When a new gaming console is released there is always shortages, with a frenzy of people trying to find one for themselves. Unfortunately, a new console usually comes with very few option for games. This, as well as the potential for a price drop, are the main benefits to waiting before picking up a gaming console. If you recently got a PS4, that means it cost less and you have a huge variety of games to choose from. When there are many games available, it becomes important to spend your money wisely. Even gamers only have so much time and money to spend on gaming. Wasting it on bad games is the biggest crime of all. So here is a quick list of games that should be on the top of your radar as a new PS4 owner.
1. The Last of Us Remastered
The fact that the highest rated PS4 game is actually a remastered PS3 game has a lot more to say about the quality of the Last of Us rather than the lack of quality among PS4 originals. It was the best game on the PS3 and the remaster added to that quality. No matter how much you like this game as an individual, it is still worth playing to set a bar for other games.
2. Grand Theft Auto V
The same can be said for this game. Grand Theft Auto is the best heist game ever made. It is also the best open world city game ever made. This reaches the pinnacle of gaming in so many categories that it is tough to ignore.
3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
The final chapter of the Nathan Drake story. The only Uncharted game to be natively developed for the PS4. The growth in developer talent coupled with the hardware improvement makes Uncharted 4 one of the best and complete action adventure games of all time.
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
Winner of our 2015 Game of the year award, Witcher 3 is the best RPG on current gen systems. Brilliant performances, great combat, in depth progression system, heartfelt moments, eye candy, a massive amount of lore, and a choice system that provides a solid amount of replay value puts the Witcher 3 in a tier of its own for current gen RPGs. RPG fans need to do themselves a favor and play this game. The best part is that there is no need to play the previous games to get a great experience out of this one.
5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Hideo Kojima’s final hurrah with the Metal Gear franchise was a massive success from a gamer perspective. The game removes much of the dialogue and cutscenes that prevented some gamers from giving the franchise a chance. There is a lot more game and a lot less monologues, which can be considered a positive for many. The open world and side missions add much more content than previous games, but the controls and stealth are as satisfying as ever.
Our 2016 Game of the Year, Overwatch is like heaven for Blizzard fans who also like multiplayer first person shooters. There is no single player campaign, but the replay value is nearly infinite with a huge community and eSports scene.
Bloodborne is essentially a Dark Souls game reimagined to be more offensive. Dark Souls fans will immediately feel at home with this one. The amazing controls, balance, and notorious difficulty all make a return. There are some specific mechanic changes but it is worth a play if you enjoy a challenge and learning from your mistakes.
8. Titanfall 2
One of the best games of the year. Titanfall 2 took a fun yet shallow concept and turned it into a bonafide triple A title. Titanfall is a FPS that incorporates specialized giant killer robots. This time it comes with a complete single player campaign as well. If you are torn between this or Overwatch and you feel like you need a single player campaign then this is the right choice.
9. Batman: Arkham Knight
The Batman Arkham series is currently the king of superhero games. Arkham Knight takes the already great gameplay from Arkham City and improves in several areas. Players also get to use the Batmobile to destroy robots, tanks and basically everything else standing in your way.
10. Fallout 4
A post apocalyptic RPG that garnered millions of fans thanks to the magnificent job that Bethesda did with Fallout 3. Fallout 4 is a brand new story in a new location with lots of new bells and whistles added from its predecessor.
Halo meets an MMO style end game full of raids, strikes, and a strong multiplayer aspect. Destiny has had its ups and downs, but it has essentially created a new genre of game and the result is a very polished product with hundreds of hours of content.
12. Mortal Kombat XL
The best fighting game on any system for people who just want to have some fun. The variation system provides options for virtually every imaginable playstyle. With a Genre leading story mode and plenty of other content. Mortal Kombat XL is a worthy addition to any collection. FINISH HIM!
13. Rise of the Tomb Raider
When Uncharted was first released, many gamers just called it, “Tomb Raider with a dude.” The recent reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise now has gamers calling it “Uncharted with a Tomb Raider skin.” The truth is that both of the newest Tomb Raider games are excellent and worth playing. Being Uncharted with a different skin is a compliment and Tomb Raider does it better than anyone.
14. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
A remastered collection of the first 3 Uncharted games is an incredible value. This is a must buy for anyone who missed out on these games during the PS3 era. Uncharted 2 launched the industry forward and many developers are still trying to catch up to this day.
15. Final Fantasy XV
A game about a road trip. Final Fantasy XV is a great game. It is able to bring new gamers into the world of Final Fantasy while remaining faithful to long time fans. This is the perfect game to pick up if you have never played a Final Fantasy before, or if you have just been away from the franchise for a long time.
16. The Witness
One of the greatest puzzle games ever made. The Witness requires dedication and will change the way you think about puzzles in the game, and in life. This game is not for everyone, but if you have the fortitude to stick with it, it can literally be life changing.
17. Ratchet & Clank
A reboot of everyone’s favorite Lombax. Ratchet & Clank is what happens when you mix a platforming shooter game with a hilarious Pixar movie. Enjoy at your own risk.
18. Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition
Some of the most addictive gameplay on any system. This loot hunting dungeon crawler has excellent production value and has seen players lose months of their lives. This is the second Blizzard game to make the list, and if made it for a reason.
19. Battlefield 1
DICE may have had fans questioning their dedication to providing a solid product recently, but they succeeded with this one. Battlefield 1 takes place during World War 1 and mixes an excellent multiplayer with an interesting episodic single player mode. Players can easily lose hundreds of hours to mastering the multiplayer and still easily have hundreds of more hours of fun.
20. Dragon Age: Inquisition
A fantasy RPG made by Bioware. Expect lots of dialogue and choices that will affect the end of the game. Bioware might be best known for Mass Effect at this point, but Dragon Age is another solid RPG that hits all the right notes for a fantasy game.
Looking for a game in a specific genre not on this list? Try one of these!
Sports: Madden, FIFA, MLB: The Show, NBA 2K, NHL Take your pick
MMORPG: Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
2D Platformer: Rayman Legends
Indy: Tower Ascension
Just looking for a Great Price: Infamous: Second Son or Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
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