Ever since its release last November, Sony’s PS4 wowed gamers with such exclusives as Killzone: Shadow Fall and Infamous: Second Son, as well as enhanced ports like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and the forthcoming The Last of Us Remastered, which drops later this month.
That's not all, though. Sony has a number of AAA and independent titles that are PlayStation 4 exclusive. You may have to wait a little while for some, but suffice to say, the wait will definitely be worth it.
On that note, here are 10 PS4 exclusives you should be excited for!
The Order: 1886 (2015)
Ready At Dawn's forthcoming third-person action adventure game looks better each time we see it, introducing new weapons and amazing detail from the foggy city of London. You'll need everything you can get your hands on, because the monsters you'll face in this game aren't your run-of-the-mill demons. No, we're talking speedy little suckers that have no qualms putting you on their menu. Keep that assault rifle at the ready.
Infamous: First Light (August)
Sucker Punch is no stranger to introducing spin-offs in its Infamous series. After releasing Infamous 2 for PlayStation 3 a few years back, it delivered an interesting wrinkle with the vampiric Infamous: Festival of Blood. This year, it's doing it again for PlayStation 4 with Infamous: First Light. While the game's surroundings are quite similar to the previously released Second Son, this time around, you play as a new character named Fetch, who enters the picture with her own special powers and side story. Like Festival of Blood, you won't need the original Infamous game to play it – though practicing certainly doesn't hurt.
Let It Die (2015)
Little is known about the forthcoming PS4 exclusive from Suda 51 and his team at Grasshopper Interactive. However, we do know that like his previous work, Shadows of the Damned and Killer 7, it'll be incredibly twisted and loaded with the kind of over-the-top violence that makes the No More Heroes saga look like a walk in the park. Don't be surprised if Let It Die becomes one of 2015's big sleeper hits.
Although this isn't thatgamecompany's long-awaited follow-up to Journey, Abzu does feature several minds that worked on that beautiful project, so you have a pretty good idea what to expect. This gorgeous adventure takes you underwater and focuses heavily on exploration, as you dive deeper into the blue waters where a few surprises will no appear. This is sure to be a downloadable gem when it releases next year.
This one’s in development at From Software (think Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2), so you already have a good idea of what you're getting into with Bloodborne. After all, this team already championed gutsy action adventure gameplay, and will continue to do so with this stunning next-gen achievement. You can expect plenty of enemies to challenge you, along with the tools needed to cut them down to size. In addition, the PlayStation 4's horsepower will allow you to explore even bigger lands than Dark Souls 2, with new dangers lurking around every turn.
No Man's Sky (2015)
We recently published a first look, and there's good reason for it. This ambitious title, developed by a ten-person team at Hello Games, offers limitless exploration as you fly from planet to planet, picking up resources and tackling new missions on foot and in the air. This game reportedly contains the biggest in-game universe ever created, and considering some of the vast terrain other developers put together, that’s quite an achievement.
Even though it hit some snags with a delay into the second half of 2014, Evolution Studios' premiere PlayStation 4 racer looks solid. Featuring a quality social approach that will let you interact with friends both offline and online, Driveclub comes with plenty of great vehicles to choose from, as well as tracks all over the world to dominate. Throw in gameplay that's ideal for all types of players, and you have a game that'll rev your engine.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2015)
Even though we'll be busy with the PS3-to-PS4 conversion of The Last of Us for awhile, that won't make the wait for the final chapter in the Uncharted saga any easier. Naughty Dog provided a teaser for the game at the conclusion of the Sony E3 press conference, showing Nathan Drake teaming up with Sully one more time, on a mission that could lead to serious consequences. This one's sure to be a gem for PS4 owners.
Ratchet and Clank Remastered (2015)
Although we would've preferred a new entry in the series, Insomniac Games' Ratchet and Clank Remastered should be a treat for those who can't get enough of the power-player duo. Join Ratchet and his automated buddy Clank as they set out on a memorable journey using whatever weapons they can get their hands on to clean house. Of course, Captain Quark is along for the ride, creating heroic chaos along the way. Between this and the forthcoming Ratchet and Clank movie next year, fans are in for a double dose of goodness.
Galak-Z (late 2014)
Finally, out of all the independent darlings coming to the PlayStation 4, nothing thrills us more than 17 Bit Studios' forthcoming Galak-Z. This game seamlessly blends the design and complexity of a modern-day space saga with the controls of an old-school shooter. For good measure, you can also explore however you wish, stumbling upon new missions or taking on formidable challenges against a slew of enemies. Grab your rocket pack for this one, because it's almost time to take off.
You'll notice we focus on three key titles in the PS4 line-up: The Last of Us Remastered, LittleBigPlanet 3 and Grim Fandango, which was just announced during the pre-E3 press conference. That's because they aren't necessarily exclusives, since Last of Us and LittleBigPlanet 3 are also on PS3, and Grim Fandango is on PC. That said, they're still going to be awesome games, so don't sell them short.
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