Fancy playing something casual, where the only goal is to beat your previous score? An endless runner game might be for you.
Endless runners might be more popular on mobile, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a decent amount of them on PS4. Their goal is simple: endless runner games challenge players to run as far as they can while avoiding obstacles and collecting power-ups.
We’ve rounded up six games that represent the best of the endless runner genre on PS4. Whether you’re looking for a classic arcade-style endless runner like Jetpack Joyride or a more atmospheric and immersive experience like Corridor Z, there’s something for everyone on this list. So if you’re ready to test your reflexes and see how far you can run, give one of these endless runners on PS4 a try.
1. Jetpack Joyride
Ah, a classic that never gets old: we absolutely love Jetpack Joyride. Here, you take control of Barry, a hapless dude equipped with a jetpack. It’s your job to guide him through a facility, dodging obstacles and collecting coins as he goes. With its colourful graphics and catchy soundtrack, Jetpack Joyride is a undoubtedly one of the best endless runners on PS4 if you’re looking for mindless fun.
2. Corridor Z
For players who prefer their endless runners on PS4 a little more… scary, look no further than Corridor Z. This is a unique take on the genre, combining elements of survival horror and action. Corridor Z sees you take on the role of a high school student trying to escape from a zombie invasion. There’s a number of environments available, starting with a high school, and you’ll have to navigate a series of ever-turning corridors as you shoot off endless hordes of zombies.
3. Top Run
Endless runners on PS4 don’t come much more colourful and delightful than Top Run. Inspired by 1980s cartoons and films, this arcade-style runner sees you run through a neon-drenched world. You’ll collect pixels as you go, which act as a currency for upgrades, and you’ll need to avoid obstacles and take out enemies along the way. A varied mix of power-ups helps keep the action fun. Honestly, we just can’t get enough of this one.
4. Shred It
Without a doubt, Shred It is the most adorable endless runner on PS4 on this list. This snowboarding game has a beautiful papercraft style, and a cast of characters that you’ll instantly fall in love with. Just look at them! Look how adorable they are! Each run will take you through various stages of a downhill slope, with obstacles to avoid and leaves to collect. With a much calmer vibe than other endless runners on this list, it’s a game you’ll undoubtedly keep going back to whenever you want to relax.
5. Alto Collection
When it comes to value for money, Alto Collection is undoubtedly one of the best endless runners on PS4. Why? Well, it’s two games in one: Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey. Both games have the same premise: they challenge players to get as far as they can over a series of beautiful 2D environments. As always, you’ll need to jump over obstacles and collect coins as you progress, and each time you play you’ll be hoping to get just that bit further.
Read our review of Alto Collection
6. Race the Sun
In Race the Sun, you take control of a solar-powered craft. Your goal is a little different from other endless runners: here, you need to race against the sun setting. Power-ups you collect can delay the inevitable, but once the sun sets, you’re out of power. With a unique, minimalist art style, Race the Sun is unlike any other game on this list of best endless runners on PS4, but it stands out for all the right reasons.