The PlayStation 4 (PS4) has now been on the market for nearly eight months and yet it’s software catalogue isn’t too expansive. There are some great titles within and some even better bargains for gamers to find, but what should you be looking at for your first five purchases? Here’s Electronic Theatre‘s recommendations:
5. Child of Light
A beautiful 2D role-playing game (RPG), Child of Light is available both as a digital title and as a very enticing retail package. The Child of Light Deluxe Edition contains exclusive content, including a poster designed by Yoshitaka Amano, the renowned Japanese artist, a 24 page art book with previously unrevealed artwork and an igniculus key ring. This boxed edition will also include additional in-game content, with a bonus quest, a new character and a pack of collectibles. The Child of Light Deluxe Edition offers both PS3 and PS4 games within the package and is available for just £16.49 at Argos.
4. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Some may say “it’s just a demo”, but they would be wrong. It’s true that this is far from the quantity of content we’d typically expect from a Metal Gear Solid title, but Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a different beast. It’s designed to be replayed in many different ways, experienced from different angles and offering different challenges. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the best stealth action videogame available for PS4 right now, despite how brief it first appears.
3. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
The third title in this list and the third that is also available for PS3. Don’t let that fool you though; Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is, as the name suggests, an altogether better experience. This modernisation of the Tomb Raider formula was well received on PS3 and Xbox 360, but here on PS4 it’s a different beast. Furthermore, it can be picked up for a bargain price at most retailers, so what’re you waiting for?
So Watch_Dogs has it problems. It’s not as pretty as we all hoped it would be. It’s not as open, not as progressive in it’s mission design and not as welcoming to the uninitiated open-world gamer as it probably should be. However, the detractors are missing one thing: it’s still fun. Yes, fun. What’s wrong with being fun? Nothing, that’s what.
1. inFamous: Second Son
And here we come to the top of the list, and the only PS4 exclusive title here. The console’s diminutive catalogue doesn’t lend itself to variety or exclusivity, but inFamous: Second Son caters for both those things. It’s a superhero videogame in which you don’t feel like being a superhero. It’s an open world videogame in which you don’t need to explore. It’s an action videogame in which… wait, there’s a whole load of action! Much like Watch_Dogs, inFamous: Second Son is a martyr to it’s own hype, but nonetheless it’s a worthwhile experience perfectly capable of showing off the best that your brand new PS4 can offer!