The PlayStation 4 has all kinds of award-winning, critically acclaimed games, including some amazing exclusives. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the gamer in your life, you may want to consider some of these great games. They’re not all PS4 exclusives, so if you have an XBox One, or PC, you’ll still be able to play most of them.
Enjoy this list of the best PS4 games for Christmas, and happy shopping!
This PlayStation exclusive is not only one of the best PS4 games, but it’s one of the best games to have been released in the last few years. You play as an outsider who has just arrived in a strange city, and quickly, you begin to unravel the city’s many dark secrets, mysteries and hunt its many beasts. Bloodborne is a spinoff of the Dark Souls series, known for its cruel difficulty level. Bloodborne is no easier than its predecessors, and if you don’t have the patience for harsh boss fights and even regular enemies that can kill you in one or two hits, Bloodborne isn’t for you. Bloodborne is a beautiful game though, with some of the most memorable boss fights I’ve ever encountered, and a gorgeous setting with intriguing, addictive gameplay and lore.
The Last of Us Remastered
I originally played the Last of Us on the PS3, and it was one of the greatest cinematic experiences I’ve ever had from a game. You’ll quickly fall in love with its characters, feeling their every emotion as if it was your own. Much like a movie that you can’t stop watching, The Last of Us is a game you won’t be able to stop playing. It’s not just a typical zombie horror game, it’s a game with heart. And now with a remastered edition, you’ll be able to play the game with upgraded graphics, making it all the more immersive. Note that this is also a PlayStation exclusive, meaning you won’t be able to play it on other consoles.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Shadow of Mordor received many game of the year awards, and is definitely the best game ever set in Middle-earth. If you don’t have a current gen console, don’t worry, because it was also released on PS3 and Xbox360. In Shadow of Mordor, you play as a ranger named Talion and it’s your task to take down the Black Hand of Sauron and avenge the deaths of Talion’s family. The game’s combat system is incredible and never gets boring, providing endless fun slaying orcs and Uruk-hai.
The latest entry in the Fallout series, Fallout 4 is another dive into a post-apocalyptic world. This time around, your character has full voice acting, making it a first for the series. This game is full of action, adventure, and seemingly endless content, making it an experience that will last you a long time. There’s so much to explore, so much to see and do, so say goodbye to the real world for a while.
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition
Skyrim is probably one the most successful games of the last decade, and for good reason. It’s one of the most immersive experiences in gaming, millions of players dedicating thousands upon thousands of hours to the game. Like Fallout, another Bethesda series, Elder Scrolls is full of content, making for almost endless fun. Play through the main story, being the Dragonborn, or join the Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, or play through all kinds of other quests. Lose yourself in the cold, desolate land of Skyrim, now looking better than ever with its remastered graphics, and included DLC.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Tomb Raider series has been around for decades now, and Lara Croft is perhaps the most recognizable female protagonist in gaming. The series was rebooted a few years back and this is the second game of the new Tomb Raider series, featuring a more gritty Lara. Like its predecessor, Rise of the Tomb Raider involves survival and action elements, confronting you with many perilous moments.
Mortal Kombat XL
The Mortal Kombat series is known for its ultra violent combat, having gushing blood, snapping bones, and guts being literally ripped out of bodies. Mortal Kombat XL is even more gory, as the graphics are better than ever before. If you aren’t a fan of that, the great gameplay and options make up for it. There’s so many awesome combos and sequences, and every character has their own unique moveset. There’s also more character choices than previous entries in the series, and a great single player story campaign.
Dragon Age Inquisition
BioWare is one of my favorite companies, and just like with their Mass Effect series, Dragon Age features a myriad of interesting characters, and fantastic writing. Inquisition has numerous stand-out characters and great dialogue, with gorgeous graphics, and a great story. BioWare always deliver with their amazing RPG’s.
Overwatch was one of the most anticipated games of 2016, and upon release, it immediately sold tons of copies. A multiplayer shooting game, Overwatch was created by Blizzard Entertainment, makers of World of Warcraft. It’s a brilliant shooter, with whimsical, colorful, cartoonish graphics, characters with unique weapons, and several different campaign modes, creating a vibrant game.
Star Wars Battlefront
I’m a sucker for almost anything with the Star Wars title slapped on the front of it, and Star Wars Battlefront has become one of my favorite shooters. I love the choices of characters from the movies, such as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. The maps are each different and pose their own challenges. There are several different guns and vehicles, taking time to master. Overall, I think Star Wars Battlefront has enough content so that it’s never a boring, and now that you can get a copy with the DLC for an affordable price, there should be plenty to do in this game.
I hope you found a game that you can get this Christmas! Most of these games can be found on sale, so pick up more than one!