PS4 Must Have Titles
So you’ve jumped on the PS4 bandwagon! But… you don’t know what games to get at the moment. This list should impress you so much that you won’t have any buyers remorse about getting the system.
TL;DR: This List goes in order of what games you should get
- Uncharted 4
- The Last of Us
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Fallout 4
- Infamous: Second Son
Uncharted 4 is the final game in the Uncharted series. If you’ve ever played Tomb Raider, this is essentially the male version of it and suprisingly hits the ball out of the park. It takes a very flawed, extremely believable, treasure thief into a chase for the ultimate treasure. It’s an extremely fun, fluid and simple adventure shooter that has some of the best graphics ever created. This is an essential game that takes the art of game making into a new realm.
From the same team that brought Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog took a twist with a Zombie-Survival-Horror genre game. The Last of Us is a game on it’s own orbit and it simply wouldn’t be right if you didn’t experience it just once. It tells the tale of two people surviving in a apocalyptic United States for a plot that I won’t spoil. The situation of a world in ruin has taken its toll on everyone and there’s no good or evil: just survival. Everything about this game is top notch: from the graphics, the gameplay, music, and especially story. The Last of Us brings incredible life to a very plausible yet heart wrenching situation. The acting and stress that this game puts you through is so good that it could give Oscar-nominated movies a run for their money. This game redefined what it meant to create quality on a gaming system and I encourage all players to watch how they made such a masterpiece. The Last of Us is actually a PS3 upgraded version of the game with graphics, music, textures all remastered to next-generation gaming standards.
So after you’ve finished The Last of Us, we’ll go into a more opposite direction of gaming. The Last Of Us was a linear story game and Assassin’s Creed should supplement your need to explore. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set in 1868 London and you play as twins Evie and Jacob Frye who lead their gang to take over the city from the corrupt grasp of the Templars. Syndicate is an extremely open world system that doesn’t hold you hand. It allows you to explore all the nooks and crannies of London during the industrial revolution and encourages you to use stealth assassination over outright battle to win.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s older brother game is called Unity, a beautiful but buggy game that I’d still recommend if you enjoyed this one.
If you liked Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s open world style of game play, then Metal Gear Solid 5 is definitely going to make you happy. Unlike Syndicate, MGS5 is set in the latter third of the Cold War in both Soviet-Occupied Afghanistan and Rainy Africa and plays upon some deeply political and anarchy related themes. You play as Big Boss, a former U.S. Soldier attempting to create his own mercenary army. MGS5’s tactical espionage game also encourages stealth as opposed to full battle but you’ll find it pleasantly surprising how many weapons, companions and tools it offers. Every mission can be completed in tons of ways and encourages you to be as creative as possible. If you haven’t played the previous games, I’d turn my ears off on the story as it can get incredibly complicated and convoluted. The good thing is that it’s not necessary to understand.
The Witcher 3 is a role playing game that puts you into the fantasy world similar to the one in Lord of the Rings, however a much darker one. You play as Geralt, a witcher, who’s sole job is to kill beasts in a distraught and dying land. However, you’re never the moral-superior like you are in most games. Townspeople distrust you and they’re not wrong. You’ll be forced to make several choices that affect the outcome of the game and story. The Witcher takes an open world approach and puts a massive amount of morally ambiguous choice-making into your hands.
A question I get a lot is: “Should I play the Witcher 1 or 2?”. My answer is no because I think the The Witcher 1 is painfully bad game and the Witcher 2 while good in its own right is not as necessary to play the 3rd one.
The post nuclear-apocalyptic setting of Fallout 4 was apparently so intoxicating that its released notably dipped the activity on PornHub. If you’re looking to try something outside the realm of 3rd person adventure games, then Fallout 4 should get you into the first person mode with relative ease. It’s a first person role-playing game that gives you a large world to explore with hideous monsters and an immersive environment. The main story is fine but the key charm of Fallout 4 is the amazing quality of the side-quests that should keep you busy into the 70 hour range.
Maybe you’re done with pseudo-realism and really want your game to give you unreal powers. If you’re a fan of X-Men, then Infamous: Second Son is a great game. You play as Delsin Rowe, a rebellious young Native American who accidentally gained powers of a conduit, a super-human who can manipulate matter. The story sets him against a militant government run force called the D.U.P. which locked down Seattle in order to capture conduits. As Delsin, you can blow up buildings, fly across the skies, and subdue ferocious bosses and gain new powers to aid in your fight against the D.U.P.
Bloodborne is a PS4 exclusive that will surely humble you as a player. Aside from the gorgeous graphics, outstanding boss designs and fantastic soundtrack, this game perfectly balances risk and reward in gameplay. It doesn’t hold you hand and certainly doesn’t give you a difficulty setting to adjust. The enemies are extremely hard from the get go and you’ll depend on your quick reflex to dodge in order to survive. Slowly but surely, you’ll discover your controller soaked in sweat as you barely make it out of most fights. Bloodborne puts you in a Victorian inspired town called Yarnham which has unfortunately been plagued by horrendous beasts. Your job is to slay the monsters and find out what’s happened. In your encounters with the few survivors, you’ll find that everyone’s trying to hide what’s really occurred.