Discover The Creators: Hermen Hulst’s Top 6 PS4 Games

Hey Everyone! I’m excited to talk about a new editorial program we’re running at PlayStation Store, which you may have already seen if you’ve visited the store recently. Discover The Creators is a new program where we’re asking our favorite game creators and personalities to curate a list of their favorite PS4 games. On most of these lists, we’ve placed a title that each personality is known for in order to help anchor anyone who may not be familiar with their work.

For our inaugural entry, we caught up with Guerrilla Games’ Hermen Hulst to tell us how he picked each of the games that landed on his all-time favorite PS4 games list. Also, because Guerilla Games is among the best in the business when it comes to designing captivating games that push the boundaries of PlayStation’s graphical capabilities, we asked Hermen to make a bonus list of titles that feature the platform’s most beautiful graphics and immersive worlds. You’ll find that at the bottom of this post.

Discover The Creators is available for US and Canadian shoppers to browse for now, but we’re looking to expand regional availability in the future as well as introduce other curational initiatives to help you discover games from PS Store’s robust catalog. Hit the comments to let us know which creators you’d like to see lists from in the future, and keep an eye on PlayStation Store in the coming weeks for more collections — as well as PlayStation.Blog for their accompanying game-by-game commentary.

“Below is a small selection of PlayStation 4 games that have a special place in my heart – either for their unique game worlds, audiovisual excellence, intense action gameplay, or clever scares.”
— Hermen Hulst, Guerrilla Games


Hermen’s All Time Favorite PS4 Titles


Discover the Creators: Hermen Hulst

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

A high water mark for the action adventure genre, A Thief’s End combines excellent pacing with stunning scenery and a fresh, compelling story.

The Last Guardian

Few games manage to provoke an emotional response from me the way Ueda-san’s do. The Last Guardian is a work of art that will stay with me for a long, long time.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Hideo Kojima’s parting shot for the franchise is the best stealth-action game I’ve ever played, bar none. A celebration of everything that makes Metal Gear great.

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Inside

Dark and unsettling yet extremely well-crafted, Inside is a puzzle platformer that has managed to keep me awake at night – even after I finished the game.

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Until Dawn

A pitch-perfect take on the teen slasher genre, Until Dawn’s many twists and scares kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Street Fighter V

By no means do I consider myself a Street Fighter wiz, but the fact that my Juri beat Hideo Kojima’s Chun-Li means this game will forever be on my list of PS4 favorites.

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PS4 Games with Beautiful Worlds

“PlayStation 4 has no shortage of titles featuring beautifully realized game worlds, but these had me so engaged I almost couldn’t bear to leave after I’d completed the story.”


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Hideo Kojima departs from the Metal Gear franchise on a high note, delivering what I feel is the best installment in the series – and the best stealth action game, period.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Naughty Dog managed to exceed my already high expectations with A Thief’s End, which set a new benchmark for graphical excellence on the PlayStation 4 platform.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher series has a deserved reputation for superb storytelling and well-rounded characters, and Wild Hunt is no exception. Even its side quests are highly captivating.

The Last Guardian

Fumito Ueda’s unparalleled craftsmanship and eye for detail have brought about a unique gaming experience that manages to feel restrained and grandiose at once.

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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV offers a road trip through a majestic open world, and like any good road trip it made me care deeply for my travel companions. A beautiful, heartfelt journey.

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 delivers a deeply engrossing (and often darkly humorous) vision of a post-apocalyptic future, one that has kept me entertained for weeks on end.

Bloodborne

This may sound strange, but in many ways the canals and alleyways of Yharnam reminded me of Amsterdam – a much more grim version of Amsterdam, obviously, but no less rewarding to explore.

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Head over to PlayStation Store now to browse Hermen’s full list, as well as picks curated by Shuhei Yoshida, Yoshinori Ono, the team at Supergiant Games, and more.

Discover the Creators at PlayStation Store

Hermen Hulst // Co-founder & Managing Director of Guerrilla Games

Shuhei Yoshida // President, PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Siobhan Reddy // Co-founder & Studio Director of Media Molecule

Sid Shuman // PlayStation Social Media Director

Supergiant Games // Creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre

Tom Happ // Sole Developer of Axiom Verge

Teddy Lee // Designer of Rogue Legacy

Drinkbox Studios // Makers of Severed and Guacamelee!

kokoromi collective // Creators of SuperHyperCube

CAPY // Developers of Super Time Force Ultra & collaborators on #Sworcery

Double Eleven // Makers of Goat Simulator and Prison Architect on console

Mark Essen // Creative Director of Nidhogg

Playdead Developer Team // Creators of Limbo and Inside

Koshi Nakanishi // Director of Resident Evil 7 biohazard

Yoshinori Ono // Executive Producer of the Street Fighter series

Psyonix // Creators of Rocket League

Business Division 2 // Makers of Final Fantasy XV