With the announcement of Neo and Slim, it seems the era of PS4 is yet to begin. Even so, there has been a good bunch of titles that we’re still playing as of today. And 2016 has been the year where that has been so.
To say that PS4 has been leading the gaming market is now just a huge understatement. Sony’s flagship system has been running through the competition like a steam roller, smooth and easy.
This is largely due to a handful of exclusive titles that are available and more. Let’s have a look at the best PS4 games that have sent 2016 rolling.
- The Division (Ubisoft)
Developer: Ubisoft Massive
Release Date: March 8, 2016
It might not go down as being one of the best in history, but Ubisoft’s The Division sure has been turning a lot of heads lately. It is an open-world third-person shooter that blends the elements of RPG games with that of strategic online gameplay.
You know a game does right when you can get your friends to tag along with you. It did get positive reviews, was a commercial success and broke Ubisoft’s record of the highest number of first-day sales. If that doesn’t mean something, we don’t know what will.
- PES 2017 (Konami)
Release Date: 13 September 2016
Developer: PES Productions
Konami’s internal team PES Productions has scored the winning goal once again. Konami had partnered with Liverpool FC, Borussia Dortmund, and FC Barcelona to deliver the right touches on the recreation of club logos, player faces and other kinds of content.
Some of the best features that help it stand out are Real Touch ball control, improved passing as well as goaltending technique. Upon release, critics had positively hailed the game as being a great improvement over its predecessor PES 2016.
- Ratchet & Clank (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: April 12, 2016
If you haven’t seen the film which this game is based on, you don’t know how lucky you are. Since the first game, Insomniac Games always knew what they were doing with Ratchet and Clank.
But it just goes to show you how different the content and execution is between a game and a movie. The game was well-received upon release with critics praising the overall gameplay, world design, controls, weapons, and visuals.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt)
Developer: CD Projekt
Release Date: 31 May 2016
Blood and Wine are the second and final expansion of megahit 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It seems that everything CD Projekt, it does with style and care. The game had garnered universal acclaim from critics and is one of 2016’s proudest entries.
The game takes place years after The Witcher 3 which follows Geralt going to Toussaint, in order to track down a beast that is terrorizing a region.
- Overwatch ( Blizzard Entertainment)
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: May 24, 2016
If you thought Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2 were the kings of online team-based gaming, then you really need to give Overwatch a go. The game puts plays in two teams with six characters that each has unique abilities to aid their teammates and win a match.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Developer: Naughty Dog
Release Date: May 10, 2016
We saved the best for last. Our favorite treasure hunter/thief Nathan Drake embarks on possibly his most epic and final adventure in what will surely go down in history as one of the best conclusions in the gaming world.
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that it got universal and commercial success when it was finally out. Not only was it praised for its breathtaking visuals, but it was also hailed for its gameplay mechanics, cinematics and story depth.
After all that, we certainly hope you don’t plan on getting broke from all these fine titles in the market.
Author bio: Alice Jones works as a social media analyst for CourseworkOnline.co.uk. She is well versed in online content writing as well as a game enthusiast.