With Sony’s rather notorious but still rather vaguely defined opposition to sexy video games on their platforms — a far cry from the good old days of the Vita, to be sure — the PlayStation 4 may not be the first place you’d look for some saucy funtimes.
But remember that it wasn’t always this way; back when the PlayStation 4 launched in particular, Sony was still in full on Vita lewd mode, so allowed a lot of stuff that developers and publishers probably wouldn’t get away with today. And on top of that, a number of sexy video games have sort of… slipped through the net when Sony weren’t looking over the years, often mostly intact.
So with all you perverts continually coming back to this site for our list of the 10 best sexy games on Nintendo Switch, I thought it was probably high time we did the same for PlayStation 4. So let’s get things started! In no particular order…
Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash
While this might initially appear to be a spinoff to the long-running series of shinobi-centric sexy video games, its narrative actually forms part of the mainline story — and even teases Senran Kagura 7even during its conclusion. Now, at this point it’s questionable as to whether or not we’ll ever see Senran Kagura 7even, but at least we’ll have that Neptunia x Senran Kagura crossover game to enjoy in the meantime — as well as the excellent Senran Kagura games that are already on the platform, of which this is one.
Peach Beach Splash eschews the hack-and-slash combat of the rest of the mainline series in favour of frantic arcade-style third-person shooting action with water guns. The action is fast, furious and an absolute ton of fun, providing strong classic Sega vibes at times, particularly with its cheery music and bombastic presentation.
There’s a multiplayer mode that probably doesn’t see much action these days, but there’s a whole bunch of single-player stuff to enjoy, too — and this will keep you busy for a good long while if you want to collect and upgrade all the cards and playable characters. Definitely one of the most enjoyable games in the series as a whole, and one of the best sexy video games out there.
Senran Kagura Burst Re;Newal
Yes, it’s another Senran Kagura game, but this one’s worth including separately because it’s a completely different type of game to Peach Beach Splash — and a solid retelling of the story first seen in the original Senran Kagura 3DS games.
Offering the series’ trademark frantic hack-and-slash gameplay that provides both “one versus a thousand” horde battles and one-on-one arena combat, Senran Kagura Burst Re;Newal represents the most refined form of the series’ mechanics to date, featuring helpful danger telegraphs and some well-implemented special moves. Satisfying progression and a ton of challenges to tackle means this has plenty of longevity — and the DLC storylines help link the original Senran Kagura narrative to the more recent “second timeline” installments, too.
The PlayStation 4 version sadly excised the “intimacy” mode in which you could interact directly with the girls in various distinctly provocative ways, but don’t let that mode’s absence put you off playing what is otherwise one of the best sexy video games on PS4 — particularly as it has an awesome limited edition that you might still be able to find a copy of if you’re quick about it!
Pick up Burst Re;Newal from the PlayStation Store.
Punch Line is one of those sexy video games that surprises a lot of people when they learn a little more about it. I mean, sure, the core concept sounds stupid — you play a ghost who will blow up the world if he sees too many panties — but take into account that this game was composed by Kotaro “Zero Escape” Uchikoshi and you’ll realise that all is most certainly not what it seems here.
Providing a combination of visual novel storytelling, adventure game-style investigations and silly prank-playing, Punch Line is one of the most memorable sexy video games out there — and one well worth exploring for yourself if you haven’t yet let it haunt you with its distinctive charms!
Bullet Girls Phantasia
This is, without a doubt, one of the lewdest sexy video games you’ll ever play that never actually descends into complete nudity or explicit sexual activity. It comes pretty damn close, though; its “drilling” sequences (ostensibly the girls training one another to resist interrogation) are some of the most erotic scenes you’ll ever see on the PlayStation 4 — which, of course, means, if you want to play it in English, you need to import it from Asia, because we couldn’t possibly have that sort of sick filth on European and American store shelves, could we?
Lewdness aside, Bullet Girls Phantasia is actually a damn good game, too, combining satisfying third-person horde shooting action with deep RPG-style progression, lots of playable characters, tons of collectible weapons and an interesting story to follow through. And no, you don’t need any familiarity with the Japan-only earlier installments in the Bullet Girls series to enjoy this one; it was designed as something of a “soft reboot” for newcomers joining the series for the first time.
Grab Bullet Girls Phantasia from Play-Asia. Hey, that rhymes.
Kandagawa Jet Girls
What does the creator of Senran Kagura get up to when he’s not making Senran Kagura? He makes other sexy video games about large playable casts of attractive young women trying to prove that they’re better than one another, only this time they do it on jetskis rather than with a variety of sharp and pointy implements.
Kandagawa Jet Girls is an enjoyable racing game that combines Wave Race-style jetski racing with Mario Kart Double Dash-style combat — and in typical Kenichiro Takaki tradition it features a cast of heroines who are both absurdly sexy and very well characterised. Like Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash, don’t expect much from the multiplayer modes these days — but there’s plenty to do for the solo player, too.
