The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

You're heading to the store to get a PS4 right now and need to know which games to get. (Keep your eyes on the road, please!) Or you're home, all set up, realising you want more stuff to play. Or maybe you're suiting up for a battle in the console war, applying your facepaint and trying to remember which games will best help you make the argument for Sony's new console. We are here to help.

In the first year of its life, the selection of games on PS4 was a bit limited. The selection of good games? Even more so. But now that we've passed the one-year mark, there are more good games than ever, with new contenders arriving all the time. In fact, there are enough good games that we now think the console is worth getting.

Below, find a list of the games we recommend for Sony's machine. We will, of course, be updating this list regularly as more games are released for the PS4. We've capped the list at 12, and in the months and years to come will remove old games to make way for new, better entries. Here goes...

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

You: A beautiful singer without a voice. Them: A weird sentient computer program bent on destroying your beautiful city. Your weapon: A giant sword called The Transistor. A giant sword that talks.

From that setup follows an evocative, exceptionally well-designed action RPG that will challenge you, thrill you, and maaaaybe even move you. Transistor is a marked evolution of the sort of art-driven, musical, mysterious storytelling that developer Supergiant established in their last game Bastion. Come for the great story, stay for the killer soundtrack, stay even longer for the intricately designed action. We're here with you, Red. Fight the Process.

A Good Match For: Cyberpunk fans, tactics RPG fans, anyone who wants a game with a button dedicated to making the main character hum along with the soundtrack.

Not a Good Match For: Those looking for a straight-up action game. Transistor may look like Diablo but it's far less snappy and requires a lot more tactical thinking in order for it to become enjoyable.

Read our review.

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Purchase From: Available digitally from the PlayStation Store.

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

After years of changes both minor and major, the Assassin's Creed series had begun to feel in a rut. Finally this year, with the pirate-themed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the series has taken a major and unequivocal step forward. It doesn't lose all of the series' bad habits — hello, follow missions — but it improves many longstanding problems with better stealth, easier-to-navigate cities, and sidequests that actually feel like they help make your character more powerful. Best of all, it adds naval combat and a vast Caribbean overworld that make the game feel like, in the words of Luke Plunkett, "Wind Waker for grown-ups."

The next-gen versions of the game look incredibly good, particularly the PS4 version, which runs in beautiful 1080p resolution. Add on the excellent single-player expansion Freedom Cry and Assassin's Creed IV becomes a cinch to recommend, and easily one of the very best games on PlayStation 4.

A Good Match For: Pirate fans; history buffs; anyone who's ever wanted to pull up alongside a British frigate, grab a rope and swing from one deck to the other before fighting their way up the deck to take on the captain. Basically, anyone who's ever wanted to be a pirate.

Not a Good Match For: Those who demand precision controls. The on-foot controls in Black Flag are probably the best of the series, but they're still a far cry from where a third-person stealth/platformer should be. It's time for a crouch button, Ubisoft.

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The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Few modern games have more baggage than Diablo III. If Diablo III were a houseguest, it would be the sort of houseguest that arrives with half a dozen suitcases and their own washer and dryer. But put the last two years aside, look past the troubled PC launch, initially lackluster endgame and failed real-money auction house, and you'll find Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, a console port that is in many ways the game's best version.

The PS4/Xbox One versions look as sharp and play as snappily as the PC version running on high settings. The controls are a natural fit for a controller. Local co-op is great fun. The games work fine offline, because the game never needed to be always-online in the first place. The single-player campaign is meaty, each of the six playable classes offers a distinct experience, and once the four acts and bonus expansion are complete, there's an enjoyable adventure mode to look forward to. When it was released on PC in 2012, we never would have guessed that Diablo III would end up making a list of the best games on a console. Sometimes it's nice to be surprised.

A Good Match For: Those who like watching tiny people destroy tiny monsters, co-op fans, people who hate goatmen.

Not A Good Match For: Goatmen advocates, those looking for an RPG with tactical combat, a strong story or deep, interactive conversations.

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Read our review of the original game, and thoughts on the console version.

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The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Something is wrong with Isaac's mum: She thinks that she can hear God. And God, disturbingly enough, has instructed her to kill Isaac. The only way Isaac can get out of that hellish situation is by jumping into his basement — which happens to be endless, and full of terrors. Thankfully, these demons can be defeated by directing Isaac's tears, twin-stick shooter style, across Zelda-like dungeons. Well.. they're like Zelda if Zelda was full of horrifying hellspawn, poop, and tons of mysterious items which you don't know how to use...yet.

