There are a lot of great games on the PlayStation 4, but not everybody has the time to play them. Some people can only spend a limited amount of time playing video games.
For those that want to have a great gaming experience but don’t have dozens, or in some cases, hundreds, of hours to play, they may want to find shorter games. There are some that are incredibly fun and enjoyed by many, despite being so short that they can be beaten in one sitting.
10 Firewatch Features Wilderness Wandering
Firewatch is an adventure game developed by Campo Santo that released on February 9, 2016. In it, players control a lookout named Henry as they explore Shoshone National Forest and discover mysteries there. Players can also make multiple decisions that impact some parts of the game. Though some fans didn’t like the ending, it sold millions of copies and won over a dozen awards. According to HowLongToBeat, players can beat the main game in just four hours and complete everything in five.
9 Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture Has Players Exploring An Empty Town
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a walking simulator developed by The Chinese Room. It came out on August 11, 2015. After the citizens of a village called Yaughton disappeared, players have to explore the village and find out what happened to them. The plot has a lot of interesting mysteries, the graphics are beautiful, and the soundtrack is amazing. According to HowLongToBeat, players cancomplete the main story within four and a half hours, while doing everything else the game has to offer could take up to nine hours.
8 Limbo Features A Frightening World
Limbo is a puzzle and 2D platformer game that originally came out on July 21, 2010, but wouldn’t be available on the PS4 until February 24, 2015. It was developed by Playdead. The player follows a young boy who is trying to find his sister and survive in a dark and moody world.
Many fans liked it for its unique art style and atmosphere. According to HowLongToBeat, players can complete the main story in three and a half hours, while it may take up to six and a half hours to do everything that the game has to offer.
7 The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Is A Great Mystery
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a walking simulator with horror and puzzle elements developed by The Astronauts and released on September 28, 2014. It wouldn’t come onto the PS4 until July 15, 2015. Players control Paul Prospero, an investigator that searches for the eponymous Ethan Carter after he goes missing. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has a lot of mysteries that the player needs to uncover as they learn secrets about both Ethan and Paul. According to HowLongToBeat, players can beat the main story in four hours, while completing everything takes four and a half.
6 The Unfinished Swan Has A Beautiful Style
The Unfinished Swan is an adventure game developed by both Giant Sparrow and Santa Monica Studio. It originally came out on October 23, 2012, and was released on the PS4 two years later. In The Unfinished Swan, players control a boy named Monroe that goes into a painting world as he chases after a swan that his mother began painting but never got to finish. Players get to explore interesting environments with a unique art style. According to HowLongToBeat, it takes two and a half hours to beat the main story while it takes four hours to complete everything the game has to offer.
5 Journey Is About The Trip, Not The Destination
Journey is an adventure game that originally released on March 13, 2012, but wouldn’t come to the PS4 until July 21, 2015. It was developed by both Thatgamecompany and Santa Monica Studio. In the game, players control a Wayfarer as they travel towards a mountain. Throughout the game, they can meet other players and work with them to achieve their goal. However, as the title suggests, Journey is all about the adventure and not the destination. There is a lot to explore on the way to the mountain that keeps players engaged. According to HowLongToBeat, players can finish the main story in two hours and complete everything in five and a half.
4 A Way Out Is A Great Co-op Experience
Before Hazelight Studios made It Takes Two, which won Game of the Year at the 2021 Game Awards, they worked on A Way Out. It is an action-adventure game that requires two people to play and came out on March 23, 2018.
The players control two prisoners that team up in order to break out of jail. It had a great story with an unforgettable ending. According to HowLongToBeat, it takes six hours to beat the main story while it takes seven hours to complete everything.
3 Bendy And The Ink Machine Pits An Artists Creations Against Him
Bendy and the Ink Machine is a horror game that was developed by Kindly Beast and was originally released in multiple chapters. All of the chapters were released on the PS4 at once on November 20, 2018. Players control a man named Henry who returns to Joey Drew Studios, where he used to work. There, he encounters real versions of the characters he drew, but they now try to kill him. Players need to find a way out of Joey Drew Studios while avoiding Henry’s creations. According to HowLongToBeat, players can beat the main story in four and a half hours and complete everything it offers in ten and a half hours.
2 Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Has An Unexpected Twist
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is a visual novel with horror elements. The original game came out on September 22, 2017, but the enhanced version that is available on PS4 was released on June 30, 2021. In the game, players control a boy that joins his school’s literature club. After bonding with the other students there, things take a turn for the worse. It has a lot of interesting plot twists and the enhanced version adds a lot more content to understand the backstory of the girls in the club. According to HowLongToBeat, the main story takes players four and a half hours to beat and fourteen hours to complete everything in the game.
1 What Remains Of Edith Finch Is A Deeply Somber Story
What Remains of Edith Finch is considered by many fans to be the best walking simulator ever made. Developed by Giant Sparrow, it was released on April 25, 2017. Players control a girl named Edith as she returns to her childhood home, where they get to learn how each of her relatives died. It has one of the saddest and most beautiful stories in any game ever made and the gameplay is very unique. According to HowLongToBeat, players can finish the main story in two hours while it takes three to complete everything.
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