The PS4 is one hell of a system, that much is certain. But, seeing as we haven’t even reached the end of its launch window just yet, it’s still a tad light on games. We’ve played just about everything that’s available for the console, and have painstakingly ranked the best of the best so that there’s no question as to which games deserve your hard-earned cash and limited time.
The list 20 Best PlayStation 4 titles for 2015 starts with Call of Duty Advanced War Fare.
Call of Duty Advance Warfare
The game is futuristic and brings the power of the next generation of advanced soldier like the universal soldiers who can fight evil with advanced weapons.
The power of all-new exoskeleton gameplay mechanics much different from the call of Duty Black Ops 2. The game offers a new gameplay experience and sets you in next generation world. The Power changes everything. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare delivers an outstanding new era of Call of Duty.
The game is published by Activision and developed for consoles and PC by Sledgehammer Games, the game is set in future where both technology and tactics have evolved and become far advanced to usher in a new era of combat and you need to take advantage of new environment and weapons.
Game is set in 2054 and offers gameplay which is much different from the Battlefield series or even the call of duty previous versions. The ability of the player is enhanced with the special exoskeleton and weaponry at your command. You can jump higher use infrared to spot and shoot your enemies. Special bombs which can be thrown at enemies with guided targets to kill them with ease. The destruction in the maps make the gameplay more realistic, you can tear off car doors to use as a shield and at times throw it even on enemies. Some of the missions you will be doing car chase with special weapons attached to your vehicle to destroy the enemies trying to dodge you. The graphics are good and will augment your Full HD TV and a visual treat for your eyes.
WWE 2K15 (PS4)
Who does not like the WWE playing it with your friends all night can make you insomniac with adrenaline pumping smacks and moves. WWE 2K15 will take advantage of the high profile capture technology that we have seen earlier in the NBA 2K series, with focus on the head, body, and signature facial features to make them as realistic to the WWE superstars. The game is in sync with the next generation of WWE superstars which you watch on TV. The gameplay and control are easy to figure out and once you get your hands set on the controller you can take on any stronger opponent.
The game marvels in lighting changes that dramatically impacts the appearance of featured WWE Superstars and Divas, resulting in a highly life-like and natural look. The game also uses advanced audio technology to bring more realism with sound effects and crowd noises. The commentary is also evolved in WWE 2K15 (PS4) and has upto 5 times more audio content compared to the last generation of Game. Overall a great game to play with your friends and roommates if you are WWE Fan.
Assassin’s Creed Unity
20 Best PlayStation 4 titles for 2015 – The game is a legend and offers great visual experience with very huge open world. If you are a fan of Assassin’s Creed franchise this is a must-have title for you. The gameplay is set in the year 1789. Location is Paris & the French Revolution has turned the city into a lawless state with chaos and fear all around. The common man’s struggle against the ruthless autocracy has led to the grave situation. A young man named Arno grows along with the revolution and is the main character in the game. Arno evolves and struggles to achieve unthinkable tasks in the endlessly big open world settings and become a Master Assassin.
Arno is more devilish and dangerous compared to the previous breed of Assassin’s and takes advantage of the new set of weapons like a Phantom Blade, a Hidden Blade with crossbow capabilities to prey on his targets. The game is made using Anvil engine which brings many enhancements to the gameplay and delivers stunning graphics and improves the character movement to AI capabilities of the computer along with the open world environment. This is one of the best titles you can play on your PS4 platform in 2015.
FAR CRY 4
20 Best PlayStation 4 titles for 2015 – I have been a fan of Far Cry series from the first game of the series for both it offers a break from the monotonous games, offers refreshed scenes and lush green forests with some of the most interesting missions to complete. The element of fear and strongest villains and cinematography makes the gameplay very interesting and addicting. The Far Cry 4 you will find yourself in the adobe known as Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous, and wild region of the Himalayas (India) struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. You are Ajay Ghale, traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, and to overthrow the regime of Pagan Min.
Pagan Min is one of the most interesting game characters you would have ever met in your life, he is ruthless can torture a man with a fork at the dining table and at the same time is stylish to fly in his chopper and rule the Kyrat as he wishes. Pagan Min is obsessed with self-image and with the past. The game offers beautiful breathtaking scenery of Himalayas with lush green forests, snow-covered mountain peaks, winds whistling and exotic animals to present danger and add more value to the gameplay. It is one of the best 3rd person shooters game for 2015.
Alright, an honest show of hands: If you were an investigative journalist and heard rumors that some weird stuff was going down at a seemingly abandoned psychiatric hospital, would you break in and check it out? If your name is Miles Upshur, a protagonist of the survival horror game, you’d be frantically raising your hand right about now.
Outlast is downright terrifying thanks to its great use of atmosphere. Mount Massive Asylum, the aforementioned hospital, is almost entirely dark inside, and the only way to see where you’re going is by looking through the night vision of your camera. There’s just one problem: If you run out of batteries, it’s gonna be really hard to see when the freakish monsters inhabiting the asylum sneak up on you. As you explore, you’ll uncover all sorts of documents (and the bodies of those who had created them) as you attempt to uncover the asylum’s creepy mysteries.
