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Best PS4 Games: The greatest PlayStation 4 titles out now

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TrustedReviews has listed the best games you can buy right now on PS4 and PS4 Pro. The amazing exclusives keep coming after a stellar opening to 2017 with Persona 5, Nioh and Horizon Zero Dawn all considered early game of the year contenders..

The PS4 is already stacked with great games, Capcom has brought us back to the world of survival horror with Resident Evil 7, and it's an absolute return to form. We also have the excellent NieR: Automata to dig into, giving the cult classic the sequel it deserves. A new entry to the list comes in the form of the horrific Little Nightmares, too.

It's a great time to be a PS4 player, and it's only going to get better in 2017, enjoy the list and get gaming.

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persona 5
Persona 5 is arguably the finest JRPG on Sony's console. Successfully living up to years of hype and anticipation, Atlus' latest masterpiece combines addictive gameplay, beloved characters and an unrivalled sense of style to deliver an experience that simply can't be missed. Playing as a young boy starting a new life in Tokyo, you quickly find yourself embroiled in a series of sticky situations as the leader of The Phantom Thieves.

You'll attend classes, make friends and infiltrate a series of devious dungeons known as Palaces to defeat corrupt individuals from the real world. This generous gameplay loop is made even better by some wonderful visuals and sharp, witty writing the series is renown for. Persona 5 is nothing but essential in your 2017 gaming calendar.
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NieR: Automata is the sequel to 2010's belovedly bizarre cult classic that builds upon the original's brilliantly varied combat with a suitably deep narrative that will keep you guessing well beyond its initial ending. Playing as 2B, an android carrying out the bidding of humanity's last renmants against otherworldly invaders in an oddly skimpy dress, you'll spend your time cutting down countless robots while exploring a dense, post-apocalyptic world.

While it may not rank among Platinum Games' finest, the imaginative mixture of high-octane combat and the wonderfully compelling story makes NieR: Automata an essential purchase for fans of obscure Japanese games. From the looks of it, Yoko Taro has struck gold once again with this mythical masterpiece.


Horizon Zero Dawn is quite simply the most gorgeous console game ever made. Whether you're gaming on PS4 or PS4 Pro, it's a beautiful title that needs to be seen to be believed. It is also the finest example of HDR we've yet to see in games.

But Guerilla Games has also delivered so much more: Horizon is a compelling story told with an incredibly satisfying gameplay loop. As Aloy, you will take to this glorious open world, bow and arrows in hand, and hunt everything in site. It's an immensely enjoyable game and a must-buy for PS4 players.

Nioh

4 / 30

Our Score:

8

Nioh

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Team Ninja combines the complexity and challenge of the Souls series with the fluid and exciting combat of Ninja Gaiden to bring its best game in a decade in the form of Nioh.

With an intricate combat system that allows players to exploit myriad weapons and stances, you'll get to take on loads of fiendish monsters as you progress through the world, one demon at a time.

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The boss battles may prove overly tricky and the story may not offer the emergent storytelling of From Software's offerings, but this is still a brilliant game and a must-buy for fans of a challenge.

Capcom is bringing players back to the world of survival horror in style with Resident Evil 7. Players play as Ethan as he looks to take on the wicked and sadistic Baker family in the deep woods of Louisiana.

From an all-new first-person perspective, Resident Evil 7 is a welcome return to form for a beloved series.

Yakuza 0

6 / 30

Our Score:

9

Yakuza 0

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Yakuza is easily one of the most underrated franchises in PlayStation history, and now, it's finally getting the attention it deserves on PS4. Yakuza 0 is the perfect jumping-off point for newcomers to the franchise, acting as a prequel to all previous games as our heroes are plunged into 1980's Japan.

At the core of Yakuza 0 lies an emotional tale that will grab you by the heart and never let go, taking you through a series of brutal fights and unpredictable storybeats. This is balanced out by the sheer variety of side-activities on offer, many of which are utterly mental in their execution.

