With the release and overwhelmingly-positive reception of God of War, it’s hard not to look back at the PS4’s biggest and best titles; and in doing so, we thought we’d put together the 5 best exclusives on Sony’s console that you need get your hands on (and yes, God of War made the list).
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
If you love Indiana Jones‘ style adventures, with big explosions, outrageous gunfights, and a ton of fisticuffs, the Uncharted series should be your go-to, and the fourth entry delivers all that, along with bigger environments, a grappling hook, and refined combat. Uncharted 4‘s personalised story also brings the narrative to a heartfelt conclusion that rounds off the character development of Nathan Drake, and marks the end of one of the best franchises of the past two console generations
The Last of Us: Remastered
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us was originally a PS3 game, but this remastered version is exclusive to the PS4, and brings with it a spiffed-up edition of the award-winning title, along with some visual and frame-rate improvements. The game follows two characters – Joel and Ellie – as they have to make their way across a post-apocalyptic US hit by a zombie-like fungal outbreak. It’s haunting, spine-chilling, violent, and oddly beautiful and one of the best games ever made, let alone PS4 games.
God of War
While it’s still a new release, there’s no doubt that God of War is one of the best games on the platform. This revitalised sequel sees the return of the deity-killer Kratos in a new adventure which takes a detour from its Greek roots and delves into Norse mythology. The brutal, visceral combat is still there, along with the trademark platforming and puzzle-solving, but we also get a more relatable story and look into Kratos’ relationship with his son Atreus, making this one of the best of the series.
If you’re up for a challenge, Bloodborne will gladly give it to you – thankfully, it’s so good that you’ll be happy to endure the difficulty curve. The game combines gothic horror with a Lovecraftian theme, and has tight combat, some pretty interesting weapons to play around with, and some of the most grotesque creatures seen in any video game.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a gorgeous visual romp through post-apocalyptic Earth with gameplay that’s addictive yet challenging, throwing you into exciting hunter vs. predator battles against giant robotic dinosaurs. There’s no denying that Zero Dawn just oozes triple-A pedigree – from the visuals, massive open-world, presentation, and snappy controls – it all looks and feels immaculate, and coming from the team behind the acclaimed Killzone series, we expected nothing less.
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