With the release of the PS4 Pro, Sony isn’t going to lose steam for their latest gaming console anytime soon and many exciting titles are on the horizon. If you’re planning to buy a PS4 now or you’re thinking of getting a new game for it, you might want to read this first before heading to your nearest game store. Here are our top 5 PS4 titles that you must have this March 2017.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
As beautiful as it is deep, Horizon: Zero Dawn creates an astonishingly rich world to explore and get lost in. On top of the all that post apocalyptic prettiness (especially in the PS4 Pro enhanced version) the core gameplay loop of hunting and taking down various mechanical creatures is the real draw here. The use of slower weapons like bows creates a far more tactical take on the action – you have to think about your strategies and consider your options rather than just charge in blasting. As well as learning how to get by in a world that hates you, there’s just so much to see and do as you chase side quests, meet new factions and try to unravel the mystery behind corrupted machines and a lost past.
One of the important things that I look for in games nowadays is length. Horizon Zero Dawn has the capability to keep up for 30 or 40 hours if you fancy doing some side quests. That game time can easily extend up to 60+ hours or so for completionists. The world is huge and secrets and collectibles abound.
After getting mauled by two Sawtooths, trampled by a Thundermaw, and clawed my way through bandit camps, I can say that this is one heck of a game. A must buy for PS4 owners and something to add to your growing list of “Should I Buy a PS4?” If you already have a PS4, Horizon Zero Dawn deserves a seat in the round table of highly coveted PS4 “Must Have Games”
The Witcher 3
There’s no shortage of ambition in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Geralt of Rivia’s latest adventure is massive, a world you can get lost in for hours and still have plenty to do. There’s a ton for die-hard Witcher fans to enjoy, but you don’t need to have played a Witcher game to enjoy the heck out of this one. While many games these days have sprawling landscapes, The Witcher 3 is utterly dense. Every nook and cranny is filled with memorable characters, clever writing, and rewards for curious players. The main story is as thrilling as it is emotionally draining, and the side quests are actually worth doing. Since its release in 2015, The Witcher 3 has gotten a ton of free updates and improvements along with two terrific paid expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. The full experience is now even bigger, richer, and better than ever.
Witcher 3 is a perfect game. Though it has the bugs and the annoyances that come naturally with open-world games, it is still a finely-knit tale of Geralt’s, or albeit, your adventures. Witcher 3 sacrifices initial customization, limiting personal intervention in terms of design, but it rewards the player with a story that takes unexpected twists, yet untangles itself in a very logical manner at the very end. Suffice to say, Witcher 3 finds its foundation in its way of telling a story.
In terms of gameplay, everything acts as it should be. I find it a very balanced game, rewarding for those that carefully pick out their playstyles and devastating those that don’t.
It’s a fan-art generator. It’s pure cosplay fodder. It’s a meme machine, a water-cooler mainstay, and a cultural obsession. Overwatch is all of those things, but above all else it’s a finely tuned competitive video game that manages to encourage pitted competition and enthusiastic teamwork while ensuring everyone is having a good time.
Overwatch is a really fun game to play. You don’t really need a high skill cap for most characters and it invites you to be creative by experimenting plays. The community is very welcoming and is very fun to communicate and bond with. With Blizzard constantly updating the gameplay and adding new characters from the already colorful pool makes the game highly recommended to play.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain
Konami might try to scrub Hideo Kojima’s name from the ultimate in tactical espionage action, but it’ll never remove his fingerprints. While retaining that distinct storytelling and sense of wonder that defines the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain offers a level of freedom and creativity unheard of in any sandbox. It’s something to be explored for days, weeks, months – each little secret and hidden slice of gameplay just waiting to be found and to make players rethink the way they approach the game.
Plus, it’s got a killer ’80s soundtrack, and some wonderfully gruff voice-acting from Kiefer Sutherland. Grand, majestic and bittersweet, this is an instant classic and the finest thing you can shove into your PS4. It’s also recently been re-released as MGS5: The Definitive Experience, which contains prologue MGS5: Ground Zeroes plus all the Metal Gear Online DLC items, so that’s the version to go for.
The Phantom Pain is the kind of game I thought would never exist – one where every minute gameplay detail has true purpose. Its lack of story focus is sure to be divisive for the Metal Gear faithful, but the resulting emphasis on my story, my tales of Espionage Action, easily make it my favorite in the series. There have certainly been sandbox action games that have given me a bigger world to roam, or more little icons to chase on my minimap, but none have pushed me to plan, adapt, and improvise the way this one does. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain doesn’t just respect my intelligence as a player, it expects it of me, putting it in a league that few others occupy.
Grand Theft Auto 5
The magic of Grand Theft Auto 5 – our favourite PS3 game – and its reappearance on current-gen hardware isn’t in the improved textures, shinier cars or even the brilliantly executed new first-person mode. It’s in the way each addition and improvement combines to enthral and seduce you all over again to sink another blissful 50 hours into Los Santos without it ever feeling like a re-run. Also: an unhealthy dose of first-person cat-stomping. If tabby-kicking isn’t your thing, GTA: Online – with its mega online Heists and improved character creator – is sure to gets it claws into you. Quite simply, it represents the definitive edition of the greatest open-world game ever made.
Its world is a truly astonishing achievement in so many ways, and these two versions are currently the best way to experience it, aside from the hobbled multiplayer matchmaking. If you missed GTA 5 before, it’s absolutely a game that has to be played. Whether it’s worth buying a second time is entirely dependent on whether you’re interested in replaying the same game again – and only you can answer that. But I’m glad to have had a reason to revisit it, and am happy to find it even more impressive than it was before.
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