Whether you already own a Playstation 4 or PS4 Pro or are just planning on picking one up in the very near future (and you really should), chances are you have a wish list of games that’s as long as a very long arm. There are so many incredible titles out there!
We’re only four months into 2018 already we’re seeing universally well-reviewed, stunning games flooding the market. So how to decide what to pick up first? Well we have a few thoughts on the best titles for fans of adventure games to pick up this year. Here are just a number of hot picks.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise just keeps growing, both in the quantity and quality of games and in the audience that explore the worlds they create. This instalment, the fifth in the franchise, is the biggest and best yet. With updated, expanded maps, seamless transitioning between zones and the ability to play as a four-player online co-op, Monster Hunter: World bodes well for the future of these ferocious creatures and the gamers who love to hunt them.
How far would you go to be free? Asks the trailer for this PS4 exclusive title from Quantic Dream, a studio well-known for super-lifelike gaming experiences. Set in a dystopian future where humans share the planet with androids, and what happens when their co-habiting falls apart, Detroit: Become Human features a storyline where your actions have consequences, and the narrative changes and develops dependent on your choices; all in a point-and-click gameplay style.
If you thought Uncharted 4 was good (and let’s be honest, it was phenomenal) you’ll love this spinoff adventure starring franchise heroines Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross on a hunt for ancient treasure. With gorgeous globe-trotting visuals and exciting action, it may not break the Uncharted mould but it looks, sounds and plays spectacularly. Not to be missed!
Coming in mid-June to coincide with the release of The Incredibles 2, Warner adds the Parr family to their franchise of Lego platform games. With the ability to play as every member of the superhero family, this fun and light-hearted adventure is based on the plots of both films and sure to be a total blast.
Unsurprisingly, the main thrust of A Way Out is escape. What is more surprising is that the game is focused on, and requires, two players to work together – two prisoners who must team up to escape a prison. The game is played in split screen – whether you’re playing locally or online – and players can complete goals together.
Another PS4 exclusive. When you’re the creator of Metal Gear Solid, how do you even begin to consider your next move? How do you follow one of the most iconic game franchises of all time? If you’re Hideo Kojima, you create one of the oddest horror / survival / adventure titles of all time with Death Stranding, one of the most bizarre games we’ve ever looked forward to. Bring it on.
A sprawling – and we mean sprawling – single player RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has one of the biggest game worlds we’ve ever seen. Everywhere you go, there’s something to get involved with; several scenes can be played in multiple different ways. The storyline is so compelling, and the in-game universe so convincing, we could easily get lost – and stay lost – for a good long time and not even notice. It’s so vast, in fact, that one player reported on Reddit that he’d spent over 1800 hours playing the game! It’s also getting its own Netflix adaptation, so franchise fans can look forward to even more Witcher in the near future.
The main protagonist of Moss may be tiny (she’s a mouse), but this creative adventure title packs a big old punch. Set within a folky, fairytale narrative, Quill lives in a city where magic and mystery abounds – as well asa plethora of dangers waiting behind every corner. One of the most interesting things about this game is when Quill discovers a second protagonist, the Reader, also played by you. You are Quill; but you also observe her adventure from afar.
Hunter-gatherer gameplay is taken to a whole new level in Horizon Zero Dawn, which is quite frankly one of – if not the most visually stunning video games ever created, by anyone, ever. We can’t even begin to describe how beautiful it is. You have to see it for yourself. It’s also, fortunately, a really good game to play; original and epic. This modern action RPG is a must-own.