The best free PS4 games that you can play in 2021 - Game Gavel (2023)

If you have a PS4 and don’t want to pay a single euro to enjoy great video games, you’re in luck. Sony’s console has a massive catalog of enormous quality games that you can play for free in 2021, besides being able to play with your friends and other people around the world. Free-to-play titles, multiplayer shooters, MMORPG, and much more. We show you which are the best 25 free PS4 games that you can play right now.

Sony launched last November 19 its new PS5 console, the PlayStation family’s leap to the next gen. While there are some PS5 exclusive titles, such as Demon’s Souls Remake, most of the video games released this year can also be played on its previous console, PS4.

The PlayStation 4 players’ community is vast. Many have not yet decided to change consoles and make the leap to the new generation, as Sony’s old-gen machine is still an excellent choice to enjoy exclusives and all kinds of video games. Paperhelp, which is a writing helper company, hosts tournaments during the work break to play various games on the PlayStation 4. They believe that games help develop the abilities of their employees.

If you have a PS4 and do not want to pay a single euro to enjoy incredible experiences, relax because you will find many examples that you can play with your friends and other users for free. Some require a subscription to PS Plus, while others can be played from minute 1 of having the Sony console.

That’s why I show you the 25 best free PS4 games you can play in 2021, with such well-known examples as Call of Duty Warzone or Fortnite and other lesser-known ones like Brawlhalla or Dauntless are. Also, you can play them on PS5 through backward compatibility.


If you like futuristic flight simulators, Dreadnought is a highly recommended option. However, you have to know that it has a sizeable tactical component and that the games, about 10 minutes long, focus on strategy rather than pure and simple action. You can play it alone or with another multiplayer mode, composed of large and intense aerial battles.

Hyper Scape – Battle Royale

A futuristic and groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer shooter in the first person that bets on freneticism and speed. Following the bases of Overwatch, in Hyper Scape, we will have to survive in the city of Neo-Arcadia in 2054 while escaping from various traps, razed areas, and random events voted by the community, such as, for example, infinite ammunition or zero gravity.

Apex Legends

One of the most popular Battle Royale on PS4, developed by Respawn Entertainment. Influenced by Destiny and Titanfall, Apex Legends offers intense futuristic matches with endless weapons, special abilities, various scenarios, and new content every so often. Gather your friends and enjoy the massive community of this ”hero-shooter” set 30 years after Titanfall 2.


Do you like Monster Hunter? Then you must try this Dauntless, a third-person MMORPG whose premise is to team up with your friends and go hunting all kinds of monsters. Upgrade your weapons, get new abilities, study the bestiary and plan your strategy to defeat each enormous creature you’ll find in this vast open world.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2

This fun third-person action game based on the futuristic anime Gundam will delight you if you are a fan of the animated series or if you are not. Control a vast mecha, customize its appearance and weapons, and join your friends to defeat the opposing team, getting skill upgrade points, with which you can improve your mecha from the Gundam universe and make different adjustments to it.

Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters

The legendary Team Ninja fighting saga returns with this free version of Dead or Alive 6, which lets you enjoy online fights and tournaments without paying a single euro, and you can even play a small part of the story mode. Although it has fewer options than the full game, it’s an excellent way to try out the new features of this sixth installment and see if it convinces you while you’ll be giving it all away online.

Rocket League

What would happen if we put together a car game with soccer games? The result is Rocket League, a free-to-play developed by Psyonix that offers intense games that you will enjoy a lot with your friends on PS4.

The goal is to get the ball into the opponent’s goal while driving different cars, fighting against rivals, performing acrobatics, and, of course, pushing the vast ball.

Fortnite Season 5

The free-to-play par excellence of Epic Games is one of the best options to play for free on your PS4. Immerse yourself in its vast maps while trying to survive in its Battle Royale games, either alone or with your friends, and one of the great attractions of its recent Season 5 is that it includes the skin of Kratos (God of War), cosmetics of The Mandalorian, Predator weapons, the skin of Predator and many other references.


If you want a free alternative to Overwatch, this is your game. Paladins Champions of the Realm is a multiplayer first-person shooter that lets you choose between different heroes, each with their abilities. At the same time, we team up with other users to defeat the opposing team. There are various modes, from the typical Team Duel to a Conquest mode of different map areas.


We are talking about the best MOBA for PS4 since League of Legends, or Dota is exclusive to PC. Smite offers you intense matches between two teams of 4 or 5 players, mixing RPG with strategy. As we level up, we will get better skills and collaborate with other people to defeat giant bosses and other enemies. There are some exclusive modes, such as Clash mode, that you will love.

World of Tanks

If you like the Worlds saga simulators, you should know that on PS4, you can join the battlefield of World of Tanks. Get into a massive war tank and plan your strategy to defeat your metallic enemies.

Be careful; although it looks like an action game, the strategy is vital to surviving in this title. It is free, although, with the Premium subscription, you can get exclusive tanks and other improvements.

Path of Exile

This Diablo-influenced RPG is an excellent option if you want a free RPG on PS4. While we wait for its sequel in 2022, Path of Exile offers you a very addictive campaign mode and isometric view multiplayer matches that mix the RPG strategy genre. Level up, improve your skills, collaborate with other players, and live this great adventure on the dangerous island of Path of Exile.


The frantic and free-to-play come together in Warframe, a third-person action RPG with shooter dyes that puts you in the shoes of a Tenno, descendant of a race of warriors who will have to measure themselves against other factions in these intense battles. Warframe has many expansions, but the base game of Digital Extremes offers many missions that support up to 4 players online, so do not hesitate.

Let It Die

Climb the giant tower that has become the city of Tokyo in the year 2026 while you raze waves of enemies, improve your skills and plan your strategies with your friends. Let It Die is an action RPG based on Dark Souls, which will make you sweat ink, as users who have died in the game come back to haunt you… so keep that in mind as you advance floor by floor in the game.

Fallout Shelter

Bethesda complemented the launch of Fallout 4 with this exciting Fallout Shelter, a simulator of life in the Vaults of this post-apocalyptic world. In Fallout Shelter, we will have to manage our shelter, take care of its inhabitants, allocate resources such as water, food, energy to each section, and contain different threats of the wasteland. It seems simple, but it is a very addictive game.


While there is no Super Smash Bros Ultimate on PS4, the fun Brawlhalla is the closest thing. It’s a fighting game focused on 1v1 and 2v2, or all versus all, combat, with single-player mode and support for online matches with crossplay between different platforms. It features many unique characters but also references to Tomb Raider, Adventure Time, or Rayman.

We HappyFew: Uncle Jack Live VR

This promotional free trial of We Happy Few is an excellent opportunity to discover the PS VR game. We will control a producer of a TV show who has to select which news to broadcast and which not, and depending on our decisions, we can deceive the population or revolt against a corrupt government. If you have the PS VR peripheral, we recommend you try it.


Red Dead Online’s free alternative is this Vigor, a third-person multiplayer shooter that places us in a dystopian Norway. We will be able to explore this open world, build shelters, forge alliances, and face all kinds of threats and enemies while surviving in this lonely universe. Its creators are preparing a next-gen version for PS5, to be released later this year.


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