The Playstation 4 is really hitting its stride. Two and a half years into its release, we’ve been treated to some pretty awesome games, but which ones are the best of the bunch? We take a look at which exclusives you should be playing on your PS4:
Killzone: Shadow Fall
The Killzone series gets shamefully overlooked when the topic of best FPS franchises comes up. After a successful entry on PS2, and two great follow-ups on PS3, the franchise jumps 20 years after the event of Killzone 3, where the Helghast and Vektans (mortal enemies) are living an uneasy alliance on the same planet. The game features great weapons, intelligent AI and some impressive gadgets and scenarios to experience, not to mention it’s outrageously pretty to look at.
Quite easily one of the best games on the system, Bloodborne combines gothic horror with a Lovecraftian fear of the unknown and un-understandable. Made by the same guys behind Dark Souls, Bloodborne is known to be pretty difficult – but never unfairly so. It has some great, tight combat and some pretty interesting weapons to play around with.
If you’re a fan of classic horror stories, Until Dawn may be just the game for you. From a distance, it looks an awful lot like those cheesy horror movies we all grew up with involving teenagers and spooky things happening in some cabin in the woods. However, Until Dawn messes with you just enough to provide and enjoyable experience. It also has some great characterisation going for it, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Yeah, technically these are PS3 games, but this whole package is only available on PS4, so it counts. Comprising of Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception – The collection features the treasure hunting Nathan Drake as he spans the globe partaking in perilous white-knuckle adventures, all with incredibly intuitive award-winning gameplay among the backdrop of some gorgeously luscious jungles, deserts, and ancient cities. A perfect package to indulge in before Uncharted 4 hits in April.
Tearaway was a critical hit when it came out in 2013, but because it was released on the underselling PS Vita handheld, not many people got to play it and appreciate its brilliance. But the console version gave the series a second-chance at reaching a mainstream audience. Tearaway Unfolded takes the 3D platforming premise of the original, where the whole world is made entirely of paper, and nestles on the PS4. The game allows you to fold or interact with the paper objects and levels in various ways to get where you need to go. It’s a cute and clever game that shouldn’t be neglected when looking for a fun and different gaming experience.
InFamous: Second Son
The InFamous games are arguably some of the strongest in the PS3’s library, and with the long-awaited third instalment, InFamous: Second Son, the franchise doesn’t disappoint.
Second Son sees the government imprisoning people with special powers so they can’t cause harm to the rest of society. Obviously, this doesn’t sit well with the superheroes.
The game utilises the power of the Playstation 4 to full effect, as the title brings a gorgeously fictionalised version of Seattle to life. If using a city as a playground for a variety of superpowers sounds like a good time to you, be sure to grab this one.
The Last of Us: Remastered
Yeah, we know – The Last of Us was a PlayStation 3 game, but this remastered version is exclusive to the PlayStation 4. The game takes place after a fungal outbreak has destroyed the world, but the focus is really on the relationship between two protagonists as they make their way across a post-apocalyptic US.
It’s haunting, spine-chilling, violent, and oddly beautiful, and thanks to the extra horsepower of the PlayStation 4, the PS4 version runs in 1080p resolution, with 60 frames per second. This edition also comes with all of the DLC released for the original game, plus a commentary track you can listen to as you play through the campaign. The Last of Us: Remastered is the definitive version of one of the best games ever made, so it’s almost impossible to not feature it on a ‘best PS4 games’ list.
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