The PlayStation 4 has been outselling its competition ever since it hit the market in November 2013. To help all those gamers figure out what to play on their PlayStation 4, we’ve scoured the review sites to find the best exclusive games currently available for Sony’s newest console and nowhere else. There’s some good stuff on here, so if you haven’t picked up a PS4 yet, take a look at these games and see if it might be the time to change that.
4. inFamous: Second Son
Metacritic Score: 80
The inFamous series is kind of like Grand Theft Auto with superheroes. In this installment, the government is 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. Wringing tons of graphical power from the PlayStation 4, inFamous: Second Son brings a gorgeously fictionalized version of Seattle to life. The incredible graphics are due in large part to the fact that it’s a PS4 exclusive, which means the developers didn’t have to make it compatible with last-gen hardware. If using a city as a playground for a variety of super powers sounds like a good time to you, be sure to grab this one.
Metacritic Score: 84
If intense, fast-paced space ship shooters are more your thing (think Life Force or Space Invaders), Resogun has your name on it. This gorgeous PS4 exclusive tests your reflexes by sending horde after horde of enemy aircraft onto the screen and trusting you have the thumb skills to blast them all away before being overpowered. Instead of taking place on a flat 2D surface, however, each level takes place on the side of a cylinder. That means that enemies you miss on the left can swoop around and attack you from the right. It also means you have more maneuverability, because you can fly your ship left or right to help tackle the enemies the game throws at you. With plenty of weapons at your disposal and a never-ending focus on achieving a high score, Resogun is a game that’s easy to keep playing well past bedtime.
2. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ’n’ Tasty
Metacritic Score: 84
This game is a remake of Abe’s original odyssey on the PlayStation One, released back in 1997. It’s a fantastic side-scrolling platformer about an alien named Abe whose race has been enslaved and forced to work in a meat factory. When Abe learns that he and his buddies are going to be ground into meat for the factory’s next big product, he decides to escape. Your job is to make it out of the factory by dodging saw blades, evading traps, and inching your way past guards with itchy trigger fingers. Along the way, you’re encouraged to save as many of your buddies as possible. This remake sports totally revamped graphics, improved controls, and new sounds, but developer Just Add Water didn’t touch the impeccably designed levels or the dark sense of humor infused in the game.
1. The Last of Us: Remastered
Metacritic Score: 95
Sure, 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 U.S. Thanks to the extra horsepower of the PlayStation 4, the game now runs in full 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, which makes it land in first place on the list.
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