Date A Live Rio Reincarnation
While Date A Live was familiar to a lot of western anime fans for quite some time, many people assumed that we’d never see any of the games in the west. Thankfully, Idea Factory International proved us wrong in 2019 by releasing Date A Live Rio Reincarnation, a PlayStation 4 collection of not only the two Date A Live games that originally released on PlayStation 3, but also a brand new episode to enjoy. Truly, our cup runneth over with sexy video games. (Just don’t ask what it’s filled with.)
The Date A Live games, which feature gorgeous artwork from Neptunia artist Tsunako, are a great example of the sort of visual novel it’s best to go into relatively blind, so we’ll refrain from any spoilers for now — suffice to say that if you’ve seen the amount of fanart there is of certain characters from the series, you’ll recognise that its various installments are very well regarded with good reason!
Gal*Gun Double Peace
Gal*Gun surely needs no introduction at this point, but on the offchance you’re unfamiliar, Gal*Gun Double Peace was the first title in the series to see a western localisation, thanks to a joint effort between Matt Papa from developer Inti Creates and publisher PQube. Combining elements of stat-based dating sim with arcade-style mechanics more commonly associated with lightgun shooters, Gal*Gun Double Peace is an intensely memorable game that is full of amusing setpieces, loveable characters and a surprisingly compelling story.
It’s one of the most beloved sexy video games of all time thanks to the sheer amount of heart that has been put into the game. Inti Creates, best known for their retro-style pixel art platformers, know how to make a mechanically solid game and write a good story — and they didn’t skimp on either side of things just because Gal*Gun Double Peace is a “fanservice” game. If you’re yet to jump into the series, this is a great place to start — and then you can explore Gal*Gun 2 and Gal*Gun Returns, too!
If you’re fortunate enough to have a PlayStation VR headset, Bandai Namco’s three Summer Lesson titles are some subtly sexy video games that are very much worth your time. Casting you in the role of a private tutor for one of three lovely girls, the Summer Lesson games challenge you to set up a suitable schedule to ensure that your charge ends up with the grades she deserves — perhaps with an opportunity to get a little bit more friendly on the side. Professionalism be damned.
The use of stereoscopic VR for the games provides an incredible sense of “presence” to the characters, and the creators of Summer Lesson know exactly what a spine-tingling sensation of virtual intimacy this can produce. Naturally, the games provide every possible opportunity for you to get up close and personal with your charges — never actually crossing the line into anything truly inappropriate, mind, I should probably add. Sometimes the possibility of something is more thrilling than it actually happening, after all.
Summer Lesson is available in English, but only as an Asian physical release. You can pick up the original “Hikari Miyamoto” game from Play-Asia here, or the Allison Snow and Chisato Shinjo double pack here.
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online
It took a while for the “action Neptunia” spinoff series to truly find its feet and distinguish itself as something that felt like more than “Senran Kagura, but Neptunia” — not that there’s anything wrong with that. But Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online really nailed it with its field and dungeon exploration, amusing parodies of MMO, isekai anime and sexy video games tropes, and its solid action RPG combat. Multiple playable characters mean you can enjoy the game as you see fit, and plenty of optional side stories and quests will keep you busy for a while. Plus there’s multiplayer — though probably best to pre-arrange a session with friends for this one.
Okay, it’s got possibly the longest load time we’ve ever seen since the days of the ZX Spectrum and there’s a dungeon based on Unreal Engine that seemingly deliberately sends your PS4’s fans into overdrive, but this really is a highlight of Neptunia’s recent output. Especially if you’re a fan of Nepgear x Uni. And who isn’t?
Omega Quintet was one of the first sexy video games to release on PlayStation 4, along with one of the first RPGs in general for the system. It was also a noteworthy release from Compile Heart’s “Galapagos RPG” project, where they intended to put out unapologetically “Japanese” games worldwide, and sod what anyone else thought. The result is a highly enjoyable and unusual game that combines elements of idol anime and post-apocalyptic sci-fi, features several of the best RPG battle themes you’ll ever hear, and still finds time for a bit of fanservice.
Omega Quintet is noteworthy for its unusual combat system, which places a strong emphasis on showmanship rather than “efficiency”, and also features a completely optional feature where you can make your own music videos for the main cast to perform their various songs. While a little rough around the edges compared to some more recent games, it’s definitely one of Compile Heart’s most interesting games, and well worth taking the time to explore.
Omega Quintet is available on the PlayStation Store, or in physical form direct from Idea Factory International.
Those are our picks — what are yours? Here’s hoping that one day Sony comes to its senses and starts encouraging this sort of thing again; in the meantime, of course, there’s always the Switch, the true successor to the Vita.
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