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You could spend your entire day in the arcade or hit up all the local restaurants sampling dozens of dishes. Fancy a spot of karaoke? Just pop by the local and sing your heart out. Yakuza 0 strikes a perfect balance with its gritty criminal underworld and light-hearted exploration.



Gravity Rush 2 5
Gravity Rush 2 takes all of the strange charm and unique quirks of the original and amplifies it on a more ambitious canvas. Kat the Gravity Queen is back once again as our happy-go-lucky heroine, leaping about the place as she helps out friends and defeats supernatural enemies.

The larger setting of Gravity Rush 2 allows Kat to put her powers to use like never before, leaping across daunting skyscrapers and bustling market streets, sending all sorts of things flying alongside her.

Possessing a lovable sense of charm and a cast of brilliant characters, Gravity Rush 2 is the perfect way to spruce up your PS4 library in 2017. Just try not to get any vertigo.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Developer: CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3 has become the ultimate RPG – the one by which all others should be judged. For one, this is the largest, and most convincing open world we’ve ever seen. But also, you’re looking at a game with a storyline, quests and game systems that makes that world an incredibly compelling place to exist in.
 
This is the GTA 5 of sword and sorcery, so be prepared to sink a lot of hours into this game.
 
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stardew valley

9 / 30

Our Score:

9

Stardew Valley

After taking PC by storm earlier this year, Stardew Valley and its charming mixture of farming, exploration and dungeon crawling is finally on PS4, and it's just as good as we'd hoped.

You're a new citizen in the town of Stardew Valley, starting a fresh new life as a farmer in charge of your own land, crop and animals. Every day you'll wake up and carry out whatever tasks you want, whether it be going on dates, digging up trees or hitting the local bar.

Much like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley is capable of sapping hundreds upon hundreds of hours from you if you get carried away. It's utterly addictive, dripping with bundles of charm that make it difficult not to love. It's also really cheap, sitting at £11.99 on the PlayStation Store.
It only took ten years, several delays and a major name change, but Final Fantasy 15 is finally upon us. The Japanese giant has ridden the hype train for over a decade, and the end result is an ambitious, flawed yet ultimately enjoyable experience.

You play as Noctis, a young prince driving across the country with his friends in preparation for an arranged marriage between two kingdoms. Unfortunately, things quickly go wrong and you're stuck in a bitter struggle, many of which involved would rather see you dead. The story is a bit of a mess, but it's held up by a gorgeous open world utterly packed with things to do.

The world of Eos is absolutely huge, begging to be explored as you discover new towns, outposts and dungeons littered with unique quests and enemies. The gameplay often falls short of modern design expectations, yet remains a fun departure for the traditionally turn-based franchise.

We're still not sure if it was worth the 10 year wait, but it's definitely one of the biggest surprises of 2016.

Developer: DICE

Electronic Arts has taken the explosive shooter franchise back to the filthy trenches of The Great War with Battlefield 1. In doing so, it has produced what is arguably the best game in the series for decades, boasting a truly emotional solo campaign and bombastic, long-lasting multiplayer.

The single-player campaign is a harrowing retelling of the infamous conflict through the eyes of brave young soldiers fighting in a war they have no place in. Unfortunately, it's over far too soon, a true testament of its quality that it left us begging for more.

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Battlefield 1's multiplayer is equally as fantastic, providing you and millions of other players with vast, explosive battlefields to march, drive and fly across. The blockbuster action of previous titles is here to stay, and it's more pronounced than ever this time around.

Little Nightmares
Little Nightmares is a genuinely terrifying game, and truly one of the most unique and intriguing survival horrors you'll play.

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If you're a fan of jumping out of your seat, Little Nightmares is definitely a game you'll want in you library.
dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 is easily one of the finest stealth titles of 2016, building upon the 2012 original with new characters, locations and mythical powers. The act of snooping and stabbing remains the same, albeit in a far more ambitious manner.

It never abandons what made the first game so fun, building upon it with some wonderful examples of multi-layered level design. The same characters are here too, far older and wiser than before with further evil plots to overthrow.