Need for Speed: Rivals
Fans of Criterion’s recent run of arcade racers will be happy to know that Ghost Games’ first Need for Speed continues in the Burnout developer’s path of fast, fun racing. Set in an awesome world full of things to do, the game features brilliant driving that looks downright fantastic on the PS4.
Those interested in changing engine parts and simulating driving in circles need not apply–Rivals is made for those more comfortable running opponents (or, let’s just say it: rivals) off the roads. With a suite of online multiplayer options, NFS: Rivals has plenty to offer.
DC Universe Online
DC Universe Online isn’t a new game by any means–it’s been alive and well on the PC and the PS3 for some time now. The free-to-play MMO gives you the ability to customize and create your very own hero or villain and fight through all your favorite DC locations, with powerful, physical combat that makes the game feel more like a brawler than a traditional MMO. and it stands the test of time.
The changes to DCUO on the PS4 are pretty minimal when you put them side by side. A few new environmental effects pop up from time to time, and overall things are a little less jaggy. When you’re flying high above the city you will still get substantial pop-in, but it’s hardly a deal breaker. Instead of a leap forward to next-gen, DCUO on PS4 is more for people to continue their current experience onto their new console.
In real life, robbing folks blind typically results in jail time. But in Thief, a reboot of the classic stealth series, stealing is encouraged. Despite a wholly underwhelming story, the stealth gameplay here is enough to warrant a playthrough. As Garrett, the master thief, you’ll have dozens of tools and abilities at your disposal to help you navigate the shadows, avoid the ever-watchful eye of guards, and steal everything in your path.
Everything you steal earns you more cash, which purchases new gear–such as a wrench that allows you to access ventilation shafts–and minor ability upgrades. Figuring out how best to use the tools at your disposal to distract enemies and sneak by undetected is super engaging, and it’s impossible not to feel a bit of satisfaction when doing so leads to a cache of loot just waiting to be lifted. Hungry for a pure stealth game? Thief won’t disappoint.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
20 Best PlayStation 4 titles for 2015 – Few PS4 games show as much next-gen promise as MGS 5. The newest adventure from creator Hideo Kojima sends Snake on a seemingly familiar sneaking mission, but you quickly find out that so many of the rules have changed. The new Fox Engine supplies the game with astoundingly gorgeous graphics that supports updated gameplay. And Ground Zeroes’ new open world setting actually enhances the classic stealth action instead of hindering it. This all makes Metal Gear more modern than ever.
So why isn’t Snake’s newest mission higher on the list? Because Ground Zeroes is merely an appetizer for the real MGS 5, which is a long way off. The intent is to give players a taste of the future, which is all well and good for a demo, but less so with a $30 price tag. Still, if you’re ready to pay for a brief glimpse of Snake’s future, this one is worth it.
It’s not just about shiny basketball men with wavy shorts (although the player models and cloth physics are amazing). NBA 2K14 on next-gen plays slicker thanks to improved on-court animations and smoother flow between them. It also adds more immediate tactical options and refreshes the presentation with mid- and post-game interviews.
Big changes abound in the modes too. My Career is now a proper story, with cutscenes, characters, and interesting scenarios to smash through. It’s a fantastic way to revamp the stale career mode. Meanwhile, My GM makes franchise-management easier on the eye, and My Team gets online tournaments. Only rough edges and some reused presentation content spoil an otherwise superb next-gen sports experience.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
20 Best PlayStation 4 titles for 2015 – So, you’re looking for a shooter and you don’t feel like playing Killzone: Shadow Fall or Battlefield 4? Good news!, the latest CoD has everything you’re looking for. Want to blow up a nuclear-missile-launching space station while floating around in zero gravity? Yeah, that happens. Like, right away.
Oh, you’re a multiplayer gamer? CoD: Ghosts has one of the most polished and robust multiplayer offerings on the market. How robust? Dude, you can be a female soldier, customize your loadout with 30 perks, and play a bunch of multiplayer modes. Not a multiplayer gamer? What else is there? Oh, wait! Aliens. Extinction mode. Co-op. Boom!
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Easily the better of the PlayStation 4’s two AAA launch titles the latest entry in the Killzone franchise is an immensely enjoyable first-person shooter, with decent multiplayer and a single-player campaign that’s wrapped in a surprisingly tense Cold War narrative. Its main characters are a bit bland at times, but the campaign more than makes up for their shortcomings with powerful vignettes that depict the effects of its fictional sci-fi war. And even if you can’t be bothered to care about its story, the gunplay here is great, thanks to open-ended levels and really awesome equipment that lets you apply some strategy to your next-gen firefights.
