15 Best PlayStation 4 Exclusives

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15. Tearaway Unfolded

A followup to a most beloved platformer on the PS Vita. This installment sees the Tearaway series renewing their PlayStation loyalties, still remaining as the console's royalty platformers. Crafting new innovations with the PS4's Dualshock 4, the controller's touchpad and gyro come to full use in their magical paper world. Telling the delightful story of a messenger on a journey across the pages, Unfolded preserves the charm of the original while maximizing the potential of its new home console. With everything from companion apps, cameras, and new content, it's as enchanting as ever with a playscore of 8.39

14. Alienation

Housemarque has had a specialty in satisfying shooting. From titles like Dead Nation, Super Stardust Delta, and Resogun--they distilled all their expertise into the addictive delights of this RPG shoot em up. Mirroring the isometric perspective of classic titles, Alienation still thrives in the PS4 despite their simple visuals. With the help of their precise controls, weapon varieties, loot-gathering, and cooperative gameplay, it coalesces into an overall fun shooter that succeeds in the mess of chaos, and the details of progression and replayability. A feast for the eyes, it gets a score of 8.44

13. The Last Guardian

Breaking through the ten year long spell of obstacles and delays, Team Ico managed to hold on to deliver this spectacle of an action adventure. The third of its kind from the mastermind Fumito Ueda, The Last Guardian shares similarities with his equally magnificent works Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Following the emotional adventures of a young boy and his giant pet Trico, it shows off its artistry in their open outdoors environments and subtle undertones of its symbolic storytelling. Made over ten years, the Last Guardian has plenty of lows in its iffy camera and wonky controls, but it all culminates into something ultimately beautiful. A playscore of 8.5

12. Until Dawn

Supermassive Games’ slasher horror video game takes you on a different kind of adventure. Following Eight friends trapped in a remote mountain retreat cabin, help them make consequential decisions that either lead them to doom or salvation. The game takes pages off the old horror playbook, bringing to the mind the classic tropes that has powered the genre through the years. Until Dawn puts players at the driver's seat of the plot. The experience isn't perfect however as Critics cite the game's awkward controls and unfocused narrative. On the other hand, it offers an experience that Telltale and other adventure games can only aspire to. It has a playscore of 8.59

11. InFamous: Second Son

The third main installment to Sucker Punch's action adventure slash platformer. Delsin is back, and with him all the powers from that fateful event as well all the government baddies out to get him. First released in 2014, Second Son's visuals were an impressive feat for its time. It signalled the rise of a new generation with their combat, varied open world gameplay, and the duality system that lets players craft their own paths good or bad. But, best of all, Second Son is just..fun, especially with the likeable graffiti artist in the lead. Ushering a new era in gaming, it has a playscore of 8.61

10. MLB The Show 19

The last few MLB titles might've sowed some doubt in the series, this latest installment brings it back on the up and up. With Bryce Harper on the cover, MLB 19 overhauls the arguably lacking looks and gameplay of last season. It also adds new sparks to the pitch with new game modes like March to October where you bring your team to the World Series; as well as Moments, that lets you relive the best of baseball history. While it doesn't introduce too many innovations--especially in the overlooked Franchise mode--the refinements to their existing content creates a baseball experience worthy of the series. It has a playscore of 8.7

9. Gravity Rush 2

The grand sequel to the world-bending game on the PS Vita. Bringing forth our love for the adrenaline rush of free falls, Gravity Rush 2 takes the series to new heights. With a scale much bigger than the original, this sequel lets you immerse in the comic book environments and activities as you take on the shoes of Kat, Raven, and Syd. Continuing on the events of last game, the main story is packed with their engrossing narratives and satisfying combat--taking you even deeper to the sights of their world. It has a playscore of 8.73

8. Detroit: Become Human

From the team that gave us Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls, Quantic Dream goes beyond the supernatural to dive deeper into the realm of Artificial Intelligence and science fiction. Set in a distant cyberpunk future where lifelike Androids dominate the world, players get to assume the role of three such androids and decide their destinies by virtue of their choices. Similar to most of Quantic Dreams games, the stakes are high and each choice will define the ending for each player. While some paths are better than others, Detroit Become Human offers a well-written narrative experience in general and it's a an awesome recent addition to the PS4's lineup. It has a playscore of 8.76

7. Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life

The seventh main entry of the acclaimed Yakuza series. This action-adventure story takes you once again to a fictional open-world Japan alongside their signature arcade goodness and over the top combat. Kazuma returns as the series’ main protagonist and the story is more intense than ever. Witness the drama inside Japan’s criminal underworld with flashy visuals, snazzy gameplay and a rewarding exploration element while you roam around the land of the Rising Sun. It receives a playscore of 8.78

6. Ratchet & Clank

One of Sony’s iconic buddies. Follow Ratchet and his mechanical pal, Clank, in a grand action-adventure experience. Control both characters as they defeat hordes of enemies and solve puzzles. Use Ratchet for incredibly devastating third-person shooting gameplay, and Clank for puzzle solving elements. It’s praised for its visuals, fun combat, ridiculous selection of weapons and great platforming design. It was a neat way for Insomnia to reintroduce the dynamic duo in the modern times, and we can’t wait for more of them in the coming years. It has a playscore of 8.84

5. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Futuristic dinosaurs? Metallic reptiles? That’s the future presented in Guerrilla Games’ open-world action adventure game. Set in a distant future where humanity devolves into primitive traditions, follow the story of Aloy as she discovers a life-changing revelation that could change their world. It’s open world experience made better with its fantastic third-person combat. Horizon Zero Dawn became a first choice for people with a taste of futuristic action, adventure and exploration. Not to mention its Frozen Wilds expansion adds new story content to Aloy’s story. It receives a playscore of 9.10

4. Bloodborne

Before SEKIRO made waves online with its lack of Accessibility Options, PlayStation 4 users had the chance to feel it first hand with Bloodborne. Considered as one the greatest PS4 games of all time, FromSoftware’s ‘masocore’ concept continues on in this Lovecraftian action-adventure game where patience is key. Players take the role of hunter in a world plagued by disease. The punishing Souls-like combat is still present as you explore through its Victorian Gothic world. It’s totally not a game for everyone and it has a playscore of 9.16

3. Marvel’s Spider-Man

This PS4 exclusive takes us to the life of MARVEL’s web-slinging neighborhood superhero. Borrowing elements from Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham titles, Insomniac really puts players into the suit of Peter Parker. Explore the open world New York and take down the notorious villains from his rogue’s gallery. Meet iconic characters from the franchise and stumble upon a Stan Lee cameo! May he rest in peace. Critics praised the game’s attention to detail and its seamless combat and web-slinging. It’s the best Spider-Man game in the market so far due to its dynamic gameplay. It actually feels like like living and breathing the life of the modern Spider-Man, and it’s a complete joy to play. It has a playscore of 9.24

2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Nathan Drake’s last hurrah is a worthy send-off to his character. Naughty Dog’s fourth major Uncharted title takes the gang to new worlds and new relics to steal. A Thief’s End offers the best technological achievement Naughty Dog has ever made, and it’s not kidding. Roam around the muddy fields of Madagascar, brave through the craggy hills of Scotland, just to find a mysterious paradise of pirate treasure. With its signature third-person action, shoot your enemies and use new abilities to take the advantage of battle, including rope swinging. It’s a damn good game with a playscore of 9.45

1. God Of War

Up until now, Sony Santa Monica’s soft-reboot of everyone’s favorite god-killer is still breaking records. God Of War remains as the best PlayStation 4 Exclusive of all time. Follow the lives of Kratos and his son, Atreus, as they go on a dangerous journey to the realm of the Norse Gods. Packed with a slick new over the shoulder camera, combat is as engaging as ever. Use your mighty Leviathan Axe to strike chill to your enemies, and use Atreus’ bow mastery to exploit enemy weaknesses. With more emphasis to story, God of War is a journey packed with emotions and thrill. It receives a playscore of 9.57



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