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By giving you the option of playing as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, Arkane Studios provides us with an arsenal of creative powers to use on our enemies. You could murder every guard in your path of sneak past unnoticed. Whatever it is, it'll be a blast.

titanfall 2
Titanfall 2 is one of the biggest surprises of 2016. After an underwhelming multiplayer tech test we were prepared for the worst, but Respawn Entertainment has produced a truly wonderful shooter experience in this explosive, mech-filled experience.

Titanfall 2’s campaign is one of the best surprises of the autumn 2016 season; smart, superbly-paced and packed with action, it tramples over the likes of Halo 5 and Killzone: Shadow Fall, making this the new sci-fi shooter to beat.

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Put that together with the multiplayer, which refines what was already great in Titanfall, and you have an essential, all-action FPS which proves Respawn’s greatest work might not be in the past.

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Developer: Enhance Games

Rez Infinite is one of the reasons you bought PlayStation VR. It transforms an experience that is already a visual marvel into something truly overwhelming and unique. It doesn't provide you with a new way to play games, but it does revitalize ones you already love into something better than we ever thought possible.

Infinite is probably one of the best-looking VR games available today. Not just on PS4, either; I mean on anything. Its beautiful stylistic visuals and vivid colours will make you feel like you’re inside a graphic equaliser while amazing songs play.

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Rez Infinite is the best game on PlayStation VR right now. It is simply the perfect example of what virtual reality can bring to traditional games that you know and love. To the VR naysayers, hold this game into their face and tell them to shut it. It looks and sounds gorgeous, plays brilliantly and for just £24.99 is an absolute must-buy.

16 / 30

Our Score:

8

PES 2017

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Developer: Konami

Konami has knocked it out of the park once again with PES 2017, producing one of the greatest games of football ever made, complete with improved visuals, mechanics and game modes. If you're after a football sim in 2016, you can't get much better than this.

The impressive Fox Engine makes a welcome return, bringing an incredible sense of realism to the environments your virtual players sprint about in. The tactics they deploy have also been enhanced, making passing, shooting and planning your next strategy far more rewarding than ever before.

Unfortunately, the online issues that plagued PES 2016 are here to stay, making it difficult to enjoy a series of matches with other PES fanatics without coming across irritating moments of lag. Offline, however, PES 2017 is in another league.

hitman 1

17 / 30

Our Score:

9

Hitman

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Developer: IO Interactive

IO Interactive has taken Agent 47 to France, Morocco, Thailand, Italy and the United States in his first season of relentlessly creative murder. Our favourite bald assassin will be finishing up in Hokkaido, Japan later this month as his debut outing concludes.

Hitman is easily the best game in the franchise, providing a selection of wonderfully unique global playgrounds for you to wreak havoc upon. The sheer amount of oppurtunities available to Agent 47 are almost staggering, and have only grown crazier with each new episode.

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With a such a fantastic first season we can't wait to see what IO Interactive has planned for future installments, and where on earth Agent 47 will end up next.

Developer: Naughty Dog

Some say that the day of the big-budget, linear, narrative-lead blockbuster is over, but Naughty Dog doesn’t seem to have had the memo.

This is a huge action game crammed with dazzling spectacle and awesome set-pieces, yet one that treats its characters and their history with respect. Thrilling, moving, exhilarating and ambitious, A Thief’s End is a storming climax to the Nathan Drake saga. If it’s the last of its breed, it’s one of the best

19 / 30

Our Score:

9

Overwatch

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Over-flowing with personality and charm, Overwatch is an incredible first person shooter and an incredibly well-balanced experience.

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With an excellent roster of characters at launch, and more to come (for free, we might add) over the coming weeks and months, Blizzard's first new IP in nearly 20 years is only going to get bigger and better over the course of 2016.

