As the much-anticipated release of the next-gen Sony (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 nears, players will have to decide what games to pick up for their newly unboxed PS4 on launch day.
23 game titles will be available on day one from Sony, third parties and indie studios, but not everyone has unlimited amounts of money to spend on all of those PS4 titles. Instead of digging through individual game reviews, take a look at a few games you should consider buying or playing on your new PlayStation 4, along with a few PS4 games you may not have heard about but should seriously consider.
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and its Sweden-based DICE bring the latest installment of “Battlefield” to the PlayStation 4 with “Battlefield 4 (BF4).”
While the first-person-shooter (FPS) genre has become thoroughly saturated at this point, EA DICE has continued to shake things up with the all-out vehicular and infantry warfare on the ground, in the sea and up in the sky. “Battlefield 4” players were greeted with bugs on its release on PC and last-gen consoles such as the Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), so EA DICE appears to be working around the clock to alleviate server and bug issues as they are discovered. Bugs aside, “BF4” is a welcome installment to the “Battlefield” series and clearly has been produced to reflect the capabilities of the PS4.
Killzone Shadow Fall
In an effort to demonstrate the capabilities of the next-gen PS4, Sony released a 541 MB ultra HD video of “Killzone: Shadow Fall” multiplayer gameplay footage. “Killzone: Shadow Fall” is a gorgeous first-person-shooter game, set during the fictional war between the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance (ISA) and the Helghast. Along with several weapons from previous installments in the “Killzone” series, players will also take control of an attack drone called OWL, which can be controlled using the PlayStation 4’s Dualshock 4 controller trackpad. Most reviews for "Killzone" have been positive so far, scoring a 74 on Metacritic.
“Resogun” is an action shooter developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4. While the shoot-em-up genre has been around since the earlier days of video games, “Resogun” mixes this classic genre with beautifully detailed voxel-filled madness. For PlayStation Plus members, “Resogun” will be included as a free title.
Need For Speed Rivals
With “Drive Club” delayed into 2014, racing game fans will have to turn another racing franchise in the meantime to fill that void. Fortunately “Need for Speed: Rivals,” developed by Ghost Games and Criterion Games aims to fill that void. This EA racing title is the 12th installment to the “Need for Speed” franchise. “Need for Speed: Rivals” will utilize the Frostbite 3 engine, developed by Sweden-based EA DICE. The capabilities of the engine are surely demonstrated in “Battlefield 4,” so “Need For Speed: Rivals” will look just as good.
“Warframe,” a free-to-play third-person shooter developed by Digital Extremes, combines the mechanics of a shooter with the acrobatics of a ninja as you dash, slide and run on walls. “Warframe” first premiered on PC as beta software. Not only will it be available on day one for the PS4, it will also work seamlessly with PC gamers.
For a full list of games available on launch day for PS4, check out the official Sony PlayStation 4 FAQ.
What other Sony PlayStation 4 games are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.
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