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Testseek.co.uk have collected 303 expert reviews of the Sony PlayStation 4 and the average rating is 80%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Sony PlayStation 4.
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The editors liked

  • Heaps of top-notch games
  • Can play HDR games (if you have a compatible TV)
  • Finally adds media and app/streaming capabilities absent at launch
  • Holds masses of future potential
  • No one likes to waste power and deal with insane energy bills
  • So it's reassuring to see Sony dialling back the PS4's power consumption. Though the original PS4's looks have become comfortingly familiar
  • The new smaller
  • More reserved design will make it
  • The system is cleanly designed
  • Functional and a downright joy to putter around its interface. Everything is speedy and responsive right from minute one
  • And the interface is full of clever design choices that speed things up. Games begin to install the s
  • Powerful spec
  • Great controller
  • Stylish looks
  • With a superpowered graphics processor and more processing oomph than many gaming PCs
  • The PS4 is capable of stunning visuals and hugely expansive gamesplaying experiences. Its sharing and social experiences add intuitive ways to make you feel a part of a
  • The PlayStation 4 is packed with impressive next-gen features. You can play PS4 games on your PlayStation Vita using the magic of Remote Play
  • Which is really useful if someone is using the TV. The console is constantly buffering the last 15 minutes of gameplay
  • So if you do something amazing
  • It’s easy to upload a clip of it online. While the camera is £50 extra
  • All controllers have Move motion
  • Compact build
  • Plain
  • Subtle design
  • Redesigned DualShock 4 controller is very nice to use
  • Power use is reasonable when gaming
  • Decent performance levels for the money
  • Simple set-up and interface
  • Games look and sound great
  • Good selection of TV
  • Film and music apps
  • Decent AV performance
  • The PlayStation 4 serves up dazzling graphics
  • Runs on a simplified and logical interface and boasts a fantastic controller. It has the upper hand in indie games and can stream a constantly growing list of legacy titles via PlayStation Now. The PS4 makes
  • Great games
  • Good value
  • Improved power efficiency
  • PS Plus still a great deal
  • DualShock 4 better than ever
  • Small and easy to hide out of the way
  • DualShock 4 controller has USB communication
  • Easy to swap out the internal hard drive
  • Capable of HDR gaming
  • Next generation graphics
  • Cheaper than competitors
  • Slick user interface
  • Excellent controller
  • Stunning 1080p gaming for the win
  • Remote Play is brilliant
  • Super-slick and fast operation
  • Compact design
  • Energy efficient
  • Super quiet
  • Powerful hardware hasn't even reached its full potential
  • Much-improved DualShock 4 controller
  • Multitasking allows background downloads
  • Music over games and more
  • Sharing content is simple
  • Justifies owning a Vita
  • Attractive and compact design
  • Great new controller
  • Impressive streaming support
  • Many new features
  • Incredibly quiet
  • Much more energy efficient
  • Looks lovely
  • Easier to expand HDD space

The editors didn't like

  • Media streaming can be fussy
  • 500GB storage insufficient
  • Store download prices often absurdly high
  • No 4K video
  • PS4 Slim and Pro put question mark over this original console
  • When sat next to the Xbox One S
  • Which isn't massively more expensive than the 2016 PlayStation Slim
  • It's hard not to feel a little jealous of Microsoft's machine's 4K Blu-ray player. It's a luxury
  • For sure
  • But it's a future proofed one that may mean t
  • Again
  • We could drill home the point about there not being enough console-exclusive games
  • But there are larger problems to address here. Sony has made it clear that it's branch out or die. To add a new feature every six months or pack it up and call it q
  • Lack of exclusive games
  • Not backwards compatible
  • Media a bit light
  • No DLNA media streaming capabilities from launch. Or CD playback. Or MP3 support. Or 3D Bluray capabilities. Or backwards compatibility with PS3 games
  • Sony now charges for online gameplay through its PlayStation Plus service at £40 a year
  • But as that service offers superb
  • Recently-released games for free every month
  • Including Contrast and Resogun on the PlayStation 4
  • It’s worth paying for. The launch lineup of exclusive games isn’t that strong otherwise
  • It’s difficult to get excited about a new Killzone title
  • While the now-delayed Drivecl
  • Not totally silent when in the UI or playing a Bluray
  • Shiny parts of the casing are prone to scratches
  • Online multiplayer gaming is no longer free
  • Power use a bit on the high side when in the UI or watching a Bluray
  • Multimedi
  • No 3D Blu-ray
  • CD or DLNA support
  • Not as good as a dedicated disc player
  • The Xbox One has a slight edge in non-gaming entertainment features such as streaming content and media portal apps
  • Optical audio removed
  • No 4K Blu
  • Ray player
  • Not the prettiest machine on the market
  • No optical digital audio output
  • A mere 500GB HDD
  • No 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player
  • Lack of A-list titles
  • Camera not included
  • Lack of Alist titles
  • No DLNA - yet
  • 4K games still out of reach
  • Some features look a little underbaked right now
  • Lacks 4K Blu-ray player
  • PS4 Pro launch on the horizon
  • Many features still on the way
  • Like Gaikai streaming games
  • Baffling lack of DLNA and MP3 support
  • Most features require PSN connection
  • PS Plus required for non
  • F2P multiplayer
  • Controller analogue sticks still not durable enough
  • The PS4 Pro makes this a tough sell to dedicated fans

