When picking up a console for the first time, a substantial contributing factor in your choice is what exclusives that each system has. Exclusive games are games that you can only play on that specific console which is sold on no other consoles. This means, if there is a particular exclusive that you want to play, then you must own that console. The below exclusives, in no specific order, are what makes owning the PS4 worth every penny.
The Uncharted series takes you through the adventures of Nathan Drake, a modern-day Indiana Jones. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the final chapter in the Uncharted series and doesn’t disappoint. The game is full of explosives, exciting car chases, treasure hunting, and heartwarming stories that bring each character to life. I would even go to say that the stories that revolve around each character are so enthralling that they feel more rewarding than any of the ancient discoveries that you make in the game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the perfect ending to the fantastic adventure that the Uncharted series has taken us through.
Persona 5 takes its bright colors and unique soundtrack and entwines them with a classic Japanese anime creating a single game that feels more like a playable anime as opposed to an RPG. Persona 5 follows a band of Japanese high school students that, empowered by the Phantom Thieves, tries to better society by stealing items that have been corrupting hears of adults.
Any fan of the Dark Souls series will love Bloodborne. The night takes you through terrors that will kill you in a heartbeat if they find you not paying attention. However, those risks are a small price to pay to explore the old city called Yharnam. The main difference from the original Dark Souls series is found in a sped up pace in comparison, though it does not deviate from the constant alertness required to make it through the game. Another difference is in the dual forms that each melee weapon, paired with pistol parries giving you more room to find your unique fighting style as you fight and claw your way through each encounter.
Even if you did not play the original Nier, do not hesitate to pick up Nier: Automata. The post-apocalyptic world that the game paints is breathtaking on its own without considering the face paced gameplay, unique characters, and a fantastic soundtrack. Platinum Games revamped its melee fighting from its predecessor creating a more intricate and combo-centric fighting style. In Nier: Automata, you will fight your way through giant robots on the side of humanity in a war with shifting perspectives.
In the Last Guardian, a young boy stranded in ancient ruins find a bird/dog creature names Trico that helps you make it out of the ruins. This game revolves around puzzles that you and Trico have to figure out to escape the ruins. The AI that operates much like an actual pet that you may own, creating a unique bond that builds as you play through the game.
Horizon: Zero Dawn takes the post-apocalyptic world that we are familiar with to a whole new level. The game is set in a time where robotic creatures have taken over the world, and small tribes have arisen in their wake. These tribes avoid any technology and are much like tribes of our ancient ancestors. Once the robotic creatures start to get more aggressive, Aloy sets out to find out why and put a stop to it. The expansive world that she travels through will have you spending hours wanting just to explore all of the unique areas that are set in the Horizon: Zero Dawn world. Aloy uses a bow and spear to take out any of the creatures that get in her way and eventually can even override some to act as her pets. This mindblowing game will have you skipping meals just to keep playing.
If you’re wanting to witness some impressive visuals within a racing game, then Driveclub is the game to experience. The weather effects are simply stunning. From blizzards and rain to sun and fog, this game is beautiful. The gameplay isn’t mediocre, either. You’ll have plenty of enjoyment from this masterpiece. Of course, GT Sport is another exclusive newcomer to the racing-genre, another game we’ve placed on this list. Read on.
Infamous Second Son is not a real sequel to the original Infamous series. It takes place after the time of Cole where conduits, those with unique powers, are hunted down and put into a particular prison designed to neutralize their skills. When a conduit from the military uses her skills to wound and potentially kill many members of Delsin Rowe’s tribe, he sets out on a revenge/rescue mission to make the military conduit undue what she has done. The storyline is nowhere near what the original Infamous series produced, but the gameplay is much better, and the storyline is still enough to catch your attention.
Until Dawn places you in control of eight characters trapped on a remote island retreat where they must fight their fear in an attempt to escape. This horror story makes each decision that you make affect the entire game. Each choice has consequences and may lead to one of the characters deaths. This game has massive replayability, with each different decision made making each playthrough different from the last.
Any fan of the racing genre is sure to take plenty of interest in Sony’s racing sim that continues to impress. Long awaited, GT Sport brings a fresh approach to the franchise, helping to deliver a realistic racing game that has many of the elements required to be crowned the best. It looks great and allows the player to delve into a variety of modes that will keep you busy for some time.
The PS4 is home to the best catalogue of exclusive games, period. What’s more, the list continues to grow week on month. These are just some of our favourites, and they’re perfect to test-drive your PS4 console, what are your favourite PS4 exclusives? Comment below.