Digital copies of video games today have made collecting physical video games more difficult these days. Many game companies offer digital exclusive copies at a very reasonable rate making their games very affordable. However, there are still plenty of PS4 games that continue to be sold as physical copies.
Most of them are slowly becoming prized items. Many of these copies have pretty hefty price tags, making them some of the most expensive PS4 games in history. Continue reading below to check out the 10 most expensive PS4 games ever.
Xeodrifter was originally released for another gaming console called the Nintendo 3DS. It was later on ported to the Wii U and soon found its way to the PlayStation 4 a few years later. It was a very surprising feat that an indie platformer game gained a lot of attraction simply for its retro graphics and gameplay.
When it arrived on the PS4, there were only 2,300 physical copies of the game. This meant that people were expecting it to be a collector’s game and it became one after it sold out. Up to this day, many players are still on the lookout for Xeodrifter to be available on the market.
While you may be able to check its availability on many platforms, the game is currently priced at around $95. This is already quite expensive for a game developed by a relatively unknown indie company but the game had very good word of mouth popularity. This alone drove the game’s price up in the market making it one of the most expensive PS4 games ever.
Gravity Rush Remastered
Oftentimes, remastered games always come out in digital form since they allow developers to patch different updates and bug fixes to the game. When Gravity Rush was announced to be remastered and released for the PlayStation 4, fans of the game went rabid.
The game follows the character Kat who is an amnesiac and can control gravity as she tries to uncover her past while also helping people against the mysterious Nevi. The remaster gained a lot of popular reviews and at the time, the developers only wanted to release the game digitally.
Amazon swooped in and wanted to release a few physical copies of the game. The physical copy was so popular that in 2017, it was priced at around $110 and that was a while ago. Who knows how much it’s currently valued at today.
Strafe is a retro-themed first-person shooter game that paid homage to the classic 90s FPS games like Doom and Quake. This alone made the game very exciting to play especially for those who want the nostalgic experience.
As a crowdfunded game, Strafe was able to reach a large budget for it to be properly developed. The game was released with only 2,000 physical copies so you won’t be able to get your hands on the game anytime soon.
The game was so well-reviewed and the fans were rallying for more physical copies of the game. This forced the company that made the game to release 1,000 more copies. All physical copies sold out immediately but if you were to find one, you’ll most likely be able to purchase it for around $125.
The original Rez game came out a few decades ago through Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. It was very popular during that time. However, the musical rail-shooter took 16 years to develop a sequel. Many of the game’s fans waited for a long time for a sequel to be released.
In 2016, Rez Infinite was released alongside a limited number of physical copies of the game. The digital copies dominated the charts but the physical copies became a prized artifact for many of the game’s avid fans.
The game continuously released more updates but it was in December of 2020 that the developers released the final version of Rez Infinite. The physical copy of the game is currently sold on many different platforms with a price tag of up to $160.
Retro City Rampage DX
From the name itself, Retro City Rampage DX was a game that was trying to tickle your nostalgia. It was an instant hit when it was released way back in 2012.
With its late 80s and early 90s aesthetics, Retro City Rampage DX, better known as RDX, also had very good gameplay which made it even more of a fan favorite. The game released 3,300 copies but was split between the PS4 and the PS Vita. This ultimately became a problem for anyone who wanted a copy of the game, especially for their PS4.
The limited copies were immediately sold and if you were to find a second-hand copy of the game, it will be priced around $175. RDX is a relatively old game by today’s standards but that doesn’t stop the fans from trying to find a copy of it.
The Coma Recut
The Coma is a side-scrolling horror game that was released in 2015. What made this game very interesting is that it doesn’t feature any form of combat. Instead, players will have to find creative ways to hide from enemies to avoid getting killed.
A few years later, the game was remastered and was called The Coma Recut Limited Edition. Players around the world waited for the physical copy of the remastered game to be released and sold worldwide.
However, only 2,000 copies were released. If you’re lucky enough, you can find a physical copy of the game through eBay which is usually priced around $190 to $220.
Gryphon Knight Epic
Imagine a knight riding a gryphon to save a kingdom. Gryphon Knight Epic might have a very simple plot but the graphics and the gameplay are nothing to look down on. This side-scrolling action-adventure game is one of the best in the genre.
The gameplay is very technical and each level brings something new to the game. It’s a feat that most indie companies can only dream of accomplishing which is why the game was released with only 999 physical copies. This made the game very exclusive and hard to find even when it was released.
However, those who were able to get a copy will always treasure this game for life. You can always try to search for second-hand copies of the game but be sure to prepare around $200 or even more to get one.
Saturday Morning RPG
Saturday Morning RPG takes a lot of inspiration from the Saturday morning cartoon shows of the 80s. The fact that the game was released with only 1,980 copies made it even more interesting.
The game’s publisher Limited Run Games made sure that there were only this exact amount of copies released to make the game highly exclusive.
This RPG was the first PS4 game that was ever released by the indie company and they wanted to make a splash in the scene hence the limited availability of their highly-acclaimed game. If you were to find one, be sure to shell out at least $200 for a physical copy of the game.
Tamashii is another game from indie company Limited Run Games. This PS4 game is based on some of the most obscure Japanese games from the 80s and 90s. Surprisingly, there were game blogs that mentioned Tamashii wasn’t going to be released with a physical copy of the game.
It wasn’t until people were able to receive the physical copy of the game that they realized that the news was true. Limited Run Games truly knows how to maneuver their way with their audience by not only developing solid games but also releasing them with such fanfare.
Tamashii only had around 90 physical copies. This makes it one of the rarest games to find and if you were to discover one, the current price for a copy is around $650 or maybe even more.
Finally, we reach one of the most expensive and also the rarest game ever released on the PS4. Poop Slinger, as ridiculous as the name of the game might sound, was released and sold only 84 physical copies out of the 1,000 that were produced. Its developer partnered with Limited Rare Games to release the physical copies of the game.
The developer emulated Limited Run Games which was already known as one of the few companies that often release limited runs with their games. What’s cool and funny about this game is that it was slated for release on April 1, 2019.
This ultimately led players to believe that it was an April Fool’s joke, especially with its preposterous title. However, the game ended up being legitimately released and people were scouring the Internet and the rest of the world for physical copies of the game. Today, the game can be purchased on eBay for $6,000.
There are thousands of games that are available to play on the PlayStation 4 but there are rare well-made games that you’ll surely want to collect. It’s one of the most prized possessions that you’ll ever get if you’re able to grab one of these expensive and rare PS4 games.