A Good Match For: Players who like a challenge, especially of the roguelike variety. A lot of the appeal with the Binding of Isaac is that it's full of stuff you don't grok the first time around. Isaac is also one of the best co-op experiences on the PS4.

Not A Good Match For: Players who are sensitive to gross stuff or jokes about religion, or people who are just looking to relax while playing a game.

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Purchase From: Available digitally from the PlayStation store.

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Who says Mordor is just a bleak, boring place full of sadness? Who says orcs are just dull, evil cannon-fodder with no personalities or defining characteristics? As Shadow of Mordor shows us, Mordor itself is a pretty interesting place, and the uruks who invade it are pretty interesting villains. What could've been a competent, Lord of the Rings-flavored mixture of Assassin's Creed and Batman: Arkham City is substantially elevated by a complex system for tracking and manipulating the ranks of Sauron's army. You'll get to know, loathe, and even kinda like some of the orcs you encounter, as your vendettas against them go beyond the grave and become something weirdly intimate. Shadow of Mordor is easily the best Lord of the Rings game yet made.

A Good Match For: Lord of the Rings die-hards, people who like head-stabbing, anyone who ever wanted to make an orc's head explode using only their mind.

Not a Good Match For: The squeamish. Shadow of Mordor is an often exceptionally violent game, and as the game progresses and players begin to lobotomize and enslave the ranks of the orcs, a morally challenging one. Sure, you're the good guy here. Keep telling yourself that.

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The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

In 2010, Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIV Online on PC, and it was just the worst thing ever — buggy, over-complicated, unfinished — a mess. The developers spent three years rebuilding the game from the ground up, and the end result is one of the finest massively multiplayer online role-playing games ever made. It's everything fans love about Final Fantasy — lush artwork, strong story, gorgeous music — only bigger, all wrapped around a traditional MMO framework. It's that Square Enix polish that sets it apart from other games in the genre. The PS4 version is essentially the same as the PC version, albeit with slightly reduced visual fidelity, and works well with a controller, which makes it all the easier to recommend.

A Good Match For: Fans of fantasy role-playing video games looking to take the massively multiplayer plunge. The original Final Fantasy XIV was a tangled mess of conflicting ideas, when all players wanted was a standard MMO game with the familiar features of a Final Fantasy game. That's exactly what Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is.

Not a Good Match For: Folks afraid of monthly subscriptions. Despite the MMORPG genere as a whole moving towards free-to-play payment models, Final Fantasy XIV stands firm by it's $US14.95 monthly subscription plan.

Read our review of the PC version.

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The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Grand Theft Auto V is an impressive game. Not perfect, but impressive, and it becomes even more impressive on new consoles. The open-world crime game gives players one of the richest, most beautiful worlds we've ever been able to play in, and the new-gen versions offer an even better way to experience it all: In first-person. The landscape is a fictionalized version of Los Angeles and the California desert, and you can go anywhere. Grab a car, plane, truck, bicycle, boat or tank. Head off in any direction. You're bound to see extraordinary sights and stumble into some sort of good (and probably violent) time. The game looked amazing even on old hardware, and it looks even better in high-definition. Have you ever wanted to steal a plane, eject mid-flight, and parachute into downtown, all in time to go play some tennis? This is your game.

A Good Match For: Players who like to go into a game to break the rules. GTA is still at its best when it's a playground for virtual misbehavior.

Not a Good Match For: Anyone who can't stomach the game's mockery of, well, pretty much everyone.

Read our review, and our take on the new version's first-person mode.

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The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

If you asked me to sum up Wolfenstein: The New Order in two words, I would say, "Max Hass." Who is Max Hass? Well. You might expect a game bearing the Wolfenstein brand to be another anonymous Nazi-shooting game, but Wolfenstein manages to surprise at almost every turn. Its story is a fun bit of dark alternate history that takes itself just seriously enough, its levels are open-ended and fun to explore, and its cast — Herr Hass among them — steals the show. Wish you could get a bit of dramatic musing on the nature of time and consciousness mixed in with your gunfights and explosions? This is your game.