Bloodborne
Developer: FromSoftware

If you’ve got the patience and the willingness to work out Bloodborne’s rhythms, this game defines what it is to be a hardcore gamer. Bloodborne won’t go easy on you, and at times it won’t be fun, but there are very few games where success feels so very satisfying.
 
By asking so much of its gamers, Bloodborne’s journey seems much more vital, more memorable and even more heart-poundingly intense.
 
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21 / 30

Our Score:

8

Doom

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Bethesda has delivered the long-awaited Doom sequel fans have been waiting for since the 90s.

Fast-paced and beautifully brutal combat makes this one of the most fun first-person shooters available today.

There's a deep and engrossing story in here for those who want it, but if your main interest is shooting demons in the face, then it certainly won't get in the way of you doing just that. Doom is the sequel you've been waiting for, and belongs on your hard drive.

The Witness
Developer: Jonathan Blow

We didn't think it possible, but Jonathan Blow’s new puzzle game is even bigger and cleverer than Braid. The Witness is weirdly, hideously, obsessively absorbing and features puzzles that will have you scribbling furiously in notepads, taking screengrabs and sometimes just leave you scratching your head.

Everything has been formed with a ridiculous degree of precision and artistry, which builds up to create a world that is absorbing and beautiful – even if it's not photorealistic.

This artsy, cerebral puzzler is the kind of game obsessions are made of.

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At time of review The Witness was available for £54.99.

GTA 5

23 / 30

Our Score:

10

GTA 5

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Developer: Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games waited a substantial amount of time before revamping GTA 5 in full 1080p HD, but we're very glad it did. It's not often we award games the coveted 10/10 Editor's Choice award, but GTA 5 on the PS4 and Xbox One (and PC too in January 2015) deserves it.

It introduces enhanced visuals, making the game look even better than it did on the PS3. Plus you get extra additions such as an optional first-person view, new side quests and all the previously released DLC.

Of course, the story is still the same twisted, sick masterpiece it always was, but in high definition it definitely looks and feels much better than the original.

If you dabbled in GTA Online on the PS3, you'll be able to transfer your content over to the PS4 version, too.

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Developer: From Software

Journey to the world of Lothric and enter the harsh and brutal world of Dark Souls once again with this third entry. While it may not quite reach the heights of its predecessors, it's still undoubtedly one of the best video games on the market, and acts as a somewhat compilation album of the Souls series.

Players will meet familiar foes and some terrifying old faces along the way as well as some devastating new enemies. Lothric is a beautifully-realised world and will mystify and unnverve in equal measure.

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Metal Gear Solid 5
Related: Kojima Productions

Some say that this will be Hideo Kojima’s last game, and if it is, he certainly went down kicking and screaming.

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is a work of art. It’s set in a believable open world full of complex, interlocking systems and boasts visuals that are at the very peak of the games currently available on PS4.

Missions are more open than ever, with the ability to tackle each one in your own way. But watch out, if you keep doing the same thing, the game will react to your strategies. Like taking out guards with a headshot? They’re going to start wearing helmets. Tend to attack under the cover of darkness? They’re going to up their nighttime patrols. And so on, and so forth.

Consider yourself warned.

The Phantom Pain manages to pull together all the best bits of previous Metal Gear Solid games, while retaining the tension, drama and the usual Kojima oddities for what we’re calling the ultimate Metal Gear game.

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Life is Strange
Developer: Dontnod
 

We’ll admit that we were a little sceptical when we played the first chapter of Life is Strange, but by the time we’d reached the closing, tense and emotional climaxes, we were in awe of Dontnod Entertainment’s episodic wonder.
 
Life is Strange tells the tale of Max, a photography student who discovers that she has the rather unique ability to rewind time.
 
It’s up to you how you use Max’s power, but with a storm incoming and a cast of characters that need her help, you’ve got some big decisions to make.
 
The story weaves around the events that happen between Max and her childhood friend Chloe, backed by one of the best game soundtracks I’ve ever heard for all the feels.
 
Life is Strange is a gaming feat that every gamer worth their salt should play – and will remember forever.
 
