We round up the best 4K Ultra HD and HDR-ready games that you can play on the PS4 Pro console right now, delivering incredible immersion and gorgeous visuals to keep you well and truly engrossed.
Sony went all out with the PS4 Pro to create an ideal gaming console that pushes games to their limits. That means high resolution 4K Ultra HD graphics and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on any TV that supports them. It also means better draw distances and higher details for PSVR titles, for a truly immersive experience.
So which are the best 4K and HDR capable PS4 Pro games you can buy right now? Here’s our favourites from 2017 and these games are even backwards compatible on the PS4 and PS4 Slim, although minus the 4K and HDR visuals. Check out some of our other PS4 Pro features below.
As a later wave release, the graphics on Destiny 2 are something worth drooling over. Resolution reaches the 2160p level and even adapts on the horizontal plane to stretch between 3840 and 3072, to suit the situation. That should mean the ideal pixel count to keep you immersed in this fast-paced game at all times.
The only downside with Destiny 2 is that it doesn’t offer HDR support as well. Yet despite that it still looks punchy and colourful, so you really won’t notice the difference – and the graphics are a serious step up from the original Destiny.
The game is set at 30fps, which is plenty smooth so you can react to every bullet coming at your face. That set frame rate also means it will work across all of the PS4 consoles perfectly.
FIFA 18 is a great way to see just how much 4K and HDR visuals can improve a gaming experience. Since the classic football title is refreshed each year, gamers can often be forgiven for struggling to spot any real changes, beyond the usual roster shake-ups. FIFA 18 makes a massive jump forward however, thanks to the jaw-dropping super-sharp Ultra HD graphics.
The game supports both 4K resolution and HDR playback. The introduction of Real Player Motion Technology should also mean the most realistic character movements to date, to make your virtual blokes feel more like their real world counterparts on the pitch.
Final Fantasy XV
You can always rely on a Japanese game like Final Fantasy for over-the-top visuals that take full advantage of the tech in the PS4 Pro. Final Fantasy XV does this on both a checkerboard 4K and HDR scale, where giant bad guys and intense action should leave you well and truly buzzing.
Final Fantasy XV also renders in up to 60fps, although you’ll need to drop the resolution to 1080p to enjoy that level of smoothness.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
What’s the one place that really needs super high resolution visuals, to capture just how much is going on? Space, of course. So the action RPG Mass Effect: Andromeda is perfect, as you spend a lot of the game exploring distant galaxies. Trying to colonise a world in the 22nd century Andromeda Galaxy, populated by nasty aliens, is always going to look cool of course. Yet the addition of 4K and HDR support really does help massively.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is built from the ground up using the Frostbite 3 engine, so expect next-level gameplay and graphics in plentiful portions.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
As if Resident Evil games weren’t scary enough already, the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard title now comes with 4K and HDR support. Yup, every puddle of splattered brain matter and each creep attack should feel more real than ever. Get the lights turned down low and get ready to soil your pants all over again.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The PS4 Pro version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delivers a proper 4K Ultra HD resolution throughout. While this does look very good indeed on Sony’s console, you might have seen those shots comparing it to the PC version running at ultra settings mode. As you might expect, the expensive PC powered by top-end graphic processing does look a little sharper. All the same, this is a feast for the eyes and just as action-packed as previous entries in the series.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
COD fans will appreciate the extra graphical power of the Modern Warfare Remastered release. This pushes the resolution up to dynamic 4K but still manages to maintain that 60fps frame rate. Now that’s an achievement that not a lot of titles can claim to offer. And since this is such a fast-paced acton game, that silky smoothness and crisp detail really is a big positive.
The Last Guardian
A game that’s all about immersive atmosphere, not to mention a giant creature taking up half the screen throughout, was always going to benefit massively from a graphic bump. So the addition of 4K and HDR support makes The Last Guardian a truly memorable title and well worth a purchase. Even if you’ve already played through in HD resolution, we’d heartily recommend giving it a go in Ultra HD. You won’t forget some of those sweeping scenes, seen as they really deserve to be enjoyed.
The Last of Us
Both The Last of Us: Remastered and The Last of Us: Left Behind have been patched with 4K and HDR support. The updates offer more detail for buildings, terrain and foliage, plus higher quality shadows and even 60fps support when running at 1080p resolution.
Even if you’ve played and completed both games, they have huge re-visit value and are well worth a play through again, especially now that they look even better. These story led titles are like watching a good film, only with enhanced visuals and a storyline that varies slightly every time you play through again.
Thanks to a nifty update, this game now offers full 4K gaming at 30fps, as well as a 60fps mode – although the resolution needs to be bumped down to 1080p for that kind of silky smoothness. One of the latest updates also added HDR support, for impressively realistic visuals.
As for the game itself, The Surge is basically a sci-fi version of Dark Souls. Just as well that those visuals are so gorgeous, as they’ll help to keep you playing through some of the more difficult segments.
Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy have both been given graphical overhauls, which we’re super psyched about. After all, even in Full HD we found ourselves taking a break from the Tomb Raider-style clambering and gunning to admire those beautiful vistas which seem to go on forever.
This 4K update means there is now both Ultra HD resolution and HDR support for both games. In the case of A Thief’s End, you’ll also enjoy more detailed terrain, buildings and foliage, plus crisper graphics on 1080p displays and 1080p multiplayer support. For The Lost Legacy, a 60fps mode has also been added.
This is one of the few titles that offers both 4K resolution and 60fps support. Since the game is all about those trippy visuals anyway, this upgrade is a very welcome addition to anyone wishing to be truly blown away by the game.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
This one might use the checkerboard 4K upgrade for 2160p visuals, but Lara’s latest adventure still looks absolutely stunning. There’s also no HDR support just yet, although the enhanced textures for materials such as ice really do stand out. The game renders at around 30fps so is plenty smooth. But when it comes to jaw-dropping shots of mountain ranges and the rest, it’s all about that high resolution.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
As if robot dinosaurs weren’t cool enough on their own, this game also boasts 4K UHD resolution and HDR support. This sandbox action adventure game was the title used to really show off what the PS4 Pro is capable of, so it’s a must own if you want to be blown away by the graphical prowess of a console pushed to its limits.
Gran Turismo Sport
Last but certainly not least, racing fans will really enjoy the crazy-realistic experience of this GT title in beautiful 4K resolution at 60fps. That buttery smooth frame rate is essential for judging every turn, while HDR support means the graphics really shine. Even if you’re not a fan of the unforgiving real-world physics, you’ll simply enjoy staring at those shiny cars in all of their Ultra HD glory.