, Disco Elysium, Little Town Hero, and more.