Plus, there’s now a Collector’s Edition that contains a boxed copy of the game, the soundtrack and an art book for just £24.99.

Street Fighter V
Despite its rocky and arguably incomplete launch earlier this year, Street Fighter 5 has slowly evolved into one of the best fighters of 2016, and it can only be found on PS4 and PC. Now with a slew of new characters, modes and lore to dig into, Street Fighter 5 is essential for fans of the franchise and fighting lovers alike.

With endless depth and a robust range of varied and challenging characters, Street Fighter 5 offers plenty of content for veteran fans, with a flourishing competitive online scene that you won't find anywhere else. The base mechanics have also received some interesting balance changes since release, so there's no better time to jump in.

Capcom has promised that new characters and story content are due in the coming months as free updates, or will otherwise be available via the in-game store.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Developer: The Chinese Room

You might class Everybody's Gone to the Rapture as an experience rather than a game, as it puts you the player in the backseat.

In this British apocalypse, everyone from the quiet town of Yaughton has disappeared. And they've not made a big deal about it. Pints have been left half drunk, radios left blaring and front doors left open.

This is a very unique take on the apocalypse and one that will leave you following glowing orbs of light around the Shropshire town as you work out what's happened to its inhabitants.

And frankly, the less you know about Everybody's Gone to the Rapture the better. This is a game that thrives on naivety in terms of plot. Just get inside the game and look for the light.

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Developer: Media Molecule

Dive back into the papery world of Tearaway with Tearaway Unfolded, the PS4 remake of the excellent PS Vita game.

It's not just a straight port with Unfolded either, you're looking at a longer and more immersive storyline with some excellent gameplay elements.

Like its predecessor, Tearaway Unfolded is a celebration of its medium, highlighting the unique features of the DualShock 4 and the PS4 itself.

This game is a papercraft masterpiece that will have you giggling equally as much as you sit back impressed by the genius that is Media Molecule's game design.

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Bulletstorm was an amazing game on Xbox 360 and PS3 that didn't quite get the traction it deserved.

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Having a second bite of the cherry on current-gen platforms, its unique approach to the FPS genre will fit perfectly alongside the likes of Doom which look to add a much-needed bit of fun and spice to generic shooters.

Armed with a whip and size 11 boot, it's time to go out and get some hi-scores.

No Fear

November 6, 2015, 6:48 pm

How the hell can you give GTAV a 10 out of 10 when this game is fucked up by placing gamers in bad sport lobbys.

Wildfire

November 8, 2015, 12:23 am

When you talk about Great games, it's pretty much GTA and Witcher 3 on PS4 right now... everything else feels underwhelming longer term.

I don't want to see anyone say Call of Duty, because that game is a joke when you compare it to actual great games.

Witcher 3 is nothing short of a masterpiece, sadly a lot of people won't even try it, because they're too wrapped up in this disgraceful era of run of the mill FPS games, to actually adapt and play RPGs.

One game I wish they'd release in EU/NA is Dragons Dogma Online... if it's anything like Dark Arisen on PS3, it will be a superb game.

we need more great RPGs on PS4 right now.

Andy M

December 28, 2015, 5:23 pm

I'm into both. I like the Witcher 3 and bought it because I knew it was known to be one of the most well developed and most rich games available, so thought it would be the best to use to explore the potential of the PS4. Saying that I also own Black Ops 3 and have all the COD series on PS3 so... I guess I'm just odd.

Shen

December 31, 2015, 10:08 pm

Why are you bashing on fps mutiplayers? You cant aim? Are you forever the christmas noob? People dont try rpg games because fps has a social aspect that single player rpg doesnt. Get out of your moms house and try socializing

Chris Facey

January 9, 2016, 11:56 am

Because the half witts that made it left out a campaign mode

Throwmasta

January 27, 2016, 2:57 am

It could also be argued that some people don't need a social aspect to their games, bc their social life is separate from their gaming time.

