Monday, 1 June 2020

Top 10 PS4 Exclusives

10. Days Gone

Days Gone is set in a post-zombie-apocalypse world. You take control of an insert tough guy called Deacon St. John, who lives on the road with his trusty motorcycle. The first time you run into a ‘Horde’ of zomb- sorry, ‘freakers’ is terrifying. There can be over a hundred of them to a Horde, and you’ll learn your own ways of dispatching - or utilising - them as you progress through the game. 

9. Ratchet & Clank

It might follow the storyline of that legendary first game, but Ratchet and Clank for PS4 is so improved that it’s a beast of its own. This remastering isn’t just graphical - it updates the original with all the best features of later games in the series. Expect the usual - silly jokes that wink and nod to all ages, tricky puzzle platforming and a large roster of insane weapons to clear levels with.

8. Persona 5

As if fantastic gameplay wasn’t enough, what sets Persona 5 apart from the crowd is the innovative design - everything from the menu screens to the gameplay visuals ooze style. The gameplay is traditional, loveable turn-based combat with some overworld puzzles thrown in. If you’re a completionist, there’s over 100 hours of gameplay to enjoy. The grand story, loveable characters and unforgettable visual style create a game that is truly unique in its genre. 

7. The Last of Us Remastered

The Last Of Us is one of those timeless games that will never not cut straight to your heart. Remastered not only does the original fantastic justice but also comes packaged with the Left Behind expansion. The unforgettable story of Joel and Ellie in a world ravaged by a zombie apocalypse is told through engaging and strategic survival action gameplay that starves out resources enough to mean that you’re always on edge in any confrontation. 

6. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon was the greatest surprise of 2017, and protagonist Aloy has already become a mascot for the console. Horizon is set in a world where feral robots dominate a planet populated by a primitive society of humans, and this concept informs worldbuilding in every way possible. From story and environment to costumes and weaponry, design breathes life into the world. Also, you get to hunt down giant mechanical dinosaurs with a bow and arrow rigged with futuristic tech. What’s not to absolutely love?

5. The Order: 1886

An action-adventure third-person shooter that is set in an alternate history steampunk London, The Order: 1886 is badass in so many ways. You take control of Sir Galahad, one of the Knights of the Round Table, as he fights against half-breed creatures such as werewolves and vampires with gothic steampunk style weaponry. Combine this indulgent plot setup with The Order’s beautiful graphics and atmosphere, and you’ve got yourself an unmissable game. 

4. InFAMOUS: Second Son

Truly one of the ultimate fulfilment fantasy games, Infamous Second Son gives you control over a young man called Delsin Rowe discovering he is a ‘Conduit’ (read: person with superpowers) discovering his incredible abilities and exploring the city of Seattle. The combat is ridiculously gratifying, and using your powers to smack down nameless baddies is almost as fun as using them to parkour your way around the open-world map.

3. Uncharted 4

The conclusion of smart-mouthed treasure hunter Nathan Drake’s story (for now) was a fitting end for one of Sony’s biggest mascots and one of the console’s best exclusive series. Spilling with clever puzzles, detailed level design and clearly an insane amount of historical research, this game is clearly filled with all of the heart of a passionate team. Even if you haven’t played any of the previous games, you’re going to love it. 

2. Spider-man

Nobody expected that a franchise tie-in game would become one of the best exclusives on the PS4, but Spider-man surpassed all expectations. This iteration of Peter Parker is already a fan favourite. The original storyline has incredible highs and lows, cinematic action and tear-jerking moments. Packaged with tight combat mechanics and ridiculously fun web-slinging through a near-perfect recreation of New York City, there’s nothing not to love. 

1. God of War

This 2018 revamp of the classic Playstation exclusive series should technically be the sequel to 2010’s God Of War III, but the tone is so different you can’t blame them for naming it for a different generation. Gone are the orgies in exchange for Fatherhood. You’ll still find gore, but it’s no longer quite so self-indulgent. This perfectly woven story is told through almost faultless gameplay and creates one of the best games available right now - full stop.

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