On the multiplayer side, Shadow Fall features a suite of standard modes, including variants of team deathmatch and capture the flag, among others. The series’ trademark Warzone mode, which randomly rotates through various objectives on the fly during a single match, makes a triumphant return, and the ability to customize your own rulesets means you can create a variety of unique modes separate from the official offerings. As a complete package, Shadow Fall is definitely a PS4 game worth getting excited about.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Remember when shooters were still a new-ish genre, and the only thing that mattered was running around with the biggest guns you could find and blowing shit up? The New Order perfectly recaptures that old school feeling, yet it employs mechanics and concepts that feel distinctly modern.
The basic gunplay is awesome; you’ll run around while dual-wielding shotguns, annihilating everything (well, just Nazis, really) that moves. When the bullets start flying, an easy-to-use cover system will save your hide time after time, while a well-implemented upgrade system will have you eager to experiment with various playstyles. The gunplay is further enhanced by open, arena-like levels that give you plenty of room to maneuver, and just about every gun in your entire arsenal is really fun to shoot. Add to the mix some surprisingly great character development–and the fact that you’re dishing out some payback to the evil Nazi overlords–and you’re bound to have a great time.
InFamous: Second Son
Delsin Rowe really, really likes having superpowers. He can’t get enough of ’em–when he’s blasting puffs of charcoal into the throats of enemies and running at super speeds with his neon powers, he does so with a giant smile on his face. And we totally get why, because we had the same expression while playing Second Son
Cruising through the streets of Seattle is extremely fun, and battling enemy DUP soldiers never gets old. It’s disappointing that there’s not much to do outside of completing the main story missions, and you’ll definitely see the credits roll sooner than you’d want, but the time you do spend putting down enemies with blasts of smoke and navigating the world is wonderful.
Next, on the list of 20 Best Playstation, 4 Games for 2015 is Watch Dogs. You’ve run over rooftops as Ezio, swooped through the streets as Batman, and gone on killing sprees as Trevor–but you’ve never seen an open-world game like this.It merges the things you like about the genre into one game and does so brilliantly. You’re given the ability to hack the world, raising street pylons to block cars and knocking the power out to escape enemies. Oh, and you can view literally anyone’s personal data with the touch of a button. It’s addicting in a perverse, voyeuristic way.
The world is jam-packed with things to do, too–you’ll be able to compete in street races, hunt down criminal convoys, stop crimes in progress, and engage in all manner of vigilante justice. Most impressive, though (besides the absolutely incredible visuals), is the game’s multiplayer. It’s seamlessly weaved into the game and has you occasionally being hunted down by players in your own game, Dark Souls-style.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
We weren’t too sure what to think when we heard that the Assassin’s Creed franchise would be heading to the high seas in a pirate-filled adventure. What we definitely didn’t expect, though, was for our to call it the best AC yet. Seriously, it’s that good. The land combat is as strong as ever, and features some of the most interesting outdoor locations we’ve explored in the series–but it’s really the open ocean where AC4 is at its best.
When you’re sailing through a massive storm, raiding enemy ships for rum and harpooning whales for crafting materials, it’s easy to forget how mediocre AC3 was. Blasting apart enemies is rewarding thanks to refinements to the ship combat, and boarding vessels provide a non-stop source of entertainment. Turns out, Assassin’s Creed’s combat works really well within the bounds of a pirate game–who knew?
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
20 Best PlayStation 4 titles for 2015 – In last year’s TR reboot, you saw heroine Lara Croft get impaled on rebar, narrowly escape exploding buildings, and survive the mysterious and beautiful island of Yamatai. The game takes you through Lara’s first desperate, life-or-death adventure in the early days of her tomb-raiding career. You’ll watch Lara transform from a scared, lost historian to a brutal, do-what-it-takes survivor plunging into ancient ruins, crafting makeshift weapons, and scaling impassable cliffs.
How do you make a great game even better? Why, give it a complete graphical overhaul, of course. The Definitive Edition does just that, as it offers a revamped, more detailed Lara model, adds new environmental elements to enhance the island’s visual storytelling, and vastly improves the lighting effects to the point you see every raindrop in the sky light up from a flash of lightning. If you haven’t experienced Lara’s newest adventure, the next-gen’s Definitive Edition is definitely the definitive version.
The last on the list of 20 Best PlayStation 4 titles for 2015 -No doubt about it, BF4 on the PS4 is hands-down one of the best ways to experience this absolutely thrilling multiplayer shooter. The difference between playing it on your PS3 and a shiny new machine packing seven years of technological advancement is nothing short of astonishing. The visuals look roughly a billion times cleaner, which has a direct effect on the amount of enjoyment you’ll derive from playing it. Few things are as exhilarating as fighting in massive battles with a total of 64 players, watching soldiers duke it out in the streets while tanks hurl shells at anything that moves.
You’ll instantly understand why we fell in love with this game the second a humongous battleship comes plowing through the shoreline, while player-controlled fighter jets dogfight in the sky overhead. The environmental destruction is more impressive than ever, the battles are tense, and even the single-player campaign has been greatly improved in comparison to the tragedy that was Battlefield 3’s solo offering. If you’re planning on playing Battlefield 4 on consoles, go PS4 or bust.
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