Want to know what to get for your PlayStation 4? Start with these, the best games you can buy!
The PS4 has a ton of great titles available, but we all have a limited amount of time (and money) so we can’t just aimlessly pick games. That’s why we have a list of fantastic choices for you to check out if you’re looking for something new to play on your PlayStation 4.
1. Far Cry 5
While the Far Cry franchise has historically taken you to exotic locations to fight evil warlords of some description, this new game places you in a rural part of America to take on a doomsday cult pretending to be a semi-religious town. It’s true the supposed politics of this game has earned it a little bit of extra attention, but that quickly goes away when you see the actual story played out on the screen.
This is a great, straightforward shooter where the bad guys resemble something you’ve seen on TV. In other words, a standard visually fantastic Far Cry game. And for $60 you get lots of story to go with those visuals and violence.
2. Horizon Zero Dawn
If you own a PlayStation 4 and haven’t considered playing Horizon Zero Dawn, you’re just plain wrong. This is the best PlayStation 4 game of 2017 by a wide margin, especially if you’re into large open worlds and smashing brutal killer robots into pieces.
This game puts you in the skin of Aloy, an outcast from birth who fights her way into the hearts and minds of the entire world by uncovering the truth of how humanity got where it is in this post-apocalyptic nightmare.
Best of all, there’s a massive DLC for this game headed your way very soon!
3. Monster Hunter: World
It doesn’t get much more open world than this. You can create a character with meticulous detail, join friends in teams for big fights with ease, and roam a massive new continent in search of all the biggest and baddest creatures you can find. Monster Hunter: World is as visually stunning as it is complex, and the perfect game for those who want to lose themselves in a good game for hours at a time.
Best of all, the game has had crossover events with other PlayStation 4 worlds like Horizon: Zero Dawn to help keep your style fresh and your missions full of excitement. Not bad for $45, especially if you’ve got some time to kill.
4. The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 is one of the most acclaimed games ever made, taking place in a huge open-world densely packed with incentives to explore, secrets to uncover and stories to unravel. It’s as action-packed as they come, interweaved with a darkly mature plot, choice and consequences, and a virtual world teeming with life.
The game has been continuously updated and refined since its launch, adding new features for free in addition to large expansions that heap value on top of its solid foundation. The Witcher 3 is completely unmissable.
5. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
It’s been a while since a horror game has been able to spook me a little and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard actually did it. This new entry in the horror series which was starting to feel a bit long in the tooth managed to breathe some new life into the franchise.
Resident Evil 7 dishes out equal parts jump-scares and creepy mood while engaging the player in genuinely satisfying game-play elements. If you’re looking for something scary and fun then I would absolutely recommend Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
6: Yakuza 0
There are so many things to love about the quirky yet endlessly fun Yakuza 0. If you like Yakuza films or Asian cinema in general then you are going to love Yakuza 0. The cinematic nature of the game is worth the price of admission alone. However, there is a ton of other reasons to love it as well.
Yakuza 0 is chock-a-block with side quest and mini games that are actually fun and engaging. There are loads of bits that will elicit genuine laughter and more than a few WTF moments to keep you on your toes. If you want a game that is incredibly fun and will keep you coming back then Yakuza 0 is for you.
7: What Remains of Edith Finch
There is a reason that What Remains of Edith Finch won Best Narrative at the Game Awards 2017. It is an undeniably exceptional exercise in story-telling. What Remains of Edith Finch is yet another game to point to when you need to prove that video games are art.
Is there some issues with the game? Of course there are. However, I believe that What Remains of Edith Finch is a game that every gamer should experience, if nothing else just to see what can be done when it comes to narrative design in video games.
8: Injustice 2
There is one thing that is incredibly important when it comes to fighting games and that is feel. It is an absolute imperative that a fighting game feels right and NetherRealm nailed it with Injustice 2. Setting aside character content for a moment, Injustice 2 is an amazingly satisfying fighting game that keeps me coming back again and again.
Injustice 2 also just happens to be the best superhero fighting game ever developed. All the DC characters act, speak, and fight the way any comic fan would expect. On top of all that the story mode is actually really great! Injustice 2 is well worth the time of any fighting game or comic fan.
9: Life is Strange
To my mind, Life is Strange represents the collision of indie film making and indie game design. Life is Strange feels veritably unique. It feels like a piece of art that someone made with passion because they felt like they had something to say. It also happens to be one heck of a game.
Like What Remains of Edith Finch I think it proves all sorts of points about the effectiveness and beauty possible when it comes to storytelling in video games. Unlike Edith Finch, however, I think Life is Strange has a little meat on its bones as far as mechanics go.
And the great news is that if you love it then you can also pick up the prequel; Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
10. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is the latest installment in Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG series, and is one of the finest open-world games around. This time Fallout heads to Boston and Vault 111, the hole in the ground from which you emerge in a future destroyed by nuclear weapons.
With its rich RPG systems, improved shooting mechanics, deep settlement construction engine and console-exclusive Xbox One mods, you’ll struggle to see everything Fallout 4 has to offer.
11. NieR: Automata
Nobody will blame you for accidentally sleeping on a game with a name like this, but now that you know better it needs to be a part of your collection ASAP. NieR: Automata is a beautiful, dark hack and slash with heaps of futuristic tech and no shortage of epic scale.
It’s the kind of game you play with the lights down low and the speakers up high, because the action is nonstop and the balance of bright colors against the dark backgrounds of this game are brutally intense.
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April 1, 2018 at 05:05AM