It's fair to say that, five years after its launch back in 2013, there are currently loads of great games to play on Sony's PlayStation 4 console. Not only does the console boast an impressive lineup of first party games that are exclusive to the PS4, but there are also hundreds of fantastic third party titles to be enjoyed. If you find the amount of choices overwhelming, or the price draining your wallet, then you'll be pleased to learn that Sony has officially announced PlayStation Hits, a lineup of quality titles at a very affordable price.

Great games, great prices

The lineup, which includes critically-acclaimed releases such as "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End," "The Last of Us: Remastered," and "Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Edition," will all be available for the very reasonable price of just $19.99 starting on June 28. The launch lineup will consist of 15 games for the US and 14 in Canada. These titles will all bear the PlayStation Hits banner atop their box art and will feature red packaging rather than standard blue. The games will be available at participating stores across North America. The prices will also be dropped for the games on the PlayStation Store.

The lineup

The initial lineup of games selected to be part of PlayStation Hits consists of both first-party and third-party titles.

The first-party roster includes "The Last of Us: Remastered," "Bloodborne," "Infamous: Second Son," "Killzone: Shadow Fall," "LittleBigPlanet 3," "DriveClub," "Ratchet and Clank," "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End," "Yakuza 0," and "Yakuza Kiwami." The third-party line-up consists of "Battlefield 4," "Doom," "Project CARS." "Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Edition," and "Street Fighter 5." No doubt the roster of games will increase over time but that's certainly plenty to choose from for now.

Sony's greatest hits

Sony has a history of re-packaging the most critically-acclaimed games released on its consoles ever since the launch of the original PlayStation. Top-tier games were re-released on the PS1 and PS2 under the name Platinum and PS3 games were branded Essentials. The only Sony console not given a lineup of top-tier games was the PlayStation Vita, due to the lackluster sales and sparse lineup of quality games.

It's not surprising to see Sony follow this trend with the best the PS4 has to offer but it will no doubt give gamers a chance to catch up on great games they've missed out on without breaking the bank. Given the large amount of highly successful games released on the PS4 recently, we'll no doubt see this lineup expand sooner rather than later.