Your RPG stereotype is a pretty by the numbers statement. It can also be said that FPS gamers sit in their mom's basement, smoke weed, and talk sh** to online strangers all day....but that would be generalizing all of them. Not fair, right...?

Dusty Donnay

July 4, 2016, 2:36 am

Socializing? Listening to a bunch of rugrats swear and disrespect you and everyone else is fun? I been there done that......Totally tired of online gaming........the limited conversation of 12 yr olds with teenage angst has worn me out for the decade!

Dusty Donnay

July 4, 2016, 2:40 am

GTA V is awesome! Bad sport lobby eh? Im sorry........ someone thought it might be more fun for others if you played with people more to your gaming style. The bad sport lobby isnt a problem.....its a solution! And it may be that someone ends up there who shouldnt be....for the most part.....its those who should be. Glad to have a referee.....too bad they're not tougher on the crap!

anthonygamer

July 18, 2016, 2:43 pm

Just Cause 3 is broken on PS4. Massive slowdown that freezes the game. Do not buy it until a patch is made to fix it.

Simon Coope

July 27, 2016, 5:34 pm

I loved Just Cause 2, but played 3 for a few hours and part exchanged it, I wasn't impressed. Playing g the game hurt my eyes, 2 was better smoother and the water looked amazing compared to the crappy 3. But I'm seeing this with all console games of this generation, just doesn't do it for me like the last gen.

Simon Coope

July 27, 2016, 5:38 pm

Totally agree, its almost a chore deciding on what game to play, because unlike last gen, all these new titles are shit! If next Red dead redemption is crap I'm gunna smash it, and take up swimming 😥 If I had known before I bought my PS4 that next red dead wouldn't come out before another PS4 version console, I wouldn't have bought it, seriously. I'm just waiting and getting the same fucking games, skyrim, GTA sick of it buying the same bloody game, its like reading a book again but in a different font.

Simon Coope

July 27, 2016, 5:44 pm

Yeah it would be generalising, some live in their Grandma's basement too😁

Simon Coope

July 27, 2016, 5:47 pm

If it was set in the past say wild west or 1920 Chicago it would be better, but I drive around through modern streets, I don't want to come home and enter a world that looks same. Bring back John Marston or La Noir anyday played GTA to death on PS3.

dlopwere

August 9, 2016, 6:35 pm

dude I want to buy just cause 3, but manypeople are saying that performance issues. so should i buy this game or not ?

Patrick Philippot

September 30, 2016, 8:26 pm

could you stop arguing! both games have pros and cons, both games have their social love and hate, both games require skill sets that are needed to complete objectives and tasks, and both games have a fair share of bugs, community, social connectivity, and masterpieces.

DEL_i2i

November 6, 2016, 12:52 am

Try buying games made for ps4 no ports from ps2 games . But yea you have good tast saying ps4 game quality lacks...I mean destiny threw all the hype and hate nerds and OP biffs is a fantastic shooter. The AInis revolutionary they made other Devi step up the smarts of AI. Ok 2k u pick 15, 16, 17 NBA or NHL highest quality sports games to date. Fallout. Arkham knight. Shadow of Mordor . Uncharted, Farcry I can go on and on. And this is not to mention the indies that psn is celebrated for, i.e. Limbo, salt n sanctuary....I think your broke or cheap and don't want to pay for AAA titles ...don't hit any old ladies when u toss Red dead out the window

Reddy

November 23, 2016, 11:18 am

Uncharted 4 and Phantom Pain? Both are incredible (if you ignore the usual convoluted Metal Gear storyline).

Tofu Waffle

January 30, 2017, 7:33 am

Seriously...? No Man's Sky? The game that dissapointed everyone after boasting about non-existent content? Overwatch, while fun, has so many similar games like it and charges us with micro-transactions while costing nearly full retail price has 9/10? Street Fighter 5? The game with horrendous business practices and locked vanilla game content thanks to Capcom?How the hell does Overwatch get the same score as Uncharted and higher than Doom? This is the first and last time i'm going to trust "trustedreviews".com.

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