A Good Match For: Fans of late-90s first-person shooters, those who want something a bit smarter than your average linear modern action game…but not too smart.

Not a Good Match For: Those who need multiplayer, Nazi-sympathizers.

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The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Combining the PlayStation 3's PixelJunk Shooter and PixelJunk Shooter 2, PJS Ultimate is a two-in-one pack of well-designed, great-looking and great-sounding 2D flying/shooting/rescuing games. You control a little craft that you fly through a series of caverns. Each area contains some people to rescue (use your grappling hook), creatures to kill (use your guns), gems to find (use your brain) and, coolest of all, some sort of incredibly-animated liquid: lava, water and weirder stuff. The fluids are the stars of the game, as they realistically splash, flow, deform, melt, and cool in ways that aren't just special to see but affect gameplay. Both games were created by Q-Games, a Kyoto-based studio that use the Shooter games to demonstrate their mastery of tight, clever level design, one cavern at a time.

A Good Match For: People looking for something hand-crafted and focused, a break from modern gaming's indulgence in open worlds or randomly-generated levels. Play this pair of games to experience the delightful sort of conversation, as it were, that a game designer can have with their player, one full of surprises, teases, challenges and solutions. Co-op is an option.

Not a Good Match For: Those looking for a PS4 original (you might have this on PS3) nor for those looking for a more rapid-fire shoot-em-up, which this is not (you're looking for Resogun).

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Purchase From: Available digitally from the PlayStation store.

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

We can't stop complaining about Destiny. We also can't stop playing it — Bungie's MMO/RPG/FPS is has demonstrated remarkable staying power among a good number ofKotaku's staff. What to do with a game that we all really like despite the many, many things we wish it did differently? It can only be included on this list, despite our gripes and caveats.Destiny has already seen a few significant changes since its launch, and we hope that it will continue to be improved upon in the months and years to come. But even now, we keep playing, and for the most part we have a pretty damned good time doing so.

A Good Match For: People who like shooting aliens, people who like shooting aliens with a couple friends, people who like gradually (very gradually) getting new stuff to use to shoot the aliens.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking or a game with a coherent story, people who don't like repeating missions, people who want to progress quickly through a game.

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Read our review.

Study our tips for playing the game, and our guide to life after the level cap.

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Naughty Dog's violent, heartfelt, emotionally exhausting epic The Last of Us is the studio's crowning achievement, and was easily one of the most impressive games on the PlayStation 3. Its story of survival in a post-apocalyptic world may be built on a foundation of zombie-movie clichés, but the tale of the embittered smuggler Joel and his relationship with a young girl named Ellie is so full of heart and wrought with such subtlety that any concerns about overfamiliarity quickly fade away. Better still, in addition to its beautiful art, gorgeous soundtrack and eye-popping cutscenes, the game itself is quite well-made. It's an often terrifying, exhilarating mixture of stealth, action and horror that plays out over sprawling levels and is unafraid to make the player feel disoriented and disempowered. The new PS4 version of the game is a marked technical improvement, with a smoother framerate and higher-res visuals. It also includes the terrific Left Behind DLC, as well as a bunch of maps for the game's largely underrated online multiplayer.

A Good Match For: People who like their games intense — The Last of Us is relentless, and the intensity of its narrative is matched by its discombobulating, often panic-inducing combat. This game is also great for those who like cinematic, movie-like games, and it's a good game to show off to your friends, roommates, or significant others. It's the rare game that looks so good (and is written so well) that it's fun to watch as well as play.

Not a Good Match For: Anyone looking for something fun or lighthearted. The Last of Us is a ceaselessly grim, often emotionally wrenching experience. Very bad things happen to good people, and it never gets easier to watch. Its closest literary analogue is Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and in terms of grimness, The Last of Us matches and sometimes exceeds McCarthy's often horrifying novel. The often difficult combat is exceptionally violent, so this game is not for the squeamish.

Read our review, our review of the DLC, and our thoughts on the PS4 version.

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The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Twenty or so hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition it dawns on you: This game is really, really big. You're in the midst of a philosophical discussion with one of your party members when you remember there's a hidden dungeon way out in the forest that you want to explore, before heading to the desert to take on a dragon. You venture to your war room and dispatch troops to clear a path for you, then stop off to do a little flirting before you head into the field. All in a day's work for the Inquisitor, and all in an hour's play for one of the richest, grandest role-playing games in recent memory.

