There are some amazing video games out now for the Playstation 4 and this fall is a great time to be a gamer. If you don't already have a PS4, these titles will probably make you want to put on on your wishlist. Hopefully Santa is in a good mood this year!
In this guide to our top picks for video games this fall on the Playstation 4, we hope to illustrate some of the best action games that feature both creative excellence and a sense of wonder that has been missing from titles in the past. Simply put, the game development world has it it's stride and a familiarity with the Playstation 4's hardware is really showing results. What's even better is that now that 4k TVs are finally coming down in price, you can enjoy games in the best way possible. Check out this great 4K TV guide to help make sure your TV is ready.
Bethesda has released a beta already but Fallout 76 out on November 14, this is sure to be one of the best looking games of the year and certainly one of the biggest releases. Set in the appalachian mountains region representative of West Virginia and players may notice familiar structures such as the State Capital Building, New River Gorge Bridge and The Greenbrier. It's said to be the most dynamic world that Bethesda Game Studios has ever created. That's quite a promise considering they're the ones who brought us Skyrim and Fallout 4!
The game will also be the first online multiplayer game that the studio has produced. Players may progress through the game individually or with a party of up to three others and private servers will be introduced after launch for people who want to invite friends to play together.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
Those who enjoy westerns are in luck. Red Dead Redemption 2, only released on the 26th of October, is among one of the most well-reviewed games ever made, and there’s no question as to why. Rockstar Games (the developer,) have intended to tell a very human, emotional story, but to replicate the hardships of life on the frontier in stunning realism. You will need to read in-game books to learn about an objective. You will need to orient yourself on the map well, and follow directions given. You will need to cook food, feed your horse, and groom them as appropriate. You will need to negotiate using old rusty winchester rifles to protect yourself. You will also need to pick up your hat from the floor after engaging in a bar fight.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is among one of the most technically impressive games every made. For someone starting out in gaming, you could do much worse. With a true respect for the history of this period, and the excitement of playing notorious outlaw Arthur Morgan in his gang led by the ever charming Dutch, you will likely be playing for hours and hours without a cease in excitement.
Some might be hesitant to pick up and play this game, on account of the fact that ‘2’ is in the title. While this is a follow-up game to Red Dead Redemption (and Red Dead Revolver before that,) it is a prequel to both, so you won’t be missing out on any story context in the least.
Spiderman Be Greater
Spiderman is perhaps one of the most accessibly titles out for a new gamer today, and one that’s sure to blow you away. A faithful recreation of New York has been realized in stunning HD. You needn’t worry about adapting to any sci-fi or strange lands with this one, as the general flow and pace of the city has been crafted to truly give you that sense of scale balanced with normality. It's available online in a Digital Deluxe Edition right now if you don't want to take a trip to the store!
Spiderman is likely a character you have become familiar with during your lifetime, even if that’s simply in the comic books your son or daughter enjoys reading. With very accessible web swinging mechanics, a fantastic story, stimulating but achievable puzzles, and the ability to collect items around the city with no pressure, Spiderman remains one of the best titles of the year, and an absolute gem to play on the sofa trying to relax for the evening. Sometimes there’s simply something fantastic about embodying that of a superhero, with a healthy dose of escapism that we all need from time to time. You haven’t quite seen a city realized like this, so be sure to engage the game’s complex photo mode to potentially leave your play session with screenshots you might choose to share on social media.
For those with an interest in interacting as another fantastic superhero on their television, consider checking out the Batman Arkham series, as these games have recently been remastered, and truly offer you the potential to embody Bruce Wayne, The Dark Knight, in every conceivable manner.
God Of War
This one also came out earlier this year but it's still one of our favorite games of 2018. If you like your mythology, you’d be quite well served by the God of War series. This has been a franchise with many years of success, starting from the Playstation 2. God of War, and its protagonist Kratos, have become the poster children of Sony’s gaming marketing. The first trilogy on the older consoles had you playing as Kratos, a son of Zeus, as he enacted his revenge on the Greek Pantheon of Gods. It was violent, and quite bloody, but had the added benefit of depicting Greek mythology in a way never done before, and with a stunning respect and accuracy associated with the legends of old.
However, the new title featuring the namesake of the original series features Kratos interacting with Norse mythology, a far cry from his home. The depictions of Freya, Loki, the world serpent and even realms such as Midgard, Asgard and Muspelheim are amazing to witness, especially in glorious HD. While God of War has been known for heavy violence in the past, this game tells a very human story as Kratos attempts to train his son to survive against the harshness of the Norse landscape. This game tells an emotional, engaging, wonderful story featuring marvel and true awe. The scale of the scenes you see will have your jaw dropping frequently, especially if this is one of the first video games you interact with. Thankfully, this game also has a variety of difficulty settings, which should help you tailor the challenge exactly how you like it. Want to focus on story? You’ll be able to. Wish for more of a challenge? You can raise the stakes to a very high level indeed.
This is perhaps an unmissable option, so be sure to check this one out.
Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human is an interesting game. As conversations about AI, the utility of automation, and many other futuristic (but not in the so-far future,) are being considered, it’s important to play a game like this that really has something to say. This game is much different to others, in that it’s unlikely you’re going to be harming people or hiding from them. The game is all about dialogue, moment to moment choices, and seeing the consequences of your actions. Many branching paths can be followed, but only if you’re careful to choose that you feel the most appropriate. This gives you the means of ‘playing’ a movie, and deciding its outcome in a no-pressure manner, which can truly give you entertainment that lasts, and that you can enjoy with your partner on a late weeknight evening.
With these titles, you are sure to enjoy some truly revolutionary gameplay experiences, especially when outfitting your home with a comfortable media centre. We only hope you enjoy the titles listed here.