You now have a PS4 Pro, or planning on getting one, but what are the best PS4 Pro games? It is a tough one to really nail down as dozens of titles have been patched to support PS4 Pro, but some better than others. Many of them also support HDR, which is High Dynamic Range and reduces black levels and light levels to produce the most realistic lighting ever seen on TV.
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With all this technical jargon behind the PS4 Pro, we are here to give you our list of the best looking PS4 Pro games, and what resolution they run on, and how they make use of HDR.
Best PS4 Pro Games
Ratchet and Clank
Resolution: 3840×2160 (4K)
Ratchet and Clank has to be at the top of our list when it comes to PS4 Pro games and how the console uses the extra boost in performance to enhance visual fidelity. The game already looked fantastic on the standard PS4 in full 1080p, but on the PS4 Pro, the game has been boosted to full native 4K, being upscaled using a method called “Temporal Injection”.
The game looks like something straight out of a Pixar film now with the 4K resolution. It also makes great use of HDR, and this brings the world to life like never before. Environments are realistically lit, and dark levels look and feel like they should. It is one of the best PS4 Pro games, and the best looking PS4 Pro game you can get on the console.
Final Fantasy XV
Resolution: 3840×2160| 1920×1080 (Enhanced Visual Mode)
Final Fantasy XV is one of the best looking games of 2016. Its massive open world and rich flora and fauna that fills every location bring the world to life. Whether you are exploring the molten mountains, or weaving through the dense, foggy swamp. On the PS4 Pro, the game looks fantastic. HDR fills the world with realistic lighting, that adds a new layer of visual fidelity to the game. It also has two rendering modes that go from a 1440p mode to a 1080p mode that enhances visuals, with a lower resolution.
Regardless of what mode you choose, the game looks great, but there are a few tweaks here and there that changes the overall visual experience. The 1080p enhanced mode, opts for sharper shadows, greater draw distances, and sharper textures. While the 1440p mode, takes the game’s beautiful world, and upscales it to a higher resolution.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
Resolution: 3840×2560 | 1920x1080p (Enhanced Mode)
The Elder Scrolls Online has been through some major changes on the PS4 Pro since the console’s release. The game has two modes – full 4K mode, and 1080p Enhanced Mode. The 4K mode has stayed the same, but the 1080p mode has changed drastically. At first, the mode just added water reflections to the game, but since then these have been removed, and instead a more colourful palette has been added, along with ambient occlusion. HDR has also been added to the game, to bring down the intense brightness and bring the world to life with realistic lighting,
Although the 4K mode does not look as great as the 1080p mode, it also benefits from the HDR, but loses the ambient occlusion. Either way, the game is a massive improvement all-round on the PS4 Pro compared to the standard PS4. This is one of the must-have PS4 Pro games for all RPG fans out there.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted looks fantastic as it is. Its beautiful settings and locations, and magnificent cinematics, are a testament to gaming. On the PS4 Pro, however, the game gets a boost in visuals and resolution, as well as superb HDR support. Although it is not reaching a full 4K, 1800p is pretty close for a game with such rich visuals.
We then have the multiplayer that has been boosted from 900p on the standard PS4, all the way to full 1080p on the PS4 Pro. As the game plays in 60FPS in multiplayer, this is a pretty big change, and really adds to the game’s great intense action in the PvP.
The Last of Us Remastered
For a game that is 4 years old, you have to respect just how great The Last of Us looks on the PS4 Pro. Rendering in full native 4K, 60FPS, and with HDR support added in, the game is the full visual package we always dreamed of. Everything that the PS4 Pro stands for, is realized in the game’s beauty.
Very few games have managed to achieve a full native 4K resolution, while maintaining 60FPS, and HDR, so we have to take our hats off to Naughty Dog for optimizing the game in such a spectacular way.
So there you have our best PS4 Pro games we have played on the console. What PS4 Pro games have you been jamming? Let us know in the comments below.