A Good Match For: Anyone looking for an RPG they can really (really) sink their teeth into. BioWare fans. Dragon Age fans. Fans of flirting with cute dwarfs.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking for a tight experience, or a game that can be completed in a few hours. Those who want something tactically difficult, or a battle system that rewards play on higher levels.

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Watch it in action.

Study our tips for the game, and our lore-primer for newcomers to the series.

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

How has this list changed? Read back through our update history:

Update 25/11/2014: The fall has arrived, and with it a bunch of great games. Dragon Age: Inquisition, GTA V, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth edge out Resogun, The LEGO Movie Video game, Don't Starve and TowerFall Ascension.

Update 21/10/2014: We've added Destiny and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to the list, and removed Infamous: Second Son and Need for Speed: Rivals to make room.

Update 28/8/2014: Two games enter, two games leave. Outlast and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition make way for Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and The Last of Us: Remastered.

Update 18/6/2014: Change is in the air, as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Fez, and Injustice: Gods Among Us clear out to make room for Wolfenstein: The New Order, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Transistor.

Update 14/4/2014: Our PS4 list has hit its 12-game ceiling, and we've added (and removed) more games than in any other single update so far. Rayman: Legends, LEGO Marvel Superheroes, Doki Doki Universe and Strider all clear out to make room for Infamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Towerfall: Ascension, The LEGO Movie Video game, and Fez.

Update 10/3/2014: Two more games make it onto the list: Last year's fine Rayman Legends and the satisfying remake of the NES classic Strider. One more and we'll be at 12, after which we'll have to start cutting games to make new additions.

Update 14/2/2014: Our second update brings with it two games: The graphically enhanced Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and the pee-your-pants-scary Outlast. Only three more additions before we hit our ceiling of 12 and have to start cutting games to make room for new ones.

Update 27/1/2014: Our first addition to the PlayStation 4 Bests list is Klei's excellent survival game Don't Starve, which brings the total number up to seven.

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

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    rofl... there aren't that many more games on the platform at the moment, seems a little early for an article like this... also find it funny the 2 exclusives Killzone and Knack aren't on this list... not surprised really

      This article is gonna be around for the entire generation, so might as well make it now. These just get edited to include newer games and maintain a constant top 6/top 8.

    the only 6 games for a playstation 4?

    The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

    Shame. I was pretty hype for the PS4 but I've realised I haven't turned it on for nearly a month now. And there's not much on the horizon either except for Second Son.

    Last edited 14/01/14 11:16 am

      inFamous is about the only game I can think of. Other than that I haven't really seen a proper timetable for the rest of the year. Hopefully E3 this year will be chock full of glorious games with all important release dates attached

      Yeha, the lineup I see at EB Games and such is pretty disappointing. Most doesn't even have a release date.

      It's true. I'm in the same boat. Even the PSN is empty on PS4. They really need to start announcing games and release dates for this thing.

      To be fair though, Xbox One is the same. Its what we get for adopting new hardware so early in its lifecycle... still, I dont remember previous systems being this dry after release.

        I've been playing my xbone daily, loads of Dead Rising 3 and Ryse. Ryse's Colosseum multiplayer is surprisingly addictive too.

        If I had a PS4 I'd probably be all over Killzone

        Last edited 14/01/14 12:57 pm

        PS3 had motorstorm and resistance for like 3 months before anything worth playing came out. It was pretty pretty bad, and even the multiplatorm titles that were coming were pretty terrible too.

        This generation looks a whole lot better than the last, rose coloured glasses and such.

          Resistance and Motorstorm were great... I also had Fight Night Round 3 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance which were both excellent. I probably didnt notice the wait cause those 4 kept my busy. At the moment though its just ACIV and Resogun. I tried Killzone and Knack but couldnt get into either. Hoping some indie games are released on the PSN later this month but not holding my breath.

            Don't Starve and Contrast are already out, jump in

    yeah, do this article in a year time. I'd put Killzone on that list though. It's good fun for what it is and along with Assassins Creed it shows off the beginning of the potential for the console

    Don't buy NFS Rivals on next-gen. I've played 15 mins of it, but it's a whole lot cheaper on 360/PS3 and probably doesn't look a whole lot worse. Not worth the extra money.

