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Blaskowicz throws a hatchet into a Nazi's head
Blaskowicz throws a hatchet into a Nazi's head (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

The action genre, by definition, includes a multitude of varying styles. The most defining characteristic, however, is fast-paced, frenetic gameplay. Thankfully for those looking for some action, the PS4 has a ton of fantastic games in the genre to offer, accrued over the years of the console's lifecycle, and even some stretching into the newest generation. Here are some of the best PS4 action games available right now.

Action packed adventures await on PS4

There are a vast amount of fantastic action games available on the PS4, to the point that it's nearly impossible to list them all. Highlights include new titles from beloved franchises like DOOM (opens in new tab), and newer entries to fan-favorites from this decade, like Spider-Man: Miles Morales (opens in new tab), giving you a chance to experience some next-gen games without upgrading.

If you want to try something new and original, explore the world of Horizon Zero Dawn (opens in new tab). You can also enjoy some mythological thrills in God of War (opens in new tab). Whatever kind of thrills you're seeking, one of these games will deliver some fast-paced fun.