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  Published: 2018-09-27, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • So, it's two category wins each for Microsoft and Sony, with four draws.The Xbox has recently grown into being the multimedia hub that Microsoft always promised, ideal for those who want to switch easily between games, media streaming, Skype, live TV and...

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  Published: 2018-04-25, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Simply based on the number of category wins, the Xbox One is rivalling or even beating the PS4. It has recently grown into being the multimedia hub that Microsoft always promised, ideal for those who want to switch quickly between, or multitask, all the d...

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  Published: 2018-04-23, review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Small and easy to hide out of the way, DualShock 4 controller has USB communication, Easy to swap out the internal hard drive, Capable of HDR gaming
  • Not the prettiest machine on the market, No optical digital audio output, A mere 500GB HDD, No 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player
  • There's little doubt that when viewed on its own terms, with little comparison to rivals or the PS4 Pro, this PlayStation 4 is an excellent games console. It's not pretty but it is capable. And considering Sony currently reigns supreme as the king of cons...

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  Published: 2017-11-20, Author: Lewis , review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • It's a tough choice as the PS4 and Switch are very different, and the decision will depend on your personal preferences: mobile vs home, graphics vs portability, and most importantly, the kinds of games you play.The Switch is slightly more expensive than...

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  Published: 2017-05-10, Author: Devon , review by: devontechsupport.com

  • The system is cleanly designed, functional and a downright joy to putter around its interface. Everything is speedy and responsive right from minute one, and the interface is full of clever design choices that speed things up. Games begin to install the s
  • Again, we could drill home the point about there not being enough console-exclusive games, but there are larger problems to address here. Sony has made it clear that it's branch out or die. To add a new feature every six months or pack it up and call it q
  • We'll say it again: the PlayStation 4 is a great piece of hardware. It's fast, nicely built and has a streamlined philosophy that puts games front and center. And let's not forget the price tag. It was the first console to be priced at £325 and continues...

 
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  Published: 2017-05-09, Author: Devon , review by: devontechsupport.com

  • No one likes to waste power and deal with insane energy bills, so it's reassuring to see Sony dialling back the PS4's power consumption. Though the original PS4's looks have become comfortingly familiar, the new smaller, more reserved design will make it
  • When sat next to the Xbox One S, which isn't massively more expensive than the 2016 PlayStation Slim, it's hard not to feel a little jealous of Microsoft's machine's 4K Blu-ray player. It's a luxury, for sure, but it's a future proofed one that may mean t
  • If you've been patiently waiting for the right time to grab a PS4 console, the hour has come. Affordable, newly-shrunken and with a stonking back catalogue of excellent games, the PS4 Slim is a great entry point into Sony's current gaming world.However, a...

 
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  Published: 2017-03-03, Author: Lewis , review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • It's a tough choice as the PS4 and Switch are very different, and the decision will depend on your personal preferences: mobile vs home, graphics vs portability, and most importantly, the kinds of games you play. The Switch is more expensive than the PS4...

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  Published: 2017-01-30, Author: Lewis , review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • It's a tough choice as the PS4 and Switch are very different, and the decision will depend on your personal preferences: mobile vs home, graphics vs portability, and most importantly, the kinds of games you play. The Switch is more expensive than the PS4...

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  Published: 2016-12-08, review by: knowyourmobile.com

  • Next generation graphics, cheaper than competitors, slick user interface, excellent controller
  • Lack of Alist titles, camera not included
  • If you were desperate to buy a next-generation console it'll likely be sat underneath your TV already. If you're reading this, it's more likely you're undecided on whether to stick with the current generation consoles before more titles are released for...

 
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  Published: 2016-11-23, Author: Lewis , review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • Both the new PS4 and the PS4 Pro offer visual advantages over the angular launch PS4, although that's where the similarities end. Sony's PS4 Pro looks to offer an enhanced gaming experience with higher framerates, increased resolution and higher quality t...

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