    Will never get why people want to play a video game version of a lego version of a comic book (or whatever).

    Wouldn't you rather be playing (a) with actual lego or (b) a game which directly represents its subject matter, instead of subject matter carved by lego artisans who work exclusively in the medium of lego?

    Also lego-anything video games are so far across the nerd cringe barrier it's not funny. Hey, what are you up to? Oh, just playing an electronic simulation of a children's toy version of a comic book character.

      You say that but the games are great fun with a sharp sense of humour.

        Plus .... seemingly endless obsessive compulsively based collection of studs.

      They are also great for playing with non-gamers.

      - Cute.
      - Humorous.
      - Single-screen multiplayer
      - Co-op
      - Ability to punch each other until you explode into bricks.

        Agreed! My missus doesn't play console, but she'll join me co-op in Lego games.

      It's more like an artistic style and rough mechanical guideline at this point in the games. Sort of like 'animated', 'JRPG' or Mii. It doesn't have much relationship to actual LEGO. Mini-figs running around in a rather non-LEGO world.
      Your statement is a lot like saying 'why wouldn't you just play Mario or Resident Evil?' after seeing Marvel vs Capcom 2 or Super Smash Bros. I'd be more likely to ask 'why don't you just play with actual LEGO' in response to seeing someone playing Minecraft. =P

      I own almost all the ps4 titles so far and Lego Marvel is probably my favorite. I got platinum within the week. If you are a fan of comics like me...It's just fun seeing the countless characters in a non-serious environment. It's not meant to be awesome, it's just simply fun!

    Why on earth would you want Assassins Creed to have a crouch button?

    I agree the controls aren’t great but given the huge range of dynamic movements I think it does a pretty good job. Far from perfect, but also much more ambitious than just about everything else on the market. Honestly I’m amazed that the game gets it right as often as it does, when you’re running through a town, across trees or over a ship using essentially the left stick and 1-2 buttons your character does what you want him to most of the time.

    If you’re in a position where you need to crouch or if your character is in cover it does it for you. The whole point of the context sensitive control scheme is that you DON’T need a million buttons.

      Agreed, if there was a crouch button, what would it do? Let you crouch? And then hide in plain sight? The world is filled with hiding spots, even people are a hiding spot. That's kinda the point of Assassin's Creed. I think people want it because it's in their comfort zone.

    I don't really understand people who have bought a PS4 / XB1 complaining about the lack of games. I mean it's not like all the games have disappeared since the machines came out - you could see for yourself what games were available and what games were coming up in the first few months etc. If you didn't think the range on offer was adequate, why not wait until later to buy it when the games lineup is more to your liking?

      For me at least it's more the lack of new announcements. It's still the same prospects as it was 6 months ago.

        Yeah, I understand that would be frustrating if you'd bought one. But like you say, it hasn't really changed much in 6 months, which takes you back well before the launch of the PS4 / XB1. So it's not like anybody who bought one didn't know what the launch line up or release schedule for the first 6 months or so looked like, so why would somebody buy one anyway and then complain about the release schedule? Might as well leave it for a few months and spend some time clearing out some of the current-gen backlog.

          I expected a bit more life from the games that were being released with the consoles and a bit more overlap between generations. Dead Rising 3 has been the only one I really felt met the life span expectations I had, and even then that's mostly because I knew I'd power through to 100% pretty quickly.
          Not that I'm complaining about lack of games. There are titles on both these top six lists I still want to play. My only real issue with the consoles is that I'm still using my XBOX 360 for a lot of the non-game functionality I assumed would just carry straight over to the XBOX One/PS4.

      I can see why it'd be frustrating to have a shiny new ps4 just sitting there with nothing new to play, but anyone who is surprised by this happening hasn't been paying attention and is missing the point of early adoption.

      As for me, I'm still chipping away at a nice shiny 1080p black flag which is an absolutely enormous game.

        Yea, it seems that people don't fully play the games! They play the story and then they are done. There is so much to do in Black Flag! Plus you still have 3 online FPS games out.

      Technically for a lot of people that preordered, two of the launch games *did* disappear just before the PS4 came out.

        Yeah, but they disappeared before the launch. So if you preordered and were planning on getting those games you could have cancelled the preorder and just waited until those games were available if that was an issue.

