PS4 exclusives you should think about owning

Have you just purchased a shiny new PS4? Maybe it's even a PS4 slim or perchance you're a time traveler or this list is really dated and you're playing on the Playstation Neo. Either way here are some games you can enjoy on your shiny new Playstation console that don't appear on the XB1. PS does what XBon't..

*Some of these games are available on PC as well, if you're into that sort of thing.. pervert.

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  • This game does a great job of showcasing all the PS4 gimmicks that were later completely abandoned by most developers. No one even remembers that the Dual Shock 4 has motion controls. A fun open world romp with pretty graphics and a framerate that some games coming out today could stand to emulate.

  • Technically a PS3 title but now available on PS4 in full HD! Maybe even 4K by the time you're reading this!

  • A worthy successor to the Souls series, Bloodborne takes the classic formula into a nightmarish new direction. Although the game launched with some serious technical hangups, they have since been mostly smoothed out and the addition of DLC and a Game of the Year version make it a great bundle for would be "hunters" out for blood.

  • Personally not my favorite game but it is a unique PS4 twin stick experience that definitely gets better with friends. The friendly fire is almost as unforgiving as the enemy horde so choose your compatriots wisely!

    (Also available on Steam)

  • At the time of writing this game will be //probably// worth the asking price which should be no more than about $20 (USD!). Chase down werewolves in this steampunk alternate retelling of King Arthurs Order. Real pretty, real linear, real simple.. but sometimes thats exactly what you're looking for after a sprawling open ended RPG.

  • Strap in and let your brain melt away as Thumper beats against your senses in violent, rhythmic fashion. Stylish as all hell, overbearing and loud, this is a new age music rhythm game that can be experienced in VR or the old fashioned meatworld.

    (Also available on Steam)

  • This is a joke, don't actually buy Knack.

  • A summer blockbuster movie in game form with some heartfelt writing along the way, Uncharted 4 shines as one of the quintessential purchases for any PS4 newcomers and fans of the "Indiana Jones" genre.

  • Back when the genre was booming Rez helped set the stage for music games to transcend simple note lines and be something more. Although at the time it's price point was a rather contentious topic, today it's great to re-live the memories in NEXT-GEN HD!

  • A surprise hit that no one saw coming, Until Dawn is Heavy Rain done right and a perfect game for a Halloween party. Control the fate of insufferable college kids out to have a good time in a cabin, in a dark scary forest, in the middle of nowhere.. what could go wrong! Who knows, by the time the credits roll you just might end up cheering for your favorites to make it through in one piece!

  • A graphical showpiece for the PS4 as well as a throwback to oldschool 3D platforming. Jump around, collect junk and upgrade your arsenal as the Lombax hero you were destined to be.

  • From the makers of Killzone.. no, no wait! Come back! An enormous surprise, breath of fresh air and a huge left turn for Guerrilla games, Horizon is not only a great showpiece for PS4 Pro owners that also have a fancy new HDR capable TV but also an interesting new IP in a sea of sequels. While you can clearly see at times that the studio is still learning the ins-and-outs of the open world genre, despite it's flaws it's an adventure worth experiencing.

  • Did you like Bloodborne? Well Nioh is a fascinating take on that style of game with slightly more historical roots. While it's not required to have any knowledge of feudal Japan, you will certainly get a lot more out of the story which is centered around the first ever western samurai and references famous historical figures such as the ever popular lord Nobunaga. With a robust combat system, loot and crafting, Nioh is a game that keeps on giving well beyond the initial run through the story.

  • Technically a PS3 game, Yakuza 0 finally made it's way over to the West on the PS4. If you know the series then there is nothing to add. If not, this origin story is probably the best place to start with the most modernized mechanics to date, and a focus on the events that lead up to the original PS2 title from years back. If you end up enjoying "Zero" then there is a planned translation of the remaster for the first game that you'll be able to dive into.

  • Super stylish, super charismatic and super Japanese. If you're looking for literally hundreds of hours of beautiful JRPG action then on PS4 it doesn't get any better than Persona 5. Despite the 5 you don't really need to have played the previous entries in this series to enjoy the story, and the game eases you into the rather complex mechanics at a leisurely pace. Part supernatural heist game, part teen high school simulator, Persona 5 is all fun.

  • Did you play Nier? No? What is Nier? Well.. in Drakengard's E ending.. Ok listen, Nier is beyond definition and definitely beyond understanding, but it's an experience. The stylish brawling is just a bridge meant to ease you into the insane story at the heart of Automata. With several endings that require multiple playthroughs which unveil new gameplay mechanics and new story elements, this spiritual successor to Nier is probably what the original should have been, but as they say "all good things come to those who wait."

  • A great narrative driven brawler and a return to form for Kratos, this God of War will take you on many journeys, but most of all it will show you that you can teach an old dog new tricks.