    BF4 is great on ps4 when the connection is stable, which it is most of the time now.

    Don't Starve...

    I must say the PS4 release in 2013 was a let down with both Watch Dogs and Drive Club pushed back that really hurt the release line up.
    Since release we aren't seeing many games with confirmed dates which Sucks!!!! most of the ime im on my PS3 or PC rather then playing the ps4 because I have little to play

    But I do hold hope for 2014 (provided they dont delay more games):
    Infamous looks amazing
    Looking forward to finding out more on The Order 1886
    Dragon Age 3
    The Witcher 3
    Sleeping Dogs Triad wars
    Wolfenstien New Order
    Thief

    All look or sound amazing and im stoked for what is coming in 2014

      Dragon Age, Witcher, Thief - those are definitely on PC too. Even less for me to look forward to!

        yes alot of those games are on pc aswell but I'm still going to get it on ps4

    I haven't had many problems with BF4 - and it's pretty wonderful when it's working. Also currently enjoying Don't Starve and Doki Doki - though the later is a weird fit on this list.

    AC4 is an easy number one though - and I say that having not really liked AC in the past.

    Black Flag and Resogun were the only games I played on my ps4 until recently downloading BF4. 64 players makes a big difference, but not always for the better.

    Killzone was played once, got bored of the sp and the mp was very lackluster.

    Need for Speed only interests me when you can customize cars. I don't see how driving around in stock Euro supercars is fun, I'll stick to Forza 5 thanks.

    Hopefully some good games get announced soon, but I have plenty to play until then.

    This is why I couldn't understand the PS4 hype. It's the same story with Sony. Launch with fuck all and bring the games later. Look at the PS2 and PS3 launches. They were arguably WORSE.

    Funny enough, I'm actually enjoying Killzone more than the majority of people are. Surprised at how much I like it actually. Multiplayer is hot garbage though.

      That's not a Sony thing. EVERY console launch is like that. One or two decent games, but generally nothing really spectacular for the first 6 - 12 months.

        It is a LITTLE bit of a Sony thing.

        While Microsoft have never launched with a plethora of amazing games, they HAVE generally had at least ONE amazing game/killer app.

        N64 - Mario 64
        Wii - WiiSports/Zelda TP
        Xbox - Halo
        Xbox 360 - CoD2 & Oblivion (admittedly CoD hadn't QUITE become the juggernaut it is now)
        Xbox One - Forza 5, Ryse and Dead Rising 3 (all legitimately great games)
        Dreamcast - Sonic Adventure/SoulCalibur

        I beoieve the PS1 had a decent launch, but the PS2 and 3 were fairly woeful from a broader perspective. Having said that, I REALLY liked Resistance and Killzone ShadowFall. So for me personally only the PS2 had a truly abysmal launch (ironcally).

      Killzone is surprisingly strong. I got Ghosts and Killzone and it really is night and day. It's obnoxious and unoriginal but completely solid as a shooter.

    "You’re heading to the store to get a PS4 right now..."

    Haha, yeah, not if you live in Australia ;)

    I'll kill to get my hands on a PS4 right now.

      I asked at EB last week when they were going to be available. They told me they had a shipment coming in "next week" (i.e. now this week) but it depended on where I was in the queue as to whether or not I'd get one. I said I wasn't in the queue, and they told me if I ordered one now then I "might" get one in 4 weeks, depending on if other people cancelled their orders or didn't show up to collect them.

        I went to EB too just to check and I was told something similar. If I'd preordered, then I would get one soon, otherwise he wasn't sure when the next shipment was coming in. Seems to be the same wherever you go. Target said late January, JB had no idea.

        I'm still getting plenty out of my PS3, but it would be nice to have a new toy.

          Same here. I reckon by the time I can just walk into a shop and get one off the shelf then there will probably be a better range of games to choose from and I'll have hopefully finished with most of my PS3 backlog. Although I'll need to keep the PS3 hanging around at least until they sort out the PS4's lacklustre media capabilities.

          EB games is the last place id think of getting a ps4 from,You're better off going to díck smith or something similar.much smaller waiting lists i got mine on launch with only 3 weeks pre order in advance

    I know it's not an exclusive but, warframe? Seems everyone is forgetting it, it's a lot of